1. Big East Needs Some Puppy Uppers

    When I think Puppy uppers, I think Les Savy Fav. Just a fun band to see live if you never have. Anyway, last night saw the Big East go from bad to worse in Rutgers loss to UNC...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 82 reads 0 comments

  2. Thursday Coal Tattoo Is Cha-Cha-Changing

    Hola, amigos! It's been a while since I rapped at ya. I decided that likeness of Jesco White was a curse on our season and curse on my ability to score a respectable high...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 78 reads 0 comments

  3. How is West Virginia Stacking Up? Blogpoll Roundtable 4.2

    Brought to us by the fine Georgia blog, Braves & Birds. He asks the questions, and we answer. It's like Fox News, but better...

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  4. Week Two Blogpoll Ballot

    Yeah, this is going to be fun!You may have noticed that I wasn't real happy with the results this weekend. I'll get this out of the way, West Virginia doesn't deserve a spot in the top 25...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 75 reads 0 comments

  5. Pirate Pants Party

    Woo Hoo! Or no pants. Actually, no pants much better. Can I show you my Jolly Rodger?First off, ECU has quite a few injuries coming into this game. West Virginia only has Reed Williams listed...

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  6. Thursday Coal Tattoo Uses a Different Picture

    And we use this picture because Black Heart Gold Pants is all grows up now. While celebrating their 1st birthday, they have asked several blogs to comment on what BHGP means to them. My response is here...

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  7. College Football's Week One Blogpoll Is a Fluid Situation

    There's nothing like preseason expectations cast into a pit of eternal fire. I don't know, I guess the most movement should be week one, and then the big upsets in...oh....week five that change everything again...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 137 reads 0 comments

  8. West Virginia's Offense Will Be Grounded By Tropical Storm Hanna

    Damn dirty weather! From WBGV, because I only pay attention to the weather when I think it might impact me personally while out hunting wild boar or if I forgot to put the tarp over the still...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 121 reads 0 comments

  9. What We Learned From The Villanova Game

    My initial reaction to the game is up here. It seemed to me that the WV defense was very vanilla, but it also was not getting the job done. Villanova was able to move the ball between the twenties with great success...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 57 reads 0 comments

  10. College Football is Back, But Will Cable Come in Time?

    Yea! Football season starts tonight! But cable gets hooked up tomorrow. Boo! That's how big a fan I am—I turn off the cable in the offseason because I don't want to waste my time watching ...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 96 reads 0 comments

  11. How The &*#@ Do You Get Sick Twice In August

    Sick days are happening a lot around the Lair lately. You could say I haven't been taking care of myself, and you would be right. I was at least able to get out the vocals before the sickness hit yesterday...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  12. What Is This Villanova That You Speak Of

    Yeah, that picture is from the Early Crackpipe Predictions that I never got around to. But hey, at least I got the picture done before I pitched the whole process.At least someone has them ranked 21st in 1-AA...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  13. Things I Thought Would Happen, A Link Story

    My preview did go up on Deadspin yesterday. Somehow, they didn't use the picture I was sure and hoping they would use.The Octonion is back! Way back!I am the tard, I forgot to tell Aaron over at CFB Weekly that I write here again...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  14. A Very Interesting Day

    I think today was one of the most special days in my life. I warn you, this post has nothing to do with Football, alcohol, drugs, or women. I've kind of hinted at the fact that I work for the Federal Black Lung Program before...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 76 reads 0 comments

  15. Thursday Coal Tattoo

    Pfft! We're gettin' close now, it's starting to smell like football around here.First off, I think I'm going to have a preview of WV over at Deadspin. I did an interview on CFB Weekly earlier this week that I think is going to post today...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 36 reads 0 comments

  16. Blogpoll Roundtable: Doug Makes Us Work

    Doug of the wonderfully fabulous Hey Jenny Slater is making us work for our spot on the roundtable. I went looking for the scene where John Cusack says "Hey Jenny Slater", but I couldn't find it...

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  17. Allegations Against Bob Pruett Prove That Marshall Was Never That Good

    Via The Mountain Top, it turns out that Marshall and former head coach Bob Pruett weren't exactly playing above the table in their "glory years." Let me put that another way. I mean, we all knew they were not doing anything by the book...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 842 reads 1 comments

  18. Preseason Blogpoll Ballot

    Thanks to Brian at Mgo Blog for once again organizing the Blogpoll. Many of the links on the right side are blogpoll members. If I don't have you over there, give me a shout...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  19. Bill Stewart aka "Mr. Rogers" Lauds Democracy in Sunny Morgantown

    If there is one thing we should all love about Bill Stewart, it's that he wears his heart on his sleeve. He doesn't use the phrase, "so on and so forth and things of that nature" to gobble up time and say something without saying anything...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 283 reads 0 comments

  20. Will Fewer Passes Bring Pat White More Success?

    There's been a lot of talk about Pat White and the West Virginia offense passing more this year. Going off the top of my head and not wanting to look to see what his numbers actually were, it ...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 246 reads 4 comments

  21. Thursday Coal Tattoo

    Got any lighter fluid?I love this Stewart guy!They think I’m the nicest guy since Mr. Rodgers I guess, and I am a nice guy. The trouble is, when you do something that isn’t apropos to the Old Gold and Blue, you will pay an immediate price...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 57 reads 0 comments

  22. Thursday Coal Tattoo Is Going To Be Drinking A Lot More After This Week

    It's what you do while no one is watching that sends you to church on Sunday.GREG motherfuckin' IS motherfuckin' MS. I know it is a way too often used phrase, but if you don't go read those three ...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 78 reads 0 comments

  23. Big East Media Day: West Virginia Style

    Much of the talk about West Virginia centers around Pat White and the talk of him passing more this year. I think that's all good and well, but I think we could get by with the same number of passes...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 114 reads 1 comments

  24. Pirates Baseball Makes Me Want To Drink Too

    Mountaineer basketball players Joe Mazzulla and Cam Thoroghman were arrested at PNC park Monday night following a case of bad judgment mixed with a lot of liquid courage...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  25. Why Yes, We Do Have Guns...It's America

    I can't count the number of times that Rich Rodriguez cut off a line of questioning he didn't want to address while at WV. And having said that, I wonder why he says he's ready to move on but can't quit taking jabs at WV...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about 6 years ago 100 reads 1 comments