Category Archives: Texas Is Just Better Than You Are.

Control freaky-deaky

The University of Texas — read that as head coach Tom Herman — has just decreed that beat writers who cover the Longhorns may not post on social media during post-practice interviews.

“Our hope is that you would take time to review your post and re-listen to the questions and answers in an effort to increase accuracy and insure the necessary context in each of your social media reports.

“We hope this will not only allow everyone more time to craft those commentaries/reports, but also allow necessary time to absorb full context,” the statement continued. “It also will be beneficial in providing full attention for follow-up questions or the next line of questioning during the actual interviews. Thank you in advance for adhering to this new policy.”

It’s good to see that Herman’s already got things going so swimmingly for his program that he’s now got time to teach the media how to do their jobs, too.

Meanwhile, in Athens, Greg McGarity silently wonders if Herman may have been Georgia material after all.

Advertisements

5 Comments

Filed under Media Punditry/Foibles, Texas Is Just Better Than You Are.

Wednesday morning buffet

Dig in.

  • Has Smart had a change of heart about Georgia’s running game?  Count me in the I’ll-believe-it-when-I-see-it camp.
  • One thing I don’t get about 2017 win projections is why there’s a general assumption about how the Georgia-Auburn game is going to play out.  After all, “Auburn hasn’t hit over 8.5 wins since going 12-2 in 2013 and has only done so three times since 2007. Georgia, on the other hand, has gone over 8.5 wins four times since 2011, including a 12-2 mark in 2012 and back-to-back years of 10-3 in 2014 and 2015.”
  • Screw signing days, says Bob Bowlsby, who likes the idea of signing periods.
  • Speaking of Bowlsby, is there a dumber idea in college football than a championship game for a conference that plays a round-robin schedule?  It will serve the Big 12 right if that game screws it out of a playoff spot.
  • Seth Emerson asks a good question about Georgia’s defense.  The timing sure would be nice.
  • And here’s another good question, in this case, about Title IX in the context of colleges paying athletes.  It’s about time somebody asked.
  • Way to go, Tom Herman.

10 Comments

Filed under Auburn's Cast of Thousands, Big 12 Football, Georgia Football, Political Wankery, Recruiting, Strategery And Mechanics, Texas Is Just Better Than You Are.

Texas, you still need to work on the rebranding.

The spirit of Steve Patterson lives on.

That’s one catchy slogan you got there, Corona.  And an even better game day promotion!

A “fun photo opportunity” with a chair?  Damn, that’ll keep fans from staying home to watch on TV.

Texas can still make a deal with a domestic brewer, too.  Maybe UT can have one of the Budweiser Clydesdales square off with Bevo.

13 Comments

Filed under Texas Is Just Better Than You Are.

United we stand, divided we play Texas A&M.

Coming from the school that’s set its own course with the Longhorn Network and reportedly tested the waters of leaving the Big 12 before, this seems a trifle cheeky.

Then again, I suppose it never hurts to ask.

4 Comments

Filed under Big 12 Football, Texas Is Just Better Than You Are.

I wanna rock ‘n roll all night, and hook ’em every day.

Kiss versus the University of Texas, another reason to love America.

8 Comments

Filed under Texas Is Just Better Than You Are.

Wednesday morning buffet

I haven’t served up one of these in a while.  Hope I still know what I’m doing.

15 Comments

Filed under Crime and Punishment, Gators, Gators..., Georgia Football, SEC Football, Strategery And Mechanics, Texas Is Just Better Than You Are., The Body Is A Temple

The second coolest old school coach-celebrity pic you’ll see today.

Nothing touches the James Brown-Vince Dooley shot that adorns this blog, of course, but this ain’t half bad.

************************************************************************

UPDATE:  For some reason, that Twitter feed is now private.  I couldn’t find that particular picture on the Intertubes, so here’s an alternate shot of the duo that’s pretty cool.

former-university-of-texas-coach-darrell-k-royal-left-with-willie-nelson-in-this-undated-photo-developed-a-love-for-country-music-during-the-depression

20 Comments

Filed under Texas Is Just Better Than You Are.