Friday, May 8, 2009

Weekend Out, Disrespect Edition

Brian: I'm sensing a theme here ...

Yesterday, it was State fans drinking the JPG Kool-Aid, today it is ESPN's HD's early ACC bowl projections:

Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech
Chick-fil-A Bowl: Florida State
Gator Bowl: NC State
Champs Sports Bowl: Miami
Music City Bowl: Georgia Tech
Meineke Car Care Bowl: Clemson
Emerald Bowl: North Carolina
EagleBank Bowl: Maryland
GMAC Bowl: Wake Forest

At-large: Boston College

Out: Virginia, Duke

If Boston College is going to be the 10th ACC bowl-eligible team next season, HD must think we are going 6-6 and finishing last in the Atlantic Division. My guess as to what she's thinking? 3-1 out of conference and 3-5 in the ACC.

(Note to HD: ACC is NOT getting 10 teams bowl eligible again, especially since NC State, North Carolina and Duke all have to get to 7 wins since they are playing not 1, but 2 I-AA cupcakes this season.)

Look, I have just as many reservations about BC's 2009 season as the next Eagles fan. However, it simply amazes me how sports writers can make the same mistake about BC year-in and year-out and offer only mild platitudes of apology about how they were wrong about the Eagles when it is all said and done.

Keep doubling down on shorting BC football, naysayers. One of these seasons you'll finally be right.

As always, thanks to BC Mike for the Kool Aid. Have a good weekend. Back Monday.


furrer4heisman said...

I'm with you. No effin way there's going to be 10 bowl eligible teams again.

BCMike said...

To be fair to JP, he was nice enough to exchange in a series of back and forth emails with me about NCST getting this much hype and BC not getting much respect at all.

He's certainly much more filled-in with the area teams and knows big picture stuff about BC, not specifics. All he knows (and this I think we can accept at general perception) is that we lost two NFL high caliber DT's, and those aren't easy to replace. He also saw what Dom Davis had to offer and was unimpressed. Both of those are somewhat fair points.

My contention is that the defense is still going to be outstanding, the OL better, the RB's better...and I have to agree with him at QB. That's our big question-mark. My statement to him was that if we can get Davis to be Trent Dilfer-like and just manage the game with limited bad mistakes, we'll still be in contention for the division title at the end.

Brian said...

The "I don't know much about BC football so I'll annually underrate them" meme gets annoying ...

BCMike said...
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BCMike said...

Oh, I'm with you Brian. My take has been...

TOB left. He was everything to BC. The Eagles won't be eble to compete without him.

BC wins the division

Matt Ryan left. He was everything to BC. The Eagles won't be able to compete without him.

BC wins the division

BJ Raji left. He was everything to BC. The Eagles won't be able to compete without him


(and next year)

Mark Herzlich left...

BC Billy 1979 said...

Villanova is not the answer. BC playing them would be like the Third Reich aginst the Boy Scouts.