But first, the secret ingredient is....
CROWD GOES WILD
East Coast Bias is the joint effort of four University of Maryland grads who have defied the odds and avoided homelessness. As the name implies, they cannot be bothered to stay up past 1 a.m. to watch any West Coast sports. As such, they firmly believe that USC has underachieved in the last decade, despite the contributions of Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier.
They're very different professionally, with two lawyers, a computer scientist and an aerospace engineering PhD candidate, and as sports fans, with the Steelers, Ravens, Redskins, Orioles, Nationals and Braves all represented, but they do share one unmitigated trait: a bitter hatred of Dook.
Jeff Pyatt, managing editor of RealClearSports, is a former biochemist turned political flak turned sports blogger. As a college pitcher, he holds a claim for worst player in NCAA history, bringing his ERA down from infinity to a more respectable 27.00. Pyatt currently resides in Arlington, Virginia, where he spends most of his idle time at the batting cage in hopes of becoming the Baltimore Orioles next third basemen.
Joe Student is the general manager/editor of Philly EDGE.com, a vapid entertainment and nightlife site focused on suburban Philadelphia. Though he has resided relatively near the city for most of his life, no Philly sports franchise has ever served as one of his favorite teams. Yet, the God of Sports has still found a way to punish Joe for his close-to-Philly existence by turning his beloved Orioles, Raiders and Knicks into three of the worst franchises in professional sports....And, yes, that is his real name.
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