The Times West Virginian

Bob Herzel

December 24, 2012

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU dashing to New York for bowl game

MORGANTOWN — It is Christmas Eve, the most wonderful time of year.

Family and friends, gifts and prayers, and Christmas carols being sung by the fire.

These are time tested songs, songs of love for the season, for each other.

An so it is that this Christmas Eve we bring you a songbook of new lyrics for Christmas songs to help you celebrate your Mountaineer Christmas:

Jingle Bells

Dashing to the show

To see the Mountaineers play

Watching Geno throw

Laughing all the way

Tavon takes the ball

Making someone miss

What fun it is to rock and roll

In a New York City bowl.


Jingle bells, jersey sells,

Jingle all the way.

Oh what fun it is to ride

The MTA today


Jingle bells, jersey sells,

Jingle all the way.

Oh what fun it is to ride

The MTA today

The Christmas Song, tailgate version

Hot dogs roasting on an open grill

Bud Lite nipping at your nose

Football scores coming over the wire

And folks wearing WVU clothes

Everybody knows a touchdown and a field goal kick

Help to cover today’s spread

Mountaineers, make the Orange sick

With nothing more to be said.

They know that Stedman’s on his way

Keeping tacklers all at bay

And every mother’s child is gonna spy

Watching Bailey, with the football, run on by

And so I’m drawing up some simple plays

For Dana Holgorsen to run

Although it’s been tried different times, different ways

Nehlen’s draw play is still fun.

Santa Claus is coming to (Morgan)town

You better watch out

You better learn to fly

The fans will all shout

I’m telling you why

Aaric Murray’s coming to town

He’s making a fist

Swinging it twice

Through the defenses

He will slice

Aaric Murray’s coming to town

He sees them when they’re creeping

He knows if it’s a zone,

He’s gonna leave them weeping

For a basket he will own.

You better watch out

You better learn to fly

The fans will all shout

I’m telling you why

Aaric Murray’s coming to town

Aaric Murray’s coming to town

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  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Under pressure, NCAA decides to change rules

    At first glance, it appears that they do not go hand-in-hand, a pair of rules changes the NCAA’s Legislative Council approved this week, sending them off for what seems to be smooth sailing toward becoming rules.

    April 18, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU gymnast hopes to stick her final landing

    The reaction, one suspects, was the same as most people who see either a picture of West Virginia University gymnast Hope Sloanhoffer or meet her for the first time in person — a quick double take, maybe even stumbling over the first few words of an introduction.

    April 17, 2014

  • Bussie looks forward to WNBA

    On Tuesday, the weather turned cold, the wind blew and amongst the raindrops that fell a few snowflakes fluttered quietly to Earth.
    It was as if it was a celebration of Asya Bussie being drafted on Monday night by the Minnesota Lynx, champions of the WNBA, with the third selection of the second round, the 15th overall pick of the draft.

    April 16, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Jackie Robinson’s impact extends beyond baseball

    It is Jackie Robinson Day as I sit here writing this today, and I feel as though I am doing it in a world gone mad.
    Every player in Major League Baseball wore No. 42 on Tuesday in honor of Jackie Robinson, the man who took racism’s best shot and integrated the game that was known then as the National Pastime even though it was as white a Ku Klux Klan robe.

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  • Gyorko, Padres agree to extension

    Jedd Gyorko, who hasn’t hit much of anything with a .178 start on this season, hit the jackpot on Monday, signing a six-year contract extension with the San Diego Padres for $35 million with a one-year club option at $13 million.

    April 15, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN- Spring game showed defense has improved

    From Dana Holgorsen’s viewpoint, which was standing right behind the offense, West Virginia’s Gold-Blue Spring Game on Saturday was a rousing success for it showed very little of what the Mountaineers will be in this coming season, probably not even showcasing the man who will direct the offense in the quarterback position.

    April 15, 2014

  • WVU signs guard; Adrian arrested for DUI

    There was something good and something bad for West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins this past weekend as Kansas junior college player Tarik Phillip committed to play for the Mountaineers but rising sophomore Nathan Adrian was charged with Under 21 DUI after he was stopped at 1:20 a.m. Sunday for an expired registration sticker.

    April 15, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN- Garrison still proving he can carry the ball

    The running back raves from the West Virginia coaching this spring have been directly mostly toward Wendell Smallwood, and rest assured he earned every one of them with his versatility, but it was a reborn running back who well may have taken the biggest jump up the depth chart.

    April 14, 2014

  • WVU baseball drops seventh straight game

    One’s athletic skills are tested on a daily basis but every so often other aspects of an athlete’s makeup are tested, often far more important aspects in the game of life.

    April 14, 2014

  • Gold-Blue Game answers few questions at quarterback

    Dana Holgorsen finds himself in a quarterback quandary.
    He’s looking to have one quarterback and has five of them as spring practice ends, and nothing about the spring session has done anything to straighten out the situation.

    April 13, 2014

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