Monday, December 7, 2015 – The Monday After Saturday College Football Awards and little more.
Please refer to last Monday’s HWIT to see that I selected the top four, including Michigan State for the National Championship. Please note that does not infer or reflect any support for the Spartans. I just like green over black and gold.
Just to ensure there is no mistakes or misunderstandings, I am going with Alabama and Rolling with the Tide. Note to Big 12 conference: Are you working on a Championship Game? Just asking.
There are not many awards today. Remember, this is only about teams I care about and teams that play teams I care about.
To Baylor – if there ever was a need for a 12th Man, you showed it this year. Since Texas A&M holds the rights to that phrase, perhaps you could use “Fifth (maybe Sixth) Quarterback.” Baylor wins the Hard knocks Award.
To their opponent THE University – you win The Way to Show Your Burnt Orange Ass Award. It was very impressive how your entire team gathered around the injured Baylor quarterback and kicked dust in his face. Let me also award you “The Best Start of a College Football Brawl.” This was only enhanced when you taunted the Baylor fans with the money signal. You should be so proud of yourself winning against a team that was down to their fourth quarterback with no experience. What bowl game are you playing in, TU? Hook ‘Em Hippies!
There will be more on the 40 Bowl games later, but right now – The Aggies are going to Nashville to meet Louisville in the Music City Bowl. Let me find my guitar and start practicing War Hymn. Whoop.
Hotty Toddy Ole Miss and Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. How fun will that be?
But today is December 7 – a date that will live in infamy. That Sunday at 7:55 AM on December 7, 1941, Hickam Field in Hawaii was attacked by the Japanese causing the United States to enter World War II. This event and those following would bring us The Greatest Generation of men and women who changed the world ensuring our freedom. Honor them today and every day, along with every other veteran.
Although I was only 4 years old in 1941, I remember my mother listening to the radio (probably Hank Williams or Hank Snow) when President FDR came on the radio with the news about Pearl Harbor being bombed. She started crying and I had no idea why she was crying but I started crying, also.
Lots of wars and killings since then. Used to be the “eneny” was far away but now, it’s right under our noses. God Be With the USA..