ESPN Definitely Hates/Loves Us

(Just for the record, this also goes for CBS, SI, Rivals, Scout, and every other news media outlet in existence, past, present, or future.)

This has to stop. Seriously, it has to. It’s the most annoying thing that I, as a Mountaineer fan, have to endure on a daily basis. What is it that I am talking about? This:

you see college football live? herbstreit hates us. fuck him.

Or some variation. It happens once a day, whether on the message board or by the water cooler. Sometimes, people will even call me to tell me about such a display on ESPN, etc. They’ll e-mail me. They’ll send smoke signals, carrier pigeons, morse code, telegraphs, or telepathy. But somehow, someway, they manage to let me know that ESPN “totally hated on us” today.

Here’s my response: “Yeah, I saw it.” Then I try to look busy. But do you know what I’m really thinking?

I DON’T CARE. SHUT THE FUCK UP.

About 95% of me wants to yell that in their face and kick their ass, too. But the other 5% thinks that the resulting felony conviction just isn’t worth it.

Why don’t I care? Because it isn’t true, and even if it is true, it certainly doesn’t matter.

Everytime Herbstreit says something “anti-WVU,” the message boards get riled up, a thousand angry e-mails are sent, and then nothing happens. He’ll just do the same exact thing in two weeks and the same exact thing will happen. But you know what will happen? People will keep watching ESPN. It’s not like Herbstreit calling WVU overrated will take $1 away from either his bank account or ESPN’s.

But all those e-mails our fans send just take up our time, our bandwidth, and our self-respect. It makes us look like crybabies. Everyone knows that if they say one bad thing about WVU, they’re going to see a deluge of stupid e-mails. At this point, they probably do it on purpose, just to beat their own record from last time.

So that doesn’t get us anywhere. Ever. And besides, do these media outlets even really hate WVU?

These people love one thing and one thing only: $$$. They will do, say, and broadcast anything that will bring them more viewers/readers and, in turn, more $$$. If that means bad-mouthing WVU and the Big EAST every once in awhile, then so be it. We can’t do anything to change that.

But that also seems to include broadcasting a ton of WVU games. Namely, because, WVU games are incredibly well watched when they’re broadcast. WVU vs. a decent opponent on a Thursday night is sure to be ratings gold for ESPN. So they make it happen (see in 2008: Colorado and Auburn).

But outside of those games (and a few selected other Big EAST telecasts), they’ll just go right back to “hating” on the conference. By doing so, they’ll make fans of every other conference happy. And until this conference does enough top-to-bottom to change that, it’s going to keep happening.

So please, for the love of all things Old Gold and Blue, just let it go. Nothing outside of the play on the field is going to get us anywhere. Just sit down, drink your ass off, and enjoy football season.

And if you can’t do that, just don’t talk to me about it. Thanks.

26 Responses

  1. foxsports.com has a “Top 10 Senior Quarterbacks” list. Guess where Pat White is? 10, 7, 4? He’s not on the list at all. WTF is that about? College football is more corrupt than the US government.

  2. foxsports.com has a “Top 10 Senior Quarterbacks” list. Guess where Pat White is? 10, 7, 4? He’s not on the list at all. WTF is that about? College football is more corrupt than the US government.

    I DON’T CARE. SHUT THE FUCK UP.

    Did you not read anything I just wrote? Who cares if foxsports.com doesn’t have Pat White in the top 10 senior QBs or Women’s Wear Daily has us ranked #23. It just doesn’t matter. We’re not going to gain one less yard because of it.

  3. in actuality, our biggest loses last year were when we were getting praised the most. Perhaps being bad mouthed is a good thing. In any event, STFU about it.

    Additionaly, the point could be made that by not putting us on those lists, we are actually on them. These people never want to pick a sure thing becauase when a sure thing comes true, you dont look like an anylist, you look like any other fan. Therefore, herbie and those other clowns pick against us, in hopes that their long shot picks look correct, and they look like they know how do somthing other then smear their own poop all over each other.

  4. Dude, I heard my friend this morning mentioning how this blog is totally overrated. I just think its fucked up that Charley West never gets any respect.

  5. I just think its fucked up that Charley West never gets any respect.

    Now that’s a movement I can get behind.

  6. I personally enjoy the “getting no respect from ESPN.” WVU has flown under the radar for since I’ve followed WVU football. And I hope we continue to fly under the radar til the day I die (See results 2006 Sugar Bowl and 2008 Fiesta Bowl). Let them say all they want. Yes we’re slow…Noel Devine CAN’T carry the work load…Pat White can’t throw worth shit…our defense is suspect…Pitt will win the Big East (pause for laughter at Mark Mays idea of a projection). WVU lets their playing do the talking…and they leave it all on the field.

  7. And fyi…this is the best WVU Blog on the internet. SF..tell your friend that if he can’t tell a decent blog when he sees one, then he needs to stick with his gay porn.

  8. Actually Rich WV Press Box is the best blog out there. They keep it simple and their opinions to themselves and just show us what we all really care about, the Mountaineers, and yes this one is overrated. But all WV blogs are better than pittblather…

  9. Actually Rich WV Press Box is the best blog out there. They keep it simple and their opinions to themselves and just show us what we all really care about, the Mountaineers, and yes this one is overrated.

    You’re silly.

  10. To PWhite Fan — get the fuck off of our site then!

  11. i belive this thread may have taken an interesting turn.

  12. tisk tisk a little defensive are we? 2000Grad, is this your site now?

  13. Maybe I should start my blog then HailWestVirginia.com?

  14. yes, i feel a strong loyalty to WBGV…we like talking shit and looking at tits and ass. if you don’t like it, go somewhere else.

  15. hmmm sounds familiar.. oh yeah it’s already been done only better at losers with socks.

    2000Grad you’re so 2 years ago.. whateves..

  16. the fact that you said “whateves” proves you are a flaming homo…and you have no business at WBGV. Can someone please ban this assbanger from WBG? Go lay down somewhere and hold it in your mouth til the swelling goes down.

  17. sounds like you know a lot about flaming homos.

  18. So you are the one who bought HailWestVirginia.com the day our poll closed earlier this year. Good job!

  19. I’ll end this silly argument right now.

    2000Grad is rubber and PWhite Fan is glue everything PWF says bounces off 2G and sticks to PWF. Eat My Shorts

  20. WVU Press Box does a good job of reporting the news. We do the best job of reporting on how much blow we did from a hooker’s ass over the weekend. Two very different things

  21. WVU Press Box does a good job of reporting the news. We do the best job of reporting on how much blow we did from a hooker’s ass over the weekend. Two very different things.

    That’s beautiful man. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  22. tickle fight!

  23. aditionally, if ESPN hated us sooo much, would they be doing College Basketball game day live from the WVU Colleseum for the WVU-Louisville game?

  24. HOOKERS AND BLOW! …….nice!

  25. But 5th year….the widescreen showing the WVU game is behind the hooker so you can watch and cheer while doing blow off her ass….right?

  26. Attention morons who can’t detect type-written sarcasm. I have no friend who thinks the blog is overrated, I was making fun of the first poster who missed CharleyWest’s entire point.

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