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An Afterthought

Texas’ athletic director DeLoss Dodds so succinctly summed it up the other day, “We didn’t start this, but if we need to finish it, we’ll finish it.”

I believe what Dodds should do, is get on the phone to TCU, Houston & Rice.  Let’s get the (SWC) band back together again!   This would make perfect sense.

OU and OSU would move up to the Big XII-North (screw Nebraska).

Pac-16? Not a Happy Camper

The last few weeks I have been following the soap opera that is college football.  What has got me and so many others on pins and needles is the thought that my beloved Big XII is about to be put on the endangered species list.

At the end of last football season, the Big Ten announced that it was looking to expand with one and possibly two new schools.  The immediate two schools mentioned were Nebraska and Missouri, considered the best amongst Big XII-North (The North) schools.  That’s where the problem begins.

Perennially, The North doesn’t have what it takes to compete with the Big XII-South (The South) school, except in basketball.

That’s when the Pac-10 decided to make entreaties of its own.  It needed to look no further than The South, with power houses like Texas and Oklahoma, and other good schools like Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Colorado.  And while Colorado hasn’t been much of anything for the past ten years, it makes sense geographically.

Sorry, Baylor.  This time around you’re the odd man out!  You don’t have Governor Ma Richards watching your back like when the half of the SWC merged with the Big 8 to originally give us the Big XII.  I guess you’re the new SMU.

I really don’t want to see the Big XII fold.  I’ve been a fan of it from day one.  I don’t know if I can accept being in a conference with Pacific in the title.

But at the end of the day, besides being another day older, we all know that the NCAA is all about money!  As ESPN put it, “the blockbuster deal would add the nation’s No. 5 (Dallas), No. 10 (Houston) and No. 16 (Denver) TV markets to the conference, which already includes No. 2 Los Angeles, No. 6 San Francisco, No. 12 Phoenix and No. 13 Seattle.”

Morning Shot: April 21, 2010

  • This Day in History – San Jacinto Day
    This goes out to all my Texans!!! Happy San Jacinto Day! San Jacinto Day is the celebration of the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. It was the final battle of the Texas Revolution where Texas won its independence from Mexico. It is an official holiday according to the State of Texas. True Texans, not those Johnny-come-latelys, celebrate and show their Texas Pride with a full day of living history camps, period demonstrations and family entertainment.
  • The Tax Man Cometh
    Yesterday, DC Councilmember Jim Graham (Ward 1) introduced a bill that would levy a 10-cent per gallon gas tax to help alleviate WMATA’s $189 million budget shortfall. Not to worry. It’s not as effed up as the cigarette tax from last year. This tax would only become effective once other jurisdictions in Maryland and Virginia that govern Metro implement similar legislation. Oh joy!
  • NFL, Part 1
    Yesterday, the 2010 schedule came out for the National Football League. If you’re feeling charitable, my beloved Dallas Cowboys open the new season on the road here in the nation’s capital against the Washington Deadskins on September 12th. That happens to be a mere eight days before my 40th birthday! That would be a most wonderful birthday present!! (hint hint)
  • NFL, Part Deux
    First of all, let me say that ESPN is pissing me off! I won’t even get into what they have planned for March Madness next year. I’ll just stick to the pigskin. For years and years, the first round of the NFL draft has been on 3rd or 4th Saturday of April, starting at 12 noon. That would allow the rabid fan to plan his entire day around sitting in front of the boobtube waiting for their team to be on the clock and seeing who they would pick. Not this year! The draft is tonight at 7:30pm. WTF?!?!?!?!

Texas-OU weekend

The weather in DC sucks right now!  No, I am not exaggerating.  This dreary Boston/Seattle/London-like DRIZZLE (a shout out to Finn on Glee) makes me want to go chew on a shotgun blast.

According to the weatherman, it’s supposed to be like this for the next three to four days.  That makes me want to make him chew on said shotgun blast first.

ou still sucksAt least the weekend is upon us.  And more so, it’s TEXAS-OU weekend!  I’m looking forward to beating the hell out of Oklahoma for the fourth out of five years.  #3 Texas has a 58-40-5 record against the lowly #20 Oklahoma.

Looking forward to Colt McCoy putting the beat down on Sam Bradford!


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