My mother and father are University of Texas alumni, and, until certain academic realities became inescapable, I used to tell anyone and everyone that I planned to go to university there. So I am not jumping on the bandwagon when I say:
HOLY SHIT, DID YOU SEE TEXAS CLINCH VICTORY FROM THE JAWS OF DEFEAT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT? IT WAS THE GREATEST GAME EVER!
Uhm... Well, it was a pretty good game, at least. Any game decided in the final 19 seconds is going to be good. I still think Vince Young is overrated, but there wasn't much to support that claim as he dragged Texas to a win.
The person not living up to the hype was Reggie Bush, who wins the prize for Dumbest Act Ever when he pitched the ball to a player who wasn't looking. Way to turn a breakaway run into a triumph for the other side, dumbass.
My favorite moment, though, came after the game was won and at least half the stadium was singing "Eyes of Texas." That made me tear up.
This is months old, but I only saw it today: Free Juan!
The No. 1 word for which people sought definition in 2005 was integrity. There's irony in that, I think.
I learned today that both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton played rugby in college.
Dumbest thing I've seen today:
I was watching "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, and at one point Wolf was standing next to a wall of six TV monitors -- because, you know, there is that much shit happening in the world that you must watch six things all at the same time. The monitor closest to Wolf was showing "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer.
"I'm Wolf Blitzer, in the Situation Room. Let's take a look at what's happening tonight. First off, you can see that I'm Wolf Blitzer, in the Situation Room..."