Going Kyle Field!

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The crowd noise was deafening as the Gamecocks made their way toward the south end of the field. The Aggies’ defense had held the Gamecocks in check for two plays, then on the third play, the Gamecocks broke through for a 25-yard gain. They picked up another gain on the next play to the Aggies 40-yard line. It seemed they were going to score with how easily they moved the ball. Every time the quarterback set up under his center, the crowd just got louder.

I leaned over to Heidi so she could hear me above the noise of the crowd, “we’re due for a turnover.”

A few seconds later, Donovan Wilson intercepted the ball and ran it 60-yards for a touchdown, Aggies took a 35-21 lead. Kyle Field erupted and I couldn’t help but laugh that I made that call.

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Soccer, Easy to Understand, Hard to Play

As I sat watching my son play soccer, it dawned on me that soccer is not a complicated game. However, it is quite difficult. It is one thing to see what needs to be done in order to move the ball down the field and score. It is quite another getting 10 year olds to do it. But I guess the same could be said about a lot of sports, easy to grasp, hard to carry out. The following photos are of Andy’s (my son) team seeking to carry it out. They did quite well for a while, but their opponents finally overcame the sluggishness both teams were facing for playing so late on a Saturday. The Gunners lost, 3-1.

Andy got to be a team captain and witness the coin toss.

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Do I Believe in Space Aliens?

It was not a question I was expecting this afternoon when I went to the country club to play a round of golf. One of our new employees was asking me about my Titleist golf cap with the Roswell Alien logo on the side.

I don’t believe in space aliens and said as much. But I had to think about it and I have to admit that some of my bad shots this afternoon were because my mind was preoccupied with the question. The rest of my bad shots were due to the fact that I’m just a bad golfer. I do have a long game now, but my short game still sends me into the triple bogey range and beyond.

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Watch the Saban Frenzy Bubble Over if Brown Steps Down

I love hearing t.u. faithful get all excited about the possibility of Nick Saban leaving Alabama to coach the longhorns just as soon as Mack Brown steps down, which according to reports, will be tomorrow.

Orangebloods.com is leading the charge for Brown’s resignation. They are reporting that Brown will step down on Friday, however, sources close to the school and Brown himself, have denied the reports.

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College Football Bowl Schedule

Here is the upcoming college football bowl schedule, starting December 21 with the Gildan New Mexico bowl and ending January 6, 2014 with the BCS National Championship. I may try to pick the winners for fun, but not right now. I will say that I am picking Auburn to win over Florida State, and the SEC will continue it’s supremacy in national championship games. I don’t think FSU has a chance.

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Sumlin Lobbied Hard for USC Job

That is the headline of a story at BleacherReport.com, that states that Texas A&M’s head coach Kevin Sumlin lobbied hard to get the job at USC before the officials at A&M gave him a raise and a six-year deal worth $5 million a year.

This is really disappointing news. I’m disappointed in Sumlin. I know that coaches want the best deal they can get, but I thought Sumlin wanted to be at A&M. I thought he liked it there. I thought there was no other place he wanted to be. That has always been the impression we’ve been given, sort of like the fact that Les Miles wants to be at LSU, and Nick Saban wants to be at Alabama. Turns out that Sumlin is using A&M as a stepping stone to his next job.

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The Game of the Century!?!

My folks texted me and had me come over this morning (a walk of about 35 steps) to watch the morning sports cast about the Texas A&M-Alabama game on for this afternoon. The sportscaster doing the story has dubbed the game, “The Game of the Century!”

At the point, my Dad started telling me the real game of the century took place in the Astrodome between UCLA and his Houston Cougars, was a basketball game, and featured Lou Alcindor and Elvin Hayes in one of the most watched broadcasts of all time. He is right, that is considered the GotC, and says so on Wikipedia!

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