It's happy time, people.
A weak BC-related Happy Birthday
wish to Ray Liotta
(December 18). Ray Liotta played the real-life mobster Henry Hill in the movie Goodfellas, who was linked to the 1978-1979 Boston College basketball point-shaving scandal. The first two games of the scandal? December 6, 1978 against Providence (BC favored by 7 and won by 13) and December 16, 1978 against Harvard (BC favored by 12 and won by 3).Happy Anniversary Paul Peterson
. On this day 3 years ago, you were cleared to play
for the 2004 Continental Tire Bowl. Peterson had broken his hand November 20 and had not played in the 43-17 loss to Syracuse that would have secured BC's first ever BCS birth. The replacement QB for that game against Syracuse? Freshman Matt Ryan. 24-for-51, 200 yards, 3 interceptions. BC's senior QB would come back to lead the Eagles to a 37-24 bowl win over North Carolina, only to be carted away with a broken leg
in that game.Happy Trails
BC’s eight game winning streak against UMass basketball. The men’s team was upended by the Minutemen 83-80
last night at Conte Forum in a sloppily played affair. Preseason first team all ACC guard Tyrese Rice led the way with 26 points, but missed a 3 pointer to tie late.Jeff:
Also a happy Happy Trails
to Jacksonville as the host of the ACC Championship game
. Earlier this week, I correctly predicted a 0% chance of the game returning to JAX next year
Due to scheduling conflicts with the city of Charlotte, Charlotte will not host the ACCCG until 2010. In my opinion, this is unfortunate for the ACC as I do not see Tampa producing a better draw than Jacksonville. That is unless Florida State and Miami right the ship quickly.Jeff:
At least in Tampa you have a bigger airport, more hotels and more residents within a 50-mile radius.