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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Texas Football: The Baylor Game 

Week Ten: No. 4 Texas (8-1) vs. Baylor (8-0)
Last Week: Texas Tech 38, Texas 33; Missouri 31, Baylor 28
Last Meeting: (#19) Texas 31, Baylor 10
All-Time Series: Texas leads 71-22-4

Last week was tough.

It was a stomach-punch loss that makes it very hard to preview a game this week against Baylor. So forgive me if this seems at all half-assed (because it is).

I understand that I hereby forfeit my right to criticize the team if they put forth a half-ass effort this week.

This Week's Game in a Nutshell

Robert Griffin is a very good QB. But unless Texas forgets to show up then I have a hard time thinking Baylor can win this game.

The Week That Will Be projects the Bowl schedule...

And I still laugh at lolcats.

They Said It...
There's light at the end of the tunnel. The biggest thing we talked to our players about is that there's no doubt we're disappointed, but it's time to move on and refocus. We've got to go back to work

Texas WR coach Bobby Kennedy
I'm not sure anything else needs to be said.

In the Huddle with "Sir Rod"

Will return when Chip Brown posts something new, and when Rod finishes celebrating the Obama win from Tuesday night...

(Note: "Sir" Rod Walker played RB for the Horns from 1991-1994. He currently chairs a committee seeking to enshrine John Mackovic in the Longhorn Ring of Honor.)

Stonie's Stone Wall

Will return...

(Note: Stonie Clark played DT for the Horns from 1992-1995. He once left a permanent dent in Sooner RB James Allen's torso with a flying body tackle.)

Betcha Didn't Know

By my count the Horns have faced Baylor only five times previously in the last half-century when coming off of a loss. It last happened 11 years ago, and remarkably was Baylor's only win in those games. As I said earlier this season, John Mackovic isn't here anymore, so I wouldn't worry about semi-recent history repeating itself.

The Things I Think About

As illustrated in this section last week, I'm a fan of odd comparisons. Apparently, so is CNNSI.com writer Ty Hildenbrandt, who compares BCS contenders to WWE Superstars. I'd like to think that Texas fares better than a Mr. Perfect parallel, but it's fun to reminisce.

For the Record

If a guy with only four years of national political experience and a middle name of Hussein can overcome a shoo-in party rival in the primary, then cruise to a landslide win in the general election, then surely Texas can climb two measley spots to earn a berth in the BCS Championship Game.

Personal Anecdote Involving This Week's Opponent

Eh, you've heard it all before.

Semi-Relevant quote from the movie Tombstone
He was quoting the Bible, Revelations. "Behold the pale horse". The man who "sat on him was Death... and Hell followed with him".
I figured a little hellfire and brimstone was appropriate for our good Baptist friends.

Deluded/Rational Thoughts from an Opposing Message Board

Surprisingly, I can't find any posts on the front page of BaylorFans.Com right now that say much at all about this game.

That's probably good.

I Still Think This is Funny

This clip is why BaylorFans.Com is devoid of anti-Texas threads; they're all getting ready to reprise the scene next week against A&M.

Prediction: Back on the Winning Track...



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