Virginia Football star - and current Philadelphia Eagle - Chris Long wanted to support his former squad. He ran into some trouble, however.
How was I️ able to watch UVA GT on watch ESPN 1st half but now it’s “blacked out” in my area...have to read the brutal gamecast in minute 1— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) November 4, 2017
With games on regional sports networks, the ACC games are frequently blacked out online through ESPN because they’re on some obscure channel. So, Long crowd sourced for a solution.
Someone let me know a good way to watch the HOOS— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) November 4, 2017
Based on the time of that tweet, it was right after Georgia Tech rattled off two touchdowns in 35 seconds to start the second half and extended their lead to 28-13. The Hoos battled back for the eventual 40-36 victory, and luckily Long found a way to watch Virginia pick up their sixth win (and bowl eligibility):
(OMG CHARGE YOUR PHONE, CHRIS)
Nothing like FaceTiming a former teammate to watch the last few minutes!!! #brotherhood— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) November 4, 2017
No word on who the former teammate was, but get that dude on the Christmas card list. Overall, he’s just happy for the Hoos.