National anthem at Cassell

I have noticed alot of players fail to put their hand over their heart during the N.A......After the video that made the rounds a few years ago w/ Buzz instructing players to stand up right, and place hand over their heart, I'm confused as why this is no longer happening ?
Curious....

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This should go plaid; if only for the humor.

Edit: Record Time!?

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We need to start using the word "gingham" because it's the correct pattern name and then we could also say, "This post has oppa gingham style." Also, plaid rhymes with sad, mad, and fad.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

This came from "The Trendy Chick" so you know it's valid [0.25 X /s]

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

The difference between those, Steve Martin never said, "Dead Men Don't Wear gingham."

That's just ludicrous.

This is just Ludacris.

@sthvt

I'll walk myself out.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Year 3 is coming up!

Qualified for sure.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Am I the only one that immediately thought of this movie when I heard gingham?

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

Think so, yeah

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I noticed.

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

We need to start using the word "gingham"

When I was a little kid my friend down the street used the term gingham for taking a dump.

Year 3 is coming up!

The only correct answer is Happy (until they add an eighth dwarf named Toasty). Suggest we all stay Happy and move on to another subject.

I downvoted it so it would go from 100 to 99

holy shit it's plaid

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

That's cool!

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

I know the notion of posts going plaid has been out there for years, but the fact that Joe made it happen just makes me smile.

Hell, I remember when if you got 5 or more legs on a post you'd get some stars next to it.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

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

Year 3 is coming up!

This topic is MUCH too political even if asking from a general curiosity.

As those above have demonstrated lets refrain from commenting.

Thanks for everyone being cool so far.

Guess that answers that! ....that video wasn't worth two squirts of duck shit.

Thanks all for being cool

Question answered..thanks

....that video wasn't worth two squirts of duck shit.

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Y'all down vote this, but I'm about to speak that dam truth!

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She looks like Becca from Superbad.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

While we are having fun with the anthem let's talk about fans who scream O's during it. /s

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I wouldn't want anyone thinking I was an Orioles fan, much less announcing it to the whole world.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Same, but no /s. Daggone Orioles fans for starting this...

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Yeah, I'm going to back up the no /s.
There were students who didn't even know why it was being done, but participated. I called a few friends on it when I was a student. Not a single one knew why they were doing it.

Don't @ me, but just out of curiosity:

Saying the "Oh" louder than the rest of the anthem isn't changing the wording, it's just adding emphasis to that word. Do people believe that this is disrespectful? Again, I don't have a horse in this race.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

There are a couple of ways I could go about answering this, but then we'd veer into that nope territory.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Since that nope territory apparently leads to major leg destruction, that's probably wise. I could more than likely surmise your answers and I understand.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

"Major leg destruction" is a TKP memetic mutation waiting to happen, btw. I feel that it should involve the term "chop block" somehow.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Oh you nailed it sir! This post has been chop blocked! It's legs cut right out from it.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Memeify it. Memeify it now!

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

I'm no good with making gifs! I'll let one of the more savvy TKPers make a meme denoting that a post got chopblocked.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

This is a good question. If people are actually singing the whole anthem and place a personal point of emphasis for fandom reasons, I'm ok with that. I have always enjoyed singing the anthem, but I will not be pressured or in any way shamed for whatever I do or don't do during the anthem. I served my country, and while the anthem is a great way to start the contest, it is superfluous to the game. Nor, in my opinion, is it anyone's business but my own how I choose to observe it, or not. If we want a lock step nation, we need only look at North Korea for inspiration. Tell you what, I'll respect however you want to observe the moment, I'd ask for the same from you..

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Good take, thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for your service.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

This is a good question. If people are actually singing the whole anthem and place a personal point of emphasis for fandom reasons, I'm ok with that.

Good. Let me then share that I've always added a slight "s" at the end of "...home of the BraveS."

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Don't the chiefs do this as well?

...That's what Maryland does.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

Well, the Braves are America's Team since a few decades ago, so... it fits?

You'd never hear the final [s] within the stadium, though, unless it was overblown or drawn out.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Correction: The Braves WERE America's team until 2004 when every "fan" who never gave a shit about baseball, became a Red Sux fan when they won the WS for the first time nearly 100 years...and became the biggest bandwagon outside of Massachusetts.

Having a conversation with you is like a Martian talking to a Fungo.

#JustinTime

"America's Team" came about when TBS carried almost every Braves game on TV from sea to shining sea.

Coincidentally, 2004 was during the period when TBS began broadcasting less than half of the games every season, alienating the vast majority of the fanbase. The Red Sox historically knocking off the [expletive] [expletive] Yankees was an extra perk that year.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

I was thinking of that when I said what I said. Hadn't heard of the Os thing. If I were a fan, yeah I'd definitely do that.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

I appreciate all the support, and I appreciate all the hate I am getting. I will continue to work as hard as I can to be the best I can be and bring this team a championship. Go Hokies 🐔 - Josh Jackson

It's cool with me @ Camden Yards, never liked it in Lane. Similar to how the Reds emphasize "RED" when they sing.

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Ernest. Always the tool

Excuse me? I'm not quite sure what you mean. If I somehow offended you for some reason I'm unaware of, I apologize, but randomly calling me a tool (with no explanation nonetheless) is rather petty.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Cheers Nick 🍻

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

LETS GO BLUE AND ORANGE PLAID AGAIN LETS GOOOOOO

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Wait did it already happen? Am I so bad at TKP I am missing this shit?

No but this is my fight now

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

EDIT: Answered my own question (What happens if you're in the negative cumulative leg total?). Disregard.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

If you went to games from 2010-2014 and only heard two people doing that every game, I was one of those people. You're welcome world.

Rip his freaking head off!

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

This could degenerated really quickly.

This is a test, isn't it? Nice try, nice try.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

TKP community waking up and seeing this thread:

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

"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

no...this is bait...

via GIPHY

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

WTH is he chewing (working ) on?

Year 3 is coming up!

Not sure, but I can guarantee that he washed it down with a nice, cold Brawndo, the Thirst Mutilator

It's what plants crave!

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

Upvoted for the humor, but damn that's unsanitary.

I have the strangest erection now.

"I mean, you know, fuck them, but good for them." -Too Druck to Funk

How do you think we fisherpersons feel? I am repulsed and strongly attracted at the same time. She just seems to mitigate the repulsion though, for some reason, and I'm starting to seriously rethink my choices of fishing companions.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

She turns me off. WTF is with the size of that hook? Way too large. Why tear the head off of the shad? Unnecessary.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Not if she is jug fishing or trot lining big cats. This whole thread has been bizarre. Someone should analyze it.

Year 3 is coming up!

jug

Yeah, I'm on the same page as you.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

It's not the size of the hook that matters!

@vtscottyb

Towards fish?

Toward her or anyone remotely close?

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

you'd think biting the head off would have the opposite effect

Chem PhD '16

I have the strangest erection now.

What? Is is bent at an angle or in an "S" shape?

Year 3 is coming up!

She's very well qualified.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

I swear there are fish scales stuck to her front teeth the remainder of this GIF

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

no, those are her teeth. If she had straight teeth she would be over-qualified.

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I never met a project that couldn't justify a new tool.

and for the win...do we have any scholarship openings on the bass fishing team?

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

If we do, she gets ALL of them.

That may be one of the coolest gifs ive ever seen

The real question is... how many paper airplanes were thrown during the National Anthem?

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Well now, if there were airplanes being thrown during the anthem, we should definitely have a thread about it.

-Fireman, probably

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

It's funny you say that. On the thread started two years ago about paper airplanes the national anthem did come up. So did this gem.
http://www.thekeyplay.com/comment/317094#comment-317094

So we know who was responsible for getting the Hokey Pokie taken out.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Started to upvote for the question, stopped to think about it and left you as you were. However, I wish I could give you all the downvotes for the subsequent post.

I'll gladly have a conversation about this elsewhere, especially where professional athletes are concerned, but not here.

And a reminder as to one of the many reasons why we love Buzz, I'm gonna link the video

Enjoy or don't, doesn't affect me one bit ;)

I would prefer this video not be shared because it seems like it always starts popping up with click baity headlines like "this team disrespected the anthem so their coach did this" and blah blah blah. That was never the case. Buzz made it clear that this wasn't in response to them disrespecting the anthem but people ran with it anyway and it painted our players in a light they didn't deserve.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

That's why I linked directly to Buzz's YouTube page. No clickbait headline, the video is exactly what it says it is.

Yeah but I wish he would just delete the thing haha.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Fair enough :D

One weird trick to cause a message board meltdown! Forum administrators hate him!

Agreed, I hate the posts that paint the picture that Buzz did this as a reaction to our players being disrespectful. I have shamefully blown up some comments on these posts.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Speaking of paper airplanes. This entire thread:

Year 3 is coming up!

Live look into Lane Stadium

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

I appreciate all the support, and I appreciate all the hate I am getting. I will continue to work as hard as I can to be the best I can be and bring this team a championship. Go Hokies 🐔 - Josh Jackson

Tomi?

🦃 🦃 🦃

.... I have to admit I enjoyed making that green.

I'll take the bait. It was the flavor of the month and something happened to make Buzz feel the need to emphasize it's importance at the time. If it has become inconsistent, I don't think it's intentional or a sign Buzz doesn't care, just more of a slipped the mind kind of thing or didn't notice. I personally start tons of things I intend on making a habit only to have other priorities come up and occupy my mind.

Recruit Prosim

I'll take the bait.

Chem PhD '16

Its probably best if the OP just.... sat this one out

ok, I'll leave now

"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

Or took a knee

Recruit Prosim

I used to stand up for the flag. Then I took an arrow to the knee. Hopefully I didn't offend any people but I thought this would be a good joke

Spiral out. Keep going

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

He's been here just over 2 years.

And in 2 posts, he has almost halved his turkey leg count

Dude needs to TKP harder. And smarter.

Mostly smarter.

"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

Poor Newt. David Finch, and the writers of 3 should be shunned out of existence.

Alien 3 is a lot better then most make it out to be, and the movie studios are the ones that made it such a mess, but I like it a ton more now, then when I was younger. Something about getting back to the horror aspect rather then the action aspect.

What's
Important
Now

bc4abc stick a quarter in your butt cause you played yourself sir

"I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them." - Lee Corso

Little unrelated, but is there a plaid for down votes?
Pink? Brown?

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Wouldn't it be blue and orange (UVa colors)?

Aren't the downvotes punishment enough? These are still Hokies we're talking about. I barely wish Hoo colors on the Hoos, but they chose that life.

Oh, I got it... anytime a comment gets to -100, we should have a grayed out image of a burning couch overlayed on the blurred out comment

"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

YAS!! Blue and orange argyle and blurred for megadownvoted posts.

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I suggested blue and orange at one point.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

I think this should be the background photo of a -100 post. Sorry guys.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Make it 50

Year 3 is coming up!

I'll allow it!

What's
Important
Now

Why punish us?

Any youngsters may have to dig through their History books to get this one, but this should be the background at -150 legs. It would also suffice for +150.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Aside from playing for UVA, what has Ralph Sampson done to deserve this notoriety?

Well, it's not as much Ralph as it is arguably one of the biggest upsets in all of college basketball. Probably a reach as far as correlating it to a leg total background though.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Well, I submit that as a post or comment reaches -50 or -100, we turn a negative to a positive and fade it into this:

I think the graying out should be on a gradient until at -100 the comment fades into nothingness. Because that wouldn't be hard to read at all

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Abort.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I took one look at the title of this thread and just had to click it to see the nuclear wasteland that would be the comments.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

I like how all of the initial posts were basically people implying not to comment or abandon thread and then TKP proceeds to digress all over the place and post 150 comments on the same thread.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

That's how we roll bro, that's how we roll

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Every once in a while, we see a crap post, and go all

And steer the ship back into calm waters

"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'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

I just found out yesterday this line was improvised.

"I mean, you know, fuck them, but good for them." -Too Druck to Funk

On another community I belonged to back in the day, whenever a topic was posted that was bound for trouble, someone would soon declare it a "FREE POST" and we went to town.

I think we've transcended the explicit declaration of free posts here. We just... know.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

I have to nominate this septic tank of a topic for Thread of the Year.

Year 3 is coming up!

Gosh guys. If you don't like a post, just ignore it and let it die in the tracker. No need to comment and downvote. I'm so tired of the TKP police around here /S

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"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

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

Touché - I can chuckle at my own expense.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

This thread is like a gift that keeps giving!

Year 3 is coming up!