August Quick Hits


OK, sorry The Deuce and I have been slacking… I’ve been busy working and traveling, and The Deuce is having knee surgery tomorrow. Do me a favor and send some good vibes his way.

Anyway, a few things of note have happened through the past few days, and I’m going to note them and comment on there here.

Noel Devine signs with UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks

After walking out on the Philthadelphia Eagles, Noel Devine has signed with the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL. Good place for him in my opinion. Devine, who ranks third in school history with 4,315 rushing yards, was not selected in April’s NFL draft, but signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in July. He was released days later. While terms of Devine’s agreement were not released, other UFL players have said most contracts pay between $5,000 and $6,000 per week. Congratulations to Devine and the best of luck to him… hopefully, he’ll be good in the NFL someday so he can make Peter King look stupid.

New WVU Football Gameday rules to go along with the beer.

OK, I’m glad to hear that Anheuser-Busch, Miller-Coors and Morgantown Brewery are providing the beer this fall. Anyway… more…

"Anheuser-Busch and Miller Coors will be added to the list of university sponsors and provide domestic bottles as well as draft beer, but there will also be a contribution from the Morgantown Brewing Company.“We think it’s great to have Morgantown Brewing Company present at all the games. They’re excited about it,” said Luck. “I think it’s important because it’s an example of how we work well with the community, we work well with local merchants to try to improve the best we can the situation for local companies.”So how much damage will the beer do to your pockets? Those figures will vary depending on the type you buy and what it’s served in, ranging from seven to nine dollars.To keep the stadium clean and green, Anheuser-Busch has donated a number of bags and containers for recycling the used bottles and cups.Beers will be sold until halfway through the third quarter in any game in order to help diminish the chance of drunk drivers leaving the stadium. Also in place to curtail fans from driving under the influence of alcohol will be a designated driver program.The five rules include no excessive drinking, no foul or abusive language, no smoking in the seating or concourse areas, no throwing any sort of objects on the field and no ignoring instruction of event and security personnel."

The only one I disagree with is “no foul or abusive language.” That’s the only way to talk to neanderthal Marshall fans as well as idiotic Pitt fans. Wonder if all the Stew lovers are still seething at Oliver Luck?

Anyway, stay tuned for a preview of the Coal Bowl soon.