Gobbler Country’s Talking Turkey is quitting soccer and focusing on winter sports

The situation of freedom is not greatly exaggerated

You’ve got to take the Twitter feeds with a degree of saltiness, but most seasons through Friday the Twitter feed for @HokiesFB is filled with hype announcing uniforms, #25 news (only today)and highlighting some points of the hype… and even some mild trash talk.

Kyle Lowe gets #25 for Tomorrow’s Kickoffs

The feed is pretty quiet this week. It’s understandable, but it makes these stub podcast prep articles a bit boring. Aside from the series snapshot being a depressing digging into close matches and defeats that should never have happened, the only real element to notice is the display of UVA-colored VT badges in honor of the tragic Cavalier student-athletes’ loss in the past week.

So we step on the clutch and switch to winter sports

With the penultimate game coming up on Saturday — and UVA not rightly bowing out of the Thanksgiving grand finals — with no alternatives (like the Marshall game a few years ago), the Hokies may not have a Senior Night in 2022. There’s no telling, but the prospect lingers and the impulse to just switch off and head home for the holidays is an understandable temptation.

Well, there are other sports that ignite the fires of the late fall Blacksburg cold feel. Both basketball shows are off to a solid start — the Hokies weren’t playing on ODU at the time of writing. Bryan’s review is also pending. But Tech got the better of it (74-71) as the Monarchs ran out of time and the Hokies got sloppy and careless enough to allow them to get way too close after the Birds had led solidly for 38 minutes.

Men’s Basketball

The men’s team picked up some points against visiting William and Mary Tribe and managed a double-digit win.

But the trip to Charlston almost took a first game detour. The Hokies played ODU at home, and the Monarchs didn’t seem to hold much of their early double-digit deficit for most of the game. Tech got cold and a little sloppy. ODU got hot and solid, clawing back all but 2 points of the deficit in the final 1:30 seconds of the game. With five seconds on the clock, Hunter Cattoor ices it with two shots from the charity strip. All we have to say is “phew…” and Mike Young still has a bit of coaching ahead of him.

On this release, the Hokies led Penn State by the half, but the game is tight.

Women’s Basketball

The Hokies are currently preparing to travel to Nassau, Bahamas for a major preseason tournament against SEC opponents Kentucky and Missouri. The tournament starts at 12pm on the 21st, giving the Hokies some travel time and some rest before heading to the pitch.


Jay jumps into the wrestling news with both feet. Tech opened the season with a narrow loss to a higher-ranked Ohio State squad, but came away with some close games and a few upsets. We let you listen as Jay talks about it.

Without further comment, let’s talk about Turkey

Alright, time for the big poll of the week

opinion poll

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

  • 0%

    Are you kidding? What does this have to do with stains? But if you insist! Turkey… baked, roasted, fried, it doesn’t matter! Just cook it and carve it… I eat!

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  • 0%

    Turkey? Eat the mascot? Please… get dressed! Cornbread and bacon…sausage, mushrooms and wild rice…good old fashioned cabbage and onions…I don’t care about stuffing and real gravy.

    (0 votes)

  • 0%

    No one will admit it, but everyone is secretly waiting for the green bean casserole with creamy mushroom sauce and fried onions… no one else is eating it, so I get everything!

    (0 votes)

  • 0%

    Just skip dinner…go straight to desserts…pumpkin pie, apple pie a la mode, lots of “mode”, blueberry pie, pecan pie…just give me lots and lots of pie.

    (0 votes)

  • 0%

    I am the knower of fine strength. Mountains and mountains of fresh, hot, buttery mashed potatoes! Gladly with homemade sauce…

    (0 votes)

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And finally in memory

As always!


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