- Dec 31, 2010
with emotional rival JMU moving up into the sunset the Indians once again can become our emotional, as well as, our historic rival...with both squads looking to become relevant in the CAA again...the timing could be perfect this year for a return of this game to it's former Championship and Playoff intensity...
neither squad has been a CAA Champion since 2015...also the year of the Tribe's last Playoff appearance...the Spiders last competed in the FCS Playoffs in 2016!
what Spiders fan wouldn't like to see the 133rd meeting in "The South's Oldest Football Rivalry" take on the intensity and passion of the 2008-2009 games, or just about every game the teams played during the Rocco era?...each had CAA and FCS implications for one, or both squads...it was great football!
and you know what?...the Spiders lead the all time series again at 64-63-5...in fact, Richmond has dominated the "new millennium"...we can never erase, or forget, the way Jimmye Laycock pounded us in the 80s and 90s, but winning 16 of 23 since 2000 and 9 of the last 11 has taken the edge off...
so that's my wish for November 19, 2022 at The Brick House...a game that has CAA Championship and FCS Playoff implications for the Spiders, or both teams...wouldn't that be something!
it has been my pleasure to complete the Countdown again this season...but now let's play some football and see what happens!