Casualty of Capitalism

Exiled into Wilmington, Delaware by virtue of corporate layoffs. (Note: Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this blog are Copyright 2005, Michael Collins, and cannot be used without permission.)

Location: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Graduate of University of Maryland School of Law; University of Maryland, College Park (Economics/Political Science).

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Is it Basketball Season Yet?

Maryland lost to Virginia Tech tonight 55-6. It only took sorry, no-account starting QB Joe Statham 45 seconds to throw his first INT on his way to an 8-17-70-3 evening. The first two Terps QB's to take the field combined for an 11-23-90-4 night. Pathetic.

As a famous game show host used to say, "But that's not all!" Here are the Hokies' scoring drives ending in TD's:

Drive: 5 plays, 29 yards in 01:38.
Drive: 3 plays, 17 yards in 00:54.
Drive: 6 plays, 53 yards in 02:00.
Drive: 3 plays, 23 yards in 00:15.
Drive: 6 plays, 62 yards in 01:28.
Drive: 9 plays, 28 yards in 04:43.
34 Yd interception return, 0:23.

Like a hot knife through butter. Including PAT's, that's 33 plays, 212 yards on offense, approximately 11 minutes, 49 points. Take out that "long" drive of 28 yards in nearly 5 minutes, and you have 6 TD's (42 points) in just 6 minutes of play. Just for the record, the last time I checked Virginia Tech wasn't playing its home games in an Arena Football stadium.

I said a couple weeks ago that all was forgiven because we beat Florida State this year. But I think this game tips the season back in the direction of an utter embarassment. Luckily, basketball season starts tomorrow night.


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