Friday, August 29, 2008

No AB for New Mexico

I think the title says it all. I know many of us expected this, but it hurts not to have a player of his talent on the field.

#1 Sam Baugh

"Slingin"Sammy Baugh widely regarded as the best Quarterback in college football history, honed his skills as a boy in Sweetwater, Texas by throwing a football through a tire that was swinging in a tree. Baugh's incredible talent combined with Dutch Meyer's revolutionary offense made TCU a national power. Baugh, originally slated to play baseball for Washington State before a knee injury, decided to attend TCU after Coach Meyer promised Baugh he could play three sports.

While at TCU Baugh played baseball and basketball in addition to football. Baugh was twice named an all-American, in 1935 and '36. The Frogs won bowl games in both of those years against LSU in the 1935 Sugar Bowl a thrilling 3-2 game and a 16-6 victory over Marquette in the inaurgural Cotton Bowl.

In the spring of his senior year Baugh was approached by the Washington Redskins about playing in the NFL. He waited to sign a contract until after the college all-star game in which his team beat the NFL champion Green Bay Packers 6-0.

Baugh went on to be the sixth overall pick of the Redskins he responded by saying:

"I didn't know what they were talking about, because frankly, I had never heard of
either the draft or the Washington Redskins."

Baugh went on to be named all-pro nine times, he has been named to the 75th anniversary all-time NFL team and his professional number 33 has been retired by the Redskins.

The game of football would not be where it is today where it not for the Great Slingin Sammy Baugh.

Hope you have enjoyed the countdown and if you disagree with any of it, well that is the beauty of the internet.

Spit Blood!

A glimpse of tomorrow morning's emotions

Tomorrow morning for many of us, those of you who are not represented by this line are not my friend, will be full of feelings unrivaled by any day of the year. The joy felt by a child on Christmas eve will return to each of our hearts tonight all to be upstaged by blurred delirious joy tomorrow night as months of waiting culminate into a few hours of purple bliss.

The swell of emotion that is bound to overwhelm us is best exemplified in this clip.

Pre Game Video

This will be the 3rd time this video has made the blog, but A) it never gets old, and B) it's very fitting because the Horned Frog dominates a Lobo

Spit Blood!

The Next VP

In case you missed it, McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate. Here are a couple of shots of the 1984 Miss Alaska runner up.


Highlights From Last Weekend

Sorry I'm just now getting around to it, but I wanted to reflect on my weekend in New Orleans last week. Each year 14 guys, mostly Vanderbilt alum, make a pilgrimage to a different location for our fantasy football draft. Last year was Tunica for gambling on Friday night and then on to Memphis Saturday for the draft and destruction on Biel Street. This year we chose New Orleans as our destination, mainly because we had free room and board at the Monteleone Hotel, but also because the city offers everything a man loves.

Home of the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge

Friday night we got in around 9:30pm checked into the hotel and then headed straight for Harrah's to try our luck out at the craps table. I walked from table to table trying to get a feel for the "lucky" table but everyone just kept losing and losing. Instead of losing my ass off and being broke the rest of the weekend, I decided to instead, spend $20 on this:

Money well spent if you ask me. She is the real deal, and probably one of the hottest girls in the world. Friday night ended at Pat O's where I tried my best to avoid a Hurricane, because they give the worst hangover you could ever imagine. I was not able to avoid it.

Draft Day:

We set up shop in the Monteleone suite on the top floor of the hotel for the draft.

The suite was amazing. We couldn't have had a better set up. We got drunk and drafted our teams, which took over 3 hours, and this is how I ended up (Team 8):

I had the 8th pick which is probably one of the worst places to be in a 14 team draft, but I feel like I made the most of it. Matt Leinhart was obviously a terrible pick, but keep in mind, this was before he threw 3 picks in a pre season game just a few hours after I drafted his heartless ass. Feel free to comment.

Morning Dump

On week after struggling in practice TCU looks ready Star-Telegram

TCU-New Mexico preview capsule Dallas Morning News

Picks of the week ESPN

Fearless predictions College Football News

Frogs open season with conference game Daily Skiff

Tomorrow's opponent

Football gears up for opener against TCU Daily Lobo