Re-match on Wednesday. Must play with sound.

Jim Zorn longs for these days

As far as sports weekends go, you could say that this past weekend ranked in the pantheon for shitty sports weekends for anyone who is a Virginia fan, a Redskins fan, and a Wizards fan (or a fan of my 4 fantasy football teams!). I hesitate to give it a “worst sports weekend” medal for the simple fact that both UVa and Redskins fans had given up hope on the season long ago and it is entirely possible likely that both teams don’t win one more game for the rest of the season.

Note: As much as this weekend sucked, I will always remember the weekend of November 24-25, 2007 as the worst ever. A weekend flanked by Thanksgiving and the twenty-first anniversary of my birth should never be disappointing, right? WRONG. After coming back to school early on Friday night, I witnessed the last chance for my precious Wahoos to beat arch-rivals Virginia Tech in my four years of college, only to watch us lose and along with that, give up any chance to go to the ACC Championship game. I wish that was the worst part of the weekend. Following the game, I came home to watch the UVa basketball team (fresh off an NCAA tournament berth) get pummeled by an average Seton Hall squad. (Seton Hall hasn’t really recovered from Eddie Griffin and Eddie Griffin hasn’t really recovered from getting hit by a train. Too soon? Not when you get arrested for masturbating while driving. Do yourself a favor and read his wikipedia page. He was like a not-as-good, less-transcendent, douche-ier Len Bias.) Now, you might say to yourself…losing one college basketball game in a season isn’t really worse than losing to your arch-rival in football and you would be right, however; that is not where the true awfulness of the weekend comes. On Monday morning, I checked my phone to see that I had over 15 text messages on that, the day of my birth. My original thought was: “Damn, I have a lot of friends or one really psycho friend.” What I did not expect to see was “Sean Taylor was shot.” Only a day later did I fully realize that we had just lost my favorite athlete of my lifetime. (Did I mention that the Redskins also lost that weekend to the Bucs? No? Well, that also happened.) But I digress….

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In a week where the biggest college football news is that Lil Wayne mentioned Lane Kiffin in a rap song and that a suspended receiver is still suspended, this weekend’s games can’t come soon enough. ¬†Unfortunately, Week 9’s matchups probably won’t arouse any ESPN Classic Producers anytime soon. ¬†One of only two matchups between ranked teams features an overrated #3 Texas team at a #14 Oklahoma State team that just lost its most dynamic player since Barry Sanders. The good news for Texas and Colt McCoy fans (count me as a fan of only his girlfriend, see below) is that the game will provide a showcase for McCoy to re-enter the Heisman Race and for Texas to hold off any potential BCS challengers by playing on a big stage. As one of three teams that control their own destiny, Texas will face one of its toughest opponents left on their schedule.

I'm Colt's girlfriend. Guess who?

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To say last week was disappointing for Tech fans would be a massive understatement but it’s time for the Hokies to move on and look ahead to the Tarheels coming into town on Thursday night. Thursday nights in Blacksburg have been kind to the Hokies who have only lost twice on the Primetime game and both those losses coming at the hands of the BC Eagles including a last second miracle win by Matt Ryan. So yes, I have brought up 2 of the most frustrating losses in recent VT memory at the beginning of a Virginia Tech preview. Let’s move on.

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