Remember that loss to Miami? Boston College moved the ball pretty well, especially through the air, but couldn’t handle the Hurricanes’ team speed. Well, Miami’s loss to Kansas State – a mugging, plain and simple – has made the Eagles’ season-opening loss look even worse in hindsight. Hey, at least the Eagles beat Maine, meaning that with Massachusetts the worst team in the F.B.S., Boston College is better than at least two college football teams in New England. You know what stings? Pat Fitzgerald had a few nice things to say about B.C. earlier this week – "We’d better show better than we did on Saturday night, I promise you that. If not, we’re going to get our tails whooped." – and no one took him seriously. Really? You’re going to beat Vanderbilt and then lose to Boston College?
Great Names?: I'm a really big fan of Biko Paris. First off, his first name is Biko, presumably named after South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, who made a lot of enormous contributions to the empowerment of black South Africans before giving his life for the cause being brutally beaten to death by South African police, not the least of which was the fact that the opening song on Midnight Marauders (and the song I use as my ringtone) is entitled "Steve Biko (Stir it Up)" even though the song is almost entirely not about Steve Biko except the fact Q-Tip says "Steve Biko" a bunch of times. Actually, check that, this was not a contribution made during Steve Biko's life, but its still important. Also, Biko Paris' last name is Paris, which is not in South Africa.
Evanston, we have a problem. In related news, a #Northwestern and BC second-round game would be in Boston.