Scoop & Score with that David Ubben

We’re live at 9 a.m. on SMC Radio. Why is Bobby Petrino slithering back to Louisville important? When do you know it’s really cold outside? What to make of Wednesday at WVU football? Plus Big 12 football and basketball with David Ubben — not the one from Benghazi.

(Update: Podcast right here. This one got a little silly, but felt right.)

25 Responses to “Scoop & Score with that David Ubben”

  1. Karl says:

    Is Sandwich University any good? When I lived in Morgantown, there wasn’t a single place in the whole city that made a decent sub. The Sheetz gas station was the best, which is a sad statement.

  2. Rugger says:

    When I was there (81-86) the Chestnut Pub and Lof’s were very good for sandwiches….Lof (Tom Lofiego) had the curly Fries with bleu cheese. Maxwells’ was good if you liked sprouts and hippy chicks, which I did.

    I couldn’t afford those often but I recall $.29 burgers at McD’s for a while and you always had potato logs at the Superette and Top Ramen to stick to the ribs.

  3. Jamie in Nitro says:

    Rugger, please clarify. Hippy chicks like patchouli oil, or Beyounce? LOL

  4. Rugger says:

    both Jamie.

  5. Karl says:

    There used to be a place in Sunnyside called Jersey’s Subs — an offensively inappropriate name, because no place that made sandwiches that skimpy would last past their first month’s rent in New Jersey. Worse, they advertised pork roll sandwiches on their menu, but never actually had pork roll in stock.

  6. tls62pa says:

    Jersey’s is now out on the Mileground.

    Karl, I’m a fairly recent grad (2010), and sandwich U was great drunk food back in the day. I thought it would be a great idea again when I was in town at 2am the weekend of the OSU game, and my stomach was destroyed by morning time. Let’s put it this way, I might not be invited back to the Comfort Inn.

  7. AnxiousEER97 says:

    So, I’m listening to this Petrino/Rodriguez comparison … and the mind wonders.

  8. Charles Hales says:

    Spruce Street Sub Shop (now defunct) had the best subs, though Hero Hut (also now defunct) is probably also worth mentioning. The thing I remember about Lof’s (yep, long defunct) is their incredible beer-battered onion rings. I was also a fan of the taco pizzas at Speedy Gonzales’s, on upper Walnut Street. Cheapest decent pizza was Pizzeria Italia, which preceded Lof’s (I think) before moving out to the Suburban Lanes plaza. Archie’s Pizza (which became Mario’s) at the top of High Street was also pretty good.

  9. SheikYbuti says:

    That Charles Hales is a blabbermouth.

  10. Rugger says:

    Spruce Street and Speedy’s are good calls Charles/Sheik. We had our rugby banquet at Speedy’s once…..once! I don’t remember Lof’s onion rings as I was strictly curly fries and bleu cheese for health reasons:)

    The Foxfire (old Redbeard’s) had some phenomenal tex-mex food in the ’84 – ’86 period. Again, a bit rich for me back then but I managed a to get a few in when the parents came to town.

    Yans hot dogs in South Park were really good too.

  11. AnxiousEER97 says:

    Charles Hales was a good QB.

  12. WVU 79 says:

    I remember Choosie Mother’s having good subs plus a great happy hour special, Pitcher of beer $1. Although the beer may have made the subs better at least in my mind.

  13. Birch says:

    I’m actually a Spruce Street Sub Shop employee/alum. The blue cheese/ranch mixed cups were a thing of genius. Pretty decent gig. For some reason I left there to become a starter at Meadow Ponds, home of the bring your own cooler, marijuana optional, play as an eightsome, wear jorts and work boots, golf experience.

  14. SheikYbuti says:

    I’m familiar with that experience, but I’m not sure it was “golf.”

  15. SheikYbuti says:

    I worked in rounds at Meadow Ponds with a few at Mountaineer and at Paradise Lake. If the Meadow Ponds course could have been hammered out level, it might have been longer than Augusta.

  16. JC says:

    There weren’t any good sub shops when I was there (98-03). I usually got sandwiches from Marris’, along with some other things……

    Tailgated next to a couple from New Jersey, this past season, whose son just started his first semester. That’s all he talked about was bringing down a Jersey Mike’s (I think) franchise. If they’re as good as advertised, would make a killing……then again, if they’re $10 a pop, not many could afford it.

  17. tom sirk says:

    When I was there (engineering 73) Mario’s (Richwood and Twin Lights (Evansdale) had pretty good subs – but as mentioned above, they also had Budweiser.

  18. tls62pa says:

    I’ve played plenty of cooler-emptying rounds at “Ghetto Ponds.”

    In other news, 2015 4* RB Alex Anderson from Miramar (Codgell) just committed

  19. glibglub says:

    The question is, in light of the fact that it involves delicious sammiches, would Bob Huggins nevertheless be appalled by all of this rearview mirror gazing?

  20. pknocker40 says:

    There’s a reason Jimmy John’s ain’t defunct

  21. Karl says:

    JC — Jersey Mike’s was the gold standard where I live for ages. BIG FAT JUICY SUBS, with the best provisions, dripping with oil and vinegar (if you like that) … And not expensive at all — you can get a large #1 that feeds 2-3 adults for $8 or so. But the last few times I went, they had this weird assembly line thing going where the first person cuts the provisions, the next guy puts on the lettuce, etc., the next guy puts on the salt & pepper … The whole system slows things down like Christie and the GWB. I hope they got rid of it. I always wondered if Jersey’s Subs was trying to copy Jersey Mike’s branding-wise, but not actually delivering the product. If a Jersey Mike’s type place opened in Morgantown it would be a revelation.

    I also ate a lot of Marris sandwiches in my day, more out of survival. They were only what, $2 in the late 90s? The taste of those pickled peppers DOMINATED the sandwich though.

  22. smeer says:

    dang – there’s a place in Cumberland Maryland (LaVale) called Diatri’s. They are literally shipping around the country which tells you something about their hoagies. Not too far to drive down and ask if they’d franchise in Mtown (but not in this weather)

  23. The Artist Formerly Known as EER96 says:


    Yans Hot Dogs – they pretty much kept me alive from ’93-’96. I don’t know what Debbie put in the sauce, but between her hot dogs and the beer in Morgantown, I gained over 30 pounds my first year at WVU. I can’t believe it has been so long ago…feels like yesterday.

  24. The Artist Formerly Known as EER96 says:

    Also, if you were feeling adventurous, The Dungeon had 10 cent hot dogs on Friday nights. You could swallow down some Natty Light for cheap as well.

  25. I don’t want any f***ing sandwiches. What is it with you and fixin’ f***ing sandwiches?!