THAT’S A QUOTE FROM BUD FOSTER yesterday after seeing linebacker Tariq Edwards test his surgically repaired left leg in Virginia Tech’s first fall practice. Pretty blunt, no? Frank Beamer said he was “concerned,” both about Edwards and wideout D.J. Coles, who’s coming back from knee surgery. Both did all the drills Tuesday but did so gingerly. Andy has more here.
GOTTA SAY I AGREE WITH CARL EDWARDS regarding the tragic lightning strike at Pocono on Sunday. He was in Martinsville yesterday for a tire test and said this: “I’ve read a little bit about it and I know there’s a lot of discussion about what NASCAR should have done, what the track should have done.
“But I think at the end of the day, it’s Mother Nature … and it’s very difficult for anyone to take responsibility and say ‘hey, we should have done or done that.’
“I don’t want this to come across as harsh … I have a huge amount of sympathy for what happened, but at the end of the day every person is responsible for themselves.” Nappy has more here.
FUNNY QUICK THOUGHT IN TODAY’S PAPER by the great Dave Barry, who has a suggestion for making equestrian more interesting: introducing defense. This seems like a good opportunity to show you one of the true treasures of YouTube: a get-hype video made by equestrians, for equestrians (warning: the song has salty language; turn down at work). Enter Sandman, eat your heart out:
WHERE WILL FRANKLIN COUNTY END UP? The Eagles have been assigned to the River Ridge District beginning in 2013-14, but today the VHSL will weigh requests by principals of Pulaski County and Carroll County that Franklin County not join that league. (If you like the word “County,” this is the story for you.) Robert Anderson has the details here.
GOTTA GET AN ORIOLES NUGGET IN HERE. Baltimore rallies from 5-0 down against Seattle, ties it on a three-run homer by J.J. Hardy and wins it on an Adam Jones walk-off single in the 14th. I hesitate to say they’re not going away, but…they’re not going away.
OTHER STUFF: Carolina swats pair of three-run homers to beat Salem 6-2…Pulaski sweeps doubleheader with Greeneville…Allmendinger admits to taking Adderall, a prescription drug typically used for attention deficit disorder. He had no prescription.
OK, PAUSE IT RIGHT THERE. In the AP story, it says Allmendinger is now going through NASCAR’s “Road to Recovery program” to try to get reinstated. Does the name of that program seem a little ridiculous to anyone else? I mean, do we have to make a driving/car/zoom-zoom pun for everything, including something as serious as battling (potential) addiction?
The only thing more NASCAR-tastic would have been to have the program sponsored by Nicorette.
ANYWAY, BACK TO HEADLINES: UVa picks up Penn State decommit Zach Bradshaw for 2013…Penn State will put names on the backs of their jerseys this year…Tiger Woods is 9-to-1 favorite to win PGA Championship, which tees off in South Carolina Thursday.
NAME THAT TUNE
It’s the longest, loveliest, lean — I call it the leanest
It’s another five-letter word rhymin’ with cleanest and meanest
I won’t get into that, I’ll do it…uh…sorta properly
I say the last P…hmmm…stands for property