Tuesday, November 28, 2006


From my old pal Matt over at Caffeinated:

It was a dark weekend for Texas Longhorn fans. First the Aggies get off the schneid for the first time since ‘99 by coming out and whippin’ us in classic fashion. Then, OU delivers the second blow by taking care of their business and knocking us out of the Big 12 title game. Ouch.

But, one bright light shone. Recent grad Vince Young, playing for the woeful Tennessee Oilers Titans, only went out and delivered the biggest come back ever by a rookie in the NFL. Beat a guy named Manning (ok, the other Manning, but still!) and beat the record held by some guy named Elway.

Click here for the rest, and be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for a link to some coverage of the game.

Okay, this, like LSU's #5 BCS ranking, makes UT's late season collapse hurt a wee bit less. Of course, I would have preferred that Young finished out his NCAA eligibility, playing another year as a Longhorn, but it's nice to feel some connection to him in his pro career. Damn, the Houston Texans were sooooo stupid to not draft him; I mean, the guy is a prime candidate for Professor Xavier's school, you know, if it actually existed: he's literally got super powers. I wish I'd seen the game. When Vince Young is hot, he offers up some of the best football moments you'll ever see.

You know, I've kind of hated the Titans for years, just because they left Houston and all. But that's faded due to how hard they play, how determined they are, even when they suck, all of which I attribute to their coach Jeff Fisher, a classy guy. Now they've got a bona fide Longhorn legend playing with them. I'm expecting great things from them in the years to come.