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Monday, March 14, 2016 –Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Monday, March 14, 2016 –Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? Does Anybody Care about Time?

And so the opening lines of the Chicago song go.

Let me have a show of hands – how many like Daylight Savings Time?

Last night due to the magic of television the men’s NCAA tournament basketball bracket was completed. Tonight the women will learn where they will play and who they play as their bracket is completed. I will be at the Texas A&M Watch Party tonight. Teams placed in the brackets should be available to download this later this evening. If you want a blank bracket to complete as announcements are made go to the NCAA website http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/basketball-women/d1

Therefore, tomorrow be prepared as we explore How to Complete Your Bracket to select winners.

Buddy Glasses

Professor Buddy T. Cat

Monday, November 2, 2015 – The Monday After Saturday College Football Awards.

Monday, November 2, 2015 – The Monday After Saturday College Football Awards.

What a wicked weekend of college football it was. There is so much ado, we must further it immediately. Our awards are brought to you today by The Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Helen Keller School for college football referees located on the campus of Miami.

The Halloween Costume Category

In the Halloween Costume Category the BEST Halloween Costume in college football goes to Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray who dressed as a smarter, quicker and faster Johnny Manziel.

The WORST Halloween Costume in college football goes to the Texas Aggie Defense who dressed as a Home School Coed Field Hockey Team. They obviously set their clocks back on the wrong day and showed up an hour late, but in time for the second half.

Now, let’s all take a deep breath and realize that the SCARIEST Halloween Costume was the Auburn Defense that dressed as pretty good football players. Mad Max Muschamp and the Ole Miss Pissed Us Off team is soon to arrive in College Station, Texas. Note: The Auburn team will be staying at the Motel 6 in South College Station. They’ll leave the light on for you.

Coach Muschamp – Due to the high demand for tickets to the Texas Aggie/Auburn football game and to give you a Hearty Welcome Back to College Station for Visit # 2, there were no more hotel rooms at the Motel 6. Therefore, you are staying at the Bates Motel, off of the Old Highway. That would be the old highway to Hearne. Ask for Mama. Your reservation is under the name: Asshole.

This weekend’s top winners and sharing The Zero Award as in Zero Losses are: Ohio State, Baylor, LSU and Clemson. I know only Clemson played and the rest had the weekend off. Who cares? The Selection Committee speaks tomorrow.

And now to the other awards.

I have no words. As if Austin and THE University needed more bad weather when the Cyclones hit. Perhaps you should have pretended you were playing USC from that National Championship year.

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In The Ethyl Merman There’s No Business Like Show Business as in There’s No Defense Like No Defense Like No Defense to Show Award,

Third Place goes to Oklahoma (OU) for scoring 62 points against Kansas with 7.

Second Place goes to Arkansas for scoring 63 points against Tennessee Martin with 21.

And First Place – scoring an NCAA college football record with an all-time high score in regulation – with a six-man football score – is shared by Oklahoma State University with 70 and Texas Tech with 53. Total all-purpose yardages for both teams was about a bazillion.

From the Files of the Fabulous Finishes:

The Award for The Blew It and Screwed It Award goes to The Refereeing Crew for the Duke and Miami Game. This is awarded for the 9 minute Official Review and “Upon further review” still got it wrong. The Miami player’s knee was down at the first lateral and the play and game was over.

The Peg Leg Award goes to the Washington State field goal kicker who, after making five field goals in the game, missed a sixth attempt of 43 yards and Stanford survives 30 to 28. Told you Mike Leach would be a pirate.

From the Mascot Files:

Notre Dame 24 Temple University 20.

Temple University has really cool live mascot named great-horned Owl named Stella. http://www.temple.edu/athletics/stella-owl

The Owl was chosen as the mascot because it is a nocturnal creature. Temple University was founded in 1884 by Russel Conwell, a Yale-educated Boston lawyer and ordained Baptist minister as a night school for young people of limited means.

Notre Dame on the other hand was founded by Reverend Edward Sorin, C.S.C. and whole bunch of other Catholics from the Congregation of Holy Cross. Notre Dame has a creepy leprechaun named Walter as a mascot.

But as always the best and most beautiful mascot is the First Lady of Aggieland taking it upon herself to parade through the spirit line. Next week, let’s wait for your handler, The Yell Leaders and the team before you leave the tunnel.

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Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014 – College Football – Week Eleven

Who is the most famous alumni from The University of Tennessee at Martin? And my apologies for not recognizing UTM by its official name last Friday and referring to it as UTennessee @ Somewhere. Also, it seems the Prefixes is not the mascot of Presbyterian. The mascot is the Blue Hose. The Presbyterian Blue Hose. I am not certain if this refers to a legging or stocking, or a garden tool or some type of religious undergarment worn like other religious beliefs. Nevertheless, Ole Miss hosed them 48-0.

Prior to Monday, College Football Awards – Week Eleven, you probably do not get the SEC network. If you did and watched it Saturday morning, you know there was a segment from Ruffino’s in Baton Rouge showing how to make gumbo. As all gumbo recipes begin, “First you make a roux.” Then you add the “gumbo Trinity” of onions, bell pepper and celery. After that it got very generic. For example, “Then you add your spices.” This is because no one who makes gumbo is going to give every detail. It is our secret. But what do you have Longhorn Network that is informative, informational and practical? But the Longhorns win the first award today. It is

The Our State is Better in Football Than Your State Award goes To THE University of Texas for beginning to look like a Texas team and not like Westlake High School against the University of West Virginia! TCU also receives a share of this award for winning against K-State.

In The Purple Reign Bowl, TCU rained Princely on K-State to strengthening the chances of the Big 12 Championship belonging to a school in state of Texas.

Baylor receives the First Win in Norman Award and also strengthening the in state chances for the Big 12 Championship.

Our Lady of the Desert Award is presented to Notre Dame for drying up ND’s championship chances. Arizona Sun Devils! You should have brought an exorcist with you.

The Meteorological Phases of the Moon Award goes to LSU. You should know The TIDE always rises during the full moon.

The What’s The Point Award goes to the LSU field goal kicker for the field goal in the game with a minute left against Alabama giving LSU the lead.

The What Were You Thinking Award goes to the LSU kick off kicker for kicking the ball out of bounds on the ensuing kickoff and thus giving Alabama an opportunity to score and tie the game in regulation and then go on to win in OT.

The Leon Lett Award goes to Utah for dropping the football short of the goal line…

While The Almost as Good As The Play* – goes to the Oregon player for picking up the dropped ball in the end zone and then to all eleven Oregon players for running the entire length of the field to score and tie the score, while the Utes celebrated prematurely on their sideline. *The Play refers to a last-second kickoff return during a college football game between the University of California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal (remember it is a color, not bird) on Saturday, November 20, 1982.

And now to The Fighting Texas Aggies I proudly award the following awards:

To the true freshman Aggie Quarterback, Kyle Allen, I give the “Stay Calm and Carry on with Ice in Your Veins” Award.

The Awe Burn Your Chances for taking out the Tigers Final Four contention.

The Awe Burn The Clock Award for holding on to the end.

The Red-Headed Step Child Award goes to Texas A&M because Auburn will not want to bring this game out in public.

The Ruling on The Field is Confirmed! Aggie Ball! Award.

The Ruling on The Field is Confirmed! Aggie Ball! Award. Yes, they get two of the same awards for the two late fumble recoveries.

And while Bo Jackson was a great dual sport athlete and is a super person, the Aggies win the Bo Don’t Know Texas A&M! Award.

Pat Summit graduated from The University of Tennessee at Martin.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014 – BTHO Alabama

Where did Forest Gump go to school on a scholarship?

“When I say Ala, then you say Bama;

When I say Tusca, then you say Loosa:

When I say Bear, then you say Bryant;

When I say Roll, then you say TIDE!

And then the Alabama faithful proceed to roll by moving up and down by bending at the knees. Think of it as a vertical Aggie sway. Nevertheless, impressive.  So what’s with the elephant? For the 1926 undefeated team, Rosenberger’s Birmingham Trunk Company, Owner J. D. Rosenberger, had a son who was a student at Alabama. Mr. Rosenberger’s company provided the team with ‘’good-luck” luggage to go to the Rose Bowl. Upon arrival in Pasadena, the great sports writer, Grantland Rice, made the comparison of the elephant on the luggage tacks and size of the players.  Another elephant story is from 1930 when fans began to chant “Hold your horses; the elephants are coming.” Whatever.  Alabama actually had an elephant for an extended period of time.  You know those pachyderms live a long time. But the elephant’s name was Alamite. During the 1940s, the homecoming queen would ride the elephant onto the field prior to the game.

If any teams should play on Thanksgiving Day for tradition, it should be Alabama and Texas A&M.  Bear Bryant and Gene Stallings both coached at Texas A&M and Alabama. Stallings was a member of Bryant’s Junction Boys.

The Aggies can play spoiler by giving Alabama its second loss. A&M can right the ship and not let it sink. Aggies never lose their way because we will always have our Rudder.  (Aggie Joke) The prime time game, on the Notre Dame Network, also known as NBC, features the Irish against the Seminoles.  I wonder if the Irish will wear their green jerseys.  So for my friend, RL, so he can puke now:

Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame, Wake up the echoes cheering her name, Send a volley cheer on high, Shake down the thunder from the sky! What though the odds be great or small, Old Notre Dame will win over all, While her loyal sons are marching Onward to victory!

Forrest Gump played for Alabama. BTHO Alabama!

Lent Day Fourteen

Lent Day Fourteen

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – Got your bracket filled out for the men? I did a relatively accurate analysis of the mascots of the schools and organized them into the following categories. Birds, cats, mammals, humanoids, other and last, but not least, “what the hell is a …?” Assuming the Kansas Jayhawk is a bird, there are eleven bird mascot schools, including Stanford Cardinals. So explain to me then why the school with the brightest minds of the universe, past and, present, have a tree wearing sewn together green patches as a mascot. There are ten schools with a cat as a mascot, and 50% of those cats are Wildcats. The cat category includes the BYU Cougars. They are not the BYU Mormons. There are sixteen mascots classified as mammals including four dogs, three bears, two buffalo, a wolf pack and a wolverine, a badger, two horses, a ram and a bovine. OK. It’s a Longhorn, but it is still a bovine. The humanoid category is defined as a human in a mascot costume. There are two colonels, a cavalier, a Spartan and friar. Also, included are a lumberjack, two minutemen and a volunteer. There is an aggie, a Sooner, a cowboy and an Indian. There is Ragin Cajun and a cornhusker and one Orange man. In the Other category, there are two devils. One is a sun devil while the other is a blue one. There are two weather patterns – a hurricane and a cyclone. The last category is the “What the hell is a …?” These mascots include a jasper, a buckeye, a flyer, a crimson, and a tar heel. And the best of category goes to a billiken. I would love to hear some of those cheers. The jasper mascot of Manhattan College comes from Brother Jasper who founded the college. And a billiken is a good luck charm. It really is worth Googling. Oh yeah, there is only one mascot from the reptile family and it is a big gator from Florida. This mascot can pretty much eat the others. So the bracket completion strategy based on which mascot can eat the others may prove equally as sound as the highly researched, statistical analysis and both will achieve the same national champion results.