The Virtual Tailgate

Wherein our heroes discuss all of the important Bowl Games happening this year (the ones with an ACC team in them of course!). 

Dec 26 - Shreveport, LA - Independence Bowl
Missouri 7-5 (5-4 Big 12) vs North Carolina 7-5 (3-5 ACC)

Dec 27 - Charlotte, NC - Belk Bowl
Louisville 7-5 (5-2 Big East) vs NC State 7-5 (4-4 ACC)

Dec 29 - Orlando, FL - Champs Sports Bowl
Florida State 8-4 (5-3 ACC) vs Notre Dame 8-4

Dec 30 - Nashville, TN - Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Mississippi State 6-6 (2-6 SEC) vs Wake Forest 6-6 (5-3 ACC)

Dec 31 - El Paso, Tx - Hyundai Sun Bowl
Georgia Tech 8-4 (5-3 ACC) vs Utah 7-5 (4-5 Pac 12)

Dec 31 - Atlanta, GA - Chick-fil-A Bowl
Virginia 8-4 (5-3 ACC) vs 25 Auburn 7-5 (4-4 SEC)

Jan 3 - New Orleans, LA - Sugar Bowl
13 Michigan 10-2 (6-2 Big Ten) vs 11 Virginia Tech 11-2 (7-1 ACC)

Jan 4 - Miami, FL - Orange Bowl
23 West Virginia 9-3 (5-2 Big East) vs Clemson 10-3 (6-2 ACC)

Direct download: vt-bowls-20111218.mp3
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For so few games to discuss, we sure can ramble on!  The Bowl picture is still pretty fuzzy to us, but at least we know who's playing for the big time now.

Last Week's Games:

Boston Collge @ Miami
Georgia @ Georgia Tech
Maryland @ NC State
Duke @ North Carolina
Vanderbuilt @ Wake Forest
Virginia Tech @ Virginia
Florida State @ Florida
Clemson @ South Carolina
Players of the Week
Power Rankings
ACC Championship
Geoff hands out some superlatives
We all hand out some individual awards
Direct download: vt13-20111127.mp3
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The whole gang is back together, and we just can't stop talking.  Too many teams vying for bowls in a confusing system will do that to you.  We try to puzzle it out.

Last Week's games:

North Carolina @ Virginia Tech
Virginia @ Florida State
Miami @ South Florida
Georgia Tech @ Duke
Clemson @ NC State
Maryland @ Wake Forest
Boston College @ Notre Dame
Players of the Week
Bowl Talk!
Pick-em check in
Next Week's games:
Boston Collge @ Miami
Georgia @ Georgia Tech
Maryland @ NC State
Duke @ North Carolina
Vanderbuilt @ Wake Forest
Virginia Tech @ Virginia
Florida State @ Florida
Clemson @ South Carolina
Direct download: vt11-20111120-mono.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

David wasn't around for the live show, so the rest of us are off the chain! Don't worry David-fans, he pre-recorded his analysis just for you!

Last Week's Games:

Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech
Wake Forest @ Clemson
Miami @ Florida State
NC State @ Boston College
Duke @ Virginia
Notre Dame @ Maryland

Players of the Week
Power Rankings!
Movers and shakers this year.
Pick-em Check In
Next Week's Games
North Carolina @ Virginia Tech
Virginia @ Florida State
Miami @ South Florida
Georgia Tech @ Duke
Clemson @ NC State
Maryland @ Wake Forest
Boston College @ Notre Dame
Direct download: vt11-20111115-mono.mp3
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The ACC postseason races are heating up!  We talking about the best and worst performances of the season so far.

This week's games:

Florida St @ Boston College
Virginia @ Maryland
North Carolina @ NC State
Duke @ Miami
Notre Dame @ Wake Forest

Players of the Week

Power Rankings

Cheers and Jeers for the season so far

Pick 'em Check in

North Carolina @ Virginia Tech
Virginia @ Florida State
Miami @ South Florida
Georgia Tech @ Duke
Clemson @ NC State
Maryland @ Wake Forest
Boston College @ Notre Dame

Direct download: vt10-20111108-mono.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36pm EST

Come for the football, stay for the insanity!

Geoff and Jarred get into it over the Power Rankings this week, and Andrew tests out his creative writing chops, while David tries to hold it all together.

Last Week's games:

Virginia @ Miami
NC State @ Florida State
Virginia Tech @ Duke
Wake Forest @ North Carolina
Boston College @ Maryland
Clemson @ Georgia Tech

Players of the Week

Power Rankings

ACC Roundtable

Pick 'em Check in

Next Week's games:

Florida St @ Boston College
Virginia @ Maryland
North Carolina @ NC State
Duke @ Miami
Notre Dame @ Wake Forest

New Team Check in

Direct download: vt09-20111101-mono.mp3
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It's time for more ACC talk!  We get our first call!

  • Maryland @ Florida State
  • Wake Forest @ Duke
  • North Carolina @ Clemson
  • NC State @ Virginia
  • Georgia Tech @ Miami
  • Boston College @ Virginia Tech

Players of the Week

Power Rankings

The ACC on the National Stage w/Clemson?

Pick 'em Check in

  • Virginia @ Miami
  • NC State @ Florida State
  • Virginia Tech @ Duke
  • Wake Forest @ North Carolina
  • Boston College @ Maryland
  • Clemson @ Georgia Tech

New Team Check in

Direct download: vt08-20111025-mono.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48pm EST

This week, Jarred zones out, David called em all, and Andrew looks up more oddly-named endangered species/mascots on Wikipedia.

  • Miami at UNC
  • Florida State at Duke
  • Georgia Tech at Virginia
  • Virginia Tech at Wake Forest
  • Clemson at Maryland

Playes of the week

Power Ratings get a shake up

  • Maryland at Florida State
  • Wake Forest at Duke
  • North Carolina at Clemson
  • NC State at Virginia
  • Georgia Tech at Miami
  • Boston College at Virginia Tech
Direct download: vt07-20111018-mono.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:03pm EST

Come for the Football, stay to see just exactly what Jarred will say next.

Last week's games:

  • Maryland @ #13 Georgia Tech
  • Louisville @ North Carolina
  • #23 Florida State @ Wake Forest
  • Central Michigan @ NC State
  • Boston College @ #8 Clemson
  • Miami @ #21 Virginia Tech
Players of the Week
Power Ratings pick up steam!
Realignment Fatigue? Geoff admits to it, and the rest of us kind of agree!
Early speculation on the end of the ACC season
  • Miami at UNC
  • Florida State at Duke
  • Georgia Tech at Virginia
  • Virginia Tech at Wake Forest
  • Clemson at Maryland

Direct download: vt06-20111011-mono.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 7:28pm EST

This week, Jarred's connection goes walkabout, Geoff regrets firing his old stats guy in the middle of the season, and we all lose it during a discussion of Central Michigan.

Before we get started on the football, we give Jarred a chance to make amends over his disbelief in the existence of the Golden Panther.  Results were....less than ideal.

We finally get to last week's games:

Georgia Tech @ NC State
Idaho @ Virginia
Wake Forest @ Boston College
Towson @ Maryland
North Carolina @ East Carolina
Duke @ Florida International
Bethune-Cookman @ Miami
Clemson @ Virginia Tech

Players of the Week
Power Ratings Debut!
Is Clemson the real deal?
Who might fall in the ACC?
Pick-em check in 
Next week's games:
Maryland @ #13 Georgia Tech
Louisville @ North Carolina
#23 Florida State @ Wake Forest
Central Michigan @ NC State
Boston College @ #8 Clemson
Miami @ #21 Virginia Tech
Direct download: vt05-20111004-mono.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 7:12pm EST