Monday Thoughts: Big Massive Stadium (BMS)

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Colossus looms over the Hokies as they huddle prior to the game (photo by Ivan Morozov)

I thought last week’s “Monday Thoughts” (Tuesday Edition) was the final version of that well-worn moniker for my weekly football-season columns here on TSL. Although the title fit very well with the concept of Monday-morning quarterbacking, the real truth is that it was created one day when I was coming up dry on a column title. So I got lazy with Monday Thoughts, stayed lazy, and it stuck.

As I noted on the message boards, I’m thinking about a new name for MT, and I was almost ready to go with “Will’s Call,” suggested by VTGolfer.  But after letting the name sit for a few hours, I wasn’t ready to pull the trigger, so the drama continues.

A new name is apropos (that’s a fancy name that’s French in origin for “appropriate,” ye unwashed masses, and isn’t it ironic — hush Alanis, you don’t have it copyrighted, and you misused it in that song, anyway — that I could have just typed out the word “appropriate” and avoided all this long-winded, parenthetical typing … what the hell was I saying? Oh, yeah …), because the focus of Monday Thoughts is shifting a little this year.

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