Archive for December, 2007

"I’m a Hokie." "I’m a PC."

December 28, 2007

Props to Lion in Oil for posting the following videos. Just great stuff all around.

Ah youtube. What a time to be alive.

The Greatest Season of All Time

December 22, 2007

The regulars here at the North End Zone (or the NEZ, as the kids know it) are only human. So we like when one of our relative unknowns drops by. Here’s Steve (file photo on the right) to give us a run down of the past year in college football.

Never in the history of college football have we witnessed a season with such unpredictability as we saw this past year. From week one through the regular season finale, upsets ran rampant, and in the process shook up the top 10 continuously. Ironically, the two most dangerous rankings for teams were #1 and #2, with major powerhouses such as Ohio State, LSU, Florida, and Oklahoma all stumbling to seemingly inferior programs, many of which were unranked. Now we are at the time of year where ESPN effectively combines marching bands’ cadences with the 12 Days of Christmas, setting up two weeks loaded with bowl games with ridiculously named sponsors. And while the biggest story currently in the sports world is that the George Mitchell costume will be the hot item for Halloween 2008, we cannot overlook what was in the college football world. With that said, I give you the Top 10 moments of the 2007 season.
#10—Gundy goes berserk

At a press conference, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy responded fiercely to the media after an article was written criticizing one of his players. Supposedly, the article mentions the quarterback sitting on the sideline smiling after being pulled from a game due to mistakes made. In addition to the reportedly lax attitude the player had, he also was supposedly seen being fed food from his mother around the stadium before the game began. In response, Gundy attacked the media by ranting that the article was garbage and that a player should not be criticized when he didn’t do anything wrong. Gundy surprisingly received applause at the end of the conference. While standing behind and defending his player was noble, the true effect of what Gundy was getting across was overlooked by many in place of his screaming and absurd phrases. If you don’t think this story should make the top 10, don’t come after me. I’m not a man…I’m not 40.

#9—LSU survives two marathon losses…and gets a trip to the Big Easy

This article isn’t really supposed to be opposing or supporting the BCS system (Corey, I’ll leave that for you to handle). LSU was ranked #1 or #2 all season, depending on which of the one million polls you look at to determine the nation’s best team. Then the Tigers rolled into Lexington, and fell to Andre Woodson’s Kentucky squad…but it took three overtimes. Due to the top-ranked curse this season, LSU climbed back to #2, before falling on Black Friday at home to Darren McFadden and Arkansas. That took 3 OT’s as well, even with LSU playing horrendous red zone defense. But thanks to Missouri’s and West Virginia’s shortcomings to end the season, the Bayou Bengals still made the National Championship. Say what you will about who is the best team in the country, but LSU deserves a shot after losing twice from 6 OT’s.

#8—Colt Brennan breaks record, Heisman voters’ guts

Thank god this guy got rid of his N Sync hairdo. Brennan had center stage on Black Friday against Boise State. That night, Brennan broke BYU’s Ty Detmer’s all-time TD passing mark, and in the process, clinched the WAC title with a win over the Broncos (how lucrative). A week later, Hawaii capped its perfect season with a victory over Washington. However, Brennan and the Warriors never really played anybody all season (I wish VT could play San Jose State every year). In the season where there was never a Heisman front runner, Brennan finished third—not second—in the Heisman voting, even with the new TD record playing a part in the voters’ minds. So here’s how the rest of Brennan’s career will go: he’ll lose a close game to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, become a late first- or early second-round draft pick, get drafted by the Eagles, play for a while and suck, then ride the bench and slowly phase out of the NFL. In other words, Ty Detmer reincarnated.

#7—Navy ends 44-game skid

Much to the chagrin of Gally, the Midshipmen ended a 44-game losing streak by edging out Notre Dame in triple OT. The last time Navy beat Notre Dame, you ask? 1963, when Roger Staubach QB’d Navy before leading America’s Team to a Super Bowl title. In its worst season in history, Notre Dame was still picked by many to beat their traditional military rivals. Hey, at least the Irish won the Texas Instruments Academic Bowl with season-ending wins over Duke and Stanford.

#6—God, I really hate Matt Ryan

As a Hokie, this was harder to watch than the back-to-back collapses to Pittsburgh in 2002 and 2003. The Hokies scored on a TD pass in the second quarter, as Glennon hooked up with Eddie Royal on the 8-yard score. Jud Dunlevy added to the lead with a 44-yard field goal in the third quarter. Aside from those two scores, the game was ugly, as both teams struggled to move the ball effectively in the torrential downpour. That is, until the fourth quarter, when Matt Ryan connected on a 16-yard TD pass to Rich Gunnell to cut the lead to 10-7. VT knew the onside kick was coming from the Eagles, and they couldn’t recover. BC went back to work, moved the ball well against the Hokies’ prevent defense, and finally took the game away from the Blacksburg faithful when Ryan threw a 24-yard TD to wide-open Andre Callender. Never have I heard Lane Stadium so quiet. More people speak during the National Anthem then they were at that moment. In a little over two minutes, BC took the momentum, the lead, and the game to keep its undefeated streak alive for the time being.

#5—Revenge is a dish best served cold

BC looked like it had never left Lane Stadium early on in the ACC Championship. Jamie Silva returned a fumble 51 yards for the game’s first score. VT would later respond with a Glennon TD pass to Josh Morgan. But it was Special Teams—as always—that helped VT stay in this game. The Hokies blocked a field goal early on, and blocked a PAT after Ryan scampered for a 14-yard score. Brandon Flowers, who played arguably the best season for any of Tech’s defensive players, returned the block for two points. Glennon hit Josh Hyman late in the third to tie it at 16, and then hit Eddie Royal in the fourth to give VT the lead. Ryan and the Eagles were driving late for a tie, but Xavier Adibi’s pick six sealed the win. The Hokies had won their second ACC title in their four year existence in the conference, while BC finished the season poorly, losing three games and settling for a sub par bowl.

#4—Mizzou and Kansas have football teams?

Kudos to Missouri and Kansas. In one season, we saw Missouri ranked #1 and Kansas ranked #2. Kansas was largely the bigger story for much of the season since KU was unranked until the second-to-last week of the season. However, the Jayhawks never really challenged themselves during the season, having no games against Texas or Oklahoma. Believe it or not, College Gameday was live from Kansas City to see Missouri and Kansas go at it, with a trip to the Big 12 Championship on the line. Missouri won the game, only to see its BCS chances crumble the next week in San Antonio with a loss to the Sooners. Mizzou is now the team on the outside looking in, while KU gets an at-large bid to play the Hokies in Miami. Still, great stories this year for two VERY surprising teams in the Midwest.

#3—Jim Harbaugh makes the news after 12 years??

USC had a 35-game home winning streak. The lowly Stanford Cardinal were 1-3. Jim Harbaugh, who is most famous for being one Hail Mary away from Super Bowl XXX, walked into the Coliseum as the Cardinal coach. The Trojans looked sluggish the week before, escaping Seattle with a close win over Washington. Again, USC let Stanford hang around throughout the game, and could never close the door completely. Finally, with 49 seconds left, Tavida Pritchard tossed a 10-TD pass to Mark Bradford, on fourth down. The extra point was the difference as Stanford shocked USC with the upset win. The loss shook up the Trojans as they later lost to a then-impressive Oregon team, and while they ended the season strong and earned a trip back to the Rose Bowl, they never fully recovered to their former National Champion form.

#2—“We Are United” on center stage

Forget everything about sports. The events that unfolded on April 16 in Blacksburg were atrocious, unforgettable, and heartbreaking. Cho Sueng-Hui shot and killed 32 students and faculty, including my good friend Ryan “Stack” Clark, before taking his own life. VT students, hopefuls, and alumni all banded together and consoled one another. VT Coach Frank Beamer added his sympathy and vowed that the Hokies would be ready for its season opener against East Carolina. The Hokies came out slow, and trailed at one point 7-3. But Victor Harris’ INT for a TD was the turning point as Virginia Tech opened the season with a 17-7 win. An emotional tribute was shown on the big screen at Lane Stadium, honoring the 32 victims. Three months later, VT won the ACC title, which was a tribute to the 32 Hokies who represented our great college as best as anyone could.

#1—AA > A

If you’re a Hokie, you want to put #2 above as the top story. However, strictly from a college football aspect, you cannot overlook the game that ended shortly after the VT-ECU game. This game inspired my first article on this site. Appalachian State QB Armanti Edwards was phenomenal the Mountaineers walked into the Big House, held off over 100,000 Big Ten fans, and stunned Michigan 34-32. Never has the college football world witnessed such an improbable upset. The final play when ASU blocked the Wolverines’ potential game-winning field goal was played time and time again throughout the season, and will continue to remind us that every game on the schedule counts, whether it’s against an arch conference rival, or a small Division 1-AA school from the mountains of Boone, NC.

This has been the best college football season I can remember. Everything that could happen, did happen. Now, we are on the doorsteps of the Bowl season, which is loaded with intriguing games, especially the BCS series. And before the collegiate level switches gears to prepare for March Madness, 30+ games are waiting to be played for many schools, while one school wants one more opportunity to give something back to the amazing and courageous 32 who gave so much.

Gambling in the new year and a little past

December 19, 2007

Bowl Game Picks against the spread

Poinsettia Bowl
Utah (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4)

Site: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Time: Dec 20th 9 p.m.

Line: Utah -9

Pick: Navy to cover

Navy will still be able to run the triple option with or without a coach. And playing in San Diego, which is home to a large naval base, will make Navy have the crowd advantage.

New Orleans Bowl
Florida Atlantic (7-5) vs. Memphis (7-5)

Site: Superdome, New Orleans
Time: Dec 21st 8 p.m.

The line: FAU – 2

Pick: Memphis

Since the line is only 2, I would take Memphis on the money line here. It not often you can say that a Conference USA team played a harder schedule but in this cause you can.

PapaJohns.com Bowl
Southern Miss (7-5) vs. Cincinnati (9-3)

Site: Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.
Time: Dec 22nd 1 p.m.

Line: Cincinnati -11

Pick: Cincinnati to cover

Ben Mack and the Cincinnati offense will be too much for Southern Miss

New Mexico Bowl
Nevada (6-6) at New Mexico (8-4)

Site: University Stadium, Albuquerque.
Time: Dec 22nd 4:30 p.m.

Line: New Mexico – 3

Pick: Nevada

Though the game is being played in New Mexico’s home stadium I think Nevada can actually win this game straight up. The New Mexico star running back is ineligible for the game and New Mexico has lost its last 4 bowl games.

Las Vegas Bowl
BYU (10-2) vs. UCLA (6-6)

Site: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Time: Dec 22nd 8 p.m.

Line: BYU -5.5

Pick: BYU to cover

I think this game will be closer than the experts think. But, UCLA has no coach and a underachieving team, so I like BYU.

Hawaii Bowl
Boise State (10-2) vs. East Carolina (7-5)

Site: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
Time: Dec 23rd 8 p.m.

Line: BSU -10.5

Pick Boise State to cover

Both teams will not travel there well, and the kids might be distracted by the resort type atmosphere. But, oddly to say Boise State just has more talent at this point than ECU does.

Motor City Bowl
Central Michigan (8-5) vs. Purdue (7-5)

Site: Ford Field, Detroit
Time: Dec 26th 7:30 p.m.

Line: Purdue -9.5

Pick: CMU with the points

I like CMU here. Purdue hasn’t done much to impress me and I think, CMU QB, Dan LeFevour has a lot of upside when healthy.

Holiday Bowl
Arizona State (10-2) vs. Texas (9-3)

Site: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Time: Dec 27th 8 p.m.

Line: Texas -1.5

Pick: ASU

This will be a great game maybe one of the best bowl games of the season. I like ASU, with the money line, in a tight shot out. Whatever the over is I would take that as well in this game.

Champs Sports Bowl
Boston College (10-3) vs. Michigan State (7-5)

Site: Citrus Bowl, Orlando.
Time: Dec 28th 5 p.m.

Line: Boston College -3

Pick: BC to cover

Boston College could win this game by 14. Thought Matt Ryan may be overrated (from watching him play) I have seen nothing from Michgan State this year to see how they are only 3 point dogs in this game to the 2nd team in the ACC.

Texas Bowl
TCU (7-5) vs. Houston (8-4)

Site: Reliant Stadium, Houston
Time: Dec 28th 8 p.m.

Line: TCU-3.5

Pick: Houston

No one will watch this game due to it being on the NFL Network. But, again a low point spread so I take the dog in the Money line. I don’t think that TCU can hand with Houston’s high powered 500+ yards a game offense.

Emerald Bowl
Oregon State (8-4) vs. Maryland (6-6)

Site: AT&T Park, San Francisco
Time: Dec 28th 8:30 p.m.

Line: Oregon State – 4.5

Pick: OSU to cover

Has anyone seen Maryland play this year. Anyone? If they have there is no chance this would only be a 4.5 point game. Maryland fans will not travel all the way to the opposite coast to watch a losing effort.

Meineke Car Care Bowl
Connecticut (9-3) vs. Wake Forest (8-4)

Site: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
Time: Dec 29th 1 p.m.

Line: Wake Forest -3.5

Pick: Connecticut with the points

Not too confident with the game being in Wake’s backyard to take Connecticut straight thought I feel that Connecticut is the better team. So the +3.5 helps just in case it’s a close game which it has every chance to be.

Liberty Bowl
UCF (10-3) vs. Mississippi State (7-5)

Site: Liberty Bowl, Memphis
Time: Dec 29th 4:30 p.m.

Line: UCF -3

Pick: UCF to cover

The number 1 running back in all the land will be too much for Miss State to handle.

Alamo Bowl
Penn State (8-4) vs. Texas A&M (7-5)

Site: Alamodome, San Antonio
Time: Dec 29th 8 p.m.

Line: Penn State -5.5

Pick: Texas A&M

I am a gambling man and like Texas A&M straight up here. Almost a home game for the Aggies and Penn State has not shown up for any big game this season. And maybe just maybe the Aggies would like to impress their new coach Mike Sherman.

Independence Bowl
Alabama (6-6) vs. Colorado (6-6)

Site: Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La.
Time: Dec 30th 8 p.m.

Line: Alabama – 3.5

Pick: Alabama to cover

Nick Saban will go down to his old stomping ground of Louisiana and get his first bowl victory as coach of the Crimson Tide.

Armed Forces Bowl
California (6-6) vs. Air Force (9-3)

Site: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Time: Dec 31st 12:30 p.m.

Line: Cal -4

Pick: Cal to cover

I have already taken one armed services team I would feel dirty taking them both.

Sun Bowl
Oregon (8-4) vs. USF (9-3)

Site: Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas
Time: Dec 31st 2 p.m.

Line: USF-6.5

Pick: USF to cover

No Dennis Dickson equals no chance for the crazy uniformed Ducks.

Humanitarian Bowl
Fresno State (8-4) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5)

Site: Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Time: Dec 31st 2 p.m.

Line: Georgia Tech -4.5

Pick: Fresno State with the points

Fresno State plays on that blue turf every other year. Georgia Tech couldn’t move the ball with their old coach and their new coach will not institute the triple option till next year. So the battle of the blue turf goes to Fresno State this year.

Music City Bowl
Kentucky (7-5) vs. Florida State (7-5)

Site: LP Field, Nashville
Time: Dec 31st 4 p.m.

Line: Unknown

Pick: Kentucky to cover

Unless the line is plus 21 I would take Kentucky. With no line on the board yet because 25 FSU players will be suspended the smart bet is Kentucky no matter what, well almost.

Insight Bowl
Indiana (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6)

Site: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
Time: Dec 31st 6 p.m.

Line: Oklahoma State -4.5

Pick: OSU to cover

Indiana is a nice story and the players did a nice job getting to a bowl game to honor their late coach but I think the storybook season ends in Arizona.

Chick-fil-A Bowl
Clemson (9-3) vs. Auburn (8-4)

Site: Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Time: Dec 31st 7:30 p.m.

Line: Clemson -2.5

Pick: Clemson to cover

It is hard to figure out which Auburn team will show up and it seems like Clemson’s run offense was just hitting its stride near the latter half of the season.

Outback Bowl
Tennessee (9-4) vs. Wisconsin (9-3)

Site: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Time: Jan 1st 11 a.m.

Line: Tennessee -4

Pick: Tennessee to cover

The lack of offense by Wisconsin will catch up with them against the Volunteers, which should be SEC Champions right now.

Cotton Bowl
Missouri (11-2) vs. Arkansas (8-4)

Site: Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Time: Jan 1st 11:30 a.m.

Line: Missouri – 3.5

Pick: Missouri to cover

Missouri and Chase Daniel will take out their anger from not making a BCS game out on the coach less Razorbacks.

Gator Bowl
Virginia (9-3) vs. Texas Tech (8-4)

Site: Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville
Time: Jan 1st 1 p.m.

Line: Texas Tech -5.5

Pick: Texas Tech to cover

UVA likes to play and win close games but in order to keep this game close UVA will have to find an offense which they have been searching for all year. Texas Tech is too explosive for UVA to keep up in this game.

Capital One Bowl
Florida (9-3) vs. Michigan (8-4)

Site: Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Time: Jan 1st 1 p.m.

Line: Florida -10.5

Pick: Florida to cover

If Tim Tebow’s hand is healthy to play then Florida should have no problem in this game but if he can’t maybe a closer look should be taken the Michigan way.

Rose Bowl
USC (10-2) vs. Illinois (9-3)

Site: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
Time: Jan 1st 4:30 p.m.

Line: USC -13.5

Pick: Illinois with the points

Illinois has no business being in this game. But, I have not seen enough offense out of USC to beat Juice Williams by 14.

Sugar Bowl
Georgia (10-2) vs. Hawaii (12-0)

Site: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans
Time: Jan 1st 8:30 p.m.

Line: Georgia -11

Pick: Hawaii with the points

The game will be the Georgia D against Colt Brennan’s offense. Georgia might be able to win the game but they won’t be able to stop the 4 and 5 wide formations from Hawaii all game.

Fiesta Bowl
Oklahoma (11-2) vs. West Virginia (10-2)

Site: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
Time: Jan 2nd 8 p.m.

Line: Oklahoma – 6.5

Pick: Oklahoma to cover

With R Rod gone this might be the last time anyone sees Slaton in a college uniform or the run option from WVU. WVU without their coach maybe without Pat White will be no match for Sam Bradford and Oklahoma.

Orange Bowl
Virginia Tech (11-2) vs.
Kansas (11-1)

Site: Dolphin Stadium, Miami
Time: Jan 3rd 8 p.m.

Line: Virginia Tech -3.5

Pick: Virginia Tech to cover

Since Kansas did not have to play Oklahoma this year, the Hokies defense is by far the toughest they have faced all season. The Hokies will contain the Kansas offense and Glennon and Tyrod will do enough to cover the spread.

International Bowl
Rutgers (7-5) vs. Ball State (7-5)

Site: Rogers Centre, Toronto
Time: Jan 5th Noon

Line: Rutgers -10

Pick: Rutgers to cover

Who plays a bowl game in Canada? Ball State gives up 200 yards on the ground a game so Ray Rice will run, run, and run some more.

GMAC Bowl
Tulsa (9-4) vs. Bowling Green (8-4)

Site: Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala.
Time: Jan 6th 8 p.m.

Line: Tulsa -4.5

Pick: Bowling Green with points

I am not sure who will win this game all I know is the teams wont be able to stop the opposing offenses. Take the Over.

BCS National Championship Game
Ohio State (11-1) vs. LSU (11-2)

Site: Superdome, New Orleans
Time: Jan 6th 8 p.m.

Line: LSU – 5.5

Pick: LSU to cover

Why does it seem that Miami, USC, or LSU get to play relative home games for National Championships every year? Ohio State could not deal with a fast team in Illinois and LSU is a lot faster than the Illini. I have LSU in a slaughter.

The many faces of Rich Rod Facebook groups

December 18, 2007

What a time to be alive! Merely hours after the official announcement, thousands of Mountaineers clammored for their keyboard to record their disgust. In today’s world, you don’t even need to write anything, just become a member of one of those Facebook groups out on the interwebs. Let’s take a look at some of the newer groups created (links provided, but facebook account needed, just in case you’d like to join):

Coach Rod Can Be Bought And Sold Like A Prostitute

Rich Rod Is A F***ing Traitor…

Rich Rodriguez is NO Friend of Coal (this one’s just funny)

RICH ROD SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED BACK IN WEST VIRGINIA

Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer… Unless You’re Rich Rod.

Rich Rodriguez, the scumbag

I Never Thought I Would say this but Im Now a Buckeye Fan

Michigan…Taking WVU’s Athetic Department 1 peroson at a time

Ed Pastilong Should Let Huggins Coach the Football Team Too

Two from last years flirtation with Alabama that are too funny to ignore:
DIE SLOWLY RICH ROD!!!!

Rod should get his heart cut out slowly with an olive fork

There are countless others involving Hell, the death penalty, f-bombs, and inappropriate uses of the abbreviation for “Rodriguez”. But we do not have enough time, and kids are reading (though WVU kids are well versed via the “F*** the Hokies” chant).

Our favorite part of the Mitchell Report

December 14, 2007

The Mitchell Report came out today, and there was some pretty good stuff in there. Long? Yes. Hilarious stuff? Yes.

Not only did Rondell White pay for steroids with a check, but he couldn’t even come up with something non-dumb to put on the memo line:

That’s right. “Bought something”. Not that writing a check doesn’t already mean you are most likely buying something. He stopped short of drawing this in the memo line:

On another note, not many Pirates on the list. More on that in a later post, but I have to get this off my chest:

KEVIN FREAKING YOUNG?!?! Are you serious? If you are taking steroids to play at that level, you may want to look into a different profession. Granted, the Buccos have no problem throwing money at bad players.

Hokies are good in football AND futbol

December 11, 2007

With the football Hokies on a month-long hiatus and the basketball Hokies just getting going, you may be missing one of the greatest runs in Virginia Tech history. The Hokie soccer team, appearing in their third straight NCAA Tournament, has reached the Final-freaking-Four.

For those of you wondering, the game will be played this Friday at 5 pm, on ESPN2. The 11-seeded Hokies will be playing the 2-seed Wake Forest (what up ACC?). The game is in North Carolina, which begs the question: why do we play all of these neutral games in the other team’s state?

Bracket

Glad VT was brought into the ACC for football. Wouldn’t want us winning in soccer (which the ACC is known for) or basketball (3rd last year, 2-2 against UNC since joining the conference).

So get your maroon and orange on and learn how to spot offsides. Let’s go Hokies!!

Orange Bowl Bound!!!

December 2, 2007

Much more to come later, but just to whet the appetite, here is a list of drinks that can be made with oranges/orange juice:

Blue Whip (Cocktail. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Orange vodka, Blue Curacao, Orange juice, Sprite, Ice, Orange

Mary’s Dream (Ordinary Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Light rum, Triple sec, Orange juice, Orange bitters, Orange

Abbey Cocktail (Ordinary Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Gin, Orange bitters, Orange, Cherry

Absinthe Curacao Frappe (Other/Unknown. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Absinthe, Curacao, Lemon juice, Orange juice, Orange

Aqua Fodie (Other/Unknown. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Gin, Blue Curacao, Orange juice, Ice, Orange, Cherry

Blue Wave (Punch / Party Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Hpnotiq, White wine, Orange juice, Ginger ale, Apple, Grapes, Orange, Kiwi

Campari Milkshake (Milk / Float / Shake. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Milk, Orange juice, Campari, Ice, Orange

Chapala (Ordinary Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Tequila, Triple sec, Grenadine, Orange juice, Lemon juice, Orange

Eskimo Joe’s drink (Ordinary Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Pineapple, Lemon, Apple, Orange, Ice, Yoghurt, Orange juice, Malibu rum

Good Morning To You My Love (Ordinary Drink. Non alcoholic.)Ingredients: Orange, Lime, Apple, Orange juice, Apple juice, Whipping cream, Ice

Heartbreaker’s Special (Cocktail. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Vodka, Passoa, Pineapple juice, Orange juice, Orange, Ice

Irish Spring (Ordinary Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Irish whiskey, Peach brandy, Orange juice, Sweet and sour, Orange, Cherry

Johnny on the beach (Ordinary Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Vodka, Orange juice, Bitter lemon, Ice, Orange

Jungle Boogie Punch (Punch / Party Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Brown sugar, Orange, Water, Light rum, Dark rum, Pineapple juice, Mango juice, Orange juice, Lime, Pineapple, Mango, Orange, Nutmeg

Mai Tai, Michael’s Ultimate (Ordinary Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Lime, Dark rum, Light rum, Orange liqueur, Orange, Lemon, Pineapple juice, Sugar

Mandarin Dream (Cocktail. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Absolut Mandrin, Orange juice, Cranberry juice, Orange

Meiner (Ordinary Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Gin, Orange juice, Orange, Campari

Oklahoma Tropical Twister (Punch / Party Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Cream of coconut, Pineapple juice, Orange juice, Grenadine, Spiced rum, Orange, Pineapple, Maraschino cherry

Orange Blossom (Ordinary Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Gin, Orange juice, Sugar, Orange

P.T.O. (Ordinary Drink. Alcoholic.)Ingredients: Dark rum, Vodka, Triple sec, Orange juice, Orange

THE Game of the Year

December 1, 2007

Here it is folks: GAMETIME.

This is THE game of the year. The prior BC game means nothing other than a stock highlight for BC. This is the game that makes them sick to watch that highlight. This is where we need to make something special happen.

Want to be a big time college football program? WIN THIS GAME.

Want to talk about winning a National Championship? WIN THIS GAME.

Want those special recruits like Michael Vick (sans the douche-baggery)? WIN THIS GAME.

Big time teams win big time games, and this is our chance. This is our opportunity to climb up from that second tier of football teams. This is the kind of game USC, Ohio State, and Texas win: the big games that they are supposed to win.

Let’s do it boys.

Predictions:

Gally: 24 – 20
Tim: 27 – 9
DiP: 28 – 10
Dan: 31 – 17
GWay: 27 – BC broken
Wright: 30 – 21
BBull: 27 – 21
Lady Gally: 27 -24
Corso: Hopefully BC winning

LET’S GO HOKIES!!!!

VT vs BC, take two…

December 1, 2007

R-E-V-E-N-G-E…find out what it means to me. Not quite, but you get the idea – ask and ye shall receive. The fans wanted it and they got it: the grudge match. The winner take all ACC title game featuring the Hokies of Virginia Tech and the Eagles of Boston College. Take your pick…Vegas has the Hokies at -4

Who will score more?

Certainly not Matt Ryan…but seriously – anyone get that krazy feeling this could be an offensive shootout? The O/U is 46, not too shabby. Everyone keeps yappin’ about the Hokies defense (and for good reason) wanting to come out firing, but we should all realize now we’re up against one King Ryan, who feasts in his own glory, while also throwing it up on the sidelines (bet his girl still kissed him that night). Regardless, both teams have good offenses and there could be punch after punch before it’s all said and done. Tyrod is something new to BC and Sean and the line is much different. Then again, Ryan and his underlings (AKA all of his running backs) love to put together sneaky little passes. BOre is slipping through the cracks and creases of the new OLine and the E-Money and company have never been playing stronger. Either way, these two offenses are capable of going off at any moment. Call me krazy, but this is a push.

Where it’s all won

Defense wins championships. If this holds true, then the boys in O&M will spill last blood in this one. The unit is #2 in the country in scoring defense and #4 in total defense (YPG). Something else to figure into the equation: some guy named Vince Hall is back. Think BC will notice?

Likewise, BC is no slouch themselves, coming in at #19 in scoring defense and #26 in total defense, which includes the 2nd best rush defense in the country. Lest we forget that this defense hasn’t played anyone that great outside of Clemson and VT. Might we also forget that Ore was able to muster about nearly 100 on this bunch with injuries and that piss-poor OLine of the past. So much for that shootout, right? Still possible, just not probable. Too much talent here. Ain’t no question about it. Advantage to the Hokies.

If there ever was an X-factor, this is it

Trivia question of the night: Who was the recent Hokie to break the all-time record in the ACC for punt return yards? If you said Eddie Royal, then kudos. If you got it wrong, then may God have mercy on your soul (he is a Hokie, you know…ask Lee Corso). Anyway, think he might make a difference in the game? You can certainly believe we’ll need ole’ Jud due to our frequent red-zone falters. What else is there? Could we see a blocked kick? Who knows, its the ACC title game – anything can happen. BC has no answer for our special team; it’s not even close. Give this one, and then some, to the Hokies.

Leave it all out on the gridiron, gentlemen. This is the second time in three years the Hokies have been in the ACC title game since it was put into place. It’s beginning to feel like a second home! Either way, we should like the Hokeis chances here. Not only will they cover, but they will cover big.

VT 38, BC 17