November 30, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

The flood of people running onto the field at the end of the Virginia Tech - Virginia game is a sight I will long remember. Glad that the long losing streak was broken in front of the home fans.

posted by beaverboard at 11:12 AM on November 30

A) beating Tech is great! B) Ending the streak is great! C) Conference division champ is also great, but just means we'll be a grease stain on the field after playing Clemson next week.

Did you ever get to storm the field? If you were there in the pre-George Welsh era, I don't know that you would have had many opportunities. :/

posted by LionIndex at 01:53 PM on November 30

There wasn't much of a field to storm, and not many reasons to do so. Also, attendance was scant. As a ROTC cadet, I was ordered to attend games, presumably to help the place look more populated. The Cavaliers were mired in pre-Welsh mediocrity, winning 4 or so games a year, with the two defining dictums being: beat Tech and don't lose to VMI. Tech wasn't that great either back then.

Scott Stadium was a quaint little place, in appropriate scale to its surroundings. It had a sort of old fashioned Ivy League feel to it. I can't believe they kept expanding and renovating Scott instead of building a new stadium somewhere in all that acreage up above U Hall. That would have made much more sense.

A reference marker that's not as much a measure of how old I am as it is of how slow progress can be: the Virginia team was finally integrated just two years before I got there.

posted by beaverboard at 05:51 PM on November 30

Kicker Nick Folk: cut twice in one week.

First by surgeons performing an emergency appendectomy.

Then by Bill Belichick (before Folk could even get put back on solids after the surgery).

Kraftworld has gone from rub and tug to tuck and rub.

posted by beaverboard at 06:07 PM on November 30

I realized a while back that about has much time has passed since I graduated as had passed from when I started there back to when they didn't allow women.

posted by LionIndex at 08:40 PM on November 30

A reference marker that's not as much a measure of how old I am as it is of how slow progress can be: the Virginia team was finally integrated just two years before I got there.

I don't know dude. Considering that you got there in 1892, I'd say that UVA was way ahead of their time. Hey-oh!

posted by NoMich at 08:55 PM on November 30

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