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WVU offering vouchers to buy back F-bomb shirts

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For those who don’t know, ESPN’s College Game Day will be live from the epicenter of exclusion right now — Morgantown, West Virginia — this Saturday when No. 2 LSU comes to town to play the No. 16 Mountaineers.

And, just in case the SEC changes their mind, the university will be trying to put on their best face for the event by removing all “West F—ing Virginia” shirts from the stands of Mountaineer Field (and grounds of the Mountainlair Plaza, the site for CGD).

A fan wearing the shirt was shown during the broadcast of WVU’s season-opening game against Marshall. The sight prompted athletic director Oliver Luck to write a letter asking fans to refrain from wearing the item. Now, the school’s spirit group, the Mountaineer Maniacs, are holding an exchange Thursday and Friday for the shirts.

Fans who bring in the shirt will receive a $20 voucher for any university-licensedĀ apparel. Coincidentally, I will be going on eBay to see if I can snag one before they’re all gone.

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31 Responses to “WVU offering vouchers to buy back F-bomb shirts”
  1. fitz66 says: Sep 21, 2011 7:29 PM

    This site is the epicenter of irrelevant stories.

  2. southernpatriots says: Sep 21, 2011 7:33 PM

    SEC reps will be at the LSU — WVU game in Morgantown. There will be alot of media spotlight there as well. At least several thousand LSU fans are anticipated to make the trip. We are sure there will be some watching and listening, trying to see what kind of presentation will be made by WVA and its fans, win or lose.

    We are really bad with scores, but so are some professional prognosticators. LSU 30 — WVU 17. LSU’s defense begins to dominate by the 3rd quarter.

  3. drummerhoff says: Sep 21, 2011 7:40 PM

    FYI: The Saturday Night game on ABC/ESPN is Number 1 for the first three weeks & ESPN decided to broadcast WVU for this Saturday Night’s game on ABC. I guess the Worldwide Leader knows a thing or two about which programs sell nationally:
    http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/2011/09/21/saturday-night-college-football-the-no-1-television-show-through-first-three-weeks/

    WV may not be a “large media market”, but they are a national brand & ESPN knows it.

  4. wvucolumbus says: Sep 21, 2011 7:51 PM

    drummerhoff-That’s because we’re everywhere (WVU alumni). Columbus, Charlotte, Pittsburgh (especially), DC (especially), Philly, NYC and Jersey (the latter 4 because of the huge number of students from those areas).

    You’re right. WVU is a national brand.

  5. drummerhoff says: Sep 21, 2011 7:59 PM

    wvucolumbus – Its not just WVU alumni. I live in the heart of Big10 country and everyone watches WVU games. Some of ESPN’s best rated games are WVU match-ups.

  6. kevink441 says: Sep 21, 2011 8:37 PM

    Looking forward to the game this weekend. It only takes a few idiots (mostly out of state students) to make everyone else look bad. Those shirts are hilarious but in poor taste for sure. 99% of our fans are die hard, blue collar love their ‘eers fans. These idiots are not representative of our fans.

  7. WingT says: Sep 21, 2011 8:45 PM

    Wow, those fans have all day to get liquored up, lol, And with beer sales expected to break the all time record for this game it promises to be a little “messy” by the start of the 4th quarter.

    SouthernPatriots – I think you are being very kind with your prediction. BTW, the LSU defense will begin to dominate somewhere around the start of the game – it depends on who gets the ball first. :)

  8. Deb says: Sep 21, 2011 9:51 PM

    Poor Oliver Luck. Every school has a few idiots who wear vulgar shirts. The shirt would have been forgotten two seconds after it flashed across the screen if he hadn’t made an issue of it. But now that he’s made a mountain from a molehill, more people will wear them just to irritate the administration.

  9. WingT says: Sep 21, 2011 9:54 PM

    Deb – lol, you are so right, lol. Don’t tell students they can’t wear something, lol. I can’t wait to watch the game. Plus, ESPN Gameday is broadcasting from there Saturday – that’s going be fun. I hope Corso can stay sober until at least kickoff :)

  10. southernpatriots says: Sep 21, 2011 9:56 PM

    Deb: Now Luck is out of luck! The kids will wear them, the broadcast on site directors will choose them to broadcast and Luck will have his university presented in this light…might not be what he wants but he sure did not manifest wisdom in handling this situation from the beginning as you have correctly posted.

  11. southernpatriots says: Sep 21, 2011 10:04 PM

    WingT: We think it is Corso in the new ESPN spot with Coach Les Miles holding about a square foot of grass and Corso has grass coming out of his mouth, asking Miles what kind of grass does he eat. Miles answers , “fescue.” We recommended Miles change to alfalfa which is sweeter and heartier, lasting longer when chewed, and makes the highest protein and mineral hay for championship horses.

  12. fitz66 says: Sep 21, 2011 10:06 PM

    Luck dropped the ball on several accounts, in my opinion. First, applying to the SEC and ACC is like proposing during a baseball game on the big screen: you’d better already know the answer or you’re going to look real dumb.

    If WVU didn’t apply, then all he has to do is come out and say it – he didn’t. Now the whole university looks bad (not to mention him putting the tshirt thing on the front page of ESPN/SI.com, etc).

    I’m losing faith in Oliver “The Savior” Luck…

  13. WingT says: Sep 21, 2011 10:12 PM

    SouthernPAts- that’s a funny promo with Corso and The Hat :)

  14. southernpatriots says: Sep 21, 2011 10:13 PM

    fitz66: We understand and sympathize. We have known his counterparts in various Gulf South states who were embarassing as well.

    Don’t grieve about the SEC membership though. The SEC is not accepting any applications for membership and have not offered any except to Texas A & M. No rejection, no invitation. The process is slow and somewhat long. A & M will not join until next July at the earliest.

  15. WingT says: Sep 21, 2011 10:14 PM

    fitz, Seems to me that Oliver problems started back with the Bill Stewart mess.

  16. southernpatriots says: Sep 21, 2011 10:28 PM

    WingT: Miles spoke before a high school about 2 weeks ago. As he was introduced all the students rose and gave him a standing ovation. After he spoke for about 10 minutes, they began chanting, “Eat grass!” When he was able to understand them he chuckled. He obviously is a good sport about it. Even when Erin Andrews delittled and disrespected him, he was good natured about it. Erin looked small.

  17. WingT says: Sep 21, 2011 10:44 PM

    SouthernPats – I love Les Miles, he is great. I have always admired how his players seem to pull in around him and play for him.

    There’s a funny web site that has Les Miles quotes – it’s all in good fun and operated by a LSU alum. I loe reading those quotes.

    I just hope he doen’t have any magic left over the day he visits Tuscaloosa in November.

    Also, please tell him that the grass on the sidelines on the visitors side of the field has been “treated” – tell him not to eat the grass of Bryant – Denny stadium please :)

  18. southernpatriots says: Sep 21, 2011 10:56 PM

    WingT: treated, on the visitors side, huh? Treated with what, arsenic? ha. Will send him an email letting him know that the Bama folks really don’t want to face him so they hope to get him sick by “treating” the grass he would normally chew on….ha.

  19. mdnittlion says: Sep 21, 2011 10:59 PM

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:

    Fan bases with no passion will never understand, fan bases with it.

    I have no problem with the shirt, I mean it’s not like their lighting a couch on fire or anything this time.

  20. WingT says: Sep 21, 2011 11:09 PM

    @SouthernPats -:) …..now you know that our team won’t back down from him…..we will be happy to host him in Tuscaloosa :)

  21. southernpatriots says: Sep 21, 2011 11:13 PM

    WingT: Of all coaches that face Bama yearly, Miles has one of the best records against them in Tuscaloosa. Maybe someone there is intimidated by his success v. them and has “treated” the visitors grass in preparation? smile.

  22. Deb says: Sep 21, 2011 11:27 PM

    @fitz66 …

    If you’re lucky, they’ll be showing ads of LSU’s coach eating grass during the game and no one will notice the shirts ;)

    Seriously, though, Luck is making mistakes, but it’s obvious he cares about WVU–about the school’s image and about securing its future. There’s a lot to be said for that. I don’t think the door has necessarily closed for WVU on either the SEC or the ACC. Apparently we’re just going to have a lot of drama like this every year until we finally wind up with superconferences.

  23. southernpatriots says: Sep 22, 2011 6:30 AM

    Deb & all:

    From the beginning this way drama. Each conference has it. There is enough drama to go around. The Big 12 may be the leader due to the major actors involved. We call their drama: “As the Big 12 Burns.”

    The Atlantic Coast Conference does not limit themselves to schools with states even bordering the Atlantic Coast. The Pacific-12 Conference does not limit itself to schools located in states bordered by the Pacific Ocean. Why should the South Eastern Conference play by a different rule and limit itself just to states that succeeded or comprise the traditional South?

    The SEC would not have to change its name to also reach out to states that were part of the Louisiana Purchase. The new merger of conferences to form the POD conference are not limiting themselves to one geographical region.

  24. wvucolumbus says: Sep 22, 2011 6:31 AM

    Deb-I completely agree. Until the superconferences are established we’ll always wonder if we’ll be invited. Until then, we’ll have to settle for the Big East, which at least gives us a shot at annual BCS bids (and this year a NC shot in the unlikely event we beat LSU).

    Let’s GEAUXXXXXXXXX Mountaineers!!!

  25. wvuandsteelers says: Sep 22, 2011 8:01 AM

    Here I wanted to wear “Geaux F*** Yourself LSU and SEC.”

    With “Pitt still eats S**t” on the back.

    Go ‘Eers. Shock the world on Saturday!!

  26. southernpatriots says: Sep 22, 2011 2:19 PM

    wvuandsteelers: Luck wants you! There are few alligators in south Louisiana that are hungry… Have fun being a great representative on live tv for WVU and West Virginia. We understand that LSU fans are bringing wild Louisiana oysters so you can save some “mountain oysters” until later.

  27. Deb says: Sep 22, 2011 3:11 PM

    @southernpatriots …

    Why do my fellow Steelers fans keep coming onto CFT and embarrassing themselves? LOL

  28. southernpatriots says: Sep 22, 2011 3:23 PM

    Deb: Every team has wonderful fans and some who are less than that and a few who are way less than that…ha.

    Over the years we have been Cowboy fans due to Tom Landry who our family knew well and others on his teams. There were some wonderful fans, many great tailgates, and memorable meetings with governors, senators, and others. Then there were those who acted like great jerks with no class.

    Then we became New Orleans Saints fans (and we were fans when they were “Ain’ts). Most fans today are great, very hospitable and kind, generous, etc. (after all it is south Louisiana!) butg there are some that embarass themselves and good Saints fans. Security will not allow them into the SuperDome with some signs they handmake. Thank God they don’t have t-shirts yet with the slogans.

    It’s okay. We just have to confront crassness and lack of class every once in a while.

  29. southernpatriots says: Sep 28, 2011 11:23 AM

    UPDATE:

    Marcus Mason and his pregnant wife Hannah, along with two friends were LSU fans leaving the parking lot from the WVU and LSU game. They were stopped in bumper to bumper traffic on the road when thugs threw a rock through the open window hitting Hannah. Within the next few moments Marcus was close to death and Hannah and their friends were injured. The thugs so far have gotten away, though numerous people in the motionless cars in traffic saw at least some of what transpired. Several came to help when Hannah screamed that she was pregnant.

    Tuesday, Marcus was released from the hospital. He has much healing to do and family members related that further surgeries will be needed, but he is home tonight. The swelling that so concerned the surgeons finally went down so they could begin the surgeries. According to family members, Marcus will need additional surgeries and close monitoring as the process of healing and restoration continues. The family has asked for your prayers.

    Police now have this information: The alleged assailants are described as white men driving a light-colored sport utility vehicle.

    Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Morgantown Police Department at 304-284-7454 or 304-284-7522.

  30. dkhhuey says: Sep 28, 2011 11:50 AM

    Yes – we all know that showing kids you are desperate and pleading with them not to wear a tee shirt with a F!@#$ on it will absolutely work as expected!!! I’m guessing sales went off the hook the second he started this ridiculous campaign. Hate to break the news to you but ignoring it would have been the correct answer since it was absolutely no big deal!!! Now, thanks to your ignorance – you’ve just elevated those shirts to EPIC cult status and pretty much guaranteed that half or more of the crazies will be donning those all year long.

  31. parkcityute says: Sep 28, 2011 12:19 PM

    I read alot of blogs and most on College Football Talk. I don’t post much. I am a Ute alum and fan. Earlier today I came across a story and pictures of WVU co-eds celebrating the turning in of their West F…. University t-shirts to have written across their lower back and butt crack F….u LSU. With their butts up in the air and proud of what they had done, they were happy with themselves, smiling at the camera.

    I also heard that the LSU fans who were beaten were African American and the attackers were white. The attackers could see the occupants of the car were African American because the front window was down to allow the rock to be thrown in. These attackers saw the victims before they attacked. Isn’t this a hate crime?

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