Notes of a Football Addict (Vol. 1)

Fat men in polyester shorts and more

Notes of a Football Addict (Vol. 1)

I have this English friend who rides my butt nonstop, like a demented coach (the only thing missing being the polyester shorts and whistle), berating me with the eternal "look, man, you simply must write more! Blog, my boy!"

I loathe the very word "blog" just as much as I loathe fat men in polyester shorts who couldn't run 10 yards, much less a full, timed 40, without hyperventilating. But maybe my friend is on to something. Maybe I should write more. And heck, why not share it with whomever is out there in cyberspace, seeking clever new ways to kill a few minutes?

Indeed.

Nothing like football season to coax one out of self-imposed exile in South Austin. Not that I'll be venturing out much further than the nearest watering hole with some kind of sports-programming package, but whatever. It's football season, I'm an unapologetic addict, and Daddy needs his medicine.

Last season I covered the Big XII as a whole, choosing to not focus on any one team, unless, of course, you were to count my repeated swipes at the Sooners of Oklahoma. I've come to realize, though, that those poor folks are simply too easy a target. Also, I don't feel nearly as cranky, so OU may get a relative pass from me this year.

Or not. Only time will tell.

With the impending doom of the Big XII as we know it (and let's not kid ourselves … impending doom is very much still in the air, and strangely enough smells a bit like Nancy Pelosi), covering the Big XII as a whole seems almost ridiculous, mostly because I now have no idea what "as a whole" means when discussing the fractured league.

Which isn't to say I don't want to talk Big XII football. I do. I want to expand my scope, though, and unless it ticks off my four or so devoted readers to the point they quit coming to the website, that is exactly what I plan on doing over the course of the season.

I always like input, questions, creative/constructive criticism, destructive criticism, insults, threats and whatever else an audience, no matter how small, is willing to offer up. Makes the whole thing seem more "interactive," which is a word I believe carries a great deal of currency in this modern computer age. Should you, gentle reader, decide to grace this forum with a comment or letter to the editor, I will actually read it (provided "Score" Editor Mark Fagan forwards it to me). Better yet, I will actually respond. Got something football related you want me to tackle? Consider it done.

And with all the grace and speed of a fat man in polyester coach shorts.

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