Hi Def Hoops. Ticketless for Texas' Big Monday showdown with Texas A&M? Consider heading to one of the dozen movie theaters statewide which will be broadcasting the game - commercial free! - in high definition.
Even as someone who's generally annoyed by the over-ESPNization of sports, I think this is terrific. Get a group together, slip a flask in your boot, and go be social while watching the game. If anyone goes to one of these theaters, give us a report on Tuesday.
"Yaw yaw yaw! Ooglety booglety!" The Aggies have their (newest) replacement for Gary Arnell and it’s another 4-2-5 disciple - Joe Kines, former DC at Alabama. Best known for his barely intelligible halftime interview at last year’s Independence Bowl.
If nothing else, this is an appropriate hire in the sense that it adds another yammering YouTube legend to the Big 12 coaching ranks, nicely complementing Dan "Division 1 Football!" Hawkins, Mike "I'm A Man!" Gundy, Will "Boom Motherf*cker!" Muschamp, and Mike "Yarrrr!" Leach.
Trap game. Tempting as it might be for Texas to look ahead to Monday's huge game against A&M in Austin, the team can't afford to look past Baylor tomorrow in Waco. Ken Pomeroy has Texas as just two point favorites heading in, and though Baylor's hit a rough patch in their season (losers of four of their last five), they surely know their NCAA Tournament lives depend on picking up at least two wins among their final four home games (Texas, Kansas State, Missouri, and A&M).
UT Assistant AD Investigated For... Embezzlement? An odd story on the crime blotter, as Travis County officials are investigating University of Texas Associate Athletic Director Douglas George Wilson in connection with roughly $50,000 to $60,000 in missing money from Texas Relays proceeds. The news blurb linked above provides only the haziest of details, so it's tough to comment on the story just yet. The oddest thing about it all is that investigators either found or expect to find bulks of evidence of the alleged crime in an office at DKR - "a large amount of checks, cashier’s checks, money orders and receipts, all of which were dated between 2003 and 2007, that were ... related to the payment of these entry fees that were not deposited."
It's not totally clear from the report what that means, but I suspect there may be more to this than's being reported right now. If not and this is in fact an embezzling scheme with the evidence is just lying around DKR? Douglas George Wilson deserves a Darwin Award...