Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The View from Section X

Hello all, and welcome to Section X. No it's not a porn blog...

My name is Dave and I'm a season ticket holder for football and avid fan of all Boston College sports. During my time as a season ticket holder, and time as a BC sports fan in general, I've had the opportunity to see some amazing games, moments, and feats of athleticism.

I've attended games on and off for the past 20 years, but had never become what I would consider a die hard until recently. I got hooked on BC Sports on October 23, 2004 when Paul Peterson hooked up with Tony Gonzalez for a 30-yard TD with just :54 seconds remaining to help the Eagles to a 24-23 win over rival Notre Dame. The win went largely unnoticed by the local media. I couldn't believe it...I wanted to read and here more about that game.

I discovered that this was not just a fluke occurrence just 2 weeks later when the Eagles went into Morgantown, WV and knocked off West Virginia on the road for the first time in 15 years. The win put BC in the drivers seat for the Big East Championship in their final season as a member of the conference. What should have been cause for an outpouring of support for the school and program which was now "this" close to reaching the Orange Bowl, was met by a collective yawn. The media fawned over the Red Sox and their recent World Series title. As a non-baseball fan, I couldn't have cared less.

Of course BC did not win the conference that year, suffering a brutal beating at the hands of a 5-5 Syracuse in the teams final regular season and Big East conference game. It was considered one of the biggest choke jobs in recent college football. I was down, and I was angry. I wanted someone to blame. And again, it went largely unnoticed and uncovered.

The team, of course, recovered and has gone on to success in the ACC playing against traditional powerhouses Florida State, Miami, Virginia Tech, and Clemson. This has continued to go largely ignored by the Herald and the Globe here in Boston, choosing instead to cover whatever 7th tier free agent the Red Sox are pursuing or dissecting regular season game 4 of 82 for the Celtics. Now in their 4th season of ACC football and still with almost no support from the local media, I've decided to start this blog. My hope is to provide other folks like myself with articles, news, and information on Boston College football and Boston College athletics in general.

I'm hoping to provide at least 1 post per day during the football/basketball seasons regarding the team. Some ideas for features that have been kicked around include: weekly podcasts, round table debates, weekly recruiting updates, game previews/recaps, etc. Feel free to leave comments and suggestions!

1 comment:

  1. No it's not a porn blog...

    Damn it...

    If I can get BC Sports and porn together...all I would need is beer and wings and I'd be set!