Mood: party time!
Topic: "Moon Over Miami"(4)
Frodo grew up playing team sports. To this day the Hobbit is enthralled by games that require sacrifice by some, in order to ensure victory for all. In the world of Intercollegiate Athletics, Frodo has taken note of the President-Elect and his position that a "play-off" is required in order to properly determine a "National Champion" in Football. Frodo is bored by the prospect.
Why not simply take the best academic school, with the most number of victories, and declare that school the "National Champion?" The only negative is that the Southeastern Conference, composed of the worst academically-rated universities in all the land, would therefore never have a "National Champion."
Frodo always roots for the best academic school. If Harvard, for example, were to play the College of the Shire, Frodo would root for Harvard. Frodo has a problem only when two deficient academic schools, say like Alabama and Texas, play each other. In this instance, Frodo roots either for a scoreless tie, or a forfeit.
Frodo raises this issue because of something pretty neat that took place just last evening. At 6:10 PM, the space shuttle Endeavour passed over Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. This preceeded the kickoff of the game between Georgia Tech and the University of Miami, which took place at 7:45 PM. On board as crew members were three graduates, including one woman, of Georgia Tech. To commemorate the event, the video board at the stadium received a live feed from the space shuttle, and the Tech graduates were saluted by all those in attendance on the ground. At least one of the on-field celebrants wore a self-designed spacesuit.
Georgia Tech, with a devastating ground game, as well as superiority in the air, kicked the bejabbers out of the Miami Hurricanes.
It's a damn good thing they weren't playing Notre Dame. Come home safe boys and girls, Frodo cheers loudest for you.