Archive for January, 2012

The Mavericks Skewer the Suns

Posted by    |    January 31st, 2012 at 11:54 pm

The Mavericks put on a show Monday night in the Valley of the Sun winning 122-99. Even though Steve Nash was out with a bruised thigh, the Suns manage to pull it within 3 in the beginning of the second quarter. However the rest of the night belonged to Dallas as they found a rhythm late in the third. From Vince Carter’s behind the back basket to Delante West’s buzzer beaters, the Mavs are starting to finally seem comfortable with each other on the court. Mavericks front man Dirk Nowitzki contributed only 10 points in his second game back but his teammates took up the slack with three starters scoring 20+ points. It is still early in the season but with games like this the Mavericks have potential to show the country why they’re still the champions.

‘Twas The Night Before Aggie Signing Day

Posted by    |    January 31st, 2012 at 2:55 pm

‘Twas the night before signing day and all through the ‘net,
Every Aggie was fretting, each bed mostly wet;
No sleep could be had, not even a bit,
While Ol’ Army braces for its next de-commit;

Young men choosing hats, internet chatter,
Auburn and Oregon buy players, both fit and the fatter;
Away to the websites, fans fly like a flash,
In maroon footy pajamas, slim hopes likely dashed;
Except for the fortunate and ever so few,
Goddamn Alabama and f’ing tu.

Bralon Addison to Oregon, Thompson to ba-you,
Heartbreak to Aggie? Israel to Jew;
But Maroon will fight on, even if all in vain,
Did you seriously just lose a kid to Tulane?
On Byrne! On Corp Turd! On Reveille! On Sumlin!
On Nut Squeeze! On Delusion! On Signing Day stumblin’!
To SEC West, where pastures are greener,
Home of the 2 stars, positional tweeners!

What’s that you say, mouth all agape?
That must have been some attempt at a jape;
Turns out those pastures aren’t greener at all,
As you’ll find each Saturday, each dreary Fall;
The Confeds plays for titles and always for keeps,
Their players wear jurry, and drive decked out jeeps;
Though Longhorns will gloat over scoreboard eternal,
We wish you much luck in that redneck infernal;

But before we take leave, some advice to impart,
Bidding good riddance with calamitous fart;
Count your blessings as Texans and stave signing day spite,
Merry commitments to all! And to all a good night!

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We’ll have signing day covered at the Recruitocosm with breaking news and a day long open thread followed by a post-signing day class dissection written by yours truly, as well as analysis of our rivals, likely early contributors, and everything else you need to carry you into Spring football. You can also follow the national recruiting scene dramas (I set the over-under at mamas who refuse to sign LOIs at 3) at SB Nation Recruiting.

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A Booster’s Guide to Tweeting Recruits

Posted by    |    January 29th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Cletus take the wheel / From our coaches’ hands / Cause they can’t do this on their own.

National Signing Day is within a stone’s throw (that’s six throws if you’re LSU) and it’s your job to steer blue chip recruits to the right school. Twitter serves as an ideal platform for bombarding high school athletes with promises of effortless sex and immediate playing time. You’ve gathered critical intelligence by hanging on every cryptic word a 17-year-old has tweeted since his sophomore year. Just last Wednesday you learned that “avi” is not just a Windows 3.1 video format. Now it’s time to put your obsession to work.

Sample tweet to Arik Armstead

Hypothetical Example

Consider young prospect Yuri Wright who tweeted, “I’m starving and I want some pussy right now.” Would replying with a testimony of your campus’ superior dining facilities and soaring stray cat population influence his school choice? The answer is yes, but don’t get too excited yet. All things that don’t print money for the NCAA must come to an end. Noncompliance threats have made things contentious. Fan bases are divided into factions of helpful tweeters and self-righteous pricks. This guide is intended to resolve the conflict and ferry boosters through murky social networks. (more…)

Mark Cuban…Is Right(…Again)

Posted by    |    January 29th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Dallas Mavericks owner and number one fan Mark Cuban keeps reassuring Mavs fans not to worry about the team’s roller coaster 13-8 start to the lockout shortened 2011-2012 NBA season. Despite being the defending world champions, the Mavericks have taken the unorthodox style of rolling out a new look team the following year. With impending free agent superstars in the form of a franchise center in Dwight Howard and a franchise point guard in Deron Williams, the Dallas front office risked the fallout from breaking up their first ever championship squad to position themselves financially to be one of the main players in the 2012 free agency frenzy. (more…)

The Young Baptist Profiles Eli Manning

Posted by    |    January 28th, 2012 at 11:39 am

 

In anticipation of the SB, we will showcase  for our Dallas fans articles and videos about the NY Giants and New England Patriots.