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Monday, June 26, 2017 – My Monday after Weekend College Sports Awards

Monday, June 26, 2017 – My Monday after Weekend College Sports Awards

Those of us in Texas know that the season that precedes football is called baseball and maybe golf. I usually post Here’s What I’m Thinking about the previous weekend’s college football games. I seldom do other sports awards, but as always there is an exception. Here are my Monday after the weekend college sports awards.

Best Golf Shot of the Year – Jordon Spieth’s chip out from the bunker to win The Travelers Championship in Sudden Death. Spectacular. The celebratory jump with his caddie was pretty good too. Google it.

My College World Series Awards

First to the Oregon Beavers – I did not think LSU could defeat you twice. Nevertheless, here is your Welcome to the SEC! Trophy.

To TCU –I was somewhat hoping for an all purple CWS final. Here is your second place, Welcome to the SEC! Trophy. Note to NCAA, if the Aggies cannot have any form of bubble making machines or devices for celebrations of runs because they are distracting, then TCU cannot have beach balls. There were more beach balls in the stadium than at a Grateful Dead Show in Mountain View. Also, NCAA, the bubbles burst and no one has to run on to the field to pick one up.

To the other teams who were in the bracket to reach the College World Series, great job. Very proud of all of you and hope to see you next year with Aggie bubbles.

But tonight we go to North Baton Rouge – formerly known as Omaha – for the first game of the finals of the College World Series between the LSU Tigers and that horrid team from Gainesville, Florida. Never trust a team from Florida or a team that has a mascot that tastes like chicken.

GEAUX TIGERS!!!

1954 Magnolia High School Senior Trip. New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by my father.

Alligator at Prejeans. Photo by me. Is alligator wrestling an NCAA sports or just at Florida University?

Friday, June 23, 2017 – My Three Favorite Blogs. And Snarky Friday and the CWS.

Friday, June 23, 2017 – My Three Favorite Blogs. And Snarky Friday and the CWS.

Before the weekly Friday Snark arrives, here are three bloggers I enjoy reading. If and why they read my dribble Here’s What I’m Thinking I cannot say, but I am happy when I see a like them. I try to return the LIKE because I like your stuff too.

First if you are looking for items of beauty, Donna Kramer’s My One Beautiful Thing covers the spectrum from magnificent to creepy, but always intriguing. I like the fact she blogs about beauty in the world and actively searches and shares. We should all look for beauty and can be reminded of such by reading some her posts.

https://www.facebook.com/MyOneBeautifulThing/

myonebeautifulthing.com

If you are not leaning toward beauty that day, check out Ben’s Bitter Blog. We Make Bitter Better. What a Snark you are. Love it. Ben is a funny guy. Yes, bitterness can be funny. I start laughing at his posts and then realize “Oh I just had that happen to me.” Loved your comments about those who think we just whip out these 500 words and throw in some still pics and videos and boom. http://frame.bloglovin.com/?post=5709890675&blog=8330055&frame_type=none

Christian Mihai. Not only do I get to say HWIT is read worldwide, but so does Christian. I love your photo. Like me, you either used an old photograph or you are a child prodigy – probably both. Thank you for the encouragement about blogging. I read What I Learned Five Years of Blogging often – like yesterday when I did not post anything and thought “why bother?” Thanks for the support and inspiration.

https://cristianmihai.net/about/

Check out these three for a diversity of interests, viewpoints and perspectives on life.

But now entering the page from the left margin is The Friday Snark to take us out to the ballgame at the College World Series (CWS).

Now getting on the Go-Home, See You Next Year Bus are the Louisville Cardinals. The second base umpire graduated from the Stevie Wonder School of Umpiring. It is probably an online MOOC from TCU. (Google MOOC). Mr. Ump, you should be thankful the Louisville coach only chewed your butt out before being ejected. It could have been UCLA softball coach, Lisa Fernandez. She would have laid your blind butt on second base.

CWS and ESPN Announcers. After an intense discussion of LSU’s shortstop, Kramer Robertson’s new hair color (he went from dark brown to stringy, drug store, roommate done blond), you actually spent the entire Louisville bottom of the eighth inning discussing Bob Gibson and Sandy Koufax. While they are indeed on the roster of pitching greats, they were NOT on the baseball diamond! The TCU pitcher smoked the first two Louisville batters with six pitches that even I could determine were awesome. I believe the term is “Rembrandt the plate.” Not one time, did you call a TCU or Louisville players’ name. Call the damn game! I would much rather hear: “Three up and three down for the Cardinals on NINE TCU pitches going to the bottom of the eighth” than “Well, if I faced Bob Gibson…” Talk about ad nauseous.

Are you listening, Ben?

Tonight we get to see what color Kramer Robertson’s hair is as LSU faces Oregon State. Here’s what I’m thinking…

Tiger like Beaver tonight, but Beaver come back to eat Tiger. Then Beaver is eaten twice – one for entrée and one for dessert – by Big Ass Alligator from Florida swamp.

Prejeans Restaurant – Lafayette Louisiana – Photo by Terry. 5.20.17

 

Monday, June 12, 2017 – Make-up Monday. Beer, Bubbles, Bats and Aggies

Monday, June 12, 2017 – Make-up Monday. Beer, Bubbles, Bats and Aggies

I know I have been a slacker for a couple of days and did not post my profound and often profane thoughts for the merriment and amusement of all 48 people who might read Here’s What I’m Thinking.

So to make up here’s what I thought starting with Friday, June 9:

I thought I had enough beer for the first Regional game between Texas A&M and Davidson. But noooo, I had to drink almost all of it because it took 17 innings for the Aggies to finally get the winning run.

Saturday, June 10 – Fortunately there was enough beer left for the Aggies to defeat Davidson in the second Regional game that send the Aggies to the College World Series (CWS). Here’s to Davidson players who gave every pitch, catch, throw, hit and play their ultimate talent. Your fans were great and we hope you enjoyed Aggieland. (Except for the score parts).

To the ESPN2 Announcers: Yes, the campus of Texas A&M University is very big. Even you, Jay Walker were impressed. FYI, Jay, there is NO 10th Man! WE ARE THE 12TH Man in all sports. Next time learn more about the school you are covering. Also, the bubbles burst, so they are not a distraction to the batter!

After game I went to a bookstore and bought It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. It was first published in October 1935. Descriptor from the book jacket: … a political satire with the chilling realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime and a liberal press.” I am into reading scary horror books. I just finished 1984 and The Handmaiden’s Tale.

Sunday, June 11 – Watched LPGA and vowed never to wear an outfit like this. I do not care if she is one of the best golfers in world.

While reading scary book I got this picture from Niece # 1.

That is Sister # 1 (wait I only have one sister) in front of a giant Louisville Slugger. It’s a baseball bat for the uninformed and sports challenged. Sister, Niece#1 and Gniece #1 are touring the sights and sounds of Gniece # 1’s home of Louisville.

Speaking of Louisville and bats, I do hope my sister is placing a curse on the baseball bats of the Louisville Cardinals – the upcoming opponent of Texas A&M. Gig ‘Em Aggies.

BTHO Louisville! WHOOP!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – What is a Chanticleer?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – What is a Chanticleer?  By Buddy T. Cat

Buddy Glasses

Buddy T. Cat

Tonight either the Arizona Wildcats or the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will have a dogpile. One college baseball team will become Division I College Baseball National Champions. A dogpile for the sports challenged signals the final out, game over and the winning players all pile on top of one another near the pitcher’s mound. I am not real sure how that tradition began.

Until the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers pitched and hit their way to Omaha and the College World Series, few people knew the noun chanticleer. This is because they did not pay attention in high English literature or college literature classes. Until the 1960’s the mascot of Coastal Carolina was a Trojan – the warrior, not the condom. An English professor and his students suggested the mascot be changed and the Chanticleer was born.

“Chanticleer comes from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. More specifically, he comes from the Nun’s Priest Tale, a story within Canterbury Tales. The Chanticleer is a proud and fierce rooster who dominates the barnyard. For the best description of Chanticleer, we turn to Chaucer’s words.

“For crowing there was not his equal in all the land. His voice was merrier than the merry organ that plays in church, and his crowing from his resting place was more trustworthy than a clock. His comb was redder than fine coral and turreted like a castle wall, his bill was black and shone like a jet, and his legs and toes were like azure. His nails were whiter than the lily and his feathers were like burnished gold.”

With all of his splendor and great looks, Chanticleer is also greatly feared and mightily respected by all.”http://www.goccusports.com/trads/WhatisaChanticleer.html

Wouldn’t it be fun if the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers played the Delaware Blue Hens?

Go Chanticleers. Feel the teal.