Monday, November 26, 2007
The Hate Has Begun
It's so much fun being a WVU fan in Ohio. Sometimes. Like today for instance. They look down on us. They loathe us. They don't respect us. They never will. I live for this.
You can read any variety of articles about WVU in regards to the national championship game. Some heap praise upon us, while others degrade us. I don't give a damn what either of them says. We are one epic beatdown of Pitt from a national title game appearance, and there is nothing anyone can do about it. God that feels good.
I heard Kirk Herbstreit on the radio quite a lot today. There is some serious spin going on right now in Columbus. The radio hosts here (well, Kirk and Hooley) have concluded that tOSU doesn't want to play for the title. They want to play USC, as that will supposedly get them more respect in the end. Well, I'll tell you what then. You can have the respect. We want the trophy.
We also want the Buckeyes. There is nothing that would make me more happy than to smoke them in a title game. Not to just beat them, but to humiliate them. How much good would that do for those of us that grew up near the Ohio border? It's unfathomable. Playing Mizzou? Fine. Playing tOSU? Glorious.
But just so I don't get ahead of myself, I'm not counting any chickens just yet. Anything can happen, and we have one more to play. This is our time to prove we belong. It's been long enough.