Tag: michael vick

virginia tech athletics

Win or lose: Change is coming after UVA, Virginia Tech meet on Friday

Virginia Tech is averaging 362.0 yards and 23.3 points per game in 2014, a big fall-off from the Hokies’ most recent double-digit-win season, 2011, when that 11-3 squad averaged 413.0 yards and 27.9 points per game.


nfl football

Victory Formation: Why value the premature end to a football game?

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell earned the ire of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan after his over-the-line dive at the end of the Jets’ 20-13 win on Sunday.


How Ray Rice plays in the NFL in 2015

Ray Rice is only on the sidelines in a figurative sense. The former Baltimore Ravens running back remains on the NFL indefinite suspension list in the aftermath of the release of security-camera footage showing him punching his then-fiancee twice, knocking her out cold, in a New Jersey elevator in February.


Fox News be damned: Vick's story is tale of redemption

I have to admit to being surprised to hear Tucker Carlson saying on Fox News that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick should have been executed for his role in a dogfighting ring that landed the former Virginia Tech star in a federal prison. I was surprised mainly because I didn’t realize that Tucker Carlson was […]


Fox News be damned: Vick’s story is tale of redemption

I have to admit to being surprised to hear Tucker Carlson saying on Fox News that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick should have been executed for his role in a dogfighting ring that landed the former Virginia Tech star in a federal prison. I was surprised mainly because I didn’t realize that Tucker Carlson was […]


Winners and Losers: Sept. 27, 2010

WINNER: Virginia Tech pitches an ACC shutout That’s the Tech that we’ve come to expect over the years. The fans might not be impressed with all the field goals in the second half, but a 19-0 win at Boston College is nothing to sneeze at. It’s still hard to believe that all that did was […]


Winners and Losers: Sept. 27, 2010

WINNER: Virginia Tech pitches an ACC shutout That’s the Tech that we’ve come to expect over the years. The fans might not be impressed with all the field goals in the second half, but a 19-0 win at Boston College is nothing to sneeze at. It’s still hard to believe that all that did was […]


Second chance?

Sitting at my feet as I write this column, as is the case when I do most of what I do, is my ferocious 10-pound miniature poodle, Benzi. It sends chills down my spine to think that what she means to the average dogfighting magnate is an opportunity to train the next killer by throwing […]


Beamer, Matthews weigh in on Vick news

Frank Beamer coached Michael Vick. Mickey Matthews recruited him. Both think it’s good to see Vick back in the NFL with the news from today that the Newport News native and former Virginia Tech star has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.