Bag of Randomness


  • All it took was a name change.  The Giants never lost in Cowboys Stadium but haven’t won in ATT Stadium.
  • Cowboys/ATT Stadium had a great night view with the roof open because of the giant glowing blue star on top of the Jerrytron.  But last night they showed a view from the top and that star has been replaced with an ATT logo.
  • Speaking of the Jerrytron, here’s a cool picture of  how they clean that thing.
  • Per this article, that stadium uses more electricity than the entire country of Liberia.
  • I don’t think Al Michaels or Cris Collinsworth mentioned that Gov Christie was sitting next to Jerry Jones but mentioned how George Straight was in attendance.
  • Jerry’s damn grandson sill has to try to get into every camera shot.
  • The Cowboys were playing Billy Idol’s Mony Mony yesterday.What is this, 1987?  They also played Bon Jovi’s Bad Medicine. What that because Gov Christie was in the house and that’s a NJ band?
  • I think the Giants played poor more than the Cowboys played well.
  • I did watch ‘Breaking Bad’ last night, but will hold off on any thoughts as I’m sure most of you were watching football and didn’t get a chance to view it.
  • I saw a new dentist office open in the neighborhood and I thought I’d give them a try.  I really loved my old dentist, but since I no longer work in Dallas I just didn’t want to make the drive.  The website showed a female dentist, which I prefer because of their smaller hands and tend to be more gentle, but I got some dude instead.  They don’t have enough patients to hire a hygienist yet, so the dentist actually did all the cleaning.  But they were a little unorganized as they couldn’t find any fluoride to give me after my cleaning.  That reminds me of the time when a friend of mine told me he worked at the Arby’s in Abilene and they actually ran out of roast beef.  The manager was let go shortly after that incident.
  • That new dentist told me that my insurance doesn’t pay for fluoride which I thought was strange.  They ended up charging my $20 for it, but he did give me the option of not using any.  But they did end up using some sort of special digital camera to take pictures inside my mouth and let me see the on the screen.
  • I may go back to my old dentist, even if it’s a bit far.  My wife goes to another dentist in our neighborhood, but there’s something about the guy that seems shady.
  • I started a new testosterone medication and found that one side effect of testosterone medicine in general is sleep apnea  I think my sleep apnea problems didn’t happen until I started testosterone medication several years ago.
  • I often see a car that says Asian Driving School in the area, and yes, Asians are usually driving, mostly Southern Asians.
  • There’s a horrific story of an eight-year-old Dallas boy playing tag and then getting shot in the face and running inside screaming to his mother with mouth just hanging off.  But the shooter does remind me of Dallas born actor Glenn Morshower, which you may as a Secret Service agent in ’24’ or Landry’s father in ‘Friday Night Lights’.
  • This would be a hard challenge, kinda – Canadian Family Living Only Off 1986 Technology – I just wish the article would have stated why they chose 1986, all I can think is that it’s some kind of Back to the Future reference.
  • I saw that Hardin-Simmons received their largest gift in university history . . . $16 million.  That figure is probably laughable compared to the gifts to universities most of you attended.  For the heck of it, I looked up Baylor’s largest gift and it’s $35 million, SMU’s is $33 million.  Actually, another source says Baylor’s largest gift is $200 million and the University of Texas’ is $245 million.
  • UAB 17 LSU 56, SHSU 28 TA&M 65, USM 13 Nebraska 56, SDSU 7 Ohio State 42, BUFF 13 Baylor 70, Oregon 59 UVA 10, TNTC 0 Wisconsin 48, E Kentucky 7 Louisville 44, SFA 13 Texas Tech 61 – With this number of blowouts there’s no way the quality of football is better in college than the pros, and the excitement of those games can’t last much longer than a quarter or a half.  The only real blowout in the NFL this week was KC 28 Jacksonville 2.
  • In case you were wondering why the Michigan QB was wearing #98.
  • I can’t decide if the Michigan halftime show was great or just too much.
  • The Longhorns fired their Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz after losing to BYU.  That will take a little pressure off Longhorn fans calling for Mack Brown’s head, but not much.  But if the Longhorns get rid of Brown, I don’t know who they think they can get to replace him.
  • Brown may not be a great coach, but I his style.  When Texas won their first Rose Bowl off a last second field goal the kicker was interviewed and asked what did Brown say to him before the kick.  The kicker said, “You’re the luckiest man in all Texas tonight, you are about to win the Rose Bowl.”  And then the next year when they won the National Championship at the Rose Bowl, he told his team who were barely in their 20’s, “Don’t let this be the best thing that ever happens in your life. Maybe it’ll be the best sports event, but don’t let it be the best thing. Make sure you’re a better father than this today. Make sure you’re a better husband than this today, because this goes away. It’s a game.”  I love the attitude, I love the perspective, but yes, it would be nice to see more wins again.
  • I can’t figure out if Baylor has a very good football team, playing a powder-puff opponents, or something in between.
  • Did I both bash and praise college football.  Yeah, OK, sure.  I love football overall, I just prefer the pro game over the hypocracy of the NCAA.
  • @EricStangel: The Brent Musburger – Eminem fiasco would not have been half as fun if Twitter didn’t exist
  • Every Netflix TV Series Sorted by IMDB Ranking
  • ESPN had a great time-lapse of the storm that rolled through the BYU stadium, I’m hoping to find it to post it.
  • The Super Bowl in NY is bad enough, Bruno Mars as the halftime entertainment is unforgivable.  If they wanted to bring in a younger female crowd, the could have went with a bigger act/star in Katy Perry.
  • This college football season marks 50 years since Roger Staubach won the Heisman.
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic Mascot
  • There’s a giant eyeball in Dallas and it’s not my wife’s.
  • Funny or Die – Gay Christian Mingle
  • Harris Poll – Dallas/Fort Worth is “Happiest” City Among America’s Top 10 Markets
  • I never know which one to pick when grocery shopping – What onion to use when
  • Southwest wins again – Breaking Down U.S. Domestic Airlines By Coach Seat Size and Fees
  • Trump, George W. Bush among donors to Abbott’s campaign for Texas governor
  • 19-year-old inventor finds way to clean up the world’s oceans in under 5 years time
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Ben W. says:

    The article about the couple stuck in 1986 says they chose that because it's the year the couple was born. I guess that makes sense, but if you're really averse to technology why not go farther back?

  2. An Alert Reader says:

    Manny Diaz Firing: The DMN states that last year's Long Horn defense was the worst in school history and Saturday they gave up more yardage in a single game than any Long Horn team in school history. There have also been stories that Manziel, Luck and RGIII all wanted to play at Texas but that Brown took a pass on them. Brown's contract runs through 2020.

    I thought the same thing about Gov. Christie. I thought that was him in Jerry's booth, but when the broadcast crew failed to identify him I assumed is was a look-alike. I forgot that Christie is a life-long Cowboys fan. I guess he travelled here to see his home state team lose to the Cowboys.

    I was also thought that the Cowboys offense was marginal. Their defense recovered six turnovers, two for touchdowns, and they still almost lost.

    College football will take a big nose dive in my level of interest if the players become salaried and it becomes "semi-pro/college" football. But the sports journalists really want to see that and are promoting it heavily. It won't help the vast majority of universities that already lose money on their football programs.

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