How about this blast from the past for consideration for Mount ACCMore - remember Tom Smith?
The former Food Lion president and CEO was no stranger to Atlantic Coast Conference fans in the glory years of the 1980s - when the grocery chain seemed to be the main corporate sponsor of ACC basketball, in particular.
(I also recall Natural Light being a prominent sponsor back in the day - still can't get that jingle out of my head. What's more natural than ... Natural Light?)
Smith was featured prominently in the 200 or so Food Lion commercials that were broadcast during the average ACC basketball game of the day - and it didn't take long for fans to notice that he bore an uncanny resemblance to Virginia coach Terry Holland, whose teams were among the league's elite at the time.
It got to the point where UVa. fans took to carrying placards featuring Smith's likeness on one side and Holland's on the other.
I bring this up because if we decide to leave Smith off Mount ACCMore, which would seem likely, we at least could sell those placards in the gift shop.
- Chris Graham