Damn you, mother nature.
Fate did not smile upon BC's stick-and-ball teams in their quest for ACC glory.
In a bizarre interpretation of 'game times subject to change,' the ACC used persistent rain as an excuse to change a double-elimination softball tournament into a single-elimination tournament, retroactively eliminating BC and making their comeback win over Maryland about as irrelevant as yesterday's Liverpool-Tottenham English Premier League match. (2-0 win, Liverpool...huzzah - but not relevant to anything)
It's a sucky way to end a team's season. I know BC probably wasn't going to win the ACC tournament, but anyone who's ever played any sport at any level knows that you approach a single-elimination game a lot differently than a double-elimination game. That's not to say the softballers didn't give max effort against FSU - I'm sure they did - but 'anything goes' when you're facing single elimination. Thus, the mid-tournament change in formats is officially bullcrap of Italian soccer levels. (Wow, two references to another sport that is not relevant to this article - this is turning into a Bill Simmons column. I just need to throw in a Borat reference and a gratuitous shot at BC.)
The baseball team was also hurt by mother nature. Due to a number of rainouts involving ACC competitors Wake Forest and Duke, even if BC sweeps Wake this weekend to equal their number of wins, Wake gets into the tournament with a superior winning percentage. Boooooooo. This one is far less egregious than changing tournament formats in the middle of the tournament, but it still stinks.
But there is still something to play for on the diamond: it's called "Fuck UConn."
At 4 PM today, I will watch my 103rd and probably final live BC sporting event of the year, today's ballgame between the United States of America Eagles and the Communist sUeKKKonn Suckskies. Regional pride is on the line as BC looks to go 2-0 against sueconn.
Personally, since the team can't make the tournament, this will be my last home game of the year, and they are playing EVIL EVIL EVIL ukan't, I am treating this game like a combination of the ACC tournament, the College World Series, Copa America, and the premier of the movie Borat. A good time shall be had by all.
GO EAGLES, UCONN SUCKS!
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