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Orange Bowl, part duex

December 31, 2008
So here we are again. Another BCS bowl game, another opportunity for Tech to make a statement. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: You want to be a big time program, you win this football game.

In 1995, the Hokies took down Texas in a huge Sugar Bowl upset. 4 years later we’re in the championship game. We doubt that was coincidental.

We’ve had 2 other chances to win huge BCS games, and blown them both. (Yeah yeah, Auburn was good, but beatable).

As far as this match up goes, we really have no idea. The only Cincy game any of us watched this year was their almost-debacle against WVU. But we doubt very much that the winning or losing of the game rests with the Bearcats.

No no, that responsibility lies with us. Well, not us the fans, but the team we root for. What Hokie squad will show up? The lights out team that played in the ACC Championship, or the “Let’s Pass On 3 Straight Downs Even Though We Are Up By 5 Against ECU With Only 4 Minutes Left” team. Though, to be fair, the latter was more of a coaching decision… hintity hint hint.

But whatever you think of this season, the fact remains that we can make great strides by winning this game. Let’s get this thing done so we can stop living in 1995. No one wants that.



Congrats to last week’s winner and recently added prediction expert Bobby P. For those who are not familiar with ol’ BP, he’s about as ginger as they come.

So for you, you get the most successful ginger of all time…

Hope this makes up for you guys not having souls.
Now, on to this week’s picks:
C Gally: 18 – 12 VT, no offensive touchdowns

The DiP: 20 – 16 VT

The Northerner: 28 – 24 VT

CMU Football Analyst: 29 – 14 VT

B Dubs 31 – 10 VT

Wright: 24 – 17 Cincy (words cannot describe how much we hate you, Mr. Wright)

Lady Wright: 24 – 17 VT

The Bull: 24 – 21 VT

G Way: 24 – 10 VT, a blocked kick and defensive score

Maniak: 24 – 9 VT, blocked punt

Poppa Gally: 35 – 14 VT, 3 blocked kicks, defense scores 3 touchdowns. (Clearly in the realm of possibility.)

We really don’t know anyone that went to Cincinnati. Not really shocking, if you’ve ever actually visited the city. So we sent a letter to Chad Johnson, stating that we’d like an opinion from the 3rd best receiver on the Bengals. We received no response.

Good luck to all. The winner of this may actually get some sort of prize, but most likely not.


We knew this day would come. We’ve used Sig so much already, and Mr. McQueen is out.

Here are some of the possible heroes we considered:


Greased Up Deaf Guy

Disco Stu

John Candy


Richard Roma

If you don’t know this movie, you are no better than a ginger.

(I bet you all thought that we’d go with Baby Mangino as an excuse to put his picture up one last time. But you are wrong…. we will be having an end of year post.)

But only one man could come up with all the qualities needed for this win. Having never won a BCS game before, we need someone resourceful. Someone who can think on their feet to meet an opponent we’ve not yet seen. We’ll need a kick ass attitude and a cocky stride.

At first, we thought the man was Poochie.

But no. We need a true hero.

You guessed it.

Captain Steven Hiller from Independence Day.

Let’s kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy!


VT vs. the Fighting Vitales

October 12, 2007

Since Fall 2006, the Hokies have not lost to either Duke or UNC in football and men’s basketball. Here’s betting that that’s going to still be true on Monday. Things we should look for in this game? All I’ll be looking for is for the offense to score more than 2 touchdowns. Is that really too much to ask? Would you bet on us doing it, cuz I won’t be.

Here’s the predictions:

CGally: VT 30 – 10 (1 defensive/special team td)
Steve: VT 38 – 10
BBull: VT 31 – 3
Bdubs: VT 31 – 16
Dip: VT 27 – 10
Gway: Pain
Lady Gally: VT 27 – 3

So I recently came across a question: What game would you rather attend this year, BC or FSU?

Almost 90% of the respondents said that FSU would be the one to go to. Is it just me, or is that ridiculous? BC is #4 in the country, and we play them on a Thursday night in Blacksburg! I felt like this was a no-brainer. Florida State is terrible, and I realize we haven’t beat them since Nero was running the show. But that game won’t mean jack. Thoughts anyone?

Anyways, get ready for the slaughter (hopefully) this weekend. Have fun, those of you going. Watch out for those rabid Duke football fans. Both of them may hurt you.

VT vs. A Tribe Called I-AA

September 21, 2007

CAN YOU FEEEEEL IT?!?!? Its our annual beatdown of a Virginia I-AA school. Wooooo. So why go down to the game, you ask? Because we can. This will be the first game (hopefully) in which we are not dissappointed. Seriously, 7-7 at the half against Ohio just won’t cut it.

So here’s some predictions:

CGally: 38 – 6
BBull: 42 – 10
DiP: 45 – 7
Steve: 38 – 7
Tim (Rocketman): 41 – 14
Bdubs (mmm.. wings..): 52 – 10
Lady Gally: 31 – 7
Hamburglar: Ketchup – Pickles

Congrats to BBull on his victory last week. He guessed the 28 – 7 finish exactly. He gets to drink this Saturday. He also made a bold prediction this week:

Bull: I have to admit though… i think we’re going to win this one
Gally: whoa, Brandon getting ballzy
Bull: they don’t call me bbull for nothing

Other predictions for this weekend:

Steelers go to 3-0 (holla!)

The weekend will be AWESOME.

ND goes 0-4 and I enjoy it.

That’s pretty much it. See everyone in the ‘Burg!!

Who’s more NOW?

August 1, 2007

Summer is always a funny month for SportsCenter. Last year, NFL and BattleBots experts predicted the ENTIRE season for the NFL. This summer, it’s Who’s More NOW? Apparently, the constest is who creates as much off-field buzz on on-field buzz. If this is the case, my vote would be Pacman Jones and Michael Vick, but I don’t think that’s what they mean.

In “honor” of ESPN’s Who’s More NOW? contest, we thought we’d put our own options together. There won’t be a bracket or anything, but we need to do something now that all of our Who’s More NOW brackets got busted.

Who’s more NOW?

  • Mike or Ike?
  • Jeff Reboulet or Xavier Nady?
  • Blades of Steel or NHL ’94?
  • Chriss or Cross?
  • Independent George or Relationship George?
  • Mike O’Malley or Moira Quirk?
  • Tecmo Bowl Bo Jackson or Madden ’04 Michael Vick?
  • Bumble Bee Man or Comic Book Guy?
  • Becky “Ice Box” O’Shea or Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez?
  • Alexander the Great or Charlemagne?
  • Guts or Legends of the Hidden Temple?
  • Coco or T-Bone?
  • The Phillies’ Ryan Howard or The Office Ryan Howard?
  • Smurfs or Snorkles?
  • Green Monkeys or Blue Barracudas?
  • Those pandas from that one Nick Jr. show where they eat eucalyptus but you can’t quite remember the name of the show or David the Gnome?
  • Garfield or Heathcliff?
  • Mayor McCheese or Hamburgler
  • Al Sharpton or Jackie Childs
  • Luke Duke or Beauregard “Bo” Duke
  • Voltron or Power Rangers
  • Transformers or Go Bots
  • Mask or Space Ghost
  • Street Fighter II or Mortal Kombat
  • Count Choculitis or Spontaneous Dental Hydroplosion?
  • Buzz Aldrin or Ricky Bobby?

And the winner is… Mike O’Malley. All is right with the world again.