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MaizeAndBlueWahoo

According to iwl.me, I write like Arthur C. Clarke. I used to do so at my own little corner called From Old Virginia.

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It is a sign of respect for Tony Bennett's coaching acumen that this year's version of UVA basketball was ever ranked in the top 5 at any point this season.  It's generally known in basketball circles that Tony could coach a team of 9-year-olds to at least a bubble resume entering ACC Tournament week, so it's not surprising they figured that losing a hoard of NBA talent wouldn't faze him one bit.  Indeed, I think there was some recognition early on that this season was going to lack anything resembling a dominant team, so the voters simply chose all the familiar names at the top of their ballots.  The Week 2 top ten: Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State, Louisville, Kansas, North...

I don't think the bubble was where any of us expected to be on February 1, but there's no pretending it's any different.  There's a certain enjoyable tension in bubble-watching, and I'll admit this: Before Tony Bennett turned Hoo basketball into a vise-gripping defensive juggernaut, I expected the best-case scenario for UVA basketball to include bubble-watching on a semi-regular basis.  Every few years, maybe.  It could be worse.  Ask a Carolina fan.

The football season is over as of yesterday.  So what better time to write about football?

Actually, no, I'm not being facetious.  I just witnessed literally the most successful UVA football season I've ever seen, so it demands at least a handful of retrospective words.  (My UVA fandom officially dates back to 2000 and the BYU game that opened the "new" Scott Stadium.)