It's no surprise that ESPN's Colin Cowherd is not a favorite among Virginia fans. You may remember this gem from 2006 in which he went off on all aspects of UVa. football from the team to the fans:
"UVA is the softest bunch of creampuff, bowtie wearing, brie cheese eating, ascot wearing wussies I’ve ever seen in my life. There is not a softer bunch of cookie doe eating weinees than the UVA football program. Those guys wear makeup to games. That is the biggest bunch of fru fru, daiquiri drinking, non alcoholic beer chugging weinees I’ve ever seen in my life. Want to know the most popular drink at tailgating at UVA football? Zima! Under soft, they have a Cavalier football logo in the dictionary. They wear suits to games! That’s absurd!"
Well, today he reared his hottest of hot takes head in relation to Virginia Basketball.
I'll wait while you recover from your shock.
Actively rooting against Virginia. Watchable basketball dies a little each time they win #firecolin— Colin Cowherd (@ESPN_Colin) March 16, 2015
There's a reason theme parks have made it harder to find smoking areas. Better for society. Everyone at park is better off.— Colin Cowherd (@ESPN_Colin) March 16, 2015
Ok, to his credit that's a new one. Comparing it to cancer causing cigarettes. Got it.
If Virginia wins it promotes slow down hoops. I root for better bb for the long term— Colin Cowherd (@ESPN_Colin) March 16, 2015
He's for the greater good, y'all. Maybe he's just trolling?
It's not trolling when you deeply believe in something. I believe UVA bb style is bad for coll bb.— Colin Cowherd (@ESPN_Colin) March 16, 2015
Ok, so...that's not it. At this point, Virginia fans know they're never going to convince folks that don't like solid, team-oriented, hard-nosed defense played by a group of good guys that follow the rules and care about their coach, University, and each other, that it's a good style of basketball. That's fine. You don't have to like it.
Cowherd finished with this gem.
Rooting for UVA bb is rooting for pleated khakis.— Colin Cowherd (@ESPN_Colin) March 16, 2015
LOL. No seriously, I actually laughed.
Then things got good as former UVa. football standout Chris Long got involved. Excellent, really.
I say a Canadian tuxedo because if you see a dude in a Canadian tuxedo, he's not trying to be stylish, but it's all about function.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) March 16, 2015
And that Canadian tuxedo is a 2 seed with a 30-3 record and it doesn't give a shit if you think Jean doesn't go with Jean.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) March 16, 2015
29-3 whatever— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) March 16, 2015
I'm not saying @ESPN_Colin needs to like Canadian tuxedos I just don't see us as pleated khakis. I think the Princeton office is more khakis— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) March 16, 2015
HA! Then former Virginia pitcher (and current Oakland A's pitcher) Sean Doolittle jumped in.
"@ESPN_Colin: Rooting for UVA bb is rooting for pleated khakis." say what u want about pleated khakis but u can't D up in skinny jeans— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) March 16, 2015
Long succinctly finished with this gem.
Go HOOS pic.twitter.com/axRR275Enw— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) March 16, 2015
If rooting for Virginia is, in fact, like rooting for pleated khakis...then we've picked up a new fan.
At least we can rely on Mark Titus.
BTW it's fine to not like UVA. I like high scoring football/baseball. But saying they're boring says a lot about your knowledge of the game.— Mark Titus (@clubtrillion) March 16, 2015
Thanks, Twitter. Never change.