Well it's the time of year when we're desperate for entertainment, football or otherwise, and that includes hackneyed "everything is something" pieces. We're not immune, we're only TV-loving humans. TV shows are usually pretty good by season 4: the characters have been well-established, they've overcome some adversity, and you just wonder what sort of antics they'll get up to next. Well here are some suggestions from a few of our favorite shows. We'll go ahead and work our way forward in chronological order.
It’s an awkward number, somewhere in between the Heisman-winning glory of 2, and inherent aesthetic beauty of 7.
On one side, there are the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism, on the other, the unfulfilled promise of JaQuay Williams. In this hand, the four great elements of wind, water, earth and fire; in this hand sits Dwain Goynes, running a 4.2 40 straight into the back of his pulling right guard.
"Ubiquitous bifurcation dammit", as a kinesiology major once told me on the back porch of the Chicken.
Perhaps nowhere has this tension been as powerfully represented across society as in Season Four of ‘Friends’, the quintessential, nay superlative dance of the human experience across the cosmos.
And is anything more apt for Year Four of the Kevin Sumlin experience? Confusion heading into the New Year, wondering if Ross was greeting Bonnie or Rachel? Sounds a heck of a lot like the first half of the Liberty Bowl.
Chandler’s boss Joanna handcuffing him to his office chair? Well you know Les Miles attempted that to keep John Chavis away from College Station.
A love triangle involving Kathy and Joey? Jake Spavital is certainly hoping that his relationship with Kyle and Kyler ends on the same happy notes that take place when Chandler and Joey forgive one another and remain best friends after "The One With Chandler in a Box."
The parallels between Season 4 of Friends and A&M’s fourth year in the SEC are so overwhelming and obvious, it’s almost frightening. As the season draws to a close with the crew in England for Ross’ wedding (a clear nod to Jermaine Eluemunor), the difficulty in reaching the Playoffs (Rachel), appears temporarily derailed by the monumental, yet temporal weight that is the football season itself (Emily).
Fear not dear reader. ‘Friends’ finished 4th in the Nielsen ratings in 97-98, a year that happened to see the Aggies reach a BCS bowl in New Orleans.
Expect a Cotton Bowl trip – and a marriage to Rachel – on New Year’s Eve.
THE WALKING DEAD