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Saturday, September 26, 2009
- former Maryland golf coach and PGA pro Fred Funk on the Terrapins, who are 1-2 and face Rutgers today.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Unfortunately, a slight pall will hang over the event following the recent sudden death of Team Chipman’s Mike Burton. Burton, 52, was an integral part of the shenanigans and will be missed at this year’s renewal. Burton was a fan of Natural Light and the attached photo suggests the he may have had a can of his favorite adult malt beverage planned for a potential hip replacement.
Those surgeons, they’re clever.
Holes 19 through 27, a two-man scramble format, will be played in his honor with the winners receiving the prestigious Burton Trophy.
It may take the entire staff of T.A.H. until mid-day Saturday to resume functioning normally.
*Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe has suspended safety Junior Petit-Jean for the rest of the season for a violation of team rules. Even at role model Wake Forest "kids just do dumb stuff."
*Maryland safety Jamari McCullough's return from a high left ankle sprain will give the Terps' defense a much-needed boost.
*Clemson's special teams have had several special moments so far this year, and the Tigers are looking to continue that trend.
*BC's quarterback on defense, Mike McLaughlin (pictured above), should be back and ready to go -- finally -- this Saturday against Wake Forest. It will be a huge lift for the entire team, as this Big Mac is hungrier than ever.
*Here's the weekly ACC-SEC ranking as voted on by writers from papers in the Carolinas.
*It's time for Duke fans to see what running back Desmond Scott can do. Don't count out N.C. Central, though. Those guys are coming to play.
*The ACC hasn't backed down from playing big games early, and this weekend is no exception.
*Miami's offense is getting all the attention, but, as Jacory Harris pointed out, it's clicking because of the defense.
*Former BC coach Jeff Jagodzinski had to have seen this coming, and he left just in time.
*Here's an instant rewind of the last four times a ranked Miami team visited Virginia Tech.
*Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson has been defending his offense lately, but he says that's the least of his concerns right now.
*FSU running back Ty Jones has been more diligent about improving his running game, but also about taking care of his diabetes.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
After receiving the photo below, we consulted our Pop Culture Department as we weren’t really sure who the Godfather of Go-Go was/is?
Turns out that Go-Go is a sub-genre of funk, and it was developed in, and around, Washington, D.C. (not far from T.A.H. Worldwide Media Headquarters) in the mid- and late-1970s. While its musical classification, influences, and origins are debated, Brown is regarded as the fundamental force behind the creation of Go-Go music.
Brown's early hits include "I Need Some Money" and "Bustin' Loose". "Bustin' Loose" (used by Nelly in the smash hit Hot In Here) has been adopted by the Washington Nationals baseball team as its home run celebration song (so we know Brown ain’t getting rich on those royalties.)
He has influenced other Go-Go bands such as Big G and The Backyard Band, Rare Essence, Experience Unlimited (EU), Little Benny and the Masters, and Trouble Funk. (And don’t’ even try to tell us you know who they are.)
Brown is considered a local legend in Washington, D.C., and has appeared in television advertisements for the Washington Post and other area companies. Brown resides in Waldorf, Maryland.
So why was our celeb stalker lurking around Brown at the Tech v. Nebraska game looking for a photo op? Good question. Evidently, Brown's son, Nekos, is a defensive end/linebacker for the Hokies, and Brown never misses a home game.
Unfortunately, Brown came across the Scheulen Stalking Machine which has appeared here at T.A.H. with other Virginia Tech luminaries.
Who can forget this classic shot of head football coach Frank Beamer who looks to be about as happy to see Brian as a case of Swine Flu!
(Scheulen blamed Beamer’s countenance on “allergies” adding the pitifully lame declaration “honestly!”)
Nice, Brian, NICE!
Check out the Godfather of Go-Go’s web site. He’s got a cool groove.
That’s a peach, hon…but, we digress.
Enter Gavin Terpilowski, an up-and-coming soccer star in the locale of T.A.H. Worldwide Media headquarters.
Terpilowski (Highland School 2010) has been tearing it up for the Highland Hawks lately recently tying a school record for most goals in a varsity soccer game.
His four goals ties the record shared by Jonathan Blackwell (PSU '08), and Chris Horner (Highland School '09). Against Virginia Episcopal, Terpilowski’s first goal was scored on a shot from the top of the box. Goal #2 came on a diving header. Goal #3 was a breakaway which put him one on one with the goalie, and goal #4 came in the final minute with a 30 yd shot over the goalie's head.
Already contemplating competing at the next level, Terpilowski is said to be considering ACC powerhouses Maryland, Duke and Wake Forest, as well as Georgetown and UCLA.
When subsequently asked how UCLA got in the mix, Terpilowski replied, "Well, I've heard that not every girl at UCLA is a 10; evidently there are a dozen 11s walking around."
When asked why UNC wasn't under consideration, his response was simply, "I've heard there might be a couple dozen 11s at that school, and that might be too much of a distraction."
Nice Gavin, NICE!
The boy then surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents, and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried and said that they also beat him.
After two recesses to check legal references and confer with the child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the University of Virginia Cavaliers football team, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.
*Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson tells it like it is, and right now, it's "not really good at anything right now." The Jackets are switching their defense with the hopes of simplifying things.
*Recruiting will be at stake this weekend when Maryland hosts Rutgers, as both coaches are interested in luring players from the opposing states.
*The Terps aren't the only ones who have recruiting on the mind.
*NC State is hoping its game against Pitt will help catch the attention of some Pennsylvania recruits.
*Expanding the search is even more important considering some top prospects in the state of North Carolina are leaving the state.
*One matchup to watch this weekend will be TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes #98 against Clemson right tackle Landon Walker.
*Duke and N.C. Central haven't played each other before, but they neighboring schools are hardly strangers.
*Virginia Tech's Stephan Virgil might return in time for the Miami game.
*FSU's defense is creating big plays, but it's also giving them up.
*Wake Forest lost its starting tight end Ben Wooster #85 to a back injury.
(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Recently T.A.H. Pop Culture Editor Young A.T. hipped us to this column in New Yorker magazine. No, we don’t regularly read New Yorker, or other such tomes of cosmopolitan interests, but we know people who do…
Some UNC students busted for underage drinking might be thinking “up tight” or maybe even “police state” about “The Hill” after local police “responded to a complaint of loud talking outside soccer player Hank Browning's home at 703 N. Columbia St. about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.”
Nope, not a misprint – that was 10:30 pm on a SATURDAY for LOUD TALKING.
According to the Raleigh News & Observer, police broke up an underage drinking party Saturday night and charged four Tar Heel athletes.
Senior swimmer Hank Browning, 22, was charged with providing a malt beverage to a minor. Senior women's swim captain A. Clemens, 20, junior freestyle swimmer R. Kane, 20, and redshirt soccer freshman P. Boneparth, 19, were all charged with underage possession of alcohol, according to Chapel Hill police reports.
Nice, “civilized neighbor," NICE!
Or as they say on SNL: Really?
*Good news for Georgia Tech in that Jonathan Dwyer has returned to practice, and he's not too concerned that the big plays have been missing for him so far this season.
*Maryland has some history with Rutgers, but when the Scarlet Knights come to town this weekend, they won't look like the Top 10 team the Terps upended two seasons ago.
*NC State coach Tom O'Brien likes phsyical football -- the kind Pitt plays. Not that "spread the field and play touch football stuff." Ha.
*Virginia rookie running back Dominique Wallace, who showed promise in the first three games, will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.
*North Carolina hasn't defeated Georgia Tech in Atlanta since 1997, and the Heels are using it as motivation.
*Few teams have gone through as much transition as Boston College in recent years, and yes, said coach Frank Spaziani, it has an effect on the program.
*Here are the ACC's biggest offensive surprises so far this season.
*Like Miami and Clemson did, UNC began preparing for Georgia Tech this past summer.
*Is the Heisman talk for Jacory Harris a little premature?
*Six Clemson players have been sidelined with the flu, but school officials don't yet whether or not it's the big S.
*What's up with FSU's defense? The Noles have given up enough big plays for a whole year, yet they're making them, too.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN -- Rodney Hudson, Florida State, G, Jr., 6-2, 283, Mobile, Ala. (BC Rain) - Florida State guard Rodney Hudson became the second Seminole in as many weeks to be named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week in helping the Seminole offense rack up 54 points against seventh-ranked Brigham Young. The graded out at 88 percent and helped anchor an offensive line that paved the way for 313 rushing yards, the most for Florida State since a 397-yard output against Virginia in 2002.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN -- Ricky Sapp, Clemson, DE, Sr., 6-4, 245, Bamberg, S.C. (Bamberg-Ehrhardt) - Clemson senior defensive end Ricky Sapp became the second Tiger to take home ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors for helping the Clemson defense post numbers that the program has not seen in 20 years in a 25-7 win against Boston College. Sapp had four tackles, including three for losses of 18 yards, and two sacks. He also forced a fumble and tallied two quarterback hurries.
DEFENSIVE BACK -- Greg Reid. Florida State, CB, Fr., 5-9, 175, Valdosta, Ga. (Lowndes) - Florida State true freshman cornerback Greg Reid kept the Seminoles’ first-half momentum in its favor by beginning the second half with a 63-yard interception return for a touchdown in a 54-28 upset win against seventh-ranked Brigham Young.
SPECIALIST -- Richard Jackson, Clemson, PK, Jr., 5-11, 190, Greer, S.C., (Riverside) - Clemson junior place-kicker Richard Jackson is the second Clemson specialist this season to earn ACC Specialist of the Week honors after tying an ACC single-game record with six field goals and tying a school record with 19 total points in a 25-7 win against Boston College. Despite all-day rain and two lightning delays, Jackson was a perfect 6-for-6 on field goal tries and converted attempts from 23, 33, 32, 52, 42, and 35 yards.
ROOKIE -- Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech, RB, Fr., 5-9, 205, Manassas, Va. (Stonewall Jackson) - For the second time in three weeks, Virginia Tech freshman running back Ryan Williams had the best performance of all first-year players in the league by posting 100 rushing yards for the second-straight game in a 16-15, come-from-behind win against No. 19 Nebraska. Williams gained 107 yards on 21 carries (5.1 ypc) and scored his sixth touchdown of the season, giving him an average of two scores per game over his first three collegiate games. Williams currently leads the league with 114.0 rushing yards per game.
*Well, you think the Terps had it bad? BC coach Frank Spaziani said his offense is "broke." Forget 1997, how's this for making history: BC's 54 yards of total offense was its worst since 1980.
*Georgia Tech learned quickly that one good season doesn't change national perceptions. (One subpar performance, though, does.)
*Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder left everything he had on the field against BYU -- including part of his lip.
*Clemson's offense could be slowed against TCU because of injuries to left tackle Chris Hairston and running back C.J. Spiller, but coach Dabo Swinney said he won't consider resting them because it's a nonconference game.
*Duke coach David Cutcliffe insists he's not using a two-quarterback system, it's just that Thaddeus Lewis has not been 100 percent healthy.
*Miami tight end Jimmy Graham wanted to prove he is more than a basketball player, and so far, the former forward is doing just that.
*Despite their preseason hopes, Virginia's special teams haven't been so special.
*Here's a good rewind of the Nebraska game, and what might lie ahead for the Hokies.
*Every ACC team in the state of North Carolina but Duke pulled off a win this weekend.
The crowd gave a hearty cheer as the video boards at Carter-Finley Stadium announced that Wilson had set the record.
The Colts' vaunted rushing game continues to give opponents fits while their defense remains solid especially in the crucial opening period.
Future all-pro, Justin L put on another spectacular show including a 55 yard reverse field cutback run which included a few moves he surely learned playing Madden Football.
Evidently, Buffett played a pre-game gig and the halftime show consisted of the Parrotheads “dancing” for “entertainment.”
Sunday, September 20, 2009
WINNERS: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Clemson, N.C. State
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