Virginia Tech basketball preview Clemson

#6o R.P.I. Clemson @ #35 R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech basketball hosts the South Carolina native Clemson Tigers on Tuesday evening at 7pm on ESPNU.

Tech hoops just played and beat Clemson -albeit very narrowly- on a nail biter of an 82-81 VicTorius night just a few weeks ago. In the meantime Clemson has gone 3-4 in their last seven contests to tally a 14-12 and very post season desperation flavored overall mark, while checking in at 4-1o inside the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers have tamed: Pitt, Georgia Tech and Wake and been beaten by everyone else who is a class above the A.c.c.’s bottom-4. That being said, these Tigers did play Syracuse and Duke to within one single solitary shot each. So this Clemson team may be tougher to catch by the tail than you think at first blush. However, who will win this Virginia Tech basketball game is another tale however indeed; read on to find, out… [Read more…]

Virginia Tech basketball preview Clemson

#5o R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #38 R.P.I. Clemson:

Virginia Tech basketball travels down to South Carolina to face the other sporting half of the Clemson Tigers revenue sports tandem on Sunday evening at 6:30pm on ESPNU.

The Tigers just did rather well for themselves in gridiron terms, and unless you live under a rock, or have recently been hit in the head by a rock… CONGRATS to A.c.c. Clemson and Dabo Swinney on their upsetting national championship win! This however is a basketball preview and in hoops the Tigers are a decent looking 11 up and 7 down so far on the year. Although Clemson is a last place 1-5 in Atlantic Coast play; having dropped five in a row after having blazed through nine consecutive wins right before that. That being said, those things happen when you are 1-6 vs. nationally ranked squads as this brutal opening schedule has had these Tigers by the tail. Who will win this Virginia Tech basketball game is another tale however indeed; read on to find, out…

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Virginia Tech football Clemson A.c.c. championship game Eye in the Sky

Virginia Tech football just experienced a most intriguing seminal showdown in the real Southworld of… what might have been. What might have been, is the alibi of the abstract –remaining  a perpetual possibly only in the world of speculation.

...all the marbles...

all the marbles

Tech might have been 6-6 -yet again- to end the regular season; as our beloved Hokies were precisely three FG’s removed from the .5oo bowl eligibility precipice prior to the feckless uva rag-dolling. Tech might also have been 10-2 or maybe even 11-1 to end the regular season; as our beloved Hokies went butterfingers in two of our three L’s prior to the  feckless uva curb-stomping. Such however is the realm of revisionism history of those who say Uncle Sam might have been ahead on points on 08 December 1941 A.D., if only ” … ” …and yet that’s not how we roll at bourbonstreet.sportswar.com. To do so is a disservice to those whose very participation sacrifices oh so very much. Clemson won the 2016 A.D. A.c.c. football championship; so with sportsmanship in mind, CONGRATs to Dabo and company, Godspeed and good hunting in the quadratic play-off. Nonetheless, and that attempt at athletic civics aside –same as 1999’s Vitali Klitschko being ahead 4-2 on all three judges scorecard’s when a 139 stitch combined sets of cuts granted him the technical knockout L from the lead –we sure as hell learnt a lot more about Coach-Fu and Virginia Tech football than we did about Dabo and Clemson. We learnt that Dabo and Clemson and the Orlando game-clock itself; forego any and all speculation, as these Tigers were most fortunate that this was not a 13 round heavyweight championship fight. [Read more…]

Virginia Tech football A.c.c. Championship game Clemson preview

#2 R.P.I. Clemson vs.  #35 R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

Today’s word of the day is… humility.cu-lid

hu·mil·i·ty

(hyo͞o-mĭl′ĭ-tē)

noun.

  1. The arch rival of… hell.
  2. The quality or condition of being humble.
  3. 12 midnight Saturday?

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Clemson Virginia Tech basketball preview

#75 R.P.I. Clemson @ #127 R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech finally gets home and gets back in their own beds for the middle game in a harsh looking set of four of five Atlantic Coast away dates. Virginia Tech is slumping, having, now, dropped 5 straight L’s.clemson bball logo

Clemson stands in at a decent looking 14 up and 8 down overall and is prolly fighting for their very own play-off lives. However, 50% of Clemson’s wins have come in-conference, at a very attractive looking 7 vs. 3 in the A.c.c. standings.

As said, this is a very “decent” looking Clemson men’s hoops club that serially flirts with being good. Other than one thing, they seem to rise up and win when the should not and likewise they seem to get beat when they should not.

Making this a very mercurial preview to write, as I will tell you right now, that beyond j.Blossomgame? I just did not see anything that great here. And yet Clemson goes right on about their defensive business and makes for an ugly game and a tough out.

Ergo, there is something likable about this Tiger crew, as coach Brad Brownwell has done one of the better, less flashy and less sexy coaching jobs in the A.c.c. As Clemson was tabbed 3rd from last, at best, outta all my preview magazines.

Right now? Clemson stands in, in a nearly shocking 3rd place!

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Clemson @ Virginia Tech: basketball preview (100% FREE!)

#149 R.P.I. Clemson @ #164 R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

TV coverage: 8pm, RSN
Vegas line: EVEN
o/u= 128
$-line: (pick ’em or $1 wins $1 either way)

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The Clemson Tigers are a .5oo team at a double-triskaidekaphobic 13 up and 13 down. That means they are .5oo, and that means they still entertain some measure of power-conference cachet at it comes to admittance to some lesser version of a post-season tourney one way or another. That likewise means that this game means a lot to the Tigers and coach Bronwell as Clemson has two winnable looking games left and two not so much. One of those winnables –from their point-of-view- is surely Saturday nights visit to Virginia Tech.

This game is likewise winnable even when viewed through the most myopic O&M lenses. Clemson has dropped 5 of their last 6 for a reason and the reason is an astigmatic one if you are a Death Valley visitor to this preview. The long-view is that this year Tiger squad is pretty good on defense and pretty limited on offense. Virginia Tech won’t score a whole lotta points though it won’t take a whole lotta points to tame these Tigers; especially at home. A blind man can see that one with a cane. In point of fact it has only taken 52 points to put Clemson in check in their last five games on average and you have to like coach J’s and companies changes to notch five-two at home. This brings us effortless enough to observance of todays word… propitiation

pro·pi·ti·a·tion  (pr-psh-shn)

noun.

  1. The act of propitiating.
  2. Something that propitiates, especially a conciliatory offering to a god.
  3. what the 2012-2013 Virginia Tech men’s basketball teams needs to do to honor the nation’s leading scorer, and quite possibly the most improved Hokie hoopster over the course of his four full years when taken from stem to stern; ever!

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Virginia Tech @ Clemson basketball preview (100% FREE!)

#121 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #143 R.P.I. Clemson:

TV coverage: Sunday, 1pm, ESPN3
Vegas line: VT+10.5
o/u=TBA
$-line: TBA

Two lower tier Atlantic Coast teams hook up in hoops down in South Carolina on the unusually early Sunday afternoon tip-off that hopefully does not overtly interfere with any of the more Spiritually inclined Sunday morning early-risers in either fan-base.

“Catch a Tiger by the tail…”

Clemson is 10-8 overall and 2-4 in conference, whereas as our very own beloved Hokies are 11-7 and 2-3 respectively. That means that each team is questing if not starving for post-season securing wins right about now. That suggests a needy if not scrappy game to me as both of these teams need to get back on track and the sooner the better. [Read more…]