The Coal Tattoo is a lazy attempt to post something through whiskey soaked eyes. It's not that we don't care. We just have other things to think about.
The big news of the day is that Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese is going to retire in 2009. My first thought is hell yea!!! Just because he's the guy in charge. And when life isn't perfect, we hang the boss. Right? But the truth is that he's done an incredible job. Whether you like him or not, he's held this conference together when it was on the verge of collapse. Yeah, it didn't hurt that a certain team went on an apeshit crazy tear over the last three years in football. But still, he deserves our thanks. He's leaving the conference in the best shape it's ever been in. With the conference almost sure to split after 2010, there are still a lot of questions. A lot more than I want to bring up in a linking post, anyway.
If you last name is Rodriguez, you must leave Morgantown. I'm a lot of things, but woman beater isn't one of them, and I have no respect for anyone that does.
I rarely think about any other sports besides football or basketball, but freshman Jedd Gyorko has been named to the Louisville Slugger all freshman baseball team.
Might want to get your horse and carriage out of the barn, and get ready to pay more at the concession stand. Rising fuel costs are going to roll down hill at you from a lot of different directions. One of those directions will be from your favorite teams athletic department.
If you ever doubted that Orson was the greatest thing to hit the college football blogospher, shame on you. Here's another reason for your shame.
Lastly, I want to give a big hat tip to blogging friend and all around swell guy, Brian Sakowski from In The Bleachers for getting one of his posts on Fox Sports. Congrats pal! He's made quite a few changes over on his blog and brought in Adam Nittina to help with the posting. Bookmark those guys or get them on your Google reader. But you really should start reading them if you don't already!