It’s a solid two hours even without traffic to get from my house in Loudoun County to the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. People from Northern Virginia never speak about our flagship state university, down there in, you know, the red part of the commonwealth.

But put us in the championship game of the NCAA Tournament?

We are all bleedin’ orange and shouting Wahoo! at the tops of our lungs.

This is what Jefferson had in mind.

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My name is Mike O'Connell. I am 36 years old and live in Northern Virginia. I am a teacher, a musician, and an enthusiast of all things American.

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