Sunday, October 26, 2008


Posted by Dr Fro 2:04 PM


Texas is now 8-0 and about to go play 8-0 Texas Tech. It is a showdown of two top-six teams, each with a shot at the conference and national championship. By every measure, it is a very big game.


Texas has been in some big games before (Ohio State twice, OU many times, NU a couple times, 4 Big XII championships, and two Rose Bowls to name a few). In just about every one of those games, I felt that it would be great if we won, but if we did lose, I could take solace in the fact that the there is no shame in losing to USC, Ohio State, etc.


I can't say that with this game. If we lose to Tech, there is no solace. They are Tech. It is embarrassing to lose to them even if they are 8-0 and appear to be good.


This might be the biggest game ever played by Texas Tech. It certainly is the biggest one since I've been watching college football. Think about that. This is their biggest game ever. Where do you think it ranks for UT? Probably rounds out the top ten. Any time the game is bigger to your opponent than it is to you, you are in trouble. Think Tech-Cal Holiday bowl in 2005. Plus, it is in Lubbock....at night. I am not going to sleep well tonight.


I'll still stand by my opinion that, no matter what happens on Saturday, Tech won't win the conference. Stoops, Gundy or somebody will throw a wrench into their plans at some point.



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Mike Gundy may be 40 (actually 41), but he needs a new haircut. Hello, it is 1983 on the phone and it wants its hair back.


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Tressel's decision to punt


With about 4 minutes left, Vesty McVestpants decided to punt when down by 4. Why? Not picking on him as it seems every coach this side of the West Texas Pirate seems to do the same thing in the same situation, but I totally disagree. Go for it on fourth. If you fail, trust the defense to hold them to a FG (after all, when you punt, you are trusting your defense to stop). Worst case (if your defense is successful) is to be down by 7 with the ball. The downside is quite small (down by 7 v down by 4) but the upside is huge if you convert. This is on a long list of coaching "conventional wisdom" with which I disagree.


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I have been playing $3-$6 no limit on Pokerstars lately. I have had no losing sessions in 9 tries (one session was break-even). I love it. People are just good enough to be able to put on a hand but not so good that they can easily do it back.


Something I have seen more than once lately is a guy raising pre-flop and making a continuation bet on the flop and the turn before checking the river. Can you say insta-shove? Seriously, either stop after firing one shot unsucessfully (Steve Zolotow's approach) or fire a bullet on every street. Firing bullets just to stop on the river is the way to maximize your exposure whil giving yourself no chance to win.


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According to intertops, you can get 5:1 by betting on McCain. Risking $1 on Obama would net you 12 cents. Anybody else think that Sarah Palin will pose nude in Playboy in 8 years? Kinda like how Kim from Different Strokes did when she ran out of money.


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Posted by Blogger JB, at 9:29 AM, October 28, 2008  

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Posted by Blogger Dimensionsports.com, at 9:30 AM, October 28, 2008  

"I can't say that with this game. If we lose to Tech, there is no solace. They are Tech. It is embarrassing to lose to them even if they are 8-0 and appear to be good. "

As an A&M fan I feel the same way. No we haven't been for some time, but i can't stand losing to these A-holes. Losing to OU = no problem, Nebraska = ok, OSU = pushing in, and UT = I am ok with. At least these are good teams with some sort of history.

But TECH? HELL NO!



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