Monday, September 30, 2013


As predicted by Oxey, Sumlin is on USC's wishlist.  Dang.  Please, KS, stay with us a little longer.

I was glad to see that the Ags could run a bit......used the run to great effect on Saturday----offset the rain, kept the Hogs offense off the field, continued to score.  Same ole story, though:  offense, yes; defense, no.

* Homage to Breaking Bad, which concluded last night.  Great show.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Boo Boo Boo--P-U-TO-U-T-U

Now THIS is funny:

Variations on a Theme

Fans of the t.v. show The Wire (best show EVER) may recall a scene from an early episode where the dialogue consisted of variations of the f-word.  That was it:  variations of the f-word, the entire scene.
So, that pretty much describes my reaction to the Aggie loss on Saturday.  Effing effed-up effity eff!

As feared, the defense wasn't up to the task and, give Alabama credit, its offense exploited our defensive weaknesses, at will.  Honestly, it was hard to watch.  PLEASE, SOMEONE, MAKE AN EFFING PLAY!

Lesson:  we simply CANNOT make any mistakes on offense.  Unfortunately, we made two on Saturday and those two were the difference in the game. We should have won that effing game (see what I just have to cuss it out).  I can't decide if the first int was JFF's fault or not.  Didn't look to me like the receiver made a very good effort, but the ball was overthrown.  Still not quite sure what happened on the second one, other than the fact that the defender made a tremendous play running it back.

Mike Evans was a him and JFF was great but for...

Someone needs to beat Bama, which  is doable. But as Oxey says, if we can't play decent D, we don't deserve to be contending for the big prize.  We have SMU, Arkansas, and Ole Miss on the horizon.  We should beat SMU and Arkansas (I think....I don't know what the Hogs are up to this year).
Don't know much about Ole Miss but if the Rebels have any offense, we again will need to score LOTS of points.

Oh, well.  Still love the Ags, always will, remain proud of the no-quit effort, hopeful for the remainder of the season.  BUT....we should have won that effing game.  Effing gig em.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Gig em, please!

Thanks to Ohfor for this link to a super article about the upcoming game. 

I am worried about the defense ....glad we are playing at home.

As for last week:
Illinois beat Cincinnati .....congrats to Drumski.
USC lost to the Leaches......YAY!'
UT lost, giving up the most running yards in the history of ever....exit Manny D.
Georgia looked surprisingly good;  I still don't like Spurrier;  OSU has some 'splaining to do.

Friday, September 6, 2013

"D" GETS "F"

One week into the new season and I already am sick of JFF. (See the cover of Time magazine) From this point forward, I only am going to comment on his performance on the field, excluding trash-talking.  Against Rice, I thought he looked good.  Yay.

And now, for the rest of the story:  WHAT THE !!!! ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THE DEFENSE?  That was Fugly with a capital "F".  I loathe the 3-man front, which worked not at all.  Where are our daylight pistol-whippers and BAMFs?  It was hard to watch.

Not that anyone cares, but I vow to do a little better on the posting.  Hope to do some predictions and name some bloviating gasbag (BG) nominees.  Speaking of which, I heard a little of the radio broadcast of the Aggie game and was reminded how truly awful Dave South is.  Here is a sample:  "Johnny is in the shotgun at the forty yard line and now he has the ball.  Oh, there is a man open and IT IS A CATCH.  Ok. Looks like a first down.  Johnny is in the shotgun at the 8 yard line....(time passes)...Touchdown!  At that brings us to the end of the half.  Stayed tuned for this message from Jolene's House of  Crawdads, located in downtown Bryan".   Honestly, I believe I could do a better job.   He isn't a BG, however.  He just isn't any good.  All hail mediocrity. 

Apropos of nothing,  Oxey and I were talking about the Georgia-Clemson game.  We agreed that the 3 teams who never fail to disappoint are Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas.  All recruit great atheletes but as teams, they just never seem to be as good as they should be. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Mama Didn't Raise No Punk

Check out Larry Allen's Football Hall of Fame induction speech. Aged Cowboy fans recall that Larry Allen never spoke to the press and appeared angry on and off the field. Of course, we also recall that he was a total stud on the field and I think all agree that he deserves to be in the HOF.

Those fans will find his speech is sincere, at times funny, and it is SIXTEEN minutes long! Who knew? My favorite part: his laugh.


As a surprise to no one, JFF is officially under investigation.  My favorite comment so far is the JFF is the Justin Bieber of college football.  Does 6-6 sound like a viable prediction?  Who is the backup QB anyway?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

And Now, a Little Perspective

As feared, JFF has turned out to be a immature, arrogant, bone-headed d.b. (and I don't mean defensive back).  Since the end of bowl season, Aggies everywhere (meaning me) have been praying to Whomever to please oh please oh please just let JFF not eff up before (or during) next season.  Is that too much to ask?  After that, who cares?  (and so, the ugly truth:  I just want the Aggies to succeed and I really don't care if they are led by this dope.  It is all about the football).  Needless to say, JFF's antics the last few weeks have caused heartburn for us all (meaning me) and fueled renewed bargaining with the Almighty Whomever.

But wait.  In this article by Tim Colishaw, which appeared in today's Dallas Morning News, we are reminded that JFF's foibles are more of the minor "20 year old drunk college boy" variety than the "this is a really bad dude" variety.  Perspective:  it's a good thing.

At 20, I did my share of idiotic, immature, bone-headed things and I turned out ok (mostly).  Of course, I didn't have the laser beam of the national media focused on me at every moment but what if I had?  Yes, JFF is in the spotlight because he chose to play football, and then he played it damn well, but shouldn't he be cut the same slack we would cut any other 20 year-old bone-headed college boy?  He hasn't robbed, abused, killed----he's gotten drunk, missed work, mouthed-off, showed-off and generally behaved badly.  Do I wish he hadn't? Yes.  Does he deserve condemnation? No. 

That said, I do wish Sumlin or sum-one would snatch JFF baldheaded and take away his bucket of dumbshit ice cream.  Gig em.

Friday, July 12, 2013


JFF on the cover of Texas Football Magazine:

Haven't read the analysis of A&M, but according to SBaskind, it is very interesting.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

It Had to be Yu

Check out this cool video showing Yu Darvish's different pitches....all with the same delivery.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Looking Through Maroon Colored Glasses

Am I crazy, or do the Ags have a pretty easy-looking schedule next year (but for Bama and LSU)?  Seems to me that both Arkansas and Auburn would have to improve immeasurably to be a threat next year.  I am assuming that we don't lose much on offense, even with the loss of Joeckel, and that we continue to improve on defense.  The latter will be tough, since we are losing a bunch of seniors, but I think we have some good recruits and I like our DC.

Oxey predicts that next year will be JFF's last year and I think he's correct.  Might need to go see a game in person next year.

Here is the schedule:

2013 Texas A&M Football Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time
Saturday Aug. 31 Rice Kyle Field TBA
Saturday Sept. 7 Sam Houston State Kyle Field TBA
Saturday Sept. 14 Alabama* Kyle Field TBA
Saturday Sept. 21 SMU Kyle Field TBA
Saturday Sept. 28 at Arkansas* Fayetteville, Ark. TBA
Open Date
Saturday Oct. 12 at Ole Miss* Oxford, Miss. TBA
Saturday Oct. 19 Auburn* Kyle Field TBA
Saturday Oct. 26 Vanderbilt* Kyle Field TBA
Open Date
Saturday Nov. 9 Mississippi State* Kyle Field TBA
Saturday Nov. 16 New Mexico Kyle Field TBA
Saturday Nov. 23 at LSU* Baton Rouge, La. TBA
Saturday Nov. 30 at Missouri* Columbia, Mo. TBA
Saturday Dec. 7 SEC Championship Game Atlanta, Ga. TBA

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Johnny, Be Good

An Aggie friend sent me this article about JFF that appeared in today's Bryan Eagle.  I can't really get too upset with the partying and the pics.  Honestly, I think he does some of this on purpose, cause he thinks it is funny.

Here, the pimply, shirtless redneck thug:


Here, the good teammate :     

Here, the silly teenager:

and here, the Heisman winner:

 He will work his way through all of this or he won't.  Only time will tell.  In the meantime, as long as he doesn't turn into a Rothlisbergerish serial sexual assaulter or a Casey Pachall drug fiend, I plan to cut him a little slack.                                                                                                                                                              

Joeckel Declares for the NFL

Here is an open letter that Luke Joeckel wrote to the 12th man and his Aggie teammates.  I am sad to see him go, but cannot imagine a better
ambassador for A&M. I wish him great success.

Monday, January 7, 2013

High Cotton

This blog post perfectly captures how I and many Aggies have felt for years.  Battered Aggie Syndrome.  Genius.

I now have watched the game 3 times, and it just gets better and better. 
That JFF plays for A&M still feels like having a Super model coming on to me - while I wonder which friend is responsible for the gag. Hallie, DW and I went to the game . DW is a genuine Aggie fan so he and I left JerryWorld (very nice stadium!) on a cloud. Though fully satisfied (after 64 years) there is more to come. We just had a recruit from Florida (Tony Stevens) switch to us from FSU - and he is astoundingly good. Look up his Jr. Highlight film. He joins Kyrion Parker and Ricky Seals-Jones - both better than any receiver we've signed in my memory. If we get the four star USC commit (Torrodney Pevot -6'4" LB who can run) we'll have an amazing finish to this recruiting class. Heads up, the BCS Championship game for 2014 is at the Rose Bowl on Monday Jan 6, 2014. see you there.