Well, It Could Be Worse

Oklahoma DT DeMarcus Granger was sent home from the Fiesta Bowl on Sunday after his arrest in Tempe, AZ.

Granger, 21, was arrested Saturday in Tempe after he tried to steal a jacket from the Burlington Coat Factory inside Arizona Mills Mall, Tempe police reported.

“Mr. Granger removed an anti-theft device from a jacket and then concealed the jacket in a bag. He exited the store walking past the cash registers without paying for the jacket,” Mike Horn, a spokesman for the Tempe Police Department, said in a statement.

I know when I decide to shoplift a jacket, I don’t go for Burberry, Prada, etc. That’s too obvious. The more strategic choice is Burlington Coat Factory. They’ll never suspect it. I mean seriously, who would shoplift a coat from Burlington Coat Factory? That’s why this plan is perfect.

Now if I’m just smart enough to pull it off…

[ESPN]

Even Though I Can’t Pronounce His Last Name…

…I still agree with the point Jack Bogaczyk makes in his latest article.  Or he agrees with me.  Either way, we are simpatico in thought.

Let’s see if we have this right:

A BCS conference program, one that has ranked in the top 15 nationally for three years running, one that sells out every game and brings in about $23-25 million in revenue annually, has or has had leading candidates named Butch, Jimbo and Doc – who combined have one year of major college head coaching experience?

No one has interviewed the interim head coach. I’m not sure the search party knows who is interviewing whom at this point. What’s next? A consultant to tell the searchers that they should be able to land better candidates?

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She’s On Stronger Shit Than Jesse Spano

OK, here’s the setup. Oklahoma is beating North Texas 63-3. North Texas, early in the 4th quarter, scores a 69 yard touchdown to close the gap to 63-9. Before North Texas kicks the extra point, the camera shows the Oklahoma cheerleaders intentionally looking sad because they got scored on (something they’re probably used to in their personal lives).

Well, most of them were looking sad. All but one, actually…

What in the world is wrong with the second to last cheerleader? She looks like a rabid raccoon. She has to be on drugs. Strong, powerful drugs. She probably smoked marijuana once on a dare two years ago and next thing you know she’s sleeping with drug dealers across town to score more junk. Get it? It’s a gateway drug.

Try not to stare directly at her as you’ll probably spontaneously develop Irritable Bowel Syndrome or something.

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No News Is Newsworthy

For the past two weeks or so, we have seen pretty much non-stop speculation, announcements, and false-announcements. Then, since the news of Locksley and Petersen denying being interviewed, things have finally slowed down. Barring a miracle, we are sure to enter 2008 without a head football coach. That’s a far cry from being oh-so-close to having a coach a few different times these past two weeks.

That said, we’ll finally begin to look at the Fiesta Bowl starting tomorrow. That will give us exactly 3 days to look forward to WVU’s 2nd-ever BCS bowl. As you can see, our priorities are a tad out of whack.

Either way, we’ll be here tomorrow…at least before we begin our New Year’s Eve festivities.

We Got Hosed!

Hose

Jim Burr, Timmy Higgins, and Curtis Shaw screwed us pretty hard tonight. I took off my new gold sweater twice during the game. I was pissed but I didn’t throw my shoe on the court. (If you are the person that threw something on the court, you’re an idiot.)

Granted, we could’ve won in-spite of the poor officiating — if we make a free throw and don’t throw an overly aggressive pass in the first OT. Hopefully, we come back strong on January 3 against Notre Lame.

Mr. Alexander is my choice for player of the game. Two thumbs up

On Location: Charley West

For my lazy ass, it’s nice to be able to roll out of bed and watch the Mountaineers in person. Actually, roll out of bed, drink myself silly, and THEN watch the Mountaineers in person. It’s all about the details.

We’re 7.5 point favorites tonight, but Oklahoma has a huge front line. If we cover that spread and look good doing it, the Big East schedule is going to look a lot more manageable. If we don’t, things are going to get a lot tougher. Personally, I think we win by 8.

See you at the Civic Center.

The Coaching Search Circus, Part Infinity

Yes, that’s right, the circus continues.

Chris Petersen, head coach of Boise State, is denying that he has had any contact with WVU. He’s quite emphatic about it, too.

Petersen said during an interview on KTIK radio that West Virginia has not made any contact with him or his representatives.

“Not at all,” Petersen said on Idaho Sports Talk. “It’s totally not true.”

Petersen said he finds it “kind of comical” that his name has been connected to nearly every vacancy this offseason.

This, of course, on the heels of Mike Locksley also denying he’s had any contact with WVU.

Do we have herpes and no one told me? Why else would coaches across the country be running from this job?

[Idaho Statesman]