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How do I know it's a slow news day? Because I got 800 words out of the West Virginia game tonight. I guess I'm very serious about promoting them; they deserve it.
FINALLY: A chance for the entire country to see what a juggernaut the 'Eers are.
If I was WVA, I would show no mercy on
WVA arguably has the best and/or most dominant and/or most telegenic offense in college football this season. It is the "spread" as it should be run.
(When I was in
Here's my prediction about WVA coach Rich Rodriguez:
It's going to take all of one WVA rout tomorrow night -- combined with one more
(I heard an awesome piece of inside dope a few weeks ago that Those Who Decide the Fate of
And I'm working on a parallel theory that, in addition to
Oh, and WVA football fans are just about as jack-loony hillbilly partisans as you'll find. And I say that with the UTMOST respect and appreciation. (Seriously, please don't hurt me.) They are THE most underrated fans in college football. As good as ANY of the more "celebrated" fan bases.
Cripes, if there was to be a 64-team single-elimination battle royale to determine the biggest ass-kicking fans in college football, I'd put my money on the WVA fans. Because THEY SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF ME. In a fun way!
Northwestern: I went there for college and, consequently, have an alumni's rabid passion for football and hoops. NU's run to the Rose Bowl in 1995 remains in the Top 3 greatest events of my life. It used to be No. 1, but was bumped for Marriage and Birth-of-child.
(Who else agrees that the "What's the Greatest Event in Your Life?" discussion should include the caveat "Besides marriage and birth of children, if applicable." Maybe the question should simply be "What's the Greatest SPORTS Event in Your Life?" In that case, NU going to the Rose Bowl remains No. 1.)
Northwestern basketball continues to give me tsurris.
I appreciate your patience as I self-indulgently attempt to explain away how I root for 3 different college teams, to varying degrees.
Let me spark the Comments by asking this: I just told you MY favorite sports moment of my life. What's yours? Seriously: I really AM curious. Those of you who ever participated in my "Morning Quickie" chat on ESPN.com know that readers' own opinions are really important to me.