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Friday, February 16, 2018 – The First Lady of Aggieland

Friday, February 16, 2018 – The First Lady of Aggieland

Here is a photo of me and Miss Reveille IX last night at the Beat the Hell out of breast cancer women’s basketball game.

Miss Rev is looking at the cadet holding the treats and probably thinking “If I have to sit here with all these people in pink shirts and get my picture made, there better be treats.”

Thank you to Krystal, Mickey and KB for the ability to get down in that position and more importantly the ability to get back up. I know! You want me to do it while holding thirty plus pounds of weights. Maybe next time I will lift Reveille over my head.

Happy Friday Ya’ll.

Friday, February 02, 2018 – Ground Hog Day

Friday, February 02, 2018 – Ground Hog Day

Friday, February 02, 2018 – Ground Hog Day

Friday, February 02, 2018 – Ground Hog Day

Ok – you either get it or you don’t.

You know that February is the shortest month of the year. It has 40,320 minutes. How do you plan to use them so that each one counts?

I understand the weather rodent did see his shadow. Poor animal. I think PETA should get involved. People in weird clothes drag a furry critter from its warm habitat in the early morning hours into the cold daylight. It was probably having a good ground hog dream. It has not had any coffee. They do not even give it sun shades. Then they expect a prediction of weather?

This weekend is Super Bowl Weekend. I understand the Eagles are playing. Personally, I would have gone with The Rolling Stones. Jagger and Keith Richards are older than the Super Bowl itself, but can still rock. Of course Keith Richards may have been dead for a couple of decades and he is just hologram.

This Tom Brady guy? Which one of the Brady Bunch was he? I do not remember a Tom. Maybe he was a cousin or something in an episode I missed. Was it the one when Marsha gets hit in the face with the football?

I think The Eagles and Jimmy Buffet would make a great Super Bowl theme for this this Super Bowl. The temperature daytime temperature in Minneapolis for Sunday is a high of seven (7) degrees falling to one (1) degree Sunday night. Yes, the game is indoors, but as JB sings “I gotta go where there ain’t any snow! I GOTTA GO WHERE IT’S WARM!”

You realize you wasted almost a minute and a half reading this. Welcome to The Hotel California.

Texas A&M Women Basketball – BTHO Auburn

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Texas Is Now Open, but Not Houston

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Texas Is Now Open, but Not Houston

Good Morning Blogosphere! The Divine Miss Peach and radio station HWIT with your mid-morning weather, news and sports.

After the Great Texas Blizzard of 2018, really named Inga, the state of Texas opened last night. But the Houston area most impacted by Hurricane Harvey last August remains closed today.

Geographic regions missing the Great Global Warming snow and ice storm, included, but were not limited to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and my house. Nevertheless, the air temperature was in single digits. Current temperature in the sunny Brazos Valley is 25 degrees, but feels like 17.

Houston should reopen completely tomorrow pending a meteor attack or outer space alien invasion. Or maybe just falling into the Gulf of Mexico making Montgomery County home to Texas beaches.

Now to our educational portion of the show with Dr. Verbose. Dr. Verbose? What’s the word?

Today’s word is Paralipsis. It is a noun. It is the ability to say two contradicting things at the same time. Rhetoric, as in the suggestion, by deliberately concise treatment of a topic, that much of significance is being omitted, as in “not to mention other faults.”

Un Named DJ – Somewhat like in the song “You’re the original liar’s paradox,”

Dr. V. – Yes. And as Robert Earle Keene continues to sing “…You’ll have to Google that.”

Un Named D J – Can you use the word in a sentence for us?

Dr. V. – Yes. I am going to use my paralipsis to kiss you good-by now.

Thank you, Dr. Verbose. Now here with sports is Hasbeen Jockson.

The Texas Aggie men’s basketball team and the fans in Reed Arena last night almost needed CPR for a third time when the Ole Miss three point attempt at the buzzer bounced for an eternity on the rim of the basket before bouncing out giving the Aggies their first SEC victory. Many of those in attendance momentarily fainted. This number did not include the A&M basketball team and coaching staff.

In women’s basketball, the only thing better than Geno Auriemma and the UConn women’s’ basketball team stuck in Austin due to ice would have been them stuck in Austin watching a Longhorn victory replayed on the LHN. So close Horns. It has been a long time since we saw Geno sweating. You will Hook “Em in March!

Thank you, Hasbeen. Before I leave, let’s take a quick look at the Community Calendar. Don’t forget the Fat Tuesday fish fry and polka contest at St.Oltorf’s on February 13.

That’s right Lenters and those religions that descended from the original Kneelers. Ash Wednesday falls on February 14 – St. Valentine’s Day. Fast on Wednesday and fish on Friday until Easter. While I certainly cannot not speak for Pope Francis, but I do think he would want us to retain our energy levels while fasting that day. Nothing provides a good energy boost than a box of Valentine’s chocolates or chocolate covered strawberries.

This year in honor of the Olympics, I am giving up speed skating.

Que up theme song. Note to self – get a theme song. Thanks for listening today and every day. Our program is brought to you by The Tuna Fish Restaurant featuring the Tuna Fish Jazz Orchestra on Friday nights. Remember our motto: How do you tuna fish? With a tuning fork, of course.

Must work on theme song. Please leave song suggestions in space provided.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – And Now It is Round Ball

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – And Now It is Round Ball

Congratulations to the Crimson Tide of Alabama.  The National Championship title and trophy for Division I College Football returns to Alabama. The target for next year is on your back. There is only one big named coach who has not beaten Nick Saban.  The chance is coming.

Here is your sports quiz of the day.

Look at these two pictures and see if you can identify the woman described.

One of these women is the 4th leading rebounder in Women’s basketball.

Anriel Howard – aka Lashes- Currently 4th in the nation in rebounding.

One of these women was SEC Player of the week last week with record setting scoring in two games.

Khaalia Hillsman – SEC Player of the Week.

Thursday – BTHO of Tennessee

 

Monday, January 8, 2018 – It’s My New Year and I’ll Start When I Want To

Monday, January 8, 2018 – It’s My New Year and I’ll Start When I Want To

Paraphrasing the Doo Wop Queen, Leslie Gore –

It’s my New Year and I’ll start when I want to; start when I want to; You can start too, when it happens to you.

I apologize for only one post last week. It was 22 degrees at two o’clock in the afternoon in Texas. Note: We Native Born Texans think 40 degrees warrants a coat, gloves, hats and boots. I was comfortable in a Lazy-Boy, under a heated blanket, with a good book and a fur baby curled up asleep in my lap. You would not have moved either. In fact, most of you that I was texting were not moving.

So what is happening that we might have missed? Tonight is the biggest night in college football. When the clock reads 00.00 at the end, I will already be counting the days until Saturday, September 1 when the Texas Aggies kickoff against Northwestern State. I will make Natchitoches meat pies to tailgate. Not looking ahead by any means, but Clemson is coming to Kyle Field the next weekend.

Meanwhile, ROLL TIDE.

I do wish the POTUS was not attending the game. Regardless of one’s thoughts regarding the President, one must admit he is a lightning rod. I wish the game would not become a political football. I just want to watch people have a good time and watch young people trying to make the world a better place.

Speaking of the future and the 2020 POTUS let us all just calm down about Oprah’s 2020 presidency. Let us first focus on 2018. As we hopefully have learned, “One great speech does not a president make.”

Nevertheless, here’s what I’m thinking regarding Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe speech as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. It was uplifting to hear words of hope and promise and delivered with thought and conviction. It was refreshing to hear an articulate, well-spoken individual give a sincere and dignified speech without bombastic naming calling of institutions and individuals.

It is a brand new year. I am ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille because Time’s Up!

Let me just end with one of my favorite sayings from one of my favorite people, Ms. Odessia Ross.

Years after Odessia and I graduated from Magnolia High School in 1967 we were talking one day. We shared five college degrees between us and countless certificates. I remember making a statement that I in 1967 really wanted to be a medical doctor, but there were no women out there beating down the doors.”

Odessia replied, “D, Black girls did not even know there were doors out there.”

New Year. New Day.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 – Happy New Year and How Bout them Bowl Games?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 – Happy New Year and How Bout them Bowl Games?

Welcome 2018! I hope your team won yesterday and in previous bowl games too. For many teams, like the Aggies and LSU time ran out. Thank you to Mississippi State, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. The rest of the SEC – Missouri, Kentucky, and Auburn sucked.  Nevertheless, this year the National Championship Football trophy will reside in the SEC.

I can hear the screams and whines now. I feel certain the other football conferences are letting the committee know of their unhappiness with one conference represented. You know Coach Meyers and The Ohio State Buckeyes are not happy. The Pac 12 is squealing.  Maybe they Pac 12 is just upset being 1-7 in bowl games.  The Big 12 is still stunned from the Rose Bowl, but will soon complain and realize THE University of Texas could very well be back to Longhorn form in 2018.

It is what it is. Next Monday we get to watch the game for the Championship and the opportunity to take the crystal football to Wal-Marts throughout Georgia or Alabama. It is going to be fun to watch.

Here’s hoping the 2019 championship will also feature an SEC school too. Oh Great Football Swami and Predictor of Greatness, please let it be the Texas Aggies!

Meanwhile,

ROLL TIDE.

Friday, December 08, 2017 – Have You Looked in Your Front Yard? Snow?

Friday, December 08, 2017 – Have You Looked in Your Front Yard? Snow?

At 8: 30 PM last evening I get a text from my neighbor. It read: “have you looked in your front yard?”

I bolted to the front door and outside to find my front yard in a winter wonderland. Bryan, Texas, USA!

My neighborhood had one of the largest amounts of snow with five inches.

At 8:30 AM this morning it was still beautiful and still below freezing.

Local weather reported my hood received about five (5) inches of the white stuff! There was a two percentage chance of snow.

HWIT – It snowed in Bryan/College Station.

It snowed on Campus!

Photo by Bobby Brooks ’18 from Twitter. Thank you.

It snowed on Kyle Field!

Photo by 12Th Man

All this and Jimbo too! Tell me the climate is not changing in Aggieland!!!

Stay Warm and Gig’ Em!

Monday, December 04, 2017 – The Game of Bowls and The Coaching Game of Thrones

Monday, December 04, 2017 – The Game of Bowls and The Coaching Game of Thrones

I see this morning that the ESPN site has a guide to the upcoming college bowl games. Here’s what I’m thinking – Here is my guide to the upcoming college football bowl games.

From ESPN “For the first time since 2014 there were more bowl-eligible football teams than spots to compete this year.”

Me: That is because the bowl standards are too low; there are too many unqualified teams, there are too many bowl games, but it makes money for all involved.

You may divide your bowl games as you wish. I have divided my bowl games into the following categories:

  • The No Count Bowls,
  • The Never Heard of Before Bowls,
  • The No One Cares unless you or your child and money go there Bowls,
  • The Advertising and T-shirt Sales Bowls,
  • The SEC Bowl,
  • The Last Aggie Bowl Game before the Jimbo Era and of course
  • The Big Playoff Bowls.

This listing is incomplete, but I will update as we approach the days.

Noon on ABC on Dec. 16 – The Celebration Bowl – North Carolina A&T vs Grambling. I hope they show halftime and the Grambling Band. That is always something to celebrate.

1:00 on ESPN – The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl with Troy and North Texas. What is this? R+L = X? The Algebra Bowl? Still it is in NOLA, so who cares?

The AutoNation Cure Bowl – Western Kentucky vs Georgia State at 2:30 CBSSN. From Orlando. Oh my, the Cure of the Nation is left up to these two teams and these states?

The Las Vegas Bowl – No. 25 Boise State vs. Oregon 3:30 on ABC. Thank goodness it is not on that seizure causing Boise State blue football field. I would bet $50 those Oregon yellow highlighters against the field would make me throw up.

The GILDAN New Mexico Bowl –Marshall versus Colorado State 4:30 ESPN. Never heard GILDON?

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl – Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas State ESPN. Might be fun.

The Goodyear Cotton Bowl has No. 8 USC vs No. 5 THE Ohio State. I call this one The Consolation Bowl Game or The Get Over It Ohio State and play better schedules Bowl.

The Play Station Fiesta Bowl has No. 11 Washington vs No. 9 Penn State on Dec 30 at 4:00 on ESPN. Why don’t you just do this one on a Play Station and we can all play? We can call it The Play Station Fan Interactive Bowl.

The Chick-fil-A-Peach Bowl with No. 12 UCF vs No. 7 Auburn. My cat, Peach, insists on watching this one, but she knows better than to purr for Auburn.

The Capitol One Orange Bowl – No.10 Miami vs No. 6 Wisconsin. What’s in Your Wallet? On Wisconsin!

TaxSlayer Bowl: Louisville 23 vs Mississippi State on Dec 30 on ESPN at noon. These two teams and states are now in charge of the new tax bill?

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl has Iowa State vs 20 Memphis Dec 30 at 12:30 on ABC. Yuk.

The Outback Bowl has Michigan vs South Carolina. I would rather go eat at Outback than watch.

The Citrus Bowl finds No. 17 LSU vs No. 14 Notre Dame on New Year’s Day on ABC. One of my most favs and one of my least favs. Bless me Father for I have sinned, but LSU is going to win.

The Camping World Bowl has No. 22 Virginia Tech vs No. 19 Oklahoma State. Does one have to camp out? If the Mountaineers win, will they burn the couches at their campsites?

The Valero Alamo Bowl in beautiful San Antonio has Stanford vs TCU at 9:00 ESPN. A fun city to have a bowl game regardless of who plays. This should be called The Tree Frog Bowl. Think about it!

The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl has No. 18 Washington State vs Michigan State. Go Leach!

The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl on Dec 27 has Florida State vs Southern Mississippi. The WALK ON BOWL? Can I play?

The Arizona Bowl New Mexico State Utah State on Dec 29. Oh boy! The Utes!

The Texas Bowl – THE University of Texas and Missouri. Really? You know the Aggies (and most any other team) would have brought a bigger crowd to Houston!

Again from ESPN: On Dec 29 “the former FSU Coach, Jimbo Fisher, will lead his new team, Texas A&M against Wake Forest in the Belk bowl.”

  1. What the Hell is the Belk Bowl?
  2. WAKE FOREST?
  3. Jimbo’s coaching???
  4. He does look good in a maroon blazer!
  5. Why did he come to the SEC? Watch out, Saban. The Aggies are coming and We Are Fearless!

Will those be the years of Championships????

I know I have left out some teams and bowl games, but the ESPN app crashed so I’m done for today except for the big Bowls.

5:00 on ESPN – The Rose Bowl – No. 3 Georgia and No.2 Oklahoma. I love a parade. Going to The Rose Bowl Parade is on my bucket list. As much as it pains me: Boomer Sooners!

8:45 on ESPN – The Sugar Bowl – No.4 Alabama v # 1 Clemson. These two and their fans in Nawlins!!! How fun is this? ROLL TIDE.

Monday, November 20, 2017 – Monday After College Football Awards Show

Monday, November 20, 2017 – Monday After College Football Awards Show

I must admit I did not watch a great deal of college football this weekend. But I did click around on some TV channels and tablet screens and of course have some comments. So Here’s what I’m Thinking.

Let’s start with the West Coast.

The Blue Field of Nightmares Award goes to Boise State. The uniforms were the same color as the blue football field. This is just wrong and should be banned by the NCAA because of possible seizure causings.

The Really Smart and Strange People Award goes to Cal and Stanford with the Cardinal (remember it’s a color, not a bird) winning 14 to 17. Is the Stanford Band still on probation?

The Last Minute Kick Award goes to the Washington Huskies defeating Utah 30 -33 as time expires. I like Utah because I like to use the quote from My Cousin Vinny regarding “the two yutes” or this case “the Utes.”

Moving to the Heartland we find…

The Pistol Pete Pooped Out Award goes to Oklahoma State for losing to Kansas State 40-45.

Our Anatomical Suggestive Bad Sportsmanship Award goes to quarterback Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma for suggesting that Kansas players perform an action unsuited for observation by the public.

Mayfield also receives the Do You Talk to Your Mother Like That? Award. I counted at least eight beeps. It probably will not hurt your Heisman chances, Baker, but you do not see Johnny Manziel or Jameis Winston in the Heisman Commercials. Stupid Heisman winners do not make the videos.

Moving South we find…

The Cakewalk Awards going to The Tide for demolishing Mercer 56-0 and to Auburn for similar scoring against UL Monroe 42-13 UL Monroe. At least we know where UL Monroe is located. Where the Hell is Mercer? Get ready for The Iron Bowl next Saturday. ROLL TIDE!

In anticipation of Thanksgiving game the LSU Tigers warmed up by beating Tennessee. That was some ugly colors on the TV. Faded is just a not a good color on anybody.

Big Solid’s Alma Mater, Mississippi State handled Arkansas quite well, but then again, who doesn’t?

The only game I actually watched was The Fighting Aggies and their Defense defeat Ole Miss. A Big Solid Award goes to the Aggie defense. A True Big Solid Award goes to the Aggies Derrick Tucker for intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown. WHOOP!

And now a song for Thanksgiving…

Over the river and the through the swamp to Baton Rouge we go; The Ags know the way; we just have to play; to get a win today! Hey!

Over the river and through bayous to Death Valley Stadium we go; We’ve been there before, but this time is different; This time we win on the road, Hey!

Over the river and down Highway 10; the Aggie bus rolls true; For tis Thanksgiving Day and we just had to say Beat the Hell Out of LSU!

Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Snarky Football Thursday

Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Snarky Football Thursday

I know it is Thursday and the Football Snark appears on Friday. But I must leave the country tomorrow and go to Austin. I am not at liberty to tell you where I am going in the Still Land of the Weird, but there will be metal detectors, secret service, no purses or backpacks, no phones allowed, you may have nothing your hands and your car keys will be returned to you as you exit. If still interested, check out Bookpeople.com and Friday’s event.

So the Snark arrives early and let us see what is happening Saturday in college football? Are you kidding me? What idiots at ESPN, ABC, CBS and SEC are in charge of programming and scheduling? There are nine football games at 11:00 am. Ten, if you count Clemson and The Citadel at 11; 20. Eight of those 11:00 AM games are Top 25 Ranked teams. Who is in charge of this? The intern from the Community College? Someone who hates football?

Who at ESPN thought Oklahoma and Kansas in prime time at 2:30 would be worth watching? Were you looking at a basketball schedule?

I am happy that Texas A&M University and The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) are schedule for 6:00 PM on ESPN2. Since the game will be played in Oxford, the Grove will be active all day with greetings of Howdy and Hotty Toddy as traditions for the visiting Aggie Former Students and the Ole Miss alums prepare as their teams play for pride; with glorious runs and plays, rousing cheers and bands of the grand times of glory playing with spirit until the victor leaves the field in honor and glory. (How was I doing? I was doing a Faulkner sentence.)

How about a little John Grisham? The contract lawyers at Texas A&M University and Florida State University poured over loop holes in their respective coaches’ contracts until the wee hours. The A&M Lawyers said “We must wait until the LSU game ends before we can make an offer to Jimbo Fisher.” The Florida State lawyer replied “Coach Fisher’s contract is valid until 2024 at $5.55 million per year. Is the university prepared to pay his buyout?” To be continued.

Meanwhile back in Oxford.

“Are You Ready?

Hell Yeah! Damn Right!

Hotty Toddy, Gosh Almighty,

Who The Hell Are We? Hey!

Flim Flam, Bim Bam

Ole Miss By Damn!”

Hotty Toddy, my butt!

BTHO Ole Miss!

Lay those pennies and Lawrence Sullivan”s feet for strength and good luck and Gig’Em Aggies!.