After reading the title, you are probably having to pick your jaw off the floor.
With injuries mounting and it becoming increasingly clear that the Hokies were not going to have a chance against defending national champion Alabama, even Virginia Tech professors and students were predicting a loss.
As they say, however, “That’s why they play the games.”
But this matchup between the Hokies and Tide nearly never happened. According to Virginia Tech beat writer Mike Barber, ESPN reportedly “offered to get Tech out of the game.”
If you had any doubt just how symbiotic the relationship has become between The Mothership and the sports leagues they broadcast, allow this to remove any of it.
Beamer’s Hokies were absolutely trounced, 35-10. Despite the loss, Virginia Tech fans can walk with their head held high that their team didn’t run from the challenge.