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September 1st, 2007

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04:56 pm - One down, thirteen to go...
Today's 17-7 win against the East Carolina Pirates wasn't the beauty that many Hokies were hoping for, but it's better than being a Michigan fan tonight. The team will need to perform much better next week to have a chance against LSU, but it was reassuring to me that the team didn't melt down when ECU got an early 7-3 lead.

At the end of the pregame show, Lee Corso put on a t-shirt with a quote of his own, from 2001: "I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them." That quote was originally meant as a funny line after Corso's rental car got hit by lightning in Blacksburg, but it meant a lot more to me today.

I've got a lot of kudos for ESPN. I don't remember them as being part of the 'swarm the campus' crowd in April. It wasn't a time they should've been there, anyway. But today, this was their time to be there, and I think they did a very good job with their coverage, at least from a Hokie point of view.

I'm quite happy, though, that there's something more significant in the college football world tonight than Virginia Tech's first football game since the shootings.
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Date:September 2nd, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
I am a little worried about how bad the running game was. But they have a week to get ready for LSU and the "first game jitters" are gone. (crossing fingers)

I missed most of the pre-game. Should have realized ESPN would actually show the "festivities."

BTW, did you see that WVU kicked butt? Not that they were playing anyone, but it was good to see.

My ex's sister and her (the sister) partner are App State grads. I called to find out if Sue and Kelly had died of pleasure yet. :)
Date:September 2nd, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)

Lee Corso's TV gem

After watching that emotional opening ceremony, I didn't know how the heck Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit could top that, but they sure did. I still tear up thinking about the image of Lee Corso, standing up to the world and showing everyone the T-shirt he was wearing, with his now-famous quote from 2001: "I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them." As Lee donned the Hokie headgear for his usual shenanigans and the host wrapped things up, you could see Lee and Kirk doing a high-five with each other. Man, that has got to be one of the best ESPN moments of the whole year. Is it too self-serving for ESPN to nominate Lee Corso for an ESPY next year?

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