Game Day

Today, boo, my homegurl and I went to the Baylor vs Texas Tech game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Lemme tell you not only does that damn stadium look massive on the outside but it looks even more massive on the inside. The House that Jerry Jones Built is a gargantuan building. See look for yourself!!

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Being that I’m a Texans fan, I have to say that shit is impressive!! Like I can even front or hate. Jerry’s World is an a ma zing building. And that display screen!!!!! My gawd that has to be the biggest thing I’ve ever seen. hahahaha that’s what she said. Sorry mind in gutta. Like this screen is… It’s… Lawd have mercy. I know e’ry damn thang in Texas is bigger but that screen!!! Ugh loooooook at it!!!

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That mess is… I’m speechless. I have no words whatsoever about that screen. Um um um my lawd!

Okay sorry moving away from the screen now because obviously I could easily go on and on about that damn screen.

Aside from gawking at AT&T Stadium, it was a great day. We literally sat in the nosebleeds and lemme tell you those seats were the most uncomfortable seats I’ve ever sat in. I was okay for the first and second quarter but then my legs started to hurt beyond what I could usually tolerate. There just wasn’t enough room to stretch out. I think Boo is right if we do this again we will definitely have to splurge for better seats or at least seats that do not require to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Such a ratchetly long hike. R A T C H E T!!

The good news is Baylor won. The bad news is the QB for Texas Tech is a baaaaaaaaaaad man! First of all, he’s a freshman. Secondly, that kid threw for more than 500 yards today. Thirdly, he can schlang da rock like its a piece of paper. I dunno where Kliff Klingsbury found that kid but he best keep him around all four years because he’s going to be Tech’s ticket to greatness!

Now I know I’m praising Tech but I can’t even front. The Baylor defense sucks. It sucks so bad there aren’t enough negative words in the dictionary to describe the level in which Baylor defense sucks. They missed simple textbook fundamental tackles. Coverage was blown every which way. And they allowed four too many touchdowns. Not that I thought Tech would be a rollover but they gave Baylor more than a solid run for their money. Tech made Baylor look like the University of Kansas. I don’t mean to insult KU even though I can’t stand them but there’s a reason why they’re last in the Big 12 Conference. The way Baylor was playing you’d think the team was reverting back to the Coach Steele era. Baylor fans you remember that debacle!

Ugh and Bryce Petty left the game due to concussion like symptoms. Sean Russell did well but he didn’t do as well as he has in previous weeks. It was just a horrible and embarrassing game. Gawd I hope Baylor cleans up their act because next weekend we play Kansas State who’s been WAITING to tap some Baylor ass all season long.

At this point Baylor gon need everything short of a miracle in order to get to the playoffs. They have to play smart and precise football. That means less mistakes and far less penalties! Gawd those damn mutha fuckin penalties are just a thorn in our side. If we can cut down on the team penalties and force the our opponents to make more mistakes, we’d be golden. Sigh yeah we’ll see how that goes next week.

May the odds forever be in Baylor’s favor. May they forever be in our favor.

Thanks for reading….

The Southern Yankee

Johnny Flopball

Has anyone seen this story?

How the hell is a rookie who hasn’t played a single minute in a National Football League game have the TOP selling jersey above veterans like Peyton muthafuckin Manning, Drew Brees, JJ Watt, Clay Matthews or even Tom Brady. I wouldn’t by his jersey but some po schmuck would

I have to agree with PK that doesn’t happen often when he said he hasn’t done anything in the NFL to warrant fans buying so many of his jersey. Of course, we all know why his jersey is being sold faster than water, batteries and non perishable foods before, during and after a natural disaster. Aggies fuckin cult will support that arrogant little shit no matter what! But I get it! Believe me I do. I grew up in Texas. I know and understand how important football is to my fellow Texans. I get how schools like A&M have rich and deeply rooted traditions and revelry. In fact, I almost admire it. I said almost!

I also get that the city of Cleveland hasn’t had this much excitement in… Well… Um… Ever! Let me be quite clear when I say LeBresha don’t count towards the excitement. His bitch ass left them for sunny Miami and is crawling back when he didn’t win another championship in June. That’s not admirable that’s just being greedy. can y’all tell I’m not

But back to PK’s original point. Johnny Manziel hasn’t done anything to deserve such an honor. He hasn’t thrown for 300+ yards in a single game or broken away from the likes of JJ Watt, Clay Matthews, Ndamukong Suh or Terrell Suggs. Yes he has the ability to extend plays and get the ball down the field… in a college football game. Yes he has quick feet and can out run linebackers like he runnin’ from the po-lice. But that’s in COLLEGE. Are you guys listening? He can do almost everything in a college football setting.

How many rookie NFL players have a phenomenal rookie season right off the bench? How many rookie quarterbacks play like Peyton Manning or Drew Brees? um now and not at the beginning of their career What recent or up in coming QB can even measure up to Joe Montana, Brett Favre, John Elway or Johnny Unitas? Seriously people tell me.

While Johnny Manziel has talent and possibly the potential to be better than he is currently, he’s not a NFL QB. He doesn’t seem to have the discipline or the maturity to be a quarterback in the National Football League. Yes I realize he’s part of a new breed of professional football players but honestly to paraphrase one of my favorite players “a football player only has a limited time to play in the league. Better to do the job now and have fun after.” And he’s right! On any given Sunday, as well as Monday or Thursday a player can sustain such an injury that it could take out for a season or their career! Look at Brian Cushing of the Houston Texans. He’s had not one but two season ending injuries. TWO! The poor guy was put on the physically unable to perform list and camp hasn’t even started yet.

I dunno football fans. I could be completely wrong about Manziel. yes I would admit it if I am I just don’t feel he’s too much of a casualty fir the NFL. He’s not mature. He doesn’t give a shit about learning about his craft or about trying to get better for that matter.

Take for example Case Keenum. yes I’m partial to the Houston Texans Case, a former University of Houston standout and NCAA record breaker, is a prime example of QB who studies the game to no end. Yes his quote unquote “rookie” season actually playing wasn’t the best, but he still strives to get better. Not that he seems like the type of guy who would be partying with the likes of Drake and other celebrities like Manziel does but still. He knows that if he wants to be taken seriously as a NFL quarterback that he has to work hard during the off season, training camp and pre season practice to be ready for the regular season. But that goes for any player in any sport. If you’re not bringing your A game, you’re not going to play or be as great as you and yo mama think you are or can be. y’all know I’m right!

For his sake, I hope Manziel wakes up and realizes he’s been given an opportunity most players don’t get. He left college as a sophomore so he doesn’t have a degree to fall back on. He’s dumb young. He flaked at the Manning’s quarterback camp!!!! I’m not gon even touch that! He is photographed e’rywhur but in the gym or on the football field. He’s a kid in a big boy’s world and frankly he’s not doing anything to prove he deserves to be there!

Thanks for reading…

The Southern Yankee

The Killer B’s Got Hosed

I know I’m a little late to the conversation but what the hell was the BBWAA thinking not giving Craig Biggio or Jeff Bagwell enough votes to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I mean seriously! I understand it takes a lot to even be considered for this incredible honor to be amongst some of the if not THE greatest baseball players to ever even play the sport. Certainly if I were a little boy and loved baseball, I would want to be the next Hank Aaron or Babe Ruth or Nolan Ryan. I certainly want that for my nephews.

But to deem both players guilty by association with players who may have taken performance enhancing drugs is not only unfair but shady. Seriously! How often does baseball even get players like Biggio and Bagwell? Were they not around when Biggio hit 3,000 hits or his 300th homer? Or when the Boston Red Sox traded Bagwell in one of the dumbest yet the best for the Astros moves in Major Baseball History? Come on man show some respect for players that played for the game and not solely for the accolades.

I looked at the Baseball Hall of Fame website today and was shocked to not find one Houston Astro or Colt 45 player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. For those of you asking me via your computer screen “Well what about Nolan Ryan? He was on the Astros?” Indeed he was but he retired a damn Texas Ranger!!!! apparently the Astros have been notorious for letting hall of fame quality players slip through their fingers i.e. Lance Berkman, Hunter Pence, Carlos Lee, Carlos Beltran just to name an effn few!

I don’t about you sports fans out there but I’m really disappointed right now. Arguably two of the greatest athletes to ever step foot in the Astrodome and Minute Maid Park. Two players who spent their entire Major League career here in Houston. Through the winning AND losing seasons! You don’t read, watch or hear about those type of baseball players anymore. I’m not even sure there are athletes in any professional sport like Biggio and Bagwell. Well lemme retract that statement because Andre Johnson has been with my Houston Texans from the beginning. I’m sure there have been plenty of offers made to Johnson to leave the Texans. But thank you football gods for not allowing that travesty to happen. and while I’m praying the football gods please oh please allow us to keep JJ Watt for his ENTIRE career. Amen!

Sorry as mentioned in a previous post I’m easily distracted. LOL

I’m pretty sure I am not the only baseball fan and/or Houston resident outraged about Biggio and Bagwell. And I’m certainly not the only journalist who disagrees with the BBWAA members who felt one or both men were undeserving of such a great honor. Nonetheless, as an aspiring sports journalist, I could not sit idly by nor could I post a full rant on twitter and not let my opinion be heard. Even if no one reads this post, I at least gave my buck twenty-five!

For those who want to read more, here are a few articles about the hall of fame snub.

USA Today – Jeff Bagwell calls Craig Biggio’s exclusion ‘a travesty’

ESPN.com – Craig Biggio: Don’t Link Me to Era

Houston Chronicle – Biggio takes near miss at Hall in stride

Until next time,

The Southern Yankee