Well, it has been a little while since my last blog entry. You’ll have to blame the demands of college football. I can’t spend all my time entertaining the wanting masses (by wanting masses I mean the 65 hits on this page, 60 of which I’m sure was my mother hitting refresh over and over).
So, I do need to catch you up on a lot.
I did the radio show with Joe D. Let me say how much I thoroughly enjoyed that experience and how much I truly hate the sound of my own voice. It creeps me out. But with Will Beatty and me on the air, it was nothing short of a great time. I have to give Joe D some props, while a fan of the Evil Empire (we’ll grant him a short exemption of hatred for now) his voice is like that of a winged angel and simply melts my heart (now don’t say I never mention you, Joe). I also have to give props to Normy, the “yin” to Joe’s “yang.” And I need to issue him an apology: I did NOT mean to blow you off Norm, I was just trying to get done with my pregame routine (I’m very superstitious).
Anyway, you can find the radio show here and let me know what you think.
If you are wondering why I kept plugging our Graduate Assistant, Tim Cary, it’s because I had a little bet going with some of the guys to see if I could work him into the conversation. That, and Coach Cary is a great guy. So great that after he left, Fairfield University had to cancel the football program because they knew it simply could never get any better. Well done, Tim.
I guess I should probably talk about the Baylor game.
They. Were. Fast.
Top to bottom, running back to receiver to offensive guard, that team had some serious speed. I would compare them with the only other team I’ve seen demonstrate this kind of athleticism…that’s right…our beloved toothless friends from the south, West Virginia University. And while Griffin (their QB) didn’t have “Gold Frontz” (you alone hold that honor, Noel Divine), he did have some serious speed.
Want to know just how serious his talent is? The kid won the NCAAs when he should have been in the end of his senior year of high school. He graduated in the fall and entered Baylor in the spring. Still not convinced? Why don’t you check out the play where I had him cornered in the pocket, already cutting the tape for my highlight reel, and he made me (a slow, fat, white guy) look like…well…a slow, fat, white guy. He was gone in a flash and rolling out. I chased in vain. He was good.
I have to say that our offense kept us in the game when it had to, and that Tyler manages and leads the offense like no other. People need to stop dwelling on the turnovers, when it came time to score (and win) we (he) did.
Special teams had a great day, and my hat is off to Desi Cullen on that tremendous punt pinning them on their own 4-yard line. I like to believe it was because of the Lunn-Sung-Hero Award that gave him that extra fighting, competitive edge.
The defense could have played a better game. And I think we all know it. But again, when the game was on the line (and it was) we came to play. And we were definitely robbed on that safety call, and the late hit that kept their drive alive to score.
My next blog?
I’m gonna touch on all the pre-game rituals of my teammates, from the crazy to the mundane, to the simply insane. And I’ll take you through my gameday, top to bottom.
So stay tuned, and visit often. Tell your friends, you’ll save my family a lot of trouble.