Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Preparing For The Premiere: Part One

Quick, pop quiz !

The quote:

"I would love to buy a house there, and spend as much time there as I possibly can. The people are so kind — just the generosity and the warmth, the extended hugs and the long handshakes and the eye contact and the sincerity. It’s just very specific to West Virginia and I think the world could use a lot more of it."

would be correctly attributed to:

A. Rich Rodriguez, during his "I- ain't- going- to- 'Bama- after- all" speech

B. West Virginia's Governor Manchin, discussing his plans for life after he leaves The People's Mansion

C. We Are Marshall director McG, during a recent interview with the Associated Press

D. A resident of eastern Pennsylvania, spending his holiday vacation in the Mountain State after reading about the Slaw Line on the West Virginia Hot Dog Blog



(It is, after all, all about the slaw.)



Huntington is crazy today, with all the We Are Marshall hoopla and goings-on. The green carpet is down, and 4th Avenue is sparkling.

The stars will be out this evening, sure.



But I'm hoping to get a glimpse of Coach Jack Lengyel, the man Matthew McConaughey plays in the film. By all accounts Coach Lengyel is special, the sort of coach who understands that life is more than football, boosters, X's and O's and how many perks are contained in a contract.

I wish there were more Jack Lengyels.


Answer: C. We Are Marshall director McG, during a recent interview with the Associated Press



1 comment:

Hoyt said...

McG sure sounds like Governor Manchin, though, doesn't he?