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Monday Moaning 11-19-12
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NFL NCAA NHL Notre Dame Cleveland Browns Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Family Kids T J Ward

 


This week, we're starting with a new lady to top Monday Monaing...A special request from a female reader...Viewers/Readers, I give you Melissa Debling...

She loves that little lip biting thing there...I don't blame her...I like it tooo!

Now, one would expect me to be going all Notre Dame is #1 crazy...But I handled that YESTERDAY...I'm thrilled about it...But they still need to beat USC who would love to spoil the Irish party....But this is some other excellant Notre Dame news...The Fighting Irish Hockey team went to Michigan this weekend, and swept the series against the Wolverines...It was the first time Notre Dame has swept a series at Yost Arena since 1978...The Irish won the first game 3-1...Then they took the second game 4-1...It doesn't matter what sport, it's always nice to beat Michigan!

And for the time being, it looks like the only Hockey talk you're going to get out of me is College Hockey...If the NHL labor dispute wasn't bad enough, now commissioner Gary Bettman has suggested that the two sides take a two week break in talks...If the bullshit between owners and players wasn't bad enough, now the commish his going to hold up the mess even longer...I swear to God these assholes are trying to kill the game...Well boys, you may just succeed....

So my weekend, besides following college football and hockey, I spent getting ready for Thanksgiving...Yes, I'll be spending my day away from the kitchen at work, in the kitchen at home...After the grocery store Saturday morning, the menu was set...Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Colcannon, (an Irish masher with cabbage and scallions mixed in) Sweet Potatoes, Corn, and a Brussel Sprout-Corned Beef-Redskin Potato Hash...Apple Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie for dessert...

Sunday was time to clean...People are coming over, and these three kids make a mess...And I'm not any kind of neat freak either...Both the kids rooms got cleaned and organized...The big project was the basement room...Little Beeze has taken it over, and destroyed it....The amount of shit we found down there was unreal...We filled 5 garbage bags old toys...Broken toys...and other accumulated shit from over the years...If none of us were looking for it in the last 2 years, fuck it...Get rid of it...I also repainted a Monster shelving unit I built when we first moved in...This thing is made out of 2x8's...I wasn't screwing around...

Things were coming along well, when I went to throw in a load of laundry, and I was smelling gas...I got everyone out and started checking around...It only seemed to be leaking while the dryer was running...I called my uncle who works for the gas company...He stopped by...Found a valve where the leak was at...He tightened it up, and put my mind at ease that it wasn't anything that was going to make the house go "Vertical"...He's going to be back in a day or so to replace some stuff...After that he had beer, and was having a blast with the kids...It was great seeing him play with the kids, and bust my oldest daughters chops about a boy she likes...It took me back to when I was kid, and he did the same thing with my brothers and me...He's that fun, goofy uncle, who one time decorated my family's Christmas tree with empty beer cans...We all laughed, while my mom just shook her head...I never thought I'd have a hint a grateful feeling after finding out I have a minor gas leak...

We did take few minutes to talk about the Browns...I had it on in the background...He said he planned on not wasting the time, but then he did anyways...The Browns were in Dallas and they lost 23-20 in overtime...ow As I look at this I wonder...Are the Browns getting better...Did they really push the Cowboys that hard...Or are the Cowboys this bad...The Browns sacked Romo 7 times...How much of that is on the Romo? How much is on his O-line? How much is on the Browns D? I just don't know...There are things I see from the Browns, mostly on defense...But I just don't know what to make of them...And everyone here in the Cleve expects Pat Shurmur to be fired after the season...While, I'm not totally opposed to that, I'm sick of this team constantly hitting the reset button...No matter what happens, I hope guys like Joe Hadden and TJ Ward stay here for awhile...I love how TJ hits...

 


Thanks WFNY...Some have already called this a helmet to helmet...No, that's a shoulder to facemask...There's a difference!

That's it for now...My laptop keeps freezing up, and screw it...I'm tired...Have a week...

The Beeze.


 

BlackBandit20s Week 11 NFL Picks
Category: NFL
Tags: NFL Picks & Predictions

Another decent week, though that tie messed a lot of people up. I know that many people were stunned to see the woeful Chiefs take the fight to the Steelers and keep what should have been a walkover game in doubt. But nonetheless aside from the Titans and Cowboys continuing to cross and double cross me (No thanks Darrel & Reg’s Eagles on the latter) and the totally puzzling Bengals win over the G-Men were the only losses I took. Im still trying to wrap my head around the first NFL tie since 2008 though. Nevertheless present for your perusal, review and consumption are the fearless picks. Odds are provided by bodog.net for entertainment and comparison purposes only. If you get cleaned out this week betting the lines, I might take pity on you and cut you a slice of turkey next week. But you’ll get no stuffing or cranberry sauce and you will have to sit at the kiddie table! The final set of byes

BYE WEEK – Minnesota (6-4); NY Giants (6-4); Seattle (6-4); Tennessee (4-6).

Writers Note: I am reposting my Thursday pick along the rest of the picks since I actually got them all finished way ahead of time this week...Its amazing what you can get done without distractions...

 

NFL SCHEDULE – WEEK 11

 

Thursday, November 15

 

Dolphins (4-5) @  Bills (3-6)      

Ralph Wilson Stadium; Orchard, Park, NY 8:20 (NFLN)

Favorite Bills by 3

Last Week Dolphins lost to Titans 37-3, Bills lost to Patriots 37-31

Fast Fact The Dolphins have not scored a touchdown in its last six quarters

The Dolphins got housed in their own crib by the Titans (the Titans???) and their offense has hit a dangerous lull. The Bills are the most confusing team in the AFC, they have yet to play complete game in a few weeks. The offense shows up when the defense is AWOL, then the defense comes to ball when the offense is MIA…make sense? No? Neither does this matchup of long time divisional rivals, flip a coin and go with the home team in the cold night in Western New York.

Pick-Buffalo

 

 

Sunday, November 18

 

Cardinals (4-5) @ Falcons (8-1)

Georgia Dome, Atlanta 1:00 (FOX)

Favorite Falcons by 10

Last Week Cardinals were on a bye, Falcons lost to Saints 31-27

Fast Fact The Cardinals have allowed a NFL high 41 sacks

The Falcons took their first loss but are still a tough matchup with anyone. The Cards are sputtering badly and are looking nothing like the 4-0 team that started the season. Their weak defense will get picked on repeatedly by Matty Ice and his merry band of receivers and the Falcons defense will breathe easier having to just face Larry Fitzgerald. Another west team heading east…this isn’t as bad as some would think (I’ve made the 2 hour flight from Phoenix to Atlanta) but the Cards aren’t anywhere near close to pulling the upset.

 

 

Bengals (4-5) @ Chiefs (1-8)

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City 1:00 (CBS)

Favorite Bengals by 3˝

Last Week Bengals defeated Giants 31-13, Chiefs lost to Steelers 16-13 in OT

Fast Fact These teams have split 26 meetings

 The Bengals stunned…well pretty much everyone, their fans included by housing the G-Men. The Chiefs played the Steelers a lot tougher than expected this past Monday. Andy Dalton is a young gun ready to strafe a weak Chiefs defense. Back in the day this would be a road nightmare for a team like the Bengals now Arrowhead doesn’t scare anyone anymore. Matt Cassel will likely get more boos, Jamal Charles will not be able to hold up the entire offense and the Chiefs are simply just not a good team, even the Bengals shouldn’t be able to mess this one up…I think…

Pick-Cincinnati

 

Browns (2-7) @ Cowboys (4-5)

Cowboys Stadium; Arlington, TX 1:00 (CBS)

Favorite Cowboys by 8

Last Week Browns were on a bye, Cowboys defeated Eagles 38-23

Fast Fact The Browns are one of the few teams that the Cowboys don’t lead their all-time series. The Browns hold a 15-11 edge

The Pokes woke from their slumber to pound an equally woeful Eagles team and face a Browns team that while showing signs of improvement are nowhere near capable of going on the road and winning. The Browns have a young offense that will be exploited by a Cowboys defense that can rush a weak line hard. Tony Romo will have the faithful singing his praises again… 

Pick-Dallas

 

Packers (6-3) @ Lions (4-5)

Ford Field, Detroit 1:00 (FOX)

Favorite Packers by 3

Last Week Packers were on a bye, Lions lost to Vikings 34-24

Fast Fact Packers coach Mike McCarthy is 11-1 against the Lions

The Packers look like a team that is rounding into form at the right time, and their offense led by Aaron Rodgers is looking as crisp as ever. Their defense is decent but battling injuries. The Lions are about as maddeningly inconsistent as you could imagine, Matthew Stafford is throwing a bushel of passes but not as many to Megatron and their running game is here one day and gone the next, let’s not even start to talk about their defense. I think this game has the makings of another shootout, a game the Packers are better equipped to win.

Pick-Green Bay

 

Jaguars (1-8) @ Texans (8-1)

Reliant Stadium, Houston 1:00 CBS

Favorite Texans by 15˝

Last Week Jaguars lost to Colts 27-10, Texans defeated Bears 13-6

Fast Fact The Jags have only averaged 12.5 ppg during their six game losing skid

The Texans finally got a chance to shine in primetime as they won a sloppy, though gritty game in Chi-town. The Jags? They were on Primetime and just looked like themselves. Awful. This game has Boogie Down beatdown written all over it. The Texans are in no mood to play charity and will show the Jags no quarter.

Pick-Houston (Lock of the Week)

 

NY Jets (3-6) @ Rams (3-5-1)

Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis 1:00 (CBS)

Favorite Rams by 3˝

Last Week Jets lost to Seahawks 28-7, Rams played 49ers to tie at 24

Fast Fact The last 5 tie games have involved at least one NFC team

The Jets are imploding to no one’s surprise but themselves. The anonymous quotes about Tim Tebow is about as indicative of how this dysfunctional this squad is. The Rams played the Niners tougher than expected and came away with a surprising tie. The Rams are playing hard and trying to build for the future while the smarmy remarks that used to once come from the grinning jeering Rex Ryan are getting fewer and further between. The Jets’ offense is just about as much of a joke as you can dream of. The Rams while nowhere close to being a world beater should be able to pound the Jets at home.

Pick-St. Louis

 

Eagles (3-6) @ Redskins (3-6)

FedEx Field; Landover, MD 1:00 (FOX)

Favorite Redskins by 4

Last Week Eagles lost to Cowboys 38-23, Redskins were on a bye

Fast Fact Washington QB Robert Griffin III has a 93.9 passer rating, best among all rookie QB’s

The Redskins are still trying to get together with the solid play of RGIII while the Eagles are in a sad slow crumble. Nick Foles will likely get the start to see how well he will handle being the starter but for all intents and purposes the Iggles are playing out the string. The Redskins while not playing well are playing with some sort of direction and that’s more than the other team can say.

Pick-Washington

 

Buccaneers (5-4) @ Panthers (2-7)

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte 1:00 (FOX)

Favorite Buccaneers by 2

Last Week Buccaneers defeated Chargers 34-24, Panthers lost to Broncos 36-14

Fast Fact Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman hasn’t thrown an interception in his last 151 attempts.

The Bucs are quietly in the middle of the playoff race and playing fairly respectable. The Panthers are regressing badly and got housed by the Broncos to no one’s surprise. If ever there was a trap game for the Bucs its right here. But for some reason, I just don’t see it happening. The Bucs are showing better balance on the offensive side and their defense is quietly one of the better units in the NFC. I’m seeing the Bucs baiting the Panthers into a few dumb turnovers and winning a grind it out game.

Pick-Tampa Bay

 

Saints (4-5) @ Raiders (3-6)

o.Co Coliseum, Oakland 4:05 (FOX)

Favorite Saints by 5˝

Last Week Saints defeated Falcons 31-27, Raiders lost to Ravens 55-20

Fast Fact You know the Saints as a passing team but they need to run too since 2010 the Saints are 27-4 when they have 21 or more rushes 1-9 when having less than 20 rushes.

As predicted the Saints defended their house against the formerly unbeaten Falcons and look like that they could make a second half charge into playoff contention. The Raiders took an awful beating in Baltimore and the thinking is if Joe Flacco could do a house job on the Raiders what would a beast like Drew Brees do? This is another shootout waiting to happen as the Saints defense is just as porous.

Pick-New Orleans

 

Colts (6-3) @ Patriots (6-3)

Gillette Stadium; Foxboro, MA 4:25 (CBS)

Favorite Patriots by 9

Last Week Colts defeated Jaguars 27-10; Patriots defeated Bills 37-31

Fast Fact

A lot of people were lamenting this matchup as a blowout waiting to happen when the schedule came out. They didn’t expect the Colts to come in a rough and ready squad of young bucks fast taking the mold of their inspirational coach and young QB, fearless, bold and a team not to take lightly. The Pats had best be careful, a sleepwalk type game may have gotten over against the Bills but to play as they have could get them upset. Will it happen? No, but this will be a game better than advertised. Tom Brady is now the grizzled sheriff and Andrew Luck is looking for that signature win, I think the young buck will give it a go but have to learn his lesson from the old sheriff.

Pick-New England

 

Chargers (4-5) @ Broncos (6-3)

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver 4:25 (CBS)

Favorite Broncos by 8

Last Week Chargers lost to Buccaneers 34-24, Broncos defeated Panthers 36-14

Fast Fact The Chargers are looking for their fourth straight win against the Broncos in Denver

The Chargers are teetering dangerously on the precipice of the cliff of playoff irrelevancy while the Broncos are playing solidly and are starting to look like they will be a tough playoff out. I just can’t believe how badly Philip Rivers has fallen off; he made a bushel of dumb passes which hurt their chances to take a winnable game in Tampa. This looked like a premier matchup of QB’s at seasons beginning…now not so much.

Pick-Denver

 

Baltimore (7-2) @ Pittsburgh (6-3)

Heinz Field, Pittsburgh 8:20 (NBC)

Favorite No line due to injury statuses

Last Week Ravens defeated Raiders 55-20; Steelers defeated Chiefs 16-13 in OT

Fast Fact The 55 points that the Ravens scored against the Raiders was a franchise single game record. The Steelers look as if they are rounding into their usual playoff contending self but the injury to Big Ben has cast a huge shadow of doubt over the team. Not the shoulder which they were expecting and have well-traveled vet Byron Leftwich at the ready but the dislocated rib that threatens his aorta (that’s near the heart, folks) and may sideline him for a greater length of time than the Steelers can afford. The Ravens are walking tall after ringing up a double nickel on the Raiders but their run defense is uncharacteristically weak and you would think that the Steelers will try hard to exploit that. The Steelers are usually money at home, but I’m not too sure about Leftwich. How is this the upset? Beating the Steelers in Pittsburgh is always an upset

Pick-Baltimore (Upset of the Week)

 

 

Monday, November 19

 

Bears (7-2) @ 49ers (6-2-1)

Candlestick Park, San Francisco 8:30 ESPN

Favorite No line

Last Week Bears lost to Texans 13-6, 49ers played Rams to a tie at 24

Fast Fact Offense will be at a premium, The Bears lead the NFL with 30 turnovers and 19 interceptions. The Niners allow only 292 yards a game and 196.2 of that via the pass.

 ESPN is thinking “Finally we get a good one for Monday Night!” But both teams are coming in off of puzzling games. The Bears slogged through a muddy mess and their offense was non-existent and turnover plagued against the Texans. The Niners found every way not to win against the Rams and were fortunate to come away with a tie all things considered. Which QB will answer the bell and then which backup will be better if the starters are a no-go. I like Colin Kaepernick; he is what everyone thinks Tim Tebow is or should be. Good arm, fearless outside the pocket and very mobile. Jim Harbaugh has used him on wildcat plays and he has played well when Alex Smith has been out. I wish I could exude the same confidence on the oft-traveled Jason Campbell (is he still in this league?) the Bears defense have the capability of making the big plays but I trust the Niners meat and potatoes offense more than I do the Bears offense.

Pick-San Francisco

 

Last Week: 10-3-1 (Lock & Upset Correct)

Overall: 91-54-1

Locks: 7-3

Upsets: 4-6

 

 

 

 

 

BlackBandit20's Week 11 NFL Thursday Pick
Category: NFL
Tags: NFL Picks & Predictions

NFL SCHEDULE – WEEK 11

 

Thursday, November 15

 

Dolphins (4-5) @  Bills (3-6)      

Ralph Wilson Stadium; Orchard, Park, NY 8:20 (NFLN)

Favorite Bills by 3

Last Week Dolphins lost to Titans 37-3, Bills lost to Patriots 37-31

Fast Fact The Dolphins have not scored a touchdown in its last six quarters

The Dolphins got housed in their own crib by the Titans (the Titans???) and their offense has hit a dangerous lull. The Bills are the most confusing team in the AFC, they have yet to play complete game in a few weeks. The offense shows up when the defense is AWOL, then the defense comes to ball when the offense is MIA…make sense? No? Neither does this matchup of long time divisional rivals, flip a coin and go with the home team in the cold night in Western New York.

Pick-Buffalo

 

The rest of the Picks will post tomorrow

Deep Thoughts 11-14-2012
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NFL Bears vs Texans Sportsmanship NCAA Football Wash State Johnny Football Texas HS football playoffs.

 

 

Hello and welcome to another Wednesday of deep thoughts. Is it possible that Thanksgiving is next week? It won’t be long before we are eye to eye with 2013. But we have much football to wade through before then! As a football fan, this is great time of year. If you saw the Bears/Texans game Sunday evening, you know what I mean. You would not like to see the cold rainy conditions for every game, but somehow…those two defenses deserved the cold and rainy setting. Last week I gave a shout out to the Bears defense…but last Sunday, the Texans reminded us that they also play a hard nosed brand of football in Houston. Ex-Bear Danieal Manning set the tone early with a fumble causing, bone jarring tackle on Kellen Davis. It was clear that this would be a throw back defensive game. I don’t know if saw this, but Urlacher walked by Manning and shook his hand after a Manning interception. Apparently some fans in Chicago were upset about this or at least some in the media tried to portray some fans being upset.  I think that the media lives to stir up shit with the fans. Manning played with Brian Urlacher for five years and they are friends…in Manning’s words: “Between the whistles, it’s on and poppin'. We’re gonna be friends, but we’re supposed to be competing with one another," Manning said of the Bears. "I just made a play and he came over .... and I walked over to him, exchanged a couple of words, and we shook hands. That was pretty much it.

 

 

 

 

Urlacher had this to say: "That was a nice play. I could give a crap about what people think on the street. Get mad at me all you want, I could give ... I could give a crap about what people say. Danieal Manning is a friend of mine, he was a teammate for five or six years, and that's the way it is. He made a catch and was running toward the sideline to say something to Coach, so I walked out there.

"When the ball is snapped I want to tackle the other guy, the other team is my enemy. I don't want any part of being a friend. I'm not going to take it easy on the guy when he catches the football and not try and hit him because he's a friend of mine. It doesn't happen. Take [former Bears and current Panthers tight end] Greg Olsen. If he catches the ball I'm going to try and (tackle him). He knows that, and he's going to try and make me miss. And Greg is a good friend of mine as well.

"When the play is over, it's over. It's not like I have to go out there and be a jerk to him because it's during the game and I'm a tough guy. That's not the way it is. They're my friends. Between the whistles I'm going to try and get them, and when the play is over we'll go back to doing whatever.

"It's just dumb that people think that. 'Why did you help that guy up after you tackled him?' Because I wanted to. What's the big deal? 'Butkus would have never done that.' Well, I'm not Dick Butkus. I'm Brian Urlacher, and sometimes I help people up. Sorry if that (ticks) you off."

It is hard for me to argue with this logic. Actually, even if I did not agree with it, I would not argue with Urlacher! Truly, football is a game and is supposed to be fun. After watching this game, I cannot see how any fan would say that Urlacher or Manning were not giving their best effort.

 

 

 

I like it…this is proof that you don’t have to be a dirty player to play the game. Sportsmanship…try it!

 

 

 

I wish I could have found a better quality video than this...damn funny though. After this video is over, check out the epic fail regarding sportsmanship. The clip shows up top right and involves two runners. Hilarious...

 

 

 

Did you watch the Monday night game? Like many of you, I expected the Chiefs to get blown out by the Steelers. The Steelers obviously expected a much easier game than the Chiefs gave them. Romeo Crennel finally figured out that giving Jamaal Charles the ball is a good idea. Of course, losing Big Ben made the game that much closer. Pittsburgh found a way to win this game, but their schedule looks rather tough with two games against the Ravens in the next three weeks. Of course, the Ravens are beat to hell as well. This is the stretch of the season that will separate the contenders from the pretenders.

 

Besides Big Ben going down, three other QB’s went down with concussions. Since I have Vick as my fantasy QB in a couple of leagues, I have watched him get pummeled week after week. The play that put him out was strange. Vick fell backwards and appeared to hit the back of his head on the ground. The Cowboy defender pulled up and really did not even hit him. If I did not know better, it would seem that this was a way to get Nick Foles in the game without losing face for Reid or Vick. They wouldn’t do this…right? Concussions are strange; sometimes you get obvious hits like Alex Smith and Jay Cutler…other times you bump your head on the ground. Maybe it was a culmination of the hits for Vick? Either way…the loss to Dallas probably means that Vick and Andy Reid are done in Philly.

 

 



 

 

 

I don’t think that there is a sport that creates as much passionate discussion as college football. It is no secret that over the past several years the SEC has been the dominant football conference. This year, fans quickly recognized that the SEC might not have that dominant team…but were forced to wait for the schedules to prove their claims. As suspected, Bama was not the dominant team that they have been. A freshman from Kerrville, Texas helped illuminate this fact and prove that this king wears no clothes.

Johnny Football is an Aggie and is another QB that The University of Texas tried to make a wide receiver. The Aggie victory should also dispel the notion that the Big 12 offenses cannot win against the big boys of the SEC…since the Aggies are still full of Big 12 players. The truth is if you have a great QB, you can beat good defenses. It will be interesting to watch how Texas A&M does the next few years. Will they continue to run a Big 12 offense or will they become an SEC team?  I don’t often pull for the Aggies, but have to admit that I was excited for their win.


Did you see Florida State’s coach Jimbo Fisher go off on the BCS Monday afternoon? He is pissed that his 9-1 Seminoles are ranked an average of #17 and not even ranked in two computer polls. When a reporter noted teams with three, four and five losses were ranked ahead of FSU in the computer rankings, Fisher made a statement he would later regret.

"How retarded is it?" he said.

Oops…bad choice of words Coach Fisher, even if it is true. As I have mentioned before, Florida State is a victim of its weak schedule which is a problem compounded by the weakness of the ACC. Florida State is a football school with a proud football tradition. How long will it be before the Seminoles look for a more attractive conference option?

 

 

 

 

Last week, I wrote about the passing of Darrel Royal. As you can imagine, there were many weighing in on the career of Coach Royal. As I listened to former players talking about Coach Royal, something became very clear to me. Times have changed. Although football players work hard today, there is a different relationship between players and coaches. During a radio interview last week, former Longhorn and NY Jet Jim Hudson recalled his playing days at Texas. “To put it bluntly, Coach Royal was a hard ass.” Hudson was incredulous that after his playing days at Texas were over that Coach Royal became something else…a friend. “I could not believe what a great guy Coach Royal was after I no longer played for him.”  Coach Royal regularly played golf or drank a beer with his ex-players. Once the players no longer played for him, he was able to enjoy a deep friendship that their time at Texas solidified.  As I listened to the radio broadcast, I realized that this was how it was…then. Now, it is a different time. Did you hear about the latest news out of Washington State? I am just trying to imagine a player sending a letter to Longhorn Nation or Buckeye Nation or any other college football program back in the 60s or 70s. Receiver Marquess Wilson, quit the day after the loss at Utah, accused WSU coaches of "physical, emotional and verbal abuse." It turns out that some of Leach’s players have a different idea of abuse:

 

Monday, center Elliott Bosch described a scene involving assistant coach Paul Volero.

"Coach Volero came up, he had the O-line and the D-line come up, he was just trying to get us fired up," Bosch said. "He grabbed some guys by the chestplate. He wanted to take a look in their eyes and see if they really wanted to be here, if they were here for the right reasons, if they wanted to win. That's all he was doing." That sounds pretty much like football stuff to me. It is a good thing that Marquess Wilson did not play for Bear Bryant!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Saturday, the Longhorns lined up in the wishbone to begin the game against Iowa State. The play was a cleverly designed double pass that had Ash completing a long pass down the sideline. At halftime, the Longhorn band spelled out Royal under the direction of 92 year old Vincent R. DiNino. It was a very well played game by the Longhorns and a fitting tribute to a great coach. Suddenly those calling for Coach Brown’s job have lost their voice. Texas has gone on a 4 game winning streak and a 10 win season looks possible. I think that Texas will beat TCU on Thanksgiving, but still think that Texas loses on the road to Kansas State...the #1 team to my eyes.

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

The Warrior LB's...or as they call themselves...The Bash Brothers. Coach Nelson is the mastermind behind the excellent Warrior D.

Jackson, Tyler and Blake...

 

 

 

 

The Warriors played their last regular season game of the year last Friday against the Pflugerville Panthers. Westwood’s defense again was the story to this game. Last year, the Warriors gave up 350 yards rushing to this Panther team…not this year. Although Pflugerville tried to hammer the Warriors with the running game the 46 rushing attempts only netted 71 yards. Although both teams were already in the playoffs, the Warriors were clearly more motivated to win this game. Next week Westwood faces the Cardinals from Del Valle. I have to say that I have watched many high school games; this Warrior defense is one of the best I have seen. Scoring continues to be an issue as the win over Pflugerville was 10 to 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Largest high school player I have ever seen...supposedly 400 plus...

 

 

 

#55 is pretty big kid...not as big as #77. Damn!

 



 

I forgot to mention that my son signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at UT Pan Am today!! Congrats Blake!! My wife and I are very proud of him...

 



 

I have tried to move on from the election, but was stunned to read this report regarding military absentee voting...how is it that we put these folks in harms way, yet we cannot figure out a way to make their vote count. Who is to say that this would have changed the election, but more importantly...if any voice should be heard it should be the soldiers voting for their commander in chief! Check this out:

 

 

 

 

 

That’s all I have today, but will leave you with a bit of Jack Handey…

 

 

Whenever anyone says they are struggling to become a human being I have to laugh because the apes beat him to it by about a million years. Struggle to become a parrot or something.

 

 

I think that they should continue the policy of not giving a Nobel Prize for paneling

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a few deep thoughts of your own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q-o-t-D 11/14/12 Tags: NFL Kids Question of the Day

With all the money NFL players make...And with there only being 16 regular season games...Is it acceptable for a player to miss a game for the birth of a child?

If Yes...Is it still acceptable if it means missing a playoff game or the "Super Bowl"?

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