A look at how they look at us.

So…. the team was on national TV last Thursday. Big win, you remember it, right? We might have griped about how our two early season losses took us out of the national spotlight but last week all eyes were on us. Team lived up to the hype too. How’d the rest of us do? Well, when I loaded my favorite sports blog Monday morning, this was what I saw:

Actually, the post is kind of funny and the behavior in the video is nothing out of the blue or too big of a deal.

Then I read a Sporting News blog that rambled through the usual redneck stereotypes. It didn’t bother me that much, honestly, until it said:

The people of Virginia Tech seem like foreign dignitaries compared to the crowd in Morgantown.

Okay. Now I’m mad. But not nearly as mad as the comment war that ensued under that post, but mad. I agreed with one commenter who thought we should “embrace it”. I love Mountaineer Field. I love Mountaineer fans. I love the polite ones and I love the rude ones. I’ve definitely been both embarrassed and embarrassing at Mountaineer Field. I think, at the end of the day, it just comes with the territory. It’s college football, and the passion is beautiful. People express it however they choose and no one speaks for everyone. It is what it is, and I wouldn’t change a damn thing about it.

That said, we get another go ’round with a night game in two weeks. The Cincy game has been moved to ESPNU and kick set at 7pm. Should be an equally raucous atmosphere.

And while all of us were worrying about what we looked like on TV, former running back Ed Collington was busy robbing people in Sunnyside. Economic downturn and all.

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