Greetings, homes. I know posting has been sporadic at best lately, but leave it to one burnt orange-clad man to pull me out of the blogging drudges. As I sat eating my delicious Thick and Creamy vanilla yogurt with strawberries and watching First Take, I learned my favorite Texas coach was going to be interviewing. Needless to say, I was intrigued to hear his latest updates (read: salespitches) on the world of college football. The following is what I observed:
Don't worry- Mack Brown, is the same Mack Brown you always knew and loved to hate (or at least belittle). You can't teach an old dog new tricks, like dignity or a non-combover hairstyle. Rest easy, Mack will be Mack. When asked if having Gilbert Godfrey (or whatever his no-name is) play in the national championship game was a blessing in disguise, Mack began gracefully by saying that it's never a blessing to have a player hurt. Ok, good start... Then he went on to talk about how they would rather have won, and credit to Alabama, blah blah blah, but something is taken away from that game because we didn't have our best players on the field. Oh reallllllyyyyyyyyyy.....
Are you going to declare yourself national championship winners with an asterisk? Was a faux Big 12 Title* not big enough? This is classic Mack Brown excuse-making. But see here's the thing: if you get it done, you don't have to make excuses. It's the same as in 2008. Win the games, get the glory. Don't try to diminish the accomplishments of Alabama just because you got beat. It's the nature of the game that players get injured, even at *gasp* really, really inopportune times. For example, the first game of the season, or a crucial game against a century-long hated rival. If Texas' loss is invalidated, then so is every single OU game of 2009, for we did not have our best players on the field for ANY of those games.
He also looked kind of shady when he was asked about NCAA rules and agents and all that mess. He again passed the buck by saying they can't know and prevent everything that is going on. Which is fine to say, but the WAY he said it seemed kind of suspect. Book 'em Horns, part deux, anyone? Let's hope not, because I don't want any excuses about how the best players weren't on the field when we whup their butts in 2010! Boomer Sooner!