2020 Effect games announced

I just got an e-mail that the Effect games for this fall have been announced.

  • Hokie Effect - Sept. 12 - Penn State. We are striping Lane again! This turned out really good last time.
  • Maroon Effect - Oct 3 - GT.
  • Orange Effect - Oct 22 - BC

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so no more white out games? i'm okay with that.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Happy with no white out game. Hate those games.

Go Hokies!!

...nope...wait...sorry doesn't work that way. Carry on.

We put the K in Kwality

The white shirt game was typically the military appreciation game, which is North Alabama this year. Not sure they every truly made it a "white out" game...

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

I thought this too until I saw last year, Furman was both Orange Effect and Military Appreciation, and Duke (that game that was supposed to be played but didn't) was White Effect. Not sure what to make of this year's Military Appreciation game since "White Effect" isn't called out on the schedule.

I think Whit switched it up last year.
Military appreciation game started in 2011. Not sure if they lined it up with an actual white effect that year or not. But from 2012-2018 the white effect game was the military appreciation game. The shirts weren't included in the orange/maroon deals, and we typically wore a white-themed helmet for those games at least.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

"Game never played"

I'm cool with that.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Exactly. I always thought the white effect was dumb. We aren't PSU.

Maroon Effect...Yes. Orange Effect...Yes. Stripe....Yes

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Hokie Effect – Stripe the Stadium – Penn State (Sept. 12)
Military Appreciation – North Alabama (Sept. 26)
Maroon Effect & Homecoming – Georgia Tech (Oct. 3)
Orange Effect – Boston College (Oct. 22)
Hall of Fame Day – Miami (Nov. 14)
Senior Day – Virginia (Nov. 28)

Did Dook (finally) officially kill White Effect last season after the 45-10 Friday night lights embarrassment?

Whether or not the stripe out will work a second time is going to make for a great off-season debate topic.

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

Might be the biggest recruiting day ever for Tech football. We need to make everything work.

Gobble Till You Wobble

Ah yes, but you see some people are very vocal about not caring about the stripe out and think it a foolish endeavor, so we must debate this a second off-season.

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

We just need to win

Go for it

And not have any fun whatsoever until it happens \s

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

That's the spirit! No more fun of any kind until the team starts winning.

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

Finally the white effect game is gone. good riddance

now, just add the Enter Night game with all black uniforms

now, just add the Enter Night game with all black uniforms

Those were a cool one-off, but if we're doing an Enter Night/Blackout Effect, I think the Hokie Stone unis are better.

Slightly OT: But this is the uniform equivalent of our 2020 recruiting.

Gobble Till You Wobble

Or this:

I DV this cause I threw up.

It at least needs a NSFW tag.

(add if applicable) /s

This is the most grave insult I have ever seen slung at our football program. You deserve wahoo plaid for posting. I hope the downvote pack descends upon you with an unholy vengeance.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

Edit: I need to have my eyes checked. I missed some VERY big discrepancies in that picture. Ugh.

It was done on Reddit a few years back. They took a bunch of teams and swapped the colors with their rivals. They did a VT one in UVA colors too. I'm not a diabolical person playing on MSpaint here.

I believe you, but it should still be shunned to the garbage heap of internets history

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

All of you assholes that forgot why and when this uniform was worn need to shut it.

Unless this was photoshopped, then mea culpa.

Y'all better recognize. Or maybe its me

It is you, read the other comments. Regardless, I admire the wild confidence you began this post with.

Unless this was photoshopped, then mea culpa.

Yea youa culpa alright

(add if applicable) /s

More like horse's ass on treadmill in this one, amiright?!?

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

This would be right at home in the dad jokes thread.

I wonder if James Gayle ever tweets at whoever made him wear that awful uniform the way he tweets at LOLUVA...

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

I'd rather have the black uni with more pronounced Hokiestone swatches and numbers. The stone unis were just too much.

What an amazing first quarter. Sam Rogers, Travon and an actual pass rush.

I am legitimately annoyed we haven't played up the HokieStone pattern that Nike developed here more than we do. This needed to be subtly sublimated in two-tone maroon as the base color of our standard maroon uniforms. The use of it on the stripe and VT logo on the helmet looks great, and I would love to see how a more subtle adaption of it would look on our current set.

The fact we pretty much abandoned it after we used it the next year just bothers me. At the very least, we should be using it on the walls around Lane. I would love to see it in Maroon be the background of our end zones, much how we use it out of bounds in Cassell.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

More HokieStone you say?

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Looking back, this thing looks dated as hell now. It is a shame we only wore it once, it really was a good look. I did enjoy the circuit design they made with the numbers and stripes for us, representing our standing as a big name technical school. Wish we had played up on that a bit more, but it is what it is. These are probably best left in the mothballs given our current branding.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Looking back, this thing looks dated as hell now.

These are probably best left in the mothballs given our current branding.


That would be so damn awesome!

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

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

Let's replace a bad effect game with a bad effect game. Got it.

It's Time to go to Work

yeah why replace a uniform that has nothing to do with our colors, history or tradition with one that uses a historical color and reflects one of our most well know traditions and is played during the entrance of every single home game? that makes no sense at all.

pfft... Boo this man

jk. I respect your incorrect opinion.

Completely OT but how are you and your family holding up over there? I was thinking about you guys and realized you hadn't commented recently. Hope you and all the rest of our tkpers in the Far East are ok.

Since Joe asked for us to refrain from covid-19 talk please only respond if you are living abroad in an at risk area.

Just Win Effect please.

“Who is this Fuentes person that you speak about?” -McHokie540

win PLS

HokieEnginerd saw this as a license plate yesterday (granted it was for the skins....)

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

That wasn't in the King George area was 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

Nope NOVA

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Pretty much the same thing now.

ARE YOU TRYING TO JINX US?!

“Who is this Fuentes person that you speak about?” -McHokie540

Nekkid Effect or bust. Although play on the field and jumping for Sandman could get awkward.

“Who is this Fuentes person that you speak about?” -McHokie540

What I'm hearing from everyone is a lot of hate directed at wet t-shirts.

If you play it, they will win.

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

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

“Who is this Fuentes person that you speak about?” -McHokie540

Whoa now, what do you think we are packers fans?

Will we see the orange jerseys this year?

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

Is Fuente is smart he'll wear them for Penn State so fans will blame the jerseys and not the coaching when we lose /s

Chrome orange with maroon everything else is a sick look, if we can just get rid of stripes on our jerseys

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

I wish we would wear maroon helmets every game. For maroon effect, we wear maroon jerseys and pants. For orange effect, we wear orange helmets and pants. For any other home game, we wear maroon jerseys and white pants, unless it's a big game where we wear all maroon. For away games, we wear white jerseys and pants, unless it's a big game where we wear maroon pants.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

The ice cold all white pro combats from 09 were something special. Stormtrooper, all business, it was sex.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

I had no idea what pro combat uniforms were or that they were even a thing. Then we bust these things randomly, and I was wondering where they had been all my life. Top five favorite uniform of all time.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

Anyone know where I could buy one of those jerseys?

...for an entire team?

If you play it, they will win.

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

Just one size L/XL for a guy thats probably too old to be wearing jerseys.

eBay is going to be your best bet. I recently snagged the black pro combat from eBay.

Curious what the going rate for a black pro combat is...

I paid $162

I have one in great condition.... make me an offer ;)

VT Marketing Class of 2009
Current Roanoke-Hokie
Go Hokies!

Uhh...How's about tree fiddy...

Nice reference

But decimal point or no decimal point?

VT Marketing Class of 2009
Current Roanoke-Hokie
Go Hokies!

I meant $3.50, but I am willing to raise my offer 1000% (!!!!) to $35.00.

I said "we'll take a box of the graham crunch. How much will that be?" Well she looked at me and said "That'll be about tree fiddy." Well it was about this time I noticed that this girl scout was about 8 stories tall and was a crustacean from the protozoic era! I said "Dammit monster I ain't givin' you no tree first!".

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

I said "I ain't giving you no treefiddy you goddam Loch Ness monster! Get your
own goddam money!"

I gave him a dollar

She gave him a dollar

I thought he'd go away if I gave him a dollar

Well of course he's not gonna go away, Ne! You gave him a dollar, he's gonna assume you got
more!

VT Marketing Class of 2009
Current Roanoke-Hokie
Go Hokies!

I was saying the team needs to bring this back. But good luck in your search.

If you play it, they will win.

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

One of my favorite uniforms.

“Who is this Fuentes person that you speak about?” -McHokie540

Nike surely has the designs around somewhere, there can't be too many roadblocks to if Whit picked up the phone and said he wanted these.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

That combo looked good against Furman this year. The Orange helmet really does work well with the new uniform set.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

I love the orange helmets.

I want another long sleeve effect t shirt. My one from 2001 is starting to get worn out

Almost down to cuffs and collar?

Click here to destroy wall.

No its just the graphics are all broken up. The shirt is still work-wearable.

I know the effect games arent even 18 years old, because that's I remember when we stole the idea from A&M, but we should do a throwback effect to gray. Everyone loves a good gray shirt.

I still think you wear maroon and only maroon to every game, but I'm in the minority.

A gray shirt would sell and that is the ultimate goal right. Incorporate it into military appreciation and dont even call it an effect game.

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

Stripe Effect was done extremely well last time. If I had one suggestion, it would be to adjust it going forward so the stripes switch at the stairs of each section rather than in the middle of it to create more clean lines, but that's just a small nitpick. We pulled it off very well against ND and can only imagine we'll do it well again this fall.

But this needs to be our big game tradition going forward. It just looks so good.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

It is by section so people can easily follow directions.

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Oh man, I really hoped they'd do the white out game against PSU just to really get under their skin....

I'd rather not copy anything PSU does.

Edit: You have no friggin' idea why I initially posed this as a question. And neither does my coffee starved brain.

If you play it, they will win.

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

Normally I'd agree (I have hated the idea of doing anything other than orange/maroon effect in the past). HOWEVER, I'm of the position that I deal with enough annoying PSU fans that I know they whine about other schools doing white outs for other games. I think their heads would explode if someone did it when they came to town.

Meh. I'd rather get in their heads by never losing another VA croot to them and taking top PA croots from them. Oh yeah, and taking them out behind the woodshed in Lane under the lights on national TV.

What we wear comes in way behind those.

If you play it, they will win.

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

It could easily be misconstrued as us welcoming them and wanting them to feel at home, and, well...

...fuck that!

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

I am so glad to see white effect gone. Since it was first done in 2008, it just seems to not be a fun game.

2008 - 24-3 win against Furman in which we were tied at halftime I believe.
2010 - JMU loss.
2011 - beat Arkansas State 26-7. Boring, uninspiring game.
2013 - triple overtime win against Marshall in the pissing rain. Marshall was a pretty good team that year for being G5 but not one you want to go to triple OT against in the pouring rain.
2014 - ECU loss right after the Ohio State win.
2018 - ECU cancels leaving us to almost miss a bowl game.
2019 - Duke debacle.

tl;dr fuck the white effect game.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

2013 - triple overtime win against Marshall in the pissing rain. Marshall was a pretty good team that year for being G5 but not one you want to go to triple OT against in the pouring rain.

Left that game heading in 4th quarter. Miserable game to be in made miserable further with a monsoon. That uniform combo was an insult, but...nothing ever will hold candle to the worst one of all...

“Who is this Fuentes person that you speak about?” -McHokie540

That Marshall game was a blast! I was such a soggy mess. Almost had that 98 yard Derrick Hopkins fumble return to win it!!

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I had no idea I would actually end up attending Marshall three years later that day. Marshall fans still talk about that game to this day as one of the biggest heartbreakers in program history.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

Truth, we missed out on opportunity, should have done something similar to these:

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

How would you have done it if you had the ability to do so?

“Who is this Fuentes person that you speak about?” -McHokie540

I'm no photo shop expert, but chrome outlined Hokie Bird on shiny dark maroon helmet, with chrome facemask, block numbers on the other side, just like the Bronco and Pistol Pete in the examples above.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

One of these designs of Hokiebird:

Similar to one of Oregon's alternatives:

Put the orange Hokie outline on the maroon helmet and I'll be drooling.

“Who is this Fuentes person that you speak about?” -McHokie540

This!!!! Who's got the Photoshop skills? I got legs for days

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

The VT logos on the helmet were all peeling off by the end because of the rain. Some players had just the V or the T left on their helmet. It was a disaster.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

It didn't help that the logos were basically made out of strips of tape at the last minute

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

From what I can tell the logo is still made of the standard 3M helmet logo material, but it's just way too thin.

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

I don't think so. (Right click and view image to see full size for the details)

You can see how badly the logo fell apart here. The tape is just dangling .

And you can see from Logan's helmet here:

That the logo appears to just be a tape of the outline, and not a solid piece.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

No, it's definitely one continuous outline made of the usual material, not tape. The problem is that they didn't make the middle clear. There's just no middle, so it comes off easily. Especially if it goes over one of the holes in the helmet.

You can right click to open the higher res versions on imgur.

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

This week on TKP, we have a lively debate about what the helmet logos were made of from the 2013 Marshall game! Stay tuned for next week when we go at it over whether the patches from the 2011 Duke game were ironed on or sewn on!

I'm only being so persistent about it because I own that helmet.

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

At The Key Play, we off-season hard.

“Who is this Fuentes person that you speak about?” -McHokie540

No big surprise.

“Who is this Fuentes person that you speak about?” -McHokie540

I'd like to see new uniforms. Period. The stripe on the shoulder and how the collar gets wider in the back is just goofy. Remove the stripe and put a regular collar on the jersey, and it is good to go.

As someone posted above...Hokie Stone unis are sweet and I'd like to see them make an appearance every now and then.