…And the Dutch

So the summer months are upon us and I just wanted to put down a few thoughts about the 13-14 Virginia Sports Campaign.

I was trying to put together a comparison for this year’s effort and while watching the World Cup, it was right in front of me. Holland.

Yep, the Dutch. The Netherlands effort in their World Cup history sums up this year to a T. They came so close, but never won one. Virginia Athletics this year finished 4th in the Director’s Cup, tied for the 2nd highest finish ever. And only 85% member ND finished ahead of the Hoos in the ACC. It was a magical season with several team, especially the amazing seasons by the basketball and baseball team. But with all of the top 5 ranking teams that all had legit shots at the title, nobody was able to pull one off this year. The other times Virginia have finished 4th or higher, they won titles.

And thus is the Dutch in the World Cup. Three times in the finals with no titles. But that doesnt mean that they don’t have fun watching them. They get all dressed up in Orange (and sometimes Blue) and root every 4 years, but to no avail. It really, really feels that way with the Hoos sometimes.

But we will still root for the Hoos no matter what. So enjoy the summer and keep following us (me) on twitter at @lambethfield . We’ll talk to you closer to….ugh….football season when we look at the next season. Til then, Wahoowa.

Hamilton Riley

About Hamilton Riley

Mild mannered contractor by day, sports blogger by insomnia.