Category Archives: Texas A&M
For weeks now Texas A&M has stood behind their heisman trophy winning trouble maker Johnny Manziel. Johnny Football thanked them for it on saturday, by beating Rice and by mocking this entire ordeal. If their was any doubt to Johnny’s innocent, he put that to rest with the money hand sign, and a few fake autographs in the air. That’s right, in the 1 half of football he was allowed to play in, Mr. Kardashian took it upon himself to give A&M and the NCAA the finger. If you’re not a fan of the Aggies you had to laugh at his brashness, and if you’re the NCAA and Texas A&M you have to just pray this headache goes to the NFL in a few months.
For those hoping the Johnny Kardashian show would end once football started, saturday must’ve been a headache. For those like myself that enjoy a good soap opera, you probably grabbed a cold Shiner and enjoyed the train wreck. It’s only fitting that not only did Johnny Football not show respect during the half of game he’s allowed to play, he’d draw a taunting flag, point at the scoreboard to Rice players, and show the world with his hands that he does indeed love the money.
Time will tell how much Coach Kevin Sumlin can put up with this headache, but if he wants to win he’s going to have to. Rice had A&M on the ropes until Manziel was released from time out, and might have pulled off the upset if the NCAA thought Manziel was black. I for one am glad the NCAA slapped him on the wrist, or else Manziel might have actually learned his lesson, and humility. Instead, the kid that has never been punished, and probably never told no lives on, and we all get to watch the dumpster fire.
Texas A&M Heisman winning Quarterback Johnny Football has had quite the offseason. Whether its cheering for the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, showing off his Longhorn tattoo (it might be fake), or blowing off the Manning camp as a counselor, it’s been quite the reality show for the sophmore to be. Lets not forget the tweeting, most notably saying he can’t wait to get out of college station Texas.
The problem though, is their has been one constant in this rockstar behavior, and that’s alcohol. Mainzel seems to enjoy the booze, like 90% of college students do. The problem is now he’s blowing off a football camp due to a hangover. It’s one thing to get drunk during your online courses, or celebrating a Cotton Bowl victory. But with the most important season in A&M history coming up, Mr. Football should now be focused on what made him a rock star in the first place. When you start missing football related events due to a hangover, it goes from “kids being kids” to a real problem.
Whether it’s privately or publicly, A&M coach Kevin Sumlin needs to reign his QB in. Texas monthly reported earlier this summer that the A&M coaching staff had to beg the university not to kick Manziel out of school, and now Johnny Football might feel invincible. After all, he is the biggest celebrity in Aggieland history (sorry Gov Perry). Now, with all this said Johnny Football might turn it on when the season starts, and tear up the SEC again. Maybe without all the free time that the offseason brings Manziel might not have as much time to throw down some shiner bock. I have no idea if shiner is his brand, but as a Texan I hope so. Time will tell, and the SEC media days might tell us a lot about the character of the Heisman winner. Stay tuned into the Johnny Kardashian show, it should end with a bang.
Texas A&M graduate, and innovator of the run and shoot offense in Houston as passed away, at the age of 76. Coach Pardee had been fighting gall bladder cancer, which spread to other organs in his body.
Coach Pardee was a member of the famed Bear Bryant “Junction Boys”, the 1954 Aggies football team that traveled to Junction Texas for a grueling pre season camp that was even made into an ESPN movie. Only 35 Aggies didn’t quit, Coach Pardee was one of them.
Coach Pardee is best remembered as a Houston Texas legend, coaching the USFL Houston Gamblers, the Houston Cougars then the Houston Oilers. In the USFL Pardee invented the Run and Shoot offense, a precursor to today’s spread offenses. The offense worked so well, once the USFL disbanded Pardee was asked to coach the University of Houston, where his Run and Shoot produced the 1st ever black QB to win a Heisman Trophy, Andre Ware. In 1990 coach Pardee was asked to resurrect the Houston Oilers, and with Warren Moon the run and shoot scored all over the NFL for many years.
You can see coach Pardee’s brand of football played all across Texas, with so many high school and college teams using the spread offense. Texas A&M lost a great Aggie, and the city of Houston lost perhaps their greatest football icon. Jack Pardee was married for over 50 years to Phyllis Pardee, and has 5 children and 12 grandchildren.
March madness is upon us, that’s right the NCAA men’s basketball tourney is here. The best playoffs in sports is about to kick off, and sports fans across America are filling out their brackets, looking to pick the right upsets, wondering what team can survive the tourney. Some of the biggest schools in the nation are in the big dance, and then you’ll see some of the small no name schools who also punched their ticket.
What you won’t see, in any of your bracket is a team from the state of Texas. That’s right, not one single team from the lone star state is in the big dance. No Longhorns, no Aggies, Bears, or even a small school like UTSA or Sam Houston State. The schools in Texas really dropped the ball this season, a big reason why we’ve pretty much ignored college basketball this season, apparently so have the Athletic Directors in the lone star state.
So Texans have fun this March, fill out those brackets, and look on the bright side. At least you don’t have to pick your alma mater to win a few games in your bracket you know they have no chance of winning, now you can have a clear head and no ties to any of the schools as you try and dominate your office pool. As for all you Universities in Texas, get your act together, it’s hard to have state pride in March when not one of you even make the round of 64.