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It was an interesting weekend. With Virginia Tech facing a bye week in preparation to determining if their usual record and high ranking have been achieved through scheduling sleight-of-hand or, contrary to most visual evidence, the Hokies are actually that good, I found myself at loose ends. Once again I pondered the vexing question: What […]
It was an interesting Saturday. For the second time this year, the distances along I-95 to where Virginia Tech was judged to be just a bit far. For the second time this year, a Saturday afternoon was spent in my recliner observing two games on my Bravia. All in all, it was not a bad […]
Well, it was Halloween. The ACC staged a fairly-eventful weekend of football, a zany few days of tricks played on most of the favorites and a rather large treat awarded to one team. The main beneficiary of the action was Virginia Tech. Through no fault of its own, the Hokies saw their Coastal Division lead […]
One thing is for sure: Tech does make it interesting. After what seems to be the obligatory lousy First Half, this time matching the 0-17 Boise State deficit, Tech finally got their heads into the game and proceeded to roll over NC State 41-13 for the 41-30 final. If this Hokie team ever figures out […]
A funny thing happened after the Lane scoreboard had ticked down to 0:00 for the fourth and final time last Saturday. Tech had won! That was quite the unusual outcome, for this season so far, anyway. So much for the 0-12! The Tech team and coaching staff, seemingly remembering that they are supposed to be […]
The ACC’s battle royal of a regular season has ended. All 12 of the teams, their handlers, cut men and UCF officials convene in Greensboro. The final seedings and even the identity of fourth team with a Thursday bye was not decided until the last minute of the last game Sunday night. Ratings for the […]
Well, this very likely won’t be the first ACC basketball season where every single team finishes with an 8-8 record. While it looked for a while that the entire conference might finish at .500 in league play, and a bunch still might, a bit of separation has taken place in the standings. There is also […]
Spending a weekend snacking on ACC basketball enabled one to enjoy all sorts of tasty morsels. NC State encountered little more difficulty in taking Atlanta than did Sherman. There was something found in Hooville rarer than cheap wine. And there was another problem from Seth’s poster-boy recruit. It wasn’t too hard to put the finger […]
As the 2009 basketball season lumbers on, interesting story lines abound. One of the more intriguing comes out of Blacksburg. It was quite a week for the Tech basketball team. It started with Tech sneaking up on a Wake Forest team basking in the glow of the media glare of their top ranking. They were […]
Winning Again 09/22/08 Act 2, a win is a win is a win. For the second straight week, the Virginia Tech football team garnered few style points. For the second straight week, they looked downright ugly at times. For the second straight week, they still managed to win. For the second straight week, they won […]