Friday, January 4, 2008

LED ZEPPELIN ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR

Legendary (but, mind you somewhat unattractive) reunited rock band Led Zeppelin will hold a press conference later today to announce a full U.S. tour schedule to follow up their O2 Arena show in London last month. The tour will make its American debut at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville later this spring.

“I’m truly touched and honored,” said Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, “but, where the bloody hell is Charlottesville?”

In other news, Xavier stomps the ever lovin' BRON-Y-AUR (crap) out of UVa.

Xavier (Musketeers, 4,000 students, Cincinnati, OH) 108, VIRGINIA 70

This morning Sean Singletary may be second guessing his decision last spring to stay in C’ville. The Wahoos could do nothing, and we do mean nothing, to slow down a super hot Xavier team.

The Musketeers put up 61 points IN THE FIRST HALF. Sixty-one -- that’s a big final score total in a regular season Big (L)East game!

Xavier (11-3) opened with their biggest first half in 15 years and finished with a victory that will be a measuring stick. They tied a school record by making 16 3-pointers, and had seven players in double figures for the second straight game. SEVEN. Yike.

Virginia (10-3) switched from man-to-man to zone defense, but couldn't slow an offense that hardly missed. Xavier shot 64 percent from the field – a heady number when you put up 26 treys.

Xavier guard Drew Lavender (24) shoots over Virginia guard Sean Singletary (44) in the first half. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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