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Sons of the BYE Week

By Justin Cates | October 01
Crowd Reaction credit Sophia Price
Photo Credit: Sophia Price

It's hard to tell if the crowd above is celebrating the arrival of the BYE week or another episode of my show. I choose to believe it's a bit of both.

This week I picked a bunch of games from around the country ahead of a huge weekend of college football. This is partly because there are a ton of great games on the docket, but also to make up for missing a few weeks so far.

I also poked my head into the lion's mouth that is Hokies Twitter which handled the off week with grace and aplomb as always.

It's October and INSERT LOCAL WEATHER REPORT so get out there and enjoy it, or stay inside and hunker down with all of the great sports action afoot.


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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