Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Not so sure this is a good idea

I've said before that I would like to see WV fans treat our visitors with respect when they visit Morgantown. The catch to that is not everyone listens to me. Probably about 100 people or so visit this site on a daily basis, and not all are WV fans.

So, how good of an idea is it for Marshall fans to march together to the stadium? That really all depends on the Marshall fans. I'm just going to go ahead and tell you that if you want respect, you have to give it. If you think you are going to march through Morgantown to show up Mountaineer fans, you really need to reconsider.

Mike Kirtner is president of Huntington-based media group Kindred Communications, which owns a Huntington radio station that is among the sponsors for the event.

"Marshall will be a guest in Morgantown, and everyone should treat their guests appropriately," Kirtner said. "I think Morgantown will embrace us."

Somehow, those words sound kind of hollow coming from him. How bout this, Mike? You keep an eye on your people, and we'll keep an eye on ours. And as an added bonus, we'll give you a police escort.

Becky Lofstead, director of WVU News and Information Services, said the two schools are working closely with public safety officials to ensure the event is free of incidents. Lofstead said campus police, Morgantown police and state police would be scattered along the route. The school will also provide campus police officer and a Morgantown police officer for assistance at the tailgate.

Not to worry Marshall fans, we've got our best man on it!

Now that everyone feels safe, let's get this damn thing going already!

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