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Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

“Once upon a time you dressed so fine; You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?”  Your Monday After Saturday College Football Awards begins with the line from that song. Your trivia question is – Who sings it?

It wasn’t exactly cupcake weekend and for the most part it was boring.  Whoever made the TV schedule should have their ass whipped for putting all of the good games at the same time. A second butt whipping is in order for putting the Aggie game at 8:00 PM.

Highest Score Award goes to – The Ohio State University with 66 points scored. Baylor once again comes in second with 63.

The Pirates of East Carolina win The Virginia Tech Resting on its Laurels Award for upsetting the Hokies.

The Gatorade or Saving Willie’s Job Award goes to Florida for finally beating Kentucky in three Overtimes. Kentucky should get an award too.

The Big Aggie Thank You Award goes to South Carolina for defeating UGA and the Georgia Bulldogs and moving the Aggies to number six.

The Dream Come True Award for the Benchwarmer goes to the quarterback for UCLA who stepped in and won the game in the closing minutes.

UCLA also wins the That’s My Boy Award from the Neuheisel Family.

The Aggies win the Not Sharp Looking, but Won Anyway Award.  It is rumored that the Band and Yell Leaders will play the first quarter against SMU next weekend in Dallas – also known as S-M-WHO?

Best Name of the Day goes to the Rice quarterback. Driphus Jackson

And The Kick Your Ass Captain’s Kick-Off Award goes to – The University of Texas for blowing opening kick-off call and thus giving UCLA the ball twice to open the game and the second half.

UCLA means – the University of California at Los Angles. UTLA means the University of Texas Looses Again. So UT – as we continue the lyrics of our trivia song…

“How does it feel? Like a complete unknown; Like a rolling stone.” Or perhaps “like a kickoff stoned.” Of course it is Bob Dylan.  How could you not know that?

Lent Day Twenty – Half Way

Lent Day Twenty – Half Way

Monday, March 23, 2014 – Obviously a bear does crap in the woods. At least a Bruin does in the Piney Woods. Nice run, Lumberjacks. Remember a few years ago, no one had ever heard of Gonzaga or Wichita State when they were Cinderella teams at the Big Dance. Look where they are today. After all, you only played the greatest basketball school west of the Mississippi. This was Stephen F. Austin’s 1st appearance in the NCAA Tournament. It was the 101st NCAA game for UCLA. That tells a lot about the outcome. UCLA produced one of the greatest players of all time. You get extra points if you know what his name is today and extra credit if you know his name when he played at UCLA. Hint: that is a clue! Think! The University of Houston versus UCLA. Astrodome. Elvin Hayes. Larry, of Firebird fame from Lent Day Nine, got to attend. I was jealous. I knew he was getting to see greatest up close. Well as close as one could see with a basketball court on the floor of Astrodome. I feel certain he and I, and maybe a couple of basketball players – Number one – Knew what a UCLA was and number two – The name of their most dominant player. I bet Larry went in his Firebird. Oh well. The Bears of Baylor kept hopes alive for the Big 12, along with Iowa State. And cheers to the women, who always have to pick up the slack. Sic ‘Em Bears and Gig ‘Em Aggies. And congrats to Karen Aston and the Lady Longhorns. I am confident I was the only female in Magnolia High School who knew that a man named Karim Ab-dul Jabaar, formerly known as Lew Alcindor existed. UCLA vs The University of Houston in 1967 is known as The Game of the Century.