A clip of my WVU video

I hinted at it earlier today, so here it is! I'm really enjoying making this one, so I thought I should share some of it.

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Good Lord that's awesome! Can't stand the wait for the complete cut. Nice job!!

Along the same lines as Tennessee with Rocky Top, reallyyyy wish WVU hadn't adopted Country Roads. I love that song...but I just can't show it.

"I'm a Miller Lite guy, always have been, since I was 8." -John Daly

Especially since that song needs a "south" added before the "west Virginia" to be accurate.

You can love that song, just make sure you sing the correct lyrics.

Country roads, take me home
to the place I belong
Blacksburg Virginia, mountain momma
take me home, Hokies Rule.

I have changed the words to "Southwest Virginia" before to make it more bearable.

from wikipedia

The land features mentioned prominently in the song lyrics – the Shenandoah River and the Blue Ridge Mountains – have only marginal associations with the state of West Virginia, and would seem to be more appropriate to describe western Virginia. The river passes through only the very eastern tip of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in Jefferson County. Similarly, the vast majority of the Blue Ridge also lies outside the state, only crossing into West Virginia in Jefferson County.

Seriously, someone needs to do a cover version that correctly identifies the state in which those landmarks are in.

Statler Brothers are way ahead of you.

I appreciate the lyrics, but that music . . .

Well the song was co-written by a John Denver, from Colorado, and a couple with absolutely no connection to the area. From Wikipedia:

Danoff and his then-wife, Mary ("Taffy") Nivert, wrote "I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado" and "Take Me Home, Country Roads," both of which were hits for John Denver. Danoff (from Springfield, Massachusetts) has stated he had never been to West Virginia before co-writing the song. Inspiration for the song had come while driving to a family reunion of Nivert's relatives in nearby Maryland.

My geography major self whenever I hear "Country Roads"...

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

Wagon Wheel does the same thing to me. Johnson City is not west of the Cumberland Gap!!!!!!!

Ditto.

Actually, I'd say "Wagon Wheel" is even more of a trigger. Why is he jumping in a truck headed west from Roanoke if he's trying to get to Raleigh?

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

Travis Tritt Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde, North on 95 towards Richmond but at a Truck Stop in Johnson city TN??

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Argh! Forgot about that one.

I like Wagon Wheel, and that has always bothered me too, but mainly because OCMS is from Harrisonburg and were based out of Boone for a while, so they should know the local geography. I guess it just didn't flow well enough for the lyrics.

All they had to do was to not say the word 'west' and it would solve all/most the issues

"And he's a headed from the Cumberland Gap to Johnson County Tennessee"

Yea, or just like "back from the Cumberland Gap" instead of "west from the Cumberland Gap".

Oh well.

I don't know if I am the only person that remembers the revised lyrics posted on 'Tailgate Fever' over a decade ago (I want to say for their write-up before the 2005 WVU game) but here they are as I loved them so much at the time I decided to copy them into a Word file.

Nowhere near heaven, West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
Couches are old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, burned up they will be

Country roads, take me home
To the place, hillbilly rednecks be-long
West Virginia, mountain mommas
Frigidaire on the lawn

All my mem'ries, gather 'round her
Miner's lady, stranger to running water
Dark and dusty, is my coonskin cap
Misty taste of moonshine, my cousin sittin' on my lap

Country roads, take me home
To the place, hillbilly rednecks be-long
West Virginia, mountain mommas
Rusted Chevy Nova on the lawn

I hear her voice, in the mornin' hours she calls to me
Ma reminds me to brush both my teeth every day
Hitch hiking down the road I get a feeling
That our football team's best years were yesterday, yesterday

Country roads, take me home
To the place, hillbilly rednecks be-long
West Virginia, mountain mommas
Outhouse on the lawn

#TeamPeanutButter - because your cakes, pies, cookies, and ice creams are better with it!

At the risk of being "that guy" . . .

This shot is implying that we're literally playing a football game in the building that houses Congress.

Capitol vs. capital

Well.... that'll be fixed.

Don't change anything. This is your hype video, not theirs.

The Dude Abides

Well, we've already played at a speedway so why not?

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

Side note - if this were a basketball game, we could actually play in the Supreme Court Building. There is a basketball court on the top floor. The true "Highest Court in the Land."

The true "Highest Court in the Land."

I thought that was just a late night show with Doug Benson

I hope we beat the Hell outta these fools and send them back to the hills licking thier wounds.

Pour some Beer on it

Obligatory gif b/c we hate off-season waiting:

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, TKPC#490, One of us!

Awesome job so far, got the hate flowing!

@vtscottyb

Can you provide some insight as to which side is the good guys and which side is the cousin-preferring side?

Was having trouble finding the seating chart from the VT ticket office, but just think of this as the areas you do not want to sit in.

Also, they made a cute hype video.

I haven't been to Fed-Ex since the Boise game. Blows my mind how many seats they've removed.

"I'm a Miller Lite guy, always have been, since I was 8." -John Daly

Haven't been since the screw job against USCW.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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First off, to that hype video:

Second, I can't wait til they try to pull off "Let's Go!...Mountaineers!" and it quickly turns into "Let's Go!...Hokies!"

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That was my thought as well - Hokies will drown out their 3 syllable 'word'

Are we still doing BWOOOOMs in trailers?

the greatest thing marcus ever did was to let the neer fans know who was #1.

lawds, i may need security for this game ... so they hold me back from break some cousin faces.

Let's Go

HOKIES

Fire! Cannot wait for the full video- after I saw it on twitter last night and watched it, even my wife was like 'that's awesome' - the same wife that gets annoyed when she is heading out the door for work in the morning and complains about the music being too loud on the latest hype video.

Watching MV7 accelerate down the sideline.....I still get goosebumps.
Great job and thanks.

That girl looks like she's twelve. I know it's WVU and all, but still. That's just wrong.

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Her cousin is just such a big WVU fan though.

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

Her boyfriend is a wuss.

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

Hey, c'mon now. Don't talk about her brother that way.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

*Uncle / Brother / Grandfather that way

Love the clip, great job! Can't wait for the full version!

Also loved the aptly timed MV5 middle finger salute right after Country Roads. I literally cannot stand that song because of WVU. Was at a brewery last Friday evening with an acoustic guitarist playing, and he played the song not once, but twice, and fired up a bunch of WVU fans. I felt like flipping the bird myself after all that.

*flame emoji*

VT '13, Georgia Native in Alexandria, VA

This will be a nice birthday present!

Happy early birthday, heuplek

VT '13, Georgia Native in Alexandria, VA

I can't wait for you to release this man...dude just drop it now lol

Coach Fuente and Coach Foster...because you're doubly f***ed

Had a bad dream last night that the WVU game starts just like the Syracuse game did last year.

*Shudder*

It was terrible

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

I think I speak for everyone when I say, YOU COULD'VE KEPT THAT SHIT TO YOURSELF!!!

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

Who played QB for us in this dream?

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

I don't think we had the ball long enough to remember. After the second TD I woke up in a panic

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

Dude, this is some inception-level weirdness, but I also had a very similar dream last night. First half started out very badly and the refs were making terrible calls. Somehow in this dream, I migrated from the stands to the sideline and suggested we run a cover 3 man stunt, to which everyone somehow agreed and our fortunes turned around.

Let's hope the real thing doesn't start like this. Woke up in a panic as well, lol.

Dude...

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Great job!

Some of you younger whipper snappers have no idea how disgusting of a fan base we are about to meet at Fedex. Be safe and take care of each other.

Hokies!

@VTimHokie85

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

Oliver Twist has spent more time holding the commonwealth cup than UVA

The Dude Abides

Currently writing a prescription for you

@VTimHokie85

Sorry y'all! I got caught up in working and giving tours and all that fun summer stuff.

Plus, it'll be better this way. Trust me.