If Maryland has a football rival, their neighbor to the west is it. The Terps announced that they have added games against WVU in 2012-13 to the games the two teams had already scheduled for 2011-12. I am happy to see that WVU is back on the schedule. The Mountaineers are 23-21-2 all-time against the Terps. For all intents and purposes, that’s a dead heat. More importantly, WVU averages 11.6 fan ejections per game every time they visit College Park, including an average 3.5/gm for public urination and 2.7/gm for sheer ugliness. The bitterness between these two schools is tangible. Sure as the sunrise, the two states share a border that was once in dispute, and since that time there is no love between Marylanders and West Virginians.
Shell Games was live at Gene’s Beer Garden in Morgantown for The Mayor’s birthday party on May 8th to get reaction. Our correspondent does not remember much of that evening except that beers were less than $2 and that Morgantown is a very dark place in the evening. The darkness does much to hide the large beards and bellies of the men and women who roam the streets in this wayward town. We did get a reaction from The Mayor himself.
He came dancing across the water
What a killer.
There you have it folks. The Mayor himself smells blood in the air. When the Terps once again dance across the waters of appropriately named Cheat Lake, a grudge will be renewed and blood will be spilled. Football season is just that much more fun when you have a rival.