OT: 2020 Unpopular Opinions Thread

I came across this picture of a tweet, which made me think of French, and decided this thread was needed.

Edit: Resized the picture. Didn't know imgur displays a thumbnail if you remove the URL size constraints.

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Popular Opinion: this is not thread worthy.

Pour some Beer on it

Unpopular Rebuttal: We have to kill the offseason somehow.

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

Unwelcome Reality: It's only February. Football is over 6 months away

Click here to destroy wall.

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

I'll be watching the XFL tomorrow at 6pm. Pumped.

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Agree, we're going to run out of dad jokes at some point

Nope:
From Laughs and Groans Dad Jokes:
What do you call a group of killer whales playin instruments? .... Orca-stra

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Counter... Imagine the conversation points by the inventor of Clamato juice. He was sitting around one day drinking some tomato juice and said "you know what would make that better? Let's put some fish in there." Who thought of that? "Hey you want some Clamato?" "Nope, just had a big glass of flounder apple, you sick SOB."

No retell that story, but with spoiled milk instead of Clamato

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Me trying to see that screenshot of a tweet.

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

A college sports scholarship should include lifelong medical coverage for any injuries resulting from playing college sports.

My 2020 Season/Covid19 Challenge: only comment with Marvel memes.

My 2019 Season Challenge: only comment with Star Wars memes. (completed as of Nov. 29)

And this is unpopular because...?

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

Who's paying for it when public schools have to provide it?

My 2020 Season/Covid19 Challenge: only comment with Marvel memes.

My 2019 Season Challenge: only comment with Star Wars memes. (completed as of Nov. 29)

I'd rather pay for that that coaches salaries and facility upgrades

Which is exactly why it's an unpopular opinion. I didn't say "and you get to cut costs where you want, in order to pay for it".

My 2020 Season/Covid19 Challenge: only comment with Marvel memes.

My 2019 Season Challenge: only comment with Star Wars memes. (completed as of Nov. 29)

Brilliant new recruiting strategy. We may not have the flashiest buildings, and the multimillion dollar spa, but guess what, you're covered for life on any future issues that may arise from your playing days here

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There is no problem with the current VT football closed-door-policy

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

Jet sweeps are a good thing.

RPO is the most overused term in football. And when it is actually an RPO there is a better than not chance an illegal man is downfield.

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

Stinespring offenses were explosive

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Coffee is hella disgusting

They'll really get after ya

You just crossed a line son.

"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 will not budge.

They'll really get after ya

And my axe.

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I'll die on this hill with you.

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Same. Coffee sucks

All the upvotes. The smell of coffee gives me the runs.

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Have some cheese.

I am envious. I've tried countless times to quit coffee and I just can't

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Man, I'd give up beer before coffee. I'll drink decaf coffee because I love the taste so much.

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Man that would be a tough decision. I need coffee to live my life the way I do but I also use beer on Friday night as a carrot and something to look forward to all week. 🤔🤔🤔

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I gave up beer, it was easy. Going to a place with only craft beers was never great because most of them sucked and have no variety.

It was harder to give up coke (the one with real sugar not corn syrup)

It was harder to give up coke

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Going to a place with only craft beers was never great because most of them sucked and have no variety

you're definitely in the right thread.

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Hes' going to the wrong craft breweries.

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Eh, I've been to a lot that are well regarded. The main issue I have is that craft breweries really started to make better ales. For the most part I dont like ales, I like lagers. But most of the craft breweries dont get into the stouts or the bocks or the things I like. They have tons of IPAs and pale ales and sours. Occasionally there is a porter, which is ok. You know it's great these places can make a beer taste like a tangerine too, but it's tough to drink a whole glass.

If you dont like ales then craft brewing on the whole is not for you. If I look at one of the best rated breweries near me they have 12 taps, 10 are ales. Out of those 10 ales there is a hefeweizen that I might drink. They do have two stouts which is amazing. Five of those 10 are IPAs. Then one pale ale, one Brown, one red, and a golden. Most places have menus stacked like this, if not worse for me.

Ales span a huge spectrum of flavor profiles, and to say you don't like ale is really to say that you don't like beer. Not liking beer is 100% fine, but craft brewing is not ale focused, it's variety-focused. You're going to be hard-pressed to find any brewery taproom pouring more than a handful of lagers at any given time, craft or macro. Lagers have a pretty tight range of flavor profiles, unless you start kicking up the hop quotient, in which case you're better off brewing an ale for a variety of reasons. So how many lagers do you need to have available? A brewery devoting 2/12 taps to lagers is devoting 1/6 of their taps to about 1/10 or 1/12 of the flavor spectrum of beer, so you should be thanking them for emphasizing your favorite style.

Breweries don't make lagers for a couple reasons. 1) they are more time consuming and therefore more costly. Lagers take at least and extra week to ferment which means tying up a fermenter with the same beer for an extra week. 2) they don't make as much money. I love a well made lager, but IPAs and fruited sours are what sells right now.

As an aside: Good lagers are few and far between in craft breweries. Too many taste like canned vegetables which means they aren't boiling long enough and might not have a healthy fermentation. I end up making most of the lager I drink because I come away annoyed at most of them.

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I dont know the last time I've seen a marzen. No one wants to take the time to make something so good. I guess driving to heavy seas is the best one can do.

Octoberfest / Marzen is all over the place in August & September. It's a seasonal style

Oh they are, the issue is I'm busy in the fall and not going to breweries. You never see them outside of fall.

We make one every September. I have one on right now.

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good craft breweries do make lagers, they just don't make lagers into a majority of their lineup. For example, Port City in NOVA always has at least a couple available, including a staple Czech Pils and a rotating Lager Series (currently a Dortmunder / Export Golden Lager). Lagers are a growing trend in the craft beer scene as craft brewers circle back around in search of more variety, so they'll have a presence in many taprooms, even if they're not a majority of a brewery's production.

NOVA breweries with good lagers
- Port City
- Ocelot
- Fairwinds
- Aslin

Oh you're definitely right that they are picking up more. I was trying (and failing) to explain why they do not make up half of the taps. You normally see a couple on rotation if the brewery has 15 beers on tap.
I agree about these breweries and their lagers. And it really tells you which breweries know what they're doing, too. In most lagers you can't hide behind adjuncts or an insane hopping rate. If your process and technique is bad, there's no making a good beer.

Some of my favorite lagers recently were the Radapils by Vasen and Captain Lawrence 6th Borough hoppy pilsner (I've been on a pale lager kick).

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

They also ferment at lower temps (~40-50 deg F) so they require dedicated refrigeration. This adds significant cost to lagering. Ales ferment more in the 65-75 deg range so need less capital equipment.

There's a place in Ann Arbor that solely brews lagers. More power to them, but I'm sure their refrigeration expenses are through the roof

As an aside, I've always been annoyed when Coors Light commercials touted their beer as being cold-brewed or whatever their pitch was. All lagers are fermented cold so it's a marketing ploy making you think they're doing something above and beyond for quality when they aren't.

The cold treatment of lagers actually enhance the flavors of the hops and you can get much more delicate flavors with out have to add so much hops. Most of the Ales I try have 1 flavor profile, bitter.

The wheats and stouts are really the only ales I dont find overly bitter.

Maybe that's why it was so easy to stop drinking beer because I dont like most of them in the first place.

two last points
1) ale encompasses far more than bitter IPAs. juicy dry-hop hazy IPA, malty amber ales, complex abbey ales, funky wild ales, tart sour ales, earthy saison, sweet stouts, roasty porters... etc
2) stouts, particularly adjunct or barrel-aged stouts are most certainly commonly available at good craft breweries.

between stouts & lagers you're pushing into nearly half of the taps at many craft brewery taprooms. not sure what your complaint is.. Not liking IPA is an odd reason to write off doppelbocks or Belgian tripels

bocks (especially dopplebocks) are one of my favorites, and are a lager. And I've rarely ever seen one on tap anywhere.

I do occasionally see stouts and porters on tap, porters more than stouts, but its rarer from the places around me.

It's not just IPAs, it's pretty much all pale ales, lambics, saisons, a fair amount of porters are all way to bitter to me. While the sours arent bitter I have found one that I can drink a whole glass of it. Most of what you listed all taste bitter to me.

I've also recently been frustrated by the excessive IPA and fruity beers in craft brewing. I can appreciate pretty much anything, but in general I'm just looking for a lower alcohol, smooth sessionable beer that I can have a few pints of and enjoy good conversation. Not a fan of the super high alcohol stuff, and IPAs are getting incredibly gimmicky. I understand having a variety of styles so patrons can taste things and pick a flight, but a lot of those styles are so niche and overwhelming to the palate. I've basically zeroed in on a few styles I like that are my go-tos anytime I visit a brewery. I'm also a big fan of German-style beers, so any pilsners/helles or hefeweizens I see I typically always order.

Right now I have 4 lagers, 5 stouts, 5 Belgians and a nitro stout on draft.

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5 Belgians? Where is this place, heaven?

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My thoughts exactly, most places you are lucky to find one on tap. There is a guy in my club who absolutely nails the Belgians and Scotch Ales and is making plans to open a brewery. Last I talked to him about it he is most worried about not having a standout IPA on tap as that is current market darling. I wish I could tell him to forget the damn IPA and fill up the taps with what he does best, but I know he's not wrong. Really though most of the people that are ordering IPAs think they are beer experts because they know what hops taste like so while someone like him will taste an IPA and say its "okay" the average joe will be happy with it.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

And one of our Belgians just beat Unibrough and Allagash for 1 st place in the World Beer Cup for dark Belgian.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

And by "our", who exactly do you mean?

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Thank you, 757hokie83.

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Chaos Mountain

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Chaos is probably my favorite brewery right now. Big fan of Squatch. I really want to try the Federal Reserve Squatch I think it is. Need to find time to get over the mountain...

About all I could find is the 2018 World Beer Cup winners, since it seems to be every two years, and the 2020 competition is in April. Here's all the winners of Belgian-type categories.

Gold Klipspringer Metazoa Brewing Co., USA American-Belgo-Style Ale 2018
Gold Biere de Voleur Horse Thief Hollow, USA Belgian- and French-Style Ale 2018
Gold Hertog Jan Grand Prestige Hertog Jan, Netherlands Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale 2018
Gold Abbey Dubbel Elm City Brewing Co., USA Belgian-Style Dubbel or Belgian-Style Quadrupel 2018
Gold Oud Bruin Funkwerks, USA Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale 2018
Gold Nectarine Golden Ale pFriem Family Brewers, USA Belgian-Style Fruit Beer 2018
Gold Vincianne True North Ale Co., USA Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Belgian-Style Blonde Ale 2018
Gold La Mancina Birrificio del Forte, Italy Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale 2018
Gold Oude Geuze Boon VAT 108 Brouwerij Boon, Belgium Belgian-Style Sour Ale 2018
Gold Tripel LeFort Omer Vander Ghinste, Belgium Belgian-Style Tripel 2018
Gold Camden Gentlemans Wit Camden Town Brewery, United Kingdom Belgian-Style Witbier 2018

https://www.worldbeercup.org/winners/award-winners/

I don't think this is the right competition, though, because he said that they "just beat Unibrough and Allagash", which I interpret to be recently, and neither Unibrough nor Allagash appear on the 2018 list (which shows silver and bronze in each category). More google-fu is required, obviously.

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I think the awards ceremony is not until April 22nd. They probably have been notified that they won but results have not been published. I am just speculating.

Grats on the win. Am going to peruse your brewery site for a bit. Any chance y'all ship beer? ;^)

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It is actually not legal to ship beer to sell in VA.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

I'm blown away by how many times Twin Creeks in Vinton is one of the top three. I have yet to make it there. I guess I was doing myself a disservice.

Anyway, keep doing good shit, Egbert.

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

Yup, the guys are pretty good. They are the closest to us, I get there about once every 2 weeks or so.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

We lived in Stewartsville when they opened up and we had a laugh about its location and whether it would make it, but we never actually made it there.

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

Vinton is a beer dessert,
They get lots of support from the city, there are many small festivals and city events in the property adjacent to their back and the locals come in there a lot.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Vinton is a beer dessert...

Do they serve dessert in this beer desert?

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Yes.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Oof

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SNL is pretty damn funny right now.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Thus, unpopular.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

I havent laughed at snl in years

Danny is always open
23 can't read

When did you last watch it?

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Thank you. The Adam Driver and JJ Watt episodes just this season were amazing. Every generation thinks every other generation's SNL suck (minus the 80s...that sucked and everyone agrees).

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SNL has been phoning it in for years. Cameos of famous people imitating public figures is not, in itself, hilarious. When the weekly CNN and Washington Post articles covering your show look just like their other regular news commentary, you've lost your edge. Alec Baldwin scrunching his face up isn't really all that funny.

Both true, and an unpopular take.

I thought it was pretty creative seeing Melissa Mccarthy playing Sean Spicer. Larry David as Sanders is also fantastic. Hell, Larry David is better at being Bernie than Bernie is at being Bernie! Having De'niro and Stiller reenacting a scene from Meet The Parents as Mueller/Cohen was genius as well.

SNL's political sketches have always been my favorite, going back to the spoofs of the Clinton/Bush/Parot debates. Personally, I think the last two seasons or so of political sketches are the second best they've ever done, with the Bush/Gore debates being the best (Gore going on about his lock box, and Bush talking about 'strategery' will always make me laugh).

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Lockbox.

Here's a hot SNL take - Darrell Hammond is the best, and most underrated, SNL cast member of all time.

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Ah, yes.

You have certainly brought up some excellent sketches. Of recent sketches, Larry David and Melissa McCarthy's are are pretty good, and are certainly the high points. You had to watch a lot of bad ones to get to those.

Alec Baldwin as Trump doesn't hold a candle to any of those great skits of the past.

Counterpoint:

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Neutral point: Science room sketch was terrible. I laughed a ton at the medieval times one.

Underrated movie

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I miss SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy

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Turns out humor is offensive.

We could a whole thread of these....

True.

The point, though, is that SNL has lost something by going inoffensive and mainstream.

They used to be offensive and funny.

I kind of agree. The point of comedy is to push beyond the line of what is generally socially acceptable. Laughter is a response to being uncomfortable, even if enjoyable.

For me, I laugh a lot when I'm thinking, I shouldn't laugh at this. I have no regrets and a good laugh. I would have loved to have seen somebody like Sam Kinison live and uncensored on SNL. Yes, I know he's the exact opposite of politically correct, but I still laugh my ass off.

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I would have loved to have seen somebody like Sam Kinison live and uncensored on SNL. Yes, I know he's the exact opposite of politically correct, but I still laugh my ass off.

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My unpopular comedy opinion- if your entire routine/career as a comedian is built around being "edgy" and "politically incorrect", you're not funny, you're just an asshole.

El. Psy. Kongroo.

First all, one can be both funny and an asshole. Secondly, I think every great comic strives to add some sort of shock value to their set. Larry David, Bill Maher, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Joan Rivers, Aziz, and many more are all fantastic, and all have huge chunk of their best bits focused around political incorrectness. I love Jerry Seinfeld, and I think he's a genius, but he's arguably the only top comedian who doesn't try to push the envelope.

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If you haven't seen the Aziz video on netflix, it's worth a watch. Hilarious.

f you're not pissing someone off, you're just agreeing with the mindhive.

The funniest humor is stuff that's true, but that you're almost embarrassed to be seen in public agreeing with.

Ranch dressing is below average

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

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I like real Ranch, real buttermilk and parsley based. the stuff they peddle in the grocery is extremely mediocre.

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the stuff they peddle in the grocery is extremely mediocre

Almost completely agree. ...almost. Tuscan Garden ranch from Aldi is damned good and the only store-bought ranch that makes it into our home.

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

If I ever get into an Aldi, I will check it out. thanks.

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I worked in a restaurant that made their own dressings (they were pretty good). Someone asked for the recipe and our manager was like "it's for 5 gallons." They did not pursue the recipe.

Not all ranches are great... ususally resaurant ranches are the best... My top restaurant ranch list in no order:

Outback Steakhouse
Glory Days Grille
Red Robin

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Definitely second tier to Blue Cheese

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We made our own ranch at West End when I worked for dining services and it was easily the best ranch. All of the sorority girls would essentially order what we used to (not-so) jokingly "ranch soup". I hope they still make their own 12 years later...

Unpopular opinion time, huh? Alright, let's go nuclear with this...

The current push to bang the drum on 'we don't have enough money' from the athletic department is a desperate smoke screen deployed to distract fans and alumni from the reality that the football program is rapidly trending downward and had become a punchline after a series of missteps by the staff, in hopes that it buys a couple more years of leniency. Blaming the current state of affairs on fans for not giving enough money is going to backfire in the long run as it will create a division within the alumni base that will drive casual fans away.

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Not sure this is an unpopular opinion. Most Hokies I know personally feel this way

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Son: President of the United States

Dad: That probably won't work out

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Wait.... Did I miss a press release from the athletic department where they are calling out and placing blame on the fans for not donating enough? Is there a link to this somewhere that I can read?

I've been more in basketball mode than football mode recently but I think I would have noticed that.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Nope. Just the usual suspects wanting to make sure they get in their opinion on the football program in every thread.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Along the same line here, saw an update over on the free side of 247 that a plan was put in place for these desperately needed facilities upgrades. Getting the nutrition center which we knew, along with locker room/weight room updates which is great. But the new stand-alone football facility is not happening because apparently Merryman/Jamerson was actually fine and has comparable sq footage with the best in the nation and was primarily a football facility already. So going to do some slight modifications to have some more office space and such, but we're good to go now and everyone is happy. We went from hearing our facilities were basically garbage and falling apart to let's do a facelift and everyone is happy. I think resources was a legitimate argument, but I'm totally in agreement and have been saying it was weaponized to push back on increasingly louder criticism for on-field results.

Blaming fans for lack of success? Thought I was reading a movie headline for a minute there...

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Great Escape and Bridge on the River Kwai are not war movies.

They are prison movies set during war.

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Therefore Die Hard is not a Christmas movie

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It is totally a Christmas movie. The entire reason Bruce Willy is at that hotel is to spend Christmas with his wife and try to patch things up. If it wasn't Christmas, he isn't there. Christmas movie.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

If only he were at a hotel. It would have been a much better Christmas for him. As for the 30 or so hostages on the 30th floor, well. . .

was it not a hotel? office building? some tall building with bad guys...

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

It was an office building. Not busting your chops - anything that gives Die Hard more legs (pun intended) is a good thing. And it is a Christmas movie.

For the last 20 years I think I have only "watched" it as background to whatever I am doing at the time, my brain slowly turned the setting to hotel for some reason.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

It also starts snowing at the end once weve reached the happy ending. It's a miracle snow in LA.

Bruce Willis sneaks around a tower at night avoiding Alan Rickman

Die Hard is a Harry Potter Movie

or Harry Potter was a ripoff of Die Hard

Die Hard is not a prison movie set during war. I'm not even sure how you can come to that conclusion.

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Along the same lines of WW2 flicks that aren't necessarily war movies, Come and See is really more about a descent into madness brought about by the war then it is a war movie.

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War and Peace is a great novel.

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Dih-toh.

"I play real sports, not trying to be the best at exercising..." - KP

I don't get the fascination with Emma

Who?

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Watson. Emma Watson.

Good. One less person that I have to fight for her affection.

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Apparently you identify Diana Rigg with Game of Thrones instead of The Avengers

Diana Rigg is Tracy Bond first and foremost.

I have never, and will never see any Avengers movies.

Super hero movies, for the most part, are complete and utter crap. #IStandWithScorsese

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Super hero movies, for the most part, are complete and utter crap.

I wouldn't call them utter crap, but agree MCU is overrated. It's a fun movie, not a 'good' movie. The good super hero movies are The Dark Knight and the Watchmen HBO series.

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I liked the first Iron Man as well.

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This site straight up stuck in 2013. Used to be the internet's golden girl. Butm now, nowhere else do people slobber over Emma Watson anymore. It's weird. She's cute, but the number gifs people have in their arsenals is weird.

I'll give you a hint, they're all old

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Not all of us

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Agreed, it's very weird... she's good looking but there are better looking ones out there who all have gifs or you could probably find/make some

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

These threads are lame every time.

I thought the one last summer was fun

"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

MD drivers are actually correct and it is literally every other person in the entire world that is wrong.

in Fuller we trust

Massachusetts and Pennsylvania drivers are the best drivers at pissing you off.

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This is the opinion thread, not the joke thread.

Legged for being unpopular. It's also entirely incorrect but I'm not sure that disqualifies it.

We're not as terrible at jet sweeps as is widely accepted.

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

It's almost like I knew that post was coming. 🤔

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

The new Tame Impala album is self-indulgent with undercooked songs, and not very good.

it's a music album, not chicken breast.

Sorry, I can't stand when self-indulgent chicken breasts get too full of themselves, and nobody has the guts to tell them they're making a mistake

Thighs > Breast anyway...

This is a good opinion and I endorse it.

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Are you still talking about chicken?

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Saltines crushed in cold milk is one of the best late night snacks ever.

Florida man strikes.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

You should be in jail

I can't really argue with that

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Coke floats are better than root beer floats

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Coke floats are better than root beer floats

Cheerwine floats are better than both of these.

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cheerwine is disgusting and tastes like someone tried to make cough syrup flavored soda but quit before they perfected it

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Your comment is perfect for this thread.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

This is an "unpopular opinions thread" not a "factually incorrect statement thread". The mods really need to get control of this site.

Gobble Till You Wobble

I thought that was Dr. Pepper?

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

if dr. pepper and cherry coke are siblings, cheerwine is their inbred offspring

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

This

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Thanks, bud.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Barq's Red Crème Soda Floats are better than all the above.

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Eating pizza with ranch is disgusting. Stop buying shitty pizza.

There's a place for ranch dressing in the good pizza world too.

Makes me question what you consider "good" pizza.

Lol no there isn't

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

The best pizza in the world is Frank Pepe's and the crust is perfectly fine dunked in some ranch.

Ahh a man of culture I see.

Anyone who knows Frank Pepe's knows pizza... Made me a little sad when the last of my Connecticut relatives moved to Florida.

But... There's a rumor they might open up an outpost in Bethesda: DC Eater - Frank Pepe's

All I can say is ... YUM ...

Pepe would give you a throat punch for that.

Side note...Born and raised in CT. Frank Pepe's is good but not the best.

Modern is my No. 2, and Bar probably has the best drunk pizza. What's your favorite?

V Pizza in Jax (originally) makes excellent Neapolitan pizza, and has a good selection of beer on draft. They make very few things and they make them well. Everything is cooked in their wood fired pizza oven, and each restaurant has theirs imported from Italy. They also import their flour. Now also present in Gainesville, and the newest one in NC (I forget the town).

Well my family is all New Yorkers so I am partial to NYC style pizza. There were some good ones in my old neighborhood. Miss them right now. Maspeth Pizzeria before the old family sold it was my favorite. It was a hole in wall but everything was good. You know it's good when some wiseguys in suits are sitting in suits at the back table eating anything that mama put her sauce on.

As for drunk pizza....O'Neils in Maspeth. Pizza, wings, OTB. The best.

No ranch in any of these place. It is not needed.

Also most under rated pizza is anchovie pizza.

I have had some really good chicken bacon ranch pizzas in my time. The key is using the ranch sparingly so that the end product is mostly cheesy crust with chicken and bacon and green onions

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

sounds like a delicious flatbread, not a pizza.

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

Isn't all pizza just a round flatbread with raised crust?

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

pizza is a subset of flatbread.

pizza has tomato sauce and cheese.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/pizza

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

The entry-level pizza at Frank Pepe's — the best pizza around — is a tomato pie (no cheese). That's the case for some other relatively famous old school pizza shops.

Friend, I have to question your pizza knowledge and takes if they're coming from Dictionary.com.

A tomato pie isn't a pizza in my book.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

I have to side with Old Reliable, the guy who wrote the book, on this one though.

Is there a Frank Pepe slice hanging out of your jawls in your profile pic?

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

Tomato pie is a tomato pie... If it has a different name, it's a different thing

The knowledge doesn't come from dictionary.com, but I just shared that to show how lacking the basic understanding is of what makes a pizza be a pizza

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

C'mon now, "pie" is definitely interchangeable pizza lingo. The tomato pie is the entry-level pizza. You have to specifically state your mozzarella intent when ordering (yay or nay), add toppings, or simply order a specialty pie. And it's all very good pizza (the best) and the crust is absolutely fine when dipped in ranch.

"absolutely fine" and also "entirely backwards and wrong and a bastardization of everything pizza stands for"

that's my unpopular opinion and i'm sticking to it

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

Yes. For dunking the crust.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

yeah, in the trash can next to the papa johns garlic sauce

yeah, in the trash can next to the papa johns garlic sauce

There are unpopular opinions, and then there are wrong opinions.

papa johns garlic sauce

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Ranch is for the crust. Now, I may dip a bite or two of my pizza into ranch every once in a blue moon. But if you're doing it on the reg, I question your life choices.

If you play it, they will win.

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I keep that MF thang on me

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Never knew zombies liked ranch.

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

Only, that's blue cheese. Definitely a monster.

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

My man stay ready

Outside of the Jabba's Palace scene, Return of the Jedi is a pretty terrible movie full of recycled plot devices and lazy storytelling. It would also be ripped apart by loud voices on the internet it were released in modern times. Watching it as an adult makes me think that it's immune from criticism simply because it's a "classic."

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

The only one I really liked was the first one and the fighting Teddy Bears was the shark jump.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

It's ripped on pretty readily on the internet.

The Mandalorian is... meh. (I just now swapped my Netflix access with my brother for his Disney+ so I'm a little late to the party).

Baby Yoda is a marketing ploy to sell plush dolls and the acting is just not good. The story is not terrible, but it isn't great either.

How is baby Yoda being a marketing ploy an unpopular opinion? I havent watched it at all but baby Yoda screams let's sell toys!

Just like BB8 was how do we make r2d2 cuter to sell new toys.

The Mandalorian is... meh

is the unpopular opinion. The rest is just what I am using to support my view.

If it was just the marketing aspect, it isn't a big deal. But taken with the rest, it results in a lackluster show.

Gina Carano would like a word with you

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gotta remember that it's just the first season and there has been almost no payoff yet

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

Mostly I just wish the acting had been better. The primary characters were okay, but all the single episode people felt wooden. I never got pulled into the story except in the first episode and the penultimate episode.

I never want to be thinking "i'm watching a TV show" while I'm watching a TV show the first time. I feel like if it hadn't had Star Wars at the beginning, it wouldn't have made it to season 2.

that's fair. i thought the episode where he goes with his former crew to break the guy out of the prison ship was excellent. even if it wasn't "star wars", disney can afford to take some risks to keep it going. definitely has started slow and the baby yoda aspect definitely changed the direction of the show relative to what i thought it was gonna be (about a bounty hunter, you know, bounty hunting)

but yes, too many of the "this week on the mandalorian" characters were stiff or didn't fit.

im super interested to see what happens with moff gideon/darksaber tho

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

Not a Star Wars guru, but was grabbed by the first couple episodes of Mando. I agree with Matt that there is a lot to be desired in some of the story sequences and characters. The overarching storyline is still very intriguing, but there were at least 3 episodes that felt like filler material (the prisoner episode being one) and didn't advance anything. Being a casual fan, that's territory where you can lose me.

And this may just be perception, but seemed like you knew within 5 minutes if Jon Favreau didn't write the episode. They just had a weird disconnect, and again, didn't do anything for the story.

Fuente giving less access to fans actually makes sense and is in the best interest of his players.

The hard hat series makes me think he's at least trying to meet the haters halfway. Carefully filtered segments that won't put his players in the crosshairs.

Nah.

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Weller's is greater than Crown. Although Crown is acceptable.

I hate rude behavior in a man. Won't tolerate it.

You're comparing apples to assholes. Bourbon>Canadian

Overtraining is a myth.

"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)

Elaborate....

There's always something you can be doing to get better (at whatever), but a lot of times that thing is not what might not traditionally be called training.

For reference, I'm coming at this from a rock climbing, and to a lesser extent, strength training, perspective.

For me it was playing rugby.
Break fingernails back too far every practice and you'll learn to trim them 9r bite them back before they break.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

This is factually incorrect. RSIs and all kinds of join, tendon, and ligament issues can arise from over training.

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I'll elaborate. I'm referring to weightlifting, power-lifting, body building, and weight training for specific activities and to the idea that training body parts too many times a week will lead to over-training and "going catabolic".

Obviously, injuries and things like Rhabdo are serious conditions that happen when a body is stressed past its breaking point. But quite often, what is referred to as being "over-trained" is really the result of a person having been "under-trained" or, in other words, being inadequately prepared to be able to do the work attempted. This is why you see cases of Rhabdo in college football when players come back from summer break and new, Neanderthal-minded coaches try to make everyone "tough". The players are under-trained for the demand and bad stuff happens.

I'm sure you have heard of the Bulgarian Method. Those dudes were doing heavy work-outs 2-3 times a day. Granted, lots of drugs were involved, and that was all they did all day, but those dudes never worried about over-training. They had taken decades to train their bodies to be able to withstand those loads. They were properly trained. You or I would most likely break something or die if we tried that tomorrow because we would be under-trained.

It is really more of a semantics thing. Some dude who has never run more than a few feet in his life won't be able to hop off the couch and run a 10K every day without causing some serious issues. An experienced runner with years, maybe even decades, under his belt could probably do so and benefit from it because he is properly trained. Same thing with someone who has never been in a gym. That person isn't going to be able to hop right into a high volume, high intensity squat every day program with out crashing and burning or causing serious damage. An elite lifter could probably pick up that program, knock it out, and end up seeing significant gains.

TL:DR version: What a lot of people consider to be "over-training" is really a result of being too under-trained to be able to take on the stress or workload that they are attempting, or in some cases being forced to attempt.

"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)

Self-Reply as I wanted this to be separate:

What are everyone's thoughts on the idea that working out every day is less likely to cause injury?

The reasoning behind this is that muscles, tendons, and ligaments all recover at different rates. So, if you wait for your muscles to recover (ie they are no longer sore), your ligaments and tendons may not have recovered and will be at a disadvantage during an exercise. But if you workout those body parts more often, the muscles will also not be recovered and will also be at a disadvantage like the tendons and ligaments and you will be, in essence, leveling the playing field. The body is highly adaptive and will eventually learn to train while in recovery mode. You will also be forced to focus more on proper form and you will not be able to push yourself too far. This practice also requires sticking to a "daily max" which is the most weight that you can do without sticking or taking too long to complete a rep, all without psyching yourself up first or being jacked up on pre-workout in order to preserve your CNS.

Thoughts?

"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)

Yeah when I first started lifting seriously I was hurting myself fairly often. Pushing too much weight, improper form, all that. Now that I'm experienced and know what I'm doing and my body is used to the exertion it's pretty rare. My knees might get sore after heavy squats or deads but that's just me getting old. The last time I hurt myself a few weeks back I dropped a 45 lb plate on my toe haha.

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Overtrained that toe.

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Okay, I will agree with this then with additional context. With proper nutrition, form, etc, you can safely train every day.

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The Veil is like the 10th best brewery in VA. If it's even that high. Their hazy IPAs use old hops and it tastes like they add flour to keep the beer hazy.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

I was excited when they opened in Norfolk. But they only do full pours, the bartenders are tools, and the tap list is 90% IPAs that are indistinguishable from each other. Their sours are solid though

My turn:

1) very little of the craft beer in va is good.

2) Grand Rapids > Asheville

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Your first point isn't too far off, your second is complete garbage.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

I just went to Asheville over the long weekend and was very underwhelmed. Wicked weed and the the funkatorium was good. Burial was meh. Green man was meh. Highlander was good. (I've liked their garlic ale for a while and did like some of their special releases). Asheville brewing was bad. Twin leaf was meh. Then new Belgium and Sierra Nevada don't count imo. I don't see what the fuss is about.

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Burial was meh

My opinion of your taste in beer just plummeted. Burial is in my top three of all the breweries I have stepped foot in and their variety was awesome and everything was on point. They nailed some really big beers and effortlessly worked in unique adjuncts without overpowering or detracting from the intended style. I could have spent an entire day there.

I am a certified beer judge (snob?) so I sample a lot of liquid bread, you may need to go back an re-evaluate. Twin leaf had a phenomenal Berliner Weiss and Green Man had one of the best Session IPAs I have ever tasted. The Funkatorium barrel aged and soured stuff was as good as any I have had anywhere without any of the off-flavors that are risky with the styles. There was a newer brewery that was awful (so bad I forgot the name, One World maybe?). I won't count Sierra Nevada or New Belgium as well, but for the number of places in a short distance that pumped out some really good beers, hard to say anything is meh about Asheville's brew scene.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

I think that brewery vivants barrel aged sours are better than wicked weed (which I still really liked. We had two flights there). WW is better than jolly pumpkin though.

I think founders all day ipa is a better session ipa than Greenman's.

Burial we split a flight. The Pilsner I had was good. The double IPA was just fine. Honestly the best thing there was a pimento cheese and onion relish toast.

And although not technically in Grand Rapids, Bells two hearted, hop slam and Oberon are all incredible and old nations M43 is the best NEIPA I've ever had. Better than heady topper.

And for what it's worth, founders and Bells both have 3 beers in beer advocates top 250, I don't see any from wicked weed or burial

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I like Burial's farmhouse and saison stuff.
That said, I did ask Kevin what his best selling beer was, he told me whatever IPA they currently have on draft.
I was amazed as their inventive fermentations are outstanding.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

I thought Veil was one of the better breweries that I visited in Richmond about 3 years ago, right up there with Hardywood in terms of making unique beer that still had some resemblance of an underlying style. This was around Christmas and they had a lot of stouts and porters on tap which were fantastic, maybe they just don't do IPAs well.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

I think it depends on the person. But when I went The Veil's IPAs weren't worth the hype I'd been hearing about. For IPAs in RVA I'd rank recommend Final Gravity for west coast/bright IPAs and The Answer and Triple Crossing for hazy. IMO Final Gravity is the best brewery in RVA. Tony (the brewer) doesn't make bad beer and knocks it out of the park frequently.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

I did enjoy the Falcon Smash and one other IPA at Triple Crossing, but that seemed to be their one-trick. I don't remember anything else as well as their IPAs and IPAs are a style that I usually skip because most places just serve hop oils with a hint of malt.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

Generally, you go to Triple Crossing for IPAs. I've have a few non-IPAs that were good. But I don't order them often. I don't live in RVA so I'm going to order what the brewery is good at most of the time.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

All sports should get rid of timeouts.

IPA's are for people that lack taste buds.

I can't leg this enough. I hate the trend of basically all new craft beers having to be IPA's. I hate them and they really have taken over the market for some strange reason I will never know. I think IPA's are garbage.

Yeah. I have been dragged kicking and screaming into having to do more IPA's but so many of the significantly touted places are the same beer except this time they have a different hop, produced fast and tossed on draft quickly. So many look and taste the same with small differences due to a different hop or 2.

I like IPAs and occasionally it really hits the spot but I don't get all the hype.

That having been said, I have to have a few on tap but it won't be all hazy milkshake bombs. We keep a traditional west coast, sometimes a coffee IPA, a double or triple and a blood orange fruited IPA on tap but we have 22 taps and more Belgians or Belgian derivatives than IPAs.
Hell, right now we have more stouts than that on taps.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Yeah, replying to myself.
Yesterday I had, on strong recommendation, a beer that was reminiscent of Neapolitan iced cream.
I didn't like it. Oh, it was well done but, why?

If I want a Neapolitan iced cream, I'll have a Neapolitan iced cream.
If I want a beer, I'll have a beer.

Is there not already enough flavors of beer?

This is going to be great for the ACC.

I got burnt out on IPAs, but I can't stand sours or all the 'milkshake' lactose beers everyone is coming out with now. I've had a few sours that aren't bad but they all upset my stomach, and I just cant stand lactose beers. I stopped by Burley Oak last year and they had something like 12 beers on tap, and like 8 or 9 were either sours, lactose, or super hoppy IPAs.

IPAs are to beer what Clear Channel is to radio... ubiquitous, regurgitated swill that devolves the art form, the consumer, and the medium...

100% in agreement here. I don't mind an IPA occasionally but the massive saturation of every brewery on the planet has turned me off totally. I'm a sours kind of person.

Breakfast is the least important meal of the day, and most people would be healthier if they'd extend their fasts until at least lunch.

Breakfast is the least important meal of the day

The food you eat for Breakfast counts just as much as the food you eat for a snack, or for lunch, or dinner.

most people would be healthier if they'd extend their fasts until at least lunch.

This is the part that triggered me. What you eat matters a lot more than when you eat. The reason intermediate fasting works is because it's a method that forces people to eat less calories. The difference between eating 2500 calories over 8 hours vs eating 2500 calories in 14 hours is negligible.

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Disagree, mostly. I'm no biologist, or nutritionist for that matter, but I've been doing IF for about 5 years. Yeah, if your objective is solely to lose weight, calories in vs. calories out is one of the most important factors. But don't discount the other benefits of IF. There are lots of links to research out there, but below is a good introduction from a Harvard site with links to legit research about the many purported health benefits. Some are yet to be proven, but there are many that at least show legit promise.

Research

Leg for the interesting study! This is the first piece I've read that separates IF from weight loss, although it's worth noting that (from my understanding) the Alabama Study only focuses on people who are 'prediabetic' - I'm wondering if their is any positive effect for people who don't need to control their insulin levels in order to stay alive?

Speaking anecdotally (I know, a big no-no when it comes to anything mildly scientific), I snack throughout the day, and I rarely go more than 2 hours without eating. Going 4 hours without food makes me really uncomfortable and (as a result) cranky, but that's likely just because I've built a routine. I'm 30 and have to date always impressed my doctor with my blood pressure and cholesterol. I eat mostly meat, vegetables, and fruit during the week (a couple cheat meals on the weekends), and work out 5-6 days/week.

TL;DR - The research is interesting, but my own biases and personal experience make me skeptical that IF has benefits for people who already eat healthy and work out.

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Leg for a thoughtful response! I'll say most of my bias TOWARD IF is based on my own experience as well. I ate pretty well for the 3 years leading up to beginning fasting, but have noticed an improvement in some areas of my life. Namely, I don't get sleepy during the normal early afternoon lull. Also, while my weight used to fluctuate around 190+/-15 pounds, now it's really only +/- 5. I'm a pilot, though, and have to be flexible about when and what I eat.

respectfully disagree

Replay reviews/challenges are a net negative on sports and should be, but never will be, abolished.

EDIT: phrasing

I think it will be another 2 staffs before football can actually compete for the ACC title and NY6 bowls.

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Technically, we competed for an ACC title his first year. We were a shitty block away from tying the game, IM(ns)HO.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

I meant from this point on. 2016 with mostly beamers kids plus a freak athlete quarterback.

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The Beatles are the most overrated band in history.

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

I'll throw Guns'n'Roses into that pile.

Click here to destroy wall.

GNR most overrated band ever? Say what now? I know plenty of people who love them some GNR, but I ain't never heard any of them call GNR the greatest band of all time.

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

Velvet underground.

The black keys

Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, Hi. Tech, Tech, V.P.I.
Sola-Rex, Sola-Rah. Polytech- Vir-gin-I-a.
Ray, Rah, V.P.I. Team! Team! Team!

Fuente and staff will be successful when they have a dynamic playmaker at QB, and a D line that can stuff the run, ala 2016. 2020 will be a successful year.

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That's a spicy take

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T Rex was a better Glam Rock band than Queen

Alex Chilton deserves his own wing of the Rock and Roll HOF

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

Enter Sandman isn't even a top 10 Metallica song.

"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)

Now we're cooking

"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 have to agree with you on this one. There are really two Metallica's when you think about it, pre black album and post black album, and I am very much a pre black album guy.

That being said Enter Sandman is still the most bad ass entrance song.

I see your post and raise you that Megadeth is better than Metallica.

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

I logged in specifically to upvote this.

Not funny. Not funny. And now the baby is upset.

This is an inappropriate thing to write even if you do think it is true

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

Walk out song should have been The Rooster by AIC. I have been pounding that drum for years.

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I love Rooster and AIC, but listening to doesn't get me pumped or ready for football (partly because of the context of the song).

These would be my three choices for a walk out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd3iCaUeY0g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y9kcINHsa0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL19beIJSE0

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"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

That is probably the greatest song ever.

USCe thinks "Darude - Sandstorm" makes a better football entrance than VT's "Metallica - Enter Sandman"....

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There's no such think as USCe, or even USCjr. There's one USC. Then there is SCar.

Anyways, isn't Sandstorm a 3rd quarter thing like Jump Around? I haven't been to a game at Williams-Brice, but I didn't think it was an entrance?

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they play it on kick off and kick returns

Danny Coale caught it

Clemson thinks petting a rock and running down a hill is a better football entrance than creating earthquakes from jumping up and down during Our football entrance

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The Penn State game will be an ugly game in terms of animosity between fanbases. A lot of people on both sides are going to say some really inappropriate shit about each other.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

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

But, then again...

Edit: Well, I thought it was funny. Anyway, I really dislike Penn State.

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

Fuente is a decent coach, but misunderstood on TKP, and needs a reasonable amount of time to get VT football back on track.

Reasonable

Entering year 5 with no major hardware to show for it and the worst recruiting class in the ACC

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Trying to win online polls (best stadium, loudest stadium, best entrant) for the same type of insignificant Twitter accounts is beyond worthless. Yes this is topical. Sorry I'm not sorry.

I 100% agree.

I also vote 100% of the time so maybe I'm the problem.

RSN coverage of ACC basketball is better than ACCNet coverage. At least RSN will show replays of contoversial calls. I have a feeling the ACC office influences ACCNet coverage so the officials don't look bad.

Stewed tomatoes and elbow macaroni is the best snack food.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Naw dude, cheese is

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WTF

Man, and I thought I grew up poor.

I do the roased garlicy tomato soup fortified with basil and macaroni but yeah, I think we are barking up the same tree.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

So, French.....in a world where a pizza shop creates a pit beef pizza (no cheese) and a pizza with stewed tomatoes and macaroni, which one do you order?

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

I put Pit Beef in my stewed tomatoes and give back the pizza.

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Creative....fusion cuisine!

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

French is almost as clueless about food as he is brilliant about football. The one notable exception being pie > cake, where he is absolutely correct.

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

Bruh, this ain't the fact thread.

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

Janakowski and warrick should have both been suspended for that 99 national championship game....but we still would have lost that game....(not gonna lie I gagged a little as I wrote this)

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About 11 VT players should have been suspended for the 95 sugar bowl but weren't. We would have lost had we suspended them changing the trajectory of the program.

Nu metal is a underrated genre

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You know what would compliment this ripping guitar and thunderous drums?
Random turntable scratches

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There's a lot of nu metal bands who doesn't use turntables

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I'm ignorant to the topic. I just wanted to bust your balls

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Oh😂

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Mashed Potatoes are overrated, and any type of (freshly made, non-leftover) fried potato is ALWAYS than the best mashed potatoes.

I do concede that left over mash potatoes are ALWAYS better than leftover french fries, but I don't think that's a hot take at all.

EDIT: added a word

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I'll concede fried potatoes > mashed potatoes, But calling mashed potatoes overrated is second only to French's take on cheese as the worst (read, most egregiously wrong) food opinion. If you seriously think mashed potatoes are overrated, you need to fire the cook. Because that's just crazy talk.

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

I agree with French that cheese is the worst. It taste weird, it looks weird, and it hurts my stomach. Why bother?

And to continue on my original take - Chick-fil-a waffle fries are better than the best mashed potatoes.

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And to continue on my original take - Chick-fil-a waffle fries are better than the best mashed potatoes.

I was talking about homemade fried potatoes. This is simply utter nonsense that I hate myself for even acknowledging.

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

With a nice clingy gravy.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

One of my favorite comfort foods when I was young was potato cakes. My mom would take the leftover mashed potatoes from the night before, and form them into patties and fry them. Best of both worlds.

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This, I can support.

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The last few years I have come around on being able to redeem the leftover french fry/tater tot.
Hot take...skip the microwave. Cast iron and a hot oven can bring salvation to those limp leftovers

Was going to disagree, but the more energy I've put into this I cannot unequivocally make a counter argument.
You win

The last few years I have come around on being able to redeem the leftover french fry/tater tot.
Hot take...skip the microwave. Cast iron and a hot oven can bring salvation to those limp leftovers

Yep - usually I'll go the cast iron pan route, mix it in with some breakfast sausage and onions, then throw an over easy egg on top.

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Y'all need to get an air fryer. Game changer of left over foods.

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Definitely throwing that on the wedding registry.

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I hear good things, but isn't it just a small convection oven? The "frying" being air circulation?
I have done zero investigation, just my thought on how it would operate...but seems eerily similar to the convection oven I already own. I avoid additional devices that take up space. Real estate in my kitchen is at a premium.

It is a convection oven that's all it is. Its much smaller and heats up much quicker though probably useless if I you don't have any space.

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I use mine almost daily. Game changer for sure. Chicken brushed with some butter and garlic and throw it in there until you get a little browning going. Delicious.

I only reheat several foods in my toaster oven. Top of that list is fried and breaded foods. Takes longer, but blows the doors off the microwave.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

I do recommend you try 2Chainz mashed potatoes.

No

Seriously

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People that say "Music hasn't been good since (insert year)" are simply not looking hard enough.

I've heard more interesting, daring, or just plain great albums in the last 5-10 years than I've ever heard.

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I think rock killed it in 2019😃 alot of good albums came out last year and it looks like 2020 is gonna be on the just as good!

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Weird how the best music always seems to be from the time you were around 13 - 25 years old.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Jet Sweep

Bacos were the best salad topping before being discontinued.

Miracle Whip > Mayonnaise (I do prefer Mayo on some sandwiches)

Wait they don't make Bacos any more???

"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

Sadly, no. I was devastated as well.

I think it was prop 65'd in Cali as cancer causing (semi-sarcastica)

George Carlin and Bill Hicks are overrated. I can listen to any one of their albums and not laugh once.

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

Woahhhh bill hicks is a damn legend

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Bill Hicks' status as a legend does not exempt him from being not-funny.

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

I own the Arizona bay album and it makes me laugh like crazy 😂

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Especially when he talks about the LA riots and WE ARE THE HOOLIGANS 😂

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Counterpoint: Funny is time and place dependent.

For example... try to watch Eddie Murphy Raw or Delirious and not cringe yourself into a tiny little ball.

I'd rather go to Busch Gardens Williamsburg over Disney World.

This does not seem to fit unpopular opinion

Disney World annual attendance: ~52M
BG Williamsburg annual attendance: ~3M

I have not been to Busch Gardens since I would say around 1989 (when I was 12 and my sister was attending W&M). Back then it was just the Big Bad Wolf and Loch Ness Monster (I think?) roller coasters in terms of rides. That was pretty much it.

I miss those days and those two rides in particular. Unfortunately both are long gone.

wait...what...that sucks, didn't know they were gone.

HH4455

Loch Ness Monster is still there

When I wrote this, the post I was replying to said the Drachen Fire and Big Bad Wolf. Or I thought it did. Now I am not so sure...

Drachen Fire was awesome but was very jerky. Was just too much for a lot of people. Although I thought some plans were in the works to put a new ride on its old site. Verbolten which replaced Big Bad Wolf is good but I still miss the wolf. All in all some really solid coasters with Apollo's Chariot, Loch Ness, Verbolten, Alpengeist, Griffin, and the new wooden coaster in New France is pretty good too.

Griffon is a bitch.

My wife and I went on it as our first coaster in 10 years.

Went up the climb going, hey the view is absolutely beauti...fuck

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Were you in the front row? Cause that dangle before you drop is something else. I've always got a deathgrip on the harness, lol

The newer one, Tempesto is pretty rad too

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I was there the first season Tempesto opened and waited a long, long time in line to ride it before the park closed. It broke down literally right before I got on it which was a bummer. Looked really fun though.

Alpengeist is probably my favorite coaster in the park. Surprisingly the line is never too long there, I think maybe some people just don't know how to get there or something. It's kind of easy to miss.

Is Alpengeist still open? For some reason I was thinking that one was closed up. Personally not a big fan of that one, always felt like it banged my head around too much

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Still open. I agree with you, Alpengeist is my least favorite. The way the seat/shoulder harnesses are designed, every turn bangs my head into the sides. First drop in the front row is pretty awesome though.

Interesting. I've been to both, granted it's been a decade maybe but I much more appreciated Busch Gardens than Disney World...

Disney World annual attendance: ~52M
BG Williamsburg annual attendance: ~3M

This is exactly why I would rather go to BG than Disney World.

Busch Gardens is too damn crowded for my liking, fuck if I'm torturing myself around that many people at Disney.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Busch Gardens isn't even the best park in VA.

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

No doubt, Fun Land Rocks so hard they are opening a SECOND!

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

unpopular opinion: Lane Stadium ain't what it used to be, loud, intimidating, shaking, when's the last time we caused an earthquake during a game, and not Enter Sandman? 2011 Miami?

Nah bro, give me a sold out crowd on Thursday night, and MD's quarterback running for his life.

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i think during the long sam rogers touchdown vs ohio state in 2015. there have been a few more "earthquake games" since but i think most were during enter sandman

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

Technically, I think Ryan Malleck's TD catch later in the 2nd quarter also registered.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Howling Cow is pretty good ice cream!

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

here's a few:
- we stopped being DBU when TG left
- it's not "good" for the program when underclassmen go to NFL early (i.e., J Evans, B Hodges, and I Ford leaving early ruined VT's chance to get back to and win ACC Championship game the next year; and Klempson's entire D-line returns to win MNC)
- if 757 is not that critical to VT's success, then why do out of state blue bloods heavily recruit all the top 757 players?

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it's not "good" for the program when underclassmen go to NFL early (i.e., J Evans, B Hodges, and I Ford leaving early ruined VT's chance to get back to and win ACC Championship game the next year; and Klempson's entire D-line returns to win MNC)

It's "good" if you can replace those players relatively quickly. It's also good if those players do well in the NFL (Thank you Edmnudi!). It's less than ideal when an underclassmen goes to the draft as a lower prospect and then doesn't get drafted, then the team falls off.

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These could have been great if paired with a better uniform. True, the helmet doesn't fit the throw back, bland, striped jerseys. Combining it with a modern jersey, like Oregon did, could've turned this helmet into a much better experience.

While I understand wanting to "own your home state/commonwealth", who cares how many players we have from VA. Being someone that is not from VA and only lived there a few years I don't get the hang up. Recruit the best players, no matter where they are from.

I think it's more of an obvious pipeline that we can't seem to tap into recently. Getting 30% or so of the top in state talent shouldn't be that much of an ask. If we can get that on top of the out of state talent we've been recruiting (excluding this year), we should have classes ranking around the top 15 on the reg.

The (rational) argument has nothing to do with 'state pride' - It's easier for nearby recruits to attend our camps, it's easier for our coaches to build relationships with nearby high school coaches, and it's easier for recruits' families to watch them play in person if they live nearby.

When you have limited time and budget, you can't always 'recruit the best players, no matter where they are from.'

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We are a Virginia state university. We should care about native Virginians coming to our school for education and athletics

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This isn't the 90s anymore. Lane Stadium's gameday atmosphere needs more EDM and less rock. In fact, Enter Sandman should really be all the rock that is played anymore. This is, afterall, a college school with students who were born from 1998-2002.

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"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

This isn't a movie. We don't need a damn soundtrack. I'm tired of all the pumped in music.

Not a movie and it ain't the NFL. Bring back Stick It In. I mean, truly bring it back, and highlight the bands. Bands are part of what makes college football great.

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

Bands are part of what makes college football great.

Eh, Band needs to be there the right amount... not too much, not too little. My personal preference is that the band plays between plays and whatnot when we're on offense (especially to play stick it in). When we're on defense, let's blast the music. The crowd (and the players) get way more hype for music than the band..

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Well, you're entitled to your wrong opinion.

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

As are you.

Well, that's what the students like. You're a known quantity and will attend/watch/support. The AD needs to get the current students into it and if it's EDM or whatever that gets them to enjoy themselves they're more likely to attend and support after graduation. The younger generation is already getting less and less interested in football. Not having WiFi and only having the band just makes it less appealing.

If they want to listen to EDM, for me they can do that somewhere else.

Yes. And thirty years down the road, you'll hear things like, "Football? Oh, yeah, that sport that only old people like."

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Nah. It's gonna be that anyway. Might as well enjoy what we have left without all the shit music, etc...

Play tool in between plays sometime

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"Why can't we not be sober?
I just want to start this over.
Why can't we drink forever?
I just want to start this over."

That sounds just perfect for a football game.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Yes. And thirty years down the road, you'll hear things like, "Football? Oh, yeah, that sport that only old people like."

Sure. Like with everything else.

But why suffer with bad music in the mean time?

I don't especially care what music is played on the side but why on earth would students come to a football game for EDM? A football game is not and will never be a club atmosphere. So if students want to hear it that badly, why wouldn't they just go to a club?

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

For roughly half the students there, it is 100% just a social gathering

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I won't guess at the percentage but I acknowledge that is true for a certain population of students. However, I strongly disagree that playing EDM would convert a large number of those students into VT football fans likely to donate to the Hokie Club.

You might lure students to a women's basketball game with free pizza but the chances that students who don't like sports show up again are pretty damn low. Also handing out free pizza to students doesn't risk alienating your core supporters like music selection might for a football game. Variety is fine by me but if they constantly blasted music that I really hated, then I'd definitely reconsider my attendance.

Who knows. Maybe I'm wrong and thousands of students leave at halftime thinking, "damn, I loved everything about that game except that EDM wasn't blasting the entire time." But I really doubt it.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

This is, afterall, a college school with students who were born from 1998-2002.

This right here. And in ten years they're going to be here on TKP talking about how Lane stadium is different than it was, because there's too much X and not enough Y like it was when they were in college.

So fuck it. Play the EDM. Get the students hype. It's VT football so people are going to bitch anyway about something so let the students enjoy their time in Lane Stadium. Who knows...they might like the atmosphere enough that when they're not students anymore they'll start to donate.

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Noooooo

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This. The old crowd probably fucking hated enter sandman when we started playing it. It's time to change the guard. The old one has shown they're tapped out of money anyway

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So, the main dance music thing that gets played in lane stadium is Sandstorm. That song is older than most undergrads. Don't think this has anything to do with age of the music or the people.

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Craft beer discussions are tired

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

One better...craft beer is tired

There will be about a trillion bud lights sold this year but nobody drinks that shit, it tastes like water.

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

Hahaha, I know. The way people talk about Bud, Coors, and Miller those companies should be out of business.

Coors taste like water, every one says drink more water, thus people are drinking more Coors, duh.

Their market percentage drops every year.
They have to buy up craft breweries and use their distribution muscle in order to maintain market percentage.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

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anything-we-want pls is a damn curse and should be downvoted into wahoo argyle until it's use is asking for a turkey leg count annihilation

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

HomebrewHokie08 pls

this is an unpopular opinion thread, not a "i want to watch the world burn" thread.

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DOWNVOTE!

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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

It's also just annoying

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VT's Spring Game being tape delayed is a good thing.

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Back to the beer theme....I'm tired of Hazy IPA's. Gimme a nice clean west coast IPA all day. Went to a brewery in Norfolk over the weekend with 24 beers on tap, including 11 different IPA's, DIPA's, & TIPA's....asked the bartender which one was the best non-hazy one, his reply "None, we don't make many of those".

At least I've got my homebrew

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I drank about 60 Busch Lights this weekend. I was disappointed in the end result as well.

For you my good man!

Buuuussh!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

I've stopped worrying about my west coast IPAs being crystal clear but we make very few Hazy, though that's the demand these days.

I get what you mean though, I think the people have lost the point of the Hazy IPA, it's the flavor, not a competition to see how opaque you can make a beer.

Too many of theses hazy IPAs taste like grass from over hopping.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

back to the beer theme... it's still tired

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

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The office is the most boring, overrated show ever produced

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

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A lot of shows that were quirky, weird, or alternative types of humor were pushed into mainstream so hard it hurts a little. It spawned a whole culture of 'cringe' humor.

I swear, The Office is just the new Friends, which is just the new some other show from when Virginia Tech was a legitimate force in the national scene.

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Well, except The Office was actually funny and entertaining.

I agree it can be, but I think the style of humor is starting to age, and it has been so over exposed, it just feels like a fun vacuum.

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I think a lot of the people who really don't like The Office or find it just cringey don't watch past the second season. The first season and a good part of the second season are very cringey. The same people also say Michael Scott is so unlikeable. The show is great because as it goes on, the characters develop so much more and it feels more just like a fun goofy workplace. And Michael you realize is actually a good hearted guy who is just super naive/insensitive and doesn't have much tact, but means well and cares about his employees. I think it's great to notice as the show moves along that the company as a whole is doing horribly but his branch is highly successful, probably because it's a fun/crazy work environment. You get used to the characters and their stories and interactions and it definitely evolves from the awkwardness of the first seasons.

Michael is also a really good salesman, which probably helped his branch some. Some of my favorite episodes are when it shows just how competent he actually could be sometimes.

And also Dinner Party. That's probably the perfect storm of humor and cringe.

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And now my daughters are watching it again from the beginning.
Im not a fan of reruns.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

BUT it has produced many GIFs.

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I think it's weird that people have idols and I don't really understand the concept. I never understood "Be Like Mike" or anything like that.

In high school we had to do a report on our idol. I didn't have one so I asked the teacher to explain, and she was like "a person you look up to", and then i thought, "sooo some one taller than 6'1", i should keep my mouth shut so I don't get in trouble for being a smart ass". So I made something up and got a crappy grade because A) it sucked, B) I'm an engineer my writing can only be so good.

That's just crazy to me. There's never been someone (a parent, a boss, a public figure, etc) who has (to some degree) changed the way you viewed the world? Nobody who's something really well, and you've thought to yourself "I want to do X just like that guy!"

'Idol' is a strong word, but there's probably 5-10 people (Parents, professors, bosses, musicians, famous entrepreneurs, etc, some of whom I have met, others I have not) who have fundamentally influenced me and shaped the way I view the world.

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"I want to do X just like that guy" - nope never.

To say that my parent didnt influence me would be unfair to them as they have, but I never wanted to be like my parents. I look at their actions and the outcomes and use that as advice and guidance, but I've always wanted to be my own person (again that's how my parents raised me and my sister). And I cant discount friends parents and such as it takes a village. But never I want to be like them.

Definitely not anyone famous, I never wished for that, it seems like it would suck.

Same here.

I sometimes do the, "
Hey, it would be cool to do that too."
But never, I'd like to be like that person.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

But never I want to be like them.

I think there's a difference between wanting to 'be like' someone, and do something 'just like' the do it. For example:

  • If you said "I want to raise my kids like parents raised me, so each of them can be their own person, like I was able to be" - that (IMO) is an example of something I'd say about someone I 'idolize.'
  • I had a boss who, I don't want to be 'just like him' by any stretch, but I really like the way he mentored me, so I mentor younger professionals a similar way (despite being in a completely different role/industry). He's someone I would say I've 'looked up to' throughout my career.
  • I admire some athletes (Jordan, Bryant) because of their work ethic; that doesn't mean I want to be just like them, but I'm fascinated by their work ethic. I don't think I'm capable of that level of work ethic, which why I find it so impressive.

I think 'Idolize' is a strong word with unhealthy connotations, but, as I said above, there's 5-10 people who have drastically influenced who I am today, and I sort of pick and choose which behaviors, attitudes, methodologies, etc that I try to imitate today.

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I agree that idolize is a strong word. But many time people ask the question "who are your idols?" Without meaning unhealthy worship.

But just because I have the same end goal as my parents, to raise kids to be self sufficient, doesnt mean I want to raise them like my parents. My parents made mistakes, as all parents do. They did good things and not so good things, but in the end I am who I am and i thank them for that. So on a macro level yes I want to raise kids like my parents, but I could say that about lots of parents. On the micro level I want to do things that I think are best for the kid. Some of that will be things my parents did because I saw it work with me, or I saw my sister make it work with my nephews, but I feel like that is just more of empirical evidence than to be like my parents. I'm not saying I can do better than them.

Jordan didn't have a work ethic, he had an obsession. He let other parts of his life fall by the way side to feed his obsession.

My view points on life (as a whole) are different than most people I met. I am not sure how I got them but here I am. To say 5-10 people had a big affect on my life is tough, but lots of people have influenced me because I live with people. I see what they do and try not to screw up in the same way.

What you are describing is appreciation for traits of those around you. As you say, idol is a strong word. I don't idolize people. I think statues of human beings are gross. But I respect nearly every person and can find good traits from them that I would like to mirror.

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

Jack Welch is the most overrated CEO of all time.

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Dude makes great grape juice though...

His claim to fame is taking reliability engineering methodologies and giving them business buzzwords.

P.S. The cost of implementing 6 sigma can cost more than the savings gained. Do your math first.

Call me maybe is the best one hit wonder since Toto's Africa.

Toto is not a one hit wonder what the heck man

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Especially if you count all the other hits that they played on not by Toto.

feels like you can hear Hold the Line and Rosanna in any typical grocery store playlist, and those two plus Africa were all top-5 on the charts, which i would say disqualifies them from being a "one hit wonder" on the level of Carly Rae Jepsen

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

She had two top 10 songs on the US charts (both certified platinum) so she isnt a one hit wonder either.

Yes I am aware of hold the lone and rosanna. I still stand by my opinion.

Hey I just met you
And this is crazy
But I got pregnant
So here's your baby

Hey, I just met you
And this is crazy
But here's my Labyrinth
I stole your baby

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Hey, I just met you
And this is crazy
But

Hey I just met you
And this is crazy
But I think a dingo
just ate your baby

Hey, I'm a singer
a one hit wonder
But here's my first pitch
a pretty bad one

even so. The Final Countdown was released 4 years after Africa

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If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

wrong continent

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Toto's not one hit
wonder. Thus the opinion
is unpopular.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Side note: I saw Toto when I was in school. They played the auditorium at Burruss in (I think 1981).

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

Isn't Africa by Weezer?

(I'm kidding)

No, but Hashpipe is by Toto

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No, FrogLeap Studios.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Anybody else always think the lyric "There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do" was "There's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do"? Never understood what Martians had to do with Africa until I was corrected.

Also OT: but for the longest time, I thought the lyric in Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" where he says "I loved deeper, and I spoke sweeter" said "I loved deeper, and I smoked sweet herb." Found that out when I got some laughs and funny looks at karaoke one night.

Da U is Bac!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

"Bac" to what is always the question

discussion about the merits of having students serve on conduct court or honor court is tired

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*Popular opinion thread*

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There is no need to was your feet or even below your knees. The soap and water will run down in the shower, cleaning those areas thoroughly.

"It's always great to beat UVA, that makes us all smarter and better looking for a couple days".

As a professional mechanic I can assure you that although you may smell good, scrub the lower half of your body.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

12 year old me nods in agreement

I think I'm ready, but also don't think I'm ready for the downvotes coming with this one.

Ribs should not fall off the bone.

-Stick it in

Ummmm... are you trying to say because the ribs are the main part that the bone should fall of the rib?

100% agree and i think most of the people who frequent the smoking thread would agree as well. at the risk of sounding like one of the craft beer snobs up there (but for bbq), fall off the bone ribs are for people who don't know great ribs.

gotta have a lil snap to the bite

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

When it falls off the bone, it becomes a tender meat, but there's nothing disctinct about it. A rib should have more meaty texture and bite.

I love being a snob about some things in life. BBQ is one of them.

-Stick it in

Would agree this is probably "unpopular" but only with people who aren't that keen on smoking meats (as gobble stated). I only learned a few years ago there's that amazing sweet spot where the rib is unctuous yet still has that tug

Regarding downvotes, community guidelines state something something something...

In theory - emphasis on the "in theory" part - I think red light cameras are a good idea. Just wish so many local governments and the companies they hire to run the programs weren't so corrupt.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

But the only reason they exist is to support the corruption. They have nothing do to with public safety and everything to do with extracting money.

Oh I'm with you. Which is why this is one of several things that I think are good ideas in theory but that I am definitely not in favor of them given a choice. Seriously, put me in charge of a red light camera program and give me dictatorial power and it will work. Let most cities run it ... heck no.

Remember almost getting killed by some guy. On my bike in graduate school. Downtown New Haven by the med school. Stopped at a light that is red and, as is often the case, can see the color of the cross-traffic light by the shade of green on the metal cone. See my light is red and their light go yellow. See their light go red. Look up and see my light go green. Look at the cross-traffic before going and see that no one is even close to the intersection to run the light. I look forward and start to go and this a-hole blows through the intersection causing me to swerve left. The guy has this total look of shock as he blows by me. I want that guy getting the $150 ticket. Not the person who is approaching the light, it turns yellow, is yellow for ~0.5 seconds and goes red where even if I was riding my bike there would be almost no chance of stopping.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

Unpopular Opinion Alert:
Just because you think a fact is incorrect, does not make it an unpopular opinion.

Opinions are not facts, even if the media and internet tries to mix those up so you don't know which is which.