Virginia Tech football Miami Eye in the Sky

Virginia Tech football is forecast to go to either the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium, New York Dec. 28, 2 p.m. (ESPN) …or… the Belk Bowl in Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN); at the moment. Accordingly, why such seemingly lowly post-season O&M projections in week no.9?

Hitting the mark... thank you Coach God!

Hitting the mark… thank you Coach God!

The omnipresent the glass is twice too large R.A.T.T. in me even finds that to be a bit, low, as in the ancient Greek concept of: ἁμαρτία or “hamartia” … i.e. the missing the mark –whereas most of us prefer the outcome concept of parabolas, or an arching arcing arrow that (eventually) finds the mark. Virginia Tech found their mark Thursday night down in Lane Stadium late in the game vs. the always talented yet likewise always mercurial So.Beach crew. Although are we/Virginia Tech finished being mercurial in our own right? Or could there be another Jiffy Pop hiccup or hamartia type game looming on our traveling horizon? As doing what we did to Miami in our own crib was the first-step, and learning how to do it out on the ~30% win index Atlantic Coast road is the next step. Read on to find out just how strident we may or may not R.A.T.T. be…
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Virginia Tech football Miami preview

#32 R.P.I. Miami #37 R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech football hosts ESPN, the Bristol broadcasting company at 7pm on a made for (national) telly audience as about seven point Lane Stadium favorites vs. Miami.

This after both Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division football teams were beaten last week –and the week before by arch rival Florida State if you are the ‘canes. And this yet again segues us effortlessly into this Today’s word of the day…

Today’s word of the day is…nfl-u-loto

pluck

(plŭk)

noun.

  1. The act or an instance of plucking.
  2. Resourceful courage and daring in the face of difficulties; spirit.
  3. The heart, liver, windpipe, and lungs of a slaughtered animal.
  4. just ask ~11:30pm and see one of these two Coastal Division stalwarts season looking all… plucked, up!

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Miami Virginia Tech Acc basketball Tournament preview

#7 R.P.I. Miami vs. #88 R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

#11 Nationally ranked Miami has called: “next” and hopes to secure at least one A.c.c. Tourney win in this one!

opening round? DUNK you very much!

opening round? DUNK you very much!

24 up and 6 down sure reads like a daisy to me. And so does in the 13-5 in Atlantic Coast intra-league  maker. As does 4-2 since we last saw the U; as The U was mightily upset by the stunning Cassell Colosseum 77-62 O&M throat-punch that Buzz and company landed last time out…

Miami  ain’t half bad men, not at all. And all the more so when the pre-season mag’s had you tabbed A.c.c. mid-range at 7th through 9th, and yet as of this writing, the actual and factual A.c.c. standings have you tabbed as standing in at 3rd-place.

That does not suck.
And neither does this 2015-2016 Miami men’s hoops club which has come up -and smartly- by any and all pre-season metrics thus far.

As coach Jim Larrañaga has won a buncha games the last few seasons down on So.Beach, by being pretty good at most things, and yet not quite dominate at anything. That’s coaching folks. And this one is gonna be one tough A.c.c. Tournament game#2, as you just gotta know that the ‘Canes want some payback in this one! [Read more…]

Miami Virginia Tech basketball preview

#6 R.P.I. Miami @ #96 R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

#7 Nationally ranked Miami has called: “next” and hopes to secure at least an A.c.c. first-place tie (with U.n.c.) in this one!The U hoops logo

24 up and 5 down sure reads like a daisy to me.
And so does in the 13-4 in Atlantic Coast intra-league  maker. As does 4-1 since we last saw the U and were beaten by a 49-65 margin that came mostly in the final 20 minutes, against.

Miami  ain’t half bad men, not at all. And all the more so when the pre-season mag’s had you tabbed A.c.c. mid-range at 7th through 9th, and yet as of this writing, the actual and factual A.c.c. standings have you tabbed as standing in at 2nd-place.

That does not suck.
And neither does this 2015-2016 Miami men’s hoops club which has come up -and smartly- by any and all pre-season metrics thus far.

As coach Jim Larrañaga has won a buncha games the last few seasons down on So.Beach, by being pretty good at most things, and yet not quite dominate at anything. That’s coaching folks. And this one is gonna be one tough hommie, even inside our very own Cassell. [Read more…]

Miami Virginia Tech basketball preview

 #123 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #9 R.P.I. Miami:

#11 Nationally ranked Miami has called: “next”!The U hoops logo

20 up and 4 down sure reads like a daisy to me.
And so does in the 9-3 in Atlantic Coast intra-league  maker.

That ain’t half bad men, not at all. And all the more so when the pre-season mag’s had you tabbed A.c.c. mid-range at 7th through 9th, and yet as of this writing, the actual and factual A.c.c. standings have you tabbed as standing in at 2nd-place.

That does not suck.
And neither does this 2015-2016 Miami men’s hoops club which has come up -and smartly- by any and all pre-season metrics thus far.

As coach Jim Larrañaga has won a buncha games the last few seasons down on So.Beach, by being pretty good at most things, and yet not quite dominate at anything. That’s coaching folks. And this one is gonna be one tough roadie down in Coral Gables Florida.

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Your Miami Eye in the Sky and Tech Thoughts

 Happy Birthday Frank Beamer!

18 October 1946 A.D.

YUM 1o1!

YUM 1o1!

  • Zac Efron,
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme,
  • Chuck Berry,
  • Lindsey Vonn,
  • Mike Ditka,
  • the delicious Freida Pinto, and…
  • Frank Beamer.

Happy 69th to my favorite Coach Beamer!

NOW… !!!

O&M Surgeon General’s warning:

If you are a P.A.T.T., or feel you may be preggers with a P.A.T.T., this may or may not be the the final 15 minutes of film-study for you.

If you do have a Y-chromosome and are a real man, who speaks truth to the power? BUCKLE UP! And hold onto your azz, this closer is one barroom brawl
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Virginia Tech Miami Hurricane football preview

#65 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #63 R.P.I. Miami:

Today’s word of the day is… foggy.

fog·gy

(fô′gē, fŏg′ē)

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Thighsman pose

adj. fog·gi·er, fog·gi·est

  1. a. Full of or surrounded by fog.
    b. Resembling or suggestive of fog.
  2. Clouded or blurred by or as if by fog; vague:
  3. this and prolly every other game left on the 2015 docket.

Actually the italicized word up above, or “vague” might be an even better word of the day. As this preview is one of those 10-20% of my preview’s that never quite managed to its true picking fulcrum, tipping-point or prediction hanging peg.

As there are a lotta competing trends here, some favor Miami, some favor our beloved Virginia Tech, and that leaves this one in a prognosticenti fog-bank of sorts. Or what we call a Draw in boxing, or quite possibly one that is headed for extra-time in football.

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