How About Them Hoos!

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11 responses to “How About Them Hoos!

  1. Indeed. I’m sure the son is making life miserable for his co-workers down in (ahem) Texas. That program seems like a class act, good kids. That topped a good year for Tech, VCU and ODU, as well. And Liberty. (But couldn’t they start an hour earlier? Sooooo many commercial breaks ruining the tempo. Basketball is all about tempo.)

  2. The State of Virginia needed better national narrative than the last one we had! Remember- Virginia is for Lovers, and top notch sports teams.

    I am sure some of my other Virginia family members (Techies) are going to have to swallow hard on this, but I hail from Penn State so I have no dog in that fight.

  3. what a welcome “mini” break from the voluminous whining and bellyaching for all those other things that ail UVA … unaffordable tuition, social justice warriors running amok, he-said-she-said drunken and illicit behaviors, leftist professors, squashing free speech of Conservatives,

    and Lord Knows what else but I’m quite sure we’ll get back to all those terrible sins in short order with vigor!

    😉

  4. The best part about Virginia basketball is the academic and moral integrity of the program. Athletes take real courses and actually get an education. Tony Bennett does not engage in scandal-prone recruiting practices. I also like the fact that the program isn’t built around superstars. These facets of the program didn’t get nearly enough attention in the sports coverage I saw.

    • Would be interesting to see a list of UVA players who graduated recently – their degree and what they are now doing for a living.

      That would confirm the claim that they are getting a “good” education especially for the ones who fail to make the “pros” – most of them.

      I do have to say – it’s a bit weird to hear sports folks thanking GOD for their “win” – what do the losers say? “God.. you didn’t come through for us”! 😉

      • The losing coach thanked God as well in his interview. Classy guy. The interviewer asked him about what went wrong in overtime and he sidestepped that and congratulated Virginia and Tony Bennett.

    • Whoa, take a step back from that academic and moral integrity pulpit. That has not historically been the case and probably is not now. Need I remind you of Olden Polynice taking a five finger discount on sunglasses at Roses, Melvin “The Slasher” Whitacre, multiple drug offenders (including those that lived across the parking lot from me in U-Heights), rampant steroid use in the 80’s, etc.

      Don’t get me wrong, I love the Hoos (not necessarily the administration past or present) and our athletes are better than most (See Free Shoes University or Hokie High) but they are far from paragons of virtue.

  5. This grey morning is just right for lots of coffee and quiet reading and after a late night of emotional roller-coaster sports. The photos online from last night’s exuberance in Charlottesville are a reminder of what’s good in the world.

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