File Under: Elated

That happened.

There are Hokies who thought the streak would end, and then there are liars. Four-straight losses in the cold months, three at home, would break lesser souls fluffed up after fourteen-straight. And for the latter, that's OK.

This loss would have destroyed me. I would've been an even a more miserable curmudgeon for the next 360-whatever days. By all accounts, should sanity prevail, that's really bad. Financially I'm secure. I'm healthy (albeit overweight). I have a family that loves me. A football game should not dictate happiness. Maslow's hierarchy of needs didn't include 'wins against Virginia' though. Bad. Illogical. No Joe, that's effing insane.

Feel free to double-down on what's bonkers and unexplainable though.

There's everything that matters and what doesn't. I'm fortunate to have an abundance of the former, but I obsess over the latter β€” and then there's wins over the Cavaliers. That's next-level.

Good night, Virginia.

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*Cackling, Evil Laughter*

Never change, BooHoos, never change! Bow down to your Hokie Overlords!

Here's to the Army and Navy and the battles they have won; here's to America's colors, the colors that never run - Wang Chi

May the wings of liberty never lose a feather. - Jack Burton

I said all week I didn't care how we won this game and although I think I had a couple mini heart attacks in the stands, it was pure bliss seeing the good guys win like they did!

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

That last play was so quick we couldn't see what had happened from the stands. We just saw the defense celebrating and knew we had gotten the turnover that we needed.

We didn't even see it on TV. Even when watching the play again and knowing what to look for, that ball is elusive.

Same! I had a very delayed reaction and then went nuts when I saw Ladler streaking down the field ala Pitt last year.

Im pretty sure my emotions went from...

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck People's fumbled and the Hoo is going to reco.. oh shit.... OH SHIT. Wow we got it, alright it's a game again, but damn how do you screw that recovery up.
Oh shit, we gave them too much time.
3 and out, alright!
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck why didn't we go for the game winning score in regulation
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck we only got a field goal
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck they made that first down look easy
Alright nice tack.... Wait... What what? WAIT WHAT. DID WE... OH SHIT WE GOT THE BALL WE GOT THE BALL WE WIN WE WIIIIIIIIIN SUCK MAH BAAAAAALLLLS HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS

You know, give or take a little.

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

That sounds about right. The last five minutes of regulation + OT was a rollercoaster to say the least:

Finally get a stop, throw a deflected pick at our 10, hold to a field goal, long pass to Keene on 3rd and 10, fumble into the EZ but recover for TD, have PAT blocked but offsides, stop UVA with 1:51 and 3 TO's left, get ball back and toy with scoring, look shit in OT and almost take a 30 yard sack, make our longest field goal in OT, then force a fumble that nobody saw live to win.

I was standing up from the Keene pass onward.

I think I sat for no more than timeouts, halftime and MAYBE ten minutes of gametime. And as I aid in the game thread after the game "Ask the people around me-from five minutes left In regulation through the overtime-one phrase kept running through my mind and I voiced it repeatedly-" This is when LEGENDS are made! Worth every bit of angst all season to stay til the end of this game and be rewarded! and And fucking A Sam Rogers for topping even Daryl Tapp's Let's Go Hokies cheer between the third and fourth.

From the 2018 VT-uva game-"This is when LEGENDS are made!"

In any other game that pass to Keene would be a standalone highlight. A 3rd and long heave on a drive to tie the game late in the 4th quarter that was a 50/50 ball against one of the top DBs in the country and he wrestled it away going to the ground. What?! But here it's just one of about 6 plays and it barely stands out. Unreal.

The second half was so heart-attack inducing, you almost forget Tre Turner's one handed touchdown catch followed by a punt block for another touchdown.

This season has been quite a ride.

SUCK MAH BAAAAAALLLLS

Funny. You and I scream the same things during games!

My six year old, who can understand which team has a lead but is still figuring out the other basic concepts of the game, kept asking if the game was over or when it would be over.

"Trust me, you'll know when it's over."

That was right before the last play.

Then he asked me why I lifted him so high in the air. Well, you wanted to know when the game was over . . .

I just queued off of the team rushing the field. Once I saw them celebrating I went ballistic.

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

I read queefed and was very disturbed by this comment.

I read this post and picture Doogie Howser writing at his desktop at the end of every episode.

They are who we thought they where. And then we tore out their living guts and used them to grease the treads of our tanks.

After the year we've had, the Hoos still can't beat us in football. That fumble was a sign from God; UVA should just disband their football program.

But then we couldn't beat them anymore....

SB Nation said that this year proves that 'Virginia Tech will only ever lose to Virginia if it gets bored and wants to. Which will be never.'

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

SB is WRONG.

Next year is UVA's best chance. If they don't beat us next year then the streak will go on for a long time.

Before the game, Fuente said that this year was their best chance to beat us. Let us hope it always remains "next year".....

Joe, I don't know what you're talking about....my Maslow's hierarchy of needs clearly has besting UVA at #3 behind paying bills and not going to jail.

We're shit...but we're better than you

OK, full disclosure
We're not that great
But nevertheless
You Suck

This almost makes feel bad for them.

Almost. Then I grin.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

....almost....!

Let's not get carried away

It didn't have to be pretty, it just had to be.

The biggest thing for me was seeing the team fight the entire game.

VT football is somewhere between Esteem and Self Actualization.

Tonight it was pretty important. Our players deserved it. Our coaches deserved it. And our fans deserved it. Our players fought hard for this one. Harder than many VT teams ever had to. And they sure had some lucky breaks, but I sort of think they deserved those.

A win against Marshall will secure a bowl game. Our players deserve that as well, but they'll have to earn it and it's not a gimme.

Agree with you about fighting hard and deserving it. Before this game, I was understandably under the notion that this team would fold at the first sign of adversity. I questioned their grit, their moxie, and their pride. It's something I've never really worried about with other Virginia Tech teams. You knew that no matter what, they were going to dig deep and pull this one out. Honestly, I thought this team was different and I am SO glad I'm wrong. It was ugly, gut-wrenching, and beautiful. Hokie Nation needed this bad and we got it.

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

We all learned this team's grit, moxie, and pride are right up there with previous Hokie teams we use as our reference. My doubts were right where yours were. I was wrong. This win is one for the ages. This team is beat up and young, but they are TOUGH!
Let's go Hokies, beat the Herd!

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

How do I get tickets to the Marshall game?

SCHokie

Ticket info

Let's help the good guys make it happen!

We've done it. We've distilled the essence of UVA football futility into a single gif. The drop, the spread eagle flop, the surrender cobra. *Chef's kiss*

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

i want technology to figure out how to play a gif on my headstone instead of engraved words. purely so this can go on my grave. for eternity.

That gif should forever be tied to that wide receiver.

digital tombstone. done and done.

Maybe I am out of the loop, but never heard of surrender cobra until now,. That is classic

We are still the Hokies, they are still the Hoos, and people just need to remember that. Our boys are young and have been kicked around a little but we all know that Virginia Tech football is resilient, Hokie Nation is something special, and that damn Cup is staying in Blacksburg.

lots of lucky bounces in this game but when presented with opportunities our team SEIZED THEM!

Ludere Vincere

Play to Win

Our worst team in the last 25 years just beat their best team in the last decade.

Suck on that, Hoos

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

Nothing to add. You summed it up to perfection.

I'm happier'n shit

Millions of fellow Fighting Gobblers were sacrificed to the football gods yesterday for this win.

Pour some Beer on it

Today, I had an Army brother I hadn't talked to in years drunk dial me. I beat my wife at darts downtown before the game. I met up with another friend I hadn't seen in years at the game. And then there was the game itself. I wouldn't exactly say it was the best day ever, but it was pretty goddamned awesome for this guy.

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

Lwyr's dad: we could lose to marshall.
Me: losing to marsall, at this point, would make my season.
Mrs. Lwyr, and Lwyr's dad: heh? The fuck you talking about.
Me: means we beat hooville community college.

Maslow's hokie hierarchy:
1. beat uva.
2. Keep the bowl streak alive.

The latter is important. The former is critical.

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

Subtle TKPC ad Joe.

God is definitely a Hokie. That has been confirmed today.

That was the most hype fucking anything I've ever seen in real life.

I guess Bronco will be heading to Lowes tomorrow for another paver for the Hoos to break.

Leonard. Duh.

And we continue to live rent free in LOLUVA's head.

That missed catch looks like something out of an info-mercial

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Facial expression and everything, I'm guessing.

The Hoo in that first gif looks just like the Mayhem guy in the commercial when he has the dropsies haha

I actually didn't even realize Peoples had fumbled from my perspective on the other side of the stadium in North. And I certainly didn't realize that the guy on UVA was that close to recovering. I must have missed the replay on the scoreboard altogether because it wasn't until after the game that I saw the highlight on my phone. What a crazy game

Earlier in the game, I was on the phone with my brother and said something along the lines that if we lost, I'd be "ok" with it, mainly because of the effort these kids were giving.

Then I saw the fans leaving the stadium after the UVA FG that made it a 7 point game, which was in itself a GREAT defensive stand. I called my brother and said I had changed my mind. We had to win this fucking thing, not so much for the streak, but to show them shitty POS fans (yes, I do believe those were shitty fans) that you don't DO THAT.

Then we win, and I'm stoked, screaming at the TV, exhilarated, I've had way too much to drink, and somewhere deep in my mind, I pictured those fans that left the game having to listen to the euphoria from outside Lane.

Either way, I feel like Matt Damon in the Saving Private Ryan scene where he ages 60 years.

Go Hokies. So proud of this team's grit.

To the best of my knowledge, I've never left a game early because of the score in either direction. My dad told me about the time he did that back in '72 only for Tech to come back and beat Oklahoma State and he's never left a VT game early since then.

I left one game early, it was my freshman year, it was a blow out and freezing so we left to go get beers.

The only game I have ever left early was because Mom was feeling sick and didn't want to stay in the medical area (there was somebody seriously ill in there as well and she didn't want to distract the medical staff).

I almost left the Belk Bowl early cause it was cold and we looked terrible in the first half. But then my cheapskate nature told me I'd paid for the tickets, I had better get my money's worth.

Thank you cheapskate nature. Thank you.

After that, I left the ODU game early (last year in Lane) but because my father-in-law was overheated and not looking good. I almost asked the wife to take him home without me as it was my first game in Lane since 2000. But I decided the game was won and happy wife > sun burn and watching the game by myself.

I remember yelling at fans leaving the Nebraska game early that they would regret it. Same feeling this time!

VT BSEE '98, VT MSME '01

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQJ_ZYJzz7o

Dalton Keene taking out 2 UVA defenders on the McClease run (42 seconds into the video). Dude is a beast!

Munich, Germany

Drink an Erdinger Urweisse. Or a Hacker Pschorr Helles. You'll thank me later.

The Cup is going nowhere, Mikey!

On the Tre catch he is still chasing after the defender even after the guy turns around and starts running away.

#Let's Go - Hokies

And another class of UVA seniors will graduate without ever knowing what victory feels like.

6-5, 10-1-1, 2-9, 3-8, 6-4-1, 6-5, 5-6, 2-8-1, 9-3, 8-4, 10-2, 10-2, 7-5, 9-3, 11-1, 11-1, 8-4, 10-4, 8-5, 10-3, 11-2, 10-3, 11-3, 10-4, 10-3, 11-3, 11-3, 7-6, 8-5, 7-6, 7-6, 10-4, 9-4, 6-7, 8-5..........

I left the family room on the Willis INT because I didn't want to curse in front of my kids and in laws. Went to the master bedroom locked the door and with the game on paced in front of the TV until the fumble recovery. I dropped to my knees and screamed so loud my kids and in laws were yelling asking if I was ok and my kids were beating on the door thinking something was wrong.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

How much would it suck to be the guy responsible for carrying around the "Beat Tech" rock and hammer after that loss? Haha idiots

Gobble Till You Wobble

Are we still a basketball school?

Yes, but we can be both!

That 30 yard line will get after ya!!!

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