Monday, September 12, 2011

Deep Thoughts, WVU Style

I am certainly caught up in the ESPN College GameDay scuttlebutt. However, there is a lot of football before that choice will be made. There's no doubt that both WVU and LSU will have to be undefeated. The Mountaineers need to take care of business in College Park, while LSU has to take on Mississippi State. If both win, then ESPN will probably choose between, Morgantown, College Station (Oklahoma State v Texas A&M), and Tuscaloosa (Arkansas v Alabama)...of course, assuming those four teams are undefeated as well. All have good storylines. LSU is a national championship favorite, Texas A&M is on the way to the SEC, and Tuscaloosa is coming back from devastation. If ESPN were to combine best matchup with best storyline, they would probably go with College Station. Two top-10 teams, with one leaving the other's conference.

I've been impressed by Darwin Cook. The new bandit seems to be fitting in nicely, especially agains the run. He has shown very good speed and technique, while leading the team in tackling. He has also shown the confidence that I'm sure Jeff Casteel wants to see in the rest of the young defense. Cook was awarded for his superb game against Norfolk State by being named the Defensive Champion. Look for Cook's name to be called quite often this year.

Yes, I have West F***ing Virginia shirt. And no, I would never wear it to a game. It has a great place at home, maybe to a young, hipster bar. But not in public, where there is at least an allusion of a family atmosphere. Plus, you look like a jackass wearing profanity in that environment. Kudos to Olver Luck sending out the open letter to the fanbase. Hopefully people adhere to it.

The very best goes out to Bobby Bowden, who revealed that he is cancer-free following a bout with prostate cancer. The legendary coach was diagnosed in 2007, and was actually treated by a former player of his. The radiation treatment Bowden received seemed to do the trick, and has been cancer-free ever since. Certainly great news to hear for the former West Virginia coach, and hope that he remains free from cancer for the rest of his days.

No comments:

Post a Comment