Friday, June 2, 2023 – The SEC and Just Say No to Geno
It is less than 100 days until college football kickoff. I can’t wait. It is still much too early to make too many snarky comments, but here are a few to get us warmed up.
Alabama is going to come out pissed off at Georgia and everybody else. Don’t forget TU that you have to play in Tuscaloosa this year. Get used to it Texas. Expect long plane and bus rides home.
LSU is going to wear helmets with air conditioning. They say it is due to the swampy, humid, bayou weather conditions. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/lsu-football-team-shows-off-new-air-conditioned-helmets-ahead-of-2023-season/ar-AA1c0vWY Go figure. By that reasoning it should mean that schools like Wisconsin should wear warming helmets. Talk about swamp,, there is always Florida. I was referring to the school, but if you want to think of the entire state as a backass swamp, feel free to do so.
And then there are the Texas Aggies and Jimbo’s year to do something. Alabama in Kyle Field? LSU in the Bayou with AC Helmets. But first New Mexico State. Remember Appalachian State?
And then there is Auburn – AKA Tiger Brag. Auburn stated that it is the only school in the SEC with a Buc-ees https://auburnwire.usatoday.com/lists/auburn-football-recruiting-bucees-graphic-michigan-state-appalachian-georgia/ Well, what does one expect from a school whose business department was formed in the 1980’s? This Buc-ees/Auburn snark is for you, John Hawkins!
The SEC seems to be doing the Hokey Pokey when it comes to putting schedules together. Eight SEC games? Nine SEC games? One Non-Conference school? An ACC school? A religious school? A Private School? A 6A High School team from Texas? A women’s field hockey team with a trans person? It really does not matter that much. We all know that it is where they can make the most money.
Speaking of conference changes? What is all this about UConn moving to the Big 12? Really? Does Baylor or anyone else want to go to Connecticut? Does UConn know how hot it gets in Texas? That would mean Geno for women’s basketball. Where is my vomiting emoji? https://longhornswire.usatoday.com/2023/05/26/texas-longhorns-big-12-uconn-expansion-conference-potential/
As to games …With TU joining the SEC, it appears that the rivalry between THE University of Texas At Austin and Texas A&M will be renewed in 2024. Big Whoop. It seems that the location of the game is in question. TAMU AD, Ross Bjork, says “Play in Kyle Field first.” TU AD Chris Del Conte says “No.” I am certain it will be worked out by 2024.
But let us think of places the game could be played. Let’s leave out boring covered stadiums like in Arlington or Houston. How about Galveston Beach? Why not beach football? Spring Break and football combined. Beach Blanket Bingo Football.
Seriously, how about some random farmer’s field half way between College Station and Austin ala Friday Night Lights? Maybe something in Carmine or Giddings? Throw down some white lye lines. Throw up some bleachers. Play in the day to avoid lighting needs. Get some food and alcohol trucks. DONE! Maybe not even clear the field of holes and cow patties… “He slides into the endzone on a cow patty for the touchdown!”
But before there is football, the Fighting Texas Aggie baseball team faces Stanford in Palo Alto tonight. He slides safely into home plate for the win.Gig ‘Em, Aggies! BTHO Stanford Cardinal. It’s the color not the bird.