Saturday, October 30, 2010


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It's on

Lot 50, space 49. University Drive at Polo Road, by the Bonfire memorial.

Hot tub is hot and beer is cold.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


The Brazos Bears still have Whorn, BlowU, and aggy on its schedule. I believe it's reasonable to assume that Sic 'Em will win 2 out of 3...

Rooster-Week diaries

This is the most distracting week of the year for me. I'm like a kid working over an Advent Calendar as Christmas Day approaches. It's hard to work, hard to sleep.....I keep wanting to start packing up the car, only to realize that there are still days until my departure.

Now, the day is almost here. I'll start staging tonight, and after a long day of work tomorrow, will direct the Jeep to the South at 5 pm.
  • Hot tub? check
  • Water source? check
  • Tickets? check
  • RV pass? check
  • Surprise logo item? CHECK
See y'all tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Leach/Tuberville: 1st Year; 7th Game...

Tuberville won his 7th game 27-24 in a place Tech had never won before. In fact, historically speaking, Tech has lost to some really bad Bison teams in Boulder in the past.

Leach, conversely, lost 50-0 to Nebraska in his 7th game as head coach. In Lubbock.

Not sure what all of this means, but I've just grown weary of the "Leach did this" and "Fire Tubs" crowd. And yes, Nebrasux was a pretty strong program back then, but this past Saturday was a big gut check, and the team came together a little bit and showed something. What happens this week will either confirm what I believe to be true - a team finally coming together - or will simply be a continuation of what's been going on all season, which is nothing short of complete disarray.

Tuesday's Scratch:

(Weisberg; RB V - aka Cinco de Rooster)

Updated Forecast: Friday 75/46; Sat 79/59
aggy: Fat Mike still "undecided" at QB
O Update: Franks breaks foot - out this week
D Update: Bullitt and Perry practicing with surgically repaired hands; Hyder/Ford (hammys) questionable this week

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rooster-week is here

Yes, it's finally here again. RoosterBowl XIII is only 6 days away, and the line has opened with the Aggies as a 5 point favorite at home. Both teams are sitting at 4-3, and unranked, but are both coming off big road wins. Sadly, the highest ranked teams in Texas are TCU (4) and Baylor (25), and this game is for 5th in the South. No TV for RoosterBowl this year, which should make for one of our best years ever.

Tech just scored a big road win over Colorado. Say what you want about the Buffs, but winning in Boulder is never easy. A&M won by 35 on the road at Kansas, for their first victory in a televised game since October of 2008. Aggies have been turnover free for two straight games, and now have a full blown QB controversy, with Johnson and Tannehill splitting time under center. The makings of another memorable RoosterBowl.

I'm ready, and this shit is real, so bring it on!
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet....I'm Hunting Ralphie

Pre-Game Notes:

  • Ralphie is actually a chick, and weighs in at around 1300 pounds.  When running across the field, Ralphie can reach speeds of up to 20 mph
  • Tech's D loses 2 more: Hyder (DL) and Bullitt (DB) both had surgery after the Xerox game for broken hands
  • Bison also has concerns on D - Smith is out; possibly will play 2 Freshmen in the secondary
  • Have noticed lots of grumbling here in Boulder - Hawkins is definitely out after this year.  Rumors circulating in the dispensaries are the McCartney is coming back to rebuild Bison
  • Forecast is constantly changing, but it appears the early morning rain will not happen.  Wind will pick up to about 10-15, and game-time temp should be mid 50s. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rooster-week is fast approaching

I'm not quite sure what to say, but I know I need to say something. RoosterBowl XIII is right around the corner, and I am pretty fired up. We have already secured our tickets, and for once, they are very good seats. Hot tub is reserved and ready to go. We have an RV spot, sans water source (but we'll figure that out later). Bake has the RV reserved. We're ready to go. Sure, both teams are 3-3, but this is set to be the best RoosterBowl ever, so count on it.

Remembering some RoosterBowls past, I am right now recalling streaking in a parking lot, hot tub nudity, tijuana whore bus, flashing at Duddley's, ankle mounted alcohol monitors, towed cars, and fly infestations. You just can't make this shit up.

Ready to rock out.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Are You Going To Drink That?

 Batch has been writing a weekly piece for the HUB paper all season.  He's a pretty good writer, and I enjoy his insight.  Normally I would not choose to post any of his stuff, but this one seems different - dare I say a bit Tony Dungy-esque?  Operative word: perspective.

We are at the midpoint of the season, and we are straddling the fence at 3-3. This past Saturday we lost to Oklahoma State at home. I think this might have been one of the more frustrating losses just because I know how hard the team has been working for the past few weeks. If someone had told me that at this point in the season we would be a 3-3 football team, I wouldn’t have believed it. However, the record is what it is, but there is still a lot of football left to play.

This week we head to Boulder, Colo. to take on the Buffaloes. This is a pivotal point in our season because we have our backs against the wall. I love it! I’m the type of person that loves high-pressure situations where it requires a clutch performance. It’s like the tenth frame in bowling when you’re down by 29 pins and need to strike out! Yes, I just used a bowling reference.

I think the Rolling Stones had it right: “No, you can’t always get what you want; you can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, well you just might find. You get what you need.”

With that being said, there are three types of mentalities people can have. Some people have the pessimistic glass half empty mentality. Some people have the optimistic glass half full approach. My mentality is neither. My approach is this: “Are you going to drink that?”

The “are you going to drink that?” mentality is something that I have had to grow up having. It’s the realization that nothing is given and success is not appointed. It’s the “scrappy” mentality. The “scrappy” mentality knows that every day you have to go to work with your lunch pail and hardhat. It’s not being too good for crumbs that are left behind after a banquet because the “scrappy” mentality is always hungry. When the “scrappy” mentality sees a cup left out, whether it is half full or half empty, it asks, “Are you going to drink that?” because the “scrappy” mentality doesn’t know when its next drink will be. The “scrappy” mentality takes nothing for granted.

I am a firm believer that hard work always pays off. Sometimes it might not be when or how you might have imagined, but it always pays off. This week a fan asked me, “So how is the team feeling? The season is lost, huh?” I sat and thought for a minute before I responded, “Absolutely not”. There are still many more cups left to drink.

The easiest thing in the world to do is quit on something. Quitting takes zero effort. Quitting can even be justified with excuses and legitimate reasons at times. When someone quits at something they can even lie to themselves by saying that what they quit on wasn’t that important. To those people with that mentality, this is what I have to say: If it was important enough to start, it is important enough to finish. Don’t quit. Hold on, cling to what is yours until your fingers cramp, and once your fingers cramp switch hands.

Saturday a Rutgers University football player named Eric LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down after a hit on a kickoff. I encourage everyone to keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers. After hearing this news everything was put into perspective for me. Most fans don’t like to hear that winning isn’t everything, but it’s not. I’m sorry if that busted your bubble. Football is a game, just like ping-pong. Don’t get me wrong, I love it and it’s important to me, but it’s a game nonetheless.

Life is real. Life is what matters. Helping and investing in others is what’s really important. In this day and age it’s easy to get caught up in the hype of the moment. It’s easy to consume our minds with winning and losing when neither is what life is about. When winning or success becomes everything it’s easy to quit when that is not attained. I challenge everyone to invest. Not in the stock market, but in people. When all is said and done, that’s what it’s about, because when you really think about it, someone invested in you. What you invest in others is the return for your investor. Are you cheating someone out of their investment? Are you a thief? This week’s food for thought is several “gut check” questions.

1. Who invested in you?
2. Are you making a return on their investment?
3. Are you finishing what you started?

And last but not least: Are you going to drink that? Because if not, pass it my way! Wreck em’ and God bless.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nanoo Nanoo

Bison was 15-39 while Mork and Mindy was on the air ('78-'82)

Rocky Mountain High

Colorady facts:

  • Only one of 2 Division I teams that have completed a 5th down (kept the final drive alive to defeat Mizzou in 1990 - its National Championship year)
  • Official school colors are actually silver and gold, with blue being officially added in 1981, the very year this photo was taken against Tech in the season opener - blue was dropped completely in 1988, after being relegated to sleeve stripes in 1985.  Black jerseys became the new tradition at home in 1985
  • Bison has won 16 National Championships in skiing
  • Has no baseball team 
  • Legal to possess up to 2 ounces of grass, with a prescription of course

Monday, October 18, 2010

Breaking News...........!!

RoosterBowl XIII to kick off at 2:30 pm, CDT.....

Game will NOT be televised.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Only 13 Days to Rooster the 13th...

Is this....

A) Taylor Potts, after he throws for 450 yards and 5 TDs?
B) Anyone whose unlucky enough to bunk up with the Donald?
C) Teddy K, when the Wolf's Lair trap has been successful?
D) Rooster Red, if reality dictates He has to stay in Carrollton, I mean Dallas, for another year?
E) Both A & B
F) All of the above
G) None of the above

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tech/Xerox State 2003

Well, I just watched it again this morning - and it still sucks.  There is an interesting tidbit, however, from that day:  if memory serves, it was Fletch's wedding day as well....

 Melba and I watched the debacle at Two Rows on Greenville. 

Somehow I missed missed Fletch's wedding.   I was able to rebound, however, in true Red Raider fashion: I was the first arrival to the reception at Southfork...

D = Decimated...

Much has been made of Tech's D this year - actually, for several years now.  Much of it's deserved, but this year is a whole different animal.  There's a new coach and a new scheme - and it will pay huge dividends once it gets going.  Unfortunately, this year is the trial run - aka the Character Building year...

Through 5 games all of that has proven to be true: young players who are athletic, aggressive - and unfortunately, equally untested, and immature.  Big plays and big mistakes = growing pains.

They're getting better at understanding what their collective roles and responsibilities are, but injuries and suspensions are continuing to to plague their efforts.  Guys have to step up.  The season is not even half over yet, and the biggest games are coming up pretty quick.

The run down:
Scott Smith: JC transfer, who was a one-man wrecking crew against the Whorns: suspended for the season.
Audrey Barr: Another DE done for the year: knee surgery
Fehoko, Ford, Agoucha, Wade, and Mitchem: banged up and questionable

That said, guys like Bullitt and Porter are getting a lot of playing time, which is good.

I'm on board with Willis and the guys.  I know they work their butts off, but it's not enough.  More is expected, and it's expected starting tomorrow against Xerox State.  This game has all of the ingredients to be a defining point in this season for the defense - a game that can instill confidence, and set the tone for the home stretch.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

so far...............

Five games in, both Tech and A&M are sitting at 3-2.

True to form, A&M went 3-0 to start, tried to give one away to a bad team (FIU) at home, then lost to two ranked teams away from Kyle. Aggies have lost both televised games, including Thursday night @Okie Lite. That game featured four INTs and a fumble by Jerrod. The fumble was returned for a TD, and proved to be the difference in the game. Turnover troubles continued with 3 fumbles inside their own 40 vs. Arkansas at the Death Star. JJ threw his lone INT on the final hail mary trying to tie the game at 24. Defense is improving every week, and if we can get back the offense of 2009, we may really have something.

Tech has been on more of a roller coaster, beating SMU and NM, before losing to a bad Texas team at home, and getting Cycloned in Ames. They bounced back beating a good Baylor team at the Cotton Bowl last weekend. Tech's weak spot looks to be defense, while the offense continues to roll, scoring 35 or more points in all but the Texas loss. We were supposed to expect a big year from Baron Hanspard, but the running game was non-existent until the Baylor game, where Hanspard turned in 97 yards.

Looking ahead, either team could be 5-2 or 4-3 headed into the RoosterBowl. Tech has Okie State at home, and Colorado on the road. I think Tech split this with a loss to Xerox and a win in Boulder. Aggies play their third consecutive ranked opponent Saturday, hosting Mizzou. this one could go either way, but I'm predicting a win (assisted by the 12th Man), followed by a win on the road vs the pathetic Kansas Jayhawks.

this outcome will pit 5-2 A&M at home against 4-3 Tech. Regardless, I expect a great matchup this year at Rooster the 13th. A very competitive game will be won by the Aggies, with the defense and the home crowd giving A&M the edge.