The Highlights Prove I Wasn’t Dreaming

And one more…

[HT: BC & WVUChrisF]

Screenshots of BCS Awesomeness

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It’s A Great Night To Be A Mountaineer!

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There are too many words to properly express what happened tonight. This is one of the greatest nights in Mountaineer history. It would be silly of us to make any judgments on our coaching situation tonight. Let’s just enjoy the day, night, game, etc. Truly amazing.

Trust me — tomorrow — we’ll have plenty of words. Tonight? We have only this…

Let’s Go……..Mountaineers!

PS: Your thoughts in the comments….

[Photo courtesy of SI.com]

On Location: Must. Drink. Responsibly.

This will be the second consecutive WVU sporting event we have watched at the utterly implodable Charleston Civic Center. (If you’re wondering, it’s the giant piece of crap in the picture above.) Last Saturday’s Oklahoma game didn’t end too well, so let’s try and stop the losing streak at one.

If you need me, I’ll be at the $12 tailgate buffet and, more specifically, the cash bar. Nothing says fun quite like a cash bar (actually, an open bar does, but hey, they probably knew I was coming). Luckily, they have projection and flat screen televisions, and all the sports bars around Charleston suck, and I like to watch the game with other people, and yelling expletives at the top of your lungs just doesn’t have the same effect if children aren’t around, and did I mention there’s liquor?

So that’s what we’re doing. The nervousness is just setting in. Actually, the coaching search did it’s job in properly distracting me until today. I imagine, though, that it’s going to get pretty crazy between now and gametime, what with my nervous drinking habit and all.

If it gets too crazy, just remember: the safe word is “bubble-screen.

We Know Who Wins The Fiesta Bowl

It’s difficult to write a game preview for a game as marquee as this one, considering everyone from ESPN to your uncle Ricky has previewed the games themselves. And chances are, uncle Ricky’s effort makes twice as much sense as ESPN’s. So we’re going to take a little different tack when looking at this game.

We’re going to do this from a completely arbitrary standpoint. Who cares whether Oklahoma has a DT suspended or a CB hurt. Those things have nothing to do with the outcome of the game. What really matters is that Oklahoma had a then-record run of 2,212 performances on Broadway. That’s tough to overcome.

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Fiesta Bowl Preview (in Haiku)

Our real Fiesta Bowl preview is coming this afternoon (probably just after lunch). Until then, we’re going to serenade you with some haiku, which I’m pretty sure is Japanese for silly poem. Enjoy these, and if you’re feeling spry, add your own in the comments.

OU way too good
Blowout foregone conclusion
Sugar Bowl repeat?

Stewart at the helm
No reason to hold back now
Trick plays a’plenty

Devine, Steve Slaton
Schmitt, Reynaud, Sanders, Pat White
Too fast for OU

Starts at 8 tonight
Kickoff shortly afterward
And drunk by halftime

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…

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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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Crimson And Cream: The Conversation (Part I)

Personally, Crimson and Cream sound like bad stripper names, but actually, they’re the official colors of the Oklahoma Sooners. This past week, I have been exchanging questions with ccmachine of the OU blog Crimson and Cream Machine. Unfortunately, a major ice storm has slowed down ccmachine, and since ice storms aren’t even remotely funny, we’ll just move right into the first question.

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It’s Oklahoma Month

Usually, we have a week to look forward to an opponent. But since it’s bowl season, we have an entire month to prepare for the Oklahoma Sooners. After taking the past few days to gather our senses after the Pitt loss, we’re back and ready to go. Get ready for a big month of shit-talking/pointed banter towards our panhandle brethren to the West.

That banter begins today.  Yesterday, we began exchanging questions with ccmachine of Crimson and Cream Machine. Today, look forward to the first installment of our 372 part series recapping that conversation. So expect that…and much, much more. Or just more.

Maybe Oklahoma Isn’t The Worst Punishment

 

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MNC vs. Fiesta, WHO YA GOT?


Just to be clear, this is a complete and utter ripoff of a feature by the same name at Kissing Suzy Kolber. Usually, I would feel wary of up and copying a segment idea but, seeing as how I’ve been to hell and back this past weekend, fuck it. So, today, we look at the National Championship vs. the Fiesta Bowl. WHO YA GOT?

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Hope Springs Eternal

Today…today is a new day. I have a new lease on life. I am seeing things clearer. Daisies are pretty.

Seriously, I’m feeling better. The sting is starting to fade, though I will always carry a piece of that game with me — just like 1996 Miami. Either way, it’s time to move on. It happened, there’s nothing I can do to change it, and no amount of sulking is going to make it any better. So, after a few more looks at the game — coming later this morning — we will close the book on Pitt.

Oklahoma, you’re on notice.

[HT: commenter glibglub for the headline idea]