It’s been a LONG five years, but FSU is headed in the right direction — a strong finish is needed and it all started with the beatdown of our obnoxious arch rival Florida 31-7 last weekend. I don’t care how “down” a program is — you play your hearts out and never admit that you didn’t stand a chance. Period.
So, tonight, here in Charlotte is the first big test (yes, another test this season!) … we play a Hokie team that started out roughly, but emerged from those early fires to enter this game. Frank Beamer has acknowledged and told his team that FSU’s record is 9-3 by a total of 6 points — that’s the number of points FSU lost to NC State (4) and North Carolina (2) … and that in the last 14 meetings between FSU and VaTech — FSU leads 13-1. The single loss — Christian Ponder’s first game as the leader when Drew Weatherford suffered a concussion — and the Seminoles — leading early in the 4th Quarter suffered a bashing defeat, 40-21.
The Christian Ponder that was at that game isn’t the one showing up tonight in the 2010 ACC Championship game. Christian has played all season – albeit one game – with nagging injuries dating back to the beatdown FSU took at the hands of Oklahoma — a game that, I believe, redefined FSU and this season. Virginia Tech looks good on paper, but how do they look in their hearts and souls? Do they believe they can beat FSU? Do they believe they stand a chance? That’s one thing FSU has right now … belief. Especially after owning Florida last weekend after settling down — that’s the key for FSU tonight — settling down and then focusing. When FSU does that … it’s going to be a long night for VaTech.
FSU is ready for the game tonight. My friends and I are ready for the game tonight. Are the Hokies ready for the game tonight? Somehow, I believe that VaTech already knows how much FSU wants this game and it will play out like that on the field … GO SEMINOLES SCALP THE HOKIES! Gobble-Gobble!
Sidenotes … what a great week – it zipppppppppppppppppped by quickly; prayers for my family are greatly appreciated right now; I’m starting, finally, to get the Christmas spirit — I need to go buy a tree once things calm down (I’m using the FSU game tonight as a way to stay focused)! I hope everyone has a great weekend! Hugs!
Bleeding Garnet & Gold, I am