Year-end high school football thoughts

I’m a total slacker. Here I am, blogging 2-3 times a week, and then when state championships are up for grabs, I disappear from the face of the Earth. And I really don’t have any great excuse other than I was writing more for the paper those weeks, Christmas shopping and the holiday season had…

No Peet’s, No Starbucks

Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to Alfred H. Peet who died this year at 87 years old. Not a lot of people know this, but Peet introduced gourmet coffee to America – coffee out of a can? – when he co-founded Peet’s Coffee and Tea in 1966. He had two proteges, Gordon Bowker…

Michael Jackson remixed

Any fan of Michael’s Thiller will love these leaked songs. I’m not sure when the actual album will be released, but I’m guessing soon. There’s five tracks to enjoy and some – featuring two of three Black Eyed Peas – are definitely worth a listen. I do have to warn you about the half-assed attempt…

Supporting our Troops

Here’s a couple of prime examples of the government supporting our troops overseas: – Required that soldiers discharged early because of battlefield injuries repay their enlistment bonuses. – Sent the longest serving National Guard unit home one day shy (729 days of combat in Iraq) of the necessary time to get education benefits. – Denied…

I blame SportsCenter

Sure money has something to do with it, but after the Mitchell report I point the finger at ESPN for their role in popularizing the long ball, the touchdown, the dunk, the highlight. In a roundabout way SportsCenter has had a hand in glorifying what athletes do to a degree of marketing. You don’t want…

My fav Christmas movie

I wasn’t able to contribute to the NEXT’s cover story, but hands down the best Christmas film has to be National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Who doesn’t know a Griswold in their life? The lights engulfing the house, the eggnog served in the Wally World crystal glasses, the crazy pool visions of a make pretend Phoebe…

Some people are offended way too easily

Wasn’t planning on blogging today, but after what happened while I was at work, I had to feel like getting something off my chest. When a team makes it to a state title game, we run stories on them almost every day of the week. Usually, the first one I write is a profile on…

I have created a new word

We will get to the football action in a moment. For now, I want to tell you about my new word. It’s called mog. Half mist, half fog. (fist, obviously, was already taken). The last three weeks, I have covered two games in some cold mog: Graham-Argyle and Seymour-Sunray. What’s worse is that I have…

Week 4 playoff predictions

My life the past four weeks can best be summarized by that Johnny Cash song “I’ve Been Everywhere.” While driving back from Abilene at 2:30 a.m. last Saturday, I was figuring out that I’ve driven about 1,500 miles the past three weeks covering high school football. In a span of 17 days, I saw nine…

2nd job hunt

Finding a second job is tough. Finding a good primary job is tough to begin with, but getting a second job is probably the worst. Usually taking a second job is decided by some other factors. In my case $ is the culprit. Christmas and other things are breathing down my neck. It’s no big…

fantasy hell

My fantasy football season is about to wrap up, but boy has it been tough. As you might already know I missed the first 10 picks of my draft so my team was basically picked before hand. Injuries another unforeseen circumstances haven’t keep me out of the playoffs, I’m sitting in the No. 3 slot…

What a game

I have already written a bunch about the Roscoe-Munday game, so we won’t be going into details in this blog. But what I will say (or type) is that I usually see these kind of games only once or twice a year in the playoffs.

Rider prospects

I just learned that with the coaching change that Markelle Martin has decommitted to A&M and has committed to the dark side — Stoops’ Sooners. I’m a Horns fan, so I was sad to see that Texas was fifth on his list. Don’t know why, but he is, according to ESPN, going to be playing…