A few weeks ago, the folks at Original Retro Brand picked a Purdue shirt (Purdue Pete) to feature as the "Pick of the Week." That got me thinking of the BIG TEN, so I wrote a bit about the BIG TEN. Well this week, an ACC shirt will be chosen (You'll just have to wait until tomorrow to find out which shirt, but know it is cool) so I am going to write another little bit.
With one glorious weekend of College Football in the books, topped off by an amazing FSU-Miami match up last night, the ACC is fresh on the mind. As long as I can remember, it's always been these two teams at the top of the heap. Of Course the Canes were a part of the Big East when they won their 5 National Championships. Names like Kosar, Testeverde, Irvin and Sapp come to mind, not to mention the Canes 58 home game winning streak - still an NCAA record. But that was then and this is now, and despite the huge win last night, I see Miami finishing a notch behind FSU. And even though the Hokies dropped their opener to Alabama, I see Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech coming in the top two spots (Georgia Tech will beat FSU in the ACC Championship game).
As I did with the BIG TEN a few weeks ago, I am simply going to list the teams in the order I think they will finish with my favorite player from the good ol' days next to the difference maker for the team this season, all linked to my favorite Original Retro Brand tee for good measure.
1. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: New, RB Jonathan Dwyer Old School, (Not that old) WR Calvin Johnson
2. Virginia Tech Hoakies: New, RB Darren Evans Old School, DE Bruce Smith
3. Florida State Seminoles: New, QB Christian Ponder Old School, WR Fred Biletnikoff.
4. Miami Hurricanes: New, QB Jacory Harris Old School, QB Jim Kelly
5. North Carolina Tarheels: New, KR Da'Norris Searcy Old School, LB Lawrence Taylor
6. Clemson Tigers: New, RB/KR C.J. Spiller Old School, WR: Perry Tuttle
7. Wake Forest Deamon Deacons: : New, QB Riley Skinner Old School, RB Brian Piccolo
8. Boston College Eagles: New, RB Josh Haden Old School, QB Doug Flutie
9. Maryland Terrapins: New, QB Chris Turner Old School, QB Boomer Esiason
10. North Carolina State Wolfpak: New, QB Russell Wilson Old School, QB Roman Gabriel
11. Virginia Cavaliers: New, QB Vic Hall Old School, RB Tiki Barber
12. Duke Blue Devils: New, QB Thaddeus Lewis Old School, QB Sonny Jurgensen
Be sure to check out the blog tomorrow, to see which Original Retro Brand shirt will be on sale for 25% off the normal price! Here's a little hint on which ACC team will be featured: The team won their first game this season. Check us tomorrow and see if it's your team!