Monday Links

I’m gonna try something new and each week post the best links. It will probably be on a Thursday from here on out but today is such a good day that I’ll start the tradition on a Monday.

ESPN: Perry Jones to Stay

Baylor Lariat write up on PJ3

Baylor adds JuCo guard

Brett Wallace gets his due

Because the NCAA is a joke

Top 10 Sports calls of all-time

I’d be upset too

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Bill Simmons Tiger Woods

Read Bill’s column on Tiger Woods’ Sunday. I enjoyed it especially this paragraph:

“I am supposed to think that he’s a poor role model — that he’s an adulterer, that he’s selfish, that he’s a phony, that he behaves badly on golf courses, that he’s someone I wouldn’t want my son to emulate some day. That’s horses—. I want my son to know that people screw up, that nobody is perfect, that you can learn from your foibles. I want my son to watch “The Natural” some day, hear Roy Hobbs say, “Some mistakes you never stop paying for” and know that it’s not just words in a movie. I want my son to know that you haven’t lived until you fought back, that you haven’t won until you’ve lost, that you can’t understand what it’s like to relish something until you suffered, too. I want him to understand that it’s the 21st century, that we sit around picking our heroes apart all day, that we expect them to be superhuman at all times, that we get pissed off when they aren’t, that it’s hypocritical if you really think about it.”

God Bless and Sic Em Bears

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DisAstros

If anyone has any ideas of a team I can support that isn’t named the Rangers please let me know. I have given up on the Astros, which is a surprise cause I think to myself why was I even supporting the Astros from the beginning?

No, I’m not a fairweather fan as much as I would like to I would love to have no emotional connection with this team but I do. This has always been my team from the Killer B’s to the no name Astros I have always been an Astros fan. I mean when I need to stop thinking about things I recite the 1997 team in my head: Shane Reynolds, Tim Bogar, Pat Listach, Derek Bell and so on…

I just can’t do it anymore, I look at this team and I expect them to lose. You know it’s bad when the Pirates are better than you.

Like I’ve told Janelle before, I don’t like praying about sports because there are so many bigger things in life but Lord if you are reading this please help the Astros. I don’t want you to help them win but help them to please not completely suck! I mean baseball is a religion so please help them.

I can’t quit you, Astros but I’m trying.

God Bless (the Astros) and Sic Em Bears

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NCAA Title Game

Here is my quick take on the NCAA Championship Game tonight. Butler will win, again just like the NFL Playoffs, my picks have been terrible so if you are going to bet based on my opinion then you should take UConn.

Since I really tried to fill my NCAA bracket out by using pure logic and completely failed I am picking Butler for one reason alone, I like Brad Stevens and he looks like a real cool guy when he wears his glasses.

I mean look at those glasses. He looks sharp and then go and compare that to Jim Calhoun. Stevens wins by a landslide. I want to play for a guy who dresses like he coaches, sharp! There’s a reason Stevens wears those glasses though and it’s not a funny matter so don’t make fun of him. That alone is why Butler will win this game. It will not because Butler has more experience or because UConn is full of freshman.

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Opening Day

 

It’s the best day of the year, better than Christmas, my birthday and even your birthday. It’s Opening Day for MLB. One would think that you can’t mess opening day up but one would be completely wrong, this is Bud Selig we are talking about, the man messed up an All-Star game. Opening Day 2011 should be titled Opening Day 2011 Part 1 and Part 2 or Opening Days 2011. Selig decided this year to start the season earlier so he gave teams the option to choose rather they wanted to play Thursday or Saturday. Most teams chose Friday but a few chose Thursday because of projected weather conditions on Friday. 

This doesn’t make any sense to me why wouldn’t Selig have all of the teams start on the same day? From a PR perspective I think having every team start on the same day would only strengthen the game. A day full of baseball games where all of your stars can shine only makes things better for the league it doesn’t hurt it.

Not putting all the games on the same day only weakens the product. Let me make one thing clear baseball is going to be fine; this is just a minor thing but why not start the season off well. What’s beautiful about opening day is that every team has a chance. There’s a belief that this could be your season.

Baseball used to be America’s sport but football has taken over that title. The NFL is potentially facing a shortened season and it looks like the NBA is going the same way, this could have been baseball’s chance to become the national pastime once more.  This was baseballs chance to win their season. They blew it.

 

 

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No Ho’ing Around

Make sure you go get your “Supa Fly Ho with cheese” while they’re hot and available. Fat Ho Burgers on 11th Street and Ross Avenue opened Tuesday. Naturally any business with the word ho in it was open to a lot of criticism.

One of Fat Ho Burgers’ closest neighbors is the Gospel Café. Folks at the volunteer-run religious café and bookstore wish
the burger joint was a little more “holy.”

“Would’ve been nice to think a little more sensitively,” said Pastor Marsha Martie.

Latika Evans the 23-year-old owner of Fat Ho Burger is a college graduate who worked her way through college to open her burger joint. But is the name of her business going to hurt her?

I think it was a brilliant idea to name her burger place Fat Ho. As unfortunate of a term it is, it has people talking and in a world where the big name companies run so much what is going to make someone who goes to McDonalds all the time try something different? Fat Ho sets them apart from every other burger place in Waco except for maybe Health Camp whose name is exactly opposite of what the place is but even Fat Ho is controversial than that.

The name has brought customers to Fat Ho Burgers and that was Evans’ intention. “That’s one thing I learned in American Broadcasting School, get an attention getter. Get something that will grab their attention and that grabbed their attention.”

Report is that the negative and positive media attention that Fat Ho received over the past two days put Evans’ out of burgers and available cash on Wednesday.

If you think the name of the place is crazy check out the name of some of her food items: “Supa Fly Ho,” “Supa Dupa Fly Ho,” “Toasty Ho,” “Badmamajama” burger with four patties, and “Tiny Ho” meals for the kids.

I have no idea if the burgers are good but the name brings customers so to me this was the best move Evans could have made other than making amazing burgers.

As for me, I’ll take a Badmamajama no onions, dry.

 

God Bless and Sic Em Bears

 

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Happy birthday

John Garza, Robbie Crabtree and John Paul Encarnacion yalls birthdays have either happened or about to happen so I just wanted to take a second and thank you for being there for me. Along with Joe Bramanti and Jean Scott Dodd, whose birthdays are in April and May respectively, yall have drastically affected my life. The things I have learned and the moments I have shared with each one of you holds a special place in my memories. Since high school yall have always been there for me when I needed you and have been a lot like my brothers so thank you. Things are changing for all of us and who knows when we will all be in the same place again but I will always be there for yall.

God Bless and Sic Em Bears

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