DateJanuary 2, 2013

Just some extra items from this past week


Will Martin and myself at halftime at the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

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12MTV Road Show: Lawry’s Beef Bowl

Published on Jan 1, 2013

12th Man TV takes you inside one of the Cotton Bowl’s premier events, the Lawry’s Beef Bowl. The Aggies made their 10th appearance in the annual tradition (more than any other school),

Cowboys fan blows up washing machine with Romo jersey on top


Remember I told you earlier how some Cowboys fans takes this losing stuff pretty seriously?

This guy actually blows up a washing machine with a Tony Romo jersey on the top of it.

Further proof of two things. 1) Some Cowboys fans are pretty serious about winning and losing a football game, and 2) the further need to look at gun control.

I just can’t add anything to this video below. Oh, language NSFW too as if that’s not enough.

Cowboys’ Jerry Jones vows changes are coming: ‘I’m very upset’


Oh Lord, here we go again.

Jerry Jones wants you to know that changes are coming: ‘It’s going to be very uncomfortable the next few months at Valley Ranch’

There is nothing more I hate than a billionaire crying like a baby. From the Dallas Morning News:

An upset and irritated Jerry Jones vented his frustration Wednesday morning on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM 105.3, vowing that changes are coming and saying that everyone at Valley Ranch will be uncomfortable over the next few months.

The Cowboys finished 8-8 for a second consecutive season Sunday. Also, for the second consecutive year the Cowboys lost their season finale on the road against a divisional foe that could have given them the NFC East title and a playoff berth.

A year ago, the Cowboys lost to the Giants and had to watch them march on to a Super Bowl victory. Now the Cowboys have to sit at home and watch the rival Redskins play in the postseason.

Jones, the Cowboys’ owner and general manager, made it clear Wednesday that he’s not happy with the current state of the Cowboys, emphasizing that the coaches and players need to be working more on fundamentals.

The Cowboys only have one playoff victory since 1996 and Jones said that they needed to “do something almost unconventional” to break out of the cycle of mediocrity that they find themselves in.

Jones offered his support of coach Jason Garrett and his long-term commitment to quarterback Tony Romo, but he refused to answer questions concerning defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s status and if Garrett will remain the team’s play-caller in 2013.

Jones vowed that changes are coming, but don’t expect major changes because Jones isn’t going to replace himself as owner or general manager and his support of Garrett and Romo also means there won’t be a new coach or a new quarterback in 2013.

Jones said he hasn’t met with the team’s coaches yet and it would be premature to discuss such issues. Jones said he would meet with people outside the organization to help with his evaluations.

“Well, I can tell you that change is necessary at 8-8,” Jones said. “Now change is in order when you spend two seasons in a row down to your last two games and lose them, so we’re going to have changes.

“There’s quite a challenge here, but the point that I would like our fans to know this morning is that I’m very upset, I’m very irritated. … We’ve got to have a way to play football that maximizes what Tony does best. I can assure our fans this, that it’s going to be very uncomfortable, from my standpoint, it’s going to be VERY uncomfortable for the next few weeks and months at Valley Ranch.”

So why is Jerry crying publicly about the Cowboys? Because he wants to tell you fans he’s trying to be Mr. Fixit! He knows fans are gonna start complaining there is no GM in place, so all Jerry is doing is posturing for you fans. It’s like a kid gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar, and the kid yells at the dog. He’s trying to divert the heat.

Jerry, this is becoming so tiring…please get a GM and let someone else run the team.

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The Morning Report (1-2-13) Wednesday


Good morning peeps, and Happy New Year again. You can never wish happy thoughts too much in life. It’s Wednesday, Hump Day, and this week feels skewed what with a holiday yesterday, and lots of football. The weekend is fast approaching and still lots of football left. I’m getting ready for the Cotton Bowl, where me and Calvin Shuler will get to watch the Texas A&M Aggies and Oklahoma Sooners play in what promises to be one of the best football games of the post season.

Oh, the photo up above?

Being hooked by a fisherman is probably up  there with the worst things that could happen to a shark.  But what about becoming bait for an even bigger beast as you’re being hauled  into the boat?

This was the fate of a poor great white in  New Zealand this week.

And a spectacular photograph of the  encounter, which shows Charles Darwin’s survival of the fittest – or perhaps  biggest – theory in action, has taken the web by storm after it was posted on Reddit.


Michael-Irvin-pressure-on-Tony-RomoLots and lots of folks are upset with the Cowboys today, and who can blame them? Taking the brunt of the criticism is one Tony Romo. The guy will be 33 years old, and has only won one playoff game. As you may or may not know, I have seen or heard every Cowboys game in history, and I know these fans aren’t going to take this kind of performance much longer, Jerry, or no Jerry. Have a listen to the frustration from the Bob and Dan Radio Show on The Ticket radio station: CAUTION, language NSFW

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It’s going to be a long, long winter, and a long time until the Cowboys fans are going to trust Romo (if ever) to lead this team in a game that means something. If you are an athlete anywhere, you have to gain the fan’s trust that you can win, or THEY WILL GIVE UP ON YOU. Loyalty or no loyalty. Blue Star or no Blue star on your helmet.

Speaking of which, just look at what a quarterback that can WIN, in pressure situations is all about.


Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in about 50 days.


And here is another pitcher off the list for the Rangers.


And then there was this from “Off the Bench”

Many Rose Bowl viewers wanted Stanford Band to get off their lawnstanfordbandrosebowl

Confession time: I love the Stanford Band. They are an oasis of non-conformity in a desert of military-style lockstep banality. I love the fact that the university which gave us Herbert Hoover and Condoleezza Rice has also given us this. And this.

My favorite Stanford Band moment? It may be 1990, when they were suspended for their halftime show at Oregon, where they spelled out the word “pot” on the field and called out the state for environmental misdeeds. Announcer: “Mr. Spotted Owl! Mr. Spotted Owl! Your environment has been destroyed, your home is now a roll of Brawny, and your family has flown the coop. What are you going to do? `Me, I’m going to Disneyland!’”

So in retrospect, the Stanford Band’s halftime show at the 2013 Rose Bowl on Tuesday was pretty tame stuff. Stanford was leading Wisconsin 17-14 when the band took the field and performed a show entitled “Ode to Cheese”. This included their normal disjointed antics and weird costumes (see photo), which tend to scare old people and those from the Midwest. Some viewers then took to Twitter to register their disgust.

But if we’re relying on our marching bands for national defense, aren’t we pretty much screwed anyway? Just asking.

The Stanford Band is The Rocky Horror Picture Show in an Oklahoma! world. May that never change.

Post-game shenanigans below. I see that the Stanford Tree still has its wonderful Fall foliage.


Have a great day folks, I have to go get an Aggie T-shirt!



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