Virginia Tech football Pittsburgh Panther preview

#27 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #32 R.P.I. Pittsburgh:

Virginia Tech football takes to the road Thursday night on ESPN at 7pm to take on my home town of Pittsburgh Pa., Bimbo’s pizza, South Hills Village, Upper Saint Clair H.S., and Iron City Lite. (And maybe a 9,000 calorie Primanti sammwich to wash it all down) This of course segues us neatly into yet another word of the day…pitt-logo

Today’s word of the day is… dyspepsia

dys·pep·sia

(dĭs-pĕp′shə, -sē-ə)

noun.

  1. Disturbed digestion;
  2. indigestion.
  3. Let’s hope the Hokie Bird don’t go: “burp” at ~11pm!

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Pittsburgh Virginia Tech basketball preview

 #41 R.P.I. Pittsburgh @ #11o R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

Today’s word of the Day …borrowing in my football preview template is…

winner!

(ˈwɪnə)

noun
  1. One that wins, especially a victor in sports or a notably successful person.
  2. informal a person or thing that seems sure to win or succeed
  3. Buzz Williams and Hokie men’s basketball 2015-2016!!!

Mathematically gar-ron-damn-teed, now!Pitt logo

As Buzz Williams and Virginia Tech can not finish <.5oo overall from the Wake Forest victory on; and try as you might, you still can not spell victory without Vee Tee!

However, up next is a pretty dang solid 20 up and 8 down overall and 9-7 in league play Pitt team. From my hometown, the 412, Upper Saint Clair, the Orange Belt, South Hills, the Tubes, Century III, the Kabuki and Bimbo’s pizza parlor! Great peeps, great Pirate and Stiller City of Champions times.

My how the times have changed.

Virginia Tech basketball is now a … winner!

Although can we win at home on Wednesday night vs. Pitt?
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Pittsburgh Virginia Tech basketball preview

 #116 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #35 R.P.I. Pittsburgh:

My hometown, the 412, Upper Saint Clair, the Orange Belt, South Hills, the Tubes, Century III, the Kabuki and Bimbo’s pizza parlor!Pitt logo

Great peeps, great Pirate and Stiller City of Champions times.

My how the times have changed.

Exit Hugh Green, Tony Dorset, Dan Marino, Johnny Majors; and enter Jamie Dixon? Quick, is that a Pitt player or a coach?

See what I mean?

As Pitt will always be no better than 4th banana behind the Stillers, the Stillers, and a Pens/Pirate tie when their are Stargell stars up in the sky.

That said, Pitt has been very decent in both revenue sports for a while. And they are closer to their Big East roots in style of play and physicality than the rest of the A.c.c. is. Remember that… [Read more…]

Pitt Eye in the Sky and Tech Thoughts…

Pittsburgh 17, Virginia Tech 13

“This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end…

Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I’ll never look into your eyes, again…”

Jim Morrison, The Doors

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Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech football preview

# 58 R.P.I. Pittsburgh @ #7o R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

Today’s word of the day is… puzzle.

This Ng remind you of anyone, anyone E.c.u.?

This Ng remind you of anyone, anyone E.c.u.?

puz·zle

(pŭz′əl)

noun.

  1. Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.
  2. Something that baffles or confuses; an enigma: the puzzle of the author’s true identity.
  3. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment:
  4. coach Bud Foster re: his today defense compared to his on-paper opening defense of August Camp.
  5. or basically every single previewing word I have written thus far.
  6. : (

Dang.

Not an easy Hokie football team to peg, is it?
Puzzling, in a word…

Gestalt Theory in reciprocal form or a whole that is less than the sum of its parts; at least in defensive terms. Which is where I part company with this bunch; as there is something here, just under the surface, something -that thus far- I just can not put my finger on; try as I might…

… there is something wrong with (this team). You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind.
-Morpheus, The Matrix-

^^^this^^^

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Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh FREE football preview!

 #44 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #59 R.P.I. Pittsburgh:

“Ideals are peaceful … history is violent.”
-Staff Sergeant Don “Wardaddy” Collier

Ergo…

Today’s word of the day is…peaceful.

peace·ful  (psfl)

adj.

  1. Undisturbed by strife, turmoil, or disagreement; tranquil. See Synonyms at calm.
  2. Inclined or disposed to peace; peaceable.
  3. Of or characteristic of a condition of peace.
  4. What We/Virginia Tech do NOT NOT NOT need to be @Pitt!

Some weeks -prolly about 8.5 outta 10 historically- I find just the peg I need upon which to hang my predictive hat. The prognosticator plan comes together. The outcome coalesces in something of a eureka moment right on this very page.

Methinks I have this one pegged, indeed…

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Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh basketball preview:

#232 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #24 R.P.I. Pitt:

 

Pitt has won 281 games under coach Jamie Dixon in just about a decade of play. Competitively speaking, it would take coach J’s 26.76 years to get to 281 W’s at his current pace. Or in other words, coach Dixon is one of the less celebrated, more cerebral basketball minds in the game today. As Pitt has had tons of rebounding margin (+13.9), defense (12th best in ppg allowed at 60.3 points per game) and just enough offense to get by under coach Dixon for years.

 Pitt is ranked 22nd in the USA Today Coaches Poll and stands in at 19 up and a mere 4 down. Virginia Tech? Not so much; though at least we are a 22 point road dog out in Vegas for this trip to my hometown.

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