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JP Fanshawe

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Relentlessly positive, because I believe what one puts out, one gets back.

College: A School In West Virginia

Degrees: Literature and Philosophy

Masters: A School In New York City....for filmmaking.

Irony: Now I work in sales and land development. Every now and then I make a film.

Marital Status: Once-Divorced, now happily married. One child from first marriage, three children with my second wife.

Further comments: I love being a dad, a husband, a brother, and a son.
I love horse racing, baseball, chess, and the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Books: October Light by John Gardner, The Wild Palms by William Faulkner, Absalom! Absalom! by William Faulkner, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Old Life by Donald Hall, Bodies in Motion and at Rest by Thomas Lynch, Radios by Jerome Stern, Small Wonders by Barbara Kingsolver, For The Time Being by Annie Dillard, Blood Horses by John Jeremiah Sullivan, Cathedrals of Kudzu by Hal Crowther, Gather At The River by Hal Crowther

Music: The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Howlin' Wolf, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, 311, Crowded House, Neil Finn, Hall and Oates, Paul Simon, Gomez, Sam Phillips, Bodeans, Prince, Tears For Fears, Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Sonny Boy Williamson II.

Movies: Kieslowski's Three Colors Trilogy, Rear Window, Vertigo, Unforgiven, Casablanca, Chinatown, How Green Was My Valley, The Quiet Man, Major League, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, City Lights, Moonstruck, Pleasantville, A River Runs Through It, Let It Ride, Goin' South, Groundhog Day, Seabiscuit, The Big Sleep.

Last Meal Request: Skinless chicken thighs in my soon-to-be famous Buffalo sauce, followed by a burger. Oh, and a boatload of beer.

Favorite Sports Moments Attended: Bob Walk's complete game win in the 1992 NLCS. WVU over Miami in 1993. WVU over Pitt and Virginia Tech every single time it happened since 1990. WVU over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Every single time I have spent a day at the races at Keeneland.

Credos: Do what's right. Apologize when you're wrong. Eat less, do more. Listen. Never leave a waiter or waitress less than three dollars. And, in a phrase borrowed from Paul Auster: "To say, what else matters?" ..

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAF West Virginia Mountaineers
  • NCAAB West Virginia Mountaineers
  • NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Soccer Everton FC
  • General Sunday Silence, Unbridled, AP Indy, Point Given, Rock Hard Ten, Afleet Alex, Ghostzapper, The Tin Man, Zenyatta
Recent Activity
As someone Tweeted yesterday....
Commented on 2014 Woodward: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 31 2014, 12:11p - 1 reply
Great Piece...
Commented on Alabama will score on West Virginia. Here's how the Mountaineers retaliate on Aug 29 2014, 11:52p - 1 reply
Whatever...Whenever
Commented on The Smoking Musket College Pick Em Gauntlet Is Back, Plus Staff Predictions For WVU vs Alabama on Aug 28 2014, 9:51p
I prefer the white uni's with our Blue helmet....
Commented on Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (8/28/14) Edition on Aug 28 2014, 8:26p - 1 reply
Two Days Out...
Commented on The Smoking Musket College Pick Em Gauntlet Is Back, Plus Staff Predictions For WVU vs Alabama on Aug 28 2014, 7:30p - 1 reply
West Virginia University Ties That Bind
Posted on Aug 27 2014, 11:30a
Well, I Am Glad...
Commented on WVU Football: Can Mountaineers Return To Relevance? on Aug 26 2014, 9:51a - 1 reply
I voted for Oklahoma...
Commented on 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: What Would A WVU Victory Over Alabama Mean? on Aug 25 2014, 11:03p - 1 reply
for WVU beating Oklahoma 1982
Voted on Aug 25 2014, 11:00p
Nice Piece, Matt...
Commented on WVU Football: Can Mountaineers Return To Relevance? on Aug 25 2014, 10:26p
So....
Commented on WVU Football: Can Mountaineers Return To Relevance? on Aug 25 2014, 10:22p - 1 reply
I am with you....
Commented on Hope And Faith on Aug 25 2014, 12:03a - 1 reply
Large Fan Bases?
Commented on The Ebb Of The Tide: Alabama Is Dead (And Here's Why) on Aug 24 2014, 11:58p
My sentiments, pretty much, exactly....!
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 6:05p
"I gotta get even...I gotta bet a grand this race."
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 6:05p
To quote the guy in the pink jacket from Let It Ride....
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 6:04p - 2 replies
Upsetting....
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 5:52p - 1 reply
Dammit...
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 5:49p - 1 reply
I am keying
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 5:42p
So, of course this race looks like it is between
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 5:38p - 1 reply
On to the big one of the day!
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 5:15p
3rd and 4th
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 5:13p
I like the 6, too....
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 4:58p
Give me
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 4:50p - 1 reply
Sar 11
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 4:45p - 1 reply
Thought your 6
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 4:39p
I think
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 4:28p
This is a tough race.
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 4:21p - 2 replies
Hard to argue
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 3:56p - 1 reply
I'm on the 7 and the 2
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 3:54p
Sar 8
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 3:50p - 1 reply
so....Not so much...
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 3:28p - 1 reply
Sar 8
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 3:15p - 1 reply
So, uh...
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 2:51p - 2 replies
Sar 7
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 2:43p - 1 reply
Well, it just felt excruciatingly long...
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 2:12p - 1 reply
Does Monmouth
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 2:01p - 1 reply
Stock Fund
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 1:48p - 1 reply
Lol
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 1:47p
Well....fudgcicles....
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 1:47p
Hit it!
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 1:37p - 1 reply
I also like the 5-Palace Dreams
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 1:35p - 1 reply
Wow....
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 1:33p - 2 replies
Mth 2
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 1:23p
Bumper Cars
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 1:17p
Sar 4
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 1:09p - 1 reply
Mth 1
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 12:50p - 1 reply
Sar 3
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 12:28p - 1 reply
Bummer.
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 12:24p
Well...
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 11:53a - 1 reply
Yep...
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 11:40a
Saratoga 1
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 11:27a - 1 reply
What Is Up Me People?!!?
Commented on 2014 Travers Stakes: Entries, Post Positions & Odds on Aug 23 2014, 11:26a
Thanks, but I already submitted your name, boss.
Commented on I Can Fix Churchill Downs (and Why They Wouldn't Let Me) on Aug 3 2014, 11:24p - 1 reply
Great piece as usual...
Commented on I Can Fix Churchill Downs (and Why They Wouldn't Let Me) on Aug 3 2014, 9:42p - 1 reply
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