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New UVA Cheer Sheet Features Gilbert!

Well, with Duke on tap for Local No. 5 Virginia in what Jerry Ratcliffe calls "the biggest basketball game at Virginia since 2000," it would figure that the cheer sheet generators would be on high-alert. (You'll recall that Nathan Fowler previously published a UVA cheer sheet, and that I then stole his work, leading to plenty of pithy comments.)

(For the record, here's what a student columnist says of tomorrow night:

Tomorrow, we will begin to learn whether the home environment of the John Paul Jones Arena can match U-Hall's environment of several years ago. Although it remains to be seen whether the JPJ has too much of an "NBA feel," we will learn Thursday night whether the arena can be transformed at the will of its fan base into an intense home court environment.

Although frankly, the column is more notable for the extended riff on using a urinal next to Coach K. It's the longest first-person account of using a urinal next to Coach K that I've ever read, by far.)

Anyhow, the Cavs Kids' Duke cheer sheet has one solid thing going for it, if my e-mailer is to be believed: pictures of Gilbert Arenas on the back of every cheer sheet. Attention Official UVA Beat Writer Adam Kilgore; you must include this in your game story. That's a legitimately fine idea, assuming it hasn't been used elsewhere. The rest of the cheer sheet....well, they're trying. I want them to be happy. I want them to be rowdy and crazy and kooky and disruptive and all that they want themselves to be. I also want for them never again to express the desire "TO PUMP PLAYERS UP WHEN WE ARE IN A SLUMP, NOT ONLY WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING AMAZING." Here's what I received:

Welcome to the biggest home game of the year. We average close to 90 ppg at home, and to clench [sic, I think] this game we have to be loud constantly-Please stay standing for time outs. Also, we need to be loud when we aren't playing so well to pump the players up, not just when they are playing well.

Opponent introductions: Chant Where is J.J? clap clap clap clap clap, the whole time.

Opponent Free throws: Same as last time, starting on the left, going to right.

Player/Coach Chants: USE THESE CHANTS TO PUMP PLAYERS UP WHEN WE ARE IN A SLUMP, NOT ONLY WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING AMAZING.

-Jason Cain- "Jay-Son-Cain" instead of "UVA" for made free throws.

-J.R Reynolds- Fits right into a cheer, also, "Forty, Forty" like the "airball" chant

-Lars- "L-A-R-S Lars Lars Lars"

-Sean Singletary- Sin-gle-tar-y, clap clap clap clap clap. Hold up 4's on each hand for free throws

-Mamadi- "Ma-ma-di, Ma-ma-di"

-Dave Leitao- As we all know, he loves to stomp to show his disapproval of bad calls by the ref's. "Leitao's Stomping" followed by five stomps instead of claps will be loud and very effective.

-The referees are likely to favor Duke with everything. Chant "8-on-5, 8-on-5." If they are screwing us.

The Dirt:

• #21 DeMarcus Nelson- Only scores 14.5 points per game: Less than JR and Sean. He's NBA bound, but hark on him for being overrated.

• #2 Josh McRoberts- He is way overrated, but instead of chanting that, "Sean is Better."

• #30 Jon Scheyer- Bases his game off of JJ Redick. His dad made a highlight video of JJ for him and he watches it. "You're not J.J." Also, he always hangs his mouth open when he's playing. "Keep-Your-Mouth- Shut, clap clap clap-clap clap" or "'Fish Face' clap-clap 'Fish Face' clap-clap"

• #3 Greg Paulus- He is very slow, and can't play with his left hand at all. "No left hand." He also used to play quarterback, and he should have stayed there because he isn't going to the NBA. "Go play football."

• "Not your court" to Coach K.

Also, a 5 star recruit, Ed Davis will be in attendance. He is a Patrick Patterson-caliber player from Richmond, scored a quadruple triple the other night, and he would be great here. Class of '08, "We want Davis"

Be louder than you have ever been before for the whole game. Go absolutely crazy.

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 31, 2007; 4:01 PM ET
Categories:  College Basketball , Wizards  
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