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Game 5 and 6: Tech beats the big red, faces large red trash can

October 2, 2008
Did we really win? Did we really roll into an 80,000 seat, with all that history and control the game?

Hell, we can’t believe we actually controlled a game, let alone one against a Nebraska team with everything to prove.
Hey Nebraska… That. Just. Happened.

We won’t delve too much into what that win means or anything, especially since it got almost no coverage on any college football telecast. But suffice it to say that it was satisfying.
What did we like?
BLITZING!!! Holy pressure Batman, we brought more than four guys in more than a few plays. And guess what happened? Bad throws!! Imagine that! The quarterback wasn’t able to pick our defense apart.
Tyrod is steady. Though he still has a tendency to think “run-first”, at least it’s better than the alternative.


Another huge performance from The Closer. Picking up the pieces of our can’t-score-from-the-five offense.


Things we didn’t like?

Holy. Lord. 3rd and goal from the 8. Effing reverse to the weak side?!?!?! ARE YOU *%$#ing KIDDING ME?!?! Seriously, the tv was about to catch the football I was holding. Instead, we decided the best way to deal with still having a retarded monkey call our plays was to drink more.

Prevent defense needs to die. A slow painful death like that guy in Temple of Doom. Anyone else go into a seizure and have visions of the BC game last year? Yeah. Same here. Except this time we recovered the onside kick. So at that point, it was…


This win means a lot, of course. Historically, it is a solid win over a good program. But the ACC is where we need to get things done. Beating Nebraska does not get us back to a BCS bowl, kids. And despite what a lot of people think, the first step to winning a National Championship is winning a freaking BCS bowl.

Oh yeah, and that thing we said about 2004 and how every game was close and heart wrenching? Yeah. We were right.


So how do we come down from the high that was the Nebraska game? A game against some big red trash cans.

There is absolutely no way we are scouting these guys. If you are that serious about knowing the Western Kentucky’s players, you aren’t reading this site.

We will win this game because, if we don’t, coaches may be fired. And we all know that doesn’t happen at Virginia Tech. We’re fairly certain that logic is correct.

But it is going to be an awesome time, people. The game is at a nice 1:30. Late enough to enjoy tailgating, but early enough so you won’t get so blacked out you miss the rest of October.

Plus it’s Homecoming. Are we big dorks? Yes, we are. Do we love Homecoming? Yes, we do.
There’s really no reason. We don’t go to the parade or participate in any way other than cheering for whoever is representing our organizations on the court. But for some reason it’s awesome. And we embrace our dork-hood.
So get back home people. Where everyone knows your name.
Now, let’s roll out this week’s predictions…

For the second time this season, Maniak has managed to win a solo victory. And second time winners get a Walken trophy.

He. Doesn’t like.. your tone.

So there you go. Enjoy it for all it’s creepiness.


This week’s predictions (All VT victories, of course. Even B-Dubs!):

*Going to the game. Loves Virginia Tech.
^Not going to the game. Hates Virginia Tech. Loves Rick Astley
***Excused from attending game due to living in Africa.

C Gally*: 28 – 6, Virgil touchdown

B-Dubs^: 37 – 13

Mali Ambassador***: 37 – 6

CMU Football Analyst^: 31 – 13

The Bull*: 31 – 7

Wright^: 30 – 7

Lady Wright^: 44 – 14

Maniak*: 31 – 10

The DiP^: 27 – 10

Poppa Gally*: 35 – 7 (3 blocked kicks, as usual)

The Northerner^: 34 – 13

Yeah, that’s right. Poppa Gally will be there in full-on Hokie style. Needless to say, there will be plenty of hurling some Bumarooski chunks.



And once again we reached the point where a decision must be made.

Ol’ Bear got the job done hella-well last week, and we like the idea of picking based on the opponent.

And who knows his way around a trash can?

You guessed it.

Oscar the Grouch.

Lead us well, good sir. Lead us well.


GT Predictions

September 12, 2008
(insert joke about Tech playing Tech here)
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s congratulate Maniak on his prediction of 27 – 10 for the Furman game. Though he added nothing in the way of extra information, his score was the closest, and that’s all that matters.
So congrats, Maniak. Here’s your trophy:

Yes, it’s a female bowling trophy. You get what you pay for here at The North End Zone.


Now, on to this week’s picks.

C Gally: 24 – 21 VT, last second field goal.

Wright: 21 – 17 GT

Lady Wright (I know, I’m as shocked as you are): 31 – 28 GT

The Bull: 17 – 14 GT. When questioned on this pick, The Bull justified his selection by officially endorsing McCain.

Maniak: 20 – 14 VT

B-Dubs: 20 – 17 VT

Carnegie Mellon’s Super-Scientific Football Analyst: 17 – 10 VT (in overtime)

The DiP: 24 – 13 GT (Yeesh, dude. Have some faith.)

The Northerner: 17 – 14 VT (some sort of Mighty Ducks shenanigans will lead the Hokies to victory)


So there you have it folks. The bold predictions from cowardly men (and a chick).

4 of 9 folks are picking the Yellow Jackets to leave Blacksburg victorious. The others say they are nothing but fizzles. And they will get away with it.

So saddle up and get ready. This is why you love this game.

Sig be with you.