ESSENTIALLY, THAT’S WHAT I’M WRITING ABOUT FOR TOMORROW: What’s the anatomy of an upset of this magnitude? I have my own thoughts, which will comprise the column tomorrow, but I’m curious as to yours.
1. Do you think it’s actually possible? and
2. How would it happen if it did?
EPISODE TWO OF THE HOKIES PRESS PASS PODCAST WITH ANDY AND ME is available here. We talk a little about what went wrong in the Miami game, the elevation of Alonzo Tweedy on the depth chart, Logan Thomas’ confidence and, of course, tomorrow’s FSU game. It’s about 20 minutes long if you’re interested in checking it out.
THE ONE THING ANDY AND I BOTH WOULD LIKE TO DO WITH THAT THING is create a little reader/listener interaction, whether it be questions or comments from fans. Still not there yet, but it’s a work in progress and I’m confident that if we do one before the Tech-UVa game, it’ll be included in that one. Of course, a lot of the topics we discussed are those we see raised often on this blog and his, so in a way we’re already incorporating it to an extent.
Speaking of reader interaction, Andy’s having his weekly chat at 12:30 p.m. today. You can join in here.
LIES! LIES! ALL LIES!
-Thought you might appreciate this assessment of Virginia Tech from FSU coach Jimbo Fisher from his weekly press conference (emphasis mine): Virginia Tech does some nice things on special teams that we have to be aware of. They’re known for special teams and defense. We’ll have a huge challenge on the road ahead of us. They have a very dynamic quarterback. He’s big and athletic and they’ve got big receivers and they can run the ball…Frank has won a lot of games and of course he heads up the special teams and they’re doing a great job of that.
Huh? I think Jimbo’s been watching film from 2007.
-Hidden Valley grad Luke Hancock is ready to be a key contributor for No. 2 Louisville after sitting out last year following a transfer from George Mason. Rick Pitino says offensively, “he’s as good as anybody on our basketball team.”
-Virginia linebacker Daquan Romero notched six tackles in his first career start — and he did it with his father making a rare appearance at the game.
-More from Andy on the Virginia Tech defense focusing on its own challenges as the offense struggles.
-Here’s your full schedule of Friday night football playoff games. See some of you at Byrd-Botetourt.
-Fearless Forecasters slate is here.
-The Sugar Bowl will be the site of the new SEC-Big 12 game. The first edition of the new Sugar Bowl between the champions of the SEC and Big 12 will be Jan. 1, 2015. If the SEC or Big 12 champion advances to the national semifinals, each conference would then provide another team for the Sugar Bowl.
-The NHL is scheduled to resume talks with the players union today.
-NFL players vote Rex Ryan the most overrated coach in the league. Bill Belichick was second.
-The NBA fines Lakers guard $25,000 for “directing inappropriate language toward a fan.”
-Yu Darvish will skip the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
-As CR noted, J.J. Redick scores 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting as the Magic lose to the Bulls for their first loss of the year.
NAME THAT TUNE
Ah, simpler times:
Coolin in my crib and I’m cold, maxin’
Call up a cutie, I’m in the mood for relaxin’
Get my phone book from, top o’ the shelf
I’ll dial 66 – hmm, I better keep it to myself
Call up a cutie with a triple star next to it
She says, “Hello, ” we con-versate a bit
Invite her over for a candlelight dinner
Believe me when I tell you that this girlie is a winner…