Apprently, this is the 2nd version of "There's a Spirit" video, with footage from this year added to it. I needed something to post today for the game, so here we go.
Damn, this never gets old. I still get some chills watching it.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
This was weak. Misspoke?
No, you didn't misspeak. You broke down a game that's not being played. You're supposed to be an "expert analyst" and now you are what we've thought all along, a dumbass.
It's not like he mentioned the bowl in passing. He FEATURED it as his "favorite matchup".
Also, the Holiday bowl is being sponsored by Pacific LIFE, not the timezone or the ocean. Please make an attempt to get it right. That is what they pay you for and why we watch you. If we wanted a half-ass attempt to break down a bowl nobody cares about, we would instead watch Trev Alberts break down the Alamo bowl.
I'll be honest, this looks awesome. Another movie to look out for next summer.
Per Michael Bay
"It has been awhile since I've posted. Finished shooting end of Sept., on budget, just came under $300,000. I beat Pearl by a $100,000. I had a great time making this movie, the cast and crew were amazing.
Today I just finished the new teaser for Christmas and I think it's AWESOME! The trailer mixing Guru who does all the big summer movies turned to me and said with a little more ump - it was '****ing awesome'.
I think some of my films have had good teasers but this one is just makes a statement. It's hard edged to show we are not a silly 'toy' movie. We show just hints of robots - and almost none of our epic shots are in this teaser, but the movie just looks big. I had a room full of 20 Tranformers adult geeks, and they all applauded at the end.
It comes out the 22nd - see it in the theater! Let me know what you think.
Per Don Murphy (one of the Producers)
"The TRANSFORMERS trailer comes out December 20th online. I’m not going to hype it. If it doesn’t silence the haters, nothing will. The reality is that this film comes out July 4th, 2007, and the producers and the studio are already talking sequel. We know what we have is an exciting and amazing summer blockbuster.
The Don Murphy Message Board was set up by a fan of mine to discuss my movies. Soon, certainly by the new year, there will be a banner on top of the page advising that Transformers discussion should be moved to www.transformersmovie.com . I mean, you can post whatever you want wherever you want I guess…except there is no point anymore. The film is shot. The first director’s cut comes in next week. ILM is rendering the film. We all think that the film kicks ass. But, no matter what you post, it isn’t changing. All the polls in the world no longer make a difference. It seems to make more sense to discuss the movie on the movie site.
I know that from the beginning of this board, I have done my utmost best to make the fan base as happy as I possibly could. You guys demanded Cullen and despite resistance from some quarters he is in there. I feel Welker will hopefully come in there as well. There were things you wanted that frankly made no sense in a live action movie. And there were things I could not deliver, because I was only one voice among many. I think the board served its purpose and along the way created a community and for that I am most grateful."
Now for some pictures -
The man Optimus Prime (voice by the same actor as the cartoon!)
Barricade (Decepticon police car):
A pretty cool screen shot from the movie. You can see this sequence in the trailer above.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
A quick description of the movie.
Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, set in the midst of the Persian-Greco war during the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where Spartan king Leonidas led his army of 300 soldiers into battle against the invading Persian army. According to legend, their valor and sacrifice inspired all of Greece to unite against their Persian foe, leading to the origins of democracy.
Download High Quality Versions Here if your computer can handle it.
300 in 480p
300 in 720p
300 in 1080p
Holy crap that looks Legen.....wait for it....Dairy. (Yea, that's already getting old). Very excited for this one. Next year is shaping up to be a pretty sweet year in movies.
Monday, December 11, 2006
All thanks to this message board I found today.
Probably NOT SAFE FOR WORK!
Here are some notable comments from the thread I just linked to.
Yesterday at work I was dealing with this really arrogant, over-the-top touchy/feely as-hole....
He actually wanted a few dances. Ok, at least I'll make some cash for putting up with this guy...
So for whatever reason, I had REALLY bad gas! They type you can't hold back, etc. I figured, eh, the music is loud enough, what the hell! It was great. I probably farted on this guy three times. Not loud so he could hear, but enough to where I could tell what was going on.
I honestly feel bad for his pants! *hehe, go ahead, try grabbing my boob again *ph-ffffffff-----bbbtt!**
Nice. Now to get away with that, the stripper better be hot as hell. Sadly, after looking through the forum, I don't think that was the case. The guy was probably just a giant douche.
Check out this next comment.
Bwahahaha we don't have lapdances here, but I've been known to go over where guys are sitting on the tiprail and fart when they're being assholes. My fav is a girl I work with though, she walks over to where the guys are, farts, and then goes to the other side of the stage for a minute and dances...then comes back and exclaims loudly "OMG what is that SMELL???"
Wow. What a mega mega biatch. Pretty funny though, if you're watching from a distance.
Here's the gem from the entire thread. I don't think I could stop laughing if this one ever happened in front of me.
Yenk got it! haha we have been calling that crop-dusting at our clubs forever now. I seriously wish I could fart more and the only thing funnier than walking past tables with heads at "ass" level is that you guys get to do it right in their laps. I'm jealous
I do remember the story that the housemom Babs @ Cheetah tells tho, you have to be careful ladies. When she was Mom at Gold Club a girl was dancing on top of a table full of guys when she accidentally dropped a milk-dud right in the middle of the table. She told Babs (between tears and sobs) that she thought she only had to fart, she was seriously distraught over it poor thing
As Borat would say....Niiiice.
I think I may have found my New Years Resolution.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
A quote from his senate confirmation hearings today:
MR. GATES: Senator Kennedy, the -- 12 graduates of Texas A and M have been killed in Iraq. I would run in the morning with some of those kids. I'd have lunch with them. They'd share with me their aspirations and their hopes. And I'd hand them their degree, I'd attend their commissioning, and then, I would get word of their death. So this all comes down to being very personal for all of us.
The statistics -- 2,889 killed in Iraq as of yesterday morning. That's a big number, but every single one of them represents not only an individual tragedy for a soldier whose been killed, but for their entire family and their friends, and I see this.
Somebody asked me about the pressures of this hearing and I said, the pressures of the hearing are nothing compared to the pressures I got from a woman who came over to me at the hotel while I was having dinner the other night, seated by myself, and she asked if I was Mr. Gates, and I said yes. She congratulated me on my nomination and she said, "I have two sons in Iraq. For God's sake, bring them home safe. And we'll be praying for you."
Now that's real pressure.
Senator, I am not giving up the presidency of Texas A and M, the job that I've probably enjoyed more than any that I've ever had, making considerable personal financial sacrifice, and, frankly, going through this process, to come back to Washington to be a bump on a log, and not to say exactly what I think, and to speak candidly, and, frankly, boldly, to people at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue about what I believe and what I think needs to be done.
I intend to listen closely to people. I intend to draw my own conclusions. And I'll make my recommendations. But I can assure you that I don't owe anybody anything. And I've come back here to do the best I can for the men and women in uniform, and for the country, in terms of these difficult problems that we face.
Well I use the term televised loosely, as I didn't get to see the 1st half. It seems that FSW had to show the Mavs game until it ended, which meant we missed the entire 1st half. Oh well, Dave and Dave isn't to bad to listen to during basketball season. At least this Saturday's UCLA game will be televised on CBS in its entirety.
For a while there, it seemed that Dwayne Wade was playing for LSU. Anytime Davis touched the ball, they called a foul on A&M. It was quite impressive that they protect him that much, considering he's the biggest guy on the court. It's really anyong (yes, that's intentional as it's an Arrested Development joke) because he got the same treatment last year in the NCAA tournament.
I won't put all the blame on refs though. We didn't shoot the ball very well. I wasn't a fan of the gameplan either. Joseph Jones needs to stop getting into early foul trouble. That just ruined his night, and he couldn't really perform as well as he usually does. That's killer. Acie didn't have his usual game either. Hopefully, they'll both bounce back this weekend.
Now, as for the Cookie Monster.
Thanks goes to the posters at Texags: Aggie Basketball Forum for this picture. Apparently, they found the interview with Davis as hilarious as I did. "Cookies...man I love cookies. To me they're amazing! I can't even describe...cookies!" I swear that was hilarious. If I find it on You Tube, I'll put it up.
One last note, it was real classy to hear LSU fans chant "Aggies Suck" and have it be clearly audible on tv. I would complain about the "overrated" chant they started, but it was actually kinda nice to hear that about Aggie Basketball.
Anyways, I hope we get another chance to play these chumps. I really think we can take them.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Does it really matter which one is "better"?
When I was deciding early on whether or not to get a standalone player (which I did, and I'm very happy about), I got to thinking hard about it. My biggest fear had nothing to do with buying a player - because let's face it, you have to replace those after a few years anyway - but rather with amassing a huge media collection that I couldn't play on anything. I didn't want to have a box full of betamax tapes, if you know what I mean.
But then I thought about it, and decided that even if HD-DVD failed, and studios decided to not produce any new material on HD-DVD discs, there would likely be dual-format players available in the future...or at the very least HD-DVD drives for PC's. And as far as media goes, I find it hard to believe that the home-theater presentations of previously released titles could get any better than 1080p video with lossless audio. If Blu-Ray failed, I could still, at the very least, play back my Blu-Ray discs on my PS3/PS4/PS5 - given Sony's great track record with backward compatibility in their game systems. I also truly believe (and yes, I know that statements have been made to the contrary) that dual format players will be a reality in the future - and then it doesn't matter. If a title comes out in both formats, you read some reviews, and just get the disc (be it HD-DVD or Blu-Ray) that seems to be the best. If one of the formats dies on the vine, then you can still play back all the titles that you've already purchased.
I still don't own a Blu-Ray player, but only because the price is still to high for me, and I can't get my hands on a PS3 - not because I feel that it's somehow inferior to HD-DVD, despite the best efforts of the HD-DVD fanboys to convince me. (I consider myself an HD fanboy - I don't care what flavor it comes in.)
Finally, if you're unsure about whether HD-DVD is all that great, just join Netflix and get all your material from them, rather than buying it. If you're not convinced (and it's doubtful that you won't be), you could probably eBay that HD-DVD drive of yours for very little loss.
Oh, and for the love of all that's holy, don't go to AVS or HTF looking for advice on this topic. You positively must remain objective, and it's awfully hard to find objectivity on those boards.
He's damn near got me convinced. Anyways, as it stands now, it's still on my shelf unopened. I've just about convinced myself to keep it and open it on Friday as a (or should I say another) Birthday Present to myself. Let's see how long having only 1 movie lasts me.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Jay-Z - Kingdom Come
Snoop Dogg - Blue Carpet Treatment
Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
Monday, November 27, 2006
Anybody know what time it is? Oh yea, it's 6:48.
Looks like it's going to be 12 to 7 for a long time in Aggieland.
How 'bout a few more, cause it's fun.
For the 'sip excuses.
ESPN Front Page
SCOREBOARD...one more time
Too bad this site doesn't let me post gifs.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
I'll be damned if this isn't one of the most addicting games I've played in a while. I woke up Sunday (because I went to bed early on Saturday from being wiped out) and instead of going to get a Nintendo Wii, I booted this game up. It only took a few minutes of gameplay before I was instantly hooked. Played it most of the day, only stopping to go get my grocceries, eat dinner, watch the Cowboys win and a few other shows. It's amazing how only a few minutes of game time turn into a few hours real time.
Wanna know what the sad part is? I've been thinking about this game all day at work. I've been looking through some message boards for tips. I've been trying to think of what I wanted to work on when I get home tonight. Get rid of the Whirms? What about the Tafflys? How come my Sparrowmints keep getting into fights?
Damn, I need to get back into my Gears of War headstomp this cuteness outta me.
It's time for Dennis Franchione to fulfill his advertised promise.
After nearly four years of laying a foundation now sprawling enough to accommodate four Kyle Fields, it's time for the Texas A&M football coach to build something special on more than paper.
Like on the scoreboard, for instance.
Franchione needs to produce a cornerstone victory.
If he can't win this week in Austin, falling to 2-11 in November, 4-17 against Top 25 teams, 1-14 against Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas Tech and archrival Texas, it will be time to work up another blueprint for the future.
Simply, because this high-priced architect is running out of time.
Franchione, hired at great cost to rebuild respect, comes into this week's annual showdown spearheading an Aggies program that under his watch is no longer viewed as a Thanksgiving main course for the ascendant Longhorns.
Instead, A&M has become dessert.
It's a bitter development for a fan base feeling whipped around these days like debris on Highway 6. The football operation has become more teasing than pleasing, sending hopes rising and falling in maddening arcs.
Franchione felt the impact of it over the past two weeks as the Aggies suffered excruciating one-point losses to Oklahoma and Nebraska, leaving question marks planted in the aftermath like cleat marks all over the turf. Then, the harsh reviews of his sideline management hit harder and faster than any day-after headline.
The partisan crowds of 80,000 plus, an ocean of maroon surrounding him, poured down waves of boos.
The significance of that? Aggies don't boo Aggies, a tradition almost as dear as Reveille and The Dixie Chicken.
Even in the worst days of Gene Stallings, Tom Wilson and even Hank Foldberg, any jeer that tumbled from the stands was usually shushed by an A&M populace that embraced a belief of loyalty to the school above all else.
Today, however, the 12th Man, whether on site at Kyle or on edge from afar, is demanding more, and with good reason.
This month has offered more painful doses of close but no cigar, and doubtless even the big cigars in the school's sparkling suites felt the discontent rattling the panes, if not their guts.
The most recent setback, a wrenching 28-27 loss to the Cornhuskers, closed with an infuriating five-minute span that included a blocked field goal, an inability to run out the final 2:30 on the clock and the surrender of a decisive 11-play, 75-yard drive helped along by a brainless penalty.
A week after Franchione's spiritless play-calling in the clutch against Oklahoma, Aggieland endured a game plan that had the offense, with time bleeding away, send freshman Michael Goodson on a sweep that sent him out of bounds, stopping the clock.
Looking on was the Aggies' bull of a running back, Jorvorskie Lane, a proven playmaker relegated to only six carries for 13 yards. A wide-body force not so long ago, he's been mysteriously downsized so quickly these days that it's fair to wonder who will next call his number, Les Koenning or Jenny Craig.
Whatever the reason, the last time Nebraska coach Bill Callahan received a gift like that, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis was handing him a handsome check to leave the West Coast.
Moments later, Callahan and Co. left Kyle Field with an unlikely Big 12 North championship.
Franchione, in what had been projected as a defining season, was left with a defining message ringing in his ears.
If A&M wanted to invest more than $2 million a year for moral victories, it might do better to expand the campus' All-Faith Chapel.
That, unless something unexpected happens this week in Austin, would at least be something to build on.
Sums it up perfectly. I know Byrne is on a 6 year plan, but this is getting rediculous, especially with the outrageous ticket prices.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Probably my favorite new artist of last year, I loved "Get Lifted" the first time I heard it. "I Can Change" is the most often played song on my music collection (of course, this is all since I started using an Ipod and Itunes). I was eagerly anticipating John Legend's newest album, and I say it doesn't disappoint. While I think "Get Lifted" had more of an R&B flavor (or in this case, shouldn't I say flava), Once Again seems to lean to more towards the soul genre. I talked about "Save Room" back when it was released as a single. While still great, I think PDA has become my favorite song of the album. The tune was stuck in my head for weeks and it seems to have found it's way to my MySpace (there's got to be a better way to stay that). Stereo is also another personal favorite with a very infectious chorus (damn that sounds like a medical problem).
Audioslave - Revelations
Audioslave is probably the most consistent, and arguably the best band out there right now. The past 2 cd's were great and you could easily listen to them all the way through. I'm sure by now you've heard "Original Fire". While it's a great single, "Like a Stone" from the first album is still my favorite by the band (there's an interesting story that goes along with Like a Stone, that I'll save for another time). Anyway, the entire cd is pretty damn good. This time, the bad goes a little more soulful, instead of straight rock. It's a nice change a pace, without deviating too much. Tom Morello's solos have also been toned down, and blend into the song alot better than before. A worthy cd to pickup, even at full price.
Up next....I've been listening to the new acoustic album from the Foo Fighters, "Skin and Bones", as well as Lupe Fiasco's "Food & Liquor". I also plan to get The Game's "Doctor's Advocate this week as well."
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
*This is a re-post of a thread I posted earlier this afternoon on the Aggies Only board*
What I've done is go back through the years 1999-2002. These are the years that show what direction the program was taking when Fran got here. I also looked at recruiting during those years.
From 1999 through 2002, we went 29-19. That’s a 60% winning percentage. Not great, but not terrible. Sometime people look at this and think we weren’t so bad off. So I went deeper than that. I looked at the teams that were beaten during those years, whether we actually got any quality wins, and how we performed in the losses.
Record: 8-4. Not a bad record, but not what everyone had hoped for after the championship.
We beat 3 teams that had winning records - La Tech, Southern Miss, and t.u. Some might consider La Tech and So Miss to be inferior competition, which is true, although they did have pretty good teams at the time. Some might also put an asterisk beside tu, because that was the bonfire game. Take out those three teams, and the other 5 teams we beat combined for 17 wins. The best record of any of those other 5 was 5-6. The 8 teams we beat went a combined 43-50 (again, 26 of those wins were by 3 teams). The 4 teams we lost to were a combined 35-14. In our losses we were outscored 133-25. We lost to ou 51-6, nebraska 37-0, and Penn St. 24-0. We were never even in the game with the three best teams on the schedule. Never even had a chance. The only big win was over texas.
The running game totaled under 100 yards 3 times that season. One time we rushed for 2 yards in a game on 37 carries. We averaged 3.4 yds/rush over the season. We averaged 145 yds/game, and had 19 rushing TDs.
Record vs. opponents with winning record: 3-4
An 8-4 record masked some problems.
Record: 7-5. Another step down. We did beat 4 teams with winning records - UTEP, TTU, ISU, KSU. Out of those teams, one was a 7-6 TTU team, and the other was an 8-4 UTEP team. The 7 teams we beat went a combined 41-43. The 5 teams we lost to exceeded the win total of the 7 we beat by going 42-23. Big loss: 26-19 over a CU team that finished 3-8. The big wins were TTU, and they were an average team, and a win over a good KSU team that went 11-3. In retrospect, the only win which can truly be considered big was KSU. Big losses to ND (by 2 TD), a poor CU team, and texas.
4 times that season we had rushing totals less than 100 yards. One other game the total was 103. Over the course of the season we averaged 3.8 yds/rush. The longest run that year was 38 yards (how many has Goodson had over 38? And McGee for that matter?). We averaged 146 yds/game, and had 26 rushing TDs.
Record vs. opponents with winning record: 3-5
Record: 8-4. Seemingly a step back in the right direction. However, looking back, there was probably never a clearer instance of a team being much worse than its record indicated.The problem was, we beat only 2 teams with winning records, and one of those was I-AA McNeese State (8-4). They had the best record of all the teams we beat, followed by Iowa State at 7-5. The 8 teams we beat went a combined 43-49, while the 4 teams that beat us nearly equaled that same number of wins by going 39-12. There were no big wins. What seemed like big wins at the time were, in retrospect, not. Those would be a win over a Notre Dame team at Kyle Field that finished the season 5-6, and a win over a KSU team that finished the season 6-6. We were outscored in our 4 losses 95-38, which comes to about 2 TD losses for each game.
Record vs. opponents with winning record: 2-4
4 times we failed to rush for over 100 yards. We averaged 3.2 yds/carry for the season. We averaged 114/game, and had 14 rushing TDs.
Signs of trouble: close with McNeese (losing 16-10 at halftime, and losing 24-10 in the third quarter), Wyoming score 28-20 (was 21-20 until we scored with 2:35 left in the game), Baylor score 16-10, with baylor throwing into the endzone at the end of the game trying for the win.
Record: 6-6. Had we been paying attention, the record should have surprised no one. Our descent, coupled with ou, tu, and ttu getting better should have warned us. Instead, it was like a punch in the stomach. We beat 2 teams with winning records - Pitt and ou. I’m not trying to take anything away from the ou win, but the reality is a freshman came in and took over the game. We play that thing 10 times, and we’ll lose at least 8 of them. The teams we beat went a combined 33-42. Excluding ou, those teams went 21-40. The best record of the other 4 wins was a 4-8 La Tech team. The teams that beat us went 50-30. Big losses: a 7-7 nebraska team, and a 5-7 missouri team.
Record vs. opponents with winning record: 2-5.
We averaged 3.4 yards/rush over the season, 118 yds/game, and had 18 rushing TDs. Longest rush of the season was 35 yards.
In all honesty, we should have been no better than 5-7 this year.
We played 48 games, and had 3 big wins: tu in ‘99, KSU in 2000, and ou in ‘02. From ‘99 to ‘02, we were 1-3 against tu, ttu, and ou, or a combined 3-9.
Our inability to run the ball was staggering.
This shows the rushing comparisons for the last several years:
games w/ games
Year avg/rush avg/game TDs over 200yds w/ less
1999 3.4 145 19 3 3
2000 3.8 146 26 2 4
2001 3.2 114 14 0 4
2002 3.4 118 18 1 5
2003 4.4 177 22 4 1
2004 4.6 167 24 2 2
2005 5.7 234 24 8 1
2006 5.1 207 30 6 0
Now a quick look at building the team: recruiting.
I again started with ‘99, because if they had redshirted, those players would have been redshirt seniors Fran’s first year.
The best players were gone after 2002. Sammy Davis, Ty Warren, Terrence Kiel ,Taylor Whitley.
14 of the recruits were non-contributors, and you could make it 15 because Jared Morris got hurt.
DL - Shannon Mitchell, Brian West
LB - Jason LeDoux, Damien West, Toron Wooldridge
DB - Ellison Collins, Everett Smith, Reggie Waddell
QB - Colby Freeman
RB - Richard Whitaker, Maurice Harris, Oschlor Fleming
OL- James Milkavich, John Kirk, Britt Lively
TE - Teshumbrae Brown, Fred Spiller
That’s 17 of our signees that never contributed as 5th year seniors. Only 8 even made to their 5th year, and those 8 weren’t contributors. Another, Jared Morris, didn’t really because he got hurt.
21 signees. 7 never even earned a letter. 5th year seniors were Keith Joseph, Jonte Buhl, Marcus Jasmin, Kevin Mangum (non-contributor), and Keelan Jackson (injured),
FB - Mathus Gill
TE - Joey “I wish I could sign 20" Perot
DB - Adam Black, Dawon Gentry, Mike Pinesette, Kevin Mangum,
LB - LeBrandon Sheppard, Brian Thompson, Ricky Cardoza
DL - Eddie Brown
WR - Eric Crutchfield
K - Chris Sims
We netted zero linebackers, 1 DL, and 1 DB out of this class. 12 of the 21 were non-contributors. Total letters earned by this class - 38. By comparison, texas and tceh’s classes this year earned each earned 55 letters.
23 signees. 10 were non-contributors. 7 never lettered.
WR- John Roberson
OL - Quinten Holman, Cole Smith
DL - Donny Stringer, Lawrence Hooper, Thomas Carriger (moved to TE)
LB - John Boutte, Brandon Johnson, Randall Webb
DB - Jarvis Mays
We got nothing from the DL class, because Stringer and Hooper never contributed, and Carriger was moved. Nothing from the LB class because Boutte and Johnson never contributed, and Webb was kicked off the team.
23 signees. 8 non-contributors.
WR - Nick Rhodes
TE - Patrick Fleming
OL - Brandon Flanagan
DL - Dennis Ellis, Brandon Fails, Ju Parks, Brian Patrick
LB - Kelvin “watch out for the” Flood, Andy Matakis
So 35 of about 90 players over the course of those 4 recruiting classes either never made it to campus, never played, or played so little that their contribution is minimal. More than 1/3 of players never helped the team at all. 35 PLAYERS IS CLOSE TO THE EQUIVALENT OF 2 RECRUITING CLASSES THAT WE GOT NOTHING FROM.
Dave Campbell’s 5 year rank of the recruiting classes has A&M’s class as follows:
1999: #5 in the state, behind texas, ttu, tcu, and unt.
2000: #6 in the state, behind the same 5 plus rice
2001: #5 in the state, behind the same 5 as 1999.
Our classes were typically highly ranked when we got them, but then fell way short once they were evaluated on number of letters earned, number of starting seasons, number of all conference players, number of all-americans, etc.
This team was on a downward trend since 1998. Wins were coming against weak competition. Decent records masked big problems. Then, ou, tu, and ttu all hired new coaches, who began upgrading their teams. That’s not to mention some new coaches in the north division who began upgrading some truly bad teams. So distance was quickly put between where we were, and we wanted to be. It was like 2 cars pulling away from each other at 60 mph. It might not have been so bad if just the other teams were improving, but we were going to other way.
Fran stepped into a bad team in 2003. A team that the prior year had gone 6-6, even with 3 players taken in the first 2 rounds of the NFL draft. He was left extremely short on talent. The 4-8 season of 2003 was coming no matter who the coach was.
People like to say we weren't a bad team, we hadn't had a losing season in however many years. But the fact is, this team was in bad shape. It was clear on the field when you look past records, and the recruiting was horrendous.
We had a weak team with no playmakers.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
My new 2006 4Runner. V8 4WD, leather interior..argh argh argh! I'm also having one of those spoilers put on the back like some of the rest of the 4Runner's have. That should be done soon.
I was sad to see my Yukon go, but man alive after 168K miles, I wasn't sure how much longer she would last, so last Friday, I traded it in for this beauty. While I didn't really enjoy the purchasing process, I love actually having a new car and driving it. Great ride down to College Station last weekend for the OU game (Fran, why do you make it soo hard for me to like you?).
Hell Fucking Yea! I'm even leaving work early to pick this bad boy up. It was hard, seeing my friends list yesterday and about half of them already had the game. I should be playing the hell outta this one tonight, with only a small break for LOST, and maybe OTH. See you online!
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Don't know much about this movie/play, but I think this is a very cool poster.
|The guys from EepyBird are back, with 251 bottles of Diet Coke and over 1,500 Mentos mints. In Experiment #137, they did a mint-powered version of the Bellagio fountains. This time, it's one giant Coke & Mentos chain reaction that has to be seen to be believed.|
* Probably the coolest Diet Coke/Mentos video I've seen.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
- My name is Borat. I like you. I like sex. It's niiice.
- .....and *assholes* Uzbekistan
- This a Urkin, the town rapist. Naughty naughty!
- ...a town mechanic and abortionist.
- My neighbor is a pain in my assholes. I get window, he get window. I get step, he must get step. I get clock radio...he cannot afford. Great success!
Hilarious. This movie should be greatness. Now I need to get my friends to see it.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
|Video highlights for the 2006 Baylor game from Aggiesports.com. Texas A&M won the game 31-21 in Waco.|
Check out the speed of Mike Goodson. Damn that boy is fast. Earlier in the year, I told you he's getting close to breaking one. There it is. He puts the nail in the Baylor Coffin. Telocity, or Money Bennett, or whatever you want to call him, had a breakout game. He also had a long run for a touchdown after a short catch.
Here's a little something I shamelessly stole from TexAgs Rivalries forum poster txsportsagent.
I have a message for our beloved baptists in Waco. I would appreciate it if someone who goes to their site would link up and send them a message for me.
I want to tell them that I admire them. I admire the fact that they are better fans than we are. I admire them because they've been through so much these past years.
Chuck Reedy, Dave Roberts, Kevin Steele and now Guy Morriss.
Why can't we get better coaches here, they ask? Why can't we get better recruits here? We pray, we pay, we cheer, we wear green, we travel back to Waco now and then, we fly our little flags with our little foam fingers. We care. We want to win.
I want them to read this while the lingering defeat still stings in their loins. I have the answer to these questions. You can read my response and then go have a better life with the satisfaction of having this knowledge.
The reason you can't have better coaches and better recruits is simple.
You're not the Aggies or the Whorns. You're not even close. You can't even compete with Tard. TCU? Forget it. I know you're all passionate.
But you're Baylor.
I know you think I'm just running smack, but really I'm not.
You're getting it.
I'm Baylor. I beat A&M one year out of 20+. Not much better against the other Texas schools. I'm not going to get any better. Really. I'm not. I'm Baylor.
I'm that kid that nobody picked to be on their team. But at that Fall Festival that year, I paid my $10 and dunked the captain of the football team in that dunking booth when he laughed at me for throwing like a girl. And it felt good.
I got voted Most Likely to Succeed from the brass section of the band, and I made them proud by being accepted into a school lower ranked than the other Texas schools. But I paid more than the other kids did.
I went to school in the worst city in this great state. They had to put a school here because otherwise, we'd all have to be Temple College fans.
Notice how I didn't mention Koresh or people who died in your city. You shouldn't mention people who died in my bonfire. Ever again. Because these people are our brothers and sisters, and our pain for them is real.
But you won't do that anymore because now you know who you are.
You're not getting any better.
You'll never be worth mentioning on ESPN except when you take your annual asskicking by your fellow Texas schools you piggybacked into this great conference (our most sincere apologies to TCU).
And you'll be watching your daddies during the bowl season.
Decorate your trees and trim them with the green and gold. Spend Christmas with nighttime dreams of candy canes, Jolly St. Nick and an upset at Kyle or against Texas next year.
And then wake up. Take a whizz. Comb your hair. Kiss your kids.
And then remember what I told you.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
"Let me go ahead and share alittle something special with you that I like to call Perry's perspective: One, if someone is standing in front of me in line at the coffee shop and can't decide what they want in the half hour it took to get to the register then I should be allowed to kill them; Two, I am fairly sure that if they took porn off the internet, there would only be one website left and it would be called bring back the porn; Three, and most importantly of all, the only way to be respected as a doctor and a man is to be an island, you are born alone, you damn sure die alone. Isn't that right Spike? The point is, and you might want to jot this down, only the weak need help"
Ha! As usual, there's a You Tube video of this rant. Here's the link until I can embed.
"But Thomas, why the random Scrubs Post? "
Scrubs returns to NBC on November 30. That's a Thursday!
NBC is bringing back the 2 hour comedy block going with My Name is Earl, The Office, Scrubs and 30 Rock. Pretty solid comedy block if you ask me.
I know I do this. When I go to a public restroom, and it doesn't matter if I stand or sit. I always end up reading what people have written. Sometimes, I stay longer than necessary just to read it all. Most of the time, the writing isn't very good. You get the usual "Call this number for a good time". "You mom...blah blah blah." " F You, suck this"...whatever. Occasionally, you get some gems that make you laugh.
If you need some laughs, take a few minutes and read through the site.
- Those who write on bathroom walls
Roll their sheit in little balls
Those who read these words of wit
Eath those little balls of chit.
- Why are you staring at the wall.... the joke is in your hand
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
LINKY - FUCK YEA!
Suicide terrorist attacks in American cities, similar to how they do it in the Middle East? Wayne Palmer as President? Jack having to sacrifice himself in order to stop the attacks? Yea right! Don't see that happening.
I can't fucking wait! January can't come soon enough.
Here's a little info from the website in regards to the location of the camera.
Nkorho Pan is a natural water hole in the prestigious Sabi Sands Private Game
Reserve, in South Africa. Nkorho pan is named after Nkorho bush Lodge which gets it name from the
Shangaan derivative for the call of the yellow-billed hornbill, a common and
unusual looking bird from this area.
Pretty cool. I've got jungle sounds in my office right now. As soon as I hear anything else, I'll tab back over to it.
Monday, October 23, 2006
- "There's the snap thie kick is up...........AND IT'S BLOCKED!!!!! AGGIES WIN!!!!!"
Above, Red Bryant blocks the extra point in overtime to give the Aggies the win, 34-33 in OT.
Here's a highlight reel of the game. (I'll embed the link from Yout Tube later). See the clip and note the 1 handed catch by the JTRAIN. That's a huge play on 4th and 19, in the 4th quarter, with less than 3 minutes left. We don't get that 1st down, the game is essentially over.
Here's a few more You Tube videos:The Legion of Doom CEO, Martellus Bennett scores a TD, his first of the year.
Here's the game tying touchdown, with :03 left in the game.
Now I know I'm not the only person complaining about Dave South, our play by play announcer for all Texas A&M games. The man, while his suppored is appreciated, has to go. Seriously. He has no idea what's going on. Here are some common quotes heard during his broadcast.
- "INT by Gorrer.....touchback will give the Aggies the ball at the 30." (The 30?!?!?)
- "McGee play action, Goodson caught for a 4 yard loss." (I guess everytime it's a option where we don't give it to the dive man, it's a playaction?)
- "Aggies snap the ball at the 15, line of scrimmage is the 10."
- "and he's a half yard short of 2nd down."
- "He's at the 50..45..40..35..30.25..20.15..10..5..Touchback..Touchdown."
That's just a sample of the goodness that is Dave South. I swear I had a heart attack each time we would kick an extra point.
- "Here's the snap. The hold. The kick is up, and it is ...(wait for it)...(keep waiting for it)....(seriously, keep waiting)...... good."
There is no need to drag it out like that. None. Check out Texags for the past few days, and you'll see I'm not alone. We all love his enthusiasm for the Ags, but Good Lord, help us out some will ya?
Anyway, Baylor is up this week, and I'm really going to try and make the this game. It seems Baylor is taking it's cue from the tcehtards in terms of class. This is one of the posts from Baylorfans. Un-be-fucking-lievable:
God I hope we come out and just run all overthem. I've never really hated Baylor, hell I barely give them a second thought. Shit like that post, does piss me off.
Originally Posted by seth99992 things:
--throwing a bunch of numbers at me won't
make anyone more right
----and if an aggie is anywhere on this thread arguing
that their backs are somehow better than cornish, then that's just downight
stupid.....their backs are probably a little better than our backs (and not by
much) but to say they are better than cornish. there's a reason a&m is full
of dumbasses. or maybe there is no reason.
I don't think that school realizes how much people actually hate them. I mean, if i was in the military and we were in Iraq or somewhere, I'd probably open up friendly fire on an aggie in the trenches, because i'm sure he'd be doing something stupid to deserve being shot.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Here's the transcript of the ABC Nightline interview with LOST producers, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. Creator J.J. Abrams is also in the interview. It's a great read and I highly recommend it.
Also, if you want more information on LOST, check out the podcast that the producers Carlton and Damon put out each week. The podcast is usally released pretty quickly after the episode airs. It's an entertaing 30 minutes, where the producers have fun with the viewers (or should I say listeners)are a bit sarcastic but they are also pretty informative and help clear up some confusion that may have occured in the episde. They don't give away any spoilers though.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
(I'll embed the video when I get home. For some reason I can't copy the embed link in Explorer)
Edit: There we go
Lamar Thomas is a former Miami reciever and is currently a color analyst. When I say currently, I'm talking about at the time of the game. Based on his comments, starting about halfway through the video, he's a former color analyst. Pretty funny actually. He talks pretty big.
The bench-clearing brawl resulted in 31 suspensions between the two schools.
The result of the brawl?
- Thomas is fired.
- Coker is safe for now. (I personally expect changes at the end of the season)
- 12 Miami players suspended for 1 game.
- Sophomore safety Anthony Reddick (Miami) was suspended indefinitely (He's the one you see swinging his helmet)
- The ACC and Miami (4-2) suspended Reddick, Carlos Armour, Chris Barney, James Bryant, Tyrone Byrd, DajLeon Farr, Ryan Hill, Bruce Johnson, Charlie Jones, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Monroe, Derrick Morse and Randy Phillips.
- Chris Smith and Marshall McDuffie Jr., (FIU) dismissed, but remain on scholarship.
- 16 FIU players placed on probation indefinetly.
- Sun Belt Conference and FIU (0-7) suspended Michael Alls, Scott Bryant, Roland Clark, Michael Dominquez, John Ellis, Cory Fleming, Reginald Jones, Robert Mitchell, Quintin Newman, Luis Pena, Jarvis Penerton, Julian Reams, Lionell Singleton, Samuel Smith, Mannie Wellington and Chandler Williams.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Started the day with Red Eye. A Wes Craven movie featuring Rachel McAdams (yummy) and Cillian Murphy (damn he looks E-vil). Decent movie, nothing great though. Not real scary or anything, like I would expect out of Wes Craven. Murphy was pretty creepy looking. He plays a good bad guy. (I also liked him in Batman Begins).
The second movie in my double header was The Chronicles of Narnia :The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. I've been wanting to watch this one forever, and I finally got to it. After numerous recordings and deletings to make room on my DVR, I finally had the space on the hard drive and the time to watch it. I would of bought the dvd blind, but I never saw it dip below 30 bucks.
Anyway, I really thought this was a well done movie. It was a bit long in time, but you know what, I would of watched a longer version. I really enjoyed it and am glad to hear it did well at the box office. That means they are making more movies out of the Narnia series. I did think the movie, while long, spent too much time getting into Narnia. Once they were in Narnia, the movie felt too short. I understand that they had to set up the movie, and in essence, the series. Still, a minor complaint.
I liked that they basically had no name actors in it (or at least one's I didn't recognize) other than the Witch, and even then it wasn't who I thought it was. I think that's a good idea that you're not pointing out actors in movies, it takes away from the movie.
Also, I thought Aslan looked Fantastic. They did an outstanding job on him. I'm not sure who did the digital work, but it was a quality job, which leads me to believe it was Wingnut. I probably won't buy this one on DVD unless I see it cheap, but I'll probably pick it up when I make the jump to HD-DVD or Blu Ray.
Now this was a way to start the game. Well sort of. This play (2nd of the game) could of been a disaster, but the hustle play of Jordan Peterson (Freshman by the way) saved the day. It was a heads up play by him and I think this may be the play of the year. The kid will be a good one. Scratch that, he's going to be a great one. Mizzou scores on this, the game goes their way. As it is, I think this set the tempo for us.
Obviously a photoshop (although he did complete a 12 yd pass to himself this game), but many Aggie faithful feel the same way. If we can eat the clock like we did this past weekend, and give them a healthy dose of the JTRAIN, we've got a good chance to win every single ball game. We could also just as easily lose every game. We were 26 seconds away from being 7-0. We're also about 2 minutes away from being 4-3. It can go either way just as easily, but now I feel pretty confident with #7 leading us. He's a gamer, and he's learning how to win. The future looks bright with reshirt sophomore McGee leading the way.
Tech got beat down by CU, which makes our loss to them even more frustrating. They've lost 2 in a row since their "Superbowl" win against us. Andrian Peterson is gone for the year with a broken collar bone. That gives us an even better chance against ou. The cubbiesput up 31 on the whorns, which begs the question: Is the tu defense that suspect, or is bu actually that good?
Oh, and I saw the highlights of the brawl between Miami and FIU. I think Coker has completely lost that team and he needs to suspend a whole lot of people on tha tteam. That was disgraceful.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Let's see, what did I consume:
STATE FAIR OF TEXAS
- 4 Fina Station (on Industrial) Al Pastor Tacos
- 1 Jalapenio and Cheese Corny Dog
- 1 Beer
- 1 Beer (C)
- Fried Oreos (C)
- Fried Pralines (which are excellent, by the way)(C)
- 1 Corn on the Cob
- 1 Funnel Cake (C)
- 1 Fresh Twisted Pretzel (C)
- 1 Water Bottle
- 1 Spiral Chips (C)
- 1 Turkey Leg (the best and biggest leg I've ever seen)(C)
- Fried Coke (C)
- Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly with Banana (C)
"But Thomas, what's with all the community food?". It's the only way we could try everything we wanted to. Way to much food as it was.
We finished the day off at the Ferris Wheel. The people I was with, had never ridden one, so we went. We had just enough tickets too.
Later on, I might be able to add some pictures. Depends if they get put up on facebook by the person that took them. (Like how I was ambigous on that one, huh?)
So after a few hours of digesting on the couch, we (there was 4 of us going) finish the day off the only way we know how.
- 50 Daytona Wings
- 20 Buffalo Shrimp
- 1 order Carrott Sticks
- 1 order Celery Sticks
- 2 Orders of Fries
- 2 Pitchers of Beer.
Bleh. I couldn't eat breakfast the next morning. It wasn't until well passed lunch time the next day that I was hungry. Of course, I had to top it off right.
Regular on Cayenne
- Monterray Cheese
- Grilled Veggies
- Roasted Garlic
- Lime Juice and Hot Sauce
Whew baby that was good. Satisfaction.
I ask that you pray for me that I get into heaven, despite the gluttony.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
This is the new movie from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. I believe it's due out early next year. Here's a one word review of the trailer.
Monday, October 09, 2006
975 people with my full name? Well actually, I guess it's just my first and last name. Wonder what the stats would be if I included my middle name. Bah! I'm sure this thing is pinpoint accurate right? They also don't tell you how many of those are as stunning as I am.