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Virginia Kids Call Maryland Fans Thugs

Nathan Fowler over at AOL's FanHouse got his hands on a Wahoo student cheer sheet from last night, and it's not purty. Apparently, the sheet included the following line, which I sort of have trouble believing, but if it's on a blog I guess it must be true:

As we all know, Maryland fans are thugs. They probably don't even own a tie, never mind a blazer, and chants such as "You are all thugs," and "We don't riot," are perfect.

When your former coach is photographed thus, you sort of forfeit the high ground in taunting contests.

Wow. We have some UVA types enlisted as voters in the Local Poll. Does this sound plausible? Exactly how many blazers does the typical Virginia student own? And is the author suggesting that the Maryland student section, in totality, doesn't own a single tie-and-blazer combination, or that each individual fan might be without blazer? Plus, when you hear the words "Blazer" and "Loser," will you now think "Wahoo Fans" or "Paul Allen?"

There are other reasons I think this is either a fake or unspeakably awful.

1) For opponents free throws, sway your arms together in one fluid motion from left to right as he makes the shot.

As he makes the shot? Sort of defeats the purpose, no?

2) Mike "Nobody" Jones- I am going to make a sign that says "Who is Mike Jones??" and another that says "Still a Nobody!!" in response to his rise from nothingness to a now semi-formidable player.

Rise from nothingness? Terps fans would tell you the reverse is more accurate; Jones went from being a five-star recruit to having a sort of blah-ish career.

3) #21 Greivis "Huge Nose" Vasquez-He is only a freshmen but has proved to be a valuable member of the
team. However, he is quite possibly the ugliest person I have ever had the misfortune of seeing. Even you in the upper bowl will be able to see his nose. "What happened to your nose?" should dot (sic) he (sic) trick.

Bloggers, it turns out, have been compiling ugliest athlete lists for years. 'Tis a noble pursuit, truly. This list, for example, includes two former Bullets: Popeye Jones and Big Gheorghe. You can't credibly argue that Greivis Vasquez belongs anywhere near such greatness.

I don't believe UVA would admit students who actually believe that. Or, frankly, that UVA would admit students who write as poorly as this cheer sheet is written. I'm choosing to believe this is a fake. Does anyone actally know? Poll voter Ed Lee? UVA beat writers and voters Darryl Slater or Adam Kilgore?

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 17, 2007; 10:49 AM ET
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