Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trick or Treat


Last year we did a Halloween post and it was loved by all.  We thought: lets do another one!  We wanted to celebrate the impending slasher film that is going to take place at Mackay this Saturday when the Wolf Pack offensive attack hacks, slices, and carves its way into more records against a decimated and depleated Hawaii defense.

If you're a fan of the Halloween movies, then you probably know the one rocker who loves the ghoulish holiday and it's demonic undertones more than Michael Meyers himself.  We asked Mr Zombie if he would tell us something about the Nevada Wolf Pack.  After some thought he decided to comment on coach Ault's Pistol Offense.  And here's what he had to say:

Wow!  We don't usually use that sort of language around here but we'll give you a break this time seeing as how you're a rock star and all.

And since Mr. Zombie was kind enough to talk about the Pistol, we figured we would honor him by talking about some of our favorite Wolf Pack players using Rob Zombie and White Zombie songs to describe them.

Kevin Basped / I'm Your Boogie Man:  Quarterbacks must feel like the Boogie Man is coming when they see Kevin line up in 3rd and long situations.  Like the kids say, "He's gonna get you.  The boogie man is coming."  We're pretty sure KB is coming at whoever manages to start for the Warriors this weekend.

Colin Kaepernick / Demon Speeding:  When defensive backs think they have the angle on Kaepernick only to realize he's blown by them on his way to 6, they must feel like he's demon speeding.  Or using some other form of supernatural power to suddenly shoot past.  Idaho coach Rob Akey called him superman.  Hey, maybe we need to do this list again some time using super heroes.

Luke Lippincott / Never Gonna Stop:  "Never gonna stop me, never gonna stop.  Scream if you want it.  Cause I want more."  Luke wanted more so badly he came back for a 5th year.  And as we've seen over and over.  Opponents can't stop him no matter how hard they try.

Dontay Moch / Superbeast:  When you have the most tackles for loss in the nation, it's safe to say you are a beast.  A superbeast.  Dontay has been playing the run and pass as well as any defensive end we can remember in recent history.  It should be another day of sacks and tfl's this weekend against a Hawaii team who has been struggling to protect the QB this season.

Vai Taua / Soul-Crusher:  The third of Nevada's current 2,000 yard backs may be it's most consistent.  As a sophomore he was named first team all WAC and lead the conference in yards.  With twelve 100 yard games already in his career, he's just one away from being tied with Luke even though he's a full year behind him in school.  With Nevada lined up in it's new two back set, opposing defenses must feel like their soul is being crushed.

Coach Ault / I Am Legend:  At 202 wins and counting, as well as a Hall of Fame career, it's safe to say that coach Ault is a Legend.  But that's not enough for a living legend.  Coach Ault is now the creator of the unique offense that is leading the nation in rushing at 320 yards per game.

Happy Halloween Wolf Pack Fans.  Enjoy the game this weekend and stay safe when you go out to celebrate afterwards.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ok. Here's The Thing......

A while back these three men dressed in dark clothing broke into our house, murdered our dad and stole a bunch of our stuff. Ever since that time we've been trying to recover and haven't had time to write.

Ooops, wait a minute we're getting that confused again with Mike Ball, Luke Lippincott, and Colin Kaepernick ripping out the hearts of UNLV fans and killing Mike Sanford's career. Never mind.

No seriously, it's not the 0-3 start that killed the motivation to write. It's not the shut out at ND. It's not the ridiculousness that took place at Fort Collins. It's just that it takes a lot of time and energy to keep a blog going. Call it lazy. Call it selfish. Call it what you want. Still love the Wolf Pack. Still watch every game for detail. Still cry a little each time we think about the trip to South Bend. Still smile a little bit every time we think about Beat Down Part Deux.

We know we missed out on commenting on some great things in Wolf Pack history. We did not address coach's 200th win (shame, shame, shame). We did not address the three 170 yard rushers rolling over UNLV like Patton's tank treads rolled over the Nazi in North Africa. Hey: How's The Beat Down Feeling Guys!

In a word to summarize us....Slackers! Yes, that is what we are. Big old slackers. And it also doesn't help when S& keeps doing better and better coverage of Wolf Pack football with photos, podcasts, professionally written stories, a couple of really really ridiculously good looking owners, etc. It's like, "why write here when I can go there and enjoy their hard work for free" (or for a small $89.99 price per year). It's the American way you know!

We probably should have done this a long time ago. If there are Wolf Pack fans out there who would like to contribute and write their own stories and opinions about the Wolf Pack and have them published on PWtW we would be more than happy to add you as an author. In fact, we had sort of always intended for the site to go that route. We won't live forever you know. Please email us at and let us know a bit about yourself if you are interested. I know the guys over at have gotten some great stuff out of some of you. Unfortunately here we just don't have the time to keep it going on a daily basis. You don't have to worry about anything either. If you write something we don't like or agree with, we'll just not publish it! See how easy it can be for you.

So we didn't have a lot of time on our hands. Then we got lazy. Then maybe just a tiny bit depressed from the Notre Dame start and that didn't help matters. It's not that we didn't still love the Wolf Pack. It's not that we didn't want to write something. It was just hard to find a way to be a braggart about anything after they basically put their finger in the end of our pistol, took it away from us, and gave us our own pistol whip. Then days turned into weeks. Weeks to months. Months to years. Well not really but you know what we mean. So please; help us fall back off the wagon and into an addicted mess of Wolf Pack shit talking if you would.

We are still planning to honor our bet with Bronco Country (incase they are wondering).

Big game this weekend against Idaho. Who ever would have thought we would be saying that in the context that we mean it? Big win, even if it was a bit ugly, on the road in a tough place to play last week against the bAggies (don't forget that the last time we played in Utah we needed a 4th quarter TD pass from Kap to McCoy to pull out the 3 point win).

We'll try to make a better effort to keep on howlin this year.

See you all this weekend at Mackay!