Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Season

Needless to say, I grew up on Texas football. By that I mean the state and all its football traditions and, of course, The University. I gave The University pretty much every Saturday of my life and in exchange they gave me my degree. And a national championship on my birthday a couple of years ago. A pretty good deal.

We like to think in Texas we invented football and if we do say so ourselves, we're pretty darn handy at it.

But then I spent three years living in the South. And watched SEC games every weekend. And I gotta say, in terms of sheer pomp and circumstance, they might just have us beat. At least in all the stuff that goes with football.

Except Arkansas. They still suck. They'll always be our foe going back to the old Southwest Conference. Frikkin' hillbillies and all the "sooo-ey" nonsense. But I digress.

I once went to an Ole Miss game with my old college girlfriend who went to school there and that morning standing in the middle of the Grove I was kinda shocked at all the white table cloths and servants serving fancy-ass foods and drinks. It was a far cry from our tail gates, barbecue and Shiners. Thankfully, the bourbon was the same. And I think I wore a tie. That's what they do. When in Oxford, as they say.

So today while I was sitting here watching the clock tick down to 5:00 when LSU kicks off, I checked ESPN.com and ran across this little gem of an article. As they say, you can smell it.

Enjoy.

Southern Football

It doesn't look much like it here in southern California but this is the beginning of fall.

7 Comments:

Blogger minus five said...

i can't wait for the horns to take the field again. too bad they won't have any good games for a while. i'll be able to go to texas/osu in stillwater and the home game the weekend before. i can't remember who plays. i love college football. people aren't even allowed to call me if the game's on. i only answer calls during timeouts or halftime and only if it's regarding the game.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

You know Mississippi leads the nation in obesity.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Howard said...

That's righ, they do lead the nation in obesity. And Biggy tells me South Carolina leads the nation in low test scores.

However, I fail to see what any of this has to do with sitting for hours on end in front of a television, eating fried and/or high-fat foods, and watching other people be active.

Oh wait.

12:55 PM  
Blogger minus five said...

umm, we only won by 8 points. my dad said we looked like shit. on both offense and defense. sucks.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

I didn't watch it but 21-13 over Arkansas State ain't gonna cut it. We need some work.

2:24 PM  
Blogger biggy said...

Great article. And Go Gators!!!!

8:55 PM  
Blogger minus five said...

i'm fearful of this week's game against tcu. which is pathetic. i hope mack brown and friends were just trying to throw the horned frogs off that first game.

11:38 PM  

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