Still, expect some backlash at Wallace.
And finally, Anna Burns Welker was making waves.
If you don't remember the name or state connection, allow me to refresh your memory. She is the wife of New England Patriot Wes Welker. She spent a year living in St. Albans before moving to Fayetteville, N.C., and landing the title of Miss Hooters International 2005.
Last year at this time we brought you the story of her delightful grandmother, Betty Burns of St. Albans, who went to the Super Bowl courtesy of Welker.
After the Pats' loss to Baltimore last Sunday, Anna Burns Welker posted a not-so-flattering Facebook note on Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
"Proud of my husband and the Pats," she wrote. "By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis' Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay. What a hall of fame player! A true role model!!"
It didn't take long for Burns Welker to post an apology, saying she was "deeply sorry" and she "let the competitiveness of the game ... get the best of me."
However you feel about that, it was a busy day for Mountain State natives and connections.
Love or hate us, we know how to make a splash.
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