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ODU = All Aboard the Pain Train

By Justin Cates | September 07
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As is usually the case I found myself thinking about Tenacious D in the aftermath of Tech's season-opening loss to Old Dominion. The line, "So far to a bad start," was certainly top of mind. The Hokies look for more of a, "Better, closer, warmer," outing this week against Boston College.

We finish things off with one more, slightly modified line from the D as we take a look back at Cyrus Lawrence.

"This is not the greatest back in school history, no. This is just a tribute."

And no, I dont think Lawrence is actually the best ever though he gets to be in the discussion. We will have the debate about best Tech running backs over beverages at a Sons of Saturday tailgate soon.

The cold drinks are waitin'!


My Dad graduated from Tech in 1981 and I’ve been attending Virginia Tech sporting events since I first moved to Blacksburg in 1988. I myself graduated in 2008 with a Communication degree. During my time as a student I was the Sports Director for WUVT and helped establish and run Planet Blacksburg, an independent student-run news website. I’ve since written for numerous publications including SBNation, Inside The ACC, and Sports Illustrated's AllHokies. Currently, I host The Justin Cates Show in addition to other contributions here at Sons of Saturday and various other sites as the need arises. I now live in a fortified compound in upstate New York with my wife and numerous animals. The smell of popcorn makes me think of Cassell.

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