Saturday, November 24, 2007
Video: 'Clyde from Forest'
LYNCHBURG -- Clyde is screaming again.
"If the game is close in the fourth quarter, just pack your stuff up and go on back to Bleaksburg!" he shouts. "Cause in the fourth quarter, we turn it on!"
Around the table sit 14 other men, half Virginia Tech fans, half Virginia fans. It is Wednesday afternoon, and they are on lunch break from work. They've heard this all before from Clyde. Yet still they come, five days a week, 52 weeks a year, just to hear it again.
"Bass fishing is not NCAA sanctioned!" Clyde shouts. "They have no national championships! They have no national championships! They're probably the only school in the ACC that don't have a national championship in anything!"
Clyde's last name is Smith, but it might as well be "from Forest." That's how he's known by sports fans throughout the state -- "Clyde from Forest" -- after his famous phone call to a Virginia radio show in September.