A big matchup this weekend is on the docket for the Eagles as they travel down to Blacksburg to do battle with the Hokies. Weather looks like it could be sloppy on Saturday, and Virginia Tech seems vulnerable, but what does that all mean? Let's take a look.
Much has been made about Virginia Tech's inability to contain mobile quarterbacks, how will they fare against arguable the best mobile QB in the game? Kyle Fuller is one of the best cornerbacks in college football, will Tyler Murphy ever throw in his direction? Josh Bordner had an outstanding game against Wake Forest, will that continue? Will Sherm Alston make a game changing play? (he's due). What about the play of the offensive line, will that get any better? Can they prevent Virginia Tech from adding on to their enormous sack totals? On defense can Kevin Kavalec continue to build on his growing reputation? Can pressure force Michael Brewer into some interceptions? Can the Eagles prevent another brain fart like the second half of the Wake Forest game? I'll pray to any god, deity, shaman, or charismatic cult leader for BC to make it through the game without a missed extra point....can that happen please?
What will the weather look like on Saturday? Will it actually snow? How much of an effect will Lane Stadium and their fans have on BC? If the Eagles jump out to an early lead will that silence the crowd? Can BC avoid another trip into the house of horrors? Will BC leave Lane with bowl eligibility, a close loss, or be blown out?
What To Drink With Bowl Eligibility On The Line
Harpoon Winter Warmer: Tomorrow is the first day of November, time to put away the pumpkin beers, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin flavored candles, pumpkin deodorants, and pumpkin toothpaste. What better way to get yourself ready for the first day after Halloween then to sit down with a beer that is a stable in the Black household during the winter months. Winter Warmer is a darker beer, still rich in flavor, not necessarily one you would want to drink a ton of, but still delicious. And if it's going to be as cold as the weathermen say it's going to be this weekend, this is a beer that will warm the bones.
Baldwin Jr's Fireside Chat With The Hokie
Baldwin Jr. sez "I GOTS TO SHAKE IT OFF, SHAKE IT OFF, I I I, WAITS WHAT AM I DOING TAYLOR?"
BALDWIN JUNIOR: CAW CAW! OH BOYZ, I AM BACK AGAIN WITH ANOTHER EPISODE OF MY PREDILICATIONS AND FUN. AFTER NARROWLY XSCAPING THE DEMONS DEACONS WINDOWLESS VAN, I AM HERE WITH ANOTHER FOULY FOWL, THE VIRGIN TECH HOKIE!
HOKIE: Hi there Baldwin! Ya'll Yankees ready for another slobber knocker at Lane?
BALDWIN: I'Z DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ARE CALLING ME A YANKEE MR. TURKEY, I AM NOT A BASEBALLS FAN AND I DON'T OWNS A CANDLE BECAUSE FLAMES ARE BAD BAD FOR BAWDWIN JUNYOR!
HOKIE: Come on now Baldwin, ya'll remember the Civil War don't cha? Ah nevermind. Let's talk some footbawl. You ready for another Hokie ass kicking?
BALDWIN: MANS YOU ARE ONE COCKY TURKEY! YOU DO KNOWS THAT SPAZIMIANI IS NO LONGER OUR COACH RIGHTS? IT'S NOW LORD MASTER COACH DAZZINATOR!
HOKIE: Don't matter to me at all, you can dress it up any way you want, no coach is as good as Coach Beamer!
BALDWIN: OH I KNOWS! HE HAS REVOLUTIONARYIZED THE WAY PUNTS AND PUNT RETURNS HAPPEN! HES THE BESTEST AT THAT!
HOKIE: You coming to the game Baldy? Good! You should stop by my tailgate. My wife and her mother (my aunt) are going to deep fry cronuts, and we need a meat to go along with it, and well.
BALDWIN: OH BOY I'Z NEVER BEEN INVITED TO A TAILGATE BEFORE! I KNOW WHAT I CAN BRING! HOW ABOUT SOME DORITO TORTY CHIPS AND SOME TWINKIES!
HOKIE: Oh Baldwin, we would like to have you as our guest of honor. Have you sit in our special throne, it has an equally special name, the Fryalator 3000
BALDWIN: WOW THIS SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD PLANZ MY MAN! WE BIRDS HAVE TO STICK TOGETHERS DONT WE?!
BALDWIN: WELLS ON THAT GOOD NEWS I AM GOING TO MAKE MY PREDILICTION THAT BEECEE WINS AGAIN IN THE BESTEST SNOW BOWL TO EVER SNOW. EAGLEZ WINS BY GOOD N PLENTY!
Gametime Song Of The Week
If you don't like my song choice, here is a Youtube Playlist of Mountain
The Fugees- Fugee-la: Not completely rap, The Fugees were still one of the greatest groups to come out of the 1990's, and one of the shortest lived. Comprised of Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras, this trio released one of the quintessential albums in the hip hop movement. Including the song "Killing Me Softly" and "Ready or Not", the album is beautifully crafted from beginning to end, with awesome samples and beautiful singing by Hill. But her voice is deceiving, as she is also possibly one of the best female rappers of all time. The song above highlights some of that. Pras and Wyclef both add Haitian flavor to the songs. This was pretty much the only album that they created, as Wyclef went on to much more commercial success while Lauryn Hill got a bad case of the crazies.
BCI Staff Predictions and GPS
Brian - The Captain is still out in California doing his thing. 23-21 Virginia Tech.
Jeff - Down in South Carolina, getting ready to kick Brian's butt in their little gambling game. 23-17 Boston College
A.J - Finding a bar that opens at noon, and has the game on. Could be a challenge. 27-20 Boston College.
Grant - In Connecticut not not watching Frozen. I think we've got a good shot, so naturally we won't win. VTech 30, BC 13
Joe - In Massachusetts trying out to be a defensemen for the Bruins. "Despite being blind in one eye, I think I'm up to #7 on the depth chart." . . 31-24 BC
Dan- I hate that everyone is confident about this game. We always lose those games. Tech 27. BC 20. I hope I'm wrong.
The BC Interruption Prediction Game
Somehow the hockey dude is still #1 in our game, but don't look now as Blogdad has had two big weeks in a row. So even more reason to hope that the Hokies lose
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