Daily Archives: March 18, 2009

Hi, Mr. Dead Horse. Can I beat on you for a minute?

Michael Wilbon argues passionately here that the NCAA basketball tourney sucks this year because it’s becoming more BCS-like, but do you know what his screed really boils down to?

Sure you do:  the regular season doesn’t matter like it should.

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UPDATE: It’s a meme!

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UPDATE #2: More of the same.

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The recession doesn’t exist at Cowboys Stadium.

Holy Mother of Crap, these ticket prices are breathtaking.

College football fans will soon discover that watching their favorite teams at the Cowboys’ new stadium will come at a steep price.

Top ticket prices have been set at $300 for the Arkansas-Texas A&M game in October and $250 for the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. The debut college game Sept. 5 between the University of Oklahoma and Brigham Young University will cost $150 for the best seats.

Those prices apply to suites as well as the lower levels between the end zones on both sides of the field, known as club seating. Prices are set by the schools and Cotton Bowl organizers, not the Cowboys.

“At any stadium in the country, suites and club seats come at premium price,” said Bill Byrne, Texas A&M’s athletic director. “The design of Cowboys Stadium is unique as the best lower level seats are suites and club level seats.”

Student tickets for the Oct. 3 Arkansas-A&M game are $50 for end zone seats, but other reserved seats range from $85 to $300.

Three hundred bucks to watch two teams that weren’t even bowl eligible last season…  wow.  It makes you wonder what they’re gonna charge for a Coke and a hot dog.

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So early in the spring (practice)

Well, the first day of spring practice is in the books.  You can get a read about it from all of the usual suspects.  No real surprises, except for maybe how sharp Logan Gray appeared to be.

To me, Caleb King is an interesting story early on.  Marc Weiszer has a story on King, whose season last year was emblematic for the entire team – plenty of talent, but lacking in focus.  Take this quote from the kid as an example:

… He admits there’s more motivation now than in the past when Moreno was the workhorse.

“If he was going to get most of the carries, you might not work as hard as you could,” King said. “All the backs are working harder than last year.”

King illustrates that this squad has some growing up to do.  And the coaching staff has to do a better job of getting this team mentally prepared, a point which Kyle King admirably articulates in this post.  Sure, it’s probably an easier task this year without the distraction of the preseason number one ranking hanging over everyone’s heads, but as Groo notes, you can only take that “underdog” chip on your shoulder so far.

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