Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a somber memorial service for the 29 West Virginia miners who died on April 5, drew thunderous applause from the Beckley, West Viriginia, crowd when he invoked Rich Rodriguez while describing the miners:
“They were fathers, grandfathers, sons, nephews, husbands and fee..onces (sic). They loved hunting, fishing, riding horses and four-wheelers. They hated the way Coach Rodriguez left West Virginia for Michigan (applause).”
Knowing what we now know about Rodriguez’s departure from Morgantown, if that remark provided some relief for the surviving family members of the fallen miners, I’m all for it.
Nice find by Brian Powell at AWFUL ANNOUNCING and DEADSPIN today - as Powell digs up video of ESPN’s Stu Scott as a weatherman in North Carolina.
Now if I can only lay my hands on video from John Buccigross’ days with the Thunder From Down Under. (I’m in Vegas folks, work with me.)
The BOSTON GLOBE reports on the New England Patriots’ new “Hall at Patriot Place.”
Among the “most interesting interactive exhibits is ‘The Snow Globe,’ a 16-foot-diameter geodesic dome that surrounds visitors and greets them with a drop temperature as a video is played” of former Patriots Kicker Adam Vinatieri’s tying field goal against the Raiders in the 2002 playoffs.
Seems a little elaborate if you ask me. Especially since they could just have Bill Belichick or Al Davis walk in the room to create the exact same effect.
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