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Everything posted by Epictetus

  1. Trivia. Latest rankings. AP and Coaches are about the same, I'm going with AP for this number crunching. SEC has 7 of the top 22 positions, beginning with #1 Bama thru #22 A&M. Four of those 7 are in SEC West. The 7 teams combined for 18 losses. The other 15 of the top 22 poll positions, combined for 30 losses. Had they matched the rate-of-loss of those 7 SEC teams, they'd have lost almost 30% more games. 38.57 instead of 30. Going into Conference Title weekend, teams in the Top 25 7 -- SEC 4 -- Big 12 4 -- Big 10 3 -- Pac 12 2 -- ACC Notre Dame Arm
  2. * Texas coaches do better job preparing based on previous game and common opponents. * Horns minimize OU's strengths and capitalize on OU's weaknesses. * Horns run ball control offense, control clock and TOP. * Horns get to #1 often and contain him. * Horns have fewer penalties. * Horns win turnover ratio. * Horns get their kicking game corrected from Kansas game. * Horns play more physical for 60 min. #44 IS THE MAN!! * Horns win. TX 38 OU 13
  3. Newton will play Troup on Friday night in Nacogdoches at SFA's Homer Bryce Stadium with a 7:30 pm kickoff. Senior, UIL, district and military passes honored. Tickets will be $8 for adults and $5 for students. Newton will be visitors.
  4. Newton finishes the night with all players healthy for first time in 4-5 weeks. Look out!! Polished off Grand Saline 59-5, yielding 21 total yards on the night. Guys on Fox High School Scoreboard just said Newton may be best pound-for-pound team in the state. I see West Orange Stark gets Jasper in the next round. I went 4th to 6th grade in Jasper, after Conroe first 3 grades. Sports question: one great running back came out of Jasper to play a short career for Coach Royal in mid-50s, leaving early to play baseball-- I think for Cleveland Indians -- Answer: Max Alvis. Sorry; more
  5. Breakout game where all phases are locked in for 60 minutes of play. In conference play, Jayhawks' averaged 20 per game, giving up 36. Throw out their OU game... 17 vs 33... so about the same. Horns 52 Jayhawks 6
  6. More reminiscing. I spent 80s focused on writing and writers. A library for Robert Louis Stevenson is in Napa Valley, as he spent time there on top of 'mountain' (more like a big hill) outside Calistoga. Also in Napa Valley is a library for Jack London. SF Bay Area has a rich history for writers (I still like that O'Henry had a bit of history right here in Austin). So that was it mostly. Guess VY was more our "Shane" for showing up one day, the riding off into the sunset.
  7. SHANE by Jack Schaefer He rode into our valley in the summer of '89. I was a kid then, barely topping the backboard of father's old chuck-wagon. I was on the upper rail of our small corral soaking in the late afternoon sun, when I saw him far down the road where it swung into the valley from the open plain beyond. ... (how it began) ....... He was the man who rode into our little valley out of the heart of the great glowing West and when his work was done rode back whence he had come and he was Shane. - The End - Back in late '80s, training one weekend on location--a month in
  8. I hail from Newton... Fri night, a Facebook Eagle fan page showed a mobile phone video clip of Carthage stadium 35 min before game. Half empty. The next game is in Henderson. Both towns are north of Nacogdoches. Each about 100 miles from Newton. I saw a bracket of the 3AII playoffs. Lots of games. Could be the sellout crowds will be at Quarters, maybe some Regionals. Certainly semis. I'm thinking a lot of fans aren't willing travel to every single playoff game. Some Newton fans maybe waiting for the big trip to Arlington. Here's a tale. I'm an older guy. In high school my senior year
  9. Defense goes extra loose to insure Iowa State will lose. Finally... a double-digit win with a controlling 4th quarter close-out. Horns 37 Cyclones 20 Bonus: Halftime -- Texas 20, Iowa State 10 Texas scores first, and Iowa State does not score in the 1st quarter or 4th quarter. Horns win T.O.P. 34:00 -26:00
  10. "Orlando does best when he's in attack mode. " Ditto!!!
  11. Was this afternoon I became more aware of the full extent of injuries before and during the game. My biggest thought following the game?.. that AP did not drop Texas. Left them at #15. Since when in the 8th weekend of the season do you lose a game like that... making it 3 losses on the year, and second in conference... and don't drop a position in the AP poll? And it's your second loss in a row... this late in the season Lose to OK-State in a prime time road game with a few dozen shoot-yourself-in-the-foot erratic plays/miscues/penalties; come back home in a nationally-televise
  12. WVA has a tougher finish than Horns. This ain't over yet. Anybody know what happens if WVA beats OU? ,,, ... and OU, TX and WVA win the rest of their other games? WVA hosts TCU WVA at Ok-State WVA hosts OU BEST: win out finish 8-1 in conf, only loss to Iowa State TX at T-Tech TX hosts Iowa State TX at Kansas BEST: win these, finish 7-2 in conf, loses to Iowa State and WVA OU at Tech tonight: after INT inside their 10, down 0-7 right now. OU hosts Ok-State OU hosts Kansas OU at WVA WIN first three of these but lose to WVA and have two conf loses: Texas
  13. Here we go... smashhhh mouthhhh footballl... (Johnson calls from booth)
  14. I think Horns close this thing out with tough play last 13:51
  15. My dumb insert of the day: Florida getting hammer by Mizzu. ... SEC is overrated. They play each other, and only 2 in opposing division. ' 8 conference games. you kidding me? They play a cupcake the week before Thanksgiving. IN ORDER TO KEEP THEIR RATING LATE IN THE SEASON!!! Plus overall weak NC schedule. Alabama likely only team in SEC that could go undefeated in BigXII. Their schedule is no longer a grind. I LOVE JOHNSON IN THE BOOTH FOR FOX !!!!! ps. And lately they lose half their bowl games to other conferences. So there.
  16. I went Scottish Guy satire, but only to cover my premonition and worry that it was going to be what it was with Okie Lite. I sincerely believe Horns win this one by whatever means. A slobbersnocker if it be. Through 8 games, avg score has been: 31-25 Toss out OU game and the average is: 29-22 So, 6.5 point difference; opponents low to mid 20s. Even BEFORE I ran that, I was thinking: Horns mid 30s, WVA low to mid-20s. My theoretical mind was proven experimentally!! ha! I would say 34-24, but feel this squad is ready to chew heads off nails both sides of the ball.
  17. Best I can tell, the font face is very close to Rockwell
  18. Okay either it's me blinded by my own design work all day, or someone changed the site's font face. I'm sort of okay with it...
  19. More thoughts.... I'm wondering now how difficult it is for college students age 18 to 21 to stay focused in a buttoned-up business like manner for 12 straight games that amounts to an entire semester. You have to learn how to have the RPMs roaring every 7 days, to include focused preparation. I'm assuming a coach name of Nick Saban has figured out how to do that. Looking back, Mack garnered a string of 9-win, then 10(+) win seasons. But in that stretch he did the following: a) 5 straight losses to OU, two of them historic beat downs b) often not a really outstanding product
  20. THIS: "extremely unfocused, undisciplined football team that isn't ready for a top 10 ranking"
  21. This said everything going through mind as the game went from start to finish. The phrase I missed on my late night write up -- *killer instinct* This team has to be on a mission with all BigXII opponents. Take it personally to own these teams because their mission is to ruin Texas' season. Every season. Their place or ours. I hope this game sticks in their craw. At least the coaches, so they get it and stay buttoned up for ever game. K-State at night on the road are haunting memories. And that catch on the mis-timed defender's leap, with another defender in position to knock th

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