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Ranked Hokie Teams are Everywhere (also bad weather)

By Justin Cates | February 19

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”

— Mark Twain

Winter has been out in force across the nation in all the regular spots and plenty that aren't accustomed to such things. We here at the show are sending positive vibes to Texas in particular, but also to anyone struggling to weather the weather.

Locally I've had a slow but steady accumulation of snow and ice. Check out the forecast from this past week.

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Personally I appreciate the optimism of, "Possible snow, then snow for sure!".

I give some casual winter driving tips in the show this week. It may seem like I'm talking down to you in a direct affront to what I said not to take in the video, but there's a difference between friendly advice and being a jerk about it.

Anyway, this week we highlight the many ranked teams in Blacksburg right now. It's entirely possible I missed one given how many there are.

We also highlight some more music.

Antone Exum fought through injuries during his career and managed to lay the wood for a several seasons in the NFL. Now he's out here crushing a different field and this time it's the world of music.

Performing under the name 'EXUM', he recently released the jam "Dark Kept Secret" and you need to watch the video below. I mean watch my thing too, but Exum's video is must see.

While we eagerly await the return of men's basketball, check out this week's show filled with winter driving tips, advice for handling 'the olds', and a run down of some of Tech's ranked teams.


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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