Bag of Randomness for Monday, November, 9 2015


  • I was happy to see SNL bring back Larry David to play Senator Bernie Sanders.
  • It’s one thing to host SNL, but I’d love to just introduce the musical guest.
  • It’s nice to see Aaron Rodger get brought back down to Earth, I just wish the same would happen to Tom Brady.
  • TCU has been treading water holding onto a top ten spot all season, they squeaked by Kansas State and Texas Tech and haven’t really played a quality opponent until Saturday.  I’d still like to see Trevone Boykin, his play has really impressed me, especially how he carried his team for that miracle win at Kansas State.
  • I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again, the last thing Baylor wants to see is a TCU team that has “nothing else to play for”.  TCU’s most meaningful game going forward won’t be a bowl game, but the one against their most hated rival.  Seriously, there’s more hype about that game than any bowl they’ll get invited to. However, if TCU wideout Doctson is out, Baylor shouldn’t have much to worry about
  • What I don’t like about a soft college football schedule and style points is that I feel like I’m buying a diamond and then discovering it’s cubic zirconia, or that you decided to vote for a candidate because you think he or she is the real deal and then when they get elected they go against campaign promises.  Playing sports is about competition and proving your worth and capability under adversity, and soft schedules and style points go against the essence of competition.  I’m somewhat reminded of some football players in Mineral Wells that bragged about their winning season and personal records, but they were only playing at the small private Christian school that competed against other small private Christian schools.  Some of them would come back to public school and join a mediocre football team and find they were no better than third string.  The look in their eyes realizing they were only great because their level of competition was weak is something that has stuck in my mind.
  • I can’t remember when college football got a bit stingy about uniforms.  When I was in high school and college you used to see players trying to show off their stomachs.  Miami and Florida State seemed to be the most prominent in my memory.
  • I enjoy watching Oklahoma State football because they always feel like an underdog to me.  I also enjoy watching Kansas State football because I have the utmost respect for Bill Snyder.
  • A San Antonio high school has a high powered offense – Roosevelt’s regular-season finale wasn’t just an 83-65 win. It broke a state record that wasn’t even a week old. The Rough Riders compiled 906 yards of total offense. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Roosevelt’s mark is a state record. The mark is the fifth-highest ever recorded in the nation.
  • I haven’t deleted, removed, or prevented a comment from showing on this blog in forever.  However, once a month I’ll check the spam comments folder, which is full of spam comments (I get over a hundred a day), and occasionally a few legit comments will land in there.  So if you posted a comment and it didn’t appear, please don’t think I did anything intentionally to keep it from appearing.  I’ve tried to adjust the spam filter settings several times over the past two years, but I guess there’s no perfect setting.  I noticed a few comments from RPM and ALEC appeared in that folder, so my apologies.
  • I really enjoy reading David Gergen’s political analysis. The man only served four presidents in both political parties.  I thought his piece on Bush 41’s remarks on Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Bush43 were insightful.
  • Three weeks ago, life couldn’t be better.  I’ve been in a funk since then, dwelling in the doldrums, but things are looking better.  Too often I think there’s a quick fix or some switch I could just flip, but it’s a process that times time and effort to get to a better place.
  • Our children’s minister decided to donate one of her kidneys for no specific reason other than being capable to.  Her kidney went to some male in New Jersey.
  • Buzzfeed – Some Christians Are Super Offended By The New Starbucks Red Cup Design
  • A forty-seven-year-old woman went to the hospital for abdominal pain.  To her surprise, she found out she was pregnant and gave birth an hour later to an 8-pound, 2-ounce daughter.  She’s been married for 22 years and this is their first child.
  • I’m quite certain First Baptist Dallas now has plans to form a Super PAC after this ruling – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in an opinion issued last week, clarified that churches, designated as nonprofit corporations, are not only permitted to partake in campaigns to recall sitting politicians but can also form a super PAC to band together in those endeavours.
  • I’ve been using a nasal steroid for my allergies for most of my life, but it wasn’t until I watched this video that I learned I’ve been doing it wrong.  I’ve always squirted the stuff straight into each nostril, but the doctor in the video states that once in the nostril, squirt towards the ear.
  • Those McDonald’s commercial with Mike Ditka as a Green Bay Packer and Jerry Rice as a Dallas Cowboy makes me feeling like I’m watching and old ‘Super Friends‘ where Bizzaro Superman makes an appearance.
  • Imgur – The shutter speed made it look like the propeller was melting
  • Robin Williams’ will prevents use of outtakes for ‘Aladdin’ sequel – Unfortunately, Disney had to ditch the plans when they discovered Williams’ will prevents them from using his name, taped performances or voice recordings for 25 years after his death. Such a move protects the actor’s widow, Susan, and three children, Zak, Zelda and Cody, from incurring estate penalties due to his posthumous earnings.
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA! – Flying (Navy) SEAL soars a world record 18 miles in a wingsuit
  • A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet – I had no idea that petroleum jelly is actually inside those underwater cables.
  • It makes me think of the fish on ‘The Simpsons’ – Video: Man Claims He Caught Three-Eyed Fish In Gowanus Canal
  • I’m not sure why, but I was hoping the new Peanuts movie would come in first at the box office this weekend, but it came in second behind the new James Bond movie.
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6 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, November, 9 2015

  1. Jb says:

    The San Antonio Roosevelt coach, Matt Carroll and Anthony Christian, are both HSU alums. Matts son is the qb. They were seniors my freshman year.

  2. RPM says:

    Any team that doesn't respect Bill Snyder is a team that's about to get defeated. They don't call him "The Purple Wizard" for nothing.

    I really like Trevone Boykin. He has tremendous character. He had a terrible game, but he'll bounce back. I just hope the Heisman voters don't write him off because of 1 game. I would absolutely L.O.V.E. to see him drafted by the local franchise and the way their season is going we may have the draft pick to do it. But with our luck they'll go on a winning streak when Romo returns and put us smack in the middle of the pack come draft day.

    I thought nothing of comments that didn't get posted. I have the same thing happen on my blog. Keep up the stellar work my friend. : )

  3. Mr. Mike Honcho says:

    Great weekend in College ball… That Arkansas game was great that was finished on a ridiculously great play. That was eclipsed by even better slipup by the ARK coach in post game presser. I genuinely LOL'd even though I new it was a slip up.

  4. Mr. Mike Honcho says:

    LOL, just read my post and I cringe at the grammar and spelling. SMH.

  5. Jason says:

    You have to remember that the Baylor/TCU rivalry isn't just one between Briles and what's-his-nuts at TCU. It is one of the two or three oldest college football rivalries in the country, dating back to when they were just cross-town rivals. TCU got all butt hurt when Baylor went to the Big 12 and didn't take TCU (hell, we had to extort our way in, there's no way we had the pull to take anyone else), and stopped scheduling us for out of conference games. Now that we're playing each other again, the rivalry is fantastic for Texas in general. Now that UT and AtM don't play each other, it's the only real Texas rivalry around at the college level.

    Boykin should not be considered for a Heisman. One bad game against a real opponent and several decent ones against bad opponents does not get you there.

  6. Brent says:

    So, is the picture at the top of the Bag of Randomness today supposed to be symbolic of a particular local sports team's season? I know I sure feel that way…

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