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, November 29, 2006
Aggies are going to the Holiday Bowl. Funny how a win over texas cures all.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
First, HOW ABOUT THEM AGGIES!!! 12-7 over the dreadful, awful t-sips. (My wife is a longhorn, as a graduate of the University of Texas, we are a mixed marriage.) This is the first time the Aggies have won since we've known each other. This morning I played the Aggie War Hymn, (I have the cd, I know, I know, ) and told her, "Only 364 more days of this." We handle this rivarly better than I think most do, and most of the credit goes to her, not me. But, as I told her as she seemed a bit amazed at my excitement, "It's different when you're on the dominated end of a rivarly game."
Second, I like Thanksgiving alot, as I think it is a truely American holiday. We spend this Thanksgiving with our dear friends in the city, that we will miss terribly when we return to the mother land.
Finally, we have alot to be thankful for in our family. Baby is on the way. (We don't need socks, I think Drew has more socks than the two of us together now.) We have two nice choices on jobs for Bubba, both of which work with Mrs. Bubba's old job in Dallas. We have all the "stuff" we need for the baby. Baby and Mommy are both healthy! We have great friends in the city that help and support us. We have great families at home that help and support us. We're doing pretty good. I never thought at 30 I would have this much to look forward to, but I'm more excited about the future at 30 than I was at 18 or 24.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
This week’s SWC Game of the Week is one of the state’s oldest and nation’s oldest rivalries. The Aggies and Longhorns will meet the Friday after Thanksgiving for the 113th time. Only
The Longhorns lead the all time series 73-34-5 and 50-13-3 series lead for games played in
This year’s game will feature a favored
There are many stories from this great game, but let’s take one from the 1965 Game. Gene Stallings was the A&M coach, his first year coaching the Aggies. The Aggies were 3-6 and were playing a disappointing 5-4
Other big games this week:
SMU at Rice (Both teams are bowl eligible, winner might get the bowl.)
Baylor 10 OU 36
SMU 34 Tulsa 24 (SMU with win #6)
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Katie's cousin came to visit when we first moved here and was staying in Times Square on a high floor. Katie and I went up to their room and then glued ourselves to the windows looking out. They thought it was funny, "Don't you live here?" they asked. We should have answered, "No, we live underground in the subway tunnels, we live in a cube in the middle of a room, we live in the back apartment, we live in the booth in the back of the bar, we don't live HERE."
New York at street level is hard, a fight everyday, and often you catch yourself with your head down, trudging along. But from afar, up high in an airplane, New York is magic.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
This week’s SWC Game of the week features the Rice Owls playing host to the East Carolina Pirates. This correspondent knows where
Other games this week:
Last week’s game:
U of H came back to beat SMU 37-27 and take one step closer to hosting the C-USA Championship game.
OSU 66 Baylor 24
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
This week’s SWC Game of the Week is the Houston Cougars traveling to the Hilltop in
Other notable games this week:
Last week’s Game of the Week:
Rice 37 UTEP 31 (Rice has won 3 in a row!)
TCU 25 UNLV 10
One final note:
After Saturday, if you are an Aggie and happen to be married to a longhorn, then you have permission to make fun of the longhorns until THE GAME. This is in the pre-nup, so no back talk.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Dad: I'm a lawyer.
Little Kid: Gibberish, something like what do you do...
Dad: I'm a partner, I'm a head lawyer.
Little Kid: Why is your head so big?
Little kids sometimes are more aware of things than their parents.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Now, back track a bit. I loved Legos growing up and built stadiums out of them. Now I'm a structural engineering working on a baseball stadium. Not bad, huh? But what do I want to be when I grow up?
I like my job o.k. but not the industry, which tends to over work people until they jump off a building. But at 30, and after working for a few years, I feel like I know what I want out of a job more than ever, so I feel good about it. I want to be challenged at work. I want to do meanful work. I'm proud of civil engineering and feel like in a certain way we serve the public. I like to say civil engineers have added more years to your life than doctors have. I don't want to just push money around. It'd pay better, but I don't think I'd have as high of a satisfaction. I'm not putting anyone down, just telling you how I feel. I also want to go home at 5:30 or 6:00 and have the weekends off. I think I'm a motivated and hard worker, but there is a long list of things I like to do outside of work. I enjoy my softball leagues, I like to have time to read books, I like to jog, I like to go to events (performances, sports, etc.), I enjoy teaching Sunday School at Church, and I like to spend time with my wife and soon to be baby. I think this makes me better at my job as well.
So, at 30 I feel like I know what I want out of a career more than I did when I started. And I'm looking for it, and have some nice leads.
Family, Where to Live, Friends ...
This week’s game of the week is the OU Sooners traveling down to
Bit of series information, OU leads all time14-10 with the first meeting in 1908. OU was a charter member of the SWC before leaving a few years later. OU has won the last 3 games, but the A&M victory was over a #1 ranked OU squad at Kyle Field. Of course that got a man fired. OU then won the next game 77-0, and it was worse than the score indicated.
Other games this week:
Baylor at Texas Tech (Old SWC foes)
Rice at UTEP
TCU at UNLV (see editorial comment about TCU below.)
SMU has a bye after playing on Tuesday, Tuesday?
Last week’s game of week:
A&M defeated Baylor 31-21 and won the
Other games last week:
SMU 22 UAB 9 (on Halloween, on ESPN2, with the worse commentating ever.)
Who else thinks TCU isolated themselves from the rest of the state by joining the Mountain West? 4 of the