Pocket Bullets Paris
This is an historic day in Aggieland for fans of the Texas A&M football team. It’s the last home game in what will forevermore be known as the “old Kyle Field.” As soon as the game ends, the grass is scheduled to be removed from the field and the real construction will begin on the $450 million stadium – what is being touted as the most ambitious stadium renovation and expansion in all of college football. It is also, with 99 percent certainty, the last opportunity to see the phenomenal Johnny Manziel play at home, as well as the last time for WR sensation Mike Evans and the incomparable Jake Matthews . . . all of whom will next be seen playing for the NFL . It’s a bittersweet day; the faithful so filled with gratitude at being part of this remarkable two years and sad to see it coming to an end.
It’s also a game that could be a good predictor of how the final two games of the season will play out. Will the Aggie defense continue to show the improvement that encouraged Aggie fans against their last two opponents? Or, when faced with a far better MSU team, will the improvements prove to be more perception than reality? We’re hoping that the D continues to fly to the ball, cover their gaps, complete their tackles, rush the passer and create some mayhem for the Bulldog’s offense. We’re hoping for more turnovers and interceptions. And, we’re hoping that JFF and his explosive offense go out with a bang at Kyle Field.
We have recorded all your predictions and wish y’all the best of luck. We’re right there with most of you; we’ve put away the poker tables for the day and we’re on our way to join the 12th Man and root for our Fighting Texas A&M Aggies to BTHOmsu!
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Confessions of a Grinder
I called Bubba today and asked him about stuff happening at his end, and especially about poker. He agreed to a phone interview for this week’s blog and promised he’d write one himself next week. Bubba was really excited about the fact that his game has now reached a new level. He was even more excited about the Longhorns vs Sooners and A&M vs Ole Miss games tomorrow, and somehow I felt his undying love for Ole Miss – the same love he has had for any team that faces the Fighting Texas Aggies. Okay. I’ll cut to the chase, and write very briefly about our conversation. Enjoy!
Me: Thanks so much for agreeing to write and share your insights man. How’s it going with you? Tell us about your recent poker experiences.
Bubba: Oh. It’s a goin’! Haha I love this site . . . it has some really cool stuff . . . thanks for letting me write and it’s a good idea to have a real poker player write for a change. heh.. . this TPS stuff is kinda like my stuff..you know the stuff I sell.. by the way dude, I tell you what.. I just came up with this awesome poker hat.. boy, I tell ya . . . them hats gonna’ sell like hotcakes in a state fair.. * chuckle * I’ve had like.. four guys.. call me and tell me.. dude that’s the best hat I’ve ever seen in my life.. could I please have one.. I wuz like I know I know! Hang on.. I’ve had a guy ask me to make him 50,000 hats by December dude.. and
Me: (at this point I had to interrupt him) Yea umm . . . that’s great man. What about Poker?
Bubba: Yeah, dude I read this book last week that I found in the McDonald’s parking lot right next to my truck, while I was on my way to Elmer Dinkley’s cash game at NeeHaw, TX, and I tell you what . . . It’s about this guy who talks about calling a bluff when you see someone nervously swallow his saliva and see his Adam’s Apple move, and then if you see someone lick his lips or dig his nose . . . you snap-call him, and it has taken my game to a new level man… now all I do is keep swallowing my saliva when I have the nuts. . .the other day I wanted this guy to call me so bad cuz I had a full-house, and I kept swallowing for 15 minutes till I had to go to the bathroom and then dug my nose and blinked my eye till I had to go find me some Kleenex… but he still wouldn’t call.. I’m still working on it… Ima beast man.. these fools cannot beat me.. I’m gonna keep swallowing and beat them all!
Me: (sigh) That’s great Bubba. Your thoughts on the college football games tomorrow? How’s the atmosphere in Aggieland? You excited?
Bubba: Boy I tell you what . . . that Johnny Manziel is a nut. . . that boy ain’t right.. all you fools worship him . . . you guys are silly geese.. . he’s no good.. he sold out and when he does, he’s gonna be glad he left you morons.. . Ole Miss is gonna kick y’alls you know what.. . y’all are just y’all aggies screw y’all.. I’m rooting for Ole Miss! And the Longhorns they gonna beat them Sooners and no ones gonna touch ma boy Mack Brown..he’s gonna be coaching them for ten years… I’m gonna’ have ma Longhorn Tee on tomorrow! Whoop!
Bubba: I mean . . . hook ’em horns . . . go Longhorns . . . go Ole Miss..go . . . wait a minute that reminds me . . . I gotta go. I just had an awesome lunch.. two devil dogs, fries, and a shake, and I gotta go.. if ya know what I mean…
Me: All right man.. hey thanks again.. I hope we hear some interesting stories from you next week . . . our readers are dying to listen to what you will have to say . . . about poker.
Bubba: Yea sure… Hey. I’ll call you later ok? I need to send you the book on how to call someone’s all-in if he strokes his beard and digs his belly button.. you’ll be as good as me dude .. wait and watch…
Me: Thanks man. I cannot wait. Take care then.
I am sure Bubba’s personal blogs are going to be worth a read. I’ll make sure I read them when my poker chips are down.
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Pocket Bullets Paris
The year long wait is over and the Crimson Tide has rolled into Aggieland hoping, no, praying that they can find someway to stop Johnny Manziel. The Aggie O line, meanwhile has to protect their star and fight off the likes of C.J. Mosely in the Tide’s D. On the other side of the ball, with Jenkins and company all back, we are hoping, no praying that Snyder has the Aggie defense in game day form and ready to beat the hell outta McCarron, Yeldon, Cooper and company. A lot of big stars, a lot of players to watch.
We have put away all our poker chips and cancelled everything except, of course, our tickets, and are now headed to Kyle Field to join the over 90,000 crazed football fans and the 12th Man. We will be loud and proud and waving white. Let’s Go Ags!! BTHOBama!!!
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