Karl Joseph is amazing. The one knock on him has been that people weren't sure how good he was in pass coverage. I think he is out to answer those questions and then some. He had three interceptions in one QUARTER. They weren't easy interceptions either; they were amazing, adjusting to the ball type catches. He caught more GSU passes than their own receivers did. Oh and by the way he also forced a fumble and made 8 tackles. The dude was all over the field. Holgorsen gave out his first game-ball ever to Karl and Karl turned around and handed the ball to the entire defense. That attitude is probably why Holgorsen called him "the inspirational leader of the team."
Skyler Howard is still indeed a work in progress. He referred to himself as being "antsy." He missed several throws in the first half contributing to WVU having a very hard time scoring in the red-zone. However, he settled down a bit in the second half. Skyler seems to beam short passes with way too much velocity. He has to work on his throwing touch.
The two young outside receivers are ballers; both Jovon Durante and Shelton Gibson had over 100 yards receiving and a TD a piece. Durante had one of the game announcers speechless with his talent. He has a combination of speed, athleticism, and ball finding skills rarely seen from a true freshman. Shorts and Squirt (Thompson) also re-established that they have the experience to be dependable guys in the slot.
Does anyone still think the 3-3-5 defense can't stop the run? Georgia Southern was limited to 195 rushing yards. Last season they led the nation with an average 381 yards per game. West Virginia ended Georgia Southern’s scoring streak at 242 games. Too bad so sad for GSU.
GSU Fans were a bit shocked. GSU fans talked a lot of colorful trash before the game. Here is a forum you can read if you so choose that illustrates them going from cocky, to hopeful, to upset, to utter despair during the course of the game. (For comedy purposes only): http://www.gsufans.com/tsc/showthread.php?32171-Eagles-v-Neers-Game-Thread
That's all for now. I am going to try and make this a regular occurrence going forward.
I had a Tumblr blog for quite awhile, but I thought it was time to let that go and integrate a blog into my actual website. The truth is that even though I like the idea of a blog, I rarely actually make it a priority. However if I do write and or do blog posts, this is where it will all live going forward. All the best - Shawn
Over the course of the last 10-15 years I have been on a bit of a coffee journey. I started out drinking things that by my current standards might not even be considered real coffee. Along the way I experimented with grinding my own coffee, but I never took full advantage of the process because I used a pretty inferior drip brewer.
I have experienced everything from bargain basement blends of pre-ground coffee all the way up to fancy imported whole bean roasts. In order to make the coffee more palatable I usually had “a little coffee with my cream & sugar.”
[Note: I stopped over-using cream and sweetener in my cup over the years as my coffee choices got better and better. I continue to use some ( I am not a black coffee type of guy), but far less than my coffee early years.]
A few years ago I was fortunate enough to get a Keurig K-Cup coffee machine at a ridiculously low price. After some initial experimenting I settled in on the Newman’s Own Special Organic Extra Bold K-cups. If you are in the market for a bold, rich, cup of coffee out of the K-cup system then I highly recommend that you give it a try.
Around the same time that I got the Keurig however, I began hearing about the Aerobie AeroPress from a friend in New York. It is a singe cup brewer that… well rather than trying to explain it just watch this:
I was intrigued by the device and by the reports I was hearing about how delicious the coffee made with it was, but it wasn’t until this past Christmas that I received one of my own.
Even though it looks like a weird bit of medical equipment or something, the AreoPress allows you to brew a small amount of any coffee. Which means you don’t have to buy really expensive K-cups. The coffee is extremely rich and full flavored because you fully immerse the coffee in the water rather than relying on a disproportionate drip machine that over-extracts some parts of the coffee, while under-extracting others.
You can also use a lower water temperature than a standard drip brew or French press, which leads to a less bitter cup of coffee. The AreoPress is phenomenal and it has led me to dig out my old blade coffee grinder and try different beans. I can tell you that with the AeroPress (as mentioned in the video) you really taste a big difference from one blend or roast to the next.
I have also noticed that pre-ground coffee goes stale really fast. So here on out I will be buying whole bean only. I am currently drinking Rwanda by Westrock Coffee. It is not only terrific, but the company is doing a lot of good in Africa to boot.
Whenever I hear someone sharply say “I hate coffee,” I wonder if all they have had is Folgers Instant or coffee from a McDonalds Drive-Thru. It may not be for everybody, but all coffee is not created equal and when its roasted, ground, and brewed correctly it is a very complex and delicious drink. Got to love the Bean Juice!