1. West Virginia's New Uniform Pays Tribute To Coal Miners

    One look at the new West Virginia football uniform, and, in the words of Bill Stewart, they "leave no doubt". Nike's design pays tribute to the biggest, baddest football fans any college football team can have...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 6,006 reads 6 comments

  2. West Virginia Football: Man Up, Offense, for Analysis After Two-a-Days

    The end of August is upon us. We bleacher creatures have read and written and commented and returned comments. Then we read more, slept on it and awakened, only to do it all over again...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 671 reads 2 comments

  3. 2010 WVU Football: See You In September For a Crucial 4-0 Start

    September is always a special month. Parents are relieved, teachers are hopeful, students are fresh, and the pad cracking of two-a-days has ended. You're tired of hitting the same guys day in and day out...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 2,073 reads 16 comments

  4. Big East Gets Tough Love From AP: Only Two League Teams In Top 25

    It was said by St. Peter, the first pope: "Rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, of all hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind." Words to live by in The Big East football conference...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 727 reads 60 comments

  5. 2010 College Football: Big East Consensus Rankings Examine How and Why

    The word “consensus,” which simply means “an agreement,” can be one of the finest words in sports...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 1,666 reads 13 comments

  6. 2010 College Football Predictions: West Virginia Hosts Coastal Carolina

    A little help here, please. I've checked out the lines. Please show me live odds for Coastal Carolina's road match-up with West Virginia. I can't find one...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 900 reads 7 comments

  7. West Virginia Morality Play: NCAA Violations Incite Boosters

    It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood! The time was 5:30 A.M. I read nice articles in the sports section of the Charleston Daily Mail this morning...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 1,059 reads 12 comments

  8. WVU, Headgear, and SpiderPadGate: Moot Court Asks the Tough Questions

    I read the latest minor violations self-report on the Internet at 5:00 am today. Only helmets in the first two days of preseason workouts. Nothing else, especially the small "spider" shoulder pads...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 497 reads 3 comments

  9. Upset Alert: The 2010 McGintey Very Dangerous People Nominees

    The McGintey Very Dangerous People Award is a statuette of a bronze slingshot (like David and Goliath) given to the underdog college football team which on paper does not have a snowball's ...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 235 reads 0 comments

  10. WVU and Bill Stewart Get a Message From the Coaches In USA Today: Win.

    West Virginia has 18 starters returning for the 2010 campaign, nine on offense and nine on defense. Included in the offensive nine are four (!) offensive linemen...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 2,749 reads 10 comments

  11. Big East and the College Football USA Today Coaches' Poll: Again?

    If the USA Today Top 25 Coaches' Poll were extended to the USA Today Top 35 Coaches' Poll, here in terms of teams in the poll is how the conferences fared: Southeastern: Eight (but ...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 865 reads 5 comments

  12. Mountain Pique: WVU Geek Turns to Computers to Prove Schedule Strength

    Writers like me have been reciting by rote the lack of value West Virginia can assess from its football schedule. Cupcakes, they are. Delectable eclairs, we write when we're trying, and failing, to get in the Los Angeles Times...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 640 reads 9 comments

  13. West Virginia: What's the Best BCS Arrangement for WVU?

    OK. I'm the the Bleacher Report curmudgeon who has had little good to say about the Bowl Championship Series, especially when it concerns the effect the BCS has on West Virginia and the Big East Conference...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 1,064 reads 10 comments

  14. West Virginia Football Fortitude: Titanium Gut Check Part I

    For over 35 years, from Bobby Bowden to Frank Cignetti to Don Nehlen, through Rich Rodriguez and Bill Stewart, the West Virginia head coaches, leaders on the gridiron, have pulled off some impressive upsets...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 376 reads 0 comments

  15. Down and Out (of Conference) in Morgantown Hills: WVU OOC Redux

    Okay. I'm the guy who wrote a B/R article last year about West Virginia's perennially weak out of conference schedules. The title was "Pour Some Sugar On Me...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 566 reads 16 comments

  16. Prediction: West Virginia Flies To Baton Rouge, Bags The Tigers

    Okay. I'm the guy who predicted that West Virginia will go to the Marshall campus stadium in Huntington and leave with its musket between its legs...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 1,610 reads 8 comments

  17. Prediction: West Virginia Visits Marshall, Falls a Field Goal Short

    I'm a novelist. Novelists are schizo folks. We create and destroy, sometimes in the same stroke of the keys...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 4 years ago 1,827 reads 10 comments

  18. '84 49ers and '85 Bears: Best of the 80s Bull Market Era. Who's Better?

    Many NFL fans, when encouraged, will immediately rank the 1985 Chicago Bears with its 18-1 record as the best team in the XLV years of the Super Bowl super era...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 4 years ago 1,241 reads 13 comments

  19. 1986 New York Giants: Simms and LT Put The Big Apple on the Super Bowl Map

    It's a great quarterback nickname, coined by the cynical New Yorkers of the late 1970s. "Parkway Joe" Pisarcik, was described by the tabloids' sportswriters as "the bargain basement quarterback...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 4 years ago 1,336 reads 0 comments

  20. 1983 LA Raiders: Fourth Best Team in the '80s Bull Market Era

    I’ll say this: If the 1983 Raiders are the fourth best team in the 1982-1987 Bull Market Era, the other three must have been coached by Saint Peter with Moses as the offensive line...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 4 years ago 2,012 reads 9 comments

  21. The Four Best NFL Teams of the 80s Bull Market Era: An Introduction

    Wall $treet and its denizens set the tone for a short period in United States history during which everything (except Democrats) had nads. Have you watched AMC's Mad Men ? Great show...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 4 years ago 2,333 reads 2 comments

  22. Five Best NFL Teams of the Energy Crisis Era: 1976-1981

    In my first two or three years of college (beer and poker...I think I lost a semester), I studied psychology, hoping someday to become a counselor. Yeah, right...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 4 years ago 470 reads 2 comments

  23. The Seven Greatest Super Bowl Teams of the Vietnam Era

    At the young age of 10 I was already a football freak. Even though I knew little about the game and didn't play for fear of being hit really hard, I watched a lot of football on television, astounded by the running and the leaping and the hitting...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 4 years ago 642 reads 5 comments

  24. Fifty Thousand: A Sure-Fire Way To Pump Up Your B/R Reads

    I ask you to indulge me as I write a short piece in celebration of my approach on my 50,000th read on Bleacher Report. It's really no big deal; over 700 B/R writers have already hit this milestone...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 4 years ago 155 reads 1 comments

  25. Reality Bites: Why Steelers Fans Should Rally Behind Big Ben (Seriously)

    I'm the guy who in two recent Bleacher Report articles tried to tie NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to racism and misogyny in his handling of the Ben Roethlisberger situations. Thirty eight terse comments say I didn't sell anyone on my ideas...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 4 years ago 1,341 reads 65 comments