First off, please take a moment to share many of the great people here's work on Facebook, Twitter, carrier pigeon or straight to the faces of the accused. Joe has made it exceptionally easy to do and we're all better for it. http://www.thekeyplay.com/content/2012/november/19/you-shouldnt-need-rea... Click and Share. It's really that easy.
Now, to tie in with everything they've done. I simply wanted to create a section for the message boards to reflect on Commonwealth Cup's past. Feel free to give accounts from games, tailgates, etc where you realized you were a part of the rivalry.
I was not a Virginia native nor understood the rivalry for much of my high school career. I got a glimpse of how things would be, but I'll save that for the other post.
My first game as part of it all happened back in '03. I was a Freshman and knew little about how big this game was. Older fraternity brothers tried but like most games that year I just wanted to see us win. We lost, I was pissed, but I wasn't ready for the slew of arrogance and horseshit awaiting me back in my dorm room.
20-30 new messages. With Facebook still in its infancy I was bombarded by a sea of AIM Instant Messenger windows. People I hadn't talked to since high school, many who didn't even go to UVa were telling me 1. How much we suck and 2. How a degree from Tech was a joke.
That was the last day I associated anything to do with class and those shitheads up north.
I've witnessed the streak since then in Lane Stadium or at home during the breaks. Like most of you, last year was especially great; and the first time I had actually seen a game in Hooville. For brevity's sake I'll just bullet my observations.
-- more assholes
-- lots of cheese
-- not knowing players names
-- guy yelling "your not my dad" after actually commenting a UVa player
-- drunk piggy girl screaming "safety school" not realizing the irony that she was her own version of a safety net for the male population
-- dudes in blazers slipping down "The Hill" on their asses into the mud
-- 0 points scored
That day will be forever in my memory. Feel free to share your favorite games in the series.