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Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun
30
2013

Ranking the 5 best Defensive Linemen in the ACC for 2013.

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We are now headed to the defensive side ball, starting with the defensive line. There’s a lot of talent here in the ACC, and I had to leave some quality linemen off my top 5 list. This is a good sign that the ACC is getting better across the both lines of scrimmage. Previous Rankings …

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Jun
29
2013

3 Darkhorse College Football Teams that can make it to the National Title Game.

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Last year Notre Dame started the season on the fringe of the top 25 in many polls, and outside the top 15 in every major poll. Which 3 teams are likely to start the season down the list of the top 25, but with a little luck can make the National Title Game? Take a …

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Jun
27
2013

With Southern Roots, the ACC is about to be an Eastern Conference.

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On July 1st the ACC will welcome Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Notre Dame officially to the ACC with a special event/press conference in New York City. The ACC’s roots lie in South. Seven schools (Clemson, South Carolina, Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, and Maryland) broke away from the Southern Conference to form the ACC along …

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Jun
26
2013

Ranking the 5 best Tight Ends in the ACC for 2013.

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I have to say narrowing down the top ACC Tight Ends, was the toughest set of position rankings yet. Tight Ends don’t often stand out statistically, but I think we’ve got 5 good ones here. Previous Rankings Quarterbacks  | Running Backs | Wide Receivers |  Offensive Linemen | Defensive Linemen | Linebackers | Cornerbacks | Safeties | Special Teams 1) Eric Ebron, North Carolina Picking …

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Jun
25
2013

ACC Coaches “Hotseat” rankings

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About a month ago, I ranked the ACC coaches.  Now I’m going switch things up a bit. We are going to rank the ACC coaches in terms of their of their “hotseat” ranking. Now this is interesting year in the ACC, because there is no coach that is imminent danger. No coach enters the season absolutely …

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Jun
24
2013

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere June 24, 2013.

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This time next week Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Notre Dame  will be official members of the ACC. Pittsburgh blog CardiacHill has done the countdown in a creative way. There are only 7 days left. Good post from ACC Football Rx. Each ACC School, embrace your Legacy.  Speaking of ACC Schools embracing their past, Clemson is doing just that. After …

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Jun
22
2013

Ranking the 5 best Offensive Linemen in the ACC for 2013.

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Who paves the way and protects our skill position players? It’s those offensive linemen, that never get enough credit. Who are the ACC’s best? Similar to wide receiver the ACC is deep in talented on the offensive line. Previous Rankings Quarterbacks  | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends | Defensive Linemen | Linebackers | Cornerbacks | Safeties | Special Teams 1) James Hurst, …

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Jun
21
2013

Lebron James cements his legacy and he’s not done yet.

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I haven’t blogged much about the NBA finals, but I’ve been paying attention. One thing that struck me was the amount of criticism Lebron James took when the Miami Heat lost.  He wasn’t clutch, he wasn’t living up to his potential, he doesn’t have a  jump shot. I didn’t have a rooting interest in the …

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Jun
20
2013

John “The Ninja” Swofford and ACC Member Institutions at NASDAQ

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As I’m a member of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, I received this pretty cool media alert today from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) office.  On July 1, 2013, ACC Commissioner John Swofford and representatives from the league’s institutions will be in New York City for a special event in conjunction with the conference’s …

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Jun
19
2013

ACC Digital Network reaches a milestone and a possible clue to the ACC Network’s timing…

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About 3 months ago we took a look at the the success ACC Digital Network and it’s growth since its beginning in the fall of 2011.  Recently it reached a milestone. It became the first major conference to have their Digital Network have over 5 Million views. It leads all major conferences in number of views. …

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Jun
18
2013

Was the ACC’s tough early non-conference football schedule a good idea?

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Short post for tonight… Actually a poll question. A discussion I’ve seen among fans of ACC schools is whether it was a good idea for the ACC’s to have such a tough early non-conference schedule. You can take a look at the ACC’s football schedule here.  For example does it benefit a rebuilding Virginia team …

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Jun
17
2013

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere June 17, 2013.

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It’s Monday and that means articles around the ACC Blogosphere. Let’s check things out starting with the hottest ACC school going at the moment… NC State fresh off their  big opening CWS over arch rival North Carolina. BackingthePack looks at NC State’s star pitcher Carlos Rodon’s streak of brilliance.  StateFansNation gives their take on NC …

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Jun
16
2013

Final Thoughts on the 2013 US Open: Justin Rose comes through, Phil falters.

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Justin Rose won the US Open with a score of +1. There were those that said Merion wouldn’t stand up to the world’s best, but it did. If you follow the blog, I had Justin Rose as one of the 10 golfers who could win this week.  Rose as a 17 year old finished 4th at …

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Jun
15
2013

Ranking the 5 best Wide Receivers in the ACC for 2013.

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Wide Receiver will be one of the deeper positions this year in the ACC. Who made the list of the top 5 Wide Receivers in the ACC? Previous Rankings Quarterbacks  | Running Backs | Offensive Linemen | Tight Ends | Defensive Linemen | Linebackers | Cornerbacks | Safeties | Special Teams 1) Sammy Watkins, Clemson How do you finish in top 10 in every …

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Jun
15
2013

Renew The Nickel Trophy Football Series

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Winter is over –  late spring/early summer is here – and you might think to yourself that football is right around the corner.  As a former resident of North Dakota (and always proud to say I am a North Dakotan, although I live in Virginia), it is time for the people of North Dakota to …

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Jun
13
2013

If the Miami Heat don’t win game 4 against the Spurs, the series is over.

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Just a short post for today, I’m on the road a good bit this week. I haven’t blogged much on the NBA Finals, but I thought today might be a good day to share a couple of thoughts on it. Well actually basically just one thought. If the Heat don’t win tonight, they have no …

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