The 20th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies take on the third-ranked Duke Blue Devils tonight on ESPN at 7:00 p.m. It should be a great showdown between a talented and rising program under head coach Buzz Williams against the perennial powerhouse Duke who once again finds itself atop the ACC standings hoping for a shot at the ACC title.
Many around the country, including this writer, is hoping the Hokies pull off the upset, giving the Virginia Cavaliers a clearer path to yet another ACC regular season title, and of course, because it’s always fun to watch Duke lose.
Whatever you do, don’t call it a David vs. Goliath matchup. The Hokies have no interest in being David here.
The video opens with the voiceover, “We aren’t here to be the David to their Goliath. We’re here to send a message—that it doesn’t matter who walks into this house, they’re going to get our best shot. We’re here to demand respect, and now it’s our time to capitalize. ... Our time to prove ourselves in front of a nation.”
Here’s the only problem with that.
David beat Goliath.
It doesn’t take a religious studies major to recall the story of David and Goliath—the story of the underdog taking down the giant. It’s the story of David giving Goliath his best shot and taking Goliath down with a sling.
But don’t tell Virginia Tech that. They are not here to be the David to their Goliath.
Nice try, Virginia Tech social media team. But #getBETTER