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