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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Marshall Gameday (9/10/10) Edition

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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 -

Fast facts, prediction, players to watch, and injury watch -

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. -

Brock Burwell - YouTube
A Mountaineer 360 (formerly Mountaineer Magazine) preview

No. 25 WVU 31, Coastal Car. 0 - College Football Top 25 Review - Photos -
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
Video link

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 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
Hertzel Column

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
Very cool

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 -

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):

Big East Preview - BGN

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 -

Keys To Victory For Tennessee: Shower Discipline -

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


  • 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

courtesy of

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:

Miss Throwdown:

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