Robert Griffin for Heisman

September 13, 2008

Word out of Washington, D.C., today is the Declaration of Independence has gone missing from the National Archives. There are no suspects, but on an unrelated note, President Bush was spotted in Waco, TX, with a rolled up parchment and a sharpie waiting to get Robert Griffin’s autograph.

In fact, rumor has it that McCain and Obama have agreed to put the election on hold pending Griffin’s decision to graduate three years early and take over the leadership of the free world. One Pac 10 school on the west coast has even submitted an early proposal to get his presidential library.

Further evidence of the buzz around this Baylor football phenom was witnessed on my flight back from New York earlier today. Bruce Wayne was on the flight because he was on his way to Ecuador for an extended surfing vacation. As it turns out, Robert Griffin will handle most of the crime fighting in Gotham from here on. Commissioner Gordon was quoted as saying, “…he’s just got more of the intangibles I look for in a superhero.”

Even Paul McCartney, when interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine admitted that after watching Griffin’s first two collegiate starts, selling over a billion records seemed rather nugatory. “I guess some people were just destined to do great things and others weren’t. I just wish I could have met Robert Griffin before we signed with Brian Epstein…”

One final note worth mentioning, is the emergency meeting held earlier this morning at the Downtown Athletic Club of New York City. It seems all regional representatives voted unanimously that ‘Robert Griffin for Heisman’ was really more of a disservice to Griffin; so they introduced a new campaign called ‘Heisman for Robert Griffin’. They hope with enough support, he’ll accept.

Robert Griffin III


Zen and the Art of Special Teams

September 6, 2008

So I was visiting with my therapist the other day, and he asked me if there was anything that I felt compelled to share with him before he turned up the voltage… And I told him that my id was conflicted because even though I agreed that I probably ate too much glue in my youth I couldn’t shake the feeling that Baylor wasn’t giving enough attention to special teams. “It’s the great equalizer, I told him… A school that fields a team with inferior talent to their opponent must view special teams as a way to level the playing field…”

It should be noted that the reason I have to see a therapist in the first place is because I insinuated that championship gold was not really a color, but rather a concept of iconoclasm created to disturb the balance at Floyd Casey Stadium. When challenged if I’d ever seen the color of the center of the lotus flower, I suggested that perhaps a Baylor Bear Big 12 Football Championship might be total enlightenment…

Strangely, I immediately felt drowsy and drifted into a slumber. Then I awoke, surrounded by chimpanzees dressed in yellow lab coats hopping around maniacally with their clipboards containing inkblot cards that all resembled Lilly in a Lady Bear basketball jersey. But I digress…

The point is that my therapist suggested that maybe my obsession with making extra points was really my ego overcompensating because none of my Tech or UT friends can talk trash to me in good conscience because they pity me. Maybe my mother did love me enough, but my friends don’t hate me enough… Am I overanalyzing???

Ziegler added to 49ers practice squad (again)

September 5, 2008

Former Baylor great Dominique Ziegler didn’t quite make the 53-man 49ers roster, but he was once again invited to join the practice squad (he spent last year on the 49ers practice squad as well).  From what I’ve read, Ziegler has added 10-15 lbs of muscle (since last year) and continues to make quite an impression.

I figured if the 49ers dumped Ashley Lelie, Ziegler might actually make the team.  Well, the 49ers did cut Lelie, but they only kept five active receivers… and Ziegler was #6 on the depth chart. Oh well, perhaps Dominique will get called up at some point this season.  In the meantime, he’ll continue to get better… and make some good practice squad $$ in the process.

Here’s a picture of Ziggy in action… enjoy.

Erin Andrews (daddy likes)

September 5, 2008

Ah yes, I do enjoy college football!!  By the way, is that Erin giving the ‘ole “Sic’em Bears” sign?

Erin Andrews

Vandy shocks the old ball coach!

September 5, 2008

Ah yes, nothing like a little Thursday night college football on ESPN.  I can’t tell you how nice it is to be enjoying football once again! Honestly, I was a little surprised at how well Vandy played.  I watched South Carolina last week and was pretty impressed… figured they’d take care of business tonight.  During the game, I did a little research on Vanderbilt, and was surprised to discover they actually did pretty well last year… ended up 6-6 and could easily have gone 8-4.  That’s especially good news for anyone who follows Baylor football, since a lot of folks compare the football program at Vanderbilt (traditional doormat of the SEC) to Baylor (traditional doormat of the Big XII).

Perhaps tonight’s game was a sign of things to come. They’ll definitely be partying tonight in Nashville… beating a top 25 team is always a huge deal for Vandy. Hopefully Baylor will have one or two top 25 wins this year as well.  Anything’s possible, right??

…my first blog entry

September 5, 2008

For whatever reason, I feel inclined to start things off with a generic “my first blog” post.  Let me first say that I’m somewhat familiar with blogging but have never actually contributed to a blog, much less started one.  That being said, this particular blog is definitely a work-in-progress and will certainly evolve as I become more comfortable with WordPress (and blogging in general).  In other words, I have no idea how to add video, pictures, etc… but, I’m a fairly intelligent/savvy computer person, so I’m sure I’ll be able to figure it out.

In case you’re wondering, this blog will cover a variety of subjects… most of which will (hopefully) be related, in some form or fashion, to Baylor University, Baylor athletics, Waco, and really just about anything sports or Baylor related.  However, since we’re making up the rules as we go, I reserve the right to “blog” about whatever i want.  Hopefully we’ll also have 2-3 regular contributors… all Baylor grads, of course.

I guess that’s about it.  Let the blogging begin!