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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Backyard Brawl - The 100th Game

One of the 20 items BLENKO GLASS has in stock with WVU LOGO! Pitchers, glasses, plates, containers. Blenko has a wide assortment of WVU and Marshall Logo Items. Fiesta also has WVU Logo Items - Buy MADE IN WEST VIRGINIA for your tailgate.

We won't be writing again until Monday - This is an exciting weekend. My folks are coming to visit today, the WVU Football Game is Saturday and on Sunday my parents new car is being built http://www.mbusa.com/ in Germany. See you at the FOOTBALL GAME! WEAR GOLD!
BRING YOUR BLENKO GLASS http://www.blenkoglass.com/ or Fiesta (made in WVA)WVU LOGO Tableware for the pre & post game activities.

The Backyard Brawl, The 100th Game
By Dale Grdnic
Senior WriterPosted Nov 26, 2007
The 100th renewal of the Backyard Brawl, the annual football game between Pitt and West Virginia, will take place Saturday at 7:45 p.m. at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W.Va. and normally that would be enough to fan the flames in this heated rivalry.
However, there's much more at stake than local bragging rights and a recruiting edge. The host Mountaineers (10-1 overall and 5-1 in the Big East) are ranked second by the Associated Press, first by USA Today and second in the BCS standings, so they can clinch a berth in the BCS championship game and win
Jedijawa - This is not my Blog always has the latest WVU News! http://not-my.blogspot.com/

Open Mike had this song on his blog and it's called Twas The Night Before Pittsburgh and he credits Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail. Here it goes...

Twas the night before Pittsburgh, when all through my mind,
Were visions of couch burnings, both yours and mine
.Firemen were resting and acting quite lazy,But they knew that things were about to get crazy.The players were nestled, Markell did his dreds,While visions of Bourbon Street danced in their heads
.There were Quinton’s gold teeth, Larry’s son in his lap,While the quarterback made noises to sound like a cat
.When down in the end zone there arose such a noise,They sprang from their homes and called all their boys
.To the field they flew, fast as Devine,Making sure to pick up the offensive line.
The invaders had arrived at the stadium early,These Panthers were looking noticeably surly.
There was a point to this late-night trip through the hills,They were out on the field doing defensive drills.With a dapper old coach who combed his mustache,You knew in a moment it must be Wannstedt.
He’d made his name as a defensive master,And he whistled and shouted for them to run faster!“Watch Slaton! Watch Schmitt! Watch Reynaud and White!Watch option! Watch bubble! Could be a rough night!
Let’s stand at the goal line and build a big wall,And keep them from their shot to play for it all!
”As they began to believe his bold rally cry,There was a flash and a pop up high in the sky.
They reacted the same, with a quick double take,What they saw made them stop in their cleats and quake.
On the top of the stadium a man made his stand,As he calmly adjusted his Nike wristbands.
He said “My name’s Rich, as you surely know,”Then ran down the bleachers with Mountaineers in tow.

They were dressed all in gold, from their heads to their feet,And they looked like they’d win a 12-team track meet.
A bundle of plays he had in his book,And there was no mistaking that confident look.Pitt’s eyes, how they widened!

Their hearts, how they pounded!All for the biggest game since this brawl was founded.One side had momentum, the other desperation,
This battle wouldn’t wait for the eyes of the nation!Caridi was roused from a much-needed sleep,So were Hickman and Hertzel, the last with a bleep.

They brought their pens, paper and elaborate prose,To witness this battle of bitter old foes.

It was dark and cold, your breath you could see,But that didn’t stop the kickoff of Pat McAfee.

The tackle, of course, came from an old Hawk named Emery,And so started this game that would soon be a memory.

They spoke so few words as they went to work,But score after score drove the visitors berserk.

The Mountaineers rolled, as was expected,While the Panthers backed off, clearly dejected.
There was a Gatorade shower that gave poor Rich shivers,
While no one seemed happier than one Vaughn Rivers.They exclaimed after singing about Almost Heaven,“Well see you in New Orleans on January 7.”

Have a great weekend. On the way back home consider stopping at BLENKO GLASS I 64 Milton exit - its clearly marked. The

5 comments:

lewisdvdphd said...

hilary,
Went to this 'big game' with Sol.
OSU is much larger but your fan base is insane!
Sol used his Blenko WV glass bowls and plates in the pregame party.
I didn't see you in the seat saw said was 'yours' if I had I would have come down and introduced myself.
Keep writing, and keep believing in the good of the country, west virginia and all the other naively sweet ideas you have.
I enjoy your blog, have passed it along to several friends, and will give 6 people on my Xmas gift Blenko. More if they'll return my call about engraving glass.

lewisdvdphd said...

I forgot to comment on your parents MB. This is my 3rd MB. I remain a satified customer. The concept of having your car built by a particular person - one person is unique and a service worth paying $$ for. Your parents will enjoy the car for the remainder of their lives.
I recall my first MB order - it was the 3rd car and the one I have now, very special to know it was made for me.
Lewis

Dr.BOB said...

Did your parents buy the new C car being advertized so heavily?
Very pretty!
Not stylish but Im driving what was my Dads MB ten years old 90K and a gem.
WVU nor Marshall made it to big bowls, you might suggest to Blenko they do other schools.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Dr. Bob
I this day sent your suggestion to Rodney Wade at Blenko.
Thank you for the suggestion.
Great idea.

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