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Sunday, September 11, 2005

What a Weekend as Skins, Horns, Pokes Win!

Is this a great country or what? First, my Oklahoma State University Cowboys go down to Miami to play Florida Atlantic and come away with a 23-3 win. The defense looked good, as it should against such an opponent, but the offense still looks confused by new head coach Mike Gundy's pass-oriented offense. It could be a long rebuilding season.

Then my Texas Longhorns take down the Ohio State Buckeyes, with an heroic Vince Young-directed end-of-the-game drive to come from behind and win. These Horns are genuine national championship contenders. Look out OU, paybacks are hell, especially in Dallas in October.

Finally, today, Claudia and I sweated, literally and figuratively, through a nail-biter of a Redskins win over the Monsters of the Midway, 9-7. The Skins defense looked tough as usual, but the offense sputtered for a while until starting quarterback Patrick Ramsay took a vicious clotheslining hit by one of the Bears' linebackers. Mark Brunell came in and did a pretty decent job. No touchdowns, but Clint Portius and Ladell Betts did some solid running and a win is a win is a win.

Best moment of the game, however, was at half-time with Roy Firestone singing the National Anthem and three F-18 Hornets doing a flyover at exactly the right moment. Superb!

Somehow I have a feeling this may be the only weekend when all three of my teams win. So I'll savor it while it lasts.