HELLO FROM THE BIG EASY, WHERE THERE ARE NO HIJINKS TO REPORT YET but stay tuned. Hokies and Wolverines both practice today, and Andy and I will be filing stuff daily in advance of next week’s Sugar Bowl. Be sure to keep an eye on Andy’s blog throughout the next few days.
-Speaking of which, Andy reports that Cody Journell has been released from jail after making bond. Backup kicker Tyler Weiss is expected to be available to the media today, so we’ll try to get you a feel for his mindset.
-Doughty texted me from Atlanta saying there was a “big platter of nuggets, brownies, wings, etc. in hospitality room.” So he should be fully fueled to start giving you daily Chick-fil-A stories on UVa-Auburn today.
-Tough day for the Bowl Guide yesterday, which drops to 6-6 against the spread with an 0-2 performance. Toledo minus-3 was something of a bad beat if you saw that finish, but nobody likes a whiner. We’ll get back on the horse today with Florida State -3 over Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl (5:30 p.m., ESPN) and Baylor -9 over Washington in the Alamo Bowl (9 p.m., ESPN).
READER COMMENT O’ THE DAY
-Again, great job by all yesterday. Let’s go with Garry Zettersten:
This whole thing in Blacksburg gets curioser and curioser. Visualize this please: 3 guys break into your house and one points a gun at you. Why? You stole their pot. After they leave, you go out looking for them and beat them up. Honest?
OK, so where did the gun go? Are you really going to chase a guy with a gun if you don’t have one? Or a bigger one? Or more of them?
Somehow the police get involved. Still not clear in my mind how that happened. I have never heard of a guy calling the cops to report a break-in where the headline comment was “They said I stole their dope” (talk about confirming George Carlin’s sense of humor).
I am OK with sitting Cody, Bowl Game be damned. I really would prefer to have Cody miss the game and have it prove to be unjust than let a felon play (assuming their is a conviction or plea bargin).
I am OK with Hudson playing ball as no charges are filed and if we sat every athlete who got in an altercation of some kind there would be no sports.
Now lets see a show of hands for all those who think universities, alcohol, guns and drugs all belong in co-habitation.
Clearly Carlin was right when his response to the question “What do you think of the dope problem?” was “We have too many dopes”.
Geez. And the AD is their leader? C’mon man……
NAME THAT TUNE
Well in the town where I was raised,
The clock ticked and the cattle grazed
Time passed with amazing grace,
[title of song]
You can lie on a river bank,
Paint your name on a water tank
Miscount all the beers you drank,
[title of song]