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The ACC recently completed its annual football extravaganza recently. The league’s coaches, a couple of players from each team and numerous members of the various media that cover conference football gathered at Grandover in Greensboro for the usual talk, predictions, golf and assurances from Little Johnny that ACC football isn’t as bad as it often […]
The shouts came from the John’s upper deck. After Virginia Tech had concluded its stirring comeback over the Hoos, about the only thing that could be heard were the chants of ‘Just like football.’ They could have been referring to the entire ACC basketball season. As ACC honcho Little Johnny Swofford attempts to deal with […]
The A-Line Board of Football Experts After attending 12 Virginia Tech football games in the last 13 weeks, it was an interesting change of pace and actually a bit relaxing to take a break. Well, sort of. The Saturday spent not attending a game in person was spent watching a bunch of them on the […]
With the kickoff of another football season a fortnight away, the time seems apt to take a stab at predicting the ACC’s 09 season. Parity ruled the conference last year and nothing much seems to have changed. While there still don’t seem to be any really great teams with Duke showing signs of life, there […]
Football is in the air. Well, at least talk about football. The ACC staged its annual Football Kickoff over a long weekend. For a couple of days, attempts were made to ignore, or at least minimize, the ominous storm clouds that are gathering around league football and paint smiley faces over the whole operation. They […]
Last Saturday night began my annual month or so of actually paying attention to college baseball. Not by coincidence, this period of time just happens to coincide with the NCAA playoffs and College World Series. Well, it beats the NBA playoffs, although there was amusement to be found from watching King James storm off the […]
05/19/09 There is precious little to comment on these days, one of the reasons this site’s updates have become less frequent. There is a bit of news, what promises to be an excellent example of media overkill and an Atlanta announcement that will be of interest to some. The ACC last week held its Spring […]
05/04/09 There do seem to be a fair amount of problems besetting the Republic these days. From the recession to foreign wars to the death throes of the domestic automobile industry to the media’s Captain Trips scare, any and every venture into the various communication realms devoted to presenting what passes for ‘news’ these days […]
ACC Commissioner John ‘Little Johnny’ Swofford announced today that due to conference expansion having turned into an “expensive failure,” effective April 1, 2009, the ACC was returning Virginia Tech, Miami and Fredo to the Big East. Speaking to reporters assembled at the ACC’s Grandover headquarters in Greensboro, Swofford said that while expansion “seemed like a […]
Another football season continues to inch closer. Tangible evidence was offered as the ACC held its annual preseason football extravaganza at a Georgia resort. Three days of golf, seafood buffets and heavy drinking certainly put attendees in a football frame of mind. Little of real substance comes out of these affairs, unless one is an […]