Saturday, November 12, 2005

COM: Blogarithmic #55

The ITM Thespians will be traveling to Corpus Christi this week for the .

I'll be attending John Baumann's Eagle Court of Honor tomorrow. Congrats again John!

The Deep Ellum Film Festival in Fort Worth is coming up this week. Check it out here.

Mother Jones and The Little Green Blog are pointing out that the new Texas Marriage Amendment may have not only banned gay marriage, but banned all marriage. Of course, in a state with an atrocious record on education should we be surprised that the hate-mongers of the lege would not be able to write coherently? I think not.

The Austin Poetry Slam is hosting a Haiku Sandwich Slam tonight at Ruta Maya. The Austin Under-21 Slam is tomorrow evening, also at Ruta Maya.

The Aggie girls soccer squad blistered Northwestern in the first round of the NCAAs 7-0 on Friday night. They meet SMU on Sunday in the second round. A&M is ranked 9th.

USC showed some muscle today that's been missing for a while -- perhaps it's the pressure from UT, or perhaps it's an end-of-the-season surge, but a 35-10 win over Cal is impressive. UT hammered Kansas 66-14 -- i still think they are the nation's best team. Tech got upended though, by OSU 24-17 -- what happened there? Miami is back to being Miami. At this writing Alabama and LSU are tied 10-10 in OT. I got reason to back both teams. 'Bama just went up by three. Florida and Florida State both got knocked off today. Wisconsin and Georgia Tech on the outs also. TCU is ahead of UNLV early. Update: It's LSU 16-13 -- unless something trulyt unexpected happens it'll be USA vs. UT for all the footballs.

Funny, it's hard to even find mention of football on the homepage of the A&M Athletics Department the last couple of weeks -- even with a near upset of Oklahoma today 36-30. Ooooh boy, gotta be looking forward to Texas!

There's two new sites up devoted to Superman 2 -- one has the trailer as well as video blogs -- the other has short "making of" snippets in blog form.

A shot at the 50 greatest Independent Films -- a fine list i think, though i might have ordered it a bit differently. And of course i can think of some not on the list, and scratch my head at a couple that made it. Nevertheless, a fine effort.

A step back in time to the original computer program that started the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon cult.

Smithson Valley romped over San Marcos today 42-14.

And more on Tivy yesterday:

Hard to take
By Doug Mitchell, The Daily Times, Published November 12, 2005

Season-ending losses are hard enough. The way the Tivy Antlers saw their 2005 season end Friday night, it’s likely to be a memory that takes a while to get over.

Quarterback J.D Kunz’s 47-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Peace on a fourth-and-1 play with 4 minutes, 21 seconds left to provided the New Braunfels Canyon Cougars with the winning margin in a 30-27 victory over the Antlers in a Class 4A Division II, Region IV bidistrict game at Antler Stadium, bringing to an end a 6-4 Tivy season many team members can’t be blamed for believing should still be going this week.

Executed to perfection was a Tivy gameplan of controlling the clock and tempo with its rushing attack, as the Antlers used an astounding 70 carries to gain 312 yards, led by quarterback Anthony Sivils’ 141 yards and three touchdowns on 28 attempts.

The downfall came on special teams, as Cougars Bernie Gutierrez, Jaimin Shah, Chris Lynch, Jacob Bustos and Jordan Pawelek combined for 215 yards on five kickoff returns. Gutierrez had an 80-yard kickoff return for one score, while Shah (69), Pawelek (20) and Bustos (23) helped set up three other Canyon TDs with their long returns.

Add in a missed field goal attempt early in the first quarter by the Antlers, and you see why coaches consider special teams special at playoff time.

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After seeing Tivy post advantages of 80-34 in plays from scrimmage, 37-10 in first downs, and 389-201 in total yards, canyon coach Les Davis was thankful to get out of town with his team still alive.

Read the rest here.

And another Ingram kid made good . . .

Lopez looks for 3A state title
By Tom Kellar, The Daily Times, Published November 12, 2005

INGRAM — Warrior distance runner Aaron Lopez will compete in Saturday’s Class 3A boys state cross country race in Round Rock with the knowledge that he has the ability to beat the state’s best.

Lopez is coming off the biggest victory of his high school career, when in last week’s Region IV meet at the UTSA campus in San Antonio, he defeated defending two-time state champ Ernesto Perales of Valley View by 15 seconds.

“I got out fast at the beginning of the race because if you didn’t, you were going to be stuck in the back,” Lopez said. “For most of the race I was in third place. I knew I needed to run a smart race and not go out so fast that I would kill myself. Perales took the lead, and Derek Allen from Yoakum was in second.”

Read the rest here . . .

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