- Every Vote Counts
Friday, October 31st, 2008
Just watch this video and decide what’s the right thing to do.
I vote for my son.
I vote for my wife.
I vote for my father, a retired military veteran with diminishing benefits.
I vote for my brother, because he doesn’t believe his vote counts.
I vote because I can.
I vote because the last two times my vote didn’t help who I wanted to win, but I’ll do it again and again and again.
I vote for my friends, because he’s been overseas twice and I don’t believe he needs to go back.
I vote for everyone who’s struggling to go to college, because I’m in the same boat.
Do what your heart tells you Tuesday if you haven’t already. And take it that seriously, because it simply is too important not to.
I’m glad that Hollywood did a little something like this, it’s a little more effective than P. Diddy’s Vote or Die campaign.
- Week 9 predictions
Thursday, October 30th, 2008
We will start with the most meaningful game of the weekend: Holliday at Henrietta.Share
This will decide the 5-2A title, and if Bowie makes the playoffs, then the winner will also avoid Cisco too.
- Playoff scenarios
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
A few teams from this area have made the playoffs. A few more will be up for grabs this Friday. And the rest will be decided in Week 10.Share
Here is a look at several different scenarios and possibilities for each district, and what I think will happen:
- One crazy weekend
Sunday, October 26th, 2008
There is always at least one of the five district weekends that gets a little wild.Share
Sometimes, a couple of huge upsets happen in the district openers.
Or like last year — when Petrolia surprised AC to help Windthorst get into the playoffs (or three years ago, when all three District 5-3A playoff spots were up for grabs in the same night) — it happens the final weekend of the season.
The first two district weeks, we barely heard a peep. Not one outcome really surprised me. And then Friday night came.
- Don't look now but…
Friday, October 24th, 2008
Iowa Park has a shot at the playoffs. It is a long shot, no doubt.Share
And I know putting up 448 rushing yards against Hirschi is not the same things as beating a strong team. But it is still not out of the question the 1-7 Hawks can get in.
- Return of Terry Tate
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
The Office Linebacker is back.
He came out of nowhere from a football season or so ago and it now stalking a different type of sideline.
It appears he has turned into the Politic-Linebacker. I’m not sure if he’s a Sam or a Will, but he could be a Mike.
The world and especially the U.S. needs a couple more Terry Tates. I wonder what the guy is like in real life. He’s probably a teddy bear.
Or he could be a Deebo (“Friday” reference) and drive people crazy with his stealthy ways.
Visit Terry Tate’s website to view all his present and past glory in the office setting and now next to Caribou Barbie.
Here’s a little sample. Wait for it though, it takes a while until the creaming.Share
- I hate mistakes
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
I hate mistakes. Just hate them.Share
Hate them worse than watching a stupid movie on TV because my wife wants to see it. Hate it worse than getting stuck in traffic or having mono – which I did get over the summer.
- Fewer playoff teams
Monday, October 20th, 2008
Last year, 15 Texas teams made the playoffs from this area.Share
There were 12 11-man squads and three 6-Man teams who made the cut. If I was a betting man, I think that number might be a couple fewer in 2008.
Here is a list of who made it in 2007, who I think will make it in 2008, and why:
- Henrietta can breathe a sigh of relief
Sunday, October 19th, 2008
I talked to Henrietta coach Byron West on Saturday night and it sounds like QB Seth Crumpton’s shoulder injury is not that bad.Share
- Kind-of-Local Football Updates
Thursday, October 16th, 2008
So Colt McCoy, on Dan Patrick’s Sports Illustratedvradio show, said he’ll back next year to lead the charge for the Horns and won’t test the NFL waters.Share
McCoy also said that Mack Brown hates it when he wears anything that isn’t neutral – non opposing Big XII teams – colors around him, or burnt orange.
Patrick tried to bait Colt when he asked him something about his interest in next year’s Red River Rivalry while he’s in the NFL.
Colt didn’t fall for it and said that he can’t wait to play again in the game as a fourth-year starting QB in the game.
Colt sounds like a good guy. I’ve met his dad once during an interview a year or so ago, so I hope all the best for Colt and his family.
And if you didn’t know already, Colt is on the cover of Sports Illustrated so go buy a copy and see if you can get it signed.
Dominic Rhodes, of MSU and Indianapolis Colts fame, is going to be starting in the short future (estimated 2 to 4 weeks) for the Colts at running back.
Their starter Joseph Addai has a busted up hamstring. Third-stringer Mike Hart went on the injured reserve list this week so the job is Rhodes to excel in.
Rhodes, who I still think should have won the Super Bowl MVP when the Colts beat the Chicago Bears, gets to wear the starting pants in the Colts backfield this week against the Packers.
I would really like to ask him what its like standing next to Dominic Rhodes in a shotgun formation. And if you haven’t pick him up for your fantasy football team – you know, just in case.
So root for the Colts this week and any week that Rhodes starts. Heck, cheer for them anyways.
- Must-win games
Thursday, October 16th, 2008
It is only the second week of the district season (for most schools, anyway). Some teams are in pretty good shape after the first week. And some are not.Share
Here are a few teams who absolutely HAVE to win Friday to have a chance at the playoffs. If not, I would consider them done.
- Cost of surgery
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
I took this from Men’s Health magazine.
You have to look at this comparison and just ponder why things are they way they are.
I suggest you read the article, titled “Need Surgery? Call a Travel Agent,” before you get on a high horse and start judging a country’s health care system.
- The upsets never came
Monday, October 13th, 2008
In previewing the games for last Friday, I guaranteed upsets. I thought there were some outcomes that could surprise people.Share
Oh, how wrong I was.
My biggest mistake was thinking Archer City could lose to Windthorst. Since I gave five reasons in that blog why the Trojans could win, I feel like it is only fitting to give five reasons why that ended up being an awful pick.
So here they are:
- Upsets brewing in Week 6 predictions
Thursday, October 9th, 2008
Maybe I am getting a little crazy. Or maybe I am secretly hoping that these district races get really muddled right off the bat.Share
Or maybe I just don’t want to pick who everybody else is picking.
But looking at the intriguing district matchups this weekend, I can foresee some upsets. Let’s look at them:
- Love Lockdown
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
Kanye West has made the best crossover hip-hop/pop song of all-time with “Love Lockdown.” And if you don’t agree its the best, then it sure is up there.Share
West has been doing things differently, seeing things at a different angle. And that vision has translated to the music he’s been able to create.
You might not agree with some of his views, mainly the George W. line, but you have respect the energy he puts into his music.
I’ve been a big fan of the dude for a while. Maybe since “All Falls Down,” off of College Dropout, but especially since he performed “Jesus Walks” at the Grammys.
So enjoy, maybe even throw a couple lines of feedback my way on what you think of the song/video.
- Midseason Thoughts
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
In a few days, almost every area team (with the exception of 5-4A, which has already started) will begin district action.Share
Which means it is time for some midseason thoughts:
- Week 5 predictions
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
There will be a lot of area stadiums with the lights turned off this Friday night. For several schools, this week is a bye, a transition from what didn’t matter to what does now.Share
But I can tell you one place that should have quite a crowd. The Jacksboro-Henrietta matchup should draw followers from both towns, plus coaches, players and fans from Bowie, Nocona, Holliday and Paradise.
- Outlandish MSU parking police
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
Sure, they’re cops too.
Sure, they have jobs to do, but why don’t MSU police get to go home at 5 p.m. like the rest of the working class. Hell, hang out at the little building you call a police station and wait till an emergency pops up.
Or, how about they focus their energy on other things besides dolling out tickets to people at night school.
I get that you should have a MSU parking pass to park on campus, but I thought the rules didn’t apply after 5 p.m.
I’m attending one night class this semester. I didn’t think my purchase of a overpriced MSU parking pass was necessary.
Then I get out of class Tuesday night and I find out that I better buy one or face the consequences of windshield debris. Such as the one you see here.
My buddy told me he got a parking ticket on a freakin’ Saturday for parking in the wrong direction in a standard parking spot. “Two cars front ends should face each other at MSU,” said the evil MSU police. “We don’t like rear ends touching rear ends.”
My suggestion. Anything after 5 p.m. and on the weekends should be free parking at the University off Taft. You don’t have that many night classes, parking isn’t a problem at MSU at nights.
Find something better to do than generate a quick revenue through parking tickets.
Don’t get me wrong. I love MSU, I just think they need to rework their parking policies. There isn’t enough when students/faculty need it, and there’s too much when they don’t like at night, when parking should be free.
- Week 4 observations
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
Well, there is not much a lot of teams from this area will want to remember from last weekend.Share