I had the privilege of getting to chat with Chuck Amato in the RV lot before the game this past Saturday. He was very upbeat and said his cancer treatment was going well. He’s lost a good bit of weight, but still appeared to be in good health. He was very gracious with his time and even posed for a few pictures with me and Mrs. DFCF. My picture is below, but it isn’t near as good as Mrs. DFCF’s. She caught Chuck a little off-guard with a kiss on the cheek which immediately caused him to start blushing. Then she asked to take the picture like that. After getting Mrs. Amato’s approval, Chuck was fine with it as long as we didn’t post the picture online anywhere. Mrs. DFCF is so proud she’s already got the picture framed and on her office wall. It was nice to see Chuck taking in a game at the renovated Carter-Finley that looks the way it does now largely thanks to him. We should refer to it as the “House that Chuck Built.” What a great guy!
Apparently this was Chuck’s second game this year, he also attended the Virginia Tech game. This one had a much better outcome as the Pack opened a case of Whoop Ass on the Eagles. The Pack was the much better team and really should have won by more. After last year’s embarrassment I was pulling for us to give BC a little of their own medicine and hang half a hundred on them, but we called off the dogs. We still have plenty of holes so I’m trying to temper my expectations, but sitting here with a 5-1 record at the halfway point of the season and looking at our remaining schedule it seems that 8-4 would be the worst case scenario. If we can continue to improve and try to fill some of those holes who knows what the best case scenario might be. Regardless this is a very fun team to watch and the rest of the season will be an interesting adventure. TOB finally gets that illusive first win against his former team and is again one win away from a .500 record. The TOB-O-Meter currently stands at: