I don’t know what you guys are complaining about. The other team I rooted for yesterday lost 62-17.
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I had a lot of folks reach out yesterday after Virginia finally ended a fifteen-year (!) losing streak to its hated in-state rival, which was damned nice, considering. Some asked me how the win felt in comparison to Georgia winning.
All I can tell you is I felt the same way watching this play unfold…
… as I did seeing Robert Edwards’ clinching touchdown run against Florida in 1997.
Matt Hinton put it well yesterday.
It’s not that you wouldn’t trade years of losing for something better. Of course you would. But there is something about being in the moment when your team finally overcomes that heavy weight of futility that is worth cherishing.
Sports are great sometimes, yeah?
That would be your ACC, ladies and gentlemen, which is on the verge of helping to make an Orange Bowl for the ages.
By contract, some ACC team has to play in the Orange Bowl. Also by contract, that berth would go to the next highest-ranked ACC team after Clemson, assuming the Tigers once again make it to the playoff.
With Clemson as the ACC’s only currently ranked team, that decision would kick back to the Orange Bowl board of directors. It is believed that would be the first time in the CFP’s six-year history that a New Year’s Six bowl could be picking an unranked team.
Never mind the rarity of the situation, what would the Orange Bowl and ACC do about some school’s (or schools’) feelings perhaps getting hurt?
“It’s a great question,” said Eric Poms, Orange Bowl CEO. “We are hopeful, obviously, with [three] weekends of football still to go there is a path for some team from the ACC to get back in there.”
“Please, Gawd!” is a helluva plan of action, Eric.
Here’s a sad, but oh-so-likely scenario heading down the turnpike.
Before you laugh too hard, I’ve seen a few bowl projections putting Georgia in the Orange Bowl. Sounds like we could be in for an epic face off if that’s the case.
Like a car wreck on the side of the road, I suppose.
Man, when you’ve got Andrea Adelson dunking on you…
North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham said he regrets that the Tar Heels ridiculed Clemson fans on the video board during the Tigers’ 21-20 victory at Kenan Stadium on Saturday.
During a timeout, a handful of Clemson fans were shown on the video board with overlaying comments suggesting they were bandwagon fans.
Among the digs: “Thinks That Clemson Is in Georgia,” “Can’t Name Clemson’s Last Head Coach,” “Also a Patriots Fan” and “Thinks ‘The Fridge’ Is Just a Kitchen Appliance.”
… The Greenville (South Carolina) News reported that Cunningham apologized to Tigers athletic director Dan Radakovich and Clemson president James Clements on Sunday.
Seriously, that was offensive? I can remember the days when the Virginia pep band serenaded NC State’s Tom Burleson, who’d gotten into trouble for breaking into a pinball machine, with the dulcet tones of The Who’s “Pinball Wizard” and then followed that up the next football season with an on-field tribute to the school featuring the formation of a tractor that had a wheel fall off.
Untwist your panties, people.