We know exactly how you feel, man. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Reader TheSpecialOne posed this question in the comments section of yesterday's post, wondering what will come first -- a Boston College ACC football championship or an ACC basketball championship?
In just its first 5+ years in the league, BC has had its fair share of close calls. A 78-76 loss to Duke in the 2006 ACC Tournament title game, and back-to-back ACC Football Championship Game appearances in 2007 and 2008.
We opened this question up to Twitter, and I was actually a little surprised at how varied the responses were. Here's what you fine people had to say on the issue:
Football Championship First:
- "football. even this past down year we were in the running for a title. And despite spaz's weaknesses he can coach a defense" (@BCEagle14)
- "One thing to keep in mind, 7 current ACC schools have won MBB titles since '54. 4 schools have won in football since '05" (@thedevilwolf)
- "To win bball you have to go through Duke or UNC every year. ACC fball doesnt have a perennial power like that, not close" (@lookitsckaz)
- "For 13 of the past 14 bball tournaments, UNC or Duke has won. I'm gonna go with football. http://bit.ly/fwFTSO" (@PhilJKowalski)
Basketball Championship First:
- "honestly, i'd say basketball. We are in for 5ish years of 7-5 in football. BB could get hot and win one." (@joegrav)
- "Much easier to win in bball...1 or 2 stars can carry a team to a title...not so in football" (@jamie924)
- "has to be basketball. Steve Donahue doesn't seem anywhere as inept as Spaz. #wearebc" (@BCHysteria)
- "Much harder in football because of format. Plus, some teams lack motivation in tournament." and "Also, easier to build 12-man hoops roster than 85-man football roster." (@TomahawkNation)
- "easier to win in basketball due to the entire season being played on one weekend" (@MichaelRogner)
- "Another factor: do you think our FB program will step up to the mark any time soon? IMO it's iffy" (@SoaringToGlory)
Poor Northeastern. Tough crowd!
So what do you think? Let us put it to a vote. Which Championship will come first for Boston College? An ACC Football Championship, or an ACC Men's Basketball Championship?
Which Championship will come first for Boston College?
ACC Football Championship (127 votes)
ACC Men's Basketball Championship (42 votes)
Neither (Explain in comments) (14 votes)
183 total votes