Archive for May, 2011

The committee has spoken

Posted by    |    May 30th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

The NCAA Baseball Selection Committee released their announcement of the postseason field of 64 teams on Monday. ESPN dedicated an entire 30 minute television show. I watched the French Open.

It’s not quite the hoopla of March Madness…okay, so it’s not even in the same multi-verse. However, this is an extremely level field of teams and I’m expecting a month of competitive baseball.

On to what matters, Austin was named a Regional host and the Longhorns were tabbed as the No. 7 national seed. Joining Texas in the Austin Regional are: Texas State, Kent State and Princeton. If you’re looking for a a remake of the Punic Wars, find another Regional.

I opined earlier that Regional play could be trickier for this Texas squad than a traditional three-game series (like the Horns should see in a Super Regional). That was before this troika was gift-wrapped and sent to Austin. (more…)

Phil Steele has spoken…

Posted by    |    May 29th, 2011 at 5:30 am

Malcolm Brown and Blake Gideon are ready to dominate next year.

The summer ritual approaches…



Check it here. (more…)

Rangers Prepare for Brutal Road Trips; Cashier John Rhadigan

Posted by    |    May 26th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

As memorable as the Mavericks series-clinching win over the Thunder was, the one I’ll always remember is the Dallas theft of Game 4 on Monday night.  I was on my way back to Austin from the Ballpark, having just watched Alexi Ogando and the Rangers — reinforced at last by Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz — dispatch the White Sox in an absurd two hours and five minutes with a 5-hit shutout.  I hadn’t heard of an American League game being played in around two hours that didn’t involve Walter Freaking Johnson.  In any event, between the pace of the game and checking the basketball score between innings, nobody in Section 230 had time to piss, and I unwisely eschewed the post-game pit stop in an effort to get to the car and dial up the Mavs.

With about a minute left in regulation, I was somewhere between Hillsboro and Waco when nature collided with Dirk Nowitzki in the front seat of my Yukon.  Since Dirk was unstoppable down the stretch, nature had to yield.  (more…)

Dana Holgorsen Walks Into A Bar…

Posted by    |    May 25th, 2011 at 12:34 am

…and apparently gets unruly trying to figure out how coaches (or coaches-in-waiting, my lady) can start to get their hijinks included in their team’s Fulmer Cup standings.

As you know, we’re big Holgorsen fans. Whether he’s diagramming plays, possibly with a hangover or talking X’s and O’s and humor on the radio, he’s good for the game. Or at least good for the blogs.

On to the latest episode.

Multiple sources told the Charleston Daily Mail Holgorsen was removed from Mardi Gras Casino & Resort after 3 a.m. May 18. Holgorsen had been at a Mountaineer Athletic Club function earlier in the day in Logan before spending the evening at the casino with other university representatives.

Dude will not abide a subpar Beignet after seven or eight Hurricanes. I don’t blame him.

…according to the report, the entire incident — whatever it was — was caught on the casino’s video surveillance.

Oh please!!!!

Whatever the problem was, representatives from West Virginia who were at the casino with Holgorsen then intervened, and Holgorsen was then removed from the casino. Holgorsen was not arrested and it’s believed he was released under the supervision of his fellow West Virginia representatives.

Forget it, Jake. It’s Morgantown.

Texas vs. TAMU Open Thread

Posted by    |    May 21st, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Going for the sweep which would deny the Aggies a share of the conference title eventhough the Horns would have the tie-breaker.

By the way, this post is dedicated to the fairest member of the Barking Carnival family, Mrs. V. Happy Graduation! Sorry I couldn’t be there.