J.W. Walsh Has a Dog Named Moxie (Of Course!) and Other Revelations

first_imgDavid Ubben wrote a terrific profile of J.W. Walsh for Sports on Earth today that you should absolutely go read immediately. In fact, why are you still reading these words. Get out of here. Click the link. Anyway, whenever you do come back, I have some thoughts on the piece and what it revealed about The General.1. He has a dog named MoxieBecause “Gamer,” “Legend” and “Intangibles” just don’t sound right when you’re trying to get Fido to fetch. Seriously though, how hilariously awesome is it that J.W. Walsh has a dog named “Moxie”?2. The snake charmerHere’s a real excerpt from the piece:Walsh earned notoriety for walking through freshman dorms with two of his three-foot snakes on each arm and a third four-foot snake draped around his neck. “I just kind of showed up with them,” Walsh said, “and David (Glidden) hated snakes.”That is completely terrifying. If there’s anybody in Stillwater I trust to handle snakes though …3. This quote thoughWalsh, my man. Just keep feeding that thing.“Every time you scored a touchdown in Boone Pickens Stadium and you look up and you’ve electrified 60,000 fans in orange. It gives you chills just thinking about it,” he said. “They’ve been good to me, and I want to be good to them.”4. He has a new nicknameAdd it to “Just Win,” “The General,” “Commander in Chief,” “The Gamer,” “The Closer,” and “The Breadwinner” — Walsh’s new nickname: Simba.Walsh’s favorite movie? “The Lion King,” of course. “It’s just a cool story. It was one of the first movies I remember watching as a kid,” Walsh said. “I love the message it has for kids growing up. You’ll face adversity. Someday you’ll have to face that adversity and battle your own demons.”Of course. My refurbished feelings on Walsh have been well-documented on this site throughout the year. He went from “frustrating starter” to “legendary backup in the course of a single season. There might never be another dude quite like him in OSU’s future.Until his kid leads OSU to the 64-team College Football Playoff in 2041 of course. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more