Virginia Tech head coach Seth Greenberg doesn't realize the irony in begging his players, who double as Tech students, to think.
While following Twitter during the Hoos' 61-59 win over the Hokies last night, I came to the realization that the Wahoo faithful is a pretty funny, albeit cynical, bunch. Here are some of the best in-game tweets to get you a laugh and help you follow our psyches (sorry in advance to those who don't speak "Twitterese"):
The game didn't start off well at all, as Hokies chucked threes that kept falling:
@The_Superhoo: Luck. Sheer luck is keeping Hoakies in this game and in the lead. DFS just had a 3 bounce several times before falling in.
@VirginiaSports: UVa shot nearly 70 percent from the floor in the first half, yet trails 35-32. Here's why: Tech is 6 for 9 on 3s and 7 for 7 from line. JW
@ddamarketing: TV announcers disagree with the official not giving UVA a timeout. Karl Hess would have ejected the TV announcers....
@SethDavisHoops: I'm having a lot of fun watching hoops. I only hope Karl Hess doesn't barge into my living room and kick me out of the house.
...or Carolina jokes either
@BeerControl: Mike Scott is the player of the year in the ACC, only the tobacco road mafia media can keep it from him.
Keep it classy, Hokies!
@WahooBasketball: Hokies throwing things on the court. Again. All class.
@The_SuperHoo: Imagine that. A #VT fan threw something on the court. That NEVER happens at VT. #UVA
UVA climbs back into the game...
@PWiley87: Fun fact for this broadcast: Every time they say "Finney-Smith," it totally sounds like "Fitty Cent"
@UVAHooCrew: BUB WITH THE DESPERATION SHOT CLOCK THREE HAHAH
(saga continues after the jump)
@rmj_equals_hero: I am looking forward to having a chance to bid on the toothpicks and duct tape holding together the UVa roster
@rmj_equals_hero: To recount: UVa now has a one handed joe harris, frosh Paul Jesperson, one footed malcolm brogdon.
...though nothing is as concerning as VPI's lack of a working game clock!
@TheUVAFool: How many Hokies does it take to operate a clock? Hokies....this is not exactly how one "slows down the tempo"
@GreatBlogofVA: I keep waiting for the camera to pan over and show a golden retriever running the clock.
The heart-stopping end game...
@UVAHooCrew: Timeout VT. 34.1 seconds left, Hokie ball...Hoos up 3. Good news is that UVA has been in this spot before
@PWiley87: Anytime something w VPISU comes down to a mental challenge, my money's gonna be on the good guys
@TalkinACCSports: must be quite a few UVA fans there at #VT, because there was alot noise during those Free throws
@KenPomeroy: Is there a reason Tony Bennett has to have Akil Mitchell in the game?
@hokieguru: Smh sigh
@The_Superhoo: #UVA wins! 61-59! SUCK IT HOKIES! What a horribly reffed game by the #ACC refs.
@TheUVAFool: FINAL SCORE: #UVA 61, #Hokies 59. Hoos remain undefeated this season when reaching 60 points and are 21-6, 8-5 on the season!
@ovfd55: Wait the Clock just stopped at 0 does that mean it over or did it just break again?
@ZShiffles: Hokie shotclock tom-follery fails to stymie courageous #Cavaliers in plus pounding finish! Go hoos!
Even after a win, the mortal peril to fans persists:
@TheUVAFool: I'm going to drive home now and hope that my irregular-beating heart does not cause me to crash and die.
@WahooBasketball: Holy freaking cow. Great basketball game. I might have a coronary.
@MaizeNBlueWahoo: Virginia fans: keeping liquor stores in business on Tuesday night game nights since 1981.
@MamaNikas: "this team is taking years off our lives" @KimmyH00 #wahoowa
But hey, at least the team is happy:
Assane Sene (@azousene89): Believe in my team
Jontel Evans (@bubevans1): Great win on to the next. I love my team.
Doug Browman (@dbj_zero): Man I love my team... On everything
Akil Mitchell (@ajmitchell25): #wahoowa!! Proud of my team!
Sammy Zeglinski (@SammyZeglinski): Love my team
On to the next!
@MScott4Wooden: big win tonight...but its in the past...STATEMENT game Saturday vs. UNC...
Go Hoos! Feel free to toss any of your own favorites into the comments!