Virginia Tech basketball preview Pittsburgh Panthers

#39 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #54 R.P.I. Pittsburgh:

Virginia Tech basketball travels to my hometown of Pittsburgh Pa. to take on the home-standing Pitt Panthers Tuesday night at 7pm on a Saint Valentine’s Day ESPN2 jump.

The Pittsburgh Panthers enter this one at .56o or 14 up and 11 down on the year and with a 3-9 mark inside the Atlantic Coast Conference itself. Coach Buzz and company make their way up to the Keystone State at .7o8 or 17-7 overall and a very respectable and post-season worthy 6-6 in the A.c.c. Thus marking this one as a must win for each squads’ post-season chances. A must win for the NC2A odds of Virginia Tech and a must win for any post-season chances whatsoever for Pitt. That neediness rightfully stated, Pitt does court some individual offensive firepower and yet the Panther D has had a thorn in its paw for most of the season. Thus making this a more outcome friendly match-up on O&M paper from a Hokie point-of-view; though this is not a gimmie out on the A.c.c. road. Not on less than a 48 hour Association ‘esque turnaround for Buzz and company. Moreover, who will win this A.c.c. contest? Read on, to find, … out….

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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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