“Do not expect a fairy tale ending. In fact, no one owes you shit.”
Former Virginia Cavaliers defensive end Chris Long had that to say to a team heading into its biggest game of the season as a 14.5-point underdog against the Florida Gators. His sentiment? Anyone who walks into this game expecting something or feeling entitled to something is going to end up bitter and empty-handed.
“Football, like life, can be beautiful, and it can be indiscriminately ugly.”
There’s no such thing as stopping and smelling the oranges. It’s going to be the “biggest 60 minutes of football that Virginia has played in 30 years...there’s nothing you can do to slow it down.”
Give it a watch and a listen to hear Long’s perspective on the game...then tag @UVAFootball and tell them we need Chris Long to narrate
every hype video everything from now until the end of eternity.
.@UVAFootball runs in @JOEL9ONE’s blood.— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) December 27, 2019
The All-American alum doesn't hold back his words of wisdom to the underdogs heading into the #CapitalOneOrangeBowl
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After watching that, I’m ready to suit up and get out there onto the field myself!*
*I would immediately die.