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Major Props to the Students!

I came across this on TSL. I didn’t hear it at the game, but a big high-five to all you students for chanting this at the end.  Sorry it didn’t work out.

Bear Fight Chant

I’ll make all current students a deal (that are 21+).  If you find me at a bar after a Bear Fight win, the BF is on me.

About the Bear Fight:

Basically, a Bear Fight is a drink (or drinks) at a bar where you do a Jager Bomb and Car Bomb back-to-back (pretty much the worst idea ever). So when the Hokies win by 20+, my buddy DuffHokie and I do a Bear Fight after the game.  I started mentioning it in our Game Recaps as a ‘Bear Fight’ victory. We’ve been doing that for the last few years and I guess it caught on with you (awesome) students. I must admit this really made me laugh, I had no idea. Unfortunately, we couldn’t hold onto our 21 point lead and thus sales of Jager Bombs and Car Bombs must be way down in Blacksburg tonight.

FYI: The ‘Bear Fight’ was invented in Chicago (I assume after the Bears, being Captain Obvious that I am) and brought east by the Hartmans.

Should we bring back Shirtless Halftime, too??!!

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Niemo is a member of the VT Class of '98. While not a professional journalist by any stretch, Niemo analyzes and breaks down every minute of Hokie hoop action. He also researches topics of interest such as Hokie recruits, program revenue, statistical data on the team, previews VT opponents, and discusses his favorite bourbons/Scotches. In addition to his passion for Hokie hoops, Niemo has attended 126 straight VT football home games (every game since '94), eclipsing the 100 mark in September of '09 and recently attended his 20th consecutive VT/uva game. During the final home basketball game of his senior year, he was brought onto the court and was awarded 2 passes to the Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament in Philly during a timeout for being a "Super Fan" during his time at VT. The Hokie Bird made the award on behalf of Athletic Director Jim Weaver. Niemo was known to be in the front row of every home game with his familiar red afro hairdo.

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  • HokieHick

    I noticed a “Jon King” Bear Fight “shout out” in the game recap. Who is this “Jon King” you speak of? A knowledgeable fan, no doubt. (note: I am no Jon King)

    • Niemo

      We will be naming each Bear Fight this season after a generous donor to our site. He’s first up.

      • King

        @HH…just a fan of Tech basketball and, more importantly, TechHoops.

        @Niemo…thanks for clearing that up. I thought it was when we reached 100 pts. This raises an interesting point though. What do you call it when Tech wins by 20 or more points AND scores over 100 points? Better think of something quick.

        • goodraisin

          A Turkey Stampede?

        • Niemo

          King – ha, I don’t think we’ve ever been faced with that dilemma.

          • Krishna

            We beat GT 102-77 a couple years ago. What was your drink of choice that night?

          • Niemo

            I think that game was on a Sunday and I don’t drink on Sundays, so there you go. That was the day of the Hokie Celebration (where they serve hooch before, during, and after the game in Jameson). Very bitter about that but that was an awesome game.

  • goodraisin

    Wow, that’s awesome! Congrats Niemo & TechHoops… I hope they keep going with it!

  • jp_daddi0

    @Krishna, I was at that game! That was great stuff. Paul Hewitt got tossed and the student section went nuts. If I remember correctly, we hadd 99 points until Ty Garland banked a 3 off the glass. Good stuff

  • http://none Royo

    So what’s the meaning of the students lined up and pointing with one hand with solemn looks on their faces??

    • http://www.thegarycope.com Cope-acabana

      It’s an intimidation technique. Purely for the benefit of the students in the stands, though. Not sure how may players have actually been affected by it, but it makes for good TV.

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