Friday, January 6, 2006

Hook 'em Horns

  • 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:
    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..."

    Curly said...

    Sounds like an amazing football game! That's the only way that bowl finals should be won, in the last few seconds.

    Anonymous said...

    "Eyes of Texas" is the exact moment I turned off the TV and started to feel REALLY bad about hoping they would win that game.

    The really funny think about Wolff? On Thursday he wasn't even IN the Situation Room -- he was in Jerusalem (hoping Sharon would die soon, presumably).

    Crystal said...

    go UT. i am not going to lie and say that i actually watched the game or really even gave a dook about it, but i did see the highlights and i must admit that i wished i would have watched the game and gave a dook about it.

    Dave Morris said...

    Holy HELL what a game!

    Yeah, integrity is hard to come by, what with so many people not knowing what it means.

    I always avoid Wolf Blitzer. He's begging to be ignored, and so I give him that.

    OldHorsetailSnake said...

    That's Juan for the money...

    Lindsay Hansen said...

    I didn't know your parents were UT alums...just like Matthew McConaghey! Anyway, I was ecstatic that USC lost...As a good Bruin, I'm fiercely anti-Trojan!