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Monday Armchair QB

Hey, it was a win! While a W by 2 is worth the same as a W by 20, Miami continues to flirt with disaster at the end of games. It really cost us against Houston, but against Seattle we got away with it. Fumbling the ball late in a game up by 2 (after dropping from a 14 point lead in the 3rd Q) is a good way to lose games, but somehow the defense came through. At 5-4, the Dolphins are looking more and more legit as a playoff contender.

The Canes are going to face a huge game this Thursday night against the Hokies of Virginia Tech. A win against Virginia means the possibility of an ACC title remains open. I don’t really have a prediction on this game, but if Miami can put their best foot forward on both sides of the ball for 4 quarters, Miami should win.

It looks like the top 4 teams in the LPC Fantasy Football league will win this week. With two studs (Boldin and Hightower) playing for me tonight and currently a 94-90 lead, I should finish with the week’s high score. The Turkey Buzzards lead by three going into tonight, but Jesse’s Fuser Heads who have been unmanned since week 1 has a bigtimer playing tonight.

The fantasy football report tomorrow will detail the standings which probably will not change from last week. Pastor Trav’s Big Doggs’ playoff hopes have taken a big step back, though he is still in the hunt. Right now, I believe there are 5 legit teams vying for 4 playoff positions. Ritz has been the biggest surprise by taking his freshman squad to the top of the standings tied with the equally surprising unmanned Fuser Heads.

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NCAA Men’s Basketball 3/14/08 UM vs VT

Since January 1993’s Sugar Bowl match-up of the “unbeatable” Miami Hurricane’s against the lowly Crimson Tide of Alabama, I have become a pessimist. Anytime there is a marginally competitive opponent, I just assume the Canes will find a way to lose. That started to change in 1998 when The Edge ended UCLA’s title hopes, and 2000 against FSU and in the Sugar Bowl against UF, 2001 when we went undefeated and won the football championship. I had progressed back to a cocky Cane fan until Terry Porter infamously snatched the championship from us and handed it to Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. Since then, I just assume we will lose against marginally competitive teams, basketball or football, doesn’t really matter. Well, I was proven right today. The Canes were in the game, even had a second half lead against the Virginia Tech Hokies. Then, VT just decided to put us away. 63-49 was the final. The Canes this year are not bad, but they aren’t great either. We will probably get a 9 or 10 seed and be lucky to get past the first round of the tourney. It’s a good season on which to build the future, but not really that much to brag about.

There I go again, sounding like a pessimist in a season that is not even technically over yet.

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