Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ryder Cup At Medina

The Ryder Cup has become one of my favorite events.  The players feel far more pressure than normal. The pressure of supporting teammates, and pain of loss introduced in this format.
I couldn't watch much Friday but I did see the last 3 holes of the match between Woods and Stricker against Colsaerts and Westwood. Woods makes 5 birdies on the back including 16 and 17 and just slips past another on 18 which would have tied halved the match was out done by Colsaerts, who in his first Ryder Cup match
made 8 birdies and an eagle.  A fantastic round of putting. These were not a bunch of short puts either. I watched the highlights later and this had to be 200 feet of putts. Medina has not seen a putting round like that since Dave Cardwell in the Mid 90's.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

No QB Controversy at A&M

Surely after his performance against SCState, JFF has put to rest any thought that Showers should be the starting QB.  Does JFF still have a few things to learn?  Of course he does....he is a friggin redshirt freshman who now has played in 3 games.  BUT, if he can stay healthy and learn (he does have a kinda scary "I don't give a rat's ass what you think" look about him), he could be great.  As for our SEC competition, we are going to need a more consistent running game or else Manziel will just get crushed.  As for defense, I am loving Damontre Moore.  Up next:  Arkansas.  Maybe we can beat them this year.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bye, Bye, Billy

Billy Gillespie quit his coaching job at Texas Tech...for health reasons....Dallas Morning News opines that this may be the end of Billy.  At least he didn't do it in order to spend more time with him family.  Oh, that's right...he doesn't have a family.  I think the guy may have a screw loose.  Advice to Billy:   GET SOME THERAPY.

Dorko:  since you are our Tech guy, we want you to find out the real scoop and report back to our loyal followers.

BBL and Oxey:  Just so you know, none of my efforts to use the word "dizzy" in this post worked out...I DID try.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

JFF has a style difference that is apparently polarizing the chat rooms of A&M fans. Because he can and does run extraordinarily, there is fret that he is not a passer. Some are calling for Showers the back up QB. It would be a mistake. Manziel is both passer and athlete. He is a playmaker. If you want to see what is in store, go to you tube and find the Malcolm Brown (Cibolo -Steele) vs Manziel (Kerrville Tivy) game of Manziel's JR year . Classic.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

LSU or ( wait for it ) Texas A&M

Seals-Jones narrows list to final two 

September, 15, 2012
Sep 15
SEALY, Texas -- Many things have changed in Ricky Seals-Jones' world in a little over a week.

He went from having an explosive senior season for Sealy (Texas) to being sidelined for a large chunk of it after suffering a dislocated knee on Sept. 6 against Houston St. Pius X. He watched his team's 26-20 comeback win over Cleveland (Texas) from the sideline on Friday night.

And things changed significantly regarding Seals-Jones' recruiting, when Texas exited the picture earlier this week.

Monday, September 10, 2012

This Little Piggie Went to Monroe.....

Here is a link to a good editorial about Arkansas and Bobby Petrino.  (And the rest of the article is decent, too)

I Need a New Hobby

By the time the A&M-Florida game began on Saturday afternoon, I had worked myself into a total frenzy of anxiety and, I admit it, hope.  Why, oh why, did I listen to the "experts"  (thanks for that, Drumski) or friends (Brenblas)?  Oh, well.

As for the game, I was impressed by Manziel and the players on offense.  I was surprised that the defense hung in, but fear for the future on that front.  I was disappointed, however, that our coaches weren't able to respond to the adjustments that Florida made on defense in the second half.  As Oxey noted, once Florida realized that we never threw up the middle, it shut down the sidelines and we were done. I sure wish we had not had to cancel the opener.

I still predict 6-6.  And when we play Bama, I am going to relive the 1968 Cotton Bowl in my head.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


A&M is getting some love from the press!