Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rice released their men's basketball non-conference schedule; we will face them on New Years Eve. Our schedule has not been made public yet, maybe we are hoping for a slot in one of the big pre-season tournaments. I didn't get to see us play in Madison Square Garden in '07, maybe I will have a chance in '08.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Big 12 basketball schedule was released. We have 2 Big Monday games (at KU, Texas), and 14 televised games, with 7 on non-pay-per-view channels (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC). I thought that all of our games would be televised under some new contract with ESPN, but we will have to listen to Dave South for 2 games (at Baylor, at Tech).

Sat, 1/10Texas A&M at Oklahoma State [ESPNU]
Wed, 1/14Baylor at Texas A&M [ESPN2]
Sat, 1/17Oklahoma at Texas A&M [ESPN]
Mon, 1/19Texas A&M at Kansas [ESPN]
Sat, 1/24Texas A&M at Texas [ESPNU]
Wed, 1/28Texas Tech at Texas A&M [ESPNU]
Sat, 1/31Oklahoma State at Texas A&M [ESPN]
Wed, 2/4Texas A&M at Oklahoma [Big 12]
Sat, 2/7Kansas State at Texas A&M [Big 12]
Sat, 2/14Texas A&M at Baylor
Mon, 2/16Texas at Texas A&M [ESPN]
Sat, 2/21Texas A&M at Texas Tech
Tue, 2/24Texas A&M at Nebraska [ESPN2]
Sat, 2/28Iowa State at Texas A&M [Big 12]
Wed, 3/4Texas A&M at Colorado [ESPNU]
Sat, 3/7Missouri at Texas A&M [ABC]

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"7-10 days" into training camp; that is how much longer we are going to have to hear about the QB controversy competition between Stephen McGee and Jerrod Johnson. Shermi isn't giving us any clues, and neither guy is being made available to the media, so we wait. Because of the competition, and the quality of players, the big man thinks "we’re going to have a very good quarterback when we start the season". Neither guy made best in conference/country list (some how Colt McCoy and his 18 INTs did? I smell a bias news outlet).

With the QB situation working itself out, Shermi has spent his time in the trenches with the O-line. To those forgotten big guys, having "the head man work like that with offensive linemen, who never get any credit for anything, that [means] a lot." While they are enjoying the attention, I am worried. With only few returning guys from a nothing-special line, the new pro offense may never get a chance to get off the ground, literally.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Luke Winn at made his fearless predictions about the upcoming basketball season; one of those being:

11. Be on the watch for a breakout from ... Texas A&M's Bryan Davis. Now that Joseph Jones has graduated and DeAndre Jordan has turned pro, the burly Davis can finally be the Aggies' main man in the post.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The schedule has been released for the 2008 Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series:

Thursday, December 4, 2008 Oklahoma State at Washington UCLA at Texas USC at Oklahoma

Friday, December 5, 2008 Arizona at Texas A&M

Saturday, December 6, 2008 Baylor at Washington State Oregon State at Iowa State

Sunday, December 7, 2008 Kansas State at Oregon Nebraska at Arizona State California at Missouri

Outside the four-day series window Colorado at Stanford (Sat., Nov. 29, 2008) Kansas at Arizona (Tue., Dec. 23, 2008) Texas Tech at Stanford (Sun., Dec. 28, 2008)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Former Texas A&M and current Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was arrested last Tuesday in Houston for possession of at least 200 grams of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony.

A second-degree felony. What is that?

According to the Texas penal (penal, ha!) code...
 § 12.04.  CLASSIFICATION OF FELONIES.  (a)  Felonies are
classified according to the relative seriousness of the offense
into five categories:
(1) capital felonies;
(2) felonies of the first degree;
(3) felonies of the second degree;
(4) felonies of the third degree; and
(5) state jail felonies.
individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree shall be
punished by imprisonment in the institutional division for any term
of not more than 20 years or less than 2 years.
(b) In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged
guilty of a felony of the second degree may be punished by a fine not
to exceed $10,000.
The Oklahoman (a newspaper) has tracked down the Nebraska fan who faked the (The Oklahoman's web site) article claiming OU QBs Sam Bradford and Landry Jones were arrested on cocaine distribution. By using their "technology", the Internet security guru's at The Oklahoman found the expert hacker who:

1) lifted a template off The Oklahoman's Web site,
2) wrote and pasted a bogus story about the arrest, and
3) posted it on a message board.

Now the paper is going to "consider legal action" against the hoaxster. Instead of legal action, the Oklahoman should consider not making so freaking easy to post fake stories on your website, and the readers of the Oklahoman should WATCH OUT FOR BAT BOY!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Its summer time. If this was a sports radio station, we would be chatting about your favorite sports movies, how to revamp the BCS into a tournament without screwing schools out of money, and which sports are really sports (golf, NASCAR, etc.). But this isn't a sports radio station, so when nothing is going on I post nothing.

Christine Marshall, through some strange rule phenomenon where a bunch of people qualified for multiple events, became Texas A&M's first ever American Olympic swimmer. A&M's squad has a number of Olympians, but none of them will swim for the good guys this summer.

They also found West Nile on the A&M golf course.