Archive for September, 2006

This is what happens when you write the game summary by looking at the box score . . .

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Read what the AP said about Auburn’s win last night:
By PETE IACOBELLI
The Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kenny Irons ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns in his return to South Carolina and No. 2 Auburn knocked away a last-chance pass to keep its unbeaten season alive with a 24-17 victory over the Gamecocks on [...]

Auburn at South Carolina, part two

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Getting supper took way too long. I wanted to print out my boarding pass in the lobby — they have a little kiosk for that — and I forgot to bring my itinerary, and had to go back to my room to pick it up. I got back, the game was at nine minutes or [...]

Auburn at South Carolina part one . . .

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

I’m watching the Auburn at South Carolina game from my Phoenix hotel room. I’m trying not to yell too much so the neighbors don’t have to call the front desk about me. I don’t have anybody to discuss the game with, so this looks like a blog opportunity. Here’s my impressions of the first half:
You’ve [...]

She almost stuck the landing

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Tonight was Bryn’s riding lesson, which she has in a group with three other girls, including Shelby and Cassandra Salmons. The girls were taking turns jumping over an 18-inch jump when one of them did something amazing. Cassandra had just taken her horse over the jump, when she lost her balance and was on her [...]

Happy Birthday Boo-Boo

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

It’s the first day of Autumn and we’re expecting highs in the low 90s today, with cooler weather to arrive this weekend. One year ago today, we were on the road, on the run from Hurricane Rita. In our eighteen years on the Texas gulf coast, it was the first time we’d had to evacuate, [...]

Nineteen years and counting . . .

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Happy Anniversary my darling bride!

This time a year ago, we were buying plywood and preparing for a hurricane in 100 degree weather. Today the weather is cool and there’s nothing threatening us from the Gulf. What a difference a year makes.

Tigers Recognized

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Many Auburn Tigers (and LSU Tigers too) gave impressive performances in Saturday’s game. Now two tigers, of the orange-and-blue variety, have been recognized.
The Southeastern Conference has named Auburn punter Kody Bliss its special teams player of the week:

Bliss punted six times for a 48.2 yard average as Auburn defeated LSU, 7-3.
Bliss had the best game [...]

The zebras got it right

Monday, September 18th, 2006

In Saturday’s big game, the referees seemed to spend more time than usual huddled up to discuss a call, or standing around waiting for an instant replay review. It seemed to me at the time that several of these calls were incorrect and in our favor. Never had the refs been so kind to Auburn. [...]

Seven minus three equals sweet relief

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Saturday’s nail-biter of a win over the Louisiana State Tigers was as excruciating a contest as I’ve ever seen. From the time the game clock ran below 5:00, I was up and pacing the floor. I’d sit down, only to have to get up again when I couldn’t sit still. The game was also one [...]

Goodbye Ann Richards

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Ann Richards, Texan, Democrat, and former governor of Texas, passed away yesterday at the age of 73. Ann was a funny lady, with a sharp but down-home wit. She was pure Texas. She had big hair. She was one of the few politicians I not only liked but admired. She was often said to [...]

A Passing Centennial

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Pay attention, football fans: today marks the 100th anniversary of the forward pass. Through 1905, football was entirely a running game, but in 1906 the forward pass became legal and Saint Louis University became the first team to use the play, in a 22-0 victory over Carroll College. SLU’s first pass attempt fell incomplete, but [...]

I always figured he’d end up in a croc’s belly

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Crikey, this is a bit of a shock. Steve Irwin, the “Crocodile Hunter”, always seemed to me like a reckless ham, and yet I liked him in spite of all his antics. We learned this morning (although at first we thought it was a joke) that he died when a Stingray attacked him and stabbed [...]