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A few things we didn’t get to this morning.

12.16.08 at 9:00 am ET
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I wanted to post a couple videos that are better seen than heard on the radio.  One was a tip off from, a d and c favorite website, sportsbybrooks.  After the ‘Cuse dropped their game to the high powered Cleveland State, and us non Syracuse grads love this because our office is filled with Orange grads, Jim Boeheim took out his frustration on a microphone!

Also being in the Christmas spirit I saw another video, youtube is the best, that I thought you all might get a laugh.  I did.  Whether you drive a hybrid like Iggy or a gas guzzler like Gerry, this is funny!  You don’t have to believe strongly either way.  Just watch and let me know what you think!

Final plug for Jeff Pearlman’s book Boys will Be Boys.  I am only through half of it and I can’t put it down!  The most disturbing chapter to me, so far, is the Charles Haley (chapter 9).  The most interesting thing that I have learned is that Jimmy Johnson was a big booze hound, and he traded Steve DeOssie.  I am still working the DeOssie angle to find out what really happened that got him traded!

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Why Tim Tebow Should Win The Heisman

12.09.08 at 10:33 am ET
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I have talked for the last year why I think Tim Tebow is the best player in College Football and one of the best in history…..I received an e-mail from my friend who is one of the greatest QB’s to ever play at Holy Cross.  Here is why Tim Tebow needs to win the Heisman Trophy…

This is pro sports town. There is nothing wrong with that, but it’s unfortunate that people here don’t pay more attention to college football. I love going to Fenway Park on a summer night, and Patriots Fans

Tim Tebow should be holding this

Tim Tebow should be holding this

deserve to be commended for the commitment level they show by going to games in sub zero weather to support their team, but there is something special about college football. The game has a pageantry and, to sound corny, a magic about it.

You can’t understand what I am talking about until you have spent a Fall Saturday in Gainesville, Athens(not Greece), Austin or (to make Iggy happy) even Columbia(not South America). There is something special about watching kids play a game they love. I understand that college football is big business, but it still has a purity that the pros can’t match. If you aren’t a college football fan, start watching. If you are a college football fan consider yourself lucky, lucky because you have been given the opportunity to watch a rare special athlete who deserves to win his second straight Heisman Trophy.

Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy are tremendous football players having phenomenal seasons. If you don’t watch the games and simply look at stats you would probably say that Tim Tebow is having a sub par season compared to the Big 12 QBs. This award isn’t about statistics. If it was, Timmy Chang would have won one, maybe two.

The Heisman Trophy is about being the Most Outstanding College Football player in the country. Tim

WWTTD?  What Would Tim Tebow Do?

WWTTD? What Would Tim Tebow Do?

Tebow, simply put, is outstanding. His numbers are good. He has thrown 28 Touchdowns to an unheard of 2 interceptions. That is a better ratio then Bradford’s 48 to 6. He has run for another 12 tds, but his impact goes deeper then that. The defense worries about him on every play. The three speedsters on Florida’s team are constantly breaking long runs in large part because the linebackers hesitate just a split second to see if Tebow is going to keep the ball. He doesn’t make mistakes, he is accurate and he is a leader. The players on his team look to him at all times. He makes plays when he is needed.

Saturday in the SEC Championship game Florida was missing explosive playmaker, Percy Harvin. What did Tebow do? He led his team to victory over the Number 1 team in the country by throwing 3 touchdown’s to 3 different receivers, he lead two 4th quarter touchdown drives and he was the team’s leading rusher to earn a birth in the National Championship game.

After the Gators lost to Ole Miss, Tebow didn’t promise victories. What he did promise was that no team would outwork the University of Florida. He delivered on that promise.

Florida Offensive coordinator, Dan Mullen, put it best when he said that if we were to have a college football draft, every coach in the country would kill to get the first pick so that they could draft Tebow.

If you are lucky enough to have a Hesiman vote you should cast it for Tebow. If you are like the rest of us, just be thankful you are fortunate enough to watch him play.

 Well said…..well said…..

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BC goes down, but who expected them to get this far? And a couple other things.

12.08.08 at 6:04 pm ET
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Final Thoughts on the Eagles.

I for one am sick of all the talk of those who say, “same old BC, choke in the big games.”  Now lets break it down a little bit more.  Jags summed it up nicely by saying this was the best TEAM he has ever been around. Last year you had a Heisman candidate on your team who you could lean on, who would take pressure off everyone around him.  This team leaned on its defensive unit as a whole and, as we all watched, the injury bug hit them, and hit them hard, the biggest name being Brian Toal.  Chris Crane, as one famous coach says, is what he is.  It took him a while to grasp the fact that Matt Ryan was no longer there, and it took Meter time as well, and that he was the man to steer this ship, and he had to learn how to earn the teams “trust.” They had/have a very young offense, Montel Harris, who nobody had on their radar, a true freshman, Josh Haden, true freshman a bit intimidating going from High School to ACC starter.  A lot of people don’t realize that BC tends to lose that blue chip prospect the other power houses in the SEC and ACC.  Lets be honest it is academics first athletics second at BC, and it should be, where at other schools it seems to be the opposite.    Trust me when I tell you, when you walk into Death Valley and there are 80,000 crazed Tiger fans on game day, there 5 hours before a game and 3 after, plus the fact that you are a god down there, it makes it a bit difficult to sell the Heights.  The Eagles coaches deserve a ton of credit for putting this team in a position to have played in the championship game this past Saturday.  Isn’t there one name that deserves some head coaching consideration, try Frank Spaziani.  One of the best coordinators in college football.  With all the injuries the defense had this past season, Spaziani still had the Eagles defense tops in some categories in the ACC.  First in Yards given up per game (273.4), total rushing yards (1198), interceptions (26), INTs for td’s(5), so the question remains, why isn’t Spaz in the talks for any of these job openings?

Yesterday’s Pats game via the TV.

Isn’t there some young, up and coming broadcaster out there that CBS can hire?  I am looking for the CBS’s version of  eJo Buck.  Dick Enberg was awful yesterday.  Calling Ben Watson, Randy Moss, on Watson’s TD catch.  I mean come on, you are working for CBS not the Local Access channel.  You should know who is who, and if you don’t wait until your spotter id’s him for you, and since the BC season is over I am looking for another gig.  Also, I like Randy Cross, but buddy lets lose the Boogie Nights porn mustache!  And while I am venting on announcers how about Brad Nessler at the ACC luncheon on Friday.  He didn’t know how pronounce Mark Hezlich’s name, he said Mark Zerzlick, what preparation.

Now that football is over, I’ll try to hit the blog a couple times a week, excluding Christmas and New Years.  As always, and this means that one guy that blasts me and curses me out, send questions and comments to sciaccio@weei.com.  Thanks, Chach.

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10 Quick Hits from the Weekend

12.08.08 at 10:26 am ET
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Here is my attempt at a Peter King type format –

 

I want to be Tim Tebow

I want to be Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow is the best player in College Football – and one of the best college players of all time.

Bruins fans are going to fall hard when this team goes into a January slide…Bill from NH and Bob from Cheshire, CT are living the good life right now, but something tells me the B’s are about to come back to reality.

Jr. Seau can play for the next 5 year if he is only asked to give 15-20 plays a game during December

Randy Cross looks really creepy with his gray hair and dark colored mustache.

When Jabar Gaffney is catching balls the Patriots are a different team – he has been so huge on 3rd downs over the years - in each of these last 3 games, he will be put in position to make a huge catch late in the game.

Marty Schottenheimeris a good man and players like him, but haven’t owners seen enough of Martyball to know his time is up?

Ohio State will get smoked by Texas and for the 3rd year in a row look foolish in the BCS.

BC disappointed their fans again with the loss Saturday. I’m not trying to make excuses for them, if they want to be a player in this town they need to win a big game – that being said, the job Coach Jags did this year far surpasses anything Tom O’Brien ever did at The Heights.

Had dinner and watched some games at Sports Grill Boston  Saturday night – hidden gem in Boston. Good food, good beer and amazing TV placement. I highly recommend it.

This Celtics team will win over 72 regular season games.

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Tampa FL, Are you ready for the ACC championship game?

12.05.08 at 2:51 pm ET
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Live from Tampa its Chach

Okay,  its been a few days since I have blogged so here goes, and a ton of pictures to boot.  As most of you have heard, Meter and I weren’t at work today.  I heard the boys came up with some of their fresh, new and hilarious, Meter and I had to share a room, who’s bigger, you know the gut busting stuff.

Woke up at about 8am and sat in bed for awhile watching sports center.  Can I just say that I hate ESPN with a passion, Enough college hoops, their season just started, give me more NHL highlights, go B’s.  Sorry about that, so I made sure that Mark Herzlich called into the show, then I went on a 6 mile run along the Hillsborough Bay.  Saw a few dolphins jump in the bay, now I don’t know if it was Flipper or Ricky Williams but it was pretty cool to see.  What a great way to start the morning!

Headed to Quiznos (did I spell that right Bradford?) for a sandwich, then headed to Raymond James Stadium.  I will try to do little writing here and load as many pictures as I can!  Bear with my camera phone images, Hacks with Hags had the higher quality video image camera.

I thought this was cool (image to left).  It is a sand sculpture in the lobby of the hotel.  I thought that is pretty cool!

The Pirate ship, took this for my Jack Sparrow, Nick Chach!

The Pirate ship, took this for my Jack Sparrow, Nick Chach!

Meter and Cronan's view tomorrow

Meter and Cronan's view tomorrow

Okay, I did get to walk on the field.  To the left is a view of the BC’s End Zone turf/sod.  Clearly this is not, what was supposed to be, the best turf in the NFl.  To the right is a larger image of the same spot.  You won’t see Paul McGuire bring this to you on the broadcast tomorrow now will you?

It will be a great ball game tomorrow at 1pm, heard on WEEI, I think both defenses will be stout.  Meter’s new “Matt Ryan,” Mark Herzlich will have to continue his, Defensive Player of the Year, play, and Dominic Davis has to keep the ball away from the quick and tough Va Tech defense.  My pick for the game, BC 24 Va Tech 14, do you smell the oranges?   Oh yeah one more photo to share with you.  On my way home from setting up the equipment for tomorrow’s broadcast, this place (image below) is about 200 yards away, and no Meter and I haven’t been there….yet!  Don’t forget to check out the game on EEI tomorrow and go Eagles!  And Bradford, hopefully you’ll pick up the 5.99 it cost me to get on line in the Hyatt, come on you dot comers have all kinds of expense funds!

The sun ruined my awesome camera phone image but this is the world famous Mons Venus!

The sun ruined my awesome camera phone image but this is the world famous Mons Venus image under the sun!

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