Herb Brooks' legendary speech prior to the "Miracle on Ice" hockey game began with one simple line:
Great moments are born from great opportunity.
Like so many moments before, Boston College enters Friday night's game as the decided underdog to the national powerhouse Florida State Seminoles. When they take the field, there will be tomahawk chopping fans supporting their team in the house, a national television audience awaiting, and the lights and sounds of a new day of The Heights awaiting.
All of the chirping and grunting over the past two weeks about lesser opponents stops this week.
All of the discussion about Darius Wade this or defense that comes to a halt.
Simply put, this is a great opportunity, and the game all of us should have circled on our calendars will come to fruition before a live ESPN audience with Sportscenter trucks hanging around on campus.
We've already turned the page as much as we can to Friday night's game. With the familiar spear logo helmet coming up from the Sunshine State, we continue the process of breaking down the game by talking about the 'Noles. Football.com's Brittnee Taylor-Newman, whose preview of the game dropped earlier today, is heading north to take in some real chowdah, and she'll jump on with us to discuss FSU football prior to hopping on that flight.
At the same time, we'll take your calls about FSU as we anxiously await kickoff. Got a prediction or a comment about the teams? Feel free to give us a call at 646-200-0446.
Tune in at 8 PM for the live show with Dan and AJ. The 'Noles are comin'—and the Eags are waitin'.