Andy Reid is full of crap, he cleared Kolb, not the doctors

September 13, 2010

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid shouts at officials while playing against the Green Bay Packers during the third quarter of NFL football action in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

It has been an exciting week of football, I went up to Heinz Field and watched some insanity. By the time I got home I sat back and watched the Cowboys blow it, the perfect weekend. The one story I just can’t stop thinking of is Coach Andy Reid, apparently having no care for his players brains, sent two guys back into an NFL game after having suffered concussions. One of them was even “the future” of the franchise starting QB Kevin Kolb! The other, linebacker Stewart Bradley, got rocked so hard he fell over onto the turf after trying to get up.

Coach Reid claims that both players were looked at by the doctors and cleared to play. I say bullshit. Read the rest of this entry »


To be a Mountaineer is to know Pain, The Top 4 Soulcrushing WVU defeats of my life

September 10, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - MARCH 20:  The mascot for the West Virginia Moutaineers stands on the court against the Dayton Flyers during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on March 20, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

That was a close one folks, West Virginia gave Marshall every chance to take that game. Thankfully they were kind enough to fumble deep in their own territory, starting an 18 point roll. It looked really bad there for a while, in order to curb my anger I thought upon my lifetime as a Mountaineer fan. I took a sick kind of solace in knowing that I have lived through at least 4 games that were more heartbreaking than losing to Marshall would have been. And here we go…

1989 Notre Dame
I was a youngin, lucky enough to have a Dad that wasn’t going to miss West Virginia’s first shot at a National Title. We flew out to Arizona, saw the Grand Canyon, had a good old time. Then we went to the game. Our seats were one row from the top of Sun Devil Stadium, which is freaking enormous. Being spoiled with a lower level seat at Mountaineer Field I thought I was watching the game from the surface of the moon. A few plays in Major Harris got hurt, and since 99.997% of the game plan revolved around the Maj, the game was pretty much over from that point on. I cried, the loss of a national championship is a lot to put on the head of a 9 year old. Can’t say if I have fully recovered.
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What a tangled web we weave when we enter multiple Fantasy Football leagues

September 8, 2010

It is the greatest time of the year, week one of the NFL starts tomorrow, and will drag out until the late hours of Monday. This year is special for me, its the first time I have entered more than one Fantasy Football League. The previous seven years I have kept my fantasy skills confined to the relative safety of the Morgantown Football League where I happen to be the commissioner. After bringing home my first Championship last season, I decided it was time to take on the world. Somehow I ended up in 3 leagues this season.
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And so it begins

September 4, 2010

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It is game time.


Leftwich sprains knee, Big Ben’s suspension reduced to 4 games

September 3, 2010

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin glances at quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (L) during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High on August 29, 2010 in Denver. UPI/Gary C. Caskey Photo via Newscom

Mike Tomlin’s choice for opening day quarterback was made for him by virtue of Byron Leftwich suffering a 2nd degree pull of his MCL in last nights final preseason game. The good news is that there was no tear of the ligiment, and the expected recovery time is 2-4 weeks. The injury will firmly put Dennis Dixon at the helm of the Steelers Offense for at least the first two games of the season. I predict that if Dixon preforms well in the first two, he will get to run out the string until Big Ben returns.
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Hey Pitt, could you please live up to the hype? My back hurts from carrying this confrence

September 3, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 26:  Head coach Dave Wannstedt of the Pittsburgh Panthers smiles before the start of their game against the North Carolina Tar Heels on December 26, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

As a Mountaineer fan I will always hate Pitt. In fact, I hate them so much I want them to go 11-1 each and every season. Despite having piles of preseason hype and press the last 3 pre seasons, the Panthers have failed to get out of non conference play unblemished. In 2008 it was an opening day loss to Bowling Greene of the MAC. In 2009 it looked like Pitt had everything set to enter Big East play undefeated, but gave away a 38-31 decision to NC State of the ACC. Last night Pitt continued their early season problems dropping a 27-24 overtime decision to Utah of the Mountain West.
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Nike unveils new WVU Pro Combat uniform, and its pretty snazzy

September 1, 2010

Nike unveiled the new West Virginia Nike Pro Combat jersey this morning, and I like it. The jersey is pretty sharp, the coal dust black on the numbers and shoulders is a very nice touch. I think my favorite part of the new uni is the helmet. The standard WVU helmet is blue with a bunch of sparkles. I hate the sparkles. The sheer black with a gold stripe which signifies a coal miners head lamp is marvelous. I look forward to seeing the uniforms in action during this years back yard brawl in Pittsburgh, which I plan on attending.

I may get ill saying it, but big props to Nike, this jersey is a winner. The question is where are they for sale so i can do what I always do with jerseys, consider buying one for months/years and never pull the trigger.

Pics at UniWatch, that dude doesn’t seem to like them, but everyone can agree its better than what Pitt plans to wear