All Hokie, All the Time. Period.

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I am not worried about that.

If the Hoos win it all, then they can have their bragging rights. Good luck to em.

But fanbases and schools like Carolina and Louisville are just evil. Or, how about somebody like Alabama in football where those folks have conflated just how many championships they've won and proceed to brag about it as fact anyway.

The Wahoo fanbase may be laughable at times in terms of attire, misplaced cultural elitism, poor selection of slogans, whatever. But that's all just fodder for the rivalry, which is a very gentlemanly one in comparison to AUB/ALA or MICH/OSU. When it comes down to it, the Hoos have a lot more in common with us than, let's say, Tarheels or Dukies.

Michigan/Michigan State is a good parallel for VT/UVa. Sure, those guys are rivals -- but in no way does it rise to the acrimony of Michigan/OSU, from the state next door.

To me the Hoos are more like Notre Dame -- somebody we should rival against (and for very good reasons) but at the end of the day they can be good hosts to us at their stadium/arena and everybody can have a good time.

With the likes of Louisville and UNC it's war, to be prosecuted by any means necessary.

I do think I'll choose to root for UVa in this tourney. A win by them would be a refreshing break from the parade of Michigan States, Arizonas, Kansases, UNCs, Dukes, etc. In the ACC the strong presence of UVa would continue to be a strike aimed squarely at the pride of the Carolina establishment -- a strike which VT can hopefully contribute to in the near future.

(In response to this post by HtownHokie)

Posted: 03/14/2018 at 4:44PM


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Head on over to the Sabre if. -- BBranzelle10 03/14/2018 08:33AM
  Agreed. -- jcvt11 03/14/2018 2:50PM
  Nah. I love an underdog but I have too many ties to UVA. ** -- Thankful Hokie 03/14/2018 1:18PM
  Yuck. Sometimes money just insn't that important ** -- Calamitous 03/14/2018 8:30PM
  Sounds like a small number.... -- 2hhoop3 03/14/2018 10:48AM
  Still not enough. Not even close. ** -- King of Hokies 03/14/2018 3:40PM
  Still not enough to root for UVA -- VTHokie2000 03/14/2018 12:22PM
  Exactly ** -- hokiepro 03/14/2018 09:51AM
  They still claim the 3 weeks of #1 in football -- TomTurkey 03/14/2018 09:16AM
  Funny we beat them in football that year too ** -- wrwadd5 03/14/2018 09:19AM
  Their motivation was lessened and Moore was injuried -- TomTurkey 03/14/2018 4:07PM
  You know they did, so sad ** -- wrwadd5 03/14/2018 09:20AM

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