Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's nationally recognized best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Jameson Irish Whiskey, in honor of St. Patrick's Day and today's Miss Throwdown. You can go ahead and drink your green beer, I'll have a drink of Jameson and chase it with a Smithwick's.
Top 'o the mornin' to ya!!! It's St. Patrick's Day...the one day of the year that it's acceptable for WVU fans to wear green. Lot's of bracket breakdowns and several videos inside. We even have some travel guides for anyone making the trip to Buffalo this weekend. I thank my lucky stars for tips, suggestions and requests. Also, don't forget to vote!! Jump on over the 4 leaf clover and come on in...Slainte!!
What You May Have Missed:
Three Nights in New York - MSNsportsNET.Com
Caridi's post, includes audio link
Tournament Central - Buffalo News
"A Fan's Guide to Buffalo"
News of Note:
Always be prepared - Times West Virginian
Around the League (and Beyond):
ACC's Reputation Goes on Trial on Buffalo Court - NCAABB FanHouse
"Six teams have a chance to revive the ACC's reputation, and a third of them will try to do it on one court Friday."
Oakland to attack Pitt this time - PPG
Anyone else find it completely ironic they're playing Oakland first?
Seton Hall Law dean Patrick Hobbs has 'a number of concerns' about Pirates basketball program - Star Ledger
Is the Law Dean kind of like a Law Dog from the movie Tombstone? He's acting as the AD either way. SH dropped their first round game of the NIT last night to Texas Tech 87 - 69.
Tough ending to solid season for South Florida - Tampa Tribune
58 - 57 loss to NC State
What's On Tap:
Sorry, I missed the play-in game yesterday...here's the results:
Smith's 14 points extend Golden Lions' improbable run - ESPN
Ark. Pine Bluff over Winthrop 61 - 44, Duke up next. Anyone else of the opinion that the play-in game winner should play the overall #1? Since they've gone to 65, I don't think they ever have.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
...and now a word from our sponsor. Slainte!!!!
St. Patrick's Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a wee Irish lass (she's only 5'2") who's graced the pages of the UK tabloid, Page 3. Here's Claire Tully. (despite the URL text, the gallery is SFW)
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clover image via www.freewebs.com