MORGANTOWN - In the early days of the forward pass, an incompletion was considered a turnover and the defense took possession at the spot from which the ball was thrown. For a short time, the turnover part was eliminated, but an incompletion was still costly - in the form of a 15-yard penalty.
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. I kid you not.
In 1968, Hans-Gunar Liljenwall became the first Olympian ever disqualified for drug use. His drug of choice? Alcohol. He had two beers to calm his nerves before the pistol-shooting competition in the modern pentathlon. Just so you know, there is no pistol shooting allowed at Mountaineer Field. Yet.
Why do I know these things? I don't. But Answer Dude does. He's just weird that way.
And today he's yours:
During the 2001-02 school year, West Virginia's football and basketball teams were a combined 11-28 and didn't qualify for either a bowl game or the Big East basketball tournament.
At least from the perspective of suffering fans, wouldn't that have been a better time to institute the sale of beer at games. Or maybe during the entirety of the Joedy Gardner-Frank Cignetti era? Forget $6 to $9. Shoot, I'd have paid 20 bucks for a drink during some of those debacles.
Good point. In fact, if this whole thing goes through I'm going to make it a point after a year or two to try to break down the numbers and see if beer sales go up or down relative to the outcome of the games.
Of course, then again, we're talking about a fan base that traditionally burns couches both after the best of wins and the worst of losses with equal fervor. I'm not sure drinking will be much different.
Who is Brady Ackerman and why should I care about him?