Coach Royal, Grandpa, Scotch and some wisdom

Posted by    |    September 9th, 2017 at 10:57 am

Sunny afternoon day with a slight east to west breeze and the sounds of children playing outside while I pontificate in the man cave.

Hey Coach Royal – We could use a little help here.

As we all know, the stadium which the beloved Coach’s name appears has been a sight of pride, joy and sheer horrific football at times.

My grandparents both worked so hard and long at times it seemed they weren’t married.th

This all got me to thinking.

Hey Grandpa -You in here? Hello?

Good to see you let’s talk football and help me understand WWDKRD. ( What Would DKR Do)

“It doesn’t matter what they throw at us.

Well, yeah, that’s 100% correct.rd or 4th

The next logical thing would be for us to pour a couple of glasses of a beverage old enough to strip, join the military and buy a pack of smokes..

“You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket – you might have caught a fish.”

I get where he’s going now, or at least I think I do. We’re in a mudhole right now, albeit a small one. If we take a second and check I think there might be a fish back there somewhere. If it’s not a fish then I’m in jail like a scene from Mr. Robot and scared. Let’s just call it a fish. So, we didn’t get baptized with fairy dust and eye of newt to turn things around in week one. Got it.

Let’s see what we did find out. There are some great players on both sides of the ball. Hell even special teams was special at times. Suspect play calling, injured QB1 and 51 points scored all happened, we can’t change it. BUT what I was able to see for the 1 time in a long while was a group of guys who actually didn’t lay down or roll over.

Now I’d imagine we are 3-4 drinks deep and that’s when he cuts loose, and everything comes out.

“Football doesn’t build character.

This one is loud and clear. Look around at your friends, people on Twitter, those assholes making meth in a bathtub outside of Norman. Everyone has a positive outlook when things are going great. Once adversity hits the weak waver. You have angry texts and dick pics from your buddies, the Twitter-sphere is bonkers with #fireSomeone #replaceOC #replaceDC and the land thieves are shoving bags of meth in orifices to hide from the cops. Turning the light on we can see people still standing and supporting Tom, the staff and players.

Now we know who is in for the long haul and not knee-jerk reactions. Looking at the players we can see who has bought in and who hasn’t. (I’m very confident this was discussed in the players only meeting that shouldn’t have been blasted 140 characters at a time).st.

“I try not to make the same mistakes today I made yesterday.”

“You never lose a game if the opponent doesn’t score.”

Hey now, that’s a double dose! I feel like we are being smacked with the side of the scotch bottle now. How about not blitzing 7 guys through one gap and leaving the backside open? Northeastern Mutant Ninja Turtle University shouldn’t score 51 on any Texas team, ever. If we score 41 points, we should win.

Thanks for the time sir, I’ll let you get back to heavenly golf without anyone asking when you’ll be home.

Whew!!

Now that I’ve sat here and wasted away about a half bottle of the good hooch thinking about how life was simple without 140 characters, pokes and snapchat filters.

Jet

Punt returns will kill you quicker than a minnow can swim a dipper.”

Hello? Who’s there?

“I learned this about coaching: You don’t have to explain victory and you can’t explain defeat.”

Will the two of you please close the garage on your way out? Also, I can hear you complaining about the shade of orange on the uniforms and design changes.

**They eclipsed 60 years of marriage before both passed in 2010. Grandpa – Rest in peace and hopefully you’ve gotten some time with Coach Royal to talk about the wishbone.