ESPN: The Happiest -- and most miserable -- college football fanbases

Well as we lament the how little there is to talk about this close to the season I thought some of you might enjoy ESPN's ranking of the happiest and most miserable teams in college football...

http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/20369846/ranking-happiness-e...

#15 Virginia Tech -- Elated -- After a 10-win debut season from Justin Fuente, the head coach is firmly entrenched at Virginia Tech and the fans are optimistic about the future.

#110 Virginia -- Distraught -- Underperforming against rivals Virginia Tech and UNC can take a toll on your fans.

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How did we manage to not score in the 90s in rivalry dominance? Guess they're counting teams other than UVA.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

How did we manage to not score in the 90s in rivalry dominance?

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Fun fact, I removed ECU from the list of rivals on the VT football wikipedia entry over a year ago.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Impossible to leg this enough.

Enshrine this man

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Where is Lawson?!

The fact that you had to remove it in the first place makes me sad. It's like I'm happy you removed that graffiti, but I'm still mad someone spray painted it there.

I didn't expect this of all posts to be my most-legged ever. I just remember seeing it there and thinking "One of these things is not like the other". I'm still surprised no one tried to put it back.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Fuck, this is the best college football related gif out there. Bar none.

How did we manage to not score in the 90s in rivalry dominance? Guess they're counting teams other than UVA.

So according to the explanation of their metric Rivalry Dominance is...

Combination of wins above expectation over rivals in past five seasons and how a team's FPI compares to its rivals'.

So basically they think that UVA is so bad that even our absolute domination in the rivalry is essentially to be expected.

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

Ouch, that revenue growth score!!!

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

wait for it....

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I thought we weren't supposed to join anymore because Liberty.

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

No you're supposed to join now and then un-join the years we play at Liberty.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

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"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

You forgot as long as Ian MaCraw is AD.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

But then it's okay to quit

Yeah, the Drive for 25 progress page doesn't make me feel any better about it either.

Either there's something wrong with it, or 2000 HC members decided not to renew for one reason or another.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Don't know what numbers you're looking at, but this is the "celebrate how happy we are" thread.

Anytime App State is in the top 10 anything related to football (except for biggest upsets) I refuse to count your analysis to be credible. I understand what this article is trying to say, but you can't tell me that most (thinking of 1 of our own here on TKP) would rather play in the ACC and compete for ACC championships and National Championships then to beat whoever their rival is for a couple years in a row.

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

It's a fake survey with arbitrary criteria.

But any survey that has VT in the top 15 regarding happiness I'll accept.

Virginia being #110 is also a bonus.

Virginia at #110 is validation of the process.

They could have plugged that in with no data.

Where is Lawson?!

HF should be happy, Arizona coming in at 116. RichRod working his magic...

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His coaching stability is looking low. Better check the airplane tracker for flights coming to Blacksburg!

Fixed that for them!

#110 Virginia -- Distraught -- Underperforming against Never beating rivals Virginia Tech and underperforming against UNC can take a toll on your fans.

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

I'm surprised they found enough LOLUVA fans to include them in the survey.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

No doubt loneliness factored into their rating.

uva hand job.

Where is Lawson?!

Great- just something else for The U to say "We Bak!"

ph....u....ck them and the we be bak turtle sh"t!

Where is Lawson?!