Bag of Randomness for Monday, August 10, 2015


  • Two of Lou Holtz’s Notre Dame football players were enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the weekend.  I wonder what’s the most players a college coach has had enshrined in the Hall of Fame at one time.
  • @RickGosselinDMNThe two Notre Dame HOFers (Bettis & Brown) combined acceptance speeches ran 64:59. The 5 other HOFers combined for 45:09.
  • The Hall of Fame Speech Junior Seau’s Daughter Couldn’t Give – My heart just crumbled when I saw Seau’s mother uncontrollably weep once her son’s bust was revealed.
  • In Tim Brown’s speech, he stated the jacket was made by Haggar, and briefly talked about his relationship with the Haggar family in Dallas.  Per Haggar’s Wikipedia page, they provide jackets for several key things:
    • “Official Provider of the Gold Jacket to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees since 1978”
    • “Official Clothing Partner and Provider of the Hockey Hall of Fame Jacket”
    • “Official Provider of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Jacket”
    • “Official Provider of the Alumni Jacket to the NFL Alumni Association”
    • “Official Provider of the Alumni and Ring of Honor Jackets of the Dallas Cowboys”
    • “Official Provider of the Alumni Jacket to the Miami Dolphins”
  • The son of Haggar’s founder is part of one of the funniest presidential phone recordings.  LBJ called him to order six pants, the best he’s ever worn, and talked about his bung hole and belches.  His lack of manners always cracked me up.
  • I forgot Brown finished his career in Tampa.
  • If there’s one thing I enjoyed about the ‘True Detective’ finale, it was the death scene in the dessert.
  • GIF – A woman had the best of intentions of helping to put out a fire.
  • Dallas mayor saves choking woman at local restaurant
  • You Can Buy an Entire Old West Party Town in Texas for $400K
  • Bill Murray to Appear in ‘Ghostbusters’ Remake
  • The First Teaser For HBO’s Sci-Fi Western ‘Westworld’
  • Woman Runs London Marathon Without a Tampon, Bleeds Freely to Raise Awareness
  • Buzzfeed – A Guy Gathered Volunteers To Paint An Old Man’s House After Teens Called It Ugly
  • Adorable dog GIF of the day
  • Big Houses: Cool pools for the summer: 20 stunning pools at D-FW homes on the market
  • While reading this article about the owners of Pecan Lodge, I can’t help but think they are just really good, salt of the Earth kinda people, especially with this answer:
    • With all of that attention and hard work that you’re putting into this barbecue, is it a little infuriating — even the tiniest bit — that Dallas is still really not part of this national conversation about Texas barbecue. It’s all about Franklin’s (in Austin), all the time.Diane: No, not at all. Aaron has earned that spot. He’s the real deal. He and Stacy are really good, really hardworking people. That’s not hard for us. Who cares? It’s a win for Texas. We have good barbecue in Austin, in Dallas, in some little small town. It doesn’t matter. It’s a win for the state over all.I think a lesser person might be bitter about that, or jealous, or whatever.

      Justin: The way that I look at it is that this is a really hard business to be in. If we’re successful and someone else is successful, good for them. I’m happy for them. The last thing you want is for someone to go into this business and fail. It’s devastating. We barely made it through the first year, and I don’t know that you could call it making it in the second year, but it did start to turn for us then. I don’t want to see anyone go down.

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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, August 10, 2015

  1. Ben W. says:

    That walk in the desert was the only redeeming moment (IMO) from this season of True Detective. I knew how it was going to end, but I hoped against hope that I was wrong. "Never stop moving" embodied that character, and when his wife uttered the phrase "You stopped moving way back there," it was marvelously good, well-acted, gut-wrenching, and compelling drama. Frank was the only character I cared about – mainly because of the great job done by Vince Vaughn, I think.

    As for the rest of it? Ugh.

  2. sara says:

    You can soooooo run with a tampon. Ladies in the military do it everyday. You can also use two, in line. Military ladies who get no breaks on deployment do that.. As do probably many nurses and doctors and regular athletes in general. Tampons don't come out until you pull the string, or you go up and get them yourself. That story just grossed me out. You know she wasn't the only female in the whole marathon on her dot. There are 4 weeks in a month. Probably a quarter of the women were on their dots.

    • sara says:

      There's even menstrual cups that hold way more and an even lower chance of tss. That lady just wanted to go viral.

  3. John Mackovic says:

    – Those aren't great prices at Gander. in Coppell has the best deals in the area.
    – Maybe Bill Murray can pretend to be a ghost and one of the rookie Ghostbusters blows him to hell with a proton pack.
    – Death scene in the dessert? What kind?

  4. The Donald says:

    Of those, I'd go with the Sig P250, if I were forced to get a sub-caliber.

    The Old West party town totally looks like fun…

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