By: Pocket Bullets Paris
Kyle Allen proved all night that he was the right choice in a game that required his pocket awareness, his knowledge of his reads and his ability to throw the ball downfield; he had his confidence and his arm strength back. In fact, if it hadn’t been for some unfortunate drops, his stats would have been even more impressive – he was that accurate. Yes, our offense had a problem scoring touchdowns in the red zone. But thanks to senior kicker Taylor Bertolet, who kicked six successful field goals (tying former kicker Alan Smith for the most in A&M history) we got 18 points on the board. Play of the game, however, had to be after the defense forced a three-and-out to get the ball back into Allen’s hands on his own four yard line. After a one yard rush from Carson, Allen connected with wide receiver Josh Reynolds for a beautifully executed 95-yard touchdown pass. Oh, and Tre Carson, our rock at running back, collected 126 yards on the night. All in all, it’s a nice way to be going into Baton Rouge next week.
No one predicted that the Aggies would pitch a shut-out against the Commodores last night, but they did! But based on our rules, we had a winner. Congratulations, Matt Greene! We will be sending you your well-deserved prize of the the Ultimate Poker DVD Collection including “Beat The Pros”, “Winning Texas Holdem”, and “Mastering Bluffs and Tells” Instructional DVDs from our friendly staff at the Texas Poker Store.
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Pocket Bullets Paris
Many of you know that we run “Predict The Winners” contests, from predicting the outcome of Texas A&M football games, to predicting the final score of the Superbowl, to predicting the World Series of Poker Champion. Over the last couple of months we’ve had five winners and two of them have won twice in separate contests. Because we have been extremely busy with the continued maintenance and expansion of the Texas Poker Store, it has been slow coming, but the following is a list of our latest winners:
11-9 Lynn P – A&M vs MSU ….. 10-31- Matt A – World Series of Poker
10-27 Lynn P – A&M vs Vanderbilt ….. 10-21 Frankie S – A&M vs Auburn
10-14 Brian A – A&M vs Ole Miss ….. 9-29 Ryan G – A&M vs Arkansas
9-10 Frankie S – A&M vs Alabama
Congratulations to each and every one of you and, of course, a great big thanks for participating in all our contests.
Brian Scott Ayers
There have been many more winners in the past, too many to mention here, but y’all know who you are and we appreciate your continued support. We will continue to give away sets of poker chips like the one that Brian Scott Ayers took home; game room items, such as the Texas A&M Neon Wall Clock that Coach Ryan Goodwyn plans to hang in his new house and lots more goodies. So keep reading our blog, check out our Facebook page and of course keep shopping at the Texas Poker Store for all you poker and game room supplies.
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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
We’re looking forward to a very competitive game against Ole Miss on Saturday night. They have a talented quarterback in Bo Wallace, lots of team speed and some great receivers; their explosive spread offense should make it tough on the Aggie D.
Of course, we all know that we have the best quarterback in college football, and that the Aggie offense has been awesome. But despite how great the A&M offense is, and how many weapons Johnny Manziel has at his disposal, the big question is still our defense. We learned that we’ve lost probably our best and most experienced lineman, senior Kirby Ennis, who suffered a career-ending torn ACL. Deshazor Everett has been a beast and there’s a chance we’ll get Floyd Raven back. Still, there are many players on defense who need to step it up big time in order for the Aggies to get the win.
We’re betting that they will, and that will put enough points on the board to guarantee the W. What do you predict the final score of this game will be? Whoever is the first to come closest to predicting the final score (without going over) will win this set of 200 poker chips in an aluminum case with a clear, scratch-resistant plexiglass cover, 5 dice, and 2 decks of cards, just the right package for a friendly home game.
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