The Morning Shotgun/Throwdown (1/14/08)

Each football Saturday (or Thursday, Friday, etc.), our group of friends officially mark the beginning of the tailgate with a special event: the shotgun/throwdown. It’s pretty simple, just 10 guys in a circle shotgunning a beer and then throwing it down to the ground in victory. It marks the moment in time when drinking for the day goes from merely recreational to outright belligerent.

At WBGV, it will be stand as our morning jump-off and will run daily, Monday-Friday. Enjoy.

Welcome to the Monday edition of The Morning Shotgun/Throwdown, presented by Miller Lite.

What you (may have) missed:

  • WVU crushes Syracuse: Behind 7 Alex Ruoff three-pointers and despite thousands of tears by Jim Boeheim, the Mountaineers prevailed 81-61.
  • We’re good at home, not so good…: It’s obvious this Mountaineer team is going to win at home and struggle (read: forget how to play) on the road. The next three, however, are all easily winnable: St. John’s, USF, and (gasp) Marshall.
  • Jarrett Brown to play basketball: If you’ve seen the guy play at the Rec Center, you know his game is legit. His talent deserves to see game action, whether it be in football or, because of the existence of Pat White, basketball. I wish we could’ve seen the same back-in-the-day from Jerry Porter.

Video(s) of disinterest:

  • I am amazed that this video even exists. I am even more amazed that it is so long, it needs five parts. For your sake, I’m only showing you one. Enjoy. Try to stomach.

What to watch:

4 Responses

  1. I think the video includes everytime Summers ever touched the ball in a Mountaineer uniform.

    Incidentally, his Ohio liscence plate read “NBAbound”.

  2. You know, I’m not sure why this video exists, either. I will say that by the end of last year I had grown to appreciate Rob. He did step up for us on a couple of critical occassions. I was the biggest Rob Summers-disser out there at the beginning of his senior season, but by the end I had taken some of it back. He didn’t back down against superior competition the way some big men do, he usually battled. I respect him for that.

    The Morning Shotgun/Throwdown is a great idea!!

  3. Hey! I participate in the shotgun/throwdown at the football games, now I get to do them online too. My life is becoming more complete by the day.

    I don’t really agree with Dave Hickman’s column. The reason why they have not won on the road is they played the two biggest and most physical teams in the Big East. These types of teams will be the ones WVU will struggle with all year. Let’s wait until they play South Florida before we declare them to be a bad team on the road. Thanks.

    Also, I’m in the process of trying to trackdown the NCAA legislation that states Butler must have two fouls in the first half. Once I do, I will start an online petition to get it repealed.

  4. I appreciated Rob during the 2006-07 season as well.

    Now, during the 2005-06 season, my most vivid memory of Rod (and I don’t remember which game this was) was on defense – he ended up setting a screen on Darius Nichols that gave the opponent a completely open shot at a 3-pointer. I couldn’t believe it. He screened his own teammate. But he got a lot more confidence and a lot better in 06-07

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