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Optimist's view...

(sorry, a little long)
I will say upfront that I am an eternal optimist when it comes to UVA Football and Basketball. I know better than to bet money on UVA sports because I am biased to a fault. I grew up in Charlottesville and was there at the first night game under the temporary lights when Clemson killed us. But I was also there during George Welsh's time and went to the first bowl game against Purdue in 1984 and the All-American Bowl against BYU in my current home city, Birmingham, AL. I was also at the game against GT when the Hoo Nation had our hearts ripped out by Scott Sisson on a late field goal after we had been ranked #1 for 3 weeks in 1990. Being in the heart of SEC country, I get no coverage of ACC, let alone UVA sports, so I am on The Sabre daily getting my fix. I have seen ups and downs. The great thing about college sports, though, is that every once in a while, confidence and youthful exuberance can turn momentum in a game. I believe if we get some early wins under our belt this season, the whole mood changes. There were games last year where we were very close, but didn't finish with the W. The Richmond game was an eye-opener and very disappointing. Hopefully this season the team can focus on what happens on the field and not how they get on to the field. I will continue to start every game with the belief that we can win despite recent history. I can't be there in person, but I hope fans who do have the opportunity to attend games in Charlottesville will remember that we should be there to support the young men on the field, despite any issues we may have with the coaches or the administration. The team will feed off the fans cheering for them and it may be worth the extra yards or points that turn a close game in our favor.
I believe we will get to a bowl game this year, and that success will help in recruiting. And I will certainly hope for a victory against that other school in Bleaksburg. Either way, I will continue to believe in The University and all of its teams.

Go Hoos!

(In response to this post by br549)

Posted: 04/21/2017 at 08:30AM


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Current Thread:
  There you go! ** -- br549 04/21/2017 8:37PM
  I like the optimism, but -- Wahoo 2007 04/21/2017 09:00AM
  Optimist's view... -- BDaddy 04/21/2017 08:30AM
  Hey, BDaddy, several of my friends here in Bham -- mtbrookwahoo 04/22/2017 01:09AM
  What are you smokin? ** -- The_Superhoo 04/20/2017 4:46PM
  IF we take care of the football -- amvuva83 04/20/2017 3:00PM
  Dont tell Hokies it is a part of football -- hooman#1 04/20/2017 4:14PM
  I'm sure you mean against the spread? -- HTrain90 04/20/2017 11:46AM
  10 wins against the spread ... we will surprise -- Quaker 04/20/2017 12:08PM
  I'll take the under ** -- Wahoos6 04/20/2017 09:53AM
  Do we have any other choices? ** -- Ahooiam 04/20/2017 09:27AM
  Did Pedro change his user name? ** -- MBHoo 04/20/2017 12:04AM
  Maybe br549 is in the Southern Hemisphere. ** -- 105A 04/20/2017 10:52AM
  Unless you just reversed losses and wins. ** -- HooStat 04/19/2017 11:31PM
  It would be great if you were right though. ** -- HooStat 04/19/2017 11:33PM
  I remember the same type predictions last year. -- halleHOOjah 04/19/2017 11:20PM
  I think we drop one against either UConn or Indiana -- GoHoos924 04/19/2017 11:04PM

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