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Moore exertion on tape! We have no idea what’s going on, but it sounds tremendous. We think.

AGS says we’re No. 2. Another poll is out.

Kelly becomes a coach. South Brunswick High now led by an App.

Always good for a salute. Raise ’em high!

Another cool slideshow. Too bad it was a season ender.

Prince’s revenge. Maybe it wasn’t planned. Or maybe it was.

Look who’s in big demand. They haven’t played a game yet, and already they could lead the league in attendance.

The secret to beating App State. Or so he thinks.


  1. Dave

    May 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Old Dominion football is going to get big fast. There are so many good high school players coming out of that area. It really is an underdeveloped spectator sports market.

  2. Flashman

    May 26, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Buddy Green is a coaching genius. He used to beat ASU like a rented mule when he coached at Chattanooga.


  3. LD

    May 26, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Who honestly cares about Old Dominion football and by the time they get good hopefully we'll be 1-A.

  4. jonmac

    May 26, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    LD, ODU will probably be 1-A by then too. And likely in our conference too.

  5. clayton

    May 27, 2009 at 1:38 am

    I don't know about ODU and the greater Hampton Roads area. It is quite large to not have many major sports teams. But, there could be a reason.

  6. APPle Jax

    May 27, 2009 at 3:17 am

    I don't mind these polls one bit. Let 'em rank us below Richmond and anyone else they want. It will make it all the more satisfying when AE STUFFS THE BALL RIGHT DOWN THEIR THROATS. 🙂

  7. Jamey

    May 27, 2009 at 4:43 am

    So the way to beat the spread offense is to be fast and know which guys has the ball? And then you hit that guy before he scores?

    Well damn….why didn't someone else think of that first! Tomorrow they should write an article on how to strike someone out in baseball. "Throw is past them without them hitting it." Article done.

  8. MountainMan

    May 27, 2009 at 6:46 am

    yup jamey, sounds like a "Duke Study."

    The way to beat someone is to make your better better than their better! plain and simple. (and put one more point on the board than they do)

  9. Geoff

    May 27, 2009 at 7:05 am

    I wonder who Moore is training with…whoever it is, he needs to learn how to pronounce what school Devon plays for.
    say it with me:

  10. Hapapp

    May 27, 2009 at 8:59 am

    The Hampton Roads area has fairly transient population with an abundant military population. I wonder if that plays a role in the lack of major league sports franchises. There was some serious interest in a MLB team locating there. Remember as well that HR has a number of independent cities like Va Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake that share the area. Cooperation and coordination could be an issue as well.

  11. Michael

    May 27, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I think that Hampton Roads' ability to support a local college team, comprised largely of players from the area's strong high school football programs, is completely understandable. It's just like at the U of Montana, which has tons of state-grown talent. FCS games, compared with pro sports, are easily afforadable. Those who AREN'T among HR's transient population are welcoming ODU football with open arms.

    IMO, the fact that the HR area hasn't had a pro sports team is due not just to the transient population, as Hapapp pointed out. It also has to do with the fact that it's still smaller than about 90% of the other pro sports metros, and it lacks a large number of corporations, which would be needed for a team's sponsorships. The median income is also lower than most places. Granted, some small, lower-income markets already have pro sports (Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Milwaukee, which are small by pro sports' standards), but those are also the cities that struggle the most to sell tickets and win more than once every 15 years. Market size and median income really matter especially in baseball, more so than the NFL, because there's much less revenue-sharing to fall back on.

    Having said all that, it boggles my mind that the Sonics left Seattle, one of the richest metros per capita in the world and the largest city within an 800-mile radius. It's nothing against Oklahoma City, but those owners will regret that move in the long run.

    Also, with the way Charlotte and Raleigh keep growing and becoming more and more affluent, one of them will be bound to land a baseball team within the next 20 years.

  12. andrew

    May 27, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Geoff, doesn't the guy just say app state?

  13. hapapp

    May 27, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Charlotte is the 34th largest SMSA and Hampton Roads is 35th.

  14. Flashman

    May 27, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Hampton Roads is a dung heap. That's why it doesn't have professional sports. Although the area should be able to support Old Drunk football fairly well. HBCU's Norfolk State and Hampton usually have pretty good attendance at their home football games.

  15. KMA

    May 27, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Big ups to Roman on the head coaching job… give 'em hell!

  16. hapapp

    May 27, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Lots of places that are dung heaps have professional teams. I would agree that Portsmouth and Norfolk don't have much going for them. Virginia Beach probably is the nicest locale in Tidewater.

  17. hapapp

    May 27, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    This article chronicles HR past efforts to land a professional team and the slim prospects for the future.

  18. Michael

    May 27, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Charlotte may only be 34th, but it's also been home of an until-recently VERY sound banking industry, led by two of the nation's four biggest banks. Hampton Roads has nothing quite like that.

    Pro teams, these days, must pay exhorbitant (sp?) salaries in order to compete. They need not just a large population, but fans who can afford very high season ticket prices. That's much more possible in places like Charlotte & Raleigh. I worry for places like Buffalo, where fortunes haven't been as kind.

    Anyway, I'm glad for ODU that they have football. It'll be an exciting change over in the HR area. (Maybe they'll show the national champions 90 miles up in Richmond what it means to appreciate FCS football.)

  19. clayton

    May 28, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Does that countdown clock say 100 days?


    May 29, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Go Griz!

  21. Ron

    May 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I saw Montana's performance in the championship game and it was "GRIZZLY" Stay in your little Big Sky Highschool Conference.


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