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The #goacc Moment of the Week (8/12/2015)

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The weekly in-depth look at the best (worst?) moments in ACC schadenfreude.

"You see, a Hookie is a natural evolution of Hokie, because it adds an extra O, and we all know I like O's. Didn't you see me celebrate about 0-0?"
"You see, a Hookie is a natural evolution of Hokie, because it adds an extra O, and we all know I like O's. Didn't you see me celebrate about 0-0?"
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Well despite a valiant effort from Miami's nightclub scholarship letter, nobody was defeating that bizarre situation with Malik Simmons last week. Think we'll be seeing both of those come tournament time. But anyways, on to the task at hand, and boy, was this past week chock full of #goacc, y'all. I have a strong feeling as to what will probably win, but there are some absolutely worthy entries this week, particularly from our friends in Blacksburg. As always, good ol' JR is back, and this time he brought a few friends! Anyways, it's time to vote. Which is your #goacc Moment of the Week? Vote below!

1. The Virginia Tech Hokies merchandising department is really struggling these days (h/t @theBenSwain and @MBeutell25).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Go Hookies!!! The best entrance in all of college football. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ACCMashups?src=hash">#ACCMashups</a> <a href="https://t.co/EHDvzYRKPs">https://t.co/EHDvzYRKPs</a> <a href="http://t.co/k3QV4ALWCa">pic.twitter.com/k3QV4ALWCa</a></p>&mdash; Ben Swain (@TheBenSwain) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheBenSwain/status/630823131779846144">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/TheBenSwain">@TheBenSwain</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HailStaton">@HailStaton</a> this is at Walmart in Blacksburg <a href="http://t.co/vHLW5pddIR">pic.twitter.com/vHLW5pddIR</a></p>&mdash; Micah Beutell (@MBeutell25) <a href="https://twitter.com/MBeutell25/status/630840347799764992">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Honestly, I'm not sure which is worse. The fact that the first one has a reference to the mascot of a rival school in the ACC because of a misspelling, or the fact that the jersey has Hokies written upside down and backwards. Whomever VT has contracted with to do some of their merchandise clearly doesn't give two craps about proofreading or accurately screenprinting. Good grief.

2. P.J. Hairston's mom started a GoFundMe Page to talk about Hairston's time at UNC (h/t @_andrewcarter).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">P.J. Hairston&#39;s mom seeking funding to go on a speaking tour in part to &quot;clear the air&quot; about Hairston&#39;s time at UNC: <a href="http://t.co/QA6uC0GTlE">http://t.co/QA6uC0GTlE</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) <a href="https://twitter.com/_andrewcarter/status/629086434113290240">August 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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There's so, SO much to digest here. I mean, of all the stupid as hell stuff that's come out of the UNC mess, this has to rank up towards the top. How exactly did P.J.'s mom think this would go? And doesn't P.J. make pretty good money in the NBA, even as a lower tier player? If she's so desperate to get a message out, you'd think P.J. would front the bill.

So as of the time of writing this post, here's how much money they've raised:

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.....Not great Bob!

I'm honestly surprised no one has taken this page down yet. If you get a chance to read the comments, they're predictable, as you might expect.

3. What exactly is the Notre Dame mascot doing here? (h/t @lebrowlow and @wxmoose).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/goacc?src=hash">#goacc</a> <a href="http://t.co/kYfDmmoCp2">pic.twitter.com/kYfDmmoCp2</a></p>&mdash; Lauren Brownlow (@lebrownlow) <a href="https://twitter.com/lebrownlow/status/630795214127562752">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/lebrownlow">@lebrownlow</a> my lord notre dame is taking this whole blurred lines ACC membership thing in a weird direction... <a href="http://t.co/w0xiLtoNRd">pic.twitter.com/w0xiLtoNRd</a></p>&mdash; Weather Moose (@WXMoose) <a href="https://twitter.com/WXMoose/status/630799874221559808">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Incredible photoshop work as always, Moose.

4. So other than Enter Sandman, what is on the Virginia Tech football playlist?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Choice of music. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wow?src=hash">#wow</a> <a href="http://t.co/oyEp8V0djf">pic.twitter.com/oyEp8V0djf</a></p>&mdash; VT Equipment (@VTEquipment) <a href="https://twitter.com/VTEquipment/status/630420022465273856">August 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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I...uh....alright then.

5. Swing and a miss, Herald-Sun Copy Editor (h/t @derekmedlin and @RL_Bynum).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/goacc?src=hash">#goacc</a> RT <a href="https://twitter.com/RL_Bynum">@RL_Bynum</a>: “Crowder making a splash at for Redskins” <a href="http://t.co/UJOTAfpY4M">pic.twitter.com/UJOTAfpY4M</a></p>&mdash; Derek Medlin (@DerekMedlin) <a href="https://twitter.com/DerekMedlin/status/630021246890156032">August 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Just.....sigh. I know when Omega sees this he's going to fling his keyboard across the desk.

6. Hey, how's former FSU quarterback E.J. Manuel doing for the Buffalo Bills these days? (h/t @TrillAC_).

<blockquote class="twitter-video" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How is EJ Manuel still in the league? <a href="http://t.co/cKyZjWkbVI">pic.twitter.com/cKyZjWkbVI</a></p>&mdash; Jefe (@TrillAC_) <a href="https://twitter.com/TrillAC_/status/630803001200869376">August 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Well, the Jets would probably still take him!


7. Akula's shoe bet made Reddit.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NC State blogger will &quot;eat a shoe&quot; if UNC receives a bid of four or lower in NCAA Tournament. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/collegehoops?src=hash">#collegehoops</a> <a href="http://t.co/OB9WLS6A7L">http://t.co/OB9WLS6A7L</a></p>&mdash; Reddit Sports (@redditsportsbot) <a href="https://twitter.com/redditsportsbot/status/630094467681374208">August 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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This is just spectacular.

And now, for your moment of wrasslin'...

THE JIM ROSS BAH GAWD MOMENT OF THE WEEK!!

So, I'll be honest, I was in the middle of putting together some JR commentary on that weird as hell vine of NC State players trying to strip that football...thing...when a clip of Hard Knocks hit my timeline on Twitter, and well, this was too good to pass up. Enjoy!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">DeAngelo Hall gets an RKO outta nowhere!! (Original vine by <a href="https://twitter.com/taddmike">@taddmike</a>) <a href="https://t.co/6XaiUUsMSS">https://t.co/6XaiUUsMSS</a></p>&mdash; Will Thompson (@thrillis4) <a href="https://twitter.com/thrillis4/status/631301912235782144">August 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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See y'all next week!