The Grand Prairie AirHogs baseball team played the Amarillo Sox today at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie. What was funny about the event was the AirHogs chose to wear thier black jerseys. Now anyone in Texas can tell you if you are out in the hot Texas sun, that’s the last color you want to wear in the direct sunlight.
The pitching coach for the AirHogs agreed. Let’s listen to Coach Thad Markray of the AirHogs:
Well it’s only taken 7 years to determine that Reggie Bush cost his school a national championship for taking money while he was a student at USC.
The decision was not unexpected but required the NCAA’s May 26 rejection of USC’s appeal of sanctions stemming from the Reggie Bush investigation to move forward.
The BCS ruling vacated the results of the 2005 Orange Bowl — the national title game for 2004 — as well as the Trojans participation in the 2006 Rose Bowl, in which USC lost to Texas in the championship game.
You might think then that the team that played USC in that game would then be awarded the championship, Oklahoma, but no, that would be too easy.
As a result of the BCS’s Presidential Oversight Committee ruling, there will be no BCS national champion in the record book for the 2004-05 season.
“The BCS arrangement crowns a national champion, and the BCS games are
showcase events for postseason football,” BCS executive director Bill Hancock
said in a statement. “One of the best ways of ensuring that they remain so is
for us to foster full compliance with NCAA rules. Accordingly, in keeping with
the NCAA’s recent action, USC’s appearances are being vacated.
“This action reflects the scope of the BCS arrangement and is consistent with
the NCAA’s approach when it subsequently discovers infractions by institutions
whose teams have played in NCAA championship events.”
Well, thanks for playing Reggie. Glad you could screw both schools out of some worthwhile recognition.
USC stripped of ’04 championship (ESPN)
Thunder even series with Mavericks 1-1
The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Mavs last night 106-100. It wasn’t pretty.
Did anyone expect Nowitzki to enter the final quarter of Game 2 with more
assists (five) than baskets (three)? Is seven shots entering the fourth quarter
enough for a player of Nowitzki’s magnitude.
Got to get this thing turned around, and in a hurry. Series shifts up I-35 to Oklahoma City.
What you missed last night:
With teachers getting laid off left and right in Texas, you would think our state senators and congress would have better things to do right?
Can you love your significant other this much?
What? No scratching and spitting in baseball?
TODAY IN REX MORGAN:
Be careful! Loose lips sink ships!
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There is a new rivalry with the folks in Oklahoma again. Yes, the Oklahoma City Thunder come sneaking across the river again to try to represent the west in the NBA championship series.
You remember the Okies right? They come down here every year and steal our kids and then turn them against us in the original Red River Shootout as OU battles UT every year. It’s funny how kids go to OU beat UT, then come back to Texas expecting to be Texan again?
The same thing has happened in the pro ranks. The Thunder’s best player is Kevin Durant, and he is a UT alum. That’s the way Oklahoma does things. They come down to Texas, get our players, then brag about how they make a game of it against any Texas team.
If I had my choice of anyone to sweep, it would be the Thunder. Okies, go home.
Dear Josh Hamilton, you should get well soon, and stay well. A potential replacement for you has just been signed by the Rangers:
Cuban defector Leonys Martin has finalized a $15.5 million, five-year contract with the Texas Rangers, and the speedy center fielder could be in their lineup before the end of this season.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said there is no immediate timetable for Martin, who was signed Wednesday to have a future impact. But Daniels acknowledged that it was possible that the 23-year-old outfielder could move quickly through the system to the majors depending on his progress and the team’s needs.
Before Josh Hamilton broke his arm diving into home plate three weeks ago and went on the disabled list, the Rangers had already moved the AL MVP to left field and made Julio Borbon their primary center fielder. Borbon went into Wednesday night’s game at Seattle hitting .262, having raised his average 83 points by hitting .409 (9 of 22) over the previous 10 games.
I predict things are going to be getting pretty interesting in Arlington very soon.
Cuban Defector Signs with Rangers (MyFoxDFW.com)
I don’t know what sort of sexual preference you prefer, but I saw this during last night’s Lakers/Mavs game and I am so thankful to be in Texas.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, last night during Mavs-Lakers Game 1
Say what you will (no pun intended), but this can’t be good.
Being a born and bred Texan, I just can’t understand why in the name of Hades do we still put up with cockfighting in our great state?
From Off the Bench
But suspects began to emerge from behind the innocent revelry, fleeing to their vehicles and on foot into the tree line, upon seeing the deputies.
Several suspects sped away in their cars, some even crashing into one another and driving through a wooden fence, police said.
As the children stood by the waterslide, crying, police officers discovered a grisly scene of dead and dying fowl – some suffering severe blood loss and cuts. The birds were found just feet from where the children were playing, police said.
Wake up people! Cockfighting is bad!!!!!!
If you hear of this stuff going on, please call the police for crying out loud!
From Rick Chandler’s Xanga Blog
Redmond, WA — Poised to rocket ahead in the standings if either Duke or
Wisconsin won their respective Sweet 16 showdowns on Thursday, Alex
Valdes showed little emotion as both teams were soundly defeated,
effectively ending his chances at finishing in the money. Telling his wife that
he was going to “take a quick bath,” Valdes stopped briefly in the kitchen to
retrieve what his family thought was a bar of soap. This would be a sad scene,
except for the flowers, which are a nice touch.
Several other participants set their pool fortunes to “dark” on Thursday,
but all is not lost. There are 29 people who can
still win it all, plus many others still eligible to finish in the money
(second or third place). Be particularly wary of Jerry DuPuis
and Teri Guida, who are the only two who picked Arizona to go
all the way. They could spell trouble for Lew Patton, the
Dallas resident who — like the Texas cattle barons of old — owns three
brackets in the top four, refusing to let anyone else graze on his land. Of
course Patton’s beloved Texas Rangers were roundly spanked in the World Series
this past fall by a team which will remain nameless, and is out for revenge.
The post went up nearly a week ago. Move.com has pics of the two places Deion has on the market. Looking to live way north of town and price is no object? His Prosper mansion is listed at $21 million. If, however, you want to live near downtown Dallas and you’re on a budget, his Azure condo is listed at $7.5 million.
He has made history with his interceptions and kick returns as a cornerback and sometime wide receiver, and now Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has two homes listed on REALTOR.com®
The two properties are both in Texas, with his Prosper home listed at $21 million, and his Dallas home listed at $7.5 million.
After a moment of indecision on Friday, Rusty, the Star-Telegram’s longhorn steer, chose the Pittsburgh Steelers as his favorite to win the Super Bowl by selecting from two trays of food representing the teams in downtown Fort Worth. Of course, this is the “new” Rusty. Here is a story on the “old” Rusty