Thursday, November 27, 2008

My view in Satan's den

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bennett lays out McCoy

let the t-sip whining begin.......

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year!

I said "one of" my favorites, of course shared with Rooster-week. This is a week when my Aggies can be 4-7, and visiting Austin to play the 10-1, #2 ranked Longhorns, and I can feel comfortable talking smack to my Longhorn friends.

Martellus Bennett feels comfortable talking a little smack as well:

"We always beat Texas," Bennett said. "It wouldn't be an upset. Well, maybe this year it would be. But we expect to beat Texas, the yellowbellies.

"My brother knocked McCoy out a while back, and we call him Cart McCoy now."

As for whether the hit was legal, Martellus said: "Very legal. Colt McCoy, or Cart McCoy, is a pretty good player. But, hopefully, my brother gets some more hits on him."

I love it. It makes me happy to hear confirmation that the Aggies do feel the confidence to beat those longhorns, even on a down year, and even in Austin. We have beaten them two years in a row, and Cart McCoy has NEVER beaten A&M. Michael Bennett is playing his last game as an Aggie, and this is his last chance to chase "Cart" around and terrorize him, unless they somehow meet again in the NFL.

I myself have confidence in the Aggies' chances to upset those whorns in Austin. They are ranked 108th vs the pass, and we have a budding air assault with Jerrod Johnson throwing the ball to Fuller, Tannehill and the McCoy brothers. We should also have a healthy Goodson running the ball again.

Sure, we could get blown out. Sure, Johnson has completed quite a few passes to the other team. We can still catch lightning in a bottle on this one Thanksgiving night, and come away with yet another "upset" for the ages.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Who Could Forget.....

Would love to see a book written about the Switzer years.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Monday, November 17, 2008

OU -6.5

I'm on track to make my first ever visit to the only state Arkansas can make fun of this weekend. I'm confident that I'll witness a little bit of history as well, seeing how a win virtually wins the South for the Red Raiders.

If Tech continues to play at the same level its played at for the last few games, I believe that I will witness a rare win in Norman. That's the key though - keeping the same pace and putting out the same effort.

Norman has proven to be tough for Tech - only one win, and that was during the pathetic John Blake's tumultuous tenure in 1996. This is the perfect environment for Tech's biggest game ever - at least the biggest game as of yet.

No one picks Tech in this one. I love it. I have absolutely no doubt that the team loves it as well. This team doesn't want to be coddled and told how good it is. This team carries a chip on its shoulder and wants to prove it on the field by being quicker, hitting harder, playing smarter, and outright finishing.

I don't think it will be easy. OU has been playing well, no doubt. The Sooners have great players and a great staff as well, and the luxury of playing at home, which is nice seeing how everyone can just walk over from the trailer parks.

I just believe that, right now, Tech is the better team. Obviously, the better team doesn't always win, but I think OU is walking into a potential buzz saw in this one. There is no team playing better right now than the Red Raiders - in fact, take away a few mistakes in the 2nd half of the UT game, and there has not been a more dominant team in football.

It's time to step it up another notch. Nothing has been won yet, and most certainly this one is no gimme. It will have to be earned.

It's time to prove the critics wrong yet again.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

It's Official: Aggy '08 = Kaput

How did Sherman's Germans fall so flat?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Ruff Ruff

Gotta love a coach who wears a sweatband...

Quickly Becoming a Permanent Fixture

Cock Under Glass
, 1998
Oil and beer on balsa wood
12.2" x 3.5"
The Hub City South Collection

Friday, November 07, 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Reality Check - The Next Biggest Game in History

Yeah, Tech has now beaten a #1 team for the first time - and it was win #500. It was also the 5th highest rated football game to ever be watched.

The list goes on, but the reality of this whole thing is that absolutely NOTHING has been won. There have been accomplishments, obviously, but this team would rather be patted on the back in January; not November.

I am glad of one thing, however, and that is the simple fact that nobody thinks this will continue. The experts (and a whole bunch of very bitter Horns here in Austin) are gleefully pointing out Tech still has 2 tough games left to play. (actually, I think there are 3 - especially if Tech sweeps the state of Oklahoma)

OSU is highly capable of beating Tech's ass if the ghost of Same ol' Tech rears it's ugly head. And although I don't think it will happen, it's possible.

In years past, I was always concerned about the fallout that seemed to always happen after a big win, but this year seems to be different. The whole program has that whole 'been there, done that' attitude - and that attitude is confidence. This team knows what its capable of, and that separates it from other Tech teams.

The Cowboys will show up to play. Tech has a lot to lose, but even more to gain. The leadership on this team will prove to be key during this one, and hopefully the last 2 games as well.

It's time to take that next step, Red Raiders.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Dear President-elect Obama,

As a fan of the "less-fortunate" football program at Texas A&M University, I am very excited about the prospects of your administration. You see, our rival, the Red Raiders from Texas Tech, are very fortunate, and have more than their fair share of victories this year, while the Aggies continue to struggle. To enact fairness in this situation, I am expecting your immediate action to transfer some of Tech's wins to A&M. It is not fair that Tech continues to collect victories while A&M is mired in mediocrity, and government action to restore fairness is required.

Your prompt attention to this matter is appreciated.

Your comrade,


Sunday, November 02, 2008

Congrats Red Raiders!

The Captain is overcome with emotion right now, and I feel compelled to post a congratulatory message to the all Red Raiders, for the defeat of the (formerly) #1 Texas Longhorns. You are the "Red Faders" no more.

I knew (and have been predicting it all week) that the Longhorns were doomed, entering a night game in Lubbock on Halloween weekend, ranked #1. There was no doubt that Leach would have his Pirates prepared to rape and pillage the inadequate UT defense, and that Jones STD/T&A/STF would be packed to record capacity with rabid, inebriated fans, armed to the hilt with tortillas and duracells, ready to storm the field.

Storm the field they did, a couple of times before the game was even officially over. Seriously though, Leach had this team prepared, and they never gave up. I have witnessed this comeback ability first hand, in RoosterBowl IX, with the Harrell pass to Johnson for the win, but last night rises above anything I've seen in recent history.

Again, I congratulate the Raider Nation on the biggest victory in Tech history, and a well earned #2 ranking, 9 games into the season.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Tech 39 Texas 33

congrats Red Raiders. This is surely the greatest win in Tech history.

Winning streak!!

In case you forgot, A&M still has a football team, and beat Colorado at Kyle Field today. The 24-17 victory gives the Aggies a 2 game win streak (our first win streak of the year), with 3 games remaining in the season, and the Sooners coming to town next weekend. Jerrod came back to Earth a bit, going 15/31 for just over 200 yards, but he did throw for three touchdown. Fuller had a great day with 6 catches for 95 yards and two TDs.

Anyway, now we just need a Baylor win and an upset vs. OU or UT to get into a bowl game.