Friday, September 15, 2006

Week 3 Haiku Preview

Given the ACC's performance in the opening two weeks, by my judgment, eight of the nine games this weekend involving league teams are up for grabs (Virginia Tech-Duke being the only sure thing). That then requires a much more in-depth analysis than my usual snarky one-paragraph preview. And that means a lot of writing...and time...and patience...which I don't have much of these days. So here's a slightly different forecast for this weekend in ACC land - and props to Dave Sez for the inspiration...

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006
BYU at Boston College
Catholics, Mormons
Each with offense aplenty
The Pope's crew prevails
(The Pick: Boston College 28, BYU 20)

Wake Forest at Connecticut
Duke scared the Deacons
Huskies are more than just bark
Wake will feel the bite
(The Pick: Connecticut 17, Wake Forest 14)

Duke at Virginia Tech
Shot their wad, did Duke
And still fell short to the Deacs
No mercy from Tech
(The Pick: Virginia Tech 37, Duke 3)

Troy at Georgia Tech
Shot their wad, did Troy
And still fell short to the Noles
No mercy from Tech
(The Pick: Georgia Tech 24, Troy 7)

Miami at Louisville
Canes are underdogs
Just like last year at VT
The Cards miss Mike Bush
(The Pick: Miami 27, Louisville 21)

Western Michigan at Virginia
Al Groh, chessmaster
Now sweats over a MAC team
George Welsh smiles wryly
(The Pick: Virginia 20, Western Michigan 16)

Furman at North Carolina
Heel fans remember
Furman's ass-kicking of yore
Torbush really blew
(The Pick: North Carolina 31, Furman 10)

Southern Miss at NC State
A loss to Akron
Wolfpack Nation in uproar
Ain't seen nothin' yet
(The Pick: Southern Miss 20, NC State 10)

Clemson at Florida State
The Eighth Bowden Bowl
Tommy has beaten Dad twice
But Pops is at home
(The Pick: Florida State 24, Clemson 21)

1 comment: said...

Well your NC State pick was pretty much on. Coach Amato has got to go.