This book has been a labor of love, in part because of the many interesting people I’ve met along the way. There are far too many to name. But I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to Greg Zimmerman, Daron Washington, and their players. I’d also like to thank Dr. Richard Shearer for sharing his unpublished memoir with me. I hope I’ve done it justice. Thanks to Rob Taylor at the University of Nebraska Press for believing in the project, and here’s to Jackie Doyle for her nice edit of the manuscript. And, of course, thanks to my wife Lynn for being such a good sport about my periodic treks to Philippi, Morgantown, and Charleston. Thanks. And here’s to you, Ramsey. I wish you were still around to watch me go.