The bye week is over folks, today is the day Boston College resumes there hunt for....um.....respectability? I don't know anymore. Obviously going to a bowl isn't going to happen, a win between now and the end of the season would be nice, but will the Eagles' actually get to that point? As Eagle in Atlanta wrote so eloquently yesterday, we all want to see these players win, but Frank Spaziani and the coaches at BC have put the team in a position to lose. I will root for this team from here on out, but remain critical of the system that has set these boys up to look bad. Just needed to throw my two cents in there about that one.
Near the end of that Clemson game, the Tigers' defense nearly killed Chase Rettig. How is this offensive line going to have a prayer of stopping the Hokies? They are the #6 school in the country in terms of sacks, and average over 3 a game. And that has been against good offensive lines. I don't even want to think what will happen to Rettig when the offensive line gets confused on an assignment and misses blitzers. Do the Eagles' a favor, pray for Chase Rettig.
Secondly, how is this defense going to stop David Wilson and Logan Thomas? Clemson moved the ball at will until Tahj Boyd went down with the hip injury. If Wilson and Thomas stay healthy BC's defense is going to have to step up big time. I just wonder if they have it in them, there is only so much Luke Kuechly can do.
Can BC string together successful offense series this week? How will Virginia Tech scheme to take away BC's only offense weapon, Bobby Swiggert? How lop sided is time of possession going to be this week?
Gametime Song of the Week
As you can probably tell by now, this is never going to be non-rap. I love rap music. I am about as white as it comes, and lived in the suburbs my entire life, but my god to I love rap. So for this week's selection, I will dig back deep into the crates and pick out another classic: Don't Sweat the Technique by Eric B and Rakim.
This song is dedicated to all those BC players out there, playing their hearts out and are still asked to run the ball with under 2 minutes left, or get thrashed by their coverage schemes. Don't sweat the technique guys, things will be changing soon.
Today's reading from the Spaz Firematic 3000: 9. I know, I know. It probably should be still at it's previous reading of 11, but I guess my blind rage died down with the bye week. I'm sure the machine will kick back into overdrive just as soon as the team gets onto the field woefully unprepared for Virginia Tech.
Liquor To Help Dull The Pain:
Grand Marnier (via Cookthinker)
This entire season has left us all with a terrible taste in our mouth. Kind of a similar to the taste you wake up with the morning after a night of drinking Busch Light in the Mods. But without the good experiences that you can sort of piece together. In order to fix that I recommend a nice snifter of Grand Marnier with the game. With the smooth taste of orange, Grand Marnier is a great after dinner liquor, and just one glass will get you just buzzed enough to tolerate an epic ass whooping. Stay thirsty my friends.
Alternative profession for Frank Spaziani: Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen. Since his highlight of the season has been buying his custodial staff lunch, why not do it on a full time basis? He already has made enough money from BC to retire on, why not just give back after taking so many falls from us?
Baldwin Jr's Game Preview:
BAWSTIN COLEGE HAS GUD FUTBAW TEAM! DEY GOIN' TOO BEET DA TURKEES OF VIRGIN TECH! I BOUNCE ON MY HEAD. MONTREL HARRIZ AND MATT RYAN WILL SCORE DE TOUCHDOWNS FOR BAWSTIN COLEGE! FRANK SPRAZMEAWNI IZ GREAT COACH. MY PRELEDECTION: BAWSWTIN COWEGE 18 VIRGIN TECH 12
AWSO. I'S REED YOUR INTERNETZ STORIES ABOOT HOW BEECEE MAKES YOU SAD. BALDWINZ JR. DONE TAWKED WITH JEAN DFLIPPO ABOOT YOUR UPSETEDNESS. WE THINKED ON WAYZ TO FIX FUTBAW TEAM AND TAILSGATING. HE TOLD MES THAT I HAVE COME UP WIT DA BESTEST IDEERS IN DA HISTORI OF BAWSTIN COLEGE! I WILLZ SHOWED THEM TOO YOU ALL SOON. JEAN IS THUNKING ABOUT GIVIN BAWDWIN JR. A NEW TITLE: AD JR! CAW CAW!
A.J's Lock Solid Prediction: Virginia Tech 38 Boston College 13.
I know there are certain readers out there that are going to be pissed at me for this, but until BC can prove to me otherwise I am going to pick BC to lose. Just like our previous game against Clemson, BC is looking at a huge uphill battle here. I honestly don't think they stand a shot.
Superfan Thermometer: How are you all feeling about this weekend's game against Virginia Tech? Feeling nervous and want to throw up like I do? Think BC has another 2007 in there somewhere? Make sure you leave your thoughts in the comments. Go Eagles!