And like he always does, Orson got right to the point and was neither wrong nor pedestrian.
Why just in week one: Alabama and Virginia Tech have their Skoal-off in the Georgia Dome again, meaning tasty free chicken sandwiches for your correspondent, and perhaps a misleading win for Virginia Tech early. This will prime the Hokie bandwagon for a hefty pile-on until everyone remembers Brian (sic) Stinespring can’t call plays, Tyrod Taylor can’t pass, and that Alabama will improve three thousand times from game one to game six after breaking in a new qb, and will likely look at their worst in game one.
"You're not wrong, Walter, you're just an ass hole."
The Doc and Orson were both on target with their analysis of the Hokies and do it in their own ways. The Doc with near over-analysis and Orson with biting, pithy commentary.
However, they differ on how Virginia Tech's season will go. To me, it seems Doc thinks we'll lose to Bama and then contend for or win a weak ACC. Orson seems to believe we'll beat Bama and then have an average season in a mediocre ACC.
I wonder which season Hokie fans would prefer? Getting the marquee win and then fading down the stretch or getting slaughtered by the Tide but winding up 10-4 with another ACC title?
I'll take the strong finish and building toward 2010 if going 14-0 and raising the crystal isn't an option this year (which it probably isn't).
- Another look at the backup QB race. (Blogsburg)
- I have a feeling we'll want to keep an eye on Coach Stew's Twitter feed. (College Game Balls)
- A discussion on Bemidji's run to this weekend's Frozen Four. (The North End Zone)
Atlantic Coast Conference
- Are GT and Miami a rivalry? (The Legacy x4)
- A look at Wake's defense. (Blogger So Dear)
- A look at Maryland's offense. (Annette)
- Wolfpack Club members get surveyed. (Yet Another...)
- A breakdown of UVa baseball's bullpen woes. (From Old Virginia)
Stuff Only I Care About
- Some sexy possible first round matchups in the NHL Playoffs. I'm particularly excited about Caps-Habs and 'Nucks-'Hawks. (Y!)
- Everyone's favorite cougar, Kristen Chenoweth, is in the Elite Eight of Ogle Madness. (The Lost Ogle)
- Did you see my boy Beckett yesterday? He was fackin' awesome. Amalie Benjamin (who I love and would in a heartbeat give up my hard-drinking, road-tripping bachelor ways for) and a couple of other less talented writers from the Globe break down Boston's Opening Day win. (Extra Bases)