Category Archives: College Football

Friday, August 17, 2018 – Snarky Friday

Friday, August 17, 2018 – Snarky Friday

Come along and be my party school; Come along and be my party school; come along and be my party school and I’ll flunk out with you.

Twelve thousand (12,000) Aggies move in this weekend. That is the estimated amount moving in to live on campus. This does not include off campus residents. Classes begin on August 27. I do not know why the first day of classes is not August 30. Might as well add to the total transportation and confusion on campus with Reveille VIII’s internment, freshman ticket pull, the SEC trucks setting up, tailgating and the season opener for the football team.

Snarking onward through the fog…

See where your alma mater or your school of support lays on this grid of Academics and Partying. I am confident the research done by Barstool Sports is accurate, reliable, and valid. I can speak from experience that research conducted in bars becomes louder and less reliable as the tequila shots become more abundant.

https://www.barstoolsports.com/barstoolu/an-advanced-analytical-look-at-the-academics-partying-college-chart-going-viral/

 

Here are my interpretations. I see most of the SEC conference in the Most Party/Least Academic quadrant, including Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Of course the Texas Aggies are Most Party/High Academic. Remember that an often forgotten attribute of why the SEC wanted the Aggies was – to raise the GPA of the SEC. Georgia in the same quadrant as the Aggies? Really? You host the Largest Cocktail Party when you play Florida!

From the Big 12 I see Texas Tech as Most Party/Least Academic. Of course if I had to live in Lubbock I would have to party 24/7. I see Baylor as Most Academic/Least Party. The surveyors obviously did not interview members of my family regarding the party aspect. Oklahoma State appears to be Most Party and Low academics. Again, if I had to live in Stillwater, I would do the same as if I lived in Lubbock. THE University of Texas at Austin in the High Party/High Academic. TU, just because you are in the same quadrant as Stanford, you cannot compete with them academically. Smart people versus super smart people.

I see BYU as the Least Party/Most Academic. Those Mormons don’t even drink Dr. Peppers! The Most Party/Least Academic “honor” goes to The University of West Virginia – Moonshine University where they burn sofas and couches when the football team wins.

I hope you can find you school of support. It appears many lie bunched around or on the axis.

It is indeed time for colleges and universities to move in and start to party. As the adage says “College is a fountain of knowledge where kids go to drink.” But don’t drink and drive.

Monday, August 13, 2018 – The Fans Appreciated –

 

Monday, August 13, 2018 – The Fans Appreciated

Yesterday was Fan Appreciation Day at Texas A&M. Here are a few of my favorite pictures. There will be more in the days to come.

Aside from it appearing I have to go the bathroom, it’s a good picture of me and the Aggie Yell Leaders.

Coach Jimbo Fisher signing my copy of Texas Football magazine.

Getting running back Trayvon Williams autograph

Quarterback Nick Starkel

Number 11 – Quarterback Kellen Mond

Friday, August 10, 2018 – Snarky Friday and Come Onward Northwestern

Friday, August 10, 2018 – Snarky Friday and Come Onward Northwestern

Thursday, August 30, 2018, our beloved Reveille VIII will be laid to rest at 8:30 AM. She will lie with the other First Ladies of Aggieland in the special area just outside the north end of Kyle Field.

And of course all of the Reveilles can see the scoreboard.

Thursday, August 30 – like we need one more activity in College Station that day. It is the opening game for The Fighting Texas Aggies football team. It is the debut for new coach Jimbo Fisher. The Fighting Texas Aggies welcome Northwestern State University Demons from Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Even at the early hour of 8:30 AM it is entirely possible that the attendance at Reveille VIII’s memorial could exceed the entire enrollment of Northwestern (10573) and Natchitoches Parish (18219). Of course I’m going! You had to ask?

Since many will be travelling from Louisiana to College Station and visiting Kyle Field I wanted you to know what the small crowd is on Thursday morning.

The big crowd – aka the ones standing and swaying in the stands in Kyle Field that evening will exceed the population of both the school and the parish and the surrounding parishes combined!

The game will be on TV on the SEC network. Those of you who live in Louisiana probably can see it since it is the SEC network and LSU is in the SEC. Unlike THE University of Texas that has The Longhorn network, the SEC shares with other teams. It also provides more programming and better commercials than alumni doing commercials for THE UNIVERSITY.

So I hope the Northwestern Demons get paid a huge share of the gate and television profits. I also hope the amount covers the medical bills because the Aggies plan to BTHO Northwestern.

Pics from Reveille Grave from theclio.com

 

Progress Report on the Proposed Re-creation of Neil Sedaka’s Calendar Girls Video

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – Progress Report on the Proposed Re-creation of Neil Sedaka’s Calendar Girls Video

The Calendar Girls dance card is filling up quite nicely. Until we start official practices continue to sew and hot glue gun your costume and continue to work on your dance moves in the privacy of your home.

January, March, May and October are still available. And we still need a piano player. You know you want to see it again – like a wreck on the highway.

Unfortunately, January is now open. CS fell out of the choir box and her dancing shoes need to be put away for a while. We do hope for a speedy recovery. You must still participate by bringing your great sense of style, fashion ideas and of course your wonderful singing voice because I know some of us have experience in band take overs.

Joan A said she would love to be February but insists on wearing “winter clothes and a big heart.” February in Texas could mean any attire. Attire in Austin could mean anything.

March is still available. Gayla? I think you might have had a pants suit like March wears. If Gayla doesn’t respond, Karen K, March is yours.

April – Ms. Navasota is diligently sewing her Playboy Bunny outfit. I am ready to help if her sewing machine breaks.

May – I can’t believe the month of May is still available. Doesn’t anyone want to look like Joann Woodward in Three Faces of Eve wearing a 1950’s frock made from Butternick Pattern # 4589? The black and white stripe fabric design is a must. I missed the giant white bow on her dress in the video.

June –Congratulations Suzi. The month of June is yours since Knotts is still scared of you. K. Knotts did volunteer her talents from her drill team experience – The LongAgo LongViewettes to help us get a leg up. (Groan here). She’ll help us get our pictures in the Longview Society Edition.

July – Thank you Lea for being July. We trust you know how to handle sparklers. And remember as The Voice of Experience says – Don’t dance naked in the back yard with sparklers while drunk on New Year’s Eve.

August – I get to be August for the following reasons:

  • I can still point so there less downward gravitational pull (thank you trainers KQ and KB and 20 pound barbells);
  • Thankfully, both pointers are still intact; and last, but not least;
  • I have more experience wearing martyr boards with tassels and can do the tassel toss automatically.

September – Karen S gets September. You will look good in yellow. I hope there are not too many candles. Lea will be sparkling with fireworks so we must be careful. You do realize you have to dance on the piano, do a high kick and have the piano player look up your skirt?

October – “like Romeo and Juliet on Halloween” but in a really bad outfit. Who wants to be the Italian opera clown?

November – Martha, My Dear. You missed your chance. Kay took November. She gets to wear the 1920’s men’s bathing suit pattern.

December – BJ, December is still yours and you are correct. Neil seems to be a bit calendar challenged too. The winter months do seem to have more bikini outfits. With the exception of the Halloween clown, all of the “dancers” seem to show a lot of skin – especially for 1966.

Please know that CS was in only if she could wear the colors of the BCS National Championship. Since she is on the injured reserve and requested the BCS School’s colors, you can have January. CS would not look good in Crimson Tide colors and would never consider wearing any colors save purple and gold.

Friday, August 3, 2018 – See Aggies Run! Run Aggies Run!

Friday, August 3, 2018 – See Aggies Run! Run Aggies Run!

The Snark of Snarky Friday begins. Howdy Ya’ll!

The Talking Period is over. It is time to put up or shut up. Yesterday was the first full practice for The Fighting Texas Aggies football team. Jimbo had the team run to practice in full uniform through the tunnel onto Kyle Field.

The word one keeps hearing from players, coaches and news media is “intense.” Let’s just hope that refers to a football mindset and not the sleeping arrangements when they play Alabama.

Speaking of Aggies, running and Alabama, let’s wish Johnathan Paul Manziel a promising start tonight as he leads the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in his first start as quarterback in three years against the Hamilton Tiger-cats. FYI – an alouette is a lark. The bird, not the whim. I assume you know what a tiger-cat is.

The Snark of the Week award goes to Anriel Howard for transferring to Mississippi State to play her senior year of women’s college basketball. HWIT – she wants a National Championship Ring. Her best chances were UConn, ND or Mississippi State. It seldom snows in Starkville. Best of luck, Lashes.

That’s it for this Snarky Friday. I must clean the back porch in preparation for watching football. Yes, I have a TV on the back porch. I need the leaf blower and the water hose. I wonder if I could clean the house with those two tools.

Thursday, August 2, 2018 – First Down and Three to Go. Make It!

Thursday, August 2, 2018 – First Down and Three to Go. Make It!

It is first Thursday down and three to go until Aggie Kickoff. Yesterday was the official start of Aggie football. On August 26 we shall see what Jimbo brings. Let’s hope he brings a complete and comprehensive understanding that football games have four quarters and each quarter must be played with the same intensity as the first quarter.

Moving on. I watched a hilarious program last night called Making It. It stars Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and number of very creative and clever craftspeople. It is a reality program where people who enjoy making crafts are given assignments and compete for the best one. There were some really cool crafts and as always some really ugly craps.

You see the words begin with similar letters. It does not take much for craft to become crap. Remember contestants are only given three hours to complete their project. I would not be able to do some of those in three days, weeks or possibly years.

I can so identify with Amy Poehler. She knows zip about crafting. For example, in the premier episode she asked “What is that piece of wood with that heavy thing on top?” Offerman replied “A hammer.” I am so there.

Evidently, Peach Cat liked the program also. Never before has she climbed atop the TV set. Apparently, she likes Amy Poehler’s hair.

My favorite craft project – sit in recliner, watch funny TV show and take picture of cat trying to touch Amy’s hair, then sit in office chair and write silly blog about craft TV program. Actually that is my second favorite craft project. The first one is drinking and recycling the containers.

Making It is on NBC at 9:00. Next week’s episode is called Party Time – crafters must repurpose and recycle materials to create a backyard theme party. You probably know what I am thinking. FOOTBALL.

Friday, July 20, 2018 – Snarky Football Friday – Almost

Friday, July 20, 2018 – Snarky Football Friday – Almost

It is so hot! How hot is it? It is so hot that my hot flashes seem to cool me off!

Every Natural Born Citizen of Texas knows that when God kicked the Devil out of Heaven, He gave him a choice of locations – Texas or Hell. The Devil took Hell because it is cooler than Texas in the summer.

I heard from a most reliable source that it was 108 degrees in Dallas yesterday with possibilities of 112 for the weekend. Be patient my dear Dallas friends. A couple more hurricanes, a few icebergs’ melts and you can cool off at the Beaches of Waco.

Almost every Friday is designated as Snarky Friday. This reminded me that it time to once again review a few of the thoughts behind Here’s What I’m Thinking.

Number ONE: If I know you now or have known you the past, I WILL write about you at some point. You must hope I give you a nickname and write delightful, wonderful memories about you. Otherwise, I might give out the coordinates of your residence and tell FB and social media you are serving free beer on Saturdays.

There are a few exceptions. I will never write anything negative about Ms. Navasota or SFA Roomie and a few selected sorority sisters. Mostly because there is nothing negative I know about these dear friends and also because I’m in the photographs too.

I like college football. I like to write about teams that I like and teams that play teams that I like. This includes the entire SEC (It just means more!); the entire Big 12 Conference, which is still only 10 schools. What about renaming it the Non12 Big School Conference?

I will NOT watch any team play on the blue football field of Boise State. I don’t care if you if you were the first and only for 20 years to have a non-green football field. It ain’t right. It just ain’t right. Besides, it makes me throw up. Eastern Washington has a red football field.That ain’t right either. No exceptions.

I do not like schools that have mascots that could eat Reveille – The First Lady of Aggieland. This includes any school located in Florida. Again, there are exceptions. GEAUX TIGERS! EXCEPT on Thanksgiving.

Of course I write about the Fighting Texas Aggies. Toward the end of her earth-life I told my sister, Dale, that I was not going to join her in Heaven until the Aggies won the National Football Championship. She replied “You cannot live forever!” I was also reminded I must ensure my windows are closed on Saturday afternoons so the neighbors’ grandchildren will not hear me scream multi-syllabic adjectives about one’s parents – especially one’s mother. Or as Dale said “will not hear me screaming cuss words.”

Snarky Friday will preview the football games of my interest. Prepare to hear what I’m thinking about the games, players, the coaches, the referees, the announcers, the uniforms, the signs on Game Day, tailgating and more.

Let us not forget the mascots of the colleges and universities. Do we all remember from last year – the meaning of the adjective regarding anthropomorphic as it relates to mascots?

The first games of the season will kick off on Saturday, August 25 with more games on Thursday, August 30 and continuing through Labor Day Weekend.

The shine to Saint Football. Since I do not like real candles, I light lights on Saturday and pretend it’s church.

The Aggies kickoff on Thursday August 30 in College Station against Northwestern. The smaller Northwestern in Louisiana. Not the big one in Illinois. Nevertheless, it is going to be hotter than the hinges of Hell in Kyle Field.

Happy Weekend.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – Poems from The Wasteland by T. S. Eliot and Me

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – Poems from The Wasteland by T. S. Eliot and Me

I don’t care if T. S. Eliot wrote that April is the cruelest month. He never lived in Texas in July. Here’s what I’m thinking. My version is more accurate. But you should judge for yourself.

 

From The Wasteland by T. S. Eliot

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding.
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing.
Memory and desire, stirring.
Dull roots with spring rain.

From The Wastebasket by Me

JULY is the cruellest month, sweating.

Beads out of the dehydrated body, wanting

Memory and desire, stirring.

Cooler temps and football season.

Monday, July 16, 2017 – It Begins! SEC Media Day And Gig ‘Em!

Monday, July 16, 2017 – It Begins! SEC Media Day And Gig ‘Em!

In honor of the first of four days of SEC football coverage and what I consider the official start of college football, I have rewritten one song and selected two other songs to commemorate the kickoff.

Here is the first one. I know all my sorority sisters know the tune. This is an Aggie version.

Today while the maroon and white blossoms still cling to the vine

I’ll watch the SEC Media and drink real good wine.

A million tomorrows will all pass away…

Ere I forget what all Jimbo said today.

For I’m a Former Student and also a scholar

You know who I am by the clothes that I wear.

I’ll feast at a tailgate and record ESPN

Who cares about Corsier’s head gear.

We can’t be contented with yesterday’s glory

We can’t live on promises winter to spring

Today is our moment and now is our glory.

We’ll laugh and we’ll fight and we’ll sing.

And here is what we will sing! The second song is especially for the Bevo Bunch since it mentions THE University.

WHOOP!

https://youtu.be/M3XkxbIQ_Mo

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – Texas A&M Cancels Entire Fall Semester

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – Texas A&M Cancels Entire Fall Semester – Good Bull

This is a headline today from the Department of fake news.

Texas A&M cancels entire fall semester to accommodate Thursday night football game in August.

Here’s what I’m thinking. This from Good Bull is every undergraduates’ dream come true. I think it is an excellent idea, Jimbo. I don’t think any SEC school actually has classes during football season, do they? Maybe Vanderbilt.

https://www.goodbullhunting.com/2018/7/11/17560924/texas-a-m-cancels-entire-fall-semester-to-accommodate-thursday-football-game-in-august-aggies-fake?soc_src=community&soc_trk=ma