Saturday, March 26, 2005

That's MVP Pittsnoggle to You, Pal

Today's New York Times has a nice article on WVU center Kevin Pittsnogle in the run up to today's regional final matchup with Louisville. Pittsnogle is the only native West Virginian on the WVU roster. Sadly, I can't say that the article will do wonders for the state's image:

'People think anybody from my state is a hick,' Pittsnogle said. 'They think we're all hillbillies. I can't say it doesn't bother me sometimes.'

He grew up in a trailer park in Martinsburg, W.Va., to parents who dropped out of school when they were in the seventh grade.
Oy. And is Pittsnogle really that weird of a name in this day an age?

1 comment:

Dima said...

One reason I was disappointed that WVa is out of the tourney, is that I don't get to hear PITTSNOGGLE said by the commentators, and every time he does something spectacular, I couldn't help but think of a poster line that said "you've been pittsnoggled." You can't go wrong with a name like that!