Top Plays of 2017 - Nomination Period

As promised, I've returned to do the Top Plays of the Season bracket once more. It seemed like everyone had a fun time doing this last year, voting for Sam Roger's pass as the play of the year.

I'll take nominations during the week this week and compile a bracket (depending on how many plays, it'll probably be 16 again). Then begin the voting a week from today most likely.

There was some discussion last year on having tough matchups in the first rounds and some folks wanted to do seeding. I won't be doing seeding because then you're kind of ranking your best plays anyway. So I will do it the same as last year.

So let's hear it, what were Virginia Tech's best plays of the season?

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Obvious starter is the 4th and goal play against Pitt, though all 4 of those plays could make this list, and Floyd's hawk down.

Maybe we should make a bracket to decide second place haha.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

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

quadboxgoallinestops.gif could count as one?

Chem PhD '16

Fake punt.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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does "Frank Beamer with the Black Diamond Trophy" count?

if not, how about Kumah stuffing Quin Blanding through the earth's crust and into the mantle?

EDIT: the more I think about it, the more i remember some really great plays and moments:

  • trevon hill flopping
  • Peoples TD reception with Cam's assist
  • Cam's TD catch against wvu where Savoy signaled a TD before JJ even threw the ball
  • post-Duke slip'n'slides
  • the pick six against UNC (?) where tremaine (?) blocked the one dude for 40 yards
  • Stroman's touchdowns

Chem PhD '16

^^^ All of the above.

Always Jumping even from hours away.

The entire UNC game, especially this guy:

Super Cam's record breaking day at ECU:

And then there's this...

Josh Jackson's run against the cousins...

Mook throwing the receiver's shoe during the UNC game.

Designing sweet parking lots since '08

This receiver has no idea what you're talking about:

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usually gifs end too soon. this one starts too late

Just my own revisionist history. I'd rather make the UNC player look like an idiot than our own player look like an ass.

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Reggie Floyd's perfectly placed hit on Chris Sharp that forced the fumble to give VT the ball and momentum to start the 2nd half against UVA.

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

Very underrated. Could argue that was the play of the game.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

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

Reggie Floyd sprinting his ass off to make the last second tackle is my number one.

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

....and its not even close.

Houshun Gaines' false start dance

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

^^ This

- "And now Miami wants to talk about it..."

The one against UVA where he slows it down.

In gif format, I nominate this gem:

Let's Go

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Shout out to Anthony Shegog for his great impression of an offensive player as well.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Fake punt wins this going away for the obvious reasons, but the reason I like it so much is that Mummau is not even the punter and OSU still completely got smoked.

Also love Mummau's roster pic. Dude looks like a swaggy realtor in his late 40's. AND he's majoring in Prop Mgmt.

Leonard. Duh.

Give me the Holston spin cycle against Pitt on that list please and thank you 👍👍👍

Always Jumping even from hours away.

There was some good plays this year for sure, but is it just me or were there fewer "wow" plays this year in spite of a similar record to last year? The offense wasn't as sexy, meanwhile our defense was mean and suffocating without a whole lot of big interceptions/sacks?

We didn't have a deep threat, we didn't have a back that can break tackles, and we didn't have a QB who was particularly explosive or elusive. Not many players to make "wow" plays, lots of freshman making freshman mistakes.

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Cam Philips' fake WR screen touchdown against the cousins. I could watch their DB stomp the ground in frustration all morning.

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

Savoy's TDs against BC, Duke and GT were all fun. The GT one was a great individual effort, even in a losing cause.

A "Happy Feet" montage of plays and dancing penguins.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Kumah's stiff-arm of Blanding gets my vote

Bumping for last minute nominations!

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

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