WVU football as a Christmas movie
Over the past several weeks that led up to Christmas, the televisions in my home, as well as in the homes of my many relatives I saw over the holidays, were often tuned to one of several classic Christmas movies. After pondering last night’s bowl loss, it occurred to me, what if WVU football were a holiday movie. It’s an Honor and a Privilege to Live this Life Plot synopsis: Bill Stewart,...
Great Article About John Flowers
Love seeing a write up like this.
It Is A Weird Time To Be A Mountaineers Fan
When I was 10, I played baseball for a local coach who confused himself with Bobby Knight. We won the city championship that season. When I went to sign up the next year, I said I wasn’t playing if I was put back on his team. The men across the table from me claimed it was the first they could remember a player quitting this coach’s team. A few days later, he called me to ask what was...
Moments in Mountaineer Tweeting (#1)
Just now, Truck Bryant Tweeted the following: In the bed watching law & order where olivia at I assume he means Olivia Benson, the character played by Mariska Hargitay. It amuses me that Bryant is snuggled under the covers watching Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
Underappreciating John Flowers
A few years ago, I had a conversation with a friend and fellow fan of the Mountaineers. I asked him if he thought Cam Thoroughman would be getting so much love from the fans if he wasn’t white. He scrunched up his face and sighed before asking me, “Is Kevin Jones getting the love he deserves considering he’s twice the player Thoroughman is?” Then we stopped our...
"You want answers?" "I want the truth!"
Holy hell, we have genuine confirmation. We’ve even reached talking head commentary part of momentous change. Good for us. But before we start celebrating the arrival of a man who appears by almost any measure to be an offensive genius, there are still an awful lot of questions that need to be answered here in Morgantown, a place I’m still not sure Dana Holgorsen has ever stepped...
Be careful what you wish for, I guess. My letter to Santa this year included a new offensive coordinator, a new offensive line coach, and an iTunes gift card. Saint Luck brought me the new offensive coordinator I wanted (and presumably potentially a new offensive line coach?), but it brought about an end date for Bill Stewart’s tenure. Sam has thoroughly covered a lot of my apprehensions...
Please God, Just Stop
So the Dana Holgorsen arrival is allegedly imminent, although I’ll again note that seemingly nobody will go on the record to clarify what’s going on. (Find me a report with a quote from a person and not an unnamed source. I defy you to do so at 2:48pm on Tuesday afternoon.) I now find myself excited about the potential of Holgorsen’s offensive wizardry, pissed about...
"Dogs and cats, living together, mass hysteria!"
What’s to be made of these rumors about a possible exit for Bill Stewart? They’re everywhere and ugly, quite frankly. Before anybody jumps to conclusions, it ought to be noted that as far as we know, nothing is set in stone. Nothing has been signed. Nobody has left. Nobody has been fired. Nobody has agreed. These are rumors. The rumors are these: WVU and Pitt are simultaneously...
Beating Robert Morris, 82-49
It was the worst of halves, it was the best of halves…that’d be a remarkably cheesy way to start a commentary about last night’s game against Bobby Mo, right? -There was Truck Bryant, standing on the endline wanting anybody to turn around and take his inbounds pass. Except nobody was paying attention. His four teammates had run down the floor, leaving him alone. Bryant called...
WVU Beats American, 71-50
So what did we learn during last night’s game? Other than the fact - the absolute, unquestionable fact - that American has a jump shooter with what has to be considered the ugliest form in the history of organized basketball? We learned the following: -WVU is going to live and die on Casey Mitchel and Kevin Jones, something that would have had me slamming my head off the wall at the...