Help Some Brothers Out


When we started this blog, we had the idea that we might get some readership. We told our friends; we posted on a few message boards. At the best, we hoped our families might read it. Of course, considering we curse like drunken sailors and post pictures of scantily clad women, we decided not tell our families. But something even better happened. People actually came. Not a lot — we’re certainly not Deadspin or anything — but enough. Enough that we’re upgrading.

We have a brand new design and a brand new domain name. Well, almost. The new design is done, but we need some help picking the domain name. Unfortunately, our two best choices, wbgv.com and westbygodvirginia.com are already taken (apparently, we’re popular before our time). So, we turn to you, the loyal reader. At the top right, you’ll find a poll. In that poll, we have our few alternatives listed. If these don’t appeal to you, please — PLEASE — suggest some better ones in the comments.

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Open Thread: Cincinnati


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Comment Or Die!


There are three types of blogs, I guess.

First, there are the blogs that no one ever reads. I would say 80% of blogs fall into this category. These are mostly written by middle-aged men and women about their 3 cats or their “hilarious” trip to the dry cleaners. These are rarely updated, even more rarely read, and fade into oblivion within 6 months.

The second are blogs that are read often but not commented on. Right now, this describes WBGV. Due to the miracle that is SiteMeter, I can see that people come and go on a regular basis throughout the day — everyday. Trust me, this is a reassuring feeling that you’re not simply talking to yourself via the Internet. We appreciate the readership, but there’s a third level that we have not reached — yet.

That third level is the pantheon of blogs. They include Deadspin, Kissing Suzy Kolber, With Leather, the Big Lead, etc. These are all popular blogs, yes, but what distinguishes them is their commenter base. Each and every post is greeted by numerous response from the readership, providing both further insight, humor, and feedback. And dick jokes. This is what WBGV strives for, dick jokes and all.

Now, don’t hear me wrong. We’re not Deadspin and will never be Deadspin. If we are half as humorous as Deadspin, we’ll be successful in our own minds. But we still crave the comments. As I said above, comments make this site better. I know there are WVU fans out there that read this site and are 126% funnier than us or know 1,347% more about football/basketball, so why not leave your mark? Through comments, this site can get stronger.

And besides, if you don’t comment, the terrorists win. You’re not a terrorist, are you?

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