I swear to you, that time lapse video above has cost me about an hour of my life. I can't stop watching it and/or showing it to people.
Anyway, on to the Tweeter:
Did Ohio State win? pic.twitter.com/v0FrPQ1ypd— Virginia Tech 2018 (@VTechClass2018) September 7, 2014
Required reading. Test to follow.
#HOKIES RT @french60wasp Foster's use of 8-Man Front and Diverse Blitz Pressures to Stop Ohio State @french60wasp http://t.co/c81fFrQvkV— THE KEY PLAY (@thekeyplay) September 9, 2014
If you're an X's and O's type Hokie, this article will make you happy. Helmet sticker to French: he does it better than just about anybody in the biz.
Crowding the line of scrimmage is one thing, and a Foster trademark, but nine defenders in the box against this ... http://t.co/A2JU4ANQba— Dr. Peter Reinert (@PeterReinert1) September 9, 2014
Nifty article here. My favorite part? Urban Meyer pretty much admitting he was beaten at football chess by Bud Foster. Nicely done, David Teel. Helmet sticker to you, sir.
When you're used to steak and lobster victory meals, spaghetti doesn't measure up. #OhioState had to swallow hard: http://t.co/YMLQB8o6qz— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) September 9, 2014
Oh my goodness, tOSU has fallen on hard times. The struggle is so real in Columbus post-VT victory. Schadenfreude alert!
When your team is losing and making history (the bad history), I guess the only thing left to do is obliviously dance alone amidst a large crowd of your fellow Buckeyes. I think there's a philosophy paper in there somewhere. Click the expand arrows in the bottom right corner to go fullscreen so you can enjoy the full effect of this one.
Interesting and noteworthy pieces for the Hokies' upcoming game.
Are You Kidding Me?
Pirates come to town for big matchup with nationally ranked Hokies: Tickets still available for noon kickoff http://t.co/qlZeHyAAVH— VT Football (@VT_Football) September 8, 2014
The Hokies sold out every home game from 1998 until last season's home opener against some overmatched directional state school.
The sellout streak ending when it did was certainly understandable, given the increases in gas prices, ticket cost, and mediocrity. However, the fact that HokieNation can't gather itself to rally around this team after last week's statement win is unfathomable. ECU is no Western Carolina (no slight, I'm sure they're a perfectly lovely school)--they're a legitimate football team...at least this year. If there's no sellout this game, that says more about the state of HokieNation than it does this football team.
I Guess Someone Had to Do It...
For the #ECUPirates , #Hokies ripe for the plucking. http://t.co/V5PnPxROaO— Greg Vacek (@bonesville) September 9, 2014
This guy says we're bound to be upset by the Pirates because psychology. Other than that, he doesn't back up his assertion with actual fact or opinion beyond that, naturally, because they just beat THE Ohio State University, Frank's boys are going to have their chest puffed out. Clearly, Greg Vacek doesn't understand much about logic, because in his mind, losing to an SEC team > beating a top 10 team. Maybe Ol' Greg took a psych class once upon a time or maybe he heard about this newfangled term somewhere, but it's pretty apparent that though he invokes the discipline, he doesn't really get it. Why? If he did, he may have considered the fact that a team that has hovered around .500 the past two seasons and CLEARLY underachieved in terms of the expectations of the program and its fans--that team doesn't puff its chest out over one early-season win, no matter who the opponent. No, these guys--particularly the upperclassmen--have experienced the highs of success and the lows of barely squeaking by in your
jersey bowl Russell Athletic Bowl game so you don't completely embarrass yourselves as a team and finish below .500 for the first time in about 20 years. For perspective, this BCS game CATCH moment was only 3 years ago:
You Say "Potato," I Say...
#ECU offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley has an on-field postgame pep talk with senior players at… http://t.co/TokQvA4Tkj— Nathan Summers (@NateSumm99) September 7, 201
I mean, either that's the saddest pep talk known to mankind, or... No, I submit that the ECU OC is actually giving his fellas this pep talk:
"Fellas, I don't care if we just lost to the OBC (Ole Ball Coach) and his chickens, you were MADE to be awesome. Now let's go beat those Hokies!".
Speaking of "...a reason to dance..."
Bucky Hodges' 6 am for his TD dance Wednesday will be 16 100's & more. Still says it was worth it, though his dancing days are done. #Hokies— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) September 9, 2014
5 seconds of...whatever that was...on national television and in front of 107,000+ > 16 100yd sprints? But wait, there's more! I wonder what that "more" entails. Let's be honest, I just want Bucky to have gone up in Frank's office and have been like:
Everybody's a coach, everybody's a critic.
KEY to the game for #ECUPIRATES - FIELD POSITION.— Trent McGee (@McGeeOnSports) September 6, 2014
That's it. We all might as well go home. Give Trent a whistle and a purple polo then let him on the sidelines: he's figured out the key to, oh I don't know, EVERY FOOTBALL GAME EVER.
Is Deebo and Malik gonna get some playing this season or what? @ecupirates @GamecocksOnline— Riv Raft™ (@SHOWTiiME_21) September 7, 2014
Have we really reached the point in our society where people actually tweet playing time suggestions at schools' official athletics department account? See, this is the fundamental problem with social media: it makes people think they have a voice and gives a platform to garden variety idiots. But it's also very entertaining. BRB, I've got to go tweet @WhitBabcock to get Trey Edmunds some playing time.
PEOPLE OF TWITTER
Somehow, these people actually do exist. Somehow.
Blacksburg, Virginia pic.twitter.com/Px7SD4tGKD— Tim Whittles (@TWhittles) September 7, 2014
Call me a homer, but there's something rather epic about that picture. Maybe it's the lighting, maybe it's the guy perched on top of an Escalade, slightly reminiscent of "Washington Crossing the Delaware".
Probably it's that guy is just standing there all by himself--nobody cheering him on, nobody begging him to come down. He's just all alone having a party of one. Get 'em, guy. Helmet sticker to you, buddy.
@TheAceTJShow as a 2014 ECU graduate I can say we don't talk like pirates every day....only on game days! #gopirates #arrrrgh #ECU14— Jenna M. Franks (@JennaaaMF) September 9, 2014
I feel like there's got to be a rehab for people who suffer from that affliction: inpatient therapy, some sort of support group, Pirates Anonymous, something.
Gotta be proud of my Pirates today. I'll take a 10 point loss to an SEC school any day. #Undaunted #ECU— Harrison White (@HarrisonPWhite) September 7, 2014
Well now, that's just illogical. First off, if you took a 10 point loss to an SEC school any day, your beloved #undaunted Pirates would be 0-12. That'd probably have an adverse effect on recruiting and such. Also, would you really take a 10 point loss to Kentucky any day? Come on now, fella. ECU's better than that. Don't sell yourself short.
I'm trashed. Go Pirates!!! #ECU— Holland (@hollanddd93) September 7, 2014
I call shenanigans on this one. There's no way on the planet if gal is legitimately trashed, she's got the wits about her to manage those little purple and yellow alternating Emoji hearts, let alone to put a football in the middle. Emojis aren't easy to find you know. I mean, the football Emoji is under the bell heading. Someone take Holland to TOTS and buy her a couple rails. Guarantee she won't be able to string together Emojis.
Come on Pirates, get your ship together I crack myself up #ECU— Hannah Smith (@hannahsmith1001) September 7, 2014
I can't decide if this is funny or not. Must recalibrate system.
Louisville might smack uva but on saturday we are all pirates!!! ECU!!! #beattech— Jeremy Tate (@Jeymar_11) September 8, 2014
Well, I can see the Hoos are already starting to hit midseason form. Such defeatists, the French.
If i see one more thing about tech beating osu i may freak out! Lots of factors why that happened not all vt— Jeremy Tate (@Jeymar_11) September 7, 2014
Now JeremyHoo (yep, the same defeatist as above) is starting to come up with some analysis. I'd love to hear his take on how tOSU lost the game and how VT had nothing to do with that. Guest spot? Hey Chuck, do we have a space available?
Read this one from the bottom up, for my fellow Hokies unfamiliar with TweetBot.
Read from the bottom up again.
Situational funny. How many of us have been there? I have to admit: I laughed on "I see what you mean now,".
To be used to impress your pals, your s/o, or anyone else who will listen.
2 of Virginia Tech's 4 leading receivers right now are TE's. Tech hasn't had even 1 TE as a top four receiver since 2008.— Josh Parcell (@JoshParcell) September 9, 2014
In '08, Big Greg Boone snagged 22 catches for 278 yds and 2 TD that year. Um, clearly we didn't pass the ball much back then. Through the first two games, Ryan Malleck has 9 catches for 104 yards, and Bucky Hodges has 8 catches for 59 yards and 2 TD. They're comin' for ya, Boone.
Keith Weltens crunched the numbers and says the #Hokies win over Ohio State is worth roughly $6 million to state of Virginia. #sportsbiz— Kyle Bailey (@TheClubhouseKB) September 9, 2014
Keith also says Virginia Tech football fans generated more than $1.275 million for the city of Columbus this weekend. #Hokies #sportsbiz— Kyle Bailey (@TheClubhouseKB) September 9, 2014
Keith also says that NRV residents generated over $12,000 in toll money for West Virginia en route to Columbus #Hokies #sportsbiz— Kyle Bailey (@TheClubhouseKB) September 9, 2014
Solid work, Keith and Kyle. Helmet stickers to you both. Can Beamer earmark those 12 G's to pay for security when the Hokies have to go back up to Morganhole? Perhaps a force field that repels batteries thrown by Mountie fans? A vat of spray that renders couches flame retardant? Just a thought.
Ruffin McNeill's #ECU spread offense is 0-3 vs. #Hokies. Scored 24 first-half points in 2010, only 23 in 10 subsequent quarters.— David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) September 9, 2014
Maybe it's semantics, but can we not say "Ruffin McNeill's offense"? McNeill is a defensive fella. Highly doubtful he has a hand in the offensive gameplanning. You wouldn't say Frank Beamer's spread offense, would you? Exactly. Anyway, that's an unbelievable stat, but not atypical of Foster's time in Blacksburg. You might get the best of him in the first half, but he's a master at second-half adjustments. Pay the man. Pay him some more.
Virginia Tech is 80-17 (.825) as a ranked team in Lane Stadium during the Bowl Streak Era (1993-Present) Go Hokies!!! Beat ECU!!!!— OXVT (@OX_VT) September 9, 2014
My two heart-dagger losses during that time? Grant Noel for an injured MV7 vs. Miami, when Ernest Wilford dropped the ball in the endzone and Matt friggin Ryan in a deluge when Josh Morgan fudged an onside kick recovery. Flashbacks. Ugh.
When one team has 3 different players named the defensive player of the week, you must have had a good game: http://t.co/bOjQqsohw3 #Hokies— JJ Regan (@TheDC_Sportsguy) September 10, 2014
Yeah, that's pretty legit. It'd be nice for one (or more) of those guys to bring home some national hardware at season's end. Gosh, when's the last time that happened? No, seriously: when?
Ran into #Hokies asst Cornell Brown. Called the Ohio St. win "the biggest in program history." Even better than '95 Sugar Bowl he played in.— Hokies Journal (@HokiesJournal) September 9, 2014
I agree, particularly considering this season is a complete Robert Frost "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood..." moment. This one made a strong argument for the ship having been righted. Interesting to see Cornell Brown agree, though. I'd love to gather 'round his knee and hear his reasoning.
I can't help it, my second X chromosome is showing. This is Project Runway and I'm Michael Kors. He's the
mean brutally honest judge, right?
#WolfpackFootball has black uniforms, I guess we stole that from my #ECUPIRATES too. #theycomeupwitheverythingfirst!— Charles May (@CharlesMay3) September 7, 2014
OMG, yall!!! ECU, like, totally originated black uniforms. Like, everybody else that's, like, wearing them and stuff? Yeah, they, like, totally stole that idea. Something tells me that even though he likely can't state claim to the concept either, the late Al Davis is currently trying to zombify himself, crawl out of his grave, and come strangle ol' Charles.
Dear ECU, can you tuck in some jerseys? We're playing great but look rough with untucked #ecupirates @ECUAthletics— Danielle (@purplepirate225) September 7, 2014
Again with people feeling empowered to tweet absolutely anything at an athletic department. I bet first thing after the game, ECU Athletic Director Jeff Compher busted into the locker room and demanded that versus the Hokies, all shirts would be tucked in at all times. You know, come to think of it, if he actually did that like Macho Man Randy Savage did in 1990s Slim Jim commercials, I submit that would be totally acceptable:
#VT to unveil white, flag-inspired Military Appreciation helmet for #ECU game. pic.twitter.com/aEi3Ymb7Qi— 943 THE GAME (@943TheGame) September 9, 2014
Oh, here we go: Fancy Uniform strikes again. We just can't help ourselves. At least this one's better than the cartoon Hokie Bird disaster or the Blockhead mess from last season. Better, mind you, does not equal acceptable.
ECU has seen this look before. UNC wore these lids last year while being boat-raced by the Pirates. #Hokies pic.twitter.com/ons9pAUO7s— Chad Willis (@ChadWillis) September 9, 2014
Oop, ECU folks already calling out the mojo. First off, whoever designed VT's newfangled helmets should totally be fired because they completely do look like UNC's. I guess this only further illustrates my point: we've gotten to the point where everybody has special, shiny uniforms. And, if everyone is special, then in truth, no one is special.
@Hokie20 Normally about 5 minutes unless we are interrupted which happens occasionally. 85 total this week.— VT FB Equipment (@VTFBEquipment) September 9, 2014
For my kindred nerds out there in Cyberspacelandville.
These look like American Gladiators helmets. #Hokies pic.twitter.com/2FqmSVpIg2— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) September 9, 2014
Yeah, that's kind of true. Methinks it has to do with the ridiculous facemasks.
Virginia Tech has held the Commonwealth Cup for 3575 days. #Hokies— Commonwealth Cup (@CommonwlthCup) September 11, 2014
I'm just gonna leave this here. And this tweet is as of Thursday, Sept. 11. Adjust your math accordingly.
I think it's time to ask this question: better VT secondary: 2014 (Fuller/Facyson/Jarrett/Bonner) or 2007 (Macho/Flowers/Kam/DJ Parker)?— Josh Parcell (@JoshParcell) September 9, 2014
Hmm, that's a tough one. Tell us what YOU think in the comments below.