This is a delicious bit of political gamesmanship in the race for Virginia governor. The University of Virginia hosts BYU today at 3:30 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Virginia Tech and Alabama will kickoff at the Georgia Dome. Naturally, both games provide large, captive audiences for the candidates to influence enlarged hearts and inebriated minds.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli—a UVA graduate—will air a "Go Hokies" advertisement during the highly visible VT-Alabama game. In it, Cuccinelli says even though he's a Wahoo, he will be pulling for Tech during the game.
Cuccinelli's opposition, despite the fewer eyes (and apparently dollars), has bested him anyway, with this devious trolling. Someone hired a plane to fly a "Cuccinelli Says Go BYU" banner over Charlottesville before UVA-BYU kickoff.
These intrastate rivalries are no joke.