ODDS AND ENDS | There is a 3 partial talk with AD Kirby Hocutt on Double-T 104.3 that was flattering darned good. He pronounced a lot of engaging things, including that there was a 91% renovation rate for deteriorate tickets for football, really conversational and we enjoyed it.
I had no thought that a Isle of Man motorcycle race even existed before yesterday (via Kottke). The Isle of Man is indeed an island, or isle if we prefer, and is a self-governing Crown Dependency in a UK and these are highlights of a race. we should advise we that a motorcycles are going 200 mph and there are wrecks, though zero gruesome. Just riders literally drifting off a road.
CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT | Bring On a Cats has a illusory three-part array on realignment: Part 1: Why is this happening, Part 2: What matters in realignment and Part 3: Reflect on past predictions. I’d also like to indicate your instruction to Blatant Homerism deliberating UT not wanting to supplement any some-more teams given they don’t wish to play in a discussion championship game:
For all a posturing that takes place during these realignment shenanigans, we don’t see any reason to doubt Dodds andwhen they contend they truly do wish to sojourn during 10 teams. They perspective a 10-team joining as a easiest track to probable shot during a inhabitant championship.
It’s a microcosm of Texas football. The Longhorns suffer poignant rival advantages over 99 percent of a institutions around a country. Yet, like kids who protest about doing chores around a residence for longer than it takes to indeed do them, Dodds and a Texas coronet seem to rubbish lavish time and appetite perplexing to make certain they get each fathomable corner and care possible. (Consider a ham-handed invulnerability of efforts to publish high propagandize games on a Longhorn Network, for example.) In this case, rather than simply just, yanno, personification a discussion championship diversion and perplexing to win it, UT would cite to discharge a probability of losing it. Yes, it’s a Chauncey position to take, though it strikes me as standard for a course.
FYI, we consider we have listened conduct manager Tommy Tuberville has pronounced that he is in preference of a discussion championship game.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL | How about that, Texas Tech signee Minta Spears was named as a Parade All-American and afterwards final night she led her Blue Team with 21 points in a TABC all-star game.
BASEBALL | SB Nation Astros blog Crawfish Boxes has a breeze form on CF Barrett Barnes.
FOOTBALL | NewsOK’s Berry Tramel ranks a Big 12 schedules and has Texas Tech passed last. Texas Tech’s non-conference should be passed last, so we can’t complain, though it has traditionally been reduction than stellar given Dykes retired.
RRS.com’s Mike Graham does a QA with WR Dominique Wheeler that is giveaway for your perusal.
Via SB Nation, when a drug liaison strike during TCU and they final a integrate of players, we wasn’t that concerned, though now a actor count is during seven. That’s a lot of poignant players to lose, some starters, some complicated contributors.
This is all flattering most football pron (misspelling intentional): CBS Sports Bruce Feldman does a QA with SmartFootball . . . Shakin The Southland with lots of good things on a Pistol Formation . . .