Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Texas Independence Day

While a small band of men led by William B. Travis and James Bowie bravely defended the Alamo, 59 other men convened at Washington on the Brazos and formally declared Texas' Independence from the oppressive Mexican government on March 2, 1836. In today's society, many have labeled Texas Independence Day as a racially insensitive holiday because it alienates Mexican-Americans. Right, because the 4th of July is insensitive to our British friends Cinco De Mayo really alienates the French. We here at Spit Blood plan on celebrating our Texan pride and 176 years of not being part of Mexico with some BBQ at lunch, washed down by a Dr Pepper or, depending on how productive we need to be this afternoon, a cold Lone Star or four.

Now, the rest of today's news:


TCU hopes bats come alive against Oklahoma State

Homestand continues with weekend set vs. OSU


Seniors driven to succeed, change perception of TCU men's basketball Star-Telegram


Patterson happy with kicking game rules changes Star-Telegram

Other Sports:

TCU women's track hopes to use MWC indoor title as springboard Star-Telegram

Julien Brun named co-MWC men's golfer of the month

Women's Golf headed to tournament hosted by Hootie

Men's Tennis set to host Arizona tonight


Reed said...

Commander of the Alamo February, 24, 1836

To the people of Texas and all Americans in the world:
Fellow citizens and compatriots:

I am beseiged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained continual bombardment and for twenty-four hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of liberty, of patriotism and everthing dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country. Victory or death.

William Barret Travis Lt. Col. Comdt.

Reed said...

Also, for those of you from the Metroplex that have never visited San Jacinto (10 miles east of downtown htown), I definately recommend the trip. They have marked the exact spots of the battle, including the tree that Santa Anna signed the Treaty of Velasco.

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Frogger98 said...

Here is a good article for an aspect of Texas Independence no one usually thinks about. It's wikipedia though, so I wouldn't call it 100% accurate:

EdK said...

Twarn't the Alamo you need to thank for Texas independence. Nor Sam Houston. You can get on your knees and thank one James K. Polk.

(He is also responsible for adding Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, half of Colorado and ... California to the Union.)

In sports terms, Polk was the Jimmy Jones of presidents -- you either loved him or hated him, but things were never the same after he arrived.

Lyle Lanley said...

Thanks for the history lesson, Ed. We all definitely were under the impression that the Texians won at the Alamo because, you know, none of us have finished the 7th grade.

Polk, for sure, did a great job of finishing John Tyler's work of annexing Texas into the union in 1845. And winning the Mexican-American War under his leadership is definitely an underrated part of our nation's history.

But I'll give quite a bit more credit to the guys who risked (or even gave) their lives in the various battles of the Texas Revolution (which did include a number of Polk's cousins amongst the crucial volunteers from Tennessee- Spit Purple would want to make sure that's mentioned here) 9 years prior to Polk's inauguration for winning their independence from Mexico.

Houston, in specific, should absolutely be honored for his (at the time) very questionable move to evade the Mexican army prior to the decisive Battle of San Jacinto.

SnK said...

For those keeping score at home- Lyle 1- the guy who lives on California 0.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

That's what they call getting fucked up with some truth

EdK said...

You guys are total assholes. I am officaly done with SpitBlood. Good luck getting anyone to read your crap. Adios shitheads.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Apparently they don't teach Texas history on the gOlf course

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Edk pulling an Adam? We will miss you And your condescension. Au revoire

THEFINCH said...

Uh, a lotta people read our crap. Condolences.

SnK said...

I think the term you are looking for is "adios mofo", and my heart will go on. Some times losing a reader is what we call "addition by subtraction". I'll miss your stupidity and lack of Texas history knowledge, EdK.

THEFINCH said...

Spitblood has an opening position for a perpetual SnK h8er. Please send your resume to

SnK said...

I'm un-hateable. I'm too tall, attractive, and well versed in offending people to be hated. RIP EdK and Whitney Houston. You were both gone too early.

SnK said...

I'm 2-0 on running off SNK naysayers. I welcome any challenge. I'm pretty much the Rocky Marciano of this bitch.

Lyle Lanley said...

Oh, there they go. There they go, every time I start talkin 'bout boxing, a white man got to pull Rocky Marciano out they ass.

Reed said...

HAHAHA hilarious. I dont think i could ever forgive EdK for his pussyness when it came to joining the big 12.

Dave said...

The glass is half full again