Welcome to another Wednesday of deep thoughts.There is an old show business saying...the show must go on. As I write this blog, I am laying in a hospital bed in Austin wondering what the hell? I have been having some weird chest pains the past few weeks. Nothing serious, but today I had a very sharp pain. I mentioned this to my boss and since he has had a heart attack, he insisted that I go get it checked out. So, here I am. Everything has checked out with the ticker, but I am still waiting to hear about my gall bladder. Damn it sucks to get old...
I trust that everyone has recovered from the food carnage of food known as Thanksgiving. I have to say that I cannot remember a more enjoyable feast of food or football.
I think that Blake thought that this was a man vs food event.
Football fans won too. The three NFL games were very entertaining, unless you were looking for a Cowboy loss. The Lions were hanging with the Pack until Suh stomped the chance for a victory. Dallas managed a last second field goal to knock off the revitalized Dolphins. Okay, so maybe revitalized is not the right word, but they have been playing better. All I know is that any win makes the pecan pie taste that much better! The Raven/49er game was exactly what I expected...a slugfest.. In a game of tough defenses, Baltimore proved be the toughest.
The game that really had us celebrating was the finale to the Longhorn/Aggie rivalry. The Aggies thought that they had the best team, but the Texas defense and special teams stepped up to decide this game. Texas is beginning to play very good defense and is fun to see. Texas may have found their next QB as Case McCoy played almost the entire game and in the final moments managed a signature run to put the Longhorns in position for a win. Great job Case McCoy...so long Aggies. I will miss this game, but I can only wish the Aggies luck in the SEC. Nice job by the Longhorn band at halftime. The LHB scripted a big thanks to the Aggies. The Aggie band formed a big Longhorn then sawed the horns off...figures.
Did you happen to see Jason Witten run over the Cowboy cheerleader?
After the tumble with Witten, Melissa Kellerman tweeted on Friday: "Not hurtin' today, like some of y'all thought I would be! Our TE isn't as tough as he looks... That or I'm WAY tougher than I look. ;)" Suddenly, Melissa's twitter account was gone. It was reported that she was forced to delete the account but now the Cowboys say this did not happen. Is Jerry Jones such a control freak that he would worry about what a cheerleader was saying on her twitter account? Probably. Jerry Jones once said that he would be involved from "socks to jocks"...I guess that now includes cheerleader too? It is time for Jerry Jones to graduate. I look forward to the day that someone else calls the shots in Dallas.
Were you surprised that Valentine was named manager of the Red Sox? I am not sure, but I just did not see Bobby taking over in Boston. I have generally like Valentine and laughed like hell when he wore the shoe black as a mustache to sneak back into the dugout. For Sox fans, I hope he is the right guy for this job.
Finally, Ed Wade is gone in Houston. But, it is too late. All of the decent talent that Houston had is in Philly or scattered around baseball. What does Houston have? A hodge podge of players and an aging El Caballo. Going to the Al is the worst possible thing for the Astros. It will be 10 years before Houston can be competitive again. What a mess.
That is all I have for today, but I will leave you with a bit of Jack Handey to finish your week...
"How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have that dangerous beak."
"I think one way police departments could make some money would be to hold a yard sale of murder weapons. Many people, for example, could probably use a cheap ice pick."
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a few deep thoughts of your own!