The Longhorn Network Advantage
The University of Texas continues to try to run rough-shod over its conference companions. The big conference powers such as OU and Texas A&M stayed in the Big 12 believing it was the best place to be, which it may be. However, Texas has leveraged its weight to try to put it into a position to market itself like no other program in the country.
They got the network deal to stay in the Big 12 when it nearly broke up just months ago by teaming up with ESPN to provide the infrastructure. Now, UT is floating around ideas that they want to expand beyond UT life and sports and get into broadcasting high school sports. If that is not an unfair recruiting practice, I don’t know what is. It’s kind of like saying, “Hey bluechippers, commit to Texas and we’ll put you on TV now. Commit to OU or A&M and no show.”
Man Killed by His Xbox
Twenty year old Chris Staniforth died from too much gaming. He got a pulmonary embolism from staring into the screen for too long without moving. This ought to tell you something kids.
Beach Patrol Vehicle Runs Over Sunbather
If you are laying on the beach of Daytona, you might not realize automobiles have the right of way. Maybe not, but the beach patrol seems to think so. A sunbather was laying in an area outside of the driving lanes when the beach employee encountered a human speed bump. Eryn Joynt came to the Florida beaches all the way from Kansas but little did she know that humans were about as expendable as jellyfish as this is not the first time such incident has happened in the county. Two four year olds in separate incidences have been run over in the past year by beach patrol officers.
Spoiled Rich Girl
Paris Hilton was taping Good Morning America and was asked if her moment had passed referring to her declining popularity. Paris apparently could not handle the question so she stormed out of the studio.
Man Attacks Bull and Is Killed
If I believed in the Darwin theory this would be evidence. I don’t but it’s still proof that within the species, the dumb tend to drop out of the gene pool early. This bright fellow decided to get toasted and challenge a bull to a duel . . . with an umbrella. Okay, there are bullfighters who train to tease these animals. But when you are a drunken fifty year old man with an umbrella and you decide to swat a 1,000 plus pound bull on the snout and he’s got some nasty horns, you might just get what you deserve. One such Spaniard decided he would give it go and he got a horn in the chest. The fifty year old drunk guy drank his last drink.