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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday Edition (9/2/09)

Welcome By-Godders to the humpday edition of the Shotgun/Throwdown, the best damn WVU Link Dump around (and proud of the Dump status, btw). Today, we're brought to you by Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat, as requested by Eric I.

We're at Gamecon 3, and it's a Wednesday of a game week, so I'm hoping...nay PRAYING that 5YS comes through later today with an EPIC Hump Day post. I don't know about you, but I need a good Hump Day post after all the schadenfreude yesterday and that awful pic of the Crypt Keeper. It made me want to drink my face off. The tipline is open for requests, so on with the show:

What you may have missed:

Stew's Views: Week 1 Press Conference -
1st pre-game presser.

Selected Coaches and Players Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Liberty Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com

Sowers elevated to starting lineup - The Charleston Gazette
The home grown boy is getting all kinds of press this season.

WVU notebook: No suspension for Sanders - The Charleston Gazette
Hickman's notebook.

Women's Soccer: WVU Ranked in Top 10 - MSNsportsNET.Com
Go Nikki, Go Nikki.

Big East Preview - FOX Sports on MSN
He plays the whole "Pat White is gone" analysis.

2009 CFN West Virginia Mountaineer Preview -
Another team preview.

News of Note:

Jenkins says WVU O-Line will surprise - Charleston Daily Mail
We all hope he's right.

Stewart: Journey begins Saturday - The Times West Virginian
A Hertzel column.

WVU’s Busick a character - The Times West Virginian
Hertzel profiles another freshman.

A history lesson for Mountaineers - PPG
And the PPG relates the Appy St./UM story......again.

Stewart ready for opener - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

WVU's offensive line weak this year - The Herald Dispatch
Somebody from Huntington dissing WVU.....NOOOOOOO!!! Disclaimer: This is actually an AP story, but it's just more fun thinking of it coming out of Huntington.

Stewart ‘leery’ of Liberty - The Register-Herald

Brown, Liberty QB have similarities -
This week's QB's are compared.

Lights, Camera ... Liberty! -
I'm a sucker for Gladiator quotes. Gets me going every time.

WhatifSports simulates the whole season - FOX Sports on MSN
Self explanatory.

2009 College Football Bowl Projections -
...and the resulting bowl projections from the previous link.

From Around the League (and beyond):

One more for Alvarado: Punter, kicker, rapper -

Bulls will wear Dorsey's No. 10 this year - ESPN
This is a nice tradition to start and honor a deceased teammate.

How inexperienced is Cincinnati's defense, really? - ESPN
Some interesting points made.

Limited Tickets Remain for Season Opener at Rutgers Stadium -
I'm not sure if there are any left for our game, but this is an important league game.

Terrifying Phrase: "Flow of the Game" - Pitt Blather
Somehow, that's worse than the phrase Head Coach Dave Wannstedt.

Syracuse On Pace To Break The 40K Barrier - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
My, how the mystique of the Dome has fallen.

Noodling With TU Football's Mike Bryan -
Barehanded cat-fishing. I just wish there was a better picture of his girlfriend Brittany (she's impressive). UPDATED with said pic.



Today in Schadenfreude:

Weis on Criticism - ‘Welcome to My World’ -
There's a new billboard facing the Notre Dame campus:

Cryin' Shame: Rodriguez, Another in Long Line of Sports Tear Shedders - The Legend of Cecilio Guante
My only question is how did Dick Vermeil not make this list?

What's on Tap:

We're still a day away from a college game, so watch some U.S. Open for some hot tennis chicks. Said hot tennis chicks also here.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I crossed out the Dis because this is the greatest emotional testament a player has EVER given about our beloved Mountaineers. This is when it's ok to shed tears. The video quality ain't the greatest, but.....Damn (sniffle, sniffle). I'll be ok...just give me a min.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Krystal Forscutt (that last name sounds like a circumcision to me). Sorry about that. I'll make it up to you all with two videos today instead of the usual one. Evidently she made her name on the Australian Big Brother show. Like you all care about on the pic for a gallery: