Daily Archives: January 17, 2009
One of the great things about having a blog is I can say pretty much what I want, when I want, about pretty much anything that crosses my mind at the moment. It’s a great feeling to me to be able to sit down and write what I feel. We started this blog in June of last year and it’s been a blast for me. Some people like to play golf, some like to go fishing, some like to surf the web. My point here is, I like to try and write and that’s my hobby. I’m like the golfer that always has that hunger to get back out to the golf course and try to perfect that swing.
I don’t get any money for writing and really, since I feel like it’s a hobby, I don’t think getting paid for your hobby is then considered a hobby anymore. It would then be a job. I guess it would be awesome if I could get paid to do what I enjoy what I’m doing, but I don’t expect it that way. (I feel like I’m blabbering now) With that said, my only pay compensation is to have satisfaction in what I have written, and comments from you, the general public.
I would love to come on here and see a list of comments like I see on Deadspin. Reading the comments there is almost as much fun as reading the articles themselves. So here’s my request. Let’s try to build up some comments here uhhhh, that is if you want to leave comments. I would love to have some steady commenters and laugh the night away as I read zany, funny, side-splitting comments to my posts. There’s no charge for that at all. And to those of you who have commented before, thanks. I appreciate it.
So now, let’s open the comments section shall we??? Hmmmmm?
Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido has been placed on indefinite suspension following a driving while intoxicated arrest early today in Austin.
According to the Austin Police Department, Garrido was arrested at 12:59 a.m. in the 500 block of Baylor Street near downtown by one of the DWI units. Further details were not immediately available.
In a statement, Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said the suspension, with pay, is pending while the university gathers more information. An interim replacement has not yet been named for Garrido, the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history. The Longhorns begin play Feb. 20 against Illinois-Chicago.
“This is a difficult and regrettable situation that we are taking very seriously,” Dodds said in a statement. “I spoke with coach Garrido and he’s devastated and realizes he made a serious mistake. He deeply regrets putting the university in this position and will act quickly to do what’s right.”
Garrido, 69, has won five overall NCAA championships, including two at Texas, the second highest total behind the 10 by Southern California’s Rod Dedeaux. In 39 seasons as a coach coach, including the past 11 at Texas, Garrido has compiled an overall record of 1,629-755-8.
I guess all of that success has driven the coach to drink and drive.
Texas’ Garrido suspended following arrest (Dallas Morning News)