Month: August 2017

There’s an old riddle you may have heard:  “Why does someone go out on a limb?”  The answer is because that’s where the fruit is.   Going out on a limb has become a trend for former FCS programs like Appalachian State and Georgia Southern who made the move to FBS.  Both of those schools won multiple […]

Stuck among the numerous games of the first week of the College Football Season is a little gem in Landover, Maryland.  Actually it’s not really stuck in the middle of other games, it has its own primetime spot on Sunday night as Virginia Tech and West Virginia renew their rivalry…at least for the moment. Virginia […]

After about 4 weeks of practice, various scrimmages and VHSL benefit games, High School Football starts for real tomorrow night (in some places tonight) across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  And, when it does there are a handful of schools in Southwest Virginia that once again are facing another year just hoping to make the post-season, let […]

Let’s go back in time to 2005.  That season, West Virginia authored one of the its finest seasons when the Mountaineers went 11-1 (losing only to Virginia Tech), and won the Sugar Bowl by beating Georgia in what was essentially a Georgia Home game when the game was moved from New Orleans to Atlanta due to the damage caused to […]

If you are of my age, or maybe any age, you are familiar with the story of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.  Released on NBC in 1964, it has become a staple of television’s Christmas Season.  During the program, Rudolph and a companion wind up on an Island known as the Island of Misfit Toys.  […]

It’s a fact of life, where there are sports, there is beer.  Speaking personally, there’s nothing wrong with that.  That’s particularly true for College Football and we are kidding ourselves if we think otherwise.  The tailgate was designed for College Football Saturdays, but the school isn’t seeing any revenue from that time honored tradition of fall.  That […]