One of the great Saturday Night Live Skits from way back in the day. Candygram, Girl Scouts, Landshark. It’s all good.
Which brings us to a fun blog for the day.
Miami’s stadium, now known as Land Shark Stadium, is named after Jimmy Buffett’s Landshark Lager.
So, since there was no access to players and coaches today, I thought it might be fun to have a little fun with songs song by Buffett, and who they might apply to in the ACC. There’s lots of preview stuff about the game in the Tech section of ajc.com/sports.
So, here goes:
Bama Breeze: Virginia Tech. They can still feel the whoosh from the blowout the Crimson Tide put on them earlier this season.
California Dreamin (Buffett did his own version): Georgia Tech. What’s in California? The Rose Bowl? Where’s the national championship being played this year? That’s right.
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes: North Carolina and coach Butch Davis. The well-traveled head honcho has brought a new winning attitude in his third year in Chapel Hill after a failed stint with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns.
Come Monday: Virginia. What’s good about Monday? After the Cavs lose yet another game and bemoan their fate all weekend, they can start building hope again each week on Monday. Good luck with that.
Good Guys Win: To N.C. State’s Tom O’Brien, one of the good guys in the business.
Quietly Making Noise: Boston College. Al Spaziani has the Eagles looked good so far this season, but no one has said too much about them.
Time to go Home: Bobby Bowden and Florida State. Bowden desperately wants the NCAA wins record. He said he doesn’t want it for him. He wants it for his family. But he’s got to outlast Joe Paterno at Penn State, who seemingly has no plans to leave anytime soon, either.
The Good Fight: Duke’s David Cutcliffe. He’s got one heck of a hill to climb to make the program a winner, but he seems willing to give it his best shot.
Where is the Love: Miami’s Randy Shannon. He inherited a bit of a mess but has recruited well. He should get an opportunity to lead those recruits. Instead, there’s already talk he could be let go if his team disappoints this season.
Death Valley Lives: Come on, you know this one.
Defying Gravity: Wake Forest and coach Jim Grobe. He’s turned one of the worst programs in the country into a respectable team (FSU can vouch for that). How long will he stay there? How long can he keep winning?
Here We Are: This one goes to Maryland. A team that everyone seems to overlook every year, but has fans who have no problem letting you know they are around.
Alright I’ve had my fun.
Catching up on a few things. A few Miami players have come down with the flu, but none seem like impact players. Of course, with the flu who knows how quickly it may spread to other players on the team.
Now, if you feel like it, have at it with song titles and who you think they apply to in the ACC, and why. And, if you want to talk football, I’ll be back online around 1 p.m. tomorrow and will be glad to answer any questions you have about the game.