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It's Gameday people. Today our beloved Mountaineers take on that phony rival down south. Today is one of only two days a year that I allow my loathing of that
school joke of an institution to seep to the surface. Reports are surfacing that the relationship between Stew and Doc isn't as rosy as it may have been portrayed earlier this week. Tonight, I say we smack 'em. Smack 'em early, often and hard. F@#$ the Herd!!! If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. Note: The Post-game Hangover will be delayed until Sunday. Enjoy the game and your weekend!! See you after the jump...
Let's GOOOOOO Mountaineers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What You May Have Missed:
Brock Burwell - YouTube
A Mountaineer 360 (formerly Mountaineer Magazine) preview
No. 25 WVU 31, Coastal Car. 0 - College Football Top 25 Review - Photos - SI.com
I've spent all week catching up on my links, so I missed this one...obviously
News of Note:
WVU-Marshall: A Stew Vs. Doc Grudge Match? - EerSports
Based on everything I've heard, from RELIABLE insiders....they don't like each other a little bit. Doc burnt those bridges.
Holliday Ready For WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and audio link
Showdown In H-Town - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Herd wants to make history - Register-Herald
I say WVU helps them make history....by scoring the most points ever on a WVU opponent
Where will WVU-Marshall series go from here? - Charleston Daily Mail
Hopefully the record books and never opened again
Health issues shelve Curry's hoops future at WVU - Charleston Gazette
We all certainly wish him well
Ben Bradley - ScoutTV
Video of the newest West Virginia Mountaineer commit, Ben Bradley.
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
(23) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Marshall Thundering Herd - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Joan on ESPN & ESPN3. WVU is giving 12.5.
Indiana State Sycamores vs. Cincinnati Bearcats - ESPN
Noon Saturday from Nippert on ESPN3. Bearcats are giving 44.
Texas Southern Tigers vs. Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
Noon Saturday from the Rent on ESPN3 and SNY(?). UConn is giving 39.
New Hampshire Wildcats vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
1 pm Saturday from Heinz on ESPN3. Pitt is giving 25.
South Florida Bulls vs. (8) Florida Gators - ESPN
12:20 pm Saturday from the Swamp on ESPN3. Gators are giving 16.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs. Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
3:30 pm Saturday from the Pizza Place on ESPN3. Cards are giving 28.5.
Syracuse Orange vs. Washington Huskies - ESPN
7 pm Saturday from Husky Stadium on nothing. Cuse is getting 13.5.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. FIU Golden Panthers - ESPN
8 pm Saturday from Miami on ESPN3 and SNY(?). Rutgers is giving 17.5.
Videos of Interest:
Here's one GIANT reason WVU > MU. We all miss you Jack!!!
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Does anyone else see/know the irony behind this next one?
Tailgate Recipe of the Week:
Cheeseburger Beer Dip
By Jeanne Benedict, Celebrations Expert
Flip the burgers off the grill and into a hot dip for your Tailgating Party.
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 lbs. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 3 cups beer
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 lb. cooked, crumbled ground meat
- 1/2 Cup chopped tomatoes
courtesy of Celebrations.com
- Toss cornstarch with cheese until coated.
- Combine beer and butter in medium saucepan and bring to a boil over low heat. Add a handful of cheese into the boiling beer and stir until cheese is melted. Continue adding cheese by the handful, stirring constantly, over low heat until cheese becomes creamy, about 5 minutes. Stir in cooked meat and tomatoes and remove from heat.
- Transfer the cheese mixture into a fondue pot and cover for transport to the tailgate site. Warm the dip with a tailgate-safe heating source under your fondue pot and serve with bread or tortilla chips as dipping items.
Makes about 4 cups
Tailgate Wishlist Gallery of the Week:
Hey, Charley, how 'bout we get one of these for the Red Lot? (I might settle for the tailgate setup instead though) 22 more pics of awesome tailgate setups inside.
This Week in Bodypainting:
Today's Miss Throwdown may not be the "it" girl that she was just a year ago. Perhaps it's because she married a tool. But, OH MY!! Does she ever still bring it. Here's Megan Fox.
Megan Fox Pabst image via 4.bp.blogspot.com