You’d Think Drugs Would Do The Trick, But No

 This just doesnt do it for me

This just doesn’t do it for me.

Seriously, Saturday’s game against UConn is a big game.


I keep telling myself that, over and over.  And over and over.  It’s the top two teams in the Big EAST squaring off for control of the conference’s BCS bid.  It’s actually a huge game.  But it’s still UConn.  And as much as I try to fool myself, it always comes back to, “it’s still UConn.”

Out of all the new conference teams, UConn is probably the one that feels least like a big-time program, at least to me.  Even with what’s at stake this weekend, I can’t make myself get excited.  Trust me, I’ve tried.  I’ve tried cocaine to get myself amped up.  I chugged a whole pot of coffee.  I even swallowed like 14 No-Doz and then drank 47 Mountain Dews.  Still, nothing.

So, if you have any ideas on how I can get excited about this game, please let me know.  Because, as of right now, I am seriously looking past a team towards Cincinnati.  Sad, isn’t it?

UConn Beat It To This

There will be more to come later. Right now I am at work and cannot access the good stuff.
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Bring Your Green Helmets We’re Going Streaking

Boredom makes you do strange things. No, downloading porno is completely normal. I’m talking about watching a few minutes of Marshall v. Houston last night on ESPN2.

Before I vomitted in my mouth a little from ugly ass football I noticed something that made me throw my fucking shoe. Marshall had on green fucking helmets. Why is that a big deal? Because its normal helmet color is WHITE.

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Don’t Be A Panty Dropper

I don’t know if it is good or scary that HCBS is taking the fans’ advice so seriously. On Friday, I suggested that we temper our expectations and realize it was only one game.

I did not think this would resonate but after a summer of press conferences that did nothing but raise our expectations, it seems HCBS is shaking things up and trying to lower expectations entering the final five games of the season. His Sunday press conference was a smörgåsbord of coach speak. Everything from, “taking it one game at a time,” to calling UConn a “juggernaut.”

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Fight To The Death With Chip Malafronte

Actually, I just asked him some questions, and he answered them, so that headline might be a misleading.

Either way, Chip is the UConn football beat writer for the New Haven Register.  He also is the proprieter of “Runway Ramblings,”  a very good UConn football blog which has been linked from this site for months (I highly recommend it).  We exchanged a little Q&A this afternoon to help get everyone a little more prepared for this week’s big game.  And if you’re surprised about hearing the words “UConn football” and “big game” used together, join the club.

My questions and Chip’s answers after the jump…

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It’s UConn Week!

That’s right, boys and girls, it’s UConn week.  And what a big week it is.

Every year, when the schedule comes out, I circle this game as one of the biggest of the Mountaineers’ season.  With two national championships, eight Elite 8 appearances, and tons of All-Americans, UConn is one of the most storied programs in the country.  Plus, you don’t just go into their house and walk away with an easy victory.

The revenge factor has to be high this year, especially, since WVU dealt UConn a crushing defeat in the Big EAST Tournament just last March.  Returning players from that team, including Haseem Thabeet, AJ Price, Jeff Adrien, and Jerome Dyson, join all-world freshman Kemba Walker to form the predicted #1 team in this year’s Big EAST.

Throughout the week, we’ll have plenty to talk about here on WBGV.  Profiles of Jim Calhoun and Kemba Walker, and interview with Associate Head Coach George Blaney, and a recap of all of WVU’s games at Gampel Pavillion over the years.  It should be a fun week.

Someone Get This Man A Tissue

I kid you not, this was actually posted on the Marshall Rivals board.  Seriously, a man, presumably sobbing gently and standing on a ledge somewhere in Huntington, took the time to type this diatribe.  WVU’s success has affected him so much that he is losing the will to live.  That’s taking Marshall’s jealousy to a whole new level.

So, without further ado, I give you the saddest thing ever…

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