Challenge For Hokie Fans!!!

A Challenge For Virginia Tech Fans.
This season has been disappointing to say the least, but that is no reason to give up on OUR Hokies! The title says it all. This is a challenge for the fans, NOT the faithful. Because I know the Hokie Faithful already do this at EVERY Virginia Tech Football Game, no matter the opponent. This challenge is optional and I hope you agree to take it. Here’s the challenge I pose to you:

1. When you come to Lane Stadium for the Next Two Games of the season, Show up BEFORE Enter Sandman and stay for the ENTIRE GAME

2. When Logan Thomas and the Offense are on the field, Everyone please I’m asking nice…Be quiet so they can hear themselves in the snap count.
3.When we are On Defense, YELL YOUR HEARTS OUT! We have two important games left. The Best Team in the ACC, and our In-state Rival. And don’t forget your keys on third down plays.
4. Please don’t sit when the game is being played! Be on your feet. I don’t care if it is standing or jumping. I suggest only sit during commercial breaks or halftime.

5. f you are in the North, you especially don’t sit. I coveted the North Endzone Seats for 3 years. 3 YEARS and it pisses me off to no end that people who get those seats treat it as a social gathering to sit and chitchat. Our Hokies are basically modern day gladiators, fighting tooth and nail for our entertainment. Show them some damn support. If I see you doing this, I will look you straight in the face and tell you to stand up.

6. Enough Paper plane throwing. After people pick up them up off they field they can report your name and student ID number and have your tickets taken away for any sports game indefinitely.

7. No one is getting fired before the seasons over. So stop chanting it. Trust me, Jim Weaver knows that when you only score 12 points against the 2nd worst defense in the nation, it’s an offensive problem. if You feel so strongly about the coaching problem, write letters to Jim and Frank. Chanting it shows immaturity and lack of true tenacity. Flooding the athletic director's office with well-spoken respectful letters about your true concern about the coaching situation is going to do more than chanting it at a game

If you chose to not do these things and don’t want to participate in this Challenge, then I implore you to give your ticket to someone who will. At This point in the season, all VT is Playing for is pride, so show yours! This football team deserves a better class of football fan, and WE are going to give it to them. If we can’t give the Hokies our all, then how can we expect them to give us theirs?

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I remember when we didn't need to plead for any of this.

STICK! IT! IN!

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VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804. Hokies, Keydets, Army Black Knights, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and ATL Braves.

Rgr That...

Unfortunately, the fan base has come to resemble the much debated "entitlement generation". The fans expect to go to a game, be entertained, and get a victory. There is no urgency in the fan-base to be that 12th man, to cause miscues for the opposition, and to breath life into our boys on the field. I haven't been to a game in 2 years because I'm in the UK. However, I was up from midnight to 3am watching that debacle of a game the other night. There are those of us that give up sleep over this team but the joy and the right to sit in the stands as a student is taken for granted.

We have finally reached the point where "Stick It In" has no relevance with the students as none of them, save for maybe some doctorate students, were there when this is was a viable and feared chant.

Keys were invented for 3rd downs.

Sadly, the point about stick it in is true. But that might be more the fault of Jim Weaver than the students. More working to me are the "traditions" that have replaced it; paper airplanes, leaving early, and sitting down

RIP Stick it In

Shoot...I remember staying late after a game was over just to collect all the left-over cups that people would leave in the stand to stock-pile our apt with. They sucked for beer pong but still used them anyway. Who needs solo cups at parties when you have 200+ Hokie Pride cups floating around?!?

Keys were invented for 3rd downs.

Worrying* If anyone was

Worrying*
If anyone was wondering

RIP Stick it In

I'm pretty sure some of the alum stopped the stick it in chant. The students now just know of it as a thing of the past, and you see it on shirts every now and then.

I would love nothing more than to bring it back though. STICK IT IN STICK IT IN STICK IT IN!

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A few (the story I've heard has the number at 8) alums and or other fans wrote letters to Jim Weaver essentially saying the chant and motions were vulgar, and the chant should not be played in a family environment. So we (the band) have been forbidden to play it since then.
However, during our annual "hokies for the hungry" food drive, the drumline plays it anyway. So if you're coming down for the game, a) bring some cash or something canned and b) find the drumline and stick it to you heart's content.

RIP Stick it In

My freshman year was the last year of Stick it in. We continued the tradition for my soph and junior year by starting the chant in the north stands whenever we got close, but it was hard to do without the help of the band (and Hokies lacking rhythm struggled to do it acappella lol). The band would look back at us and smile and give thumbs up as to say, "I wish we could play if for you guys. Good job, keep it up. Stick it in, stick it in, stick it in." By my first senior year (09-10) it had pretty much died. So sad.

Kendall Fuller - future Thorpe winner

Also, everybody tried to start it with the "oh-oh-oh" but if you didn't catch it from the beginning then you didn't know which "oh" we were on so some people would be doing stick it in while others are doing oh and vice versa. Our hearts were in the right place but sometimes it would just be a big mess haha.

I always said it would have worked if everybody would have just started with "stick it in, stick it in, stick it in....", as opposed to the "oh" part because then it's easier to follow along (and you can yell "stick it in, stick it in, stick it in" with more force than "oh" which gave the chant a good start). Oh well. Just reliving my north days as a student. Miss those days.

Kendall Fuller - future Thorpe winner

oh oh oh oh

The band (well, the students in it) support the valiant efforts of the NEZ. We try to stick the chant in (see what I did there?) wherever we can in an existing cadence, but nothing has quite the same beat

RIP Stick it In

I honestly hate sitting in the North End Zone and it has to do with what you said. Just about everyone there has no clue what's going on during the game and really doesn't care to find out. East Stands always seems to have other people around me who are educated on the game and I can talk to about what's going on. Plus, the view from North is terrible, I love sitting at the 50 and seeing the whole play develop.

Rip his freaking head off!

YES!

I accept your challenege! Ill be there this thursday in the NEZ screaming untill i need surgery on my voice box and calling out the ones sitting down and not participating like the internet tough guy i am. If your a student, dont let this former student out Hokie you!

NORTH ENDZONE! HOKIE PRIDE! STICK IT IN! LOUD NOISES! KEYS! HOKIES! WOOO!!!!!1!1

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I will be there

I am going to be there going nuts on every defensive stand. I won't be able to speak Friday but screw it!!!! Lets shock the conference Thurs. HOKIE fans need to do our part Thursday night and help our team out.

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