Mountaineers are party crashers

Full story: The Morning Call

Rich who? The West Virginia Mountaineers didn't need coach Rich Rodriguez. They had Pat White, and their elusive quarterback led them to a surprising 48-28 romp over No.
Comments
1 - 5 of 5 Comments Last updated Jan 3, 2008
Staberdearth

AOL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Jan 3, 2008
 
Oklahoma lost because their band's incessant playing of nothing but the song Boomer Sooner ad nauseum from kickoff to wind down so infuriated the Mountaineers that they just had to stick it to the Sooners and their lackluster play. Does this band know any other song? They were miked for TV to annoy the rest of us that was for darned sure...was the Mountaineer band even there?

About as bad as listening to the USC Trojans play their theme song over and over and over again...
eaglesnut

Chicago, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Jan 3, 2008
 
I know I wouldve watched this game intently, if there was a playoff system in place. But it was pretty much a meaningless game. The only one that matters in Monday Night in New Orleans.

I just pray for a playoff in my lifetime, because college football is a great sport and it needs to have more meaning to it's season.

Since: Mar 07

Allentown

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Jan 3, 2008
 
It just goes to show how overrated the Sooners are. These guys go in and stink up the BCS bowls year in and year out. Thank god Notre Dame was terrible this year or they would have somehow gotten a chance to get humiliated in one of these bowls.
WVU fan

Charlotte, NC

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Jan 3, 2008
 
Being a WVU fan, I watched it intently. So, it was not a meaningless game at all to the WVU alumni, fans and people of WV.
Agreed, a playoff is needed. Maybe WVU could be National Champs if there was a playoff.
Also, for all you critics of the Big East - WVU has now beaten Georgia (SEC), G. Tech (ACC) and now Oklahoma (Big 12 Champ) during the last 3 bowl seasons. Please, quit the "Big East is no good" discussion. WVU ran all over Oklahoma last night both on offense and defense. OK had about 6 holding penalties - if you watched the game it should have been at least 10 - 15 holding calls due to the overweight OK offensive linemen getting run past by the WVU defenders. Let's Go Mountaineers!
Zac

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Jan 3, 2008
 
eaglesnut wrote:
I know I wouldve watched this game intently, if there was a playoff system in place. But it was pretty much a meaningless game. The only one that matters in Monday Night in New Orleans.
I just pray for a playoff in my lifetime, because college football is a great sport and it needs to have more meaning to it's season.
Eaglesnut, I disagree with any bowl not having any meaning. Bowl games have a great deal of meaning to the teams participating, not to mention their fans. The only time the meaning gets lost a little is when a ďBig TimeĒ program is involved, and both the team and its fans think they should be in a bigger bowl or NC. Bill Steward, WVUís not-for-long interim HC, remembers the days when lesser bowls were a big deal to Mountaineer fans. So, to him and his team, this game was a big deal and had plenty of meaning.

I fully agree there should be a play-off. If ever there was a year to justify it, this was it. Usually, there have been arguably as many as 5 teams worthy of going to the NC game. This year it didnít seem as any team surged to for-front as being a worthy representative NC. As a result, LSU could make history by being the 1st team to win the NC with 2 losses.

Opponents actually say the regular season would have no meaning and claim it would ruin the bowl system. I disagree!!! What with 32 bowls, even with a 10 team play-off, only as many as 9 of them would be needed. The rest can be shared among those teams which didnít make the play-off. An ancillary benefit: We would eliminate a lot of those match-ups between 6-6 teams. Like yourself, I hope this can happen in our life-time.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

West Virginia Mountaineers Women's Basketball Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
whats everybody idea for upcoming Football season? Mar '14 BigIrish 1
Texas Outlasts Virginia In Overtime (Nov '13) Nov '13 Nikki 1
Mountaineers Fans Petitions for Schwartzwalder ... (Dec '12) Dec '12 Chris P Bacon 1
Live Stream Tonight's West Virginia-Gonzaga NCA... (Mar '12) Mar '12 Beans 1
playing time (Feb '09) Feb '09 slh 1
Montgomery Scores 28 To Lead UConn By WVU (Jan '09) Jan '09 FREDDYKOOL 3
Mountaineers' Climb Halted (Mar '08) Mar '08 twomiler 11
•••
•••
Enter and win $5000
•••

West Virginia Mountaineers Women's Basketball People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••