Saturday, November 24, 2007
I'm heading to Morgantown tomorrow for the game, but I'm pretty sure I won't be able to sleep at all tonight. I am enduring a huge high right now after that LSU result, no drugs needed. In the morning I'm going to climb aboard my cloud of ecstasy, elation, and pure joy, and float my happy ass right over to West by God. Upon arrival, I shall partake heartily in the spoils of the soon-to-be-victorious (ie. Captain and Coke) so that I may remain warm and pure of voice while donning my exceptionally burly and Viking-rific coonskin cap. I shall also covet a reasonably sized flask of the dear Captain just in case things are tighter than I am comfortable with. Upon completion of the contest, I will triumphantly return to The Editor's domicile to watch Armageddon in Arrowhead play out with much glee and lightness of heart. I shall also scream often at the television for little to no apparent reason.
I tell you what people, I'm fucking pumped up. If I were a Viking, I'd be pillaging right now. Yes I would. I almost feel guilty being this jacked for a game against UConn.
It looks like Hawaii is going to pull this one off. Is it just me or do their fans look like the biggest bunch of dangerously crazed idiots west of Morgantown. I mean it. I think I would be terrified to be a visiting fan there. Gadzooks are they rowdy. Despite the picture above, they do seem to be much more dangerous in medium sized to relatively large packs, such as those found at the actual stadium. Also, it would appear they love to throw an unending stream of garbage on to the goddam football field. You'd think people that live in paradise would care a bit more about the environment.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Now this is the Morgantown I know and love. I've missed you, and I can't wait to see you again.
Well, other than that car situation. That's just fucked up.
LSU is gone friends.
Our time has finally arrived. We now have the shot we have so desperately wanted for so desperately long. There is no more time for lazy fumbles, a lack of focus, or poor execution. We are now in the full glare of the spotlight. No stumbles. Let's show these mother fuckers what we've got.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
This is the coolest alteration of a field logo I've seen. Awesome stuff. It's also quite nice that this game is going well for WVU. If ASU does lose, it will get one more team off our back. Had ASU won out, they could have an argument as a one loss team. It looks as if that shall not be a worry. Excellent.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Johnny inspired me last night by letting me know that I have saved many a child's life with my inane video posting. Therefore, I will now attempt to further my heroism. Watch this, turkey fryer afficianados. Let's stay safe out there kiddies.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Courtesy of the World Wide Leader, a fine article. This is worth reading if for no other reason than the quote of the year.
"So, Keilen, do you watch those BCS standings pretty closely?
'I'd be lying if I said I didn't. ... If we had a different logo on our helmet, they'd probably put us higher. But it is what it is. ... Hopefully, we'll go out and win these two games [including the season finale against Pitt], and see what happens.'
Any bowl game in particular you're hoping for?
'Well, nobody wants to go to the Backdoor-Mickey Mouse-Whatever-You-Want-to-Call-it-Dot.com Bowl,' Dykes said."
For the record, I had a great time at our last Backdoor-Mickey Mouse-Whatever-You-Want-to-Call-it-Dot.com Bowl.
It's been reported for several days now, from several quasi-reputable sources, that Steve Kragthorpe has indeed started looking for a job. How prophetic of Mr. John Radcliff. It would appear that the Kragthorpe is going to take the SMU job and leave UL after only one year. At the very least, he is seriously considering it.
Now, I know that Kragthorpe has F'ed up their season royally. He's suspended countless players, had no communication with anybody about anything, and lost way too many games given the talent level there. I am 100% certain that I would be furious if we were in the same situation.
But while I understand that Cards fans will rejoice by the thousands, what does this mean for their program's immediate and long-term future? It certainly goes a long way towards making that a less desirable job, I would think, and might even drive Tom Jurich (their outstanding AD) out the door. After all, he made the hire, and the fans haven't supported it, even after all Jurich has done there. I mean, he only got them into the Big East and hired Petrino and Pitino for the love of God. Don't you think they might owe him some trust? And what coach wants to take a position where he literally loses his fanbase after 5 games? He's been treated like garbage by the fans there, and they would likely say he has returned the favor. It's quite ugly if you aren't aware.
We'll have to wait and see what happens here, but I wouldn't be surprised if the Kragthorpe is out of there in 2-3 weeks, and UL is searching for a coach again.
For more information, I direct you to the UL Rivals and Scout boards, Card Chronicle, and ESPN. The story originally broke on Football Rumor Mill, and I've been monitoring it for several days on several sites. It's pretty damn intriguing, and could mean a lot one way or the other for the Big East.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Check this out. ESPN has Noel Devine listed as one of 5 choices for athletes that are NEXT. I think this is ESPN's lame way of trying to point out who might be the newest future star of whatever sports are popular. Somehow, they included baseball in that mix...Regardless, visit the little spot and give him your vote. He is, after all, a badass. And a Mountaineer badass at that.
I will take this opportunity to stand on my soap box and scream "HEY RICH, GIVE HIM THE F'ING BALL!!"
Can you people believe it? We have an actual, legitimate opportunity to make the national championship game. Next step, UCONN.
EDIT: Rodriguez removed himself from consideration today per the ESPN2 Halftime show of tonight's incredibly crappy football game.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Alright people. It's been a long, crazy, fantastic weekend. I'm just getting home from my journey, and it's going to take some time to unravel all this. The Steelers just lost to the Jets, unreal, so I'm kind of bummed out. But I just looked at the new BCS, and my mood was brightened substantially.
We are #3 in the BCS after jumping Mizzou. Our computer ranking is tied for 3rd with OSU and Arizona State. OSU has no more games, so they're stuck. Arizona State plays USC, but won't jump 3 places IF they win. Missouri or Kansas will lose, and the winner of their game will likely be #2 after next weekend. But that's not important. This is. We have 2 games left and a computer ranking of #3. If we win, our computer average can only go up. Thus, as long as one of two scenarios plays out, we're a lock, assuming we win out.
If LSU loses, we're in. If the Big 12 South rep beats Kansas/Missouri in the Big 12 title game, we're in. That's all people. We need Texas/Oklahoma to beat Kansas/Missouri in two weeks. Or we need Arkansas/Georgia/Tennessee to beat LSU. As long as we win out, it's a lock. Holy shit.