Friday, December 28, 2007

Them's Fightin' Words .....

I realize that pre-game trash talk is a part - for some, an important part - of the college football bowl hype ..... but sometimes, the trash is in the heart of the speaker, as much as it is in the words ..... case in point, this report from the Associated Press (via

Sadly, to Texas' shame ..... during an Alamo Bowl pep rally, a Texas A&M yell leader told the crowd that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was "on his death bed" and "someone needs to find him a casket."

Happily, to Texas' credit ..... the remarks drew boos from the crowd, and both A&M and Penn State fans have said the remarks were offensive and inappropriate. This was followed by apologies from A&M President Eddie Davis and Athletic Director Bill Byrne - both of whom showed a lot more class than that dumb mook - with his big mouth and small spirit - who started it all.

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