Would you rather... WVU or Richmond edition

In an ideal world, we start our season 4-0. But every long term Hokie fan knows these things are not a given. That may be even more true for the newer fans amongst us.
So, if we aren't going 4-0, who would you rather lose to? WVU or Richmond?

I'm taking the head scratcher of Richmond. I know the WVU loss probably doesn't look as bad on paper, I just don't want to stomach that one. At the same time, losing to Richmond is fodder for ridicule.

Which way would you go?

On to 4-0!

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This is a no brainier.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

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

There is no right answer to this question

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

Neither.

Next question.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

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.

Yes.

Next question.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

By itself, no. In a bun, then yes, at that point a hotdog is as much a sandwich as it is a sub or a soft shell taco.

Losing to either one will no doubt cause my alcohol bill to reach unpredicted unprecedented levels that night.

I can't afford that shit right now.

Edited: Because the mere thought made me use the wrong word.

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"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

Don't just stand there - plaid this immediately!

Beating WVU and losing to Richmond would be the most Fuente thing ever

Only if it was due to having a 14-21 point lead at the half, pulling off the gas in the 3rd, and letting them get the ever-devastating "underdog confidence" in the 3rd and drowning ourselves in the 4th.

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"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

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

Honestly I expected us to start out 2-4 so any wins over the next 4 is gravy for me so I will take any and all. Squeakers, bare knuckled fights, blowouts. Give me all the W's! Gun to my head for this particular case give me the WV win, they were our rivals back when I was in school and always loved beating them.

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โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

Shut your whore mouth. Don't even go there even jokingly.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

We cant lose to WVU. And what is this all about "former rival?" The rivalry never left home boi they just quit playing the game.

We go 1-0 this week.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

This is like asking which STD you'd prefer.

No. Just no.

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

I will take the option to dangle the family jewels over a meat grinder while doing jumping jacks

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

To be the man you gotta beat the man!

Christ, that makes the danglers hurt just thinking about it....

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"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

You are a damaged individual for even thinking of that.....eeesh!

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

Ouch...

I choose that we beat the ever living crap out of WVU. Then in a contest to see who can score the least points, Richmond beats the snot out of us.

Whadya mean I can't take off my sweater? I'm HOT!

"I have a PLAN. You just need to have a little goddamn faith, Whit. I just need. more. MONEY." - Justin van der Linde

If anyone says WVU you're out of your mind, first off.

Second, I've said from before the opener that we'll lose to Richmond, as Fuente continues his quest of defeat to every in-state program.

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

Hell no. We aren't losing to Richmond, the one Saturday idk

It would be pretty hard to claim to be the best football team in the state of VA if you had a loss to every "inferior" team in VA within the last decade, and we're dangerously close to doing so.

A loss to WVU would be annoying but nothing beyond that.

Fortunately enough, the Dukes fall outside the decade range now.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

That question is

To be the man you gotta beat the man!

Rather lose to Richmond than WVa. But let's just go 1-0.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

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We have to beat WVU all the way, no one cares about Richmond. 98 loss to temple and 2020 to JMU would still be so much more embarrassing.

Why? Richmond is a significantly worse program than either JMU or Temple. The answer is simple, a loss to a P5 team (favored to win) is the lesser evil by far. But, choosing losses is a defeatist attitude and I would prefer to focus my attention on kicking both them asses.

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - K

Richmond is current 21st in FCS and plays #12 Villanova this weekend, so they could easily be a top 15 FCS. That is light years better than the 6-5 JMU team that beat us.

Temple was winless and is the 4th largest victory against the spread in college football. Those temple teams were terrible, Temple was 14-80 in the Big East. They were 2-9 that year and lost to William and Mary 2 weeks before beating us. They were bad and we had a 17-0 lead on them.

I will give you room to debate JMU, temple, and Richmond but under no condition am I volunteering to ever again lose to an FCS school.

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - K

That 98 temple team we lost to was horrendous. That program was so bad remember that the Big East actually kicked them out.

Hard disagree on that one. A loss to WVU would definitely suck, but a loss to Richmond would be talked about for years. I mean people still bringing up Temple and JMU 10-20 years later. That's baggage I don't need to carry around.

Plus, we're getting another shot at WVU next year right?

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

Both and "iAdios!" to Fuente? LOL, jk. Or am I?

I don't like this game.

Unless we and/or UNCheat tank the rest of the season, he probably saved himself from any possibility of that IMO.

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"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

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

Well, this has been almost everything I expected it to be. I'm actually surprised there hasn't been more debate over which one is worse.

losing to richmond is a worse look for the football program, losing to the neers is worse in our hearts as Hokies.

both are no good very bad results, and forcing me to pick one is immoral!!

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

Losing to Richmond deserves the Clay Helton treatment. Losing to WVU barely matters for our season

Removing features to get people to sign up for your service is something EA would would do.

This site if we lose to Richmond...

Everyone over 30...

Everyone under 30...

Half this site...

And then the pre-bowl streak TKP'ers...

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

Like losing the 1997 Homecoming to Miami of Ohio. Once you've seen that, nothing is surprising.

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

this clip cuts off before the best part

edit: maybe not the best part, but another funny part among many funny parts... in fact, just go watch the whole movie.

It's funny, but the henpecked husband trope is kinda dead. Plus it doesn't really fit here.

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

Tf does this even mean lol?

Ok...its in reference to losing to Richmond...
The first gif, over 30...we've seen (and remember) the losses to Temple and JMU, among others.
The second one, under 30, they don't remember those losses, so it's new to them.
The thrid one...half the board...refuses to believe those games were ever even played.
The last one...pre bowl streak...well, they've seen 2-8-1 seasons in 1992, the program on probation, one Vick take us to a National Title game, and another Vick flip off the WVU faithful....they've seen it all...

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

The real question is which would be worse, beating WVU and then losing to Richmond? Or losing to WVU and then also losing to Richmond?

I think the first scenario would be worse.

As far as WVU being a former rival...some of us were there in Morgantown in 2003. Nothing "former" about wanting to destroy the cousins.

Agree with that last point. The only reason this is though of a "former" is because it hasn't been played regularly. and we followed-up our 2003 flop by effectively wrecking their chances for a MNC run in 2004.

That game can vote.

Removing features to get people to sign up for your service is something EA would would do.

I was also in Morgantown in 2003. I have always had them in my top 2 most hated, but they moved up REALLY close to the number 1 spot after that experience. Never been "former" to me either.

As far as being competitive, the cousins are much better rivals and should be the most hated, but the boo hoos are such a bunch of douchebags. Also, there are more of them that I have to deal with on a regular basis.

And the question that started this whole thing is junk, by the way...

Hot take: I'd lose to both if it meant winning the ACC outright

VB born, class of '14

Oof. I remember when we could win the ACC without such compromises. I miss it.

This gives me the strongest of 2010 vibes and I don't like it one bit.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Get out of here with the bad juju thread.

25-0 this week, we win all the games.

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

Are you getting paid by the click or something?!

Nah. I'm just a glutton for punishment. I like to sit around and ponder nightmare scenarios. And then find myself wondering if other people do too.

You should sleep late man
It is much easy on your constitution

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

I'd much rather lose to WVU. We've destroyed JMU every time we have played them- except once, and I still hear shit about that. I'd rather not hear shit from yet another in-state FCS school for decades. Also IMO- If Fu loses to Richmond that will cost him his job, and I think he is fully aware of that too.

If we lose to Richmond, that's one less thing we can lord over the Hoos. So the one where we don't lose to Richmond.

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Braxton Burmeister, Ryan Willis, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.