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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:
Gold and Blue Report for Friday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Game Snapshot: WVU vs MU - Scout.com
Fast facts, prediction, players to watch, and injury watch - WVillustrated.com
Thursday Notebook - MSNsportsNET.Com
Football: Returned Tickets Available for Maryland - MSNsportsNET.Com
Colin Dunlap's West Virginia football chat transcript: 9.9.2010 - PPG
What to watch in the Big East, Week 2 - ESPN
Eerfest 2010 in Charleston, W.Va. - WVillustrated.com
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
Da'Sean C Butler: #44 is my number people...!!! - Twitter
Men's Soccer: WVU Travels to Stihl Soccer Classic - MSNsportsNET.Com
Women's Soccer: WVU Travels To Miami - MSNsportsNET.Com
Volleyball: WVU Travels to Wake Forest - MSNsportsNET.Com
News of Note:
No love lost between West Virginia and Marshall - PPG
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.
Instate Collision - WVMETRONEWS.COM
WVU, Marshall set to meet again - Times West Virginian
Herd's chance? - Charleston Gazette
Game notes: No. 23 WVU at Marshall - Herald Dispatch
Emotions to run high for Holliday in home opener versus WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
Holliday Ready For WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and audio link
Showdown In H-Town - WVMETRONEWS.COM
5 things to pay attention to during WVU-Marshall - 'Eers to the Ground
Blocking? - Chip Shots/Morgan Messenger
Kickoff coverage key for WVU - Charleston Gazette
Fanfare stretches beyond the lines - Charleston Gazette
Marshall tries for 1st win against neighbor WVU - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Herd wants to make history - Register-Herald
I say WVU helps them make history....by scoring the most points ever on a WVU opponent
WVU looks to avoid upset - Register-Herald
WVU goes for 2-0 start at Marshall - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Stopping WVU not a small task for Herd defense - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU's defense has shut out mentality - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU defense good, but not at its peak - Times West Virginian
MU notebook: Stack serves WVU well, but Herd's grown used to it - Charleston Gazette
Week 2: Did you know... - ESPN
WVU notebook: Sanders takes good care of linemen - Charleston Gazette
Wide Receiver Jock Sanders - Mountaineer TV
WVU's Hogan takes steps to become leader - ESPN
Chris Neild: An Important Rivalry - WVMETRONEWS.COM
JT Thomas: Facing A Former Coach - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Terence Garvin: The Big Play Maker - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Bowser's patience finally pays off while at WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
Lindamood knows state pride is on the line in Coal Bowl - WVillustrated.com
Making a Contribution - MSNsportsNET.Com
Dream comes true for WVU punter - Inter-Mountain
Fearless Picks: WVU vs Marshall - BGN
Where will WVU-Marshall series go from here? - Charleston Daily Mail
Hopefully the record books and never opened again
Men's Basketball: Curry Medically Disqualified - MSNsportsNET.Com
Health issues shelve Curry's hoops future at WVU - Charleston Gazette
We all certainly wish him well
WVU lands 13th football commitment - Charleston Gazette
Lucky Number 13 - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Ben Bradley - ScoutTV
Video of the newest West Virginia Mountaineer commit, Ben Bradley.
Around the League (and Beyond):
About that Big East Conference injury report ... - 'Eers to the Ground
Rough start for Pitt's defensive line - PPG
Syracuse vs. Washington Week: Orange Ready For Road Game - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Linebacker Scott Lutrus To Miss UConn's Home Opener - Hartford Courant
Loss of Devon Watkis to ankle sprain 'most disappointing' as Rutgers prepares for FIU - Star ledger
Bulls' moment has arrived - Tampa Tribune
Louisville football says defense is improved - Courier-Journal
UC success pleases Minter - Cincinnati Enquirer
Villanova football considering joining Big East - Philadelphia Daily News
NCAA starts investigation of S. Carolina program - SI.com
Keys To Victory For Tennessee: Shower Discipline - SBNation.com
College GameDay Kickoff: Week 2 preview - ESPN
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