Today, May 19, is my birthday. It’s my 63rd trip around the sun. Not a big milestone, but, hey, I’m still standing, right?
I share my birthday with such present and past notables as Kevin Garnett, Malcolm X, Pete Townshend, Grace Jones, Nora Ephron, Johns Hopkins and – much to my surprise – Andre the Giant. I met the latter, who passed away in 1993, in a Louisville hotel bar and I literally thought he was going to kill me. But that’s a story for another day or, if I ever get around to it, a book of memories.
Anyway, I try to write a weekly blog to draw attention to the fine marketing work being done here at Wheelhouse Creative in West By God Virginia. (I urge you to check out our website. No business should be without quality marketing.)
Yet today I ran across an artificial intelligence site, OpenAI. After testing it for a few, I thought, what the heck. Since it is my birthday, let’s take a break and let Mr. Smarty Pants AI write the blog. I asked it to write a three-paragraph blog on WVU football. Since I was curious, I thought you guys might be interested in what AI would write as well.
Here’s the answer (complete with a title, introduction and conclusion):
Title: “A Glorious Legacy: WVU Football’s Journey to Excellence”
Introduction: WVU football is a proud program with a rich history, captivating fans and leaving an indelible mark on the college football landscape. From the early days of Mountaineer football to the electrifying moments on the field, the team has built a legacy of excellence and passion. In this blog, we delve into the captivating journey of WVU football, exploring its iconic moments, legendary players, and the unwavering support from the Mountaineer faithful.
Paragraph 1: WVU football’s legacy is woven with unforgettable moments that have etched themselves into the hearts of fans. From the 1988 upset victory over Penn State to the miraculous 2008 win against Auburn in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the Mountaineers have consistently showcased their grit and determination. These triumphs have not only propelled the team to national prominence but also ignited a sense of pride within the state of West Virginia. The iconic Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, affectionately known as “The Puskar,” reverberates with the roars of passionate fans, creating an electric atmosphere that fuels the team’s drive for greatness.
Paragraph 2: WVU football has witnessed the rise of numerous legendary players who have left an indelible impact on the program. From the explosive talents of quarterbacks Major Harris and Pat White to the game-changing abilities of wide receiver Tavon Austin, these Mountaineer icons have mesmerized fans with their athletic prowess and unwavering dedication. Their accomplishments have garnered national recognition and inspired future generations of players to don the gold and blue with pride. Under the guidance of esteemed coaches such as Don Nehlen and Dana Holgorsen, the Mountaineers have consistently developed and nurtured exceptional talent, ensuring the continuity of success and the perpetuation of a winning tradition.
Paragraph 3: Beyond the game itself, WVU football has cultivated a community of passionate supporters who stand united through thick and thin. From the loyal students cheering from the stands to the dedicated alumni spread across the nation, the Mountaineer faithful embody the spirit of resilience and unwavering support. Game days in Morgantown are a spectacle, with tailgates, traditions, and the Mountaineer Mantrip showcasing the unique camaraderie and sense of belonging that defines the WVU football experience. It is this unbreakable bond between the team, the fans, and the state that makes WVU football a force to be reckoned with and ensures that its legacy will endure for generations to come.
Conclusion: WVU football’s journey is one marked by a glorious legacy, unforgettable moments, and a passionate community of supporters. From the triumphs on the field to the unwavering dedication of legendary players, the Mountaineers have etched their name in the annals of college football history. As the team continues to strive for greatness, the spirit of Mountaineer football remains a beacon of inspiration and pride, uniting the state and forging lasting memories that will be cherished by fans for years to come.
So, there you have it. AI generated content on the Mountaineers. Not bad, but, eh, not great either. (The Puskar? 2008 bowl win over Auburn?)
Anyway, time to go blow out a heck of a lot of candles. Have a great day.
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Mitch Vingle covered sports in West Virginia for 38 years. Follow Mitch on Twitter at @MitchVingle and be sure to check out the rest of Wheelhouse Creative’s website for your marketing and advertising needs. If interested, call us at 304-905-6005.