You don’t find a bigger Hokies fan than my father.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Building Construction – a hybrid of architecture and civil engineering – from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University back in 1955, he’s been a devout supporter of his alma mater’s football team ever since.
And he’s not alone.
The entire Barton clan has a deep-rooted history with Virginia Tech.
Not only did I receive my B.S. in Chemical Engineering from there, both my wife and my brother received their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Hokies country. That’s a lot of Barton degrees from one school.
In fact, one of my favorite memories is from Christmas of last year. We all gathered at my childhood home in Virginia to watch the Hokies take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Belk Bowl – an annual college football “Bowl Game” that pits a leading Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) team against each other.
With our popcorn and cold beverages in hand, we settled in hopes of seeing our alma mater extend its bowl streak to 24 consecutive games – the longest active streak recognized by the NCAA.
But by the end of a disastrous first half, even my father began to have doubts. With Arkansas up 24-0 heading into halftime, it seemed like an insurmountable feat for head coach, Justin Fuente to lead the Hokies to victory.
But, as true fans and supporters, we stuck with our team and kept watching.
After re-filling our popcorn and topping off our drinks, we watched in anticipation as the whistles blew, signaling the start of the second half.
And what a second half it was.
As a family, we cheered aloud as Virginia Tech scored 35 unanswered points to win 35 – 24 – the greatest comeback in the Hokie’s 124-year history.
Now, there’s a reason why I’m sharing this story with you today…Outside of bragging about my favorite sports team.
You see, not only does this story underscore a key piece of our 10-Minute Millionaire system, we can also apply that same sort of victorious satisfaction to one of our recent trades.
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