Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New recruit and other links

After a bit of a drought in recruiting, BC picked up the commitment of New York lineman Oday Aboushi.

The Globe restates what I said yesterday: it is Orange, Music City or San Fran for BC.

Backups abound in New England.

Herzy and Davis received ACC honors for the Wake Forest game.

BC remains involved with Florida DE Victor Gray.

Jacksonville is looking for a bailout after last year's sparsely attended ACC Championship Game.

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At 1:20 PM, Blogger Deacon Drake said...

So hopefully this eliminates Jacksonville from ever hosting the ACC title game again.

If they want it in Florida, Tampa and Orlando are more desirable. Most ACC fans would prefer Atlanta, Charlotte, or DC.

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Big Jack Krack said...

I agree - Charlotte, D.C. or Atlanta. I hope the game does well in Tampa. The tickets are priced right. But after two years in Tampa, the game has to be staged in or near an ACC City/hotbed. Charlotte gets the first tryout.

That Jacksonville deal is madness. Like the writer said "Perhaps a thorough public audit is in order before dipping further into the taxpayer till".

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Eagle in Brighton said...

Couldn't agree more.

Also, love the Aboushi signing. The skill positions make the headlines, but at the end of the day, teams are built from the D/Olines outward. Really hoping for that Williams commit as well.

At 2:03 PM, Blogger Erik said...

I'll admit to having never been to Atlanta, and although this blog is hosted by one of their people, I'll take most Florida cities over Atlanta anyday. If there's a beach or theme park, seems more fun to me than a random city and the distance is basically the same since its only accessible by air for BC fans.

At 3:59 PM, Blogger Eagle in Somerville said...

Erik, you have clearly never tried to fly to Jacksonville. It is very difficult (and expensive) to get to from almost anywhere. The last time I flew from Boston to Jacksonville, my two coach tickets cost $2350

At 4:49 PM, Blogger Alex L. said...

I live in Tampa and the airport is very easy to fly in and out of. Of course I am biased, but I think giving Tampa 2 years to try out having the 'ship is worth the try.

At 5:02 PM, Blogger Eagle in Brighton said...

I'll try Tampa...but Jacksonville is a pit beyond belief. Expensive and inconvenient (few direct or affordable flights), Jax has little to offer before or after gametime.

Tampa/Orlando sounds respectable, but I'd love to see it in Charlotte, ATown or DC (though it could get cold).

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Please no in Orlando. I don't think I'll be able to take all the inevitable Disney tie-ins.

At 10:54 PM, Blogger BeantownBC85 said...

What's wrong with DC? I think it's a good distance from all of us and coming from the BC perspective I think that DC is a good close enough bargaining middle point. Atlanta's okay but its just okay. I'd prefer Charlotte or maybe a nice South Carolina city!

At 8:41 AM, Blogger tow2nd2none said...

I know this would never happen but how about a 12 year rotation letting each ACC school host the game? It'd be a great chance for fans that might not otherwise travel to a regular season away game to get to see other campuses. Plus it would provide extra incentive to do well in a "host" year.

At 10:18 AM, Blogger BeantownBC85 said...

Yeah that's just what Southern kids want, a trip to a winter in Boston.

We'd still only get 10,000 in the stands so how about we change our site to the Caribbean?

At 10:26 AM, Blogger Eagle1 said...


Orlando is great, as long as you don't mind the $60 cab fares from Point A to Point B. We had a fantastic time last December during the Champs Sports Bowl. I strongly recommend an around-the-world beer-drinking tour at EPCOT.

Tampa = Mons Venus. Yes, please. Thank you.

At 10:48 AM, Blogger eagle1331 said...

I have heard this Mons is legendary.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

ESPN published their coverage maps for this weekend. The whole country gets to see both UF-FSU and our game, split between ABC and ESPN2:


Thought I would pass this along. And since my parents don't have cable, guess this means I'm going to my first-ever game watch.

At 3:38 PM, Blogger tow2nd2none said...

@BCbeantown85 -

I live in florida, and i'd say a majority of 18-22 year olds haven't seen snow, so the trip north might actually have some appeal... Now New England residents who are looking forward to trekking south might be disappointed, but as a once every 12 year occurence, would that factor be that big of a deal anyways?


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