Short version this week due to an unfortunately timed trip to Chicago and because...well...last week's column got buried on a Friday night and no one read it...which was not supposed to happen this week. But it did. Apologies. As always, txtwstr7 is responsible for the sidebars. Last week's column is here, and it's chock full of good stuff from txtwstr7 as well. Enjoy it this leisurely Friday afternoon and Beat OU!
"Just had to "google image" myself to stop them from taking me to jail cause I got pulled over and didn't have my license."
-From the Good Doctor, this story shows the quick thinking of Michigan CB Troy Woolfolk. I didn’t realize that "Google Me, B*tch" phenomenon could also be used with cops. Well done, sir. May Coach Rodriguez allow your twitter feed to live long and prosper.
Bruce Feldman: "Most surprising stat (from the blog today): Texas is 76th in rushing despite teams ranked 116th (WYO), 94th (UCLA) and 79th (Rice) in run D."
Hey, You Know Who's Notre LAME? Let me start off by saying that I really like Patrick Peterson. He’s a great football player who will be drafted very highly. He’s a bonafide stud. I thought it was pretty silly that he struck a pre-planned Heisman pose against West Virginia, but the return preceding the pose was pretty awesome.
Just a quick thought about a blog post written by David Ubben this week for ESPN's Big 12 blog. So let me get this straight Ubben, Texas had a bad game last week and has problems on offense. Therefore, you think, Texas may lose to OU this weekend. And if that happens, you speculate, it could result in a shift of the Red River series momentum back to OU. Why? I have absolutely no idea. Ubben doesn't explain it. And Bob Stoops doesn't understand it either, who basically says that Ubben's theory is stupid, and Ubben goes ahead and uses that quote as the last line of his article, and yet he didn't change the thesis of his article? What? I have no great theme this week, but I always love pointing out some terrible, terrible sportswriting. Usually this link is enough, but this time, I thought something more specific was in order.
And now, without further ado, but with apologies to New York Magazine and Adam Sternbergh, here is your weekly Undulating Curve of Media Hype.