It was the best of times it was the blurst of times!? The Aggie Bouncyfouls season came to a screeching halt last night against OU in the Sweet Sixteen, so history must needs be written by future teams. It was a huge letdown game, anticlimactic after Sunday's miracle, but don't get bogged down in disappointment and anger. Plenty of time for that the first time something goes wrong in a football game this fall. Enjoy these guys' accomplishments: a top-five ranking, beating Texas, winning the SEC, and making college basketball history. Not a bad little season.
LOBO. BRING BACK SHERIFF LOBO. Billy Kennedy's already busy looking to pick up some more transfer help, with New Mexico guard Cullen Neal set to visit College Station in a couple of weeks. Crootin' never sleeps, not even in basketball.
Everybody loves you when you're six runs in the ground. Olsen was alive and crackling with menace last night as the #2 Ags hosted #10 LSU. The home team went up 2-0 early, shuffled through the middle innings on autopilot, then slammed the door with four runs in the 7th and 8th after LSU had deigned to score a single run. Game 2 is tonight on the SEC Network.
WHAT A HELL OF A ROAD TRIP. Imagine riding along for this one. Two legendary Aggies. Two legendary musicians. Their bus breaks down, so they rent a car and drive 400+ miles through Wyoming together. Did they fight over the radio? Did REK pester Lyle to drive? What manner of tall tales got told? Sometimes a road trip is the perfect remedy for whatever ails you, and if you're not ailing it's still a great way to remind yourself how big everything out there is.
Shoshoni, WY, 3/16/16: Because our bus had some trouble with a belt in Sheridan and had to be checked out by a mechanic there before taking us to Jackson for that night's show, @robertearlkeen1, our production crew, and I decided to drive rental cars to Jackson in case the bus repair went long. Robert rode shotgun as I drove. Mike and Austin rode in the back seat. We stopped for fuel in Shoshoni, and we all snapped shots of sights near the filling station on Highway 26. It was a beautiful 440-mile drive down I-25 through Casper and out Highway 20 to Highway 26, up through the mountains and into Jackson. We arrived about 5 that evening, about an hour ahead of the newly-belted bus.