Thursday, December 29, 2005

Cotton Bowl tickets

If anyone is looking to buy some tickets to the Cotton Bowl, Kyler just let me know that someone at his office is selling theirs. Let me know if you're interested.....

Monday, December 19, 2005

Much needed commit at Linebacker



STAR-TELEGRAM STAFF WRITER

Texas A&M picked up the biggest commitment in its 2006 recruiting class with Haltom linebacker Anthony Lewis committing to the Aggies on Sunday.

"It's been a long process, but they have kind of always been right there throughout the whole recruiting process," Lewis said. "It was a tough decision, but in the end, I had to go with my instincts."

Lewis (6-foot-2, 228 pounds), a member of the Star-Telegram's Elite 11, had narrowed his choices to Oklahoma and Texas A&M. He said last week he wanted to wait until Texas A&M selected its defensive coordinator before making a decision. The Aggies announced Gary Darnell on Friday as the new defensive coordinator. Lewis visited Texas A&M this weekend and had a chance to talk with Darnell.

"I had a very good visit with Coach Darnell," Lewis said. "He seemed to fit in very well there and with the program."

As a senior, Lewis recorded 132 tackles along with five sacks and four forced fumbles.

Lewis is the 16th commitment for the Aggies and the first who was a member of the Star-Telegram's National Top 100 recruits.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Police probe connection between crimes, UT athletics


From the Dallas Morning News:

According to the statement, police are investigating allegations of aggravated assault with an automatic handgun on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 3:06 a.m. A location for the incident was not revealed in police records.

Police also are investigating allegations of attempted robbery by assault at 2:59 a.m. last Saturday at 500 E. Seventh St., in what is commonly referred to as Austin's Sixth Street entertainment district. According to the statement, police received a call reporting that a suspect used his hands, fist and feet to carry out the assault.

Austin attorney Ken Oden said he is advising Texas senior cornerback Cedric Griffin, who has been questioned by police in connection with the Dec. 10 incident.
According to The Ticket, Ramonce Taylor is also under investigation.

No freaking way this turns into anything at all. Without a doubt, Mack Brown or his consigliere has already had a "sit down" with the DA and the Austin Chief of Police, and reminded them that all UT starters are above the law, and that their careers will be in serious jeopardy if they pursue this matter any further.

With the Longhorns in the Rose Bowl, the entire starting lineup could gang rape Matthew McConaughey
, and it would be swept under that ridiculous carpet at Disch-Falk Field.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Two Tech receivers suspended

I predict that when the truth comes out, this suspension will be due to an unspecified violation of each other's rectum.


By KEITH WHITMIRE / The Dallas Morning News

Receivers Marquis Johnson and L.A. Reed have been suspended from the football team and will not play in the Jan. 2 AT&T Cotton Bowl against Alabama, a school spokesman confirmed. The suspension is for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Johnson ranks seventh on the team in receptions with 13 for 74 yards and one touchdown. Reed is eighth with 11 catches for 136 yards and no touchdowns.

The most recent depth chart lists Johnson as a backup to Joel Filani at the Z receiver spot and Reed as a backup to Robert Johnson at the Y receiver in Tech's spread offense.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

I hope this is a better hire than it looks on the surface


(dude looks like Jerry Glanville)

Gary Darnell
, a coaching veteran who once oversaw two of the worst defensive units in Texas history, is expected to be announced as Texas A&M's new defensive coordinator at 11 a.m. Friday, according to two A&M sources.

LINK to story

LINK to Gary Darnell coaching resume

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Other words that you can't spell without "Double T"

  • otter
  • mittens
  • smitten
  • pottery
  • petty
  • cottage
  • platter
  • putty
  • shatter
  • attorney
  • batter
  • butter
  • butthead
    Double-T words with specific meaning to Texas Tech:
    • attack
    • battle
    • slutty
    • smutty
    • attitude
    • shitty
    • tatty

    Wednesday, December 07, 2005

    A Day That Will Live in Infamy


    To the Congress of the United States -

    Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

    The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

    Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

    It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

    The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

    Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

    Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

    Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

    Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

    Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

    This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

    Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

    As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

    Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us.

    No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

    I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.

    Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

    With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounding determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God.

    I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.

    Saturday, December 03, 2005

    History Lesson

    History began some 12,000 years ago.(Actually, it was 40,000 years ago.) Humans existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunter/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in winter. The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundations of modern civilization and, together, were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups: Liberals and Conservatives.

    Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can was invented yet, so while our early human ancestors were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed. Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to barbeque at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as "the Conservative movement." Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the Conservatives by showing up for the nightly barbeques and doing the sewing, fetching and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement. Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. The rest became known as girlymen.

    Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that Conservatives provided. Over the years, Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass. Modern Liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported, bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard Liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: Most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are Liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't "fair" to make the pitcher also bat.

    Conservatives drink domestic beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, corporate executives, fighter pilots, athletes and generally anyone who works productively outside government. Conservatives who own companies hire other Conservatives who want to work for a living.

    Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to "govern" the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the Liberals remained in Europe when Conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tame and created a business of trying to get MORE for nothing.

    This ends today's lesson in world history.

    Friday, December 02, 2005

    Kinda cool to know

    From another blog I found.

    Which commonly used weapons in Iraq do our brave soldiers give the thumbs up to and which do they thumb their nose at? Here is a review from The JAWA Report.

    1) The M-16 rifle : Thumbs down. Chronic jamming problems with the talcum powder like sand over there. The sand is everywhere. [The Marine] says you feel filthy 2 minutes after coming out of the shower. The M-4 carbine version is more popular because it's lighter and shorter, but it has jamming problems also. They like the ability to mount the various optical gunsights andweapons lights on the picattiny rails, but the weapon itself is not great in a desert environment. They all hate the 5.56mm (.223) round. Poor penetration on the cinderblock structure common over there and even torso hits cant be reliably counted on to put the enemy down.

    Fun fact: Random autopsies on dead insurgents shows a high level of opiate use.

    7) The ..45 pistol: Thumbs up. Still the best pistol round out there. Everybody authorized to carry a sidearm is trying to get their hands on one. With few exceptions, can reliably be expected to put 'em down with a torso hit. The special ops guys (who are doing most of the pistol work) use the HK military model and supposedly love it. The old government model .45's arebeing re-issued en masse.

    9) The Barrett .50 cal sniper rifle: Thumbs way up. Spectacular range and accuracy and hits like a freight train. Used frequently to take out vehicle suicide bombers ( we actually stop a lot of them) and barricaded enemy. Definitely here to stay.

    Bad guy weapons:
    1) Mostly AK47's The entire country is an arsenal. Works better in the desert than the M16 and the .308 Russian round kills reliably. PKM belt fed light machine guns are also common and effective.

    Luckily, the enemy mostly shoots like shit. Undisciplined "spray and pray" type fire. However, they are seeing more and more precision weapons, especially sniper rifles. (Iran,again)

    Fun fact: Captured enemy have apparently marveled at the marksmanship of our guys and how hard they fight. They are apparently told in Jihad school that the Americans rely solely on technology, and can be easily beaten in close quarters combat for their lack of toughness. Let's just say they know better now.

    from the Dallas Morning News....

    There are impact players and there are players who make a lot of impacts. Dwayne Slay was both for Texas Tech. The tall, rangy Slay practically redefined the free safety position as someone who can attack the line as well as patrol the secondary...............more

    A junior college transfer who redshirted last season, Johnson broke into Tech's receiving corps in a big way. His 64 receptions led the league. His 899 receiving yards were the second most in the conference. Not bad for a guy who had been a quarterback until this year.

    Thursday, December 01, 2005

    looking ahead to the Aggie football future

    I was going to title this post "season wrap-up", but what's the point in looking backwards? Everyone knows the Aggies had a very disappointing season. Hell, I would have been disappointed at 7-4 heading to a crappy bowl game. It makes much more sense to me to look ahead. From this point forward, please take everything I write, knowing that I am fully aware of the similarities to the optimism of this time last year.

    Offense: Things could look much worse, especially faced with the loss of the TAMU career passing leader. The fact is, Reggie was exciting, but his stay in Aggieland was ill-timed with the change of coaches and demise of the Wrecking Crew. Stephen McGee showed some great leadership and grit during the final six quarters of the season. He runs the option like Bucky, but believe it or not, was recruited as a passer! Get that passing shaped up, and he may be the best we've seen in a while.

    We should return a nice stable of receivers (Riley, Schroeder, E. Taylor, Morrow, Brown, Franks), an incredible tight end in Martellus Bennett, and a solid group of running backs in Courtney Lewis, Jorvorskie Lane, and Brandon Leone. The offensive line will also be much better, with a more stable, more experienced group.

    Defense: The weak spot will continue to be at linebacker. Hard to believe we used to get away with calling A&M "Linebacker U". We are not even a shadow of our former selves at this position. Justin Warren returns, and that's about it. The defensive line should be very good, with Michael Bennett, Chris Harrington, Jason Jack and Red Bryant, and hopefully dominant enough to take some pressure off the defensive backs, who certainly can't go anywhere but up from 2005. Danny Gorrer improved in the last 2 games, and will hopefully continue that trend, along with the late additions of Marquis Carpenter at CB, and Devin Gregg and Alton Dixon at safety. This is not the same defensive backfield as 2005 by any stretch!

    Overall, I have a great outlook for next year. I realize that these things sometimes don't work out the way you expect, but that's no reason to lose hope. Expect a much improved Aggie team surging back into the national picture in 2006!

    I have to go now before my maroon kool-aid gets warm.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2005

    It's genius...I like it!

    Tampa Police detectives say exotic dancers were breaking the law when they stripped for tips before Sunday's Bucs' game in a converted bus in a parking lot across the street from Raymond James Stadium.

    The bus features a dancer's pole and disco ball. Police got word of what was going on inside and sent in undercover officers to investigate.

    "They then paid the $20 cover charge to get into the motor home, where they were supplied alcohol beverages and then given the opportunity to purchase lap dances," said Tampa Police Sgt. Bill Todd.

    Todd says his officers paid $20 for a topless dance and $40 for a totally nude dance. The officers called for backup, the bus was raided and about a dozen arrests were made.

    Monday, November 28, 2005

    Fired!!!


    I guess Torbush can pursue that career at Taco Villa now.

    Franchione fires Defensive Coordinator

    Time to start our Roosterbowl "short list" for his replacement:
    • Dave Campo
    • Dom Caper (upon termination from Houston Texans)
    • Buddy Ryan
    • Suggestions welcome

    Shit Hits The Fan in College Station


    http://justiceweb.co.brazos.tx.us/JudicialSearch/Scripts/UVlink.isa/bodreaux/WEBSERV/JailSearch?action%253Dview%26track%253D191903140

    Allegedly, this is the Aggie Cadet responsible for shoveling horse poop all over the UT band, its director, as well as the DKR stadium public address announcer last Friday during the Aggies' 6th loss of the season.

    It takes a big man (all 5'6" apparently) to commit such a dastardly act upon those dressed as bad as this. There's no doubt that the House Band From Hee Haw now smells as ridiculous as it has always looked.





    Wednesday, November 23, 2005

    "Ticket Chicks"

    As most of you know, The Ticket has a stable of skanks they parade around at remotes and other promotional events. They are known as the "Ticket Chicks". The funny thing is, for a while, when the Ticket used to have a Hummer emblazoned with their logo that they brought to remotes, the same group of girls were known as the "Hummer Honeys".

    In the beginning, the Ticket Chicks were pretty hot. We even had a friend, AJ, who was a Ticket Chick back in '98/'99. In recent years, the quality of the Ticket Chick has diminished.....until now. I don't know where they found Ticket Chick Erin, but I hope she is a sign of a new wave of hot Ticket Chicks. As we all know, these things go in cycles, and it looks like things are on the upswing!

    "Lone Star Showdown"???

    I recently saw a listing of college football rivalries, which referred to games like the "Iron Bowl" (Alabama/Auburn), "The Bedlam Game" (OU/Okie State), The "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" (Georgia/Florida), and many others. (For the record, they inadvertently left of the Roosterbowl) The site listed the longest played rivalries, and other interesting details about the series. They correctly called the Texas/OU game "The Red River Shootout", instead of the nauseatingly PC "Red River Rivalry"

    This is what caught my attention...they called the A&M/UT game, the 3rd most played rivalry in NCAA, "The Lone Star Showdown". The "Lone Star Showdown"??? What the hell is that? I think that must be the marketing scheme conjured up by State Farm Insurance. Someone please tell me that an advertising campaign will not get to name this storied rivalry.

    For the record, the series history is 111 games.....72-34-5 in favor of the Horns, including the recent five year streak. This is very lopsided, which possibly explains the lyrics of the Aggie War Hymn. It's much more lopsided than I ever have accepted or realized, and I am surprised to see it every year. I guess that's because we dominated them in my early years as an Aggie fan. We won four of the five years I was in school there, and A&M is 16-14 vs UT in the last 30 meetings.

    The chances of an upset Friday are admittedly slim, but if Georgia Tech can beat Miami, and Oklahoma State can pull the shocker on Texas Tech, then the Ags could pull off a home victory against the Bonghorns. I will be watching, surrounded by my Longhorn family and in-laws (my daughter has even defected to orange), and hopefully with the support of Handsome Ted.

    "On any Saturday" (or Friday!)

    Monday, November 21, 2005

    Sunday, November 20, 2005

    More Game Photos


    Nailed it again!

    I just want to take all of you back to September 29th, when I posted my predictions for Tech's season. Once again, I have accurately predicted Tech's final record. This is the third year in a row I have been right on the money. Granted, this season it was a little less challenging, without New Mexico or North Texas on the schedule, but nevertheless, Tech's win over OU yesterday brings them home with the 9-2 record I forecasted. My only slip this year was the win over A&M and the loss to Okie Lite, or I would have had it game for game, as I did in 2003.

    Unfortunately, my forecasting skills for the Aggies were significantly impaired from all that Maroon Kool-aid I've been drinking.

    Congratulations Texas Tech on achieving your highest Big 12 Finish since Spike left (2nd in '96, '97, '99), and your best regular season record since 1976 (10-1).

    Cotton Bowl Bound!



    Friday, November 18, 2005

    Weekend prediction: November 19

    OU @ Texas Tech

    This is really a hard game to pick. Early in the season, I picked this as a Tech victory...Leach's first over his former boss in Norman.

    11/19 OKLAHOMA: The Sooners will have some of their defensive woes fixed by now, but not enough to stop the Red Tide: Tech rolls in Lubbock for Leach's first victory over his old school.


    As I expected, OU seems to be back on track, but I still believe Tech will prevail...especially after the loss last week. This is still a trap game for Tech though. OU is on the rise...Bomar has huge potential, and Adrian Peterson is healthy. Look for a close game:

    Tech 31
    OU 30

    Thursday, November 17, 2005

    Grand Prairie center headed to A&M

    I thought this might be KERMIT Davis's kid! Seriously, watch out for Aggie basketball. We are going to be damn good.


    Grand Prairie center headed to A&M

    04:26 PM CST on Thursday, November 17, 2005

    By RANDY JENNINGS / The Dallas Morning News

    Bryan Davis, a 6-9 senior center, followed the footsteps of his uncle/head coach when he signed a letter of intent with Texas A&M on Wednesday.

    Davis' uncle, Grand Prairie coach Barry Davis, was an All-Southwest Conference forward at A&M and a 1976 graduate.

    Bryan Davis led the Class 5A area last season in rebounds, averaging 12 per game, and scored 15.8 points per game. TexasHoops.com ranks Davis as the state's No. 3 senior.

    As a sophomore, Davis was named SportsDay's newcomer of the year when he averaged 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks for a team that advanced to a regional tournament for the first time in 24 years.

    Monday, November 14, 2005

    The pictures are up!!!


    View them at: LINK

    Feel free to log in and add your own pics to the album.

    Sunday, November 13, 2005

    Jim Mora

    The Red Raiders' performance on Saturday in Stoolwater reminds me of the wonderful Jim Mora and his very memorable news conferences while with the Aints.

    Here's what I personally think of Saturday's effort, or lack thereof:

    "We just got our ass totally kicked. We couldn't do diddley-poo offensively. We couldn't make a first down. We couldn't run the ball. We didn't try to run the ball. We couldn't complete a pass. We sucked. The second half we sucked . We couldn't stop the run. Every time they got the bal,l they went down and got points. We got our ass totally kicked in the second half. That's what it boils down to. It was a horse-shit performance in the second half. Horse-shit. I'm totally embarrassed, and I'm totally ashamed. Our coaching did a horrible job; the players did a horrible job We got our ass kicked in the second half. It sucked. It stunk."

    "Cause they just blocked better, were more tougher, more physical, coached better, did everything better. We sucked."

    "I thought it was horrible disgusting; embarrassing, shameful - it stunk. People are sick when they do something like that - absolutely figgin' sick."


    "We were absolutely terrible; it's an embarrassing...a shameful coaching and playing performance by the New Orleans Saints. I couldn't be more upset, and those players ought to be upset. If there's one guy in there that feels good about this thing, he ought to be.....whatever..."


    "They just blocked better, were tougher, were more physical, coached better... did everything better - we sucked."

    http://www.czabe.com/backup/2003/Volume%205/nomora.mp3

    What is "moral victory"?


    Well, I've been accused in the past, always unjustly, of claiming "moral victory". This year, the Aggies have been a horrible disappointment, have suffered three blowout conference losses, including one to a bitter rival, and another at Kyle Field. Our many returning starters were either big disappointments, or got injured. The defense is last in the Big 12 and statistically one of the worst in A&M history. Bottom line, the only things left to salvage the season are a spoiler victory over UT, glimpses of next season, and, that's right, moral victory.

    A&M quickly fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter yesterday morning. Visions of the CU game were abound, and with the defense missing two of our leading tacklers, Jaxson Appel and Justin Warren, there was no hope. This is where Ted Kennedy tuned out. Fortunately, the Aggie players did not. Determined to avoid a repeat of the 2003 debacle (77-0) in Norman, the Aggies never gave up. After picking up a quick TD on a turnover, they appeared to be back in the game......not so fast, OU drives for another TD. Behind by 21 again, this is where A&M dug in. The offense engineered a long TD drive to pull back within 14, then the defense finally got the much needed stop. Reggie and company were moving towards the end zone again with little time left in the half. A perfect pass at the 1 foot line bounced off of Jason Carter's sternum. This dropped ball, along with 2 missed field goals could have made the difference in the game.

    But that's not what impressed me most. In the second half, the decimated and embarrassed Aggie defense managed to hold the Sooners to 6 points, finally giving the offense a chance. After watching Reggie leave the field on a stretcher midway through the third quarter, I knew the giveup I had anticipated was coming. Again, I was wrong. Stephen McGee, our highly touted backup QB, and heir apparent for next year, was 0/6 passing, but perfectly executed the option to drive the Aggies for a score, and pulled within 6.

    This is when OU pulled off their only score of the second half, which proved to be the difference in the game. The Aggies made two more field goals, and just ran out of time. I have to say, in the face of all that has happened this season, I am very proud of the effort the Aggies put forward in this game. It would have been easy to give up, down 21, on the road, star QB on crutches, but they hung tough and kept playing. So now my friends, I will formally declare moral victory for the Aggies. For this season, it may be all we have left.

    Saturday, November 12, 2005

    SI pic of the day

    Ted, I think you missed the boat on this one. The pic of the day from SI is below. The caption makes it even better: "Seven guys in the background and none are checking out these two girls."

    SI FAN Pic of the day


    Cool Fan Pic. Sadly the caption reads
    "The team may be a mediocre 4-3 this season, but the Aggies band can still make a "T" like none other."

    Thursday, November 10, 2005

    Wednesday, November 09, 2005

    Young, Hodges are O'Brien semifinalists

    10:20 PM CST on Tuesday, November 8, 2005

    By KEITH WHITMIRE / The Dallas Morning News

    Texas Tech senior Cody Hodges and Texas junior Vince Young were two of the 15 quarterbacks named semifinalists Tuesday for the Davey O'Brien Award.

    Newsflash: Rooster Bowl Float in St Patty's Parade


    We are currently negotiating with the organizers of the Dallas Lower Greenville St Patrick's Day Parade to have a float, complete with hot tub of course. We are close to finalizing the deal, although the official announcement will not come until early next year due a confidentiality clause in the propsed contract.

    Can't you just see roosterjoe holding a green cock in one hand, and pouring leftover, stale beer from Rooster Bowl XIII all over a Rooster Chick with the other while the Aggie War Hym blasts across Greenville Ave?

    This is a photo from the parade in 2002

    BCS: Tech has a shot

    DMN article

    Tuesday, November 08, 2005

    Aggies win Big 12!

    A&M women claim Big 12 soccer title

    09:12 PM CST on Sunday, November 6, 2005

    From wire reports

    SAN ANTONIO –Suzzette Devloo gave Texas A&M its second straight Big 12 women's soccer tournament title Sunday, scoring the winning goal 38 seconds into the second overtime for a 2-1 victory over Colorado.

    Devloo, who came off the bench, scored on a cross from Laura Probst.

    The Aggies (16-3-2) earned the conference's automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. Colorado fell to 12-7-3.

    Texas A&M had taken a 1-0 lead in the first half when Melissa Garey scored off a pass from Kat Krambeer. Alexis Cousins tied it for Colorado on an assist by Laura Munnell in the second half.

    Fran's Brother to the Rescue

    Or was it really Alamo Mike pretending to be this "Mark Clauder"?




    Classless fans

    Per a story Sunday "Tech fans also did plenty of celebrating after the victory, but they didn't rush the field or tear down a goal post like they did after victories in 2001 and 1999. They did chant 'Worse than Baylor' at A&M players as the team walked up the visiting tunnel."

    Who should expect more from no-class fans from Texas Tech.

    When your team visits College Station, win or lose, your team is not heckled off the field. Your fans are greeted with a "Howdy".

    Sportsmanship. Look it up. It is not in the Texas Tech vocabulary.

    Stories like this make me ashamed of the "Texas" in Texas Tech".

    MARK CLAUDER/Arlington

    Fran-tastic performances

    I found this list on franunderfire.com

    • Oct. 4, 2003 Lubbock, TX The Ags are thoroughly embarassed with a 59-28 drudging at the hands of one of our much hated in state schools Tech. Game televised by FSN.
    • Oct. 18, 2003 Lincoln, NEB Ags get it handed to them by the Cornhuskers 48-12 on a nationally televised game by FSN.
    • Nov. 8, 2003 Norman, OK A sad day in Aggieland as the once proud Wrecking Crew is all but forgotten after a 77-0 savage beating at the hands of the Sooner Nation televised by ABC.
      *note - worst lost in ATM histoy
    • Nov. 28, 2003 College Station, TX Cedric Benson runs wild on the Aggie defense with a 283 yard, 4 TD game en route to a 56-14 whomping of the Ags broadcast nationally by ABC.
      *note - most yards and TD's by an opponents RB ever allowed
    • Sep. 2, 2004 Salt Lake City, UT A very good but unknown Utah team slaughters the Ags 41-21 in front a national audience on ESPN.
    • Oct. 30, 2004 Waco, TX A day that will live in infamy as the nationally ranked Ags are humiliated by the Bears 35-34 for the first time since 1985.
      *note - The Ags had the advantage of a homefield crowd. Game holds special tormenting memory for me as I witnessed the tearing down of the goal posts amid 30,000+ of my fellow Ags
    • Jan.1, 2005 Dallas, TX The Cotton Bowl ... ah The Cotton Bowl, long cherised by the Aggie teams of yesteryear. Now it brings memories of the loss of the Aggie spirit on campus (the Listeater) as well as being totally dominated by Tennessee 35-7.
      *note - Again, I witnessed firsthand the complete domination of the Ags amungst
      60,000+ loyal Aggies.
    • Oct. 8, 2005 Boulder, CO A stellar first quarter in which the quarterback threw for an amazing 200+ yards. Unfortunately, it was Joel Klatt. Once, again we are embarassed with a 41-20 route of our beloved Ags.
      *note-The real score was 41-6 but the Buffs gave us two sympathy touchdowns late in the fourth quarter with the second and third stringers in.
    • Oct. 29, 2005 College Station, TX Another 350+ yards passing, 4 TD day for the Aggie....defense. Fran has accumulated quite a nice resume here on the embarassments page. Hopefully, we fire him at seasons end after this 42-14 @$$ kicking.
    • Nov. 5, 2005 Lubbock, TX As expected, we are again humiliated on TV. Tech routes us 56-17 on our way to our second losing season under Fran.
      *note-Worst loss to the Red Raiders in series history... seems like we've said that abou a lot
      of games under Fran...

    Monday, November 07, 2005

    Torbush

    Well, the complete humiliation of the former beast known as the Texas Aggie defense was not enough to ruin our weekend, but it certainly spells doom for the rest of the Aggie season, and especially for the career of Carl Torbush. We saw him at Taco Villa on the way out of town talking to the manager.As defenseless as A&M is, maybe we should start calling him "Coach France". I don't want to beleaguer this too much, just making my thoughts known, since I am normally such an Aggie optimist.

    It was a great weekend regardless, just as Roosterbowl weekend always is. I will have the pictures posted later in the week.

    Police: Two NFL cheerleaders arrested at Tampa bar

    VIDEO LINK: "Police say Keathley was so drunk she could hardly stand"

    Tampa, Florida – Two Carolina Panther cheerleaders spent the night in jail after a rough night in Channelside. The Panthers were in town to play the Bucs Sunday afternoon.

    Witnesses say Angela Keathley and Renee Thomas were engaged in some type of sexual activity inside a bathroom stall at Banana Joe's around 2:20 am Sunday. Another woman waiting to use the bathroom got into an argument with the pair.

    Police say Thomas punched the woman in the face. When Thomas was arrested, she gave police the name of another Panthers cheerleader.

    Thomas could face additional charges for lying to police, once they confirm her identity.

    Keathley was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing or opposing an officer, while Thomas was charged with one count of battery.

    The two women were taken to Hillsborough County jail, where they both bonded out later Sunday morning.

    Friday, November 04, 2005

    The Rooster has landed

    The Rooster has landed. We are at University and 5th, directly across University from the South end zone.

    214-914-1911 if you can't find us.

    Arrived in Lubbock at 12:35

    Arrived in Lubbock at 12:35 am....straight to Bash's for beers.... Hit the strip at 10 am, now looking for parking. Will up

    Thursday, November 03, 2005

    I am the Rooster & This is Rooster Bowl

    I am the Rooster, the cock daddy master of the game. Those that gaze upon my wooden form know only they want to touch me. The Scores of the greatest game on earth, better than checkers, ping-pong, and Atari combined, are emblazoned on my hardness in glossy glory.

    Fear my wrath for I am the master of the game, the very destiny of the universe, able to steer a ball in flight to the left or the right of a goal post with a mere thought. I am the playmaker who causes turnovers. I crush those who profess to be more cocky than I. For I am the Rooster, the Cock Daddy of the Game. When they ask who’s your daddy? It is I. To answer otherwise, will cause me to smite your dreams, your hopes and chances of ever winning. That, and I will cock block you, if you really piss me off. I am vicious and cruel, yet kind and warm. I am made of wood and the stuff dreams are made of. Gut check time sports fan! What are you made of? I better see you there.

    My tattoos, my loyal subjects The Ags, The Raiders fight for my favor. I reward them with chicks in hot tubs, rooster gear, beer and thongs. The ladies adore my rooster form. I reward their lust letting them rest my tired beak in their bosoms. I love this job, I love this game. I exist for you pleasure, but you live for mine. I am the Rooster.

    It is again time. Time for the Rooster Bowl. Everything you ever wanted to know about the world summed into a battle of pride and beer. Win or lose, you win through my love of the game, for my favor is fleeting, my ability to make all bets off is astounding. You will pay, pay attention to me for I am the Rooster, and this is Rooster Bowl. Prepare O faithful! The hour is at hand. I am at the zenith of my power this Saturday. The stars and the sky come together in a cacophony of a crowds roar as I lend my wings to Reggie to fly, or like a cockfight my rage flows to Hodges to unleash the dogs of war. This is Rooster Bowl! Prepare mortal, lest I take your mind and soul to the depths of agony.

    Catch me if you can! I am the Rooster…

    This is Rooster Bowl 8 “Year of the Cock”
    Ted “I’m on my Way” Kennedy

    Wednesday, November 02, 2005

    SHOCKER in Lubbock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    My prediction is simple. The Aggies surprise everyone and pull off the upset of the year in the Big 12.

    A&M 41
    Tech 38


    What They Play For...


    Cock Under Glass, 1998
    Oil and beer on balsa wood
    12.2" x 3.5"
    Currently on loan from the Hub City South Collection

    2001: The Year Leach Became My Coach

    The Man:

    Alamo Mike



    The Myth:


    "It was like the Alamo, they were just coming up over the wall. I grabbed my binoculars and said, 'The next one that comes up gets it.' Then somebody, I didn't see who it was, knocked the fool out of me. "I'm sure (Gov. Perry) will be real proud of this." - Mike McKinney


    The Reality:
    In initial interviews after the game, McKinney said he was assaulted by an unidentified Tech student. In offense reports from the Tech Police Department released to The Avalanche-Journal through the district attorney's office, the student who hit McKinney, Reginald Wallace, said he was trying to prevent fighting when McKinney shoved him and hit him with binoculars. The A&M student told Tech police that he got angry and punched McKinney in the eye.
    "After the separation of the two men, (McKinney) proceeded to make threats to the police and other stadium workers that they will hear about this later because of some 'high' governmental position that he held,"the report stated.

    When McKinney entered the Aggie locker room, he simply said, "Welcome to Lubbock" to a surprised RC Slocum. The offense reports said McKinney's son, Aggie player Seth McKinney, planned to seek revenge after the game for the injuries his father suffered.

    After the game, McKinney's son exited the visiting team dressing room, along with a few other players, and went up the ramp to Gate 4, apparently to avenge the injury, or at least that is what A&M fans above the ramp were shouting, a Tech police officer reported.

    Parents and a few students from the A&M section decided to throw ice violently directly into the faces of the Tech students," student Nicklus Beihl said in his sworn statement.

    "Once the A&M fans ran out of ice to throw, a few Tech student climbed into the stands and tried to bring the pole up into the stands," his statement said. "The A&M students started to hit the first Tech student and after two or three seconds, five people were beating this particular Tech student."
    "The behavior by the Tech fans was not unprovoked, and the A&M fans could have left numerous times, but the dozen or so that stayed kept arguing and screaming and threatening the fans on the field," Joel Corbin said in a sworn statement. "I was amazed how grown men and one woman kept arguing and screaming at the Tech students






















    The Coach:

    "A&M wants to rip on our fans and all that. Our fans are as good as their fans are. One thing our fans don't do is sit around and whine about other teams' fans. A&M spent a significant part of the week whining about what our fans are like. Why don't they worry about what themselves are like?
    There may be an individual or two that got out of hand. If someone commits criminal behavior ... then that individual is responsible for it. It's interesting to me that all these Aggies — whether they're at A&M or here — are sitting around with halos over their heads and they have some divine expertise on fanmanship. I just don't believe that's the case. For the record, I think our fans are better than the Aggie fans." - Mike Leach

    Bring it on!


    Well I prayed for rain, but it looks like it will be a perfect fall day in Lubbock. I have my helmet and flak jacket packed, plus an umbrella to shield from Kool-aid and tortillas............I am ready for war, so, in the words of President Bush, "BRING IT ON!"

    Don't count my beloved Aggies out on this one just yet gentlemen. With Reggie on the field, we always have the chance to turn this thing into a full blown shootout. Yes, it's the #1 passing offense vs the 115th passing defense, but, as a wise man once said, " statistics are for losers." Besides, this is almost the same mismatch as last year. A&M was 92nd against the pass in 2004, and managed to beat a top ranked passing offense from Tech. The only difference is Lubbock, where the ranked team isn't always the victor in this matchup.

    MY PREDICTION
    I am still formulating my prediction for the game. No doubt, there will be a lot of scoring, but the Ags will score more than you think. Stay tuned...................

    Tuesday, November 01, 2005

    Rooster-spective 2004

    November 13, 2004
    Kyle Field, Texas
    Aggies 32, Red Raiders 25

    Attendees: I barely remember (Joe & Shannon, Blake, Rob, Robert & Carol, Melba & Carol, Joe & Tammy, Scott, Fletch, Brad & Amy, Kyler & Maricka, Jeff "Full Throttle" James.........)

    Notable:
    • Another OT
    • HOT TUB!
    • Joe's car got towed from the Chicken
    • Naked girls from the Chicken got in the hot tub
    • "Neighbor" RV moved to get away from our post-game party.

    what a weird analogy....I guess Blake bought into this one.

    Tech's Leach makes point with sword

    03:39 AM CST on Tuesday, November 1, 2005

    By KEITH WHITMIRE / The Dallas Morning News

    LUBBOCK – Coach Mike Leach brandished a replica of a pirate's sword at Sunday night's team meeting to stress teamwork. Leach is a something of a pirate buff and gave a similar speech with the sword before playing Navy in the 2003 Houston Bowl.

    Leach said the speech was about how pirates used teamwork to attain a common goal. No players were in danger because Leach said the sword isn't sharpened.

    "Actually, it's not, because I'm afraid I'll cut myself," he said.

    Rooster-spective 2003

    Roosterbowl VI
    October 4, 2003
    "Cocktoberfest"

    Attendees: Blake, Rob, Joe, Shannon, Justin, Melba, Carol, Robert & Carol, Kyler, Brad, Wes and the "Aggie Bar at Tech Law"

    Memorable events:
    • 9 pm kickoff = all day tailgating
    • Wes coned off a parking place for us in the RV lot
    • First time for Shannon to attend since the "maiden voyage" in 1999
    • Amanda the hot check writer--still owes me $100
    Big Tech victory--Aggies totally overmatched at STD

    Sunday, October 30, 2005

    Rooster-spective 2002

    October 5, 2002--Kyle Field
    "Cinco de Rooster"

    Attendees: Blake, Joe, Rob, Ron, Shane, Melba, Carol, Robert & Carol, Joe & Tammy, Fletch, Brad, Kyler, et al.......too many to list. The ATTM boys were there again, and admitted to setting our grill on fire.

    Memorable events and defining moments:
    • "The Tijuana Whore Bus"
    • Game NOT FREAKING TELEVISED!!!
    • 1st year to have T-shirts made
    • Raider got blisters on his feet from chasing the frisbee
    • Ron was MVC winner-barely made it from Seattle
    • Shane and Blake tagged Rob's jeep
    • 2 Missed PAT by John Pierson-never kicked at A&M again
    • Welker
    • Both teams had over 500 yards total offense

    Rooster-spective 2001

    Lubbock-November 3, 2001
    "The Shutout"

    Attendees
    : Joe and Blake (everyone else from our immediate group bailed at the last minute.)

    Also in attendance: Robert and Carol, Melba, Carol, Joe and Tammy, Chuck, Stretch, Jessica and Dina, Minnesota Fats and the ATTM boys

    Memorable events:
    • Introduction of Jessica and Dina to the crew
    • Our grill was set on fire by the ATTM boys
    • Pouring rain in the post game celebration
    • Stretch won the first MVC award, only to have it later revoked.
    • Joe yelling at the karaoke dude and storming off
    • After the game, Red Raiders fans tore down the goal post on the south end of the field and marched it the length of the field and taunted Aggies fans by putting it into the stands.
    Final score: Tech 12, A&M 0