I know this is irrelevant,.. but I'm curious about your take on the overall identity of West Virginia. I know, in addition to sports knowledge, a lot of CF'ers are conversant in American history/culture. Do you consider West Va. a Southern state, or Northern state (?) @ times, I've both lived in & travelled around the state.. I love it. In terms of political, racial, religious attitudes/demographics how would you generally characterize the state ?, and I guess you can't forget weather, geography, basic physical characteristics.. throwing in this map too, showing WV counties when they were still a part of VA in the early 1860s.. Green counties were the ones who voted for Virginia to secede into the Confederacy, but it became a moot point as they all eventually left VA shortly after & stayed in the Union,..