Mountaineers Slam Sooners in Fiesta Bowl

Mountaineers Slam Sooners in Fiesta Bowl

There are 24 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jan 3, 2008, titled Mountaineers Slam Sooners in Fiesta Bowl. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

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.

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Walkingman

Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Jan 3, 2008
I guess ESPN and all the rest of the country, except for Mountaineer fans, had it all wrong. West Virginia, with or without Rodriguez, can beat any team in the country. Hats off to Bill Stewart, the rest of the coaching staff, and of course the players who never quit believing in themselves or each other. All the sportscasters and ex coaches on ESPN said Oklahoma was so great and deserved to be in the BCS title game and then got their clocks cleaned by a much superior Mountaineer football team. I guess the Big 12 is not such a tough conference. Hopefully, West virginia will get the respect they earned last night, from not only all the sporting news media and coaches, but from college football fans across the U.S.
palmbeach

West Palm Beach, FL

#4 Jan 3, 2008
Congratulations Mountaineers! You never stopped believing...

OSU buckeye alumni

Since: Jul 07

Okeechobee, FL

#5 Jan 3, 2008
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOO MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!
FloridaEER

United States

#6 Jan 3, 2008
Rodriguez who???? The 'Eers put on a SHOW!!!!!

Let's Go MOUNTAINEERS!!!!

2009 National Champions!
SPONGE BOB BOWL FLOP

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Jan 3, 2008
How can his nickname be "Big Game" Bob Stoops when he never wins the big game, EVER!!!

His nickname should be: SPONGE BOB BOWL FLOP!!!!
Reality Check

Jupiter, FL

#9 Jan 3, 2008
Ha ha ha ha! How many times did you hear the announcers talk about the combined weight of the Okie's left guard and tackle being over 700 pounds? And, how many times did you see the WVa defensive end run by them and harrass the QB while they lumbered out of their 3 point stance. Hell, the Okies offensive line got whipped by a three man defensive front. So much for some of the pundits' claims that the Okies should be playing for the national championship (if there really is such a thing). Oh, and "Stoops", nice call on that on-side kick...HaHaHaHa...
Nathan

Boca Raton, FL

#10 Jan 3, 2008
Rodriguez is a good player. He is good, you know.
Zac

United States

#11 Jan 3, 2008
Yo, Wanny, lets stay in the same food group, shall we? When an individual says a team CAN beat any team in the country, that's an accurate statement. CAN means capable of. That doesn't mean it will always happen, but it usually means the probability is good. I think even you CAN agree; WVU is more than capable of beating Pitt. WVU has no one to blame but themselves (not to mention one inspired Pitt defense and 2 missed FG's), given they lost, but they're still capable of beating them.

This win isn't just good for WVU. This is good for the rest of the Big East, by now formerly known as the Big Easy or Big Least. In 2005 nobody thought the Big East should even get an automatic BCS bid. Then, WVU beat GA, the SEC champs. At the beginning of last season, the pundits felt the B. E. had only 2 teams worth anything: Louisville & WVU. Enter Cinci, Rutgers, & S FL. B.E. teams had the best success against non-conference opponents of any conference, and all 5 B.E. bowl representatives won. BUT, the non-conference schedule was suspect. Well, we all know what happened this year, with a much more competitive non-conference slate, which included solid wins against Auburn & OR St. While it wasn’t as good as last year, it’s still good.

So, it’s OK to be proud of your Panthers. Just remember 1 thing: It took a 10-2 WVU beating 5th ranked OK to make a 5-7 Pitt team look good.
fifi

Miami, FL

#12 Jan 3, 2008
Looks like Oklahoma is going to make a run at Notre Dame as far as becoming a doormat in bowl games. Although at least Oklahoma can usually stay competitive, and at least they usually earn their place in a bowl game rather than having it handed to them for the amount of money they can bring in.

I really though WV woudl eb steam rolled, boy, was i wrong. They made Oklahoma's defense look foolish. Me? I was rooting for the interim coach, who actually seemed to be having fun whatever was going on the field.
Vince

Snowshoe, WV

#13 Jan 4, 2008
Walkingman wrote:
I guess ESPN and all the rest of the country, except for Mountaineer fans, had it all wrong. West Virginia, with or without Rodriguez, can beat any team in the country. Hats off to Bill Stewart, the rest of the coaching staff, and of course the players who never quit believing in themselves or each other. All the sportscasters and ex coaches on ESPN said Oklahoma was so great and deserved to be in the BCS title game and then got their clocks cleaned by a much superior Mountaineer football team. I guess the Big 12 is not such a tough conference. Hopefully, West virginia will get the respect they earned last night, from not only all the sporting news media and coaches, but from college football fans across the U.S.
I been saying all year that I thought the Big 12 and the Big 10 were way down this season. With that being said it was obvious that Oklahoma was the cream of the crop from their conference and was a legit top 5 team in my opinoin. WVU could play with any team in the nation. That is why the Pitt loss hurt me so much. I knew WVU had the D this season to win it all. Just ask Oklahoma! And Zac your right. If not for the Pitt upset no one would have mentioned them all year. WVU made thier season! I expect them to be very good and battle for the Big East very soon though. Maybe next year.
Go Bulls

Lehigh Acres, FL

#14 Jan 4, 2008
Zac wrote:
Yo, Wanny, lets stay in the same food group, shall we? When an individual says a team CAN beat any team in the country, that's an accurate statement. CAN means capable of. That doesn't mean it will always happen, but it usually means the probability is good. I think even you CAN agree; WVU is more than capable of beating Pitt. WVU has no one to blame but themselves (not to mention one inspired Pitt defense and 2 missed FG's), given they lost, but they're still capable of beating them.
This win isn't just good for WVU. This is good for the rest of the Big East, by now formerly known as the Big Easy or Big Least. In 2005 nobody thought the Big East should even get an automatic BCS bid. Then, WVU beat GA, the SEC champs. At the beginning of last season, the pundits felt the B. E. had only 2 teams worth anything: Louisville & WVU. Enter Cinci, Rutgers, & S FL. B.E. teams had the best success against non-conference opponents of any conference, and all 5 B.E. bowl representatives won. BUT, the non-conference schedule was suspect. Well, we all know what happened this year, with a much more competitive non-conference slate, which included solid wins against Auburn & OR St. While it wasn’t as good as last year, it’s still good.
So, it’s OK to be proud of your Panthers. Just remember 1 thing: It took a 10-2 WVU beating 5th ranked OK to make a 5-7 Pitt team look good.
Go Bulls 2007
Go Bulls 2006
snowbirder

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Jan 4, 2008
Go Bowling Green!!
Zac

AOL

#16 Jan 5, 2008
Go Bulls wrote:
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Go Bulls 2007
Go Bulls 2006
Oh, Yeah?!? Well...well...just wait till next year, or the year after that, or the year after that...
Bulldozer

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Jan 6, 2008
fifi wrote:
Looks like Oklahoma is going to make a run at Notre Dame as far as becoming a doormat in bowl games. Although at least Oklahoma can usually stay competitive, and at least they usually earn their place in a bowl game rather than having it handed to them for the amount of money they can bring in.
I really though WV woudl eb steam rolled, boy, was i wrong. They made Oklahoma's defense look foolish. Me? I was rooting for the interim coach, who actually seemed to be having fun whatever was going on the field.
Hey there... at least Oklahoma gets to bowl games. I'd rather get to the games and lose than be 3-9 with the "best" recruits in the country because my program has absolutely collapsed. There's no shame in being only 5th or 10th best. There is shame in acting like you are important and becoming 90th best. How much did NBC lose this year on CFB coverage? I can't count that high without my computer...
Zac

AOL

#18 Jan 6, 2008
Bulldozer wrote:
<quoted text>How much did NBC lose this year on CFB coverage? I can't count that high without my computer...
Dozer, believe it or not, this was a banner year for ND, from a TV revenue standpoint. People don't just watch ND football because they're ND fans. All too many watch because they're not, and wanna see ND loose. There was much more of that this year, so much so, they made up for disgruntled and disappointed ND fans. Hard to believe as it may seem, NBC made out like a fat-friggen bandit. Now, don't expect ND to get away with it next year. That's a well, if one goes to it too often, it dries up quick!
touchdowndog

Bedford, OH

#19 Jan 6, 2008
Bulldozer wrote:
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Hey there... at least Oklahoma gets to bowl games. I'd rather get to the games and lose than be 3-9 with the "best" recruits in the country because my program has absolutely collapsed. There's no shame in being only 5th or 10th best. There is shame in acting like you are important and becoming 90th best. How much did NBC lose this year on CFB coverage? I can't count that high without my computer...
i have noticed that there is nil negative feedback from the sooner fans..most are taking it in stride,being beaten by a better team on a given night..i respect that..i am certain that the sooners will be in the top ten again next year and i wish them tons of good luck 2008.
Zac

United States

#20 Jan 7, 2008
touchdowndog wrote:
<quoted text>i have noticed that there is nil negative feedback from the sooner fans..most are taking it in stride,being beaten by a better team on a given night..i respect that..i am certain that the sooners will be in the top ten again next year and i wish them tons of good luck 2008.
TDD, if you wanna consider heated rivals, with a no-holes-barred attitude, listen to OK Sooners & TX Longhorns go at it. Trust me; ain’t nothin charitable about it.

There was even an incident in an OK bar where-by a guy wearing a TX T-Shirt had been in there with friends. When the guy wearing the T-Shirt went up to the bar to pay for his drinks, another patron (an OK fan) started a heated discussion with him and grabbed him by his sack.

Now, I’m not certain it would be a good idea wearing a WVU shirt in any bar in OK anytime soon. However, I have not received the same attitude from OK fans over WVU’s win…save dat won wittoe kid who taught WVU waz cheetin.
spaulding

Denver, CO

#21 Jan 7, 2008
snowbirder wrote:
Go Bowling Green!!
Tulsa beat up on your girls.
Bulldozer

Philadelphia, PA

#22 Jan 7, 2008
Zac wrote:
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TDD, if you wanna consider heated rivals, with a no-holes-barred attitude, listen to OK Sooners & TX Longhorns go at it. Trust me; ain’t nothin charitable about it.
There was even an incident in an OK bar where-by a guy wearing a TX T-Shirt had been in there with friends. When the guy wearing the T-Shirt went up to the bar to pay for his drinks, another patron (an OK fan) started a heated discussion with him and grabbed him by his sack.
Now, I’m not certain it would be a good idea wearing a WVU shirt in any bar in OK anytime soon. However, I have not received the same attitude from OK fans over WVU’s win…save dat won wittoe kid who taught WVU waz cheetin.
As a former OU Athletic Department game-day employee, I had the privilege of sitting in the Athletic Department area at the OU-Texas game in 1997. That rivalry is every bit as intense as WVU-youknowwho.

Everyone I know from grad school has nothing but respect for WVU's program. They appreciate good football in whatever form it comes. Unless it comes from Texas. Or Oklahoma State (which, by definition, can't play good football).
spaulding

Denver, CO

#23 Jan 7, 2008
Bulldozer wrote:
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As a former OU Athletic Department game-day employee, I had the privilege of sitting in the Athletic Department area at the OU-Texas game in 1997. That rivalry is every bit as intense as WVU-youknowwho.
Everyone I know from grad school has nothing but respect for WVU's program. They appreciate good football in whatever form it comes. Unless it comes from Texas. Or Oklahoma State (which, by definition, can't play good football).
I realize that OSU is not a FOOTBALL school, yet it is a University. OU is a third tier university with an elitist attitude. Nobody takes a degree from that piece-o-crap school seriously. I would prefer to have my degree and a sense of reality from a real University. An Okies three food groups, chicken liver, stink bait and Bud. America loves a loser.

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