The final regular-season game in the Orange Bowl resembled the infamous Ned Beatty scene in Deliverance more than an actual football game. Todays FedEx Orange Bowl promises to be better. And by better, we mean totally bad-ass. The Virginia Tech Hokies face off against the Kansas Jay Hawks. The shitty football monikers are offset by the sheer bad-assery of some of the names of the players: Dexton Fields, Victor Macho Harris, Tyrod Taylor. See? Bad-ass.
But theres also this: The Jay Hawks number-two-ranked offense averages 44.3 points per game and features some lightning-fast players. They also have a head coach that can swallow a Christmas ham whole. The Hokies, meanwhile, have Beamerball, which sounds like something youd get if you were struck in the crotch during an ultracompetitive game of dodge ball. I can assure you its not. Its what you call college footballs number-two-ranked defense. Number two offense meets number two defense? Its the perfect storm of bad-assery and mayhem. And its just what you want from a football game.
Thu., Jan. 3, 2008