Friday’s Pure Badness – Hairstyles

Posted in Pure Badness on 01/30/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer

 

Happy Valentine's Chest Hair

Happy Valentine's Chest Hair

 

Wow…………that right there is something else.  Note the patches of hair are hearts.  Happy early Valentine’s Day. 

Man or Woman?

Little Beards

Need a Good Washing?

Cool Hand Luke

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Today’s Joke

Posted in Jokes on 01/29/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer

An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates. St. Peter checks his dossier and says, “Ah, you’re an engineer — you’re in the wrong place.” So the engineer reports to the gates of hell and is let in. Pretty soon, the engineer gets dissatisfied with the level of comfort in hell, and starts designing and building improvements. After a while, they’ve got air conditioning, flush toilets and escalators, and the engineer is becoming a pretty popular guy. One day God calls Satan up on the telephone and asks with a sneer, “So, how’s it going down there in hell?” Satan replies, “Hey, things are going great. We’ve got air conditioning, flush toilets and escalators, and there’s no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next.” God replies, “What??? You’ve got an engineer? That’s a mistake — he should never have gotten down there; send him up here.” Satan says, “No way! I like having an engineer on the staff, and I’m keeping him.” God says, “Send him back up here or I’ll sue.” Satan laughs uproariously and answers, “Yeah right. And just where are YOU going to get a lawyer?”

Sad But True

Posted in Funny Pictures on 01/29/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer

Sad But True

Wow, now is that not the most truth you’ve ever seen printed on a shirt?  Unfortunately, some of our brave soldiers cannot say the same as this shirt does.  God rest their souls.

Good Times, Bad Times???

Posted in Chicago Cubs on 01/29/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer
Chicago Cubs 2009

Chicago Cubs 2009

 

Ok….lets take a look at the off season moves my Chicago Cubs have made.  Remember that they won 97 games last year.  That was the best in the National League and tied for 2nd in all of baseball for 2008.  So why do we make so many offseason moves?  Who even knows, but here’s what’s transpired.

10/31/2008  –  Declined option of catcher Henry Blanco

11/13/2008  –  Traded pitcher Jose Ceda ( a top prospect ) to the Marlins for pitcher Kevin Gregg thus cutting ties with the free agent pitcher Kerry Wood

11/18/2008  –  Signed free agent pitcher Ryan Dempster to 4 year deal

12/16/2008  –  Signed outfielder Joey Gathright to a 1 year deal

12/31/2008  –  Signed infielder Aaron Miles to a 1 year deal

12/31/2008  –  Traded infielder/outfielder Mark DeRosa to the Indians for pitchers Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer, and John Gaub.

01/06/2009  –  Traded pitcher Jason Marquis to the Rockies for pitcher Luis Vizcaino.

01/08/2009  –  Signed outfielder Milton Bradley to a 3 year deal.

01/15/2009  –  Signed outfielder So Taguchi to a 1 year deal.

01/18/2009  –  Traded outfielder Felix Pie to the Orioles for pitcher Garrett Oslon.

01/20/2009  –  Signed pitchers Ken Kadokura and Mike Staton and infielder Luis Rivas to minor league deals.

01/28/2009  –  Traded pitcher Garrett Olson and infielder Ronny Cedeno to the Mariners for pitcher Aaron Heilman.

Are we done yet?  I doubt it.  Have they made the team better?  I really do not think so.  I think they have actually put the team around 80 wins.  A subtraction of 17 wins.  We’ll see though.  By far the worst of these transactions so far was trading away Mark DeRosa.  He played at least 5 positions last year filling in when needed and always providing above average defense and always hit the ball well.  Mark, no pun intended, my words…….we will miss DeRosa dearly.

Wvu Florida Football Commits 2009

Posted in West Virginia Mountaineers on 01/27/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer

State of Florida

 

 Michael Carter

Height/Weight:  5′ 11″  – 154 Pounds

Position:  Cornerback

40 Yard Dash:  4.5 seconds

Committed to Wvu:  01/03/2009

Recruited by:  Doc Holliday

Carter is in top 15 at his position ( 12 ).  He’ll be a great addition to our nice incoming recruits for 2009.  Although a little undersized, he seems to get good reviews on his cover ability, but needs to work on his tackling.  Head Coach Bill Stewart will definately teach him how to attackle.

Please see his press conference below:

Eugene Smith

Height/Weight:  6′ 3″ – 182 pounds

Position:  Quarterback

40 Yard Dash:  4.82 seconds

Committed to Wvu:  11/10/2008

Recruited By:  Doc Holliday

Smith is a dual threat quarterback some would say, but with his 40 time, I’m not so sure.  He passed for 25 touchdowns and ran for 7 during his senior high school season.  I’ve seen him as high as #5 in the high school quarterback rankings.  He’s also been called the most gifted quarterback coming out of Florida this year.  Geno, as most call him, jumped in the Wvu mix once the Taj Boyd debacle unfolded.  Taj’s and his father made Bill Stewart look to another QB such as Geno and may have made Wvu make the best decision.  Only time will tell.

 

Stedman Bailey

Height/Weight:  5′ 11″ – 186 pounds

Position:  Wide Reciever

40 Yard Dash:  4.40 seconds

Committed to Wvu:  11/11/2008

Recruited by:  Doc Holliday

Bailey is being talked about as a great route runner.  Typically, in the past, when you hear comments like that about wide recievers, they are not the burners that outrun defenders.  He’s the high school teammate of Eugene Smith also.  So there is chemistry there already, which is always a plus.  Its also been said he has great hands.  Sounds like he’ll be the perfect underneath target to compliment Logan Heastie.  You can see an interview of him below.

 

Daquan Hargrett

Height/Weight:  5′ 9″ – 180 pounds

Position:  Running Back

40 Yard Dash:  4.5 seconds

Committed to Wvu:  6/18/2008

Hargrett is one of the better or best running back out of South Florida.  He’s small and quick.  I think of Noel Devine when I think of this guy, but not as highly touted coming out of high school.  He also has very good acceleration and can dance around.  The only knock is he may not be tough enough and needs to add some muscle.  Check out some of his runs in high school below.

 

Brodrick Jenkins

Height/Weigth:  5′ 10″ – 177 pounds

Position:  Wide Reciever / Cornerback

40 Yard Dash:  4.51 seconds

Committed to Wvu:  1/06/2009

Jenkins has done a little of everything it seems as a two way player.  He caught passes, defended passes and picked a few off, and returned kicks for touchdowns.  Where will we use him?  I cannot tell you that yet.  Spring drills/practice should tell us.  Some websites list him as a cover corner on defense and a scat-back type on offense, but think he’ll get on the field by returning kicks.  I couldn’t find any free videos of him.

 

Jonathan Scott

Height/Weight:  6′ 3″ – 190 pounds

Position:  Safety

40 Yard Dash:  4.6 seconds

Committed to Wvu:  1/18/2009

Recruited by:  Lonnie Galloway

A 6′ 3″ safety…..nice.  He’ll look quite imposing with Robert Sands in the defensive backfield who is 6′ 6″ tall.  He’s an upper shelf safety prospect from central Florida.  The following are quotes from him to www.scout.com

“I can cover a lot of ground and I move good. I have a long wing span and am a good size for a safety. I also love to hit and am a hard hitter.

“I’m working on improving my ball awareness. I also want to improve my speed. My goal is to get my 40 time in the 4.3-4.4 range (he claims to run a 4.5). I’m spending a lot of time working on my legs and getting stronger.”

Scott is also being recruited for basketball (10 points/8 rebounds per game) and track (6-foot-6 high jumper). “I really want to jump in college too,” he said. “I’ve been doing the high jump my whole life and I’d love to be able to continue doing it.”

I cannot find many videos on this kid.

Thank You Pat

Posted in Pat White, West Virginia Mountaineers on 01/27/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer

You may see a montage of pictures from time to time.  You see Pat White is my all-time favoriate Mountaineer and I’ll continue to post pieces about him……enjoy.

Pat White

Pat White

The Backyard Brawl – Basketball

Posted in West Virginia Mountaineers on 01/26/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer

Pitt 79 – Wvu 67

Well, we didn’t win.  I thought before this game our lack of an inside presence may be our downfall, it was.  We were able to keep it close, but with a Sam Young and a DeJuan Blair, the Mountaineers could not keep up. 

DeSean Butler had 21 points and Alex Ruoff added 16.  Pitts bench also outscored ours 13-6.  Pitt outrebounded us 28-22. 

Below are quotes from Bob Huggins:

“They got us out of doing what kept us in the game in the first half”

“I felt we could rebound as long as we moved them. You can’t have those big, wide bodies stand in the lane. We just got down and tried to stop them in the lane and that is a recipe for disaster.”

“We gave Sam some open looks and he made them”

 

Enough said, we lost.  Lets move on to get prepared for Saint John’s.