Good morning, everyone. Happy Tuesday.
You know, nary a morning goes by that I don't wake up thinking "you know who I can't stand? The Belgians. Being all happy and friendly and peaceful. Someone needs to kick them in the teeth."
Well, today is my lucky day, as all can join in on the anti-Belgium feelings. Today, the mighty US Men's National Team and their megastar Alejandro Bedoya shall pick up Belgium like a proverbial french fry and dip them in the proverbial vat of mayonnaise that is America, marching into the quarterfinals and cementing the US's place as one of the Indisputable Eight Greatest Nations on Earth. And unlike eating french fries dipped in mayonnaise, the results of this will be delicious.
After giving Brad Davis and Graham Zusi a chance to serve in that role against Germany, I'd like to see Alejandro Bedoya back in a starting role, and I'm in favor of going with Mikkel "Mix" Diskerud on the opposite side.
Happy Moving Day, Louisville!
Nearly two decades later, U of L is on the brink of another major step into the highest echelon of college sports. On Tuesday the university and its athletics program will officially join the Atlantic Coast Conference. A school that has worked through seven other conferences before the ACC - and done nearly everything just to get its teams on television in the past 15 years - has made it.
2005: Boston College comes aboard, giving the ACC 12 teams and the opportunity to split the conference into two divisions and host a title game.
Ah, we remember it well.
NHL Eagles of the past and of the future:
Brian Gionta could be on the radar for the Buffalo Sabres - and its a match made in hockey heaven. The Buffalo Sabres have a lot of money to spend in free agency, and will most likely be relying on a form of free agency that has become all to common in the culture of this organization. Brian Gionta won't come cheap, but he has a little left to prove.
Buffalo has been lacking in diminutive Eagles since Nate Gerbe left, so this makes sense.
The Columbus Blue Jackets made Sonny Milano their top pick in June's NHL Entry Draft. It turns out the Boston College bound left-hander is no stranger to fame. At least internet fame.
Jackopsic, a native of West Hartford, Conn., is double major (communications and philosophy) at BC. Jackopsic played in nine tournaments this past year for the Eagles. He finished in 21st place at the 2014 ACC Golf Championship after a third round 74 at the Old North State Club.
Lauren Wedell, a freshman defenseman, was named to the Hockey East Academic All-Star team. The rookie defender, a native of Arden Hills, Minn., is enrolled in the Carroll School of Management. Senior Corinne Boyles, who earned the Eagle of the Year award in May, earned the Distinguished Scholar honor for earning a 3.0 in each semester over four varsity seasons. Boyles graduated from Boston College in May 2012 and is currently pursuing a master's in economics from the Carroll School of Management.
A tremendous honor for both of them.
What else is up today? Other than USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA?