MSG Varsity’s Mike Quick doubled down on his New Canaan love this week, kicking the bandwagon into high gear while dragging the FCIAC, Ansonia Nation and the rest of Connecticut behind it.
Last week, Mike unleashed carnage when he declared New Canaan (Connecticut’s new No. 1) would beat Ansonia by ‘three to four touchdowns.’
Being equal opportunity media types here at GameTimeCT, and because we just love to stir the bubbling cauldron to a froth, we couldn’t help but spread his message. The post created such a stir — especially from Ansonia camp — it was one of our most read of the week.
Not only did Mike all but declare they would win the Class L championship, but he also doled out rare (and we mean uranium-rare) praise for a Connecticut football team by saying New Canaan would be the best public school in New Jersey if somebody dropped them into the Garden State.
“They’re Jersey good,” he said.
Jersey good? Oh my.
Hang on, because the talk drifted back to last week’s Ansonia rage and — you’ll love this part — Mike took on all of the usual suspects who took time to shoot back on Twitter:
In addition to firing barbs at me, Mike took on former Connecticut Post writer David Agostino, who wanted to see New Canaan beat St. Joseph first (“Aggie was getting a little cocky”)… Ansonia assistant coach Steve Coughlin, who said Quick never drives past Trumbull (“Did you know Coughlin was on my ’92 Heisman team? I guess I drove up to the Valley that year Steve!”) … New Haven’s Bob Rafftery, who suggested we play Ansonia-New Canaan at the Yale Bowl. (“It’s never gonna happen, but could you imagine a 16th game at the Yale Bowl four days before Christmas?”) …Mike even referenced a Tweet from Vince Della Volpe suggesting Mike head up to the Valley to meet Ansonia superfan Eddie Leggo. (“I hear he’s coming for me. I’m just talking football. I’m not looking to fight you, brother.”).
Hooboy. Everyone got a piece.
And it was hysterical.
Well guess what, Valley fans, you might get your wish.
Since Ansonia is playing Seymour on Thursday, Mike said he might actually cross the Housatonic River and head to the Valley for that game.
Make sure you guys roll the red carpet out and give him a warm Valley welcome.
Mike and co-host Jimmy Cavallo also talked FCIAC playoff possibilities (you got it right, Mike. St. Joseph would be in line for an NC rematch in the FCIAC title game if it wins out), and Class LL playoff possibilities involving Fairfield Prep.
Check out this week’s ‘Quick Hits: Connecticut’ on MSG Varsity. The Ansonia stuff begins 13:13 into the show.
(13:13? Yea, that’s 13 minutes of straight New Canaan praise.)