Baylor-WVU game

On Saturday, Becca and I drove down to Waco, TX, for the West Virginia-Baylor game. This was an anniversary gift from her.

I never knew how high school-ish Baylor games were though. From the PA announcer to the band to everything else in between. It came across as a high school game more then a major college game to me. Hopefully once Baylor opens their new stadium next year, that will all change for them.

Also, what is it with Big 12 teams and hand gestures. Baylor has the bear claw, Texas has the long horns. I’m sure there are others out there. I guess WVU’s is just flipping people off when they try to show the state outline on their hand. Ha.

While the blow out score was not something I wanted to see, it was great getting to see my Mountaineers in person again.

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One down, one to go

Yesterday I came to the realization, I have officially paid off one of my student loans. It was the smaller of the two loans but there was still a good sense of pride in being able to pay that off in a few short years after graduating from school.

The other loan will be another happy post for another day – hopefully soon too if I can manage it.

 

Morgantown Ranks 25th As Best Sports City

Wow, not to bad for a sports fan like myself to go from the 25th best sports city in America to the third best. I know Dallas is a good sports town, though the third best is a little high in my opinion based on what I’ve seen out of people here.

But for Morgantown to be in the top 25 because of WVU is awesome. The only other college town that comes above Morgantown was Lawrence, Kansas, which is home to Kansas University.

Pretty cool, pretty cool.

Fiesta Bowl Champs!!

Sorry for the lack of writing, been busy since I returned to the Big D.

But I couldn’t resist posting a video of last night’s bowl win for WVU over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. What a game!!

Enjoy!

Hey I Graduated

Haha, yeah, I graduated college. Crazy how four years went by so far. I will post photos of it all soon enough once I get photos from everyone…I took my camera but didn’t take any photos with it. Crazy how that works out. Though I did take plenty of photos with other cameras with other people!

Keep your fingers crossed about my job situation. I am waiting to hear back from a couple now! And hopefully more than that!

I’m Working On It..

Yeah, school is done and work is almost done here in Morgantown. The age old question about the job situation post-WVU for me is still going on. Things are looking up, I felt it would go this way towards time for graduation. Jobs are opening up all over more so now than a couple months ago. So that is comforting to a degree and it is just a matter of time before something is in line.

These things take time but something will come up and everyone will know of it. Until then keep praying about it along with me!

Other than school ending and job hunting there is no real news going on to report. Been kinda boring around these parts recently really. But summer is around the corner, as well as Mikey and Jennifer’s wedding in June.

Few Updates

Nothing too new going on here…very busy all across the board with class, work, and radio station stuff…and not to mention job searching. I’ve been searching more and more as of late and I have posted my resume on many sites. I am slowly working on a site on here to contain all of my broadcasting samples. I am waiting to get my soccer games on file to cut up here. Once those are up I will let you all know!

Other things going on…this Tuesday at 7 pm (6 CT) I will be traveling to Pittsburgh to do more play-by-play for the women’s basketball team as the will battle with Pitt. This will actually be my third play-by-play game in a row as of late. I called a game yesterday as the ladies defeated USF. I am battling a sore throat right now so if you heard last night’s game, I am sorry, my voice wasn’t the best…but thankfully it is feeling a little better right now. Let’s hope by Tuesday night it will be fine and ready to go.

Lastly on the menu here tonight, we here at 109 Rystan Place will soon be moving into a new house. Yup, a year here in Rystan Place was enough for us all I suppose. I don’t have the address of the new joint but I will have that for you in the coming weeks. Yes, I said weeks…we should be on the move within the next three weeks or so I believe. And by the looks of things it may need more time! Maybe.

Here are some photos of the new place. It is almost done!
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WVU over UCLA…and I missed it

Sure I was able to see highlights of the game but I wasn’t there for the biggest win in the Coliseum during my college career. I was on the road with the women’s basketball team in New Jersey. Oh well, my good bud Sean Merinar did a great job with recapping the game.

Games Coming Up

Alright, I know everyone wants to know when my next games are. I have two coming up in the very near future that you all will be very interested in.

This Saturday at noon (I believe) against Villanova and Next Wednesday (Jan. 24) against Marshall, I will be doing play-by-play for both of those games on U-92.

Just use the U-92 link on the right here to be able to listen. There is no login for that site just go there and click a listen live link and you are all set.

Best/Worst of 2006

So its the end of the year and I figure it is a decent time to reflect on what has transpired in the past calendar year. Amazing to believe and think that 2006 is almost over and that 2007 is just a jump away. Anyways…I have no real order to this list. Some things are life, sports, and just random stuff in my head. I will try to go month by month, if I can. If not, then sue me.

January – Best – Sugar Bowl: The year got kicked off with a major bang as WVU beat Georgia in their own dome to win the Sugar Bowl. For one, it was a great time. And for seconds, WVU actually won a bowl game! Yes, for the second time, no maybe third (I will have to check), WVU actually won a bowl game. Wow.

Best – Rose Bowl – now that was a game…one of the best I've seen in some time.

Worst – No snow in January – seriously, one of the mildest winters I have ever lived through and it was not the coldest of winters either. 

Best – Steelers win Super Bowl – Okay, I had trouble putting "best" beside this one but it was a good thing. Bettus got his ring, the entire psycho Steeler nation got their "one for the thumb" and I believe it shut them all up for at least 10 more years. Again, both my team (the 49ers) and some cryboy team in Texas would like to congratulate you on becoming a member in the 5 rings club. 

Feburary – Best – My 21st – sure becoming legal to drink is one thing but the random looks from other states when they see the id is always a laugh

Worst – Winter – okay the cold finally came as it normally does…the only bad part was standing in line at the Coliseum for games….

Worst – Mountaineer Manics – its a damn cult really. Peoplpe getting in the building early to save seats. Not just one or two but I am talking like 4 or 5 rows. It was horrible and totally wrong for the people out in the cold.

March – Best – George Mason's run – alright, nothing like a bracket buster pal. I loved it though.

Worst – Cold spring breaks – maybe that is why people go south for those things…

April – Best – Moving into new place – out with the old and in with the new…place…okay that was cheesy but it worked. Got a new townhouse here in town and got rid of an annoying couple who lived together but didn't live together. Oh, and their dog was never fed either.

Best – Honda Civic – getting a new car is always nice…don't ya think?

May – Best – Starting a new internship!!! – Dallas for the summer was great! Seriously…

Alright, I am sorta tired of the month by month thing…so whatever. After summer was fall semester and you have read what has been good and bad in the fall semester. Football, soccer and a girlfriend – good….school, school, and school – have been not soo good.

Here are some final lists that I made up. All mostly sports related I believe.

Male Athlete – Tiger Woods 

Female Athlete – Amelie Mauresmo

Best Championship Team  – Italy World Cup soccer …so I am biased on the sport…it was the only World Champion on the list really…

Coach of the Year –  Jim Larranaga, George Mason basketball

Rookie of the Year – Vince Young, Tennessee Titans

Best Game – USC 41, Texas 38 (Rose Bowl)

Biggest Disappointment – Bode Miller

Biggest Disappointment (Team) – New York Yankees

Most Overrated Story – (Tie) Barbaro and Kobe scoring 81 on the Toronto Raptors

Best Story – "J-Mac" – Autistic kid Jason McElwain scores 24 points in final three minutes of a game

Biggest Goat – Zinedine Zidane

Funniest Movie of the Year – Talladega Nights 

Alright…there is my list and best/worsts of the year…you may want to add this list to that but I don't care. I was bored and I thought "why not".