Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Well, it’s Tuesday and I’m ready to reminisce on all the great wins for the weekend. Some I called and some I got terribly wrong, but they were all entertaining.
Thursday night 2 blowout games: First the Clemson team we have been waiting for finally showed up. They dominated Georgia Tech in Atlanta at every facet of the game. They look primed for the big time showdown this Saturday with Louisville. The second game Thursday night was another dominating performance. I keep watching the Pats play with all these different quarterbacks and other players hurt and I’m waiting for them to just have one of those games where they don’t show up. It never seems to happen. Bill and the rest of the coaches there just don’t seem to show any of their weaknesses and they seem to expose and capitalize on every weakness of their opponents. It’s just impressive...
The weekend was definitely crazy. The NFL was bizzaro world with favorites falling all over the place (Steelers, Cardinals, Panthers), and teams we never thought would be at the top (Eagles, Vikings, Ravens) staking claim as some of the best in the league.
Along with that, this morning, more news came out that Oklahoma is likely not voting for expansion in the Big 12, which completely goes against the narrative that they were in favor of it to begin with
My guess is that once the bunch down in Texas decided they were in favor of adding another team from their state, a team that beat up on OU in Week 1, the Sooners brass decided they were not in favor of this. As long as it was Memphis and Cincinnati, the administration in Norman knew they could be a leader in the Big 12, but with having to deal with Baylor, Texas Tech, TCU, and Texas already, they didn't want another recruiting disadvantage in that state. Once the state of Texas got behind Houston as a new member, everyone else in the Big 12 decided they're fine with things how they are currently situated, and they'll figure out the next wave of realignment once their TV contacts have expired in 8 years.
Now... on to the Trifecta.
Monday, September 26, 2016
While at the end of my college career (just a shade under a decade) someone once asked me, “don’t you think it’s immature to worship other grown men you don’t even know?” I agreed with this person's concept, and understood where they were coming from, but it had gotten me through life, and I didn’t know any other way.
Most of the guys I know were raised by their fathers. Even if they came from divorced homes, dad was still in the picture. And if not dad, step-dad. This wasn’t the case for me. I was raised by a single mom who worked as hard as she could to support my brother and I, which meant we didn’t see her much. I was mostly raised by my grandfather, but he passed away when I was in 6th grade.