Monday’s game had everything:
1) Shooty hoops

2) Squeaky shoes

3) Sweaty Buzz

4) Sweater Buzz

What more do you need? Oh, a win. WELL, THERE WAS THAT TOO. Most importantly, though, Buzz pulled out this bad boy at halftime. 

It’s GLORIOUS, but, enough on that for now. Onward to the game!
The game started out PHE-NOM-E-NAL-LY for the Hokies with a nice little 14-2 run. I was thinking “PERFECT, WE. GOT. THIS.” Then, uh, well, then things changed. Buzz’s boys started turning the ball over a little and failed to snag Offensive Rebounds while allowing a TON of them. Not a great recipe for success. Georgia Tech, on the other hand, shot a measly 21% from 3 on 4-19 shooting. (Let’s just say the “triple” option wasn’t working for them) HEYYYYYOOOOOOOOO. Either way ya look at it, Buzz’s boys were down 10 with 5:00 left in the game. Uh-Oh. Buzz saw the game slip-slidin away and took a masterful timeout.  He assembled the team, knelt on one knee and said

“I don’t know what to say really. Five minutes to the biggest battle of our professional  NCAA lives all comes down to today. Either we heal as a team or we are going to crumble. Inch by inch play by play till we’re finished. We are in hell right now, gentlemen believe me and we can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell. One inch, at a time.”** 

**- Disclaimer: This speech totally happened and I’m not just copying Al Pacino’s speech from Any Given Sunday

Next thing you know, the Hokies are on a 7-0 run sparked by an Adam Smith 3 off a Christian Beyer steal. You could tell that Buzz and his Basketball Boys believed. Possessions came and went and baskets were traded but the Hokies couldn’t break through and take a lead. That was, until, like a Manual Volkswagen Passat – a trusty German import came through in the clutch as Malik Müller drilled a 3 from the corner to give the Hokies their first lead since about 4 minutes into the game. giffffr (3)As, my personal hero Montell Jordan once said, “Thiiiiis is how we dooo iiiiit.” This lead change would prove to be the final lead change in the game as the Hokies would secure their 2nd ACC win 65-63 over the Yellow Jackets. 

Next time on The Adventures of Buzz and the Basketball Boys, Buzz and the Gang investigate the haunted carnival by the pier. Is it really a ghost? Or is someone up to their ol’ hijinx again. Tune in next time!

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I was snoopin’ around Twitter earlier while I was “supposed to be working” at my “job” and saw a tweet from the Battle At Bristol folks that they’re running a contest to design the Official Battle at Bristol trophy. The great thing about this contest is that anybody could design the future trophy owned by the Hokies. Now, before you get ahead of yourself thinking you could win this contest I do feel obligated to tell you that the contest is over just as quickly as it began with this beauty of an entry by yours truly.

Yeah. I know. It’s glorious.

But, hey, I don’t want you gettin’ down on yourself. Throw your hat into the ring, go ahead.vJust know that submissions are due by Wednesday, March 6, at 11:59 PM EST and there are a few rules.

The design must incorporate 3 things:

1) The Battle at Bristol logo

2) A football

3) An object or representation that clearly identifies the trophy with the Bristol Motor Speedway facility.

Do it.