Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, brought to you today by Michelob. That makes 18 and I like it.
It's Friday the 13th and it's gameday. The only way it would be better is if we had a full moon. Not many are giving us a chance tonight. It (to me at least) feels like the atmosphere before the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma (not that it has a bearing on anything). I just hope he results are similar. A win for WVU tonight would make the BCS people happy, which really isn't a good thing. But I say, "Screw 'em all! It's Mountaineer Pride!!" It's a big weekend for Mountaineer sports. In addition to the football game tonight, Women's Soccer starts the NCAA tourney today and both basketball teams open up their regular seasons this weekend. Enjoy the games, have a great weekend and send in your tips and requests. ...
What You May Have Missed:
Brian Kelly talks about the Mountaineers - WVIllustrated.com
News of Note (FB):
News of Note (BB):
The Road to Recovery - MSNsportsNET.Com
Vanessa House is profiled.
Cottrill Signs - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article also includes audio link to interview with the future Mountaineer.
What's On Tap:
Women's Soccer NCAA Tournament - MSNsportsNET.Com
3 p.m. today, at W. Dennie Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. vs. Loyola (Md.)
Women's Basketball: Preseason WNIT - MSNsportsNET.Com
6 p.m. tonight, against Towson at the WVU Coliseum. There will be a football game watch on the video boards following the game.
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Cincinnati Bearcats - ESPN
8 p.m. tonight on ESPN2, live from Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati. WVU is a 7.5 point dog as of this posting (down from 10 last night).
Loyola (MD) Greyhounds vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
The BB men make their long awaited season opening debut 4:00 PM ET, Sunday, at the Coliseum.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Tailgate Recipe of the Week:
This sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen...so, enjoy.
Burger Bacon Dogs
1 pound of hamburger
1 pound of thin sliced bacon
8 hot dogs (the real deal, no cheap ones!)
4 slices of cheese(split the slices of cheese in half)
Tin Foil Wrap
Combined hamburger, egg and your spices/seasonings to taste and form 8 hamburger patties.
Spread out your bacon with every two slices being about 2 " apart.
Slice each hot dog from end to end, NOT completely through, maybe half through the thickness of the dog and insert one half slice of the cheese into each dog.
Place the dog on one end of the hamburger patty and carefully roll the dog while wrapping it with the patty.
Place this carefully at the ends of your bacon, which should be spaced 2 " apart....(2 slices of bacon per burger-dog), carefully roll and wrap the bacon. Secure bacon to each burger-dog with two toothpicks. NOTE: Leave each toothpick exposed on one side or the other in order to remove them after cooking.
Wrap your burger-dogs with tin foil and place on grill over medium heat, but do not place directly over flame. Cook for half-hour and then CAREFULLY remove foil from burger-dogs (HOT JUICE-Be Careful!)
Place burger dogs back onto grill for browning.
Serve with any condiments by itself or on a large Hoagie Roll - Awesome!!!
Courtesy of Tailgating.com
Video of Interest:
CBS Sports previews tonight's game.
This Week in Bodypainting:
You didn't think I forgot, did ya?
Beirut Table Gallery of the Week:
Beer pong is played with paddles, people. These are Beirut tables. I counted 3 WV/WVU tables represented here. And yes, that is a WVU table in the banner pic.
Video(s) of (Dis)Interest:
Here's a video of the making of the above table. Yeah, it's a little old (after doing some research, I found this was featured on the old site two Aprils ago). It even has a recirculating water ball washing station. The finished product is shown around the 2:25 mark. Impressive doesn't even begin to do this justice. (audio has been disabled due to copyright)
And to help the degenerate gamblers among us, some help picking the OSU/Iowa game (I really hope this one is wrong):
Today's Miss Throwdown is just one reason I have no problem with Brazil getting chosen for the Summer Olympics over Chicago (future Miss Throwdowns will demonstrate more reasons). Victoria's Secret model, a true angel, Mrs. Marko Jarić, expecting her first child in December (pray the child looks like her and nothing like him)....I proudly present.......Adriana Lima.