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I don't even know what big Ike shit is, and the Fuller thing was a joke gone bad, as we said on our board.
VT has fans that are fair weather? That's rich coming from the team with a half empty stadium every Saturday.
BIG IKE=a fucking know it all, and trust me you got something to say about everything. I irritate you so bad you had to try and find out who I am? I am beginning to think you are a stalker, you keep investigating everybody you don't like and want to post their information to a message board just like the Godfather shit.
And as for my source big fucking deal it was a week later than what he was told, Sims is the starter now just like he was told last week.
WAHOO 4 LIFE!!
Fair weather as they come, either they want the coaching staff fired after every game they lose or don't talk at all and ain't got shit to say on a Monday after talking shit all week prior. Yep fair weather.
Don't worry Smitty we have a Fucking Big Ike on the Grounds too.
We had a Big Ike on the boards. He was one of the player's dads, and a really great guy. Really. His name was Ike
Yeah this is a different type of Big Ike, My boys would have a field day with 5284 they are just too cheap to pay for a subscription.
This post was edited by PlayaHtr 18 months ago
Ahhh "your boys." I bet they are baaddd bad men PlayaHtr.
Our fans just have so much to do on Saturdays man. So many activities.
There not bad just funny as hell!!
always and forever..
Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. You may be whatever you resolve to be - Stonewall Jackson
That was no hit on you.. I was just laughing at the tone of the post. Pure dickish.. I laughed at it.
That's so sweet.
By brianm11 on October 1st 2012 | 64 comments
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 12:42 AM
Dear students of Virginia Tech,
I'm sitting on a futon that isn't mine, somewhere in Arlington (though I'm still not quite sure where), staring at a blinking cursor for 10 minutes, trying to figure out what to say. After driving for four hours through an abysmal rain, I attended a thoroughly overpriced game at FedEx Field, only to watch my Hokies...no, our Hokies blow another game.
Earlier tonight, Joe did a very wonderful job summing up how mediocre this team actually is. Make no mistake...it's not a good team (and for any of you completely blinded by homerism/freshmanism please watch 'Bama or Oregon, then get back to me). But do you know what? I'm glad.
I've said this privately to an assortment of people close to me; the student section sucks. It's not even a secret anymore. It's been apparent to people going to games for over a year that the students are the worst fans in the building.
Through three games at Lane this season I have seen the following: people leaving at half time, people leaving after the first quarter, people being so obsessed with turning their tickets into paper airplanes and getting them onto the field that they don't care that the Georgia Tech game is tied in the fourth quarter. I've see people boo the Hokies on both offense and defense. I see more and more people use "party rules" (it's cooler to show up late, aka no Sandman, and leave before it's dead) for games in the North End Zone. I've heard students ask why they didn't play Sandman more than once in the game. I've heard them ask why people yell stick it in (#neverforget). I've even seen students...in the North...SIT. They were actually sitting down while Tech was on defense.
It's easy to place the blame in places that it probably shouldn't be placed. For students, it's easy to tell the highbrow former students now alumni (looking at you classes of '03-08) that it's a different time now. It's easy to lie and tell yourself that no one will miss you if you leave during halftime.
This stops now.
It obviously won't, because the students that will inevitably read this blog are the ones that care. But it must. There is a general malaise over the program that reaches all the way from Jim Weaver and President Steger to the 18-year-old freshman that desperately checks their email in Pritchard to see if they won a lottery ticket.
People are so content with winning that it has turned everyone lazy. Beamer dodges the tough questions and falls back on 10-wins as his go-to statistic when asked about the team. Players seem to just assume that this will happen year in and year out. Students? In my opinion, we are the worst of the bunch.
When I came in as a freshman, Tech was coming off an Orange Bowl win over Cincinnati and the 10-win streak was starting to be a thing. My buddies and I knew two things: 1) We would throw our hearts and souls behind Tyrod Taylor and 2) That would end in a decent amount of victories. We learned how to be student fans by osmosis from students that learned it the exact same way from their upperclassmen.
But, just like any tradition passed orally (I know...I just said orally), things start to fade. Habits start to form, and fan laziness occurs. It starts with, "Eh, I can go home for fall break...it's just Duke". Then it turns to "Eh, let's leave...it's Arkansas State and we're up by 2 scores, we won't blow it," which inevitably leads to, "I don't want to go to Pittsburgh or Cincinnati, we'll probably kill them anyway."
Did you happen to watch football this season? We are going to kill no one, not one damn team. And you know what? The 10-win streak is probably going to be over. That's okay. Just like the way Beamer (sometimes) replaces seniors with more hungrier freshmen, eventually students will be weeded out. The girls that wear beige sweaters and black dresses. The bros that boo when Logan gets sacked. The young guns who love sitting in the North...and then actually sit.
This season is going to be a battle. Every single game is going to be a struggle, and there are still three more games in Lane. The question is, will you be there? Will you want to go to Duke if the team has lost 3 out of 4? Will you want to brave the elements on a cold Thursday night game to potentially watch your team get slaughtered by Florida State? Will you want to come back early from Thanksgiving break to go to the UVA game?
If you answered yes, you're in the right. This letter isn't intended for you. You bring the same amount of passion to a team that you probably care too much about, just like me. If you even hesitated responding to any of those questions? That's fine, maybe we failed you...but there's the door to the Hokie bandwagon. We'd really appreciate you to get off at the next station.
This season is going to be an adventure...and probably not in a good way. It's going to be an investment of time and emotion...but the students (especially the non-seniors) will become such better fans. You will never take anything for granted, and will cheer until the end of your time Blacksburg. In some sick way, I envy you.
Well, I've been writing much longer than intended, and I think I've made my point. I hope to see you all next home game, because this only gets better one game at a time...coincidentally, like the football team.
Virginia Tech | Class of 2013
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Didn't read. Will wait for the movie.
I did read and laughed. Going to start a thread on wahoos site now
I read it.. Dude needs to go to a UVA game or VMI game. Class of 2013..
So why does Sims get no starts
Was the plan to go 4-8 from the get go ?
Pretty sure you might as well just throw Sims in there so you can reach for the stars
( stars = 6 wins in popped collar land correct ? )
This post was edited by NoVaNoles201711 18 months ago
They were planning on winning the Coastal, and I'm not kidding. You should see the 8-9 win predictions on their board, it's ridiculous how dumb they're to fall for London's false hope. Dude is nothing more than a motivational speaker, he is a horrendous Xs and Os coach.
No one cares about your gangsta terms or your broke ass friends who can't afford $100 a year.
You don't irritate me, you're a clown that wants people to think he knows people that have a clue what's going on, when in reality it's just more clowns like you that have no idea. Sorry I'm smart enough to click a few buttons and take 30 secs of my time.
Who the hell couldn't predict Sims starting? Your offense is absolute shit, your coach was just too dumb to do it earlier, that's not going on a limb in anyway. London has now cost you games each year with his handling of the QBs, it's awesome seeing y'all buy into his "building of a program".
Home dogs to LaTech, and dogs to DUKE, that's Duke, and this is football. I cannot imagine a program being bad enough to be an underdog to Duke in Football. Then again London is 1-1 against them.
he should be starting this weekend at duke..
VT students are those getting screwed with the neutral games...and look at the home Saturday slate....it sucks....and there is school on Thursdays and Fridays so even though Thurs games are cool they aren't the same as a big time Sat night game
Should be a lot of points in the UVA duke game.
yeah..we've been wanting this change since the penn state game, definitely after the georgia tech game. hes led us to 5 td drives in his last 6 possessions.. we're really looking forward to it..
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