Sunday, September 25, 2011


I'm going to quit blogging for a while to put my focus on issues of a personal nature. Be back soon.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Why CultureMap Houston shouldn't do sports.

  • Unleash the speed: With Marquise Goodwin back & Mike Davis on, UT has an attack Al Davis would love. Kevin Benz, CultureMap Houston
  • Homer articles that make veiled attempts to be "honest" aren't really all that compelling. The fact is, we know absolutely nothing about the Longhorns after the Rice game. We don't know if the supposed "speed" of their offensive weapons are going to hold up against a real college defense, we don't know if their LB's are as good as advertised, and we don't know much about their D-line or D-backfield either. What we do know is that they can beat a bad team that's looking down the pipe at a horrendous year. Beyond that? Well, they're a team with a lot of questions trying to come back from a 5-7 year.

     The season starts tonight, and my guess is it won't go the way the Longhorns want it to. They might win, but it won't be the confidence booster they were looking for. FWIW, the current Texas team calling the current BYU team "Not a national championship power" is humorous. Texas isn't exactly putting the fear of God in the SEC or OU either. 
     Keep to fashion shows CultureMap, leave the sports writing to those who know a thing or two about it.

Friday, September 02, 2011

UH losing out again?

Poor Houston, just when they think their seat at the B(C)S table is all but assured, along comes today's news that several conferences have been talking to OU and, by extension, OSU.

What this means is that the Big XII (IX 1/2) is soon to be the Big no more, which also means that UH's ticket to big boy land is no more as well. Unless, that is, they took my advice and sent out feelers to the Big East, and are aggressively courting each and every available option.

At this point, were I over at UH, I'd even start approaching the ACC, which surely has teams that are going to be poached and is going to have to expand to remain viable. What I see happening is that the Mountain West, SEC, Big X (XII), Pac-12, Big East and ACC are left standing as the only conferences that matter. The WAC, C-USA and Sun Belt are going to be left sucking up table scraps. (Oh, and then there's the MAC, but they're just a regional schedule stuffer for Big X (XII) teams so they don't really count.)

I still think that the Big East is the best available option for UH when and if they look to expand. If the Big XII (IX 1/2) comes calling I'd say thanks but no thanks and let that mess of a conference implode on its own. Start planning for the future now, a future that doesn't involve the Big XII (IX 1/2) as I see it.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

It's College Football Season

That can only mean one thing:

The Brady Hoke era starts at 2:30 on Saturday.

Go Blue!