Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Welcome a new member to our family!

Brad and Amy welcomed a new Terry to the family today, and Madi finally has her girl cousin. Dabney Ellen Terry was born at 11:06 am, weighing in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

Welcome Dabney!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

What a difference a week makes........

Last week, Aggies were ready to mail it in, and Tech fans were booking flights to San Antonio. Now, only one week later, the Aggies are reveling in a rout of the Cornhuskers in Lincoln, and Tech will be going home from Missouri with their tail between their legs, after being totally embarrassed by Mizzou. What makes this relevant, is that A&M is still tied for first in the South, with a 3-1 conference record, while Tech falls to 2-2. I don't think Mizzou is 31 points better than Tech, but they were today.

Aggies have KU at home next week, then road games against OU and Missouri. 2-1 on that stretch will set us up for a nice T+1 showdown in College Station. After all this frustration, it would be amazing (and yes, unlikely) to go 9-3 on the season, and possibly win the South.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Fran Era is over

First of all, congratulations to the Texas Tech defense, who shut down the A&M offense for about 52 minutes, and kept feeding the ball back to Harrell and Crabtree, fueling the Red Raider Rout of A&M this afternoon.

Second of all, I am completely disgusted and finished with Coach Fran and his pitiful, painful outings week in and week out. I know we are 5-2, and 2-1 in conference, but I am done with Fran, and Fran is done at A&M. I would rather cut bait now, and just finish the year with an interim coach.

Blake, I am sorry about your carpet, and the permanent indentation that Rooster perch must be making there. Congratulations, and good night.

My halftime analysis

A&M has really blown some opportunities, and I put it all on Franchione. Playcalling in the redzone twice stalled out drives that ended in missed field goals. Tech cannot stop our basic bread and butter offense. We need to cram it down their throats for the rest of the game.

Champs Elysees - June 14, 1940

A special thanks to the Corps for boring us to tears, year after year, with the same old crap. The whole "Summer in Paris" routine is old and tired at this point. The least y'all could do is throw in a couple of dancing sheep to break up the monotony.

The Day of Rooster is finally here!

Well, I must admit, that it felt strange today to wake up in my own bed, without a mild residual buzz, and not coated in dried beer swill, stale hot tub water and dust. Sounds strange, but this is the first time since 1999 that I have arisen on Rooster morn, and been anywhere other than within direct sight of the hallowed ground where the game will be played.

As usual, the Aggies are a big underdog traveling to Lubbock. The Tech fans are already lathered up, and the local convenience stores are all out of tortillas and Duracells. Everyone is expecting Tech to beat up on poor Aggy again, but I say "not so fast". A&M is coming to play, and are armed with a Jorvorskie Lane guarantee, an embattled coach, and tremendous team unity. These guys are winners. This team that won in Austin last Thanksgiving, are certainly capable of a big win in Lubbock. The matchups may heavily favor Tech, but it's not as disparate as it has been in 2003 and 2005. On top of that, A&M has already beaten a team that Tech couldn't handle. OSU had three backs rush for over 100 yards. If the Red Carpet defense couldn't stop Okie Lite, then they will have trouble with McGee, Lane, and Goodson on the ground-----big trouble.

Finally, I had a strange dream this week that Graham Harrell had to play the game with a colostomy bag (not as the football, but actually attached to his body). This should be a sign that Harrell will have a sub-par game, or perhaps that the Aggies will "sack the shit out of him".

All of this put together, gives me all I need to project an Aggie victory in Lubbock this afternoon, and a triumphant return of the Rooster to his rightful throne in Dallas.

What is guaranteed, is that this will be a great game, and a fun weekend, and one that I wish I didn't have to miss it. I will carry a flask in my boot today, as a tribute, and I already have October 18, 2008 circled in blood on my calendar.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fenagling Fran....

Not much difference between him and former NBA ref Tim Donaghy - except Donaghy never sold out anyone from his own family. According to ESPN, the Fraudulent One cleared a whopping $80,000 (a profit of $37,000) the last few years on this site that he sold subscriptions for at a cost of $1200 each. A&M released a list of names who subscribed to it this morning:

Neal Adams
Michael Burrichter
Michael Champine
Joe Clark
Ashley Franchione
Kim Franchione
Glenn Hart
Fred Heldenfels
Jerry Holditch
Stormy Kimrey (Subscription Ended October 2006)
David LeBoeuf
Jim Lind
Jack E. Little
Bob Lynch
C. John Mace (Subscription Ended June 2007)
Miles Marks
Charlie Mattei (Subscription Ended December 2006)
Artie McFerrin
Jeff McFerrin
Buppy Simank
Greg Walton
Dale Watts
Charles Wisema

I was never a math major, but the numbers don't seem to add up....especially when his own wife and daughter received it for free. Maybe the new A&M motto should be: "Aggy Math - From The Outside Looking In You Can't Understand It"

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

J-Train guarantees victory in Lubbock!!!!

This is the kind of bold swagger that I want to see!

A&M's Lane guarantees victory against Tech

Web Posted: 10/09/2007 03:09 PM CDT
Brent Zwerneman
San Antonio Express-News

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M running back Jorvorskie Lane said Tuesday that he doesn’t care if the Aggies haven’t won at Texas Tech since 1993.

“We’re going to win in 2007,” Lane said. “That’s a guarantee. I promise you.”

Asked what coach Dennis Franchione – who had already spoken at the weekly press conference – might think of such a bold prediction, Lane shrugged.

“I’m a man,” he said. “ I can say what I want to say.”

The Aggies and Red Raiders play 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium. Tech has won by a combined 70 points in Franchione’s two previous trips to Lubbock as A&M coach. Such a fact didn’t faze Lane.

“Nothing can break us,” he said.

Leach breaks arm in bicycle accident

Associated Press

LUBBOCK – Coach Mike Leach said he broke a bone in his right arm when falling from his bicycle Friday.

Leach said he got a flat tire and tried to fill it with enough air to make it to his destination, but "it proceeded to run out of air. I took a routine turn, then went into a slide, so then it broke the arm."

I have two questions about this incident:
  1. How much had Leach had to drink prior to jumping on his bike?
  2. Is this an omen for the Pirates?

Monday, October 08, 2007

Saturday, October 06, 2007

unfortunate news for RoosterBowl X

I have some unfortunate news to report about my attendance at RoosterBowl this year. Unfortunately, I will not make the traveling roster for RoosterBowl X. I have always said that hell nor high water would keep me from missing another RoosterBowl, and I have not missed one since 1999 in Lubbock. The only thing that could keep me away is the needs of my family, and this year, that is what will keep me away. My wonderful wife has been struggling with her health recently, and was just discharged today from her third hospitalization of 2007. She encouraged me to go on with my friends, but I have made the decision that I need to be with my family as much as possible in the coming weeks.

I have full confidence and expectation that the show will go on, and that Blake and Teddy-K will effectively carry the torch with me there only in spirit. When the Aggies win, Teddy-K can accept the Rooster on my behalf, and return Him to His rightful perch in Dallas.

Long live the Rooster, and Gig 'Em Aggies!!!!!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

A&M-Tech slated for ABC broadcast

This is perfect!

03:33 AM CDT on Tuesday, October 2, 2007
By BRIAN DAVIS / The Dallas Morning News

Network executives aren't ignoring the Texas A&M-Texas Tech rivalry much anymore. The Oct. 13 game at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock was selected to be televised by ABC at 2:30 p.m.

Also on Oct. 13, the Texas-Iowa State game will be televised by FSNSW at 11:30 a.m. The Missouri-Oklahoma game will start at 5:30 p.m. on FSNSW. The Colorado-Kansas State game was selected by ESPN2 and will begin at 8:15 p.m.