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Wild Turkey Breakdown

If you told me before the game we’d shoot 44% and score 58 points, I’d have a very good feeling about this game.  After all, uva hadn’t scored more than 61 in an ACC game to date.

If you told me we’d hold them to 5 offensive rebounds, I’d have a very good feeling about this game.

If you told me uva would hit 8/14 three-pointers in the first half, and of them would be by Joe Harris (the ACC’s #2 three-point shooter), I’d have dropped an eff bomb (and I did).

If you told me uva would go on a 24-2 run, including 6/7 three-pointers and 5 VT turnovers, I’d have dropped a ‘You’ve gotta eff’n be kidding me!’, and I did (and they did).

If you told me we’d have an assist-to-turnover ratio of 0.4 (6 assists and 14 turnovers) while uva had a 3.5-to-1 ratio (21 assists and 6 TOs), I’d be drinking Wild Turkey (and I am).

If before the wvu game you told me Robert Brown would only make 4 of his next 38 three-pointers (10.5%), including 1 of his last 25 (4%), I’d have said we probably go 4-7 over that span (and we have).

If you told me before the mississississississippi valley state game that Robert Brown would go 17/82 from the field over those 9 games that he played (20.7%), I’d have said we need to get him the Ricky Vaughn glasses from Major League.

If you had told me with 4 minutes left in this game, Marquis Rankin would have 6 points, and other than Erick Green, no other Hokie would have more than 4 points, I’d have guessed we’d have 25 total points (luckily Green had 29 at that point and we had 47 total).

If 3 years ago you had told me we’d lose 3 in a row at HOME to uva, I’d have probably started purchasing a lot of Wild Turkey… well, we know how that one ends.  This loss is more embarrassing to me than the bc loss at home (they are 0-4 in the ACC except their win against us).  This is more embarrassing to me than the loss at home to georgia southern (who is 2-5 in the Southern Conference and 8-12 overall).  Why?  Three straight losses at home to your rival is inexcusable (now we know how uva football feels although they’ve lost 4 straight at home to us).  Trailing by double digits at home for the final 19 MINUTES of the game is inexcusable.

I’m sorry, I realize I’ve been too negative since the georgia southern game.  But this pisses me off.  We stink.  We flat out stink.  The wins over georgia tech and wake were fairly lucky (we never led in the 2nd half against the jackets and had trailed until we tied it with 24 seconds left… and they are 0-5 in the ACC!).  This is embarrassing to watch and really pains me as a passionate fan.  I said to vt1fan over the weekend I’d take 6-12 in the ACC if someone offered it to me then (and that was before this game).  I’d definitely take it now.

Time for me to step away from the computer and go to bed… after some final Turkey.


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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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2 Responses to “Wild Turkey Breakdown”

  1. 69Hokie says:

    Maybe if they were as passionate as you, the results might be better. I would like to be competitive at the least.

  2. HipHop_Hokie says:

    If it makes you feel any better, C.J. Barksdale is NICE at NBA2K.

    Erick is the only player on the team who seems to have a real desire to be great, and that is the reason he’ll be the only one to make a pro living playing ball. Hope the rest of you fellas are studying hard… the real world is calling.


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