You Know you're a Hokie If...

The Bleacher Report inspired me to start this thread, anyways:

1) Every pre-season you think this will be THE year
2) You know VT's Dining Program gives the Hokies an unfair recruiting advantage
3) You can't help but start jumping behind the wheel when "Enter Sandman" plays
4) You know this will never be the cavs' year #LOLUVa
5) You still own 20+ articles of maroon and/or orange clothing

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You know you're a Hokie if...

Cavman gets thrown off his horse, and you think "Man, that horse is smarter than I thought!"

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

That horse went to Virginia Tech

#Let's Go - Hokies

It must have been used to treadmills and not the grass inside Scott Stadium.

- Something VT related is on your car
- You watch youtube videos of highlights/enter sandman at least once a week
- You use your social networks to talk about the Hokies to the point that non-Hokies get pissed off
- The drunker you get, the more you want to talk about the Hokies

it's like we're the same person. seriously.

You're married and some of your dinnerware and utensils came from Owen's dining hall.

Most of your cups(glasses) in your house are the plastic stadium cups from Lane.

@vtscottyb

You still have some of the old D2 trays for use on snow-covered hills.

I got my "sleds" from Owens freshman year.

Ut Prosim

Got one from Owens, also have one from Dietrick from the late 70's or early 80's when my dad was a student. Fun times.

You're married and most of your cups were stolen from bars DT.

Live for 32. Ut Prosim. Let's Go, Hokies.

when almost all of your cups/glasses in your kitchen cabinets consist of plastic lane stadium cups and several stolen sharkeys pint glasses (including the whole set from the pitcher to the shot glass)

Going along with what Joe said, you complain about how you have to pay for people stealing silverware from the dining halls but you do it yourself.

Your laundry consists of maroon and orange loads.
Your friends visit and leave wanting to transfer.
^ Mostly because of West End ^
You didn't want DW4 to leave but rooted for him in the NFL (no matter what the team playing was)
This site is in your (at bare minimum) top 5 Most Visited

I'll post more as they come.

#ENFUENTE #BALLSOFSTEEL #Livefor32

As a Patriots fan, the DW4 one is so true. I was so mad when they drafted him (and then Hosley) and told all my friends I couldn't root for him anymore. That all changed that opening Thursday - it was like he was wearing o&m again and I couldn't help but cheer him on.

I was hoping that the Pats would have picked up Hosley to help out in the secondary but that didn't happen.. praying that Exum gets drafted by them next year

Exum on the Pats would be amazing! I'd get that jersey as soon as I could

You're trying to sell your house and your realtor tells you to "remove the Hokie stone, VT lawn gnome, and VT flag from the front of your house" because "rivalries run deep here (Northern VA)"

"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'd get new realtor if that ever happened to me

VT '10--My avatar will flip, when things are right at VT again.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

Better yet, don't sell your house to a Hoo or a cousin.

Not saying you have a bad idea there, but wouldn't that be construed as discrimination? ;P

VT '10--My avatar will flip, when things are right at VT again.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

In all fairness it was actually the designers/stagers that made the rec. my realtor's a fellow Hokie. I told him I'd rather not sell to a dirty Hoo anyway.

"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

Call it seller's discretion. :D

LOL. Because I know this is true. He was the loan agent for one of my co-workers.

i've always told my wife if we ever move to nova, we're lookin up sean glennon to talk interest rates. she said, and i quote, "yeah but he'd probably drop the paperwork when he was handing it to us." i love my wife.

"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

Signs you've married the right woman.

-You plan your fall weekends a year in advance
-You want to retire in the New River Valley

Your 2 year old son randomly lifts his hands above his head and belts out, "HOKIE TOUCHDOWN" for no apparent reason.

Go Hokies!

That, my friend, is great parenting.

Your mom's boss gets a Frank Beamer signed football given to him and his first thought is "Here, your son will probably enjoy this more than me"

That happened this week and I immediately took a picture and changed it my TKP avi

Following up. You actually have something signed by CFB.

#Let's Go - Hokies

Yes I do! Just got a glass case for it today.

I have some CFB signed stuff as well. What I meant is that you know you're a Hokie if you have something signed by CFB.

#Let's Go - Hokies

Oh okay I gotcha now. Yes, you're def a Hokie if you have something signed by CFB.

You act like a kid whenever you see the hokie bird and get a picture with the hb so it can be your profile pic.

Crave homeplace way too often.

Give hokie gear as presents for birthdays and Xmas. (Got beamer to sign a jersey, then gave it to my gf for her birthday.)

You wear Tech gear the Monday after the LOLUVA #ninestraight loss just so the UVA kid that sits behind you at law school has to look at VT all day. And also to celebrate, because you always wear maroon and orange on Mondays in the fall.

You purposefully take Lane stadium cups to class every day for your water just so the UVA kid that sits behind you at law school has to look at VT all day, even in the off season. Go green, y'all.

When the UVA kid that sits behind you at law school gloats about beating Tech in basketball, you calmly reply that you are very much looking forward to beating UVA for the tenth straight year this coming fall. And the UVA kid has nothing more to say. #newhoos

Skipping OSU vs Michigan game to see the hokies beat the 'hoos

"I never surprise myself"

You come home from college to go to Hokie football games. And you skip your Friday classes to go to those Thursday night games.

You use Lane stadium cups instead of solo cups. FOR EVERYTHING. Including pong.

Your favorite cup is the one with Danny Coale and Tyrod Taylor on it. And you refuse to part with it no matter what it goes through. (Hey, those will never be made again...)

You consider the Michigan Sugar Bowl a draw. You honestly believe that the game had no winner or loser, just some blind refs.

You follow Exum on twitter because his offseason tweets keep you going through the dark days without football.

Your favorite season is fall, because the leaves turn orange and maroon. And because it's football season.

You go to another college stadium and immediately point out how much louder Lane Stadium is.

You go to a Redskins Monday night game against the Cowboys and immediately (and all night long) point out how much louder Lane Stadium is.

Go Hokies!

We always used stadium cups for pong. They aren't as forgiving, takes more skill.

@vtscottyb

"You go to another college stadium and immediately point out how much louder Lane Stadium is."

Couldn't agree more! 100% I do this every time hahaha

I have done this at both other colleges and at Pro games.

“I hope that they’re not going to have big eyes and pee down their legs so to speak,” -- Bud Foster

Did that this year at LSU @ Florida. What a gross, hot, crowded place..."the swamp" has nothing to do with them being gators in my opinion

-if you get a VT tattoo so you've ALWAYS got something Hokie related on. ALWAYS.

- you tell your friends that you'd disown your first born if they grew up and played for UVA. lol

upvote for the tat, that is true commitment good sir.

"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

My son says he would NEVER play for "frenchie" even if they were the only team to offer him a scholarship in ANYTHING!!

You cringe when you hear the word "emporium."

You think 45 degree weather sounds like a tropical utopia.

#38-0

You call out other teams for "stealing" Enter Sandman when they play it, regardless of when.

You're willing to sneak into construction sites on campus to grab the perfect piece of Hokiestone for your desk or doorway.

Logan 3:16

I know I am a Hokies because I obsesses over the football program 365 days a year.

I get sad when football is over and immediately begins counting down to spring game just so I can see the football team in action again.

I get giddy whenever I see Bud Foster on TV because I met him in person!

I wear VT pajamas to bed without fail.

And I am hoping to transfer to Virginia Tech when I am done at New River Community College!

I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.

You get tailgated for 5 miles to work after moving 3 time zones away from Blacksburg because another Hokie finally found another fan in their area (also applies if the tailgater was you)

Knowing is half the battle. The other half is violence.

You plan your wedding around the football schedule

You remember events and dates based upon football games

I can't tell you what the date was, but I know my relative got married when we beat ECU at their place. Followed the score more than the wedding.

@vtscottyb

I just know that I refer to major life events as "oh yeah, that happened the monday after we played Nebraska in 2009" or "We did that 4 days after the ACC Championship"

I consider it rude to get married during football season. Pretty much the biggest "Fuck you" you can possibly give to your family/friends.

Twitter me

I have to miss the Pitt game this season for a wedding...not happy

My friends got married on the day of the VT/UVA game.

I don't...even...

you mean your former friends...

"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

You know you're a Hokie if you come into every season expecting the defense to be number 1 in the country.

Rip his freaking head off!

But...

we will be

"Go Hokies!" - Thomas Jefferson
@HaydenDubya

The hokie bird is at your wedding, the service at the war memorial chapel,reception in squires, and photos around campus.

Previously LowBrau.

yes to everything except my reception was at the Inn. Also, I love this photo from the rehearsal because we walked out of the chapel to an awesome fall day with people playing games on the drill field and leaving their evening classes.

Hyping up Hokie Nation one video at a time.

Ours was late May, so we got pictures with the azaleas at the duck pond among some other stops (gothic arches in war memorial gym, etc).

Previously LowBrau.

I'm so glad other people go as all-out as we did. Ceremony in the Horticulture Gardens, reception at the Inn, photos around the Duck Pond. Hokie Bird came to the reception with Enter Sandman blasting throughout the lobby of the Inn. It was epic.

Was Lane Stadium not available for the ceremony?

Rip his freaking head off!

All of that, except my reception was at the Blacksburg Country Club, and we got a picture with David Wilson at TOTS. Me in my tux, my wife in her dress.

Holy shit, man! I know you probably wouldn't want to share it with us, for privacy sake, and totally understand that. But I think I'm speaking for all of us when I say WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU AND YOUR WIFE IN WEDDING GEAR IN A PHOTO WITH DW! At TOTS no less... Amazing.

"The TKP community is unrivaled."
-Justin Fuente, probably

Was DW4 in a suit? Please tell me he was in a suit.

Sadly not, but he was still dressed well and had a baller chain.

Didn't have my wedding in Blacksburg but our Save the Dates were in the form of football tickets with pictures taken around Lane Stadium and we watched a football game on our honeymoon. She supported that last part too. Yep...I got a good one.

The smell of cow shit in spring reminds you of college

-You walked out of and dropped bio lab freshman year because the TA wouldn't let you out early to tailgate for the Thursday night game (note: this is not advised, taking freshman bio lab as a senior is PAINFUL)

"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

You walked out from your job at the VT call center because you didn't want to miss the Thursday night game...

Previously LowBrau.

If your house has a piece of Hokie stone for the foundation and when you sell it to a Hoo you wait until after they sign the papers to tell them they get to live with it the rest of their lives!

You're reading every article on Techsideline and every forum on TheKeyPlay instead of doing the Islam vocabulary due today...

I love Virginia Tech, regardless of the outcome of every game.

Tech has a class that you need to know Islamic vocabulary for? Go us.

"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

No, I'm in high school. Haha I was on my laptop.

I love Virginia Tech, regardless of the outcome of every game.

There are about 7 courses on Islam offered at tech. Mostly taught by a Phd in Islamic Studies.
As well as an Elementary Arabic course as well.

You have at least one pet with a name of a building, famous person, or other Virginia Tech related name.

Already decided my next dog will be named Fuller.

Already have one dog named Laney, next dog will either be Cassie or Addison/Addie if a girl or Coale if a boy (wife picked that one).

With my last name being Eggleston I feel like if there is a God he wanted me to be a Hokie and besides Lee Corso said God is a Hokie so obviously I'm not just a student, I'm a real life Dan Akroyd because I'm on a mission from God.

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

You add extra keys (sometimes even blank keys) to your key ring to make more noise

Totally worth it... Giant old keys are the best ones, too!

Hokies.

You know your a Hokie if you grew up a bama fan your whole life because your dad went there, then chose VT over bama when picking a school to go to, then changing your dad's work computer home screen to isittimetobeatbama.com (he doesn't know how to change it back). #BEATBAMA

@CaptKirkVT10

You know you're a Hokie if football and engineering are the only important things in life.

"Go Hokies!" - Thomas Jefferson
@HaydenDubya

This is actually me...

Logan 3:16

You have a custom desk hutch with a vt peg board because the ones they sell freshmen just wouldn't do.

You have tech fatheads throughout your house.

You work in the athletic department just to be around hokie sports throughout the year.

ANY JOB OPENINGS?

Livin the Dream

Follow me @HokieBarek

I hear JJ is looking for a new assistant.

Other than that, I don't believe so. I'd check the vt jobs page though if you are interested.

At least you got a job. I have been around adding majors and minors just to get the excitement of more football.

Danny Coale is still open.

I considered that too. Even possibly going to grad school, just haven't fully committed to that idea yet.

I found an engineering job in Christiansburg. Best of both worlds.

-You're legs hurt and you have no voice the day after the game
-Lunch pails are more than just a box for food
-An empty trophy case haunts your nightmares
-You never forget your keys on game day
-You believe in the holy trinity: God, Bud Foster, and Chuck Norris

You go to bars it cities other than Blacksburg and try to order a Rail. After the bartender says "WHAT?" about 5 times you realize you're not at Tots.

Twitter me

You and your wife have filled a plastic bin with Hokie apparel so your non-existant children can have vintage gear when they attend VT in the future.

Your friends check in to see if you're alive if your regular 6:30am "GAMEDAY!" text on every game day morning hasn't come in by 6:45am.

GAMEDAY

Great idea with the vintage Hokie apparel thing. I'm going to have to steal that from you when I get a wife.

On that note... here's another:

You're looking for a wife that is also a Hokie.

GAMEDAY

I have nightmares that my future wife is an outsider. This scares me.

Danny Coale is still open.

The song you sang to your newborn everynight before bed was Tech Triumph....13 years later she still knows the words....

Your neighbors know the outcome of the Tech game simply because they can hear you....even with all the windows closed.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

You yell "Touchdown Tech" whenever you hear a loud boom.

#Let's Go - Hokies

Your dogs root for VT with no questions asked

You play beer pong over Skype with your brother in Blacksburg so you can pretend you are there on game day

Hyping up Hokie Nation one video at a time.

Where did you get the dog scarf? I gotta get me one of those for my dog!

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

pretty sure that newer bookstore across the street from Kroger on main.

Hyping up Hokie Nation one video at a time.

You feel naked without your orange and maroon VT band on your wrist.

@vtscottyb

You wear your class ring everywhere and everyday. Bonus points if you got "BEAT UVA" inscribed on the inside of it.

I KNEW I was missing something when trying to inscribe it... I just got my name and "Hokies United"

It's the first thing I put on when I get out of the shower.

I even wear mine in the shower... is that bad?

Probably not. Mine's just slightly loose and I feel like soapy water would make it easy to slip off.

You know you are a Hokie when you eat at D2, do the D2-Dash to Deets, do your business, then order a milkshake for the walk back to the dorm.

Livin the Dream

Follow me @HokieBarek

You randomly yell LET'S GO and always expect to hear the right answer regardless of where you are. And even if no one responds, the little voice in your head does.

You're extremely superstitious when it comes to Virginia Tech football. (Maybe this is just me and my dad...)

You do the Hokie Pokie. And you do it every game simply because you can, even though you look like a 2 year old.

You get mad when you hear the Stick It In cheer on television at another football game.

You cringe when you hear that the football team is wearing orange on gameday. #ALLMAROONEVERYTHING

My parents and I have specific places we have to sit to watch the games. No one challenges or second guesses these positions. They are house rules.

@vtscottyb

US, TOO.

And we sit in the same seats in Lane...

Glad it's not just us.

I am also that way about clothing. If there is a specific jersey or shirt that has good vibes and wins in it I will wear it. If it is the wrong color for the effect that the game is ( O or M) I will wear it underneath.

@vtscottyb

Oh my god. We are the same person.

Adding on to that, I don't wash my jersey if we are winning games. You can't wash the luck off

You don't wear shirts that you wore to a loss for fear of jinxing the next game. And you can remember which shirt goes with which loss.

Live for 32. Ut Prosim. Let's Go, Hokies.

when you know exactly where you were and who you were with for big moments in hokie history

VT Class of 2017

Someone in Charlottesville gives you a hard time about wearing your VT hat....and you know you can always end the trolling by asking them the score of last year's VT-LOLUVA game.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

You know you're a Hokie when you never sit down at football games

"It's only radio it's so simple...."

You know you are a Hokie when...

-Enter Sandman play in your head on an endless loop and the video of fans jumping plays in your head repeatedly.

I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.

When you have to watch games at home you play enter sandman through your home theater system before kickoff because its what Hokies do.

@vtscottyb

You know you're a Hokie when you almost crash your car whenever Enter Sandman comes on the radio

Your firstborn child is named after the dorm where you met your future wife. Brodie he is!

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, Former Naval Aviator, Former FBISA, Forever married to my VT87 girl. Go VT!

I just couldn't name my daughter Rasche..........

Rachel would have been close enough ;)

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, Former Naval Aviator, Former FBISA, Forever married to my VT87 girl. Go VT!

I don't think Frat House is a good girl's name...

"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

Hmm, not a dorm but.. I guess I need to name my daughter Cassell.

Hyping up Hokie Nation one video at a time.

Yeah, we're not naming any of our kids Foxridge.

Live for 32. Ut Prosim. Let's Go, Hokies.

I spent 3 great years in the same apartment there.

VT '10--My avatar will flip, when things are right at VT again.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

These contributions have gone above and beyond! Well done, Hokie Nation, keep 'em coming!

VT '10--My avatar will flip, when things are right at VT again.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

Adding to this...

IT WAS A CATCH! DANNY COALE FOR TOUCHDOWN! MICHIGAN WEEP AND HOWL! VIRGINIA TECH NATION REJOICE!

I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.

Who would downvote that?! There's an imposter in our mix!

I'd say it was a Hoo, but I don't think they're intelligent/clever enough for disguises.

Oh look, they did it again. How cute.

You get a tingly sensation inside when someone says 'Rail'

@VTimHokie85

You decline to attend a free conference in Nashville because the continuing education credits are from the University of Virginia and you don't want your name associated with that place in any way.

You know your a Hokie when you #beatbama....plain and simple

Exit Light, Enter Night....Go Hokies

I most definitely know I am a Hokies because...

...March Madness have been banished from my conscious in favor of Virginia Tech's spring football news, reports, and discussion. That's right, I am NO LONGER interested in the basketball tournament anymore. Virginia Tech is forefront on my frontal lobes.

I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.

You know your a Hokie when you refer to Big Al's as your Sha-booms

6) You wish for the ability to correct anyone in the media who addresses us as "The University of Virginia Tech" or "Virginia Tech University"

VT '10--My avatar will flip, when things are right at VT again.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

Or VA Tech/"VAH" Tech

The "VAH" tech really irritates me. If it was common to do that, why doesn't anyone refer to GT as "GAH" Tech?

@vtscottyb

We call GA Tech "gay Tech." Insensitive? Perhaps.

Live for 32. Ut Prosim. Let's Go, Hokies.

I just call it "The other Tech"... WE are Tech. End of story.

Hokies.

7) When having a bad day, you put NCAA in your gaming console and beat the snot out of uva for old times' sake

VT '10--My avatar will flip, when things are right at VT again.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

I find that to be therapeutic. Even when I am up 40 points, I still send 8 man blitz.

I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.

Oh, that passing TD is going to cost me 175 sportsmanship points?

Worth it.

Can't help that they have a weak D and no offense. Who needs the sportsmanship points anyways?

If this happened...

...you know that we would still be on the bubble...and ultimately be left out.

If you know how to play enter sandman on an instrument #IPlaythedrums