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Topic: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1

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CousinFreddie

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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2019, 02:44:35 PM »
Lots of folks in Longhornland always considered Arkansas to be a bigger rival than A&M.  
This was one of the first games I ever watched (just on TV I mean):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969_Texas_vs._Arkansas_football_game
Living in eastern Oklahoma, only maybe 2 hrs drive from Fayetteville, most people I knew were cheering for the Hogs.  My family had nothing particularly in favor of the Hogs, but they weren't Texas and that was good enough.
I knew practically nothing about the sport at that age, but what I did get was the excitement everyone had about the game, particularly as it went down to the wire, as Texas came back to win.

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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #61 on: January 07, 2019, 10:08:24 AM »
I tend to cringe when I watch replays of that game.  Arkansas outplayed Texas badly, for about 57 minutes.  I'm all for defensive struggles and gritty comebacks, and I'm obviously pleased Texas won that game, but man it's sort of painful to watch.  

Yet, I still do, pretty much every time it replays. :)


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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #62 on: January 07, 2019, 11:11:24 AM »
For me, as a young kid, this was the first truly CRAZY football game I'd ever watched.  And by crazy, I mean the effect it had on all my older family members watching.  We didn't even have a stake in the game, but everyone was glued to it intensely. 

Maybe as a kid it was the first time I'd seen my parents, grandparents, uncles/aunts - you know a bunch of adults who were usually telling me to sit up straight, clean my plate, and be quiet in church - act like kids themselves. 

It was kind of a revelation!

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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #63 on: January 07, 2019, 11:59:41 AM »
It occurred a couple of years before I was born, so I definitely didn't see it live.  My folks took me to many games at Memorial Stadium in Austin while I was growing up and I suppose my first real memories were of that 1977 season.  The team going 11-0 and winning the SWC, Earl Campbell winning the Heisman, and then that bitter drubbing at the hands of Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl.

My dad's radio station was "the voice of UT football" back then so they effectively behaved like concert promoters for the radio broadcasts and threw big tailgate parties.  For the Arkansas game, they often bbq'd a whole hog and feasted on it prior to kickoff.  He often brought our whole family so I have lots of memories of tailgating, and then going into the stadium to watch the team.  Good times.

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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #64 on: January 07, 2019, 10:06:02 PM »
Glad to see Clemson giving ‘Bama an old fashioned butt whooping in the first half. Aside from A&M they’re one of my favorite programs. 

We’ll see how Saban and Bama respond in the 2nd half. 

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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2019, 08:29:53 AM »
Obviously they had no response.  I had to smile about Bama finding themselves 28 points down, just like OU was against Bama last week.  The only difference was that OU stiffened up and scored 34 points after they’d reached that deficit, while Bama just seemed to pack up and go home.

Anyway kudos to Clemson.  They are pretty awesome.  Some of those catches by their receivers were stunning, like that one handed one by Ross.  The Tigers seem to have caught lightning in a bottle and are the new king of the mountain.

OU has to be kicking themselves for letting Venables get away.  But oh well.  Hopefully this Ohio St guy will lead us to better defensive days ahead.
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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2019, 08:44:21 AM »
That NC game was interesting.  
I almost felt as bad for Bama as I did for my poor Texans after a pitiful showing...    ALMOST.  But the joy of seeing them flop around in failure was too enticing to feel pity, so I quite enjoyed the Clemson Clinic on how to shut down a Saban team.  

Congrats to the Clemson nation, and thanks for providing an epic SEC loss to the 2018 season finale. 

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« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2019, 08:57:49 AM »
I was trying to help out Bald Greg with various family duties during the game so missed a lot of it, but it sure seems to have been an epic beatdown.  Every time I tuned in I saw Clemson making a big play on offense, or just annihilating Alabama's offensive line and stuffing the Tide on defense.  I wasn't surprised Clemson won, but I was definitely surprised by the manner and margin.

Anyway, I don't know of any Clemson fans around this board, but congratulations to them for winning the 2018 national championship!

Now, on to college baseball season! :)

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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #68 on: January 09, 2019, 11:20:00 PM »
The first football game I ever saw on TV was Alabama, with Joe Namath at QB, beating OU, with Joe Don (Aptly Named) Looney at HB, 17-0 in the 1962 (season) Orange Bowl.  That was Bud Wilkinson's last team better than merely OK.  He would retire a year later and run for the U.S. Senate, and lose in the LBJ landslide of 1964.

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« Reply #69 on: January 10, 2019, 09:25:20 AM »
On a Bud Wilkinson footnote,  tying in that Ark v UT game.  My Dad was a newly minted  Secret Service Agent at the time and was sent to that Ark. V UT game, one of his assignments was to escort Bud Wilkinson who was the ABC analyst to the winning locker room where President Nixon would be congratulating the winners.  You can see my Dad in his dark trench coat in the locker room during the televised celebration .  It's kind of weird for me to see as he looked like I did at that age. 

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« Reply #70 on: January 10, 2019, 11:03:49 AM »
Marq, I remember you mentioning that before.  That's really cool!

(and no, PSU fans, although the president presented UT with a nice plaque, he didn't decide the national champions that year.  It was the AP and Coaches' polls that declared Texas as the champs.  PSU was offered a slot to play Texas in the Cotton Bowl, and ducked it, so this conversation need go no further :) )

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« Reply #71 on: January 10, 2019, 11:40:22 AM »
Marq, I remember you mentioning that before.  That's really cool!

(and no, PSU fans, although the president presented UT with a nice plaque, he didn't decide the national champions that year.  It was the AP and Coaches' polls that declared Texas as the champs.  PSU was offered a slot to play Texas in the Cotton Bowl, and ducked it, so this conversation need go no further :) )
Jo Pa was quoted after the UT victory that no team could have had two 70 yard drives against us as Texas did in their game
well buddy you had a chance to find out and chickened out
My fondest memory of that Arkansas game was joining a crowd at the airport that night to welcome the team back home
I can still see Street hanging out the cockpit window with hookem horns signs
The drag was wall to wall drunks and all the cops just let everyone alone
no burning cars or couches just a bunch of happy fans
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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #72 on: January 10, 2019, 06:55:04 PM »
Joe Pa was a hero to some but he never meant jack to me.   Nasally, sniveling, whiner sounded just like Joe Flynn the stupid captain in McHale’s navy and the nemesis in all of Kurt Russell’s late ‘60s Disney teen flicks.  Joe Pa epitomized everything my East Texas redneck cousins said about yankees.

And now the man is dead and remembered more for shielding a heinous pedophile than for anything his stupid Nittany Lions ever did on the field.

So double double F him and his worthless opinions.
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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #73 on: January 10, 2019, 07:21:24 PM »
BTW I met his son in the Common Interest karaoke bar circa 1999 or so when the old man was coming down regularly and cosying up to Mack and DKR.  I was unimpressed but civil.

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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #74 on: January 10, 2019, 08:03:49 PM »
thank God you were civil
"Courage; Generosity; Fairness; Honor; In these are the true awards of manly sport."

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« Reply #75 on: January 11, 2019, 10:47:29 AM »
I did, of course, calculate it would only take 23 hits to render him unable to fight back.  

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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #76 on: January 11, 2019, 11:41:49 AM »
We used to spend a lot of time at CI around that same time.  And Slick Willie's pool hall next to it.  That's about 2 or 3 blocks from where I grew up, and where my parents still live.


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« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2019, 11:52:47 AM »
Ever hear me sing George Benson’s Masquerade or Billy Paul’s Me and Mrs Jones.  I don’t do many things well but I can do those things so well it’ll make older sister girls speak in tongues like they’re at a Pentacostal revival.

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« Reply #78 on: January 11, 2019, 03:12:55 PM »
I must have missed that.

"Suspicious Minds" is my go-to.  And my i s c & a aggie wife sings "Crazy" better than Patsy Cline could ever dream.

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« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2019, 03:28:02 PM »
No way?   Crazy?   That's a great song.  IINM, Willie wrote it.

I have an interesting story about another Patsy Cline song, "After Midnight," but I'm currently on my work computer so I'd best not linger.  I'll tell it from my iPad mini where my big fingers make typos by the dozen.

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Re: 2018 ORANGE BOWL #1 Alabama vs #4 Oklahoma CFP rd 1
« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2019, 05:16:30 PM »
I remember "Common Interest" fondly.

I'd go with "Patience", "Jack and Diane", or "Wicked Game" depending on the moment.

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« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2019, 10:41:29 PM »
I don't sing aloud.

Everyone seems to agree it's obviously for the best
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« Reply #82 on: January 12, 2019, 02:15:02 PM »
I have an interesting story about another Patsy Cline song, "After Midnight," but I'm currently on my work computer so I'd best not linger.  I'll tell it from my iPad mini where my big fingers make typos by the dozen.
As some of you may know I spent most of the ‘80s & early ‘90s seducing or trying to seduce topless dancers, but what I may have never shared is how put off I was the first time I went to a topless bar.
It was 1979, I was a senior in high school and had just turned 18.  There was this kid in one of my classes who was just as homely and nerdly as I was but he had been held back so he exercised an air of authority, wordliness and sophistication.  All he did was talk about how he drank beer, went to clubs, picked up women, seduced them all, went to topless clubs and X rated movies.
He was a disturbing guy and I would not’ve believed half the things he said had he not also been an incorrigible “smell my finger” kind of guy.   You know the type.  They usually have their first digits up your nostrils when they ask you to smell their fingers.  I hadn’t had much experience.  For all I know he had stuck his fingers in a can of tuna, or a catbox, or both.  Nevertheless it gave him just enough credibility that a naive guy like me hesitated to call him a liar.
When he found out I had turned 18 too he started begging me to go out with him so he could show me the town.  I finally relented one Friday so he picked me up in his mom’s Fairmont Futura and we went to The Yellow Rose.  Yes, it’s been there that long.
So we go in there and the place disgusts me.  It’s full of old, sweaty blue collar working stiffs, old hippies left over from the ‘60s, motorcycle gangs and freaking cowboys traveling through from one small town to another.  They’re all smoking and perving the girls who are nearly all chubby, bubbly blondes.  The music is rock.  Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Blondie, whatever they were playing back then.
Absolutely nothing appealed to me but my friend strutted in there like he was Hugh Hefner.  It’s a testament to how young and cheap and nerdly we looked that no dancers hit us up, only a tired, reluctant server.   My friend ordered us Miller Lites “Less Filling Taste Great” and we proudly showed our IDs.  We were men.

We sat there for 90 minutes, with my friend pointing out dancers he had nailed and how he’d like to do the ones he hadn’t.  Of course, none of them acknowledged his presence.  I was sitting there brooding, wondering whether I was a latent homosexual or a guilty Christian or a picky bastard when the blaring rock stopped and Patsy Cline’s “After Midnight” came on.

A dark headed waif in red slinked through the curtain, cartwheeled across the stage and ended up in a one handed spreadlegged handstand she held for 40 seconds.

The foul cigar my friend had pushed upon me fell from my lips where I had to swat out a potential fire.  My friend said, “This one’s too skinny.  There ain’t enough cushion for the pushin.  I’d break her in two.”  I told him to shut up.

And so I had my first crush on a topless dancer, the mesmerizing Megan.

I can’t remember much more about her except that she wore about 8 pairs of progressively smaller panties and each time she took one pair off the place fell silent cause we all thought we might see something we shouldn’t.  

That and the fact that she hung out with me that night even though I only had about $13.

Yep.  Ain’t been scared of or disgusted with topless bars since then, and “Walking After Midnight” still makes me smile and chub.

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« Reply #83 on: January 12, 2019, 03:43:33 PM »
"Courage; Generosity; Fairness; Honor; In these are the true awards of manly sport."

 

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