We're off to Orlando the next week.
Nothing to exciting other than a work convention. Except that it's Orlando. With three pretty good friends. With good food. Away from Texas heat. On the company dime.
Who am I kidding?
This thing will rock my face off.
Have a great week.
10 Weeks and counting down.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wake Forest at Baylor
Battle of the Baptist
The matchup is intriguing to me for more than just the political affiliation. Wake Forrest overcame the small private school curse and became more than decent. Good almost, capped by Grobe winning the ACC two years ago and putting together a good year involving a bowl win over a surging UConn.
Baylor, on the other hand, hasn't had a decent win since they went for two against A&M in overtime back in 2004. Art Briles plans to change things in Waco. A lot of people think that this job is career suicide more than a jumping board. The sentiment is that Baylor just can't win consistently enough to become better. There's a reason that Duke, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, and Wake don't have a great history of football.
(Interesting note is that my in-laws lived in a town just down the road from Briles in his high school days. Small world.)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
I do my best to stay fairly unbiased in anything I write or do. I'm an equal opportunity offender I guess you could say. I'll make fun of my team for being a bunch of retards just as quickly as I will another team. Lord knows my team offers enough things to the world to make fun of.
If you can read well enough you can see my title bar contains a great pic taken a few years back of a Texas A&M and Iowa State Game. I tried not to use an Aggie image as this blog will encompass all of the sport, but I thought that was a pretty good one, capturing the whole field.
I say this because SMQ, whom I respect immensely for his writing and analysis has a post up of the anomaly that is Texas A&M football. The reason I call it an anomaly is represented by two quotes he uses
You look at A&M and you wonder why they haven't gotten to the top 5. Texas has since won a national championship. LSU, USC, and Florida. There's no reason A&M is not at that level
- An opposing Big XII Ass. Coach"You're not as good as they are and you're probably never going to be."
You're not as good as they are and you're probably never going to be."
- A Nike rep when A&M asked for the same deal
A&M is a school that has the budget, the campus, the facilites, and the talent pool to be a great team year in and year out.
There problem lies with real estate.
Location. Location. Location.
A&M gets some top talent year in and year out. Reggie McNeal had the talent to be a top level QB, but was forced to run the option (not his skill set) his last year. Martellus Bennett was one of the top talents in the country these past three years and you've probably barely heard of him outside of the Big XII. Michael Goodson had less yardage carrying than his QB. So it's not that they can't get the talent. It's that it's shared with Texas, OU, and LSU.
A&M can pull in a couple of 5-star recruits a year, but by the time the recruiting season rolls around Stoops and Brown have already got 4 5-star recruits ready for next year and A&M is just getting around to talking to their first set it seems.
A problem has lied w/ the fact that A&M has fallen on their hard times the same time that OU, LSU, and Texas have come across some of the best coaches in the country. To start beating these guys in the trail they have to start doing it on the field.
The Aggies beat the Longhorns the last two years in two very different fashions. In 2006 they took on Texas' #1 running defense and shoved the ball down the face of the Longhorns one run at a time. Last year it looked like Franchione let somebody else do the play calling as innovative runs, screens and passes fell like rain in College Station. It's a start. If the aggies can start pulling some more upsets over OU and Tech I think things will even out.
McGee should still start and Aggies want to see if the record breaking 3A arm can do any damage his last year. The defense can only get better under Kines. Who rules all, if you weren't aware.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Mr. Pickens has been tabbed to be honored at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's induction ceremony.
At first I was confused until I saw John Glenn honored as well.
I see. We're honoring people who just WENT to college. Sense made.
Seriously, I think the problem I have with this is that Pickens is pretty upfront about what he wants with his money. Sports. And good sports. He did play hoops , but wasn't anything spectacular in his time. And it's not like he has a career in academics or sports... just giving money to it.
He's probably doing more for the world than I am so I should just shut up and get back to important things.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Please don't do this.
First off because it peeved off the entire world when the Big 10 did it. And because you're better than that.
And I don't want to have to change my blankety blank cable just to watch more football.
Think of the children.
at 1:02 PM