Post from 11/8/08
11/8/08 - Fall is my favorite time of year. Between the weather, the leaves changing colors, and football season, it’s just a great run.
Some random musings...If last year was the year of the SEC, this has got to be the year of the Big 12. Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Texas, Oklahoma State, and even Missouri have offenses that look like they’re straight out of a video game. I’m watching the Texas Tech v. Oklahoma St. game right now, and the Red Raiders appear unstoppable. Of course the season’s not over yet, but if ever there was a need for a playoff, this is it. It wouldn’t be hard either. I think I’ve put this out there before (last December to be exact). It would only require three more games total, that’s it. Keep everything else the same, including the bowl system. The big four bowls – Orange, Sugar, Fiesta, and Rose – produce four winners. The Fiesta & Rose winners would play each other the next weekend while the Orange & Sugar winners would play each other. The games would alternate each year between being played at the Fiesta/Rose site and the Orange/Sugar site. Then the two winners would play the week before the Super Bowl. Simple, right? Bowls are still in place, more money to be made, keeps the emphasis on the regular season games and winning the conference so nothing’s taken away from the season. An “extra burden” is only created for four teams, so only four sets of student-athletes are affected, since that’s what the $chool president$ are truly concerned about, right?
Been on a pretty good reading burst as of late. Finally finished Then We Came to the End a month ago. Took me a long time. I know it’s won some awards, but I had to force myself through the second half. Characters all blurred together after a while.Read Under Enemy Colors after that. Loved it. Reminded me of C.S. Forester’s Hornblower series. Can’t wait to read the next chapter of Hayden’s life. Read on the author’s website it should be out next year. Currently reading Golf in the Kingdom. A cool blend of golf and mysticism. It’s a cult classic. Read it’s supposedly going to be made into a movie next year. Next up on the shelf in Master and Commander. It’s the first in the long series by Patrick O’Brian. Under Enemy Colors put me in the mood for more British Navy historical novels set during the fighting age of sail.
Updated Brewer page with new homebrews I made this summer.
Old Guy Radio - Bob Dylan’s Desire. Starts off with the sad, but true Hurricane then the classic Isis, by the end it’s Black Diamond Bay and the haunting song Sara.