The top of Percival-Allen Hall, the most confused building on campus

October 18, 2010

Is it Allen Hall? Percival Hall? Did Percival and Allen ever get married? If so wouldn’t it be Allen-Percival? Eh who cares, the Allen Hall portion is 9 floors, and I snapped some roof shots. Always fun to see the stream of death coming from Ft. Martin so clearly, looks like a freaking volcano.  Other than that enjoy the fall colors!

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WVU to play BYU at FedEx Field in 2016, how the hell are we going to fill 91k seats?

September 23, 2010

LANDOVER - SEPTEMBER 19: Cheerleaders for the Washington Redskins cheer against the Houston Texans at FedExField on September 19, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Texans defeated the Redskins 30-27 in overtime. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Just in from Head Coach Bill Stewart’s twitter feed, West Virginia will play BYU at Fed Ex Field in DC in 2016. Its a pretty ballsy move for both universities, playing a neutral game far away from home in a stadium that could fit the population of Monongalia County and still have empty seats.

I like the move, its better than putting another FCS or CUSA team on the docket, I’m just curious how in the world they are going to sell out that stadium. There are tons of Mormons everywhere, and WVU has a nice alumni base in the DC area, but I just don’t see filling 91k seats for the match up. We have 6 years to sell those tix, so lets get at it!


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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I can’t wait for Mountaineer basketball

August 21, 2010

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I’m in the WVU Coliseum today setting up sound for tommorows freshman welcome event.  As I wait for the labor crew to finish up the stage so I can do my thing (and go home), all I can think of is the next basketball season… and how freaking hot it is in here.


What are the Miami Dolphins going to do with Pat White?

August 15, 2010

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 08:  Pat White #6 of the Miami Dolphins avoids Brandon Meriweather #31 of the New England Patriots on November 8, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pat White entered the training camp season stirring up some questions, and it seems things are still in flux after the Dolphins first preseason game last night. Pat White got in the game in the final seconds and his 3 snaps featured him handing off, and knelling twice. White’s lack of play has elicited an article from Miami Herald Columnist Israel Gutierrez, titled “Option Style QB Pat White not giving the Dolphins options”. Gutierrez questions if Miami needs an option style QB, the starter is Chad Henne and the backup will be Chad Pennington, and they have another traditional QB in Tyler Thigpen if they so desire for the three. With Pat making it pretty clear he only wants to be a QB in the NFL and the Dolphins front office still saying they want him at QB and that he has made great strides in converting his game to the NFL, one has to wonder why there was no PT in the first preseason game.
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Devin Ebanks and Derrick Character sign with Lakers

August 14, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - MARCH 20:  Devin Ebanks #3 of the West Virginia Moutaineers grabs a rebound 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)

On Thursday the Los Angles Lakers inked Devin Ebanks to a minimum non-guaranteed deal worth $473,604. There still remains the formality of training camp and officially making the team, overall things are looking great for Devin. The Lakers also signed their other second round pick Derrick Caracter to a similar minimum non-guaranteed deal. The addition of the two rookies gives the Lakers 14 players under contract, so both will have a lot to prove for playing time. The question is if Luke Walton and Andrew Bynum can come back strong from injury problems. Ebanks and Caracter give them plenty of depth if those guys need extra time to be ready.

This happened while I was away on a little vacation, so I’m a couple of days late. It sucks because Devin Ebanks posts account for about 50% of my views, with the Da’Sean Butler posts being the other 50. I’ll take it, I’m happy Devin now has some ink to go along with his relationship with the Lakers. If LA had not signed them, I would have looked pretty stupid looking back on some old posts.


The Da’Sean Butler situation explained by HeatHoops.net

August 2, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 02: Da'Sean Butler #1 of the West Virginia Mountaineers smiles during practice prior to the 2010 Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 2, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

After being fairly convinced that Da’Sean would be left off the 2010 Miami Heat roster, I have found hope. After many a search, and even trying to read the CBA, I finally found a source that explaines everything going on behind the scenes. Here is the meat of the article from HeatHoops.net.
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