Things are tough for West Virginians these days, as they’ve lost both their basketball and football coaches to Michigan in the past year. One West Virginia football fan is damn mad about Rich Rodriguez leaving for Michigan, and he’s doing the only thing he knows how to make it better. He’s shaving off his beard, and selling it on eBay. Describing himself as “hurt, angry, and thirsty for blood,” this fan is turning his pain into an entrepreneurial endeavor.
Now, on to the item up for bid. I have had this beard all season long, it is getting longer by the day. I wanted to send it with coach Rodriguez on his way to Ann Arbor, but I don't think he would have appreciated it as much as my fellow Mountaineer fans. This beard has experienced moments of joy and moments of sadness this season.A Huggins-blessed beard? How lucky can a fan get? The fan “is in no mood for nonsense,” and he shouldn’t. This is eBay – it’s legit. And the lucky winner of this auction will get more than just a beard. It’s an authentic Mountaineer fan beard from someone at least slightly insane. Plus more!
My lovely beard would like a new home after the Fiesta Bowl, but we can make arrangements for after basketball season, if you would like. I will keep growing it for the lucky Mountaineer fan that has the highest bid. The beard has served coach Huggins well this season. I will try to get coach Huggins to touch it at the Oklahoma vs. WVU game on 12.29.2007. I will take a picture for proof of the touch, and you will get a copy.
The beard will be sent to you in a Ziploc bag, and I will include an bonus gift for the lucky/winning bidder. The prize will be related to WVU athletics, and it will not be born of my body.So, yeah. I don’t know what to make of this either. Did I mention bidding starts at $175?
Once the beard is in your possession you can do with it what you will. You can make a silly wig for next season, glue it to your face for the home opener next season, display it in a case that contains Mountaineer memorabilia, lie to people and tell them it is from the face of the Mountaineer, or simply name it.