Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Last week a fella named Paul Montana, a Senior Associate Editor for the Cavalier Daily, wrote an editorial about the Virginia v. Virginia Tech Rivalry…

Here’s how it got started:

My 5-year-old nephew came with me to the Virginia men’s basketball team’s 75-78 loss to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Sunday. In a feeble attempt to make conversation about sports with a 5-year-old, I asked him what I thought was a rhetorical question. “There weren’t a lot of U.Va. fans at that game, were there?”

Without pause, he responded, “That’s because Virginia Tech wins all the games.”

How poignant. I wasn’t sure whether to laugh, cry or punch a hole in the wall.

Because he is right! In the last three years, Virginia is 1-7 against the Hokies in football and men’s basketball; the last time Virginia beat Virginia Tech in either sport was two years ago, when the men’s basketball team split its two contests with the Hokies; the Cavs’ home win was one of 11 conference games they won that year on their way to a four seed in the NCAA Tournament. That seems way too long ago.

I don’t bring up these facts to depress the U.Va. fan inasmuch as I would like to admit the following: When it comes to sports, Virginia Tech gets the clear nod.

Yike! Read the rest of the story here.

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