Welcome to the Inaugural Smoking Musket Shotgun/Throwdown, brought to you today by Cass Beer.
Let me first say I am honored to be trusted with the mantel that is the Shotgun/Throwdown. It was one of my favorite features on the old site and I hope to live up to the standard (I'm scared of what 5YS might do if I screw this up, honestly). I'm going to try to keep this as WVU and opponents/rivals related as possible, with a few notable exceptions when major events happen in the sports world. I also plan to have a little bonus at the end as well. I'm still new working with this platform, so I'm learning on the fly with the formatting. I've set up an email account (WVUIE97@gmail.com) for tips, suggestions, email scams and death threats. The heckling belongs in the comments, as usual. The fun begins after the jump:
What you may have missed:
'D' shows Stew some domination - The Charleston Gazette
WVU held it's first organized scrimmage on Saturday and as somewhat expected, the Defense dominated a great portion.
- Michael Vick cried
Usain Bolt is kinda fast
See what happens, kids, when you don't pull up early showboating?
Y.E. Yang wins PGA Championship
The reason for our sponsor today, South Korean Yang makes Tiger a loser for the first time in a Major when leading after 54 holes. Here's to you Y.E.!!!
Cyborg manhandles Carano to win women's title
The secret future mother of my children lost over the weekend.
Stories of Interest:
WVU's Tandy, Hogan turned failure to wins - Charleston Daily Mail
"I'm kind of glad I got schooled that game and had a couple plays made on me," Hogan said. "I didn't like the way that felt and I didn't want to go through it again. It made me want to be the one making plays."
South grad Jenkins seeks new start | news-press.com | The News-Press
South Fort Myers High School graduate Brodrick Jenkins is settling in to life at West Virginia University.
Miami Dolphins rookie Pat White displays his quarterback skills -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Low-flying birds were safe, as were passing golf carts driven by Vice President of Football Operations Bill Parcells because rookie quarterback Pat White was on target throughout both practice sessions Friday.
Jarrett Brown ready to do heavy lifting as WVU quarterback - Kevin Armstrong - SI.com
Nice feature on our QB on SI.com
What's on tap tonight:
Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins (UPDATED)
Pat White gets to see his first Pre-Season action. I looked all over the place, but it doesn't seem to be on LIVE TV, unless you have access to Florida local stations. There will be a replay of the game on NFL Network at 11pm EDT.
- Carolina Panthers at New York Giants - on ESPN
Throwdown Girl of the Day:
Today's girl is none other than Gina Carano. She may have lost over the weekend, but I think you'll agree, she can kick our asses anytime she wants to.
Gina Carano chokes out tv host (via ginacaranodotorg)