Independence Bowl preview Virginia Tech Tulsa

#78 R.P.I. Tulsa vs. #73 R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

Today’s word of the day is… Legend.

leg·end

(lĕj′ənd)

noun.

  1. One that inspires legends or achieves legendary fame:
  2. Frank Beamer,
  3. Frank Beamer,
  4. Frank Beamer!

Way back in 1993, Shreveport Louisiana kinda reminded me of either Eastwood Every Which Way movie… not quite as cow-poke Hokie-Tonk.

A legend is... born.

A legend is… born.

Although it had a more laid bare, rugged side to it. Bet you coulda (still) have found some Olympia on tap back in 1993 down there. Bettcha you coulda found some blue-collar guys who know how to blacken eyes, too!

(chimpanzee named: “Clyde”, optional)

On the other hand, Indiana reminded me of a solid, Big-10 football team that would be hard to beat. Frank reminded me of a guy who had hung on -and just barely- after a less than auspicious Virginia Tech head coaching start. The Independence Bowl even vs. Radford High School was a big big deal. Virginia Tech went bowling every handful of years, or once a decade or so way back in those days.

We were totally thrilled to be there, even in Shreveport.  Now the Legend returns…

There and Back Again
-Bilbo Baggins-
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Tech Thoughts: Will said, b’ said, round#2 “ding!” and JuCo Qb Evans!

I normally don’t share things from the pay-side –as that’s just not the way to be.

However, when our very own Will -freakin- Stewart wrote this…

TSL new shake

TSL’s new shake…

There were a lot of things being done poorly with regards to VT football the last few years. A lot. It happened because no one was holding anyone accountable for anything anymore, and no one was demanding excellence.

The school president was dealing with fallout from the 2007 shootings, so he wasn’t holding the athletic director accountable. The athletic director was ill, so he wasn’t working full-time, didn’t have much energy, and wasn’t holding anyone accountable for anything, including the head football coach. The head football coach was winding down and not doing a lot of recruiting or holding people accountable for things. And so on down the line.

A lot of people did a lot of good things around here for a while, but it all started to break down a few years ago.” -Will Stewart-

You just know somebody had to write something back.

After all, here is where real men congregate and speak truth to the power!

So someone finally spoke up; and here is what they had to say… [Read more…]

virginia Virginia Tech Commonwealth Cup preview

 #79 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #83 R.P.I. virginia:

Today’s word of the day is… rival.

ri·val

(rī′vəl)

noun.

(...and this used to be a pretty good fight; NO really!)

(…and this used to be a pretty good fight; NO really! It (once) was…)

  1. One who attempts to equal or surpass another, or who pursues the same object as another; a competitor.
  2. One that equals or almost equals another in a particular respect
  3. uva?!?
  4. plu-eee-ze!

Geographic proximity not withstanding, don’t you need to be an actual threat to win the game to be (rightfully) considered one’s… rival?

Or does that make too much… sense?

As this has been about as uno-dimensional or 1-sidded rivalry as there can be this side of wvu vs. Penn State way back when.

Now, and that being said, uva has been closer of late, and they have had their chance’s, plural, in recent campaigns. The Commonwealth Gap has narrowed thanks primarily to an O&M sag and no thanks to anything in particular coach Dream has done at uva.

Has the Commonwealth Gap narrowed, enough?
Read on to find out…

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Virginia Tech North Carolina football preview

#12 R.P.I. North Carolina @ #73  R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

Today’s word of the day is… gone!

The Coach Next flavor du jour=???

The Coach Next flavor du jour=???

gone

(gôn, gŏn)

verb.
Past participle of go1.

adjective.

  1.  Being away from a place; absent or having departed.
  2. Missing or lost: My watch is gone.
  3. No longer in existence; not part of the present: “The biggest catastrophe was the lack of wildlife. The great herds were gone” (Tom Clynes).
  4. No longer available; used up: All the rice is gone.
  5. Past; bygone.
  6. No longer alive; dead.
  7. Frank Beamer in 180 minutes or less!

“On and on and on and on you don’t know what you got till it’s gone…”
-Big Yellow Taxi-

While the TSL message boards continue their boundless infatuation with the incoming coaching  flavor of the day, we here in reality land, we don’t like ice cream, we do however love Frank. As we’d love to send this man out a winner vs. quite possibly the hawtest team in the land.

However, much as we’d (all) love that, is that reality?
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Virginia Tech Georgia Tech football preview

#78 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #59 R.P.I. Georgia Tech:

Today’s word of the day is… perishable

per•ish•a•ble

(ˈpɛr ɪ ʃə bəl)

adjective.

  1. subject to decay, ruin, or destruction.
  2. something perishable, esp. food.
  3. only 180 gar-ron-teed minutes of FB’s hall of fame fb career remain!

“On and on and on and, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.”
Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Tax-

^^^this^^^

Now, we, know…
and it is, almost, gone… [Read more…]

Boston College Eye in the Sky and Frank thoughts

Today’s word of the day is… motivation!

1st ballot Hall of Fame coach ... and an even better, man!

a 1st ballot Hall of Fame coach … and an even better, man!

mo·ti·va·tion

(mō′tə-vā′shən)

noun.

  1. The act or process of motivating: the coach’s effective motivation of his players.
  2. The state of being motivated: students with a high level of motivation.
  3. Something that motivates; an inducement, reason, or goal:
  4. THE REST OF THE 2015 SEASON!!!

Because if you do NOT wanna ball all out till the bitter end for this kinda human being?!?
You suck!

Go away.
Go fast.
And stay gone…

Bstreet speaks

“…all good things…”

  • @Georgia Tech,
  • Frank’s final home game ever vs. U.n.c.,
  • and @arch rival uva for Frank’s all-time finale.

Just in case you 3 schools don’t get it?
All me to put the rubber to the road, for yah…

You 3 are about to get your asses whooped!

Because right now the rally cry and the motivation is all for Frank!

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Virginia Tech Boston College football preview

#78 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #90 R.P.I. Boston College:

Today’s word of the day is… rally

bc cheer1

F’n Eagles!!!

(răl′ē)

verb, transitive,
noun.
plursl. ral·lies

  1. A gathering, especially one intended to inspire enthusiasm for a cause: a political rally.
  2. reassembling, as of dispersed troops.
  3. An abrupt recovery from a setback, disadvantage, or disease
  4. A sharp increase in price or value after a decline.
  5. Saturday at 12:30pm up in Beantowne???

Well I certainly hope so regarding bullet no.5.

Though how can I be sure?

How can you be sure?

As the only thing I’m sure of right now … is that I’m not that sure?!?
Though there were a few signs this week from the 24060.
Only thing to riddle out is: are they enough?

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