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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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Between The Questions

Posted on April 14, 2019, in The Team by MaizeAndBlueWahoo.

Tony Bennett is a stone-cold-blooded SOB.

Oh, don't get me wrong.  The humble and gracious persona you see in the interviews isn't a persona at all - that's Tony, as genuine as it gets.  But so is the Tony that ordered two college sophomores, still inexperienced and not used to this sort of thing, to face interrogation while already at the lowest point their lives had ever handed them.

Basketball Grandeur

Posted on April 4, 2019, in The Team by MaizeAndBlueWahoo.

UVA is in the Final Four, and that means I now have to write one of the hardest posts I've ever written.  Why so hard?  Because it's so easy.

I 'splain.  I think my job as a writer is to give you some perspective you didn't think of before, or at a minimum, take what you were already thinking and make it crystal clear.  And for most of you to enjoy it and agree with it.  If I do those two things, it's a successful piece.  (If I only...

Building a Program

Posted on March 31, 2019, in The Team by MaizeAndBlueWahoo.

Hello everyone.  With what the hell just happened Saturday, I could write a million billion paragraphs.  I'll write a few of them later.  Right now, though, and it has to be today, I'm digging up something I once wrote, on my old site From Old Virginia, back when the Hoos had just wrapped up their first season of real, banner-lifting success under Tony Bennett.  It's some of my favorite work, and it earned by far the best reaction I ever got in something like seven years of writing my old blog, and with UVA headed to the Final Four, it's apropos once again.  Why today?  Well, and I swear absolutely none of this symmetry is on purpose, it so happened I wr...