2007 Monday Thoughts: Florida State

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I’m a little behind the eight ball on this one. I love DVR, but I
brain-cramped on this one and accidentally recorded ESPN instead of ABC. The
ESPN description said, “Florida State at Virginia Tech …” so I set
that sucker up to record, without thinking.

The rest of the description was “… or Illinois at Ohio State.” I
got a great recording of the Illini and the Buckeyes, because I should have
recorded ABC, not ESPN. Big Ten football bores me, so I won’t be watching
Illinois-OSU.

Double that up with “Hokie Replay” being delayed until 11:35 p.m.
Sunday night, and I had no access to a recording of the game for “Monday
Thoughts.”

Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily. Sometimes you have to step back from
breaking down games and analyzing the flow, and instead take a 10,000-foot view
of things. Sure, I’ll probably take a little bit of an analytical approach to
this game, mainly by looking at the box score, going on memory, and having
viewed the highlights
posted by Warrenton Hokie
on YouTube, but let’s stop and take a look at
where we are right now.

First of all, as football fans, these are the moments we live for. I’m not
really talking about the victory over Florida State, although that was pretty
fun. This game had a lot of good moments, probably the best being the instant
Christian Ponder tossed the ball into Chris Ellis’s hands, and #49, who’s having
one hell of a year, stumbled five yards into the end zone to break open a
can of whoop-ass that had been sitting on the shelf since 1975.

As fun as that was, the moments we live for are right now. I say that whether
you’re reading this Monday afternoon, Monday night, or some time Tuesday. You’re
a Hokie fan, and your team is in the middle of it. It’s not May, June, or July,
those awful months where there’s no news and the season seems a million miles
away. It’s November, the last month of college football’s regular season, and a
ton of other teams have fallen by the wayside. Not the Hokies.

Starting this Saturday, four ACC teams will play three games to determine the
ACC championship. Boston College (losers of two games in a row, and a gnat’s...