The irony is superb. After the Pitt game, Coach Stewart is asked why he went for it twice on fourth down. His reply: “You can’t beat the number 9 team in country with field goals.” This coming after a field goal to beat the number 9 team in the country. Priceless. I truly love listening to Coach Stu.
In my June 26 blog I predicted a 9 and 3 season. Got the individual games horribly wrong but it looks like if we beat Rutgers the won loss prediction will be right on the money. Now for the bowl game prediction: Pitt will beat Cincinatti so Cincy goes to the Gator Bowl and we go to the Meineke Car Crash Bowl on Dec 26. What an absolutely dismal date for a bowl game. The local merchants lose the run up (who is going to be there the day before?) not to mention the multi-day reservations. Charlotte Chamber of Commerce ought to protest the Meineke bowl powers that be. Who will we play? A rematch of the last bowl. UNC. The winner: same ole same ole. WVU finishes with a bowl win. Goes 10 and 3. Ranked 14 nationally.
P.S. Alabama is going to win the national championship. Cincy and Pitt will both lose their bowl games. Brian Kelly is going to Notre Dame. Rod is going to be fired.
Boy, Friday the 13th was unlucky for WVU. The replay official who made the “no fumble – touchdown” call probably thinks he made the right call but nobody else in the country (except Cincy fans) seems to agree. But look, being a college football official is not exactly a licensed profession so don’t expect too much from them. WVU had its chances to overcome that call and fell short. The game shows me that Cincinnati has about as much business being ranked Number 5 in the country as my Aunt Minnie. Should Coach Stewart be fired? Of course not. How would we feel if we had lost 45 to 14? Now that would be something to panic about.
We watched “Pelham 1 2 3” with John Travlota and Denzil Washington. Definitely gets five stars. Not much like the original but the original wasn’t all that good. I think Ed McMahon was in it. Really. Also “Accidental Husband” is a funny, well-done romantic comedy. It gets four stars.
I am delighted with the Mountaineers being 7 and 2. Why? Well, that’s a winning season and we get a bowl game. Also, we can still win the Big East. The remaining games matter. Think how un-delightful things would be if the Mountaineers were 2 and 7? Sure everyone would like to win every game. But since I’m not perfect I don’t really expect the Mountaineers and Coach Stew to be perfect.
Watched a movie called “The Brothers Bloom.” Gawd, it was awful. Out of five stars I would give it one. It had some pretty photography (Prague and mansions) but the people responsible for this bomb should be ashamed. The main characters wore goofy hats (somebody probably thought that would be really cool). The characters every thirty minutes seem to feel compelled to say something profound. Ugh. This turkey is awful.
The Republican victories in New Jersey and Virginia have nothing to do with Obama. Come on, people. Has anyone EVER cast a vote for governor based on what is going on in the White House? And remember Obama won an election against John McCain. His votes mean basically that the voter preferred Obama over McCain. Assuming the voter also endorses all of Obama’s goals and priorities is not a logical conclusion. Personally, I think politics is one of the most “over-analyzed” areas around. But it is fun to discuss.
Mathematically, the Mountaineers can still win the Big East and go to a BCS Bowl. Cincy and Pitt play each other so that produces one loss. We play both of them. Win both and the loser of the Cincy Pitt game has two losses, and the winner has one (just like WVU which lost to USF) but we own the head-to-head. Of course, we also need to beat Louisville and Rutgers. Could happen. So don’t count the Mountaineers out of it yet. Good things could happen.