Sorry: Football post. Sorry also: Local interest. Sorry part III: Easily offended MU fans take a deep breath.
I post the video below in honor of tomorrow’s game between my West Virginia Mountaineers and our cute, cuddly, little brother school Marshall University in the “Everything-to-lose and Nothing-to-gain Bowl.” (c)
Note: I say “cute, cuddly little brother” with affection. I like Marshall fine. Green is my favorite color. Even though I was persecuted as a child for being a West Virginia fan, I hold no ill will. I root for the Herd. I went to school there for a minute. I was in a class with some amazing football players and they called me “Beck.”
As a West Virginian I know we need to play this game. As a West Virginia fan, this game is a nightmare. If you win, “Great job, big whoop,” and if you lose it’s like your pants fell down at your own funeral. OK, I can’t think of an apt metaphor.
Will Marshall win this one? Maybe, sure. Play it enough times and it will happen. I just hope it’s not tomorrow.
Bottom line, there’s nothing to be gained for West Virginia and everything to lose.
For Marshall there’s everything to be gained and nothing to lose. Except the game, I hope.