Friday August 9 – Sports Blogger

August 15
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It’s Friday August 9 (woo hoo it’s the weekend)! Sports Blogger takes a look at some of the stories that are making headlines. As is typically the case just before college sports gets into full swing there’s always a story that is just short of full-blown ridiculous. This year, it’s the Dabo Swinney won’t give a championship ring to Kelly Bryant story. We took one look and went on about our lives. That’s not the case on social media, however, where everyone, had an opinion. This too shall pass. Now, on to the stories that are relevant and worthy of a few minutes of your time.

With the pending debut of the ACC Network via ESPN there’s been a lot of churn (stories and social media) about providers who are and (presently) aren’t carrying the channel. The latest addition is YouTube.

In steps AJC (Atlanta Journal Constitution) with a story that appeared to ruffle a few feathers. ACC Network debut comes at a bad time for ACC football

The State offers a helping hand with the availability of the ACCN. Does your cable company carry the ACC Network? Editor’s note: Will this prompt a mass exodus from cable tv to streaming?

Friday August 9

ACC Nation takes a look at the CBS Sports 130 where more than two conference teams reside among the Top 25. CBS Sports 130: Breaking Down FBS Football

Friday August 9

USA Today takes a look at conference football. ACC preseason power rankings

Who among the ACC will have the dominant defensive line? Syracuse.com chimes in with an answer. Syracuse football’s defensive line may be class of ACC

Saturday Blitz is providing some click-bait so we figured we’d help them out as they offer up this hot take. 5 reasons PAC-12 football will be better than ACC in 2019

Side Stepping Sports

Our friend John Cassillo at Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician found a way to stir up craft beer fans in the ACC. ACC football power rankings: Which teams have the best craft breweries? Editor’s note: Dangerous turf to tread on.

Speaking of beer, why not keep cool with beer ice cream? Here’s our take. Beer Ice Cream: Cranking Out A Cool, Creamy Treat

Brad Crawford at 247 Sports steps out onto a branch and begins sawing behind him with team-by-team predictions. Predicting every ACC team’s final record in 2019

If you’re into fantasy sports then Rivals.com has just what you’re looking for ACC fans. College Fantasy Football: Sleepers to watch in the ACC

Who, What, When And How

Speaking of predictions the mice have been fed up in Bristol and the ESPN computers are churning out numbers. More from The Spun. ESPN Computer Predicts Every ACC Team’s W-L Record

What’s going at Chestnut Hill? The Boston Herald has a piece on the Eagles man under center. Boston College QB Anthony Brown poised for breakout season in ACC

Athlon Sports delves into a pool full of alligators with their take on upsets in the conference this fall. ACC Football: Predicting the Biggest Upsets in 2019 Editor’s note: How not to win friends.

Be sure to catch all of the conference football previews at ACC Nation Podcast and ACC Nation Radio. Coming up this weekend, Stan Cotten talks about Wake Forest and Pat Bostick delves into Pitt.

And we’ll help kick off your weekend with a laugh. If you haven’t watched this video from the ACC Digital Network, it’s worth a few minutes of your time. What’s In The Box?


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