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Moe’s Corner Pale Ale - Tap Room No. 21

http://www.bevoball.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/TapRoom.jpgBeer:  Moe’s Corner Pale Ale
 
Maker:  Tap Room No. 21, Rochester, NY
 
 
 
As the first official review on BevoBevoball.com’s Beer Corner, we could find no better beer to review than Tap Room No. 21 Moe’s Corner Pale Ale.  Why did we choose this beer as our inaugural victim?  Well, frankly it caught our fancy in the supermarket because it talked about prohibition and it fit the price we wanted to pay – around $6.99 for a six pack.  If you visit the Tap Room No. 21 website you can find out more about the company and its origin, as well as more about speakeasies and corruption….
 
 
 
First of all the beer poured well into our pint glass.  It has the nice amber/copperish color that you would expect of pale ale and has a nice smell that is not too strong or overbearing like some pale ales we have tried.  We live in Texas where it is pushing triple digits on the thermometer so we served this sucker super cold.  It had a refreshing taste for a not-so-strong pale ale (alcohol by volume is 5.3% and IBU of 35).  Meaning, the aftertaste is not bad and the beer is a good starter to a nice buzz.
 
 
 
This is a good beer that I recommend for those that do not like the strong taste of India Pale Ale’s or even some of the other non-strong pale ales.  Compared to our favorite pale Ale, Sierra Nevada, this is much lighter.  Moe’s Corner Pale Ale is not a “bitter beer face”  beer and would make an interesting addition at parties or get-togethers.
 
 
 
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# of beers you could drink at one sitting:
2-3
 
Beer we drank immediately after this one: Red Stripe Light Jamaican Lager

Moe’s Corner Pale Ale - Tap Room No. 21

http://www.bevoball.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/TapRoom.jpgBeer:  Moe’s Corner Pale Ale
 
Maker:  Tap Room No. 21, Rochester, NY
 
 
 
As the first official review on BevoBevoball.com’s Beer Corner, we could find no better beer to review than Tap Room No. 21 Moe’s Corner Pale Ale.  Why did we choose this beer as our inaugural victim?  Well, frankly it caught our fancy in the supermarket because it talked about prohibition and it fit the price we wanted to pay – around $6.99 for a six pack.  If you visit the Tap Room No. 21 website you can find out more about the company and its origin, as well as more about speakeasies and corruption….
 
 
 
First of all the beer poured well into our pint glass.  It has the nice amber/copperish color that you would expect of pale ale and has a nice smell that is not too strong or overbearing like some pale ales we have tried.  We live in Texas where it is pushing triple digits on the thermometer so we served this sucker super cold.  It had a refreshing taste for a not-so-strong pale ale (alcohol by volume is 5.3% and IBU of 35).  Meaning, the aftertaste is not bad and the beer is a good starter to a nice buzz.
 
 
 
This is a good beer that I recommend for those that do not like the strong taste of India Pale Ale’s or even some of the other non-strong pale ales.  Compared to our favorite pale Ale, Sierra Nevada, this is much lighter.  Moe’s Corner Pale Ale is not a “bitter beer face”  beer and would make an interesting addition at parties or get-togethers.
 
 
 
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# of beers you could drink at one sitting:
2-3
 
Beer we drank immediately after this one: Red Stripe Light Jamaican Lager

Cleve Bryant, Gloria Allred?? Who Knows, but it ain't Good

I think it is safe to say that Cleve Bryant is most likely gone from the University of Texas Football Program. A recent article in the Statesman - http://bit.ly/kiUyVj mentions that Bryant is seeking to have his job reinstated within the UT football program.   Bryant has had a lengthy connection to the Longhorn program, coming to Austin in 1991 under then head football coach John Mackovic and moving to Chapel Hill in '95 to work for Mack Brown and the Tarheel Football Program.  Bryant returned to Austin in 1998 when Mack became head coack of the Texas football program.  He is without question someone that Mack Brown has leaned on for many, many years.
 
 
 
The specifics of the allegations against Cleve Bryant are unknown.  All we have heard according to rumors is that a female staffer has accused the former Associate Athletics Director of Football Operations of something.  Speculation has run awry and we know that the accuser has hired Hollywood glam-lawyer Gloria Allred to represent her.  Another article in the Austin American Statesman - http://bit.ly/lfma2A - makes the case even more puzzling.  According to the article, UT President Bill Powers says about the Cleve Bryant situation:
 


"That is still our position, but not because we don't just want to talk about it," UT President William Powers Jr. said of the case involving Cleve Bryant, former associate athletics director for football operations. "It's in a process that makes comment by the university inappropriate."
 
There are what appear to be substantial legal issues related to the case but after all of the hoopla, Cleve Bryant will have to move on.  This is a bit of a scandal and it sounds to me like the university and Cleve Bryant should say "thanks for all you have done for me"  to one another and each party go their separate ways.  Only my opinion, but when you let the investigation run its course AND you throw Gloria Allred in the mix, it doesn't look good for Cleve.  We believe all parties are innocent until proven guilty and we look forward to the end result of this unfortunate distraction for the university and the football program.

Cleve Bryant, Gloria Allred?? Who Knows, but it ain't Good

I think it is safe to say that Cleve Bryant is most likely gone from the University of Texas Football Program. A recent article in the Statesman - http://bit.ly/kiUyVj mentions that Bryant is seeking to have his job reinstated within the UT football program.   Bryant has had a lengthy connection to the Longhorn program, coming to Austin in 1991 under then head football coach John Mackovic and moving to Chapel Hill in '95 to work for Mack Brown and the Tarheel Football Program.  Bryant returned to Austin in 1998 when Mack became head coack of the Texas football program.  He is without question someone that Mack Brown has leaned on for many, many years.
 
 
 
The specifics of the allegations against Cleve Bryant are unknown.  All we have heard according to rumors is that a female staffer has accused the former Associate Athletics Director of Football Operations of something.  Speculation has run awry and we know that the accuser has hired Hollywood glam-lawyer Gloria Allred to represent her.  Another article in the Austin American Statesman - http://bit.ly/lfma2A - makes the case even more puzzling.  According to the article, UT President Bill Powers says about the Cleve Bryant situation:
 


"That is still our position, but not because we don't just want to talk about it," UT President William Powers Jr. said of the case involving Cleve Bryant, former associate athletics director for football operations. "It's in a process that makes comment by the university inappropriate."
 
There are what appear to be substantial legal issues related to the case but after all of the hoopla, Cleve Bryant will have to move on.  This is a bit of a scandal and it sounds to me like the university and Cleve Bryant should say "thanks for all you have done for me"  to one another and each party go their separate ways.  Only my opinion, but when you let the investigation run its course AND you throw Gloria Allred in the mix, it doesn't look good for Cleve.  We believe all parties are innocent until proven guilty and we look forward to the end result of this unfortunate distraction for the university and the football program.

What IS the QB Situation Looking Like at Texas Football?

We have all seen the stories, heard the rumors... Case McCoy is transferring unless he is named the starter of the season.  Garret Gilbert has already been named the starter behind closed doors.  Sherrod Harris transferred because he was told he would play and didn't.  Truth, fiction, heresay?  Maybe.  I give Mack Brown and his staff much more credit (and class) than that though.  I find it hard to believe that Texas would need to lie or mislead its quarterbacks, especially given the fact that it continues to stack the position year in and year out with blue chippers.  Shoving a kid in a storage shed after suffering a concusion is not the modus operandi of the University of Texas Football Program.  Take a look at what Texas has now at the QB position:
 


 

 
Garrett Gilbert (Junior) - Austin, Texas (Lake Travis)
 
John Paul Floyd (Junior) - Lubbock, Texas (Monterey)
 
Case McCoy (Sophmore) - Graham, Texas (Graham)
 
David Ash (Freshman) - Belton, Texas (Belton)
 
Connor Wood (Redshirt Freshman) - Houston, Texas (Second Baptist)
 

 

 

 
It is understandable that coaches need to think beyond today and need to formulate a potential "pipeline" that acccomodates a multitude of quarterbacks that provides offensive consistency over a period of years. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Texas went 5-7 least year and starter Garret Gilbert was mediocre at best in his role. 2012 is a new season, a season for redemption. Not that Texas has to win the National Championship, or the Big XII for that matter, but they need to establish a presence of consistency with the offense. The running backs are a head-scratcher in terms of how effective they will be (although I think Cody Johnson should have played MUCH more last season) and the team needs to put the best QB on the field, regardless of the politics involved.
 
 
 
Texas fans are not satisfied with mediocrity and if the starting QB is not living up to expectations in the first few games, then rest assured Longhorn fans will be calling for the next guy to take charge.  Hopefully competition for the QB position is still alive and well and we can be assured that the best man for the job will take the field behind the center on September 3 vs. Rice.

What IS the QB Situation Looking Like at Texas Football?

We have all seen the stories, heard the rumors... Case McCoy is transferring unless he is named the starter of the season.  Garret Gilbert has already been named the starter behind closed doors.  Sherrod Harris transferred because he was told he would play and didn't.  Truth, fiction, heresay?  Maybe.  I give Mack Brown and his staff much more credit (and class) than that though.  I find it hard to believe that Texas would need to lie or mislead its quarterbacks, especially given the fact that it continues to stack the position year in and year out with blue chippers.  Shoving a kid in a storage shed after suffering a concusion is not the modus operandi of the University of Texas Football Program.  Take a look at what Texas has now at the QB position:
 


 

 
Garrett Gilbert (Junior) - Austin, Texas (Lake Travis)
 
John Paul Floyd (Junior) - Lubbock, Texas (Monterey)
 
Case McCoy (Sophmore) - Graham, Texas (Graham)
 
David Ash (Freshman) - Belton, Texas (Belton)
 
Connor Wood (Redshirt Freshman) - Houston, Texas (Second Baptist)
 

 

 

 
It is understandable that coaches need to think beyond today and need to formulate a potential "pipeline" that acccomodates a multitude of quarterbacks that provides offensive consistency over a period of years. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Texas went 5-7 least year and starter Garret Gilbert was mediocre at best in his role. 2012 is a new season, a season for redemption. Not that Texas has to win the National Championship, or the Big XII for that matter, but they need to establish a presence of consistency with the offense. The running backs are a head-scratcher in terms of how effective they will be (although I think Cody Johnson should have played MUCH more last season) and the team needs to put the best QB on the field, regardless of the politics involved.
 
 
 
Texas fans are not satisfied with mediocrity and if the starting QB is not living up to expectations in the first few games, then rest assured Longhorn fans will be calling for the next guy to take charge.  Hopefully competition for the QB position is still alive and well and we can be assured that the best man for the job will take the field behind the center on September 3 vs. Rice.

Longhorns End Baseball Season with Shutout Loss to North Carolina in Omaha

Just like that it came to an end. The Texas Longhorns were playing on borrowed time as it was, playing from the loser’s bracket in the Regional, Super Regional and College World Series matchups. With only four hits in the game, the Horns could not muster up enough offense against the Tarheels to make a ballgame out of the matchup. Cole Green, the starting pitcher for Texas ends his career as a Longhorn lasting only two innings giving up two runs and five hits. The final score looked like this: North Carolina 3, Texas 0.
 
 
 
The Longhorn baseball team can consider this season a tremendous success, even without bringing the 2011 CWS Championship back to Austin. They clawed and scratched their way to a CWS appearance which frankly looked “hit or miss” as the season progressed.
 
 
 
The big question is whether Taylor Jungmann, the 2011 NCAA National Player of the Year, will sign with the Milwalkee Brewers – the team that selected him 12th overall in the 2011 MLB Draft or return to Texas for his Senior season. If I were a betting man I would say yes. Jungmann had an undefeated regular season and managed to fall apart in the postseason – which certainly contributed to the lack of stamina for the Longhorns in the postseason.
 
 
 
To the Longhorn Baseball Team: On behalf of all Texas fans, thank you for a fantastic and entertaining baseball season! Hook ‘Em!

Longhorns End Baseball Season with Shutout Loss to North Carolina in Omaha

Just like that it came to an end. The Texas Longhorns were playing on borrowed time as it was, playing from the loser’s bracket in the Regional, Super Regional and College World Series matchups. With only four hits in the game, the Horns could not muster up enough offense against the Tarheels to make a ballgame out of the matchup. Cole Green, the starting pitcher for Texas ends his career as a Longhorn lasting only two innings giving up two runs and five hits. The final score looked like this: North Carolina 3, Texas 0.
 
 
 
The Longhorn baseball team can consider this season a tremendous success, even without bringing the 2011 CWS Championship back to Austin. They clawed and scratched their way to a CWS appearance which frankly looked “hit or miss” as the season progressed.
 
 
 
The big question is whether Taylor Jungmann, the 2011 NCAA National Player of the Year, will sign with the Milwalkee Brewers – the team that selected him 12th overall in the 2011 MLB Draft or return to Texas for his Senior season. If I were a betting man I would say yes. Jungmann had an undefeated regular season and managed to fall apart in the postseason – which certainly contributed to the lack of stamina for the Longhorns in the postseason.
 
 
 
To the Longhorn Baseball Team: On behalf of all Texas fans, thank you for a fantastic and entertaining baseball season! Hook ‘Em!

Texas Loses Game 1 of CWS to Florida, Still Optimistic

Just when you thought there was no way the sizzling ace for the Longhorns pitching staff could struggle again... well, think again.  Jungmann gave up five runs in four and a third innings pitched.  The Longhorns struck first as they scored 3 runs in the top of the third, but the Gators managed to get two of those runs back in their at bat in the bottom of the third.  Jungman was pulled in the fourth inning but not before Florida scored two more runs to make the score 4-3.  The Gators scored again in the fifth to pad the Gator lead to 5-3.  Texas looked like it was going to mount a comeback when they scored a run in the seventh to cut the lead to 5-4.  This was short lived because Florida put up two runs in the seventh and one in the eighth and closed the door on the Horns in the ninth notching an 8-4 victory.
 
 
 
Texas will (again) play from the loser's bracket in hopes of winning out to earn a seventh College World Series Championship.  I'm sure the locker room was not fun afterward and more than likely coach Garrido had a few things to say to his players, particularly about the lack of offensive production.  Florida pitcher Hudson Randall pitched a great game giving up only five hits in six and two thirds innings and at retired thirteen straight Texas batters from the third to seventh innings.
 
 
 
Like the great French philosopher René Descartes once said "I think, therefore I am."  Not to bore you with philosophy but the Longhorns seem to have proven the doubters wrong all post-season.  Like the great philosopher infers in proving his statement is "things are not always as they seem."   This proves true to the Texas Longhorns, as they have continued to defy mathmatical odds, keeping the dream of winning another CWS title alive.  I expect this time to be no different.
 
 
 
Texas will play North Carolina at 1:00 pm on Monday .
 
 
 
For the complete box score and a play by play recap of the game visit http://bit.ly/iwsHiN

Texas Loses Game 1 of CWS to Florida, Still Optimistic

Just when you thought there was no way the sizzling ace for the Longhorns pitching staff could struggle again... well, think again.  Jungmann gave up five runs in four and a third innings pitched.  The Longhorns struck first as they scored 3 runs in the top of the third, but the Gators managed to get two of those runs back in their at bat in the bottom of the third.  Jungman was pulled in the fourth inning but not before Florida scored two more runs to make the score 4-3.  The Gators scored again in the fifth to pad the Gator lead to 5-3.  Texas looked like it was going to mount a comeback when they scored a run in the seventh to cut the lead to 5-4.  This was short lived because Florida put up two runs in the seventh and one in the eighth and closed the door on the Horns in the ninth notching an 8-4 victory.
 
 
 
Texas will (again) play from the loser's bracket in hopes of winning out to earn a seventh College World Series Championship.  I'm sure the locker room was not fun afterward and more than likely coach Garrido had a few things to say to his players, particularly about the lack of offensive production.  Florida pitcher Hudson Randall pitched a great game giving up only five hits in six and two thirds innings and at retired thirteen straight Texas batters from the third to seventh innings.
 
 
 
Like the great French philosopher René Descartes once said "I think, therefore I am."  Not to bore you with philosophy but the Longhorns seem to have proven the doubters wrong all post-season.  Like the great philosopher infers in proving his statement is "things are not always as they seem."   This proves true to the Texas Longhorns, as they have continued to defy mathmatical odds, keeping the dream of winning another CWS title alive.  I expect this time to be no different.
 
 
 
Texas will play North Carolina at 1:00 pm on Monday .
 
 
 
For the complete box score and a play by play recap of the game visit http://bit.ly/iwsHiN

Longhorns Headed to 34th College World Series Appearance After Beating Arizona State 4-2

Question:  How many times could the Texas Longhorns come back to win a best of three series after losing game 1?  Answer:  As many times as they have to.   The Longhorns, after dropping game one to Arizona State and tying the series at one a piece yesterday, worked up more magic on Sunday as they beat the Sun Devils to advance to their 34th College World Series Appearance.  Texas, which had to play from behind in the Austin Regional after losing game one to Kent State, managed to win out to advance to the Super Regional.  No stranger to Omaha, Texas holds 6 national baseball titles and 82 CWS wins (most of any school).  Arizona State, boasting 5 CWS Championships proved to be a formidable opponent in Austin's Super Regional.
 
 
 
Texas starter Sam Stafford was dinged in the first inning for two runs after ASU's Riccio Torrez hit a two run shot over the right field fence.   The Longhorns scored one in the bottom of the first to cut the ASU lead to 2-1.  The Longhorns tied it up in the 5th at 2-2 after a bizzare balk call which sent Brandon Loy to home plate.  The balk run was much needed after the Longhorns left the bases loaded in the 4th with no outs.  The Longhorns then went on the score 2 more runs in the bottom of the 6th and held that lead for the rest of the game.  Hoby Milner, the lightning lefthander went on to get the win for the Longhorns and Corey Knebel earned his 19th save.
 
 
 
Texas will play the Florida Gators in round one of the College World Series which begins on June 18th.  Hook 'em.

Longhorns Headed to 34th College World Series Appearance After Beating Arizona State 4-2

Question:  How many times could the Texas Longhorns come back to win a best of three series after losing game 1?  Answer:  As many times as they have to.   The Longhorns, after dropping game one to Arizona State and tying the series at one a piece yesterday, worked up more magic on Sunday as they beat the Sun Devils to advance to their 34th College World Series Appearance.  Texas, which had to play from behind in the Austin Regional after losing game one to Kent State, managed to win out to advance to the Super Regional.  No stranger to Omaha, Texas holds 6 national baseball titles and 82 CWS wins (most of any school).  Arizona State, boasting 5 CWS Championships proved to be a formidable opponent in Austin's Super Regional.
 
 
 
Texas starter Sam Stafford was dinged in the first inning for two runs after ASU's Riccio Torrez hit a two run shot over the right field fence.   The Longhorns scored one in the bottom of the first to cut the ASU lead to 2-1.  The Longhorns tied it up in the 5th at 2-2 after a bizzare balk call which sent Brandon Loy to home plate.  The balk run was much needed after the Longhorns left the bases loaded in the 4th with no outs.  The Longhorns then went on the score 2 more runs in the bottom of the 6th and held that lead for the rest of the game.  Hoby Milner, the lightning lefthander went on to get the win for the Longhorns and Corey Knebel earned his 19th save.
 
 
 
Texas will play the Florida Gators in round one of the College World Series which begins on June 18th.  Hook 'em.

Etier and the 'Horns Even the Series With Arizona State

In a "win or go home" situation for the Texas Longhorns, the bats came alive in game two of the Austin Super Regional.  Cole Green got the start for the 'Horns and pitched well giving up only one earned run.  Texas took a 2-1 lead into the 9th inning as the visiting team.  Jordan Etier, who has had a less than stellar postseason at the plate, stepped up to the plate with runners on the corners and ripped a breaking ball over the left field fence.  The Longhorns took a commanding 5-1 lead and Corey Knebel stepped in as the closer and finished off the game in the bottom of the 9th.
 
 
 
Texas faces Arizona State tonight at 6:00 pm on ESPN2 with the winner advancing to the College World Series in Omaha.

Etier and the 'Horns Even the Series With Arizona State

In a "win or go home" situation for the Texas Longhorns, the bats came alive in game two of the Austin Super Regional.  Cole Green got the start for the 'Horns and pitched well giving up only one earned run.  Texas took a 2-1 lead into the 9th inning as the visiting team.  Jordan Etier, who has had a less than stellar postseason at the plate, stepped up to the plate with runners on the corners and ripped a breaking ball over the left field fence.  The Longhorns took a commanding 5-1 lead and Corey Knebel stepped in as the closer and finished off the game in the bottom of the 9th.
 
 
 
Texas faces Arizona State tonight at 6:00 pm on ESPN2 with the winner advancing to the College World Series in Omaha.

Sun Devils Take Game One in Austin from Jungmann, Longhorns

With Taylor Jungmann starting game one of the Austin Super Regional most Longhorn fans through the team had a better than average chance of  beating Arizona State.  On a nationally televised game by ESPN, Jungmann pitched pretty darn good - giving up one earned run in 7 1/3 innings pitched.  The demise of the Longhorns were the errors that resulted in 2 unearned runs Arizona State added in the third inning.  A hard hit grounder that bounced off of Tant Shepard's glove at first base and a mound-grounder that Jungmann easily grabbed and threw to second base (only to find nobody there to catch it) resulted in Arizona State taking a 2-0 lead.  Texas cut the lead in half by scoring one run in the bottom of the third but Arizona State added to its lead by scoring an insurance run in the 8th.  The Sun Devils won by a score of 3-1 and force the Longhorns to play from behind in the series, much like the regional series forced them to do.
 
 
 
If fans in the stand and elsewhere heard the chants of "Rudy, Rudy, Rudy" from Sun Devil fans in the stands, it wasn't because they were watching the Golden Domer movie Rudy.  Instead they were cheering for ASU's freshman outfielder Johnny Ruettiger (nephew of Dan "Rudy" Ruettiger, walk-on football player at Notre Dame and basis for the movie Rudy).  While Arizona State did win game one, Tempe Arizona is a long way from Touchdown Jesus and Southbend, Indiana.  The Longhorns present Cole Green on the mound tonight in hopes of tying the Super Regional Series at one a piece.

Sun Devils Take Game One in Austin from Jungmann, Longhorns

With Taylor Jungmann starting game one of the Austin Super Regional most Longhorn fans through the team had a better than average chance of  beating Arizona State.  On a nationally televised game by ESPN, Jungmann pitched pretty darn good - giving up one earned run in 7 1/3 innings pitched.  The demise of the Longhorns were the errors that resulted in 2 unearned runs Arizona State added in the third inning.  A hard hit grounder that bounced off of Tant Shepard's glove at first base and a mound-grounder that Jungmann easily grabbed and threw to second base (only to find nobody there to catch it) resulted in Arizona State taking a 2-0 lead.  Texas cut the lead in half by scoring one run in the bottom of the third but Arizona State added to its lead by scoring an insurance run in the 8th.  The Sun Devils won by a score of 3-1 and force the Longhorns to play from behind in the series, much like the regional series forced them to do.
 
 
 
If fans in the stand and elsewhere heard the chants of "Rudy, Rudy, Rudy" from Sun Devil fans in the stands, it wasn't because they were watching the Golden Domer movie Rudy.  Instead they were cheering for ASU's freshman outfielder Johnny Ruettiger (nephew of Dan "Rudy" Ruettiger, walk-on football player at Notre Dame and basis for the movie Rudy).  While Arizona State did win game one, Tempe Arizona is a long way from Touchdown Jesus and Southbend, Indiana.  The Longhorns present Cole Green on the mound tonight in hopes of tying the Super Regional Series at one a piece.

Colt McCoy's Wife Knows Something Mack Brown Doesn't?

When I read the articles about Colt McCoy's wife, Rachel, saying that UT Football players were offered meals and other benefits I just about spit my Sierra Nevada out of my mouth!  First of all she is telling us something we already know.  These players eat out at restaurants and yes, even visit bars, and folks are always trying to buy them meals and drinks.  As a fan, that is the most honest, genuine gesture one can make to show appreciation for the things these guys do for our team.  I remember I was in a bar on 6th Street back in the mid 90's and Kris Clack and Brandon Nava were in the bar also.  My friends and I were fortunate enough to have them sit at our table for a few minutes.  We chatted about the basketball and football seasons and the waitress rolled around (actually I think one of us went up to the bar) and we ordered drinks for everyone.  I do not remember whether or not either of them drank what we bought, but it did not cross our minds that this would be an NCAA violation.  So yes, Rachel McCoy is probably correct - players are most likely offered meals quite frequently.  This is common sense.  Happens in Southbend, Norman, Los Angeles, State College and every other football town in America.  Doesn't mean players are soliciting freebies... they are just living their lives.  Being an athlete inherently brings that kind of stuff.
 
 
 
Secondly, what in the heck is Colt MCcoy's wife doing calling Colin Cowherd and discussing this kind of stuff?  I know the NFL season is in jeopardy, but isn't she a nurse or something like that?   The University and the athletic program staff know how to do their jobs quite well.  Additionally, we all know that the Texas Athletic Program is like a family and any concerns from the McCoy family can easily be handled internally like a family.

Colt McCoy's Wife Knows Something Mack Brown Doesn't?

When I read the articles about Colt McCoy's wife, Rachel, saying that UT Football players were offered meals and other benefits I just about spit my Sierra Nevada out of my mouth!  First of all she is telling us something we already know.  These players eat out at restaurants and yes, even visit bars, and folks are always trying to buy them meals and drinks.  As a fan, that is the most honest, genuine gesture one can make to show appreciation for the things these guys do for our team.  I remember I was in a bar on 6th Street back in the mid 90's and Kris Clack and Brandon Nava were in the bar also.  My friends and I were fortunate enough to have them sit at our table for a few minutes.  We chatted about the basketball and football seasons and the waitress rolled around (actually I think one of us went up to the bar) and we ordered drinks for everyone.  I do not remember whether or not either of them drank what we bought, but it did not cross our minds that this would be an NCAA violation.  So yes, Rachel McCoy is probably correct - players are most likely offered meals quite frequently.  This is common sense.  Happens in Southbend, Norman, Los Angeles, State College and every other football town in America.  Doesn't mean players are soliciting freebies... they are just living their lives.  Being an athlete inherently brings that kind of stuff.
 
 
 
Secondly, what in the heck is Colt MCcoy's wife doing calling Colin Cowherd and discussing this kind of stuff?  I know the NFL season is in jeopardy, but isn't she a nurse or something like that?   The University and the athletic program staff know how to do their jobs quite well.  Additionally, we all know that the Texas Athletic Program is like a family and any concerns from the McCoy family can easily be handled internally like a family.

Longhorns to Host Arizona State in Super Regional

After losing on day two of the regionals, the Texas Longhorns had to win 3 straight games to advance to the Super Regionals which begin on Friday.  The Horns draw Arizona State, a school that has a storied baseball program, much like the University of Texas.   The Longhorns have had a slew of players taken in the MLB Draft which began yesterday, including Taylor Jungmann who went 12th overall to the Milwaukee Brewers.  Arizona State is waiting on an appeals ruling which is essentially the only reason the Sun Devils are involved in post season play.  Accused of NCAA violations and banned from 2011 post-season play, ASU filed an appeal and is waiting on the NCAA to render a judgment.  Until then, the Sun Devils are playing baseball.  GOOD BASEBALL, as evidenced by their cruising through the Tempe, Arizona Regional with a 3-0 record.  
 
 
 
It should be an exciting time in Austin on Friday and Saturday (and Sunday if necessary).  Texas is looking to get tback to the College World Series, where they have made 33 appearances, amassed 82 wins and won 6 national championships.  The Super Regional games will be televised on ESPN and ESPN2.  Hook 'em.

Longhorns to Host Arizona State in Super Regional

After losing on day two of the regionals, the Texas Longhorns had to win 3 straight games to advance to the Super Regionals which begin on Friday.  The Horns draw Arizona State, a school that has a storied baseball program, much like the University of Texas.   The Longhorns have had a slew of players taken in the MLB Draft which began yesterday, including Taylor Jungmann who went 12th overall to the Milwaukee Brewers.  Arizona State is waiting on an appeals ruling which is essentially the only reason the Sun Devils are involved in post season play.  Accused of NCAA violations and banned from 2011 post-season play, ASU filed an appeal and is waiting on the NCAA to render a judgment.  Until then, the Sun Devils are playing baseball.  GOOD BASEBALL, as evidenced by their cruising through the Tempe, Arizona Regional with a 3-0 record.  
 
 
 
It should be an exciting time in Austin on Friday and Saturday (and Sunday if necessary).  Texas is looking to get tback to the College World Series, where they have made 33 appearances, amassed 82 wins and won 6 national championships.  The Super Regional games will be televised on ESPN and ESPN2.  Hook 'em.

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