Friday, January 16, 2009

Pittsnoggled Takes on a New Meaning


There have been many Celtic-for-a-moments (Kevinn Pinkney anyone?), but my alltime favorite has to be Kevin Pittsnogle, the former West Virginia sharpshooter who led his team to an NCAA Tourney victory over 2 seed Wake Forest. Pittsnogle entertained us with his awesome name, tattoos, country livin', and three-point range, and it was a sad day for all of us when he was waived by the C's. But I didn't expect that, less than three years later, West Virginia's Finest would be teaching middle school and living in a double-wide.

Yes, in today's New York Times, it's revealed that Pittsnogle, after playing in France, Puerto Rico and the D-League for a few years, decided to hang up his only pair of shoes with functioning laces and settle down in a double-wide with the wife and two kids. Pittsnogle apparently has been serving as an unpaid assitant coach at the local high school, so he's still keeping in basketball in some capacity. Still, I think we'll have to change the definition of being "Pittsnogled" from "getting schooled by a redneck with three-point range" to "living in a double-wide at the age of 24."

1 comment:

HZMLS said...

Wow Pittsnoggle. You have the same tuxedo I picked for my wedding. Weird.