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Old 08-19-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Michael Phelps' father played football at Fairmont State

Michael Phelps has shown plenty of doggedness in Beijing.
But those in Fairmont may have seen the Phelps determination years ago.
Fred Phelps, the Olympic swimmer's father, played football at Fairmont State.
"I liked it when the running back and receivers heard footsteps,'' Fred Phelps told Newsday. "I liked it when the guards and tackles pulled so you could hit the biggest guy out there.''
"At Fairmont State College in West Virginia,'' said the piece, "Fred studied physical education and set school records for interceptions in a season and, after he was steered to track and field by a football assistant, the triple jump.''
Fred Phelps' wife Debbie followed her husband-to-be from the Westernport-Luke area of Maryland to FSC. They married in May, 1973.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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Angry Wvu was robbed!

Just had to vent.
Anyone watch the game last night? I cannot fathom how the Cinncy fumble turned into a TD. The video reviewers are on crack.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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Just had to vent.
Anyone watch the game last night? I cannot fathom how the Cinncy fumble turned into a TD. The video reviewers are on crack.
Feel better Hinton? Your post made me laugh.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Western Maryland
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We watched the game and were horrified at the call..Hinton is right..that call was BOGUS! At least one of the sportscasters' agreed that it was definitely a fumble..didn't look as if the ball crossed the plane either..the Mountaineers were robbed!
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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The rule is supposed to be "undisputable evidence" to overturn the ruling on the field. If anything, I thought the video was clear enough to have overturned a TD call, instead they turn a fumble into a TD for Cincy.

Maybe Ocho Cinquo's $1 bribe found a home.
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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Oh my goodness. Boys will be boys.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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I was at the game. Cinci has the dumbest fans in BCS conference football. It's clear they haven't had much success in the 112 years they've been playing football, and they don't know how to handle having visitors in their stadium. The wife and i had a very, very bad experience there.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:36 PM
 
Location: in the boonies
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I lived in other states for many years and heard the wv jokes concerning the issues you stated. The jokesters were not hacking on me, i never told them i was born in wv. It's just the perception people have of the state.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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Hate football and rarely watch it - did see part of that game.
That TD that was handed to Cinci only reinforces why I hate the game.

Evidently the refs didn't see the same replays from 4 different angles that we saw on TV.
Maybe they should have TV's in their ref areas.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Default WVU Fans voted rudest in the Big East

Report: WVU Fans Are Rude - WBOY-TV - WBOY.com (http://www.wboy.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=70708 - broken link)

MORGANTOWN -- According to the 2009 Fan Survey, 34.9 percent of Big East football fans ranked West Virginia University fans as the rudest in the conference.
Pittsburgh Panther fans came in second place with 25 percent of the vote.
The majority of the respondents believe that the University of Connecticut has the politest fans.
The poll does reveal some good news for Mountaineer fans.
Morgantown's Milan Puskar Stadium is the favorite destination for Big East road games.
You can see results for the entire Sports Illustrated.com survey by clicking on the link below.
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