Posts Tagged: Football

4 Things Football Teaches Us

September is in full swing and (American) football season is upon us! For diehard fans, summers are miserable. Journalists, talking heads, and the like are hard-pressed for on-the-field material. As such, trivial storylines ranging from practice scuffles to Tim Tebow abound. That will change this Thursday with the season opener between the New England Patriots… Read more »

2012 College Football – An Analysis of the Polls From Your Bureaucrat on Sports, the Hokie Guru

It’s that time of year again, folks. In twelve days, we’ll see the first college football game of the year on ESPN. Only one Saturday left until December without college football. Let’s get ready. Now. The Polls The official start of college football is always marked by the issuance of the Associated Press (AP) and… Read more »

Are You Ready For Some Football? 2012 -13

The Gov Loop NFL Pool is gearing up for the 2012-2013 season! No buy-in, no pay-out, no money involved, just bragging rights for the week and a beautiful metal water bottle prize for most correct picks over the season. I’ll be posting the weekly pool sheet in the NFL POOL Discussion in The Break Room… Read more »

Fooling Ourselves and Paying a High Price

While the saga around the Penn State sexual abuse scandal will, and should, continue as people come to terms with the horrifying series of events that transpired, I find myself looking for any good that can come from this disturbing series of (in)actions of those in positions of authority. What happened in Happy Valley is… Read more »

First and Goal: CFCNCA Loaned Executive Teams Compete For Autographed Footballs to Raise Money for Those in Need

The five Loaned Executive (LE) teams have stepped up their game: They are now competing for three valuable autographed footballs to be awarded to the winning LE team’s highest-scoring departments. The winning score will be based on the following statistics: percentage of 2010 goal achieved, percentage of total dollars pledged in 2010 vs. 2009 and… Read more »

The Anniversary Edition, Randomness, and the NCAA Division 1 Big East College Football Preview from the Hokie Guru, Govloop’s Bureaucrat on Sports

Good morning, Govloopers!!! It’s been a year since Govloop sent me this e-mail… he sent it on July 10, 2008: So here’s what I’m thinking with GovLoop. You (studboy) write a once a week short blog/column. Your topic of choice. It can be a combination of your crazy stories and the sports stud hokieguru. I… Read more »

Happy Fourth of July (and RIP Steve McNair) From The Hokie Guru, Govloop’s Bureaucrat on Sports

Happy Fourth of July… our country is massively awesome!! Have a great holiday and weekend. Here’s sports teaser for you college football fans (like the Hokie Guru) that can’t wait for college football: College Gameday starts it all!! 🙂 You can’t see me… but I’m dancing by my computer!! 🙂 This, of course, is the… Read more »