This Saturday, August 31 Hard Times is having a football kickoff party for the VA Tech and Alabama game at 5pm. Give-aways include 100 Hokie t-shirts and some Redskins and Capitals gear as well. It looks like Hard Times isn't the only Clarendon bar for Hokies fans, as Wilson Tavern has also claimed that role before. There does seem to be a lot of Blacksburg transplants in the area though to create this demand. The real question is will the Hard Times' drink special include the VA Tech specialty The Rail?