A Blog devoted to all things SWC, the greatest college athletic conference. Updated weekly with the SWC Game of the Week during football season. Other relevant SWC News will appear from time to time as well.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Forgot to mention:

We saw Jesse Jackson last Tuesday when we went for the ultrasound. He was outside the fancy hotel at Time Warner Center. Katie was asking, "Don't these people have jobs," as we fought our way through the crowd. Then we saw him and I said, "Jesse Jackson doesn't have a job."

For a man that represents repressed African Americans, he sure stays in nice hotels.

Monday, September 25, 2006

SWC Game of the Week: Texas Tech at Texas A&M

This week’s SWC Game of the week features the Texas Tech Red Raiders traveling to College Station to take on the Texas A&M Aggies. A&M leads the all time series 34-29-1, dating to 1923, but Texas Tech has won 8 of the last 11. Texas A&M has won 8 of the last 10 at Kyle Field though. A&M takes it’s unproven 4-0 record into the contest. Texas Tech’s only loss was at TCU, where they failed to score a touchdown. A&M’s 4-2-5 defense (nickel) will get it’s first real test against Mike Leach’s offense. A&M always seems to bring out the best in Texas Tech, the last 2 games at Kyle Field have gone to overtime. Aggie head coach Dennis Franchione tenure at A&M could also be at stake.

This series has been surrounded by talk lately of moving to a neutral site, Dallas’ Cotton Bowl. This move, if completed, would be a terrible move for the spirit behind the games at both Kyle Field and Jones Stadium. Let’s all voice our displeasure to the respected AD’s.

Other notable games this week:
Houston at Miami (remember 1990? 4-0 Cougs go to Miami…)
Rice at Army

Last week’s results:
Arkansas 24 Alabama 23 (Game of the week delivers an OT classic)
Army 27 Baylor 20 (Another OT game)
Houston 34 OK State 25
FSU 55 Rice 7 (Rice was tied 7-7 at one point)
SMU 55 Arkansas St. 9
Texas 37 Iowa State 14
Texas A&M 45 La Tech 14
Texas Tech 62 SE La 0

Saturday, September 23, 2006


So, everyone should know by now if you read Katie's blog, we're having a boy! I'm excited. Lots of ball games in my future! We bought the crib today! The one we had picked out was discontinued, so we had to debate in the store, but we went up in price instead of down. I had the "gun" while we finished our registry, so there's lots of different sports stuff.

I finally found a "Texas Aggies" t-shirt online. I want one that says "Texas Aggies" as our Yankee AD (he's from Idaho, or some yankee state up there) has decided that people in Ohio get Texas Aggies mixed up with texas longhorns, so we must brand Texas A&M. I say, screw people in Ohio. The one problem with my "Texas Aggies" shirt, .... IT'S GREEN! WHY?

Finally, I had to work this morning, after my boss emailed FRIDAY MORNING from CHICAGO, that he wanted everyone to work one day this weekend, then we had to tell him which day. I deleted email, went in Sat. morning for a half day. I could write a book about things I think are wrong with my industry, my boss, and my office atmosphere. I told them all about the baby this week, I'm sure they will soon forget. My boss can't remember where I went to college, even though I've told him 5 times at least. So, that tells me my boss doesn't give a damn about me, just makes small talk when he thinks it's appropriate. Let's just say, there is not a family atmosphere there. But I have prospects elsewhere, as NY with baby is very expensive. So, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is not the Dallas office of my company.

Monday, September 18, 2006

SWC Game of the Week: Alabama at Arkansas

I know, I know, but remember Arkansas was a member of the SWC. Arkansas was a charter member of the SWC before jumping ship and ruining forever what was once great. Arkansas left the SWC in 1992 to join the SEC. It was fun rooting against them that last year though. Arkansas won 7 SWC football titles, including 1988 and 1989. They won one national championship as a SWC member in 1964. Of course the most famous game that Arkansas played was against Texas in Arkansas in 1969. Even Nixon went to the game! Texas won the matchup 15-14 (Don’t they always win?) The game featured two legendary coaches matching up, Texas’ Darrell Royal and Arkansas Frank Broyles. Arkansas has started this year 2-1, losing to USC. Alabama is 3-0 and ranked #22. The game will be broadcast on CBS.

Other notable games this week:
Baylor vs. Army (Army plays A&M, Baylor, TCU, and SMU this year, making them an honorary member of the SWC)
Houston vs. OK State (C-USA vs. Big 12)

Last week:
Arkansas 21 Vanderbilt 19
Baylor 15 Washington State 17
Houston 42 Grambling 22
Texas 52 Rice 7
SMU 45 Sam Houston 14
Texas A&M 28 Army 24
TCU 12 Texas Tech 3

Sunday, September 10, 2006

SWC Game of the Week: Texas Tech at TCU

This week’s game of the week is Texas Tech at TCU. TCU is ranked #20 and Texas Tech in #24 in the AP poll. Both teams enter the contest 2-0. Tech leads the all time series 28-22-3. The first meeting was in 1926 and the last time they played was in 2004. Texas Tech joined the conference in 1960 and has never won an outright title. TCU was a charter member of the SWC.

Tech’s high flying offense this year is led by sophomore Graham Harrell. Yet again Tech has a new quarterback, but this year he is not a senior. TCU finished last season ranked 9 in the USA Today Coaches Bowl and hopes to crash the BCS party. Since 2000 they have had 4 10 win seasons and 3 conference championships.

This matchup of ranked opponents promises to be a great one, so if you’re in the Fort Worth area, you should try to make it out to the game.

In other SWC action, Texas looks to continue it’s domination of Rice.

In last week’s SWC game of the week, Texas lost to Ohio State 24-17. Other games: Arkansas beat Utah State 20-0, Baylor won over NW State 47-10, The U of H Cougars beat Tulane 45-7, Rice gave UCLA a run for their money before losing 26-16, SMU lost a disappointing game to North Texas 24-6, Texas A&M dominated UL at Laf. 51-7, TCU beat UC Davis 46-13, and Texas Tech outlasted UTEP 38-35 in overtime in El Paso.

Monday, September 04, 2006

SWC Game of the Week: Texas vs. Ohio State

This week’s game is the big game in the nation, #1 Ohio State vs. #2 Texas. This game will be the ABC Saturday night game, broadcast nation wide from Austin, TX. Ohio State looks for revenge for last year’s 25-22 loss at the horseshoe in Ohio. Texas will of course be without QB Vince Young, who led the longhorns to victory last year, but redshirt freshman Colt McCoy looked impressive in last weeks blowout win over North Texas. The real question for McCoy will be how he will respond to the pressure against a quality program. The supporting cast around McCoy is as good as ever and the stingy longhorn defense should make it difficult for the Buckeyes to score.

Ohio State is coming off a 35-12 win over Northern Illinois. QB Troy Smith and Ted Ginn Jr lead OSU on offense, with Ginn a Heisman hopeful. With the arrest of Texas’ Tarell Brown, who was to cover Ginn, it will be interesting if that changes anyone’s game plan. This game, of course, has national championship implications. I hope Brent Mustburger is up for it.

This matchup will of course bring up the rivalry between Ohio HS football vs. Texas HS football. Of course, the Texas talent is spread out a bit more than the Ohio Talent. Consider this fact: 375 Texas high school players signed national letters of intent for D-I schools compared with 131 in Ohio. The 375 Texans is more than any other state. 31 Texans were taken in the NFL draft this year. This total is second only to California (36).

Now let’s look at last week’s scores:

@ Arkansas 14 USC 50
@ Baylor 7 TCU 17 (104th meeting)
Houston 31 @ Rice 30 (Last Week’s Game of the Week, UH scored the last 17 points of the game to pull out victory.)
SMU 3 @ Texas Tech 35
@ Texas 56 North Texas 7
@ Texas A&M 35 Citadel 3

Standings: Overall: Conference:
Conf. Overall
Team W L W L
Houston 1 0 1 0
TCU 1 0 1 0
Texas Tech 1 0 1 0
Texas 0 0 1 0
Texas A&M 0 0 1 0
Arkansas 0 0 1 0
Baylor 0 1 0 1
Rice 0 1 0 1
SMU 0 1 0 1