On the Wrong End of Deja Vu
Three years ago, I stood in Lane Stadium cheering until my throat hurt for the Hokies to beat No. 2 Miami. My escort for the evening was a dear friend who is a VaTech alum and although I didn't really have a dog in the fight, the amazing weather, pre-game tailgating and the amped atmosphere in the stadium made it easy to get caught up in the vibe the Hokies were throwing out that day. Thus, I cheered myself hoarse and jumped up and down like a loon. So imagine my distaste to find myself not at all karmically rewarded for that night's generosity of spirit as I stood in Lane Stadium this past Thursday night watching the Hokies dismantle my own team. A couple veteran Hokie players would later tell reporters that the game reminded them of that night three years earlier. I would agree, but with one glaring exception: the wrong team won this time.