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16 Dec

Um…. hello….. uh….man, this is awkward. Yeah, so I know that it’s been a while since I’ve done anything but I felt like making a post today to explain a few things.

I know I basically gave up writing for this blog and it has been something that I’ve thought of. I remember being embarrassed whenever I missed posting for a game and try to catch up. As time went on, I realized that I was doing everything completly wrong. Blogs and newspapers are two different things and I treated this as more of a mini version of JMU sports than an actual blog. I made the blog just for fun but it became a chore after a while. For a while, I didn’t want to have to deal with it.

Recently, I wanted to go back to writing about JMU sports but I wanted to make sure of was that I was speaking in my own voice and not providing a rushed recap. So, I want to go back to posting but it definetly won’t be every game. I want return to this blog because I still like to write about the Dukes and I want this to go back to being a fun hobby instead of a chore.

Go Dukes!

3 Bids For CAA!!!! (With Announcement)

13 Mar

In today’s selection show, 3 CAA teams made it into the tournament (Old Dominion, George Mason, and VCU) breaking the record of CAA teams in the NCAA tournament.

As a celebration, I opened up a Basketball Tournament Pick ‘Em on Yahoo! Sports. I hope a lot of people join the group so we can have a little contest.

So, if you want to join, click on the link:

http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/group/79811/invitation?key=44e67ec838ddfdb0

(Note: You need a Yahoo account to join. It doesn’t take that long.)

(Another Note: When you get to the password part, leave the password box blank. This is a public group so there is no password.)

Have fun, everybody!

Could Virginia Tech Get Upset Again?

27 Jan

I was going around the Virginia Tech website (yeah, I was bored) and saw their future football schedules. I saw something interesting. Virginia Tech is scheduled to play Appalachian State in the first week of the 2011 football season.

The scoreboard after the App. State- Michigan game in 2007. (Courtesy: memoriesofdaysgoneby.com)

Appalachian State has had their big upsets. Assuming that Virginia Tech is ranked at the start of the season, App. State could be the first FCS team to beat a ranked FBS team……TWICE.

Okay I’ll admit it, I’m a huge Michigan fan. I lived in Michigan before I moved to Virginia and my brother is a Michigan alum so my whole family is Michigan crazy.

Anyway, I have a friend who is a Virginia Tech fan. He would always pull out the Appalachian State card. It would be nice to have some payback and be able to pull out another App. State card plus a JMU card. However, if VT beats App. State then he could make comebacks like “at least we beat Appalachian State.”

I think this will be a huge game for many reasons:

  1. Of course, nobody would have thought that JMU could beat Virginia Tech. However, when you put Appalachian State in there, you start to wonder. People are going to be curious.
  2. They won’t have Tyrod Taylor. This might not be a big reason. However, Taylor did play a big part in helping out VTech after they lost to JMU. I think that without their star quarterback (and maybe some other star player who might leave) it will probably be something App. State will take advantage off.
  3. There might be more supporters for App. State. Let’s face it, people like a good upset. When App. State beat Michigan, that same season App. State won the FCS championship. When JMU beat VTech, however, they didn’t even make the playoffs. People can see that App. State is a better team. Also, App. State fans would want to be able to say “our team beat two ranked FBS teams” (Once again, we are assuming that VTech is ranked at the start of the season).
  4. Also, VTech might play harder than they did against JMU. They know App. State is a better team

So anyway, there is a lot at stake here. Most Michigan fans (and JMU fans, for

The scoreboard after the JMU-VT game in September 11th, 2010 (Courtesy: sbnation.com)

that matter) would disagree with me, but I want to see App. State pull off another upset.

Listen, I don’t like either teams and there could be another upset somewhere else. Also, this is just from VTech’s website. I don’t know if this is official or not. I just wanted to say that App. State could pull off what JMU did last September.

Post your comments with your thoughts/opinions/smack talk.