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:( The eyes of Texas are upon you, McCoy

[ETA]It should go without saying that I don't want to hear any negative B.S. about my Team.

Grumpy this morning and I ground my teeth all night. The game last night was an absolute knuckle biter. I mean, it's all of the stuff of legends in there. For those of you that watch Friday Night Lights, think of Ep. 1 with the Freshman quarterback having to go in after a shocking injury (McCoy's wasn't shocking as Jason's, which is... more on that later.) and this kid has NEVER been tested in a game before.

And this game? NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. 100K crowd. Televised all across the country. First game for a FRESHMAN. And damn it if he didn't pull up to close to even before a few heart breaking mistakes. Gilbert: you are my personal Matt Saracen, and I heart you tons, you really did your daddy proud (and us fans, too.) Man. He played the best team in the country and gave them a run for their money, FIRST FREAKING COLLEGE GAME HE'S PLAYED IN.

Now. McCoy. I have followed you since you shadowed Vince Young. I have cheered for you, I have yelled on your behalf when I felt you were wronged, and I don't give a good god damn that your daddy wants you to think of your NFL career, you knew that you weren't that badly injured, you wanted to get back in so bad you were spitting nails. And what did your daddy tell you to get you to acquiesce? It was God's Plan. God didn't want you to play in the biggest game of your college career. To win the game that has the guy that took your Heisman. (Well, he may have deserved it a little. Still.) I cannot believe you sat on the sidelines. That being said, that kid pulled himself up by YOUR 'NARDS and is going to continue the tradition of Texas having outstanding quarterbacks.

That whole team rose to the occasion and followed a new leader and did the best they could. Shipley is going to be an amazing NFL player. <3 I was emailing southernbangel all through the game, and for those that don't know her, she's maybe Alabama's #1 fan. And like the gracious southern girl she is, she cheered my team on, so that her team could win with honor. And they did. Dammit. That was one of the most intense football games I have ever watched in my life.

If you want to watch the most amazing and heartbreaking game of all time, this playoff game between Plano East vs. John Tyler, a high school playoff game. Everyone had gone home, reporters, too, except for the high school radio broadcasters. No one thought Plano East could come back with the game in JT's favor, 41 - 17 and only 3 minutes left. This is the stuff of legend, folks. The emotion those broadcasters have for those high school kids'll give you chills. "I done wet my britches!" :)

COINS PROJECT: Guys, I am just plain running out of time and don't have the energy to brave the single digits out there, so what I get sent out today is going to have to be it. Y'all have been absolutely astounding with your generosity on this, and I thank you. My offer to still go through PayPal (you directly mail me, I immediately refund you the shipping costs through PayPal) stands for anyone that wants to go that route, but I completely understand you not wanting to in the end. Thanks anyway, truly.

I need to take an aspirin, I ground my teeth all night. :( We'll Hook 'Em next year, just you watch.

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sunnyd_lite
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
No opinion this time, just wondering if you were short any Canadian coins?
stoney321
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Hi! I have a few, so I think they'll be well represented. :) Thank you very much for the offer!

(And check your icon! Thumbs up.)
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stoney321
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Snarky Comments
Yeah, I'm just not up for any snarky comments about Texas, Dave. Not a one.

Sorry you're sick, though! Get better soon.
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harmonyfb
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
McCoy? What?
WTF are you talking about? Cause I have a sneaking suspicion it's not Star Trek (as I initially thought).
stoney321
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
Re: McCoy? What?
HAHAHA.

FOOTBALL, HARMONY. FOOTBALL. The biggest game of college football was on last night.
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stoney321
Jan. 8th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Full Disclosure
I like all three, too. I gotta say that I do not envy McCoy today. I can only imagine the ass chewing Shipley gave him. The kid was NOT injured badly enough to keep him out of his final college career game, and you can bet he won't hear the end of it when he makes the NFL, too.

I think you have egos at play re: back up QBs in. Romo (Cowboys) has a record with the team - had before last week - of being the only QB in the game for every offensive play. I think these guys just want to drive up their numbers. *shrug* BAH.
shipperx
Jan. 8th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
Gilbert deserves a medal. Seriously. Talk about a trial by fire. The kid had guts.
stoney321
Jan. 8th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
His last full game was leading his high school team to the state championship. Next game? Against the toughest defense in the national championship. Holy sheep shit. it's a wonder he didn't have a nervous breakdown.
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nwhepcat
Jan. 8th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
I am sure I'll have pesos left over when I come back from San Miguel -- do you need Mexican coins? (If so I'll make sure I have pesos left over.)
stoney321
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
I think I'm good with pesos here, heee! Thank you very much, though. That's so sweet of you!
minstrel666
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, ahve you maile me the mailer? If not, then I can probably do the shipping thing. I'll just have to look around, because I'm completely blank as to how you do it in England.
stoney321
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
Yours went out already! Thanks, Marek!
ipnotika
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
Need a mailing address, darling. :)
stoney321
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Emailing right now!
julia_here
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
T haven't shipped yours yet, but it's not for want of money; the usual run of insanity at my house has been tripled since I made the offer, andI haven't gotten near a place to ship anything since I had the photos and everything together.

I didn't realize you were even offer to reimburse for shipping when I said I has the two pound coin.

Julia, needing new bifocals a whole bunch; finally going to order those today
stoney321
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
The insanity has doubled here, too. I'm off to an unscheduled meeting in a few, even, so there goes my hitting the posts office before the cut off time today. GAH!!

And yes, I will happily reimburse people if they ship direct. The fastest is through PayPal, but I'd be happy to send you a money order through the mail, since you're in the US.

Just let me know which you prefer.
squeemonster
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
I'm a huge Bama fan, as is my entire family. My father passed away on Dec. 27th, and one of his wishes had been to last long enough to see that championship game (for his service we dressed him in his favorite Bama t-shirt and jacket, had crimson and white flowers all over the place, and played the Alabama fight song, at his request). So, needless to say, it was an extremely emotional game for me even before it started. And even with all of that, a small part of me started rooting for Texas because of Gilbert. That kid did himself, his family, and Texas proud last night.

And you just about made me cry with your Saracen comparison because it is so spot on. I <3 FNL, and Matt Saracen especially, something fierce.

Also, hi! Long-time lurker, first-time commenter. ;D I just couldn't keep my mouth shut when I saw you discussing the game, since it's what's been on my mind all morning.
stoney321
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
Awww, how sweet of your family to dress him that way. And I'm very sorry for your loss, what a hard time to lose him. *hugs*

And PLEASE SEE ICON. I love that (fictional) kid. And now I have my RL Matt to root for. :)

Thanks for commenting, I always love it when folks delurk!
solipsiae
Jan. 8th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
I know this is really snarky anti-religious of me, but
Really puts a whole 'nother spin to McCoy's high-visibility "I am Second" Christianist campaign.
solipsiae
Jan. 8th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
Just to be clear, not an anti-TX sentiment. You could tell how heartbroken McCoy was when he refused to make eye contact during his brief post-game interview.
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ethrosdemon
Jan. 8th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Naaaw. At least it was two teams from places where people get football. I hate bowl games between like a Cali team a d Connecticut.

May I add, re: an above thread
Fuck Tebow

Edited at 2010-01-08 08:59 pm (UTC)
stoney321
Jan. 8th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
DID YOU MEAN TO SAY FUCK TITTY BABY/CRY BABY TEBOW?

There, fixed that for you. HEY BB!
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altyronsmaker
Jan. 8th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
I'm an Florida girl all the way (graduate of UF and all that jazz) but short of them playing, I'm an SEC girl. That said, That Alabama won is rather hollow for me. I wanted them to go up against and beat the BEST Texas team, and that, to me, meant with Colt McCoy at the helm. I mean, two time Heismann nominee? Undefeated? Legacy? All that. That's the Texas team I wanted to see Alabama beat.

I do give props to Gilbert, apparently, after the dismal first half, he played one HELLUVA good game, pulling his team to within three against the number one team in the nation. Awesome job!

And I feel HORRIBLE for Colt McCoy. I read on yahoo Sports an article that talked about him throwing a few balls back and forth with his dad, and how his arm just felt numb, and he couldn't even manage an accurate 7 yard pass. Poor guy. And seeing where the Bama defender hit him? yeah, I believe it. Right under the shoulder blade, into that cluster of nerves. Stunned 'em, is what I bet happened. Poor guy. should have been the GREATEST night of his LIFE, even IF he'd have lost (which I really do think would have happened, Bama is one seriously conditioned FB team) and it all goes down in flames from a badly placed hit.

Hopefully, he will be able to go on to the next level, and continue to kick some ass there, too.
stoney321
Jan. 8th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
It sucks that there's an asterisk for this win, in a way. On one hand, I'm all "YOU WOULDN'T HAVE WON WITH MCCOY IN!" and the other hand, the offense had some STELLAR plays, considering, and Gilbert totally rose to the occasion, and that's how we roll in Texas!

I go back and forth between those two. Mostly I'm just saaaaaad.
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stoney321
Jan. 9th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
I love how people think, "Oh, but I just have to tell a stranger my negative shit on their post that is the opposite of how I feel."

I love that. I hope your sarcasm meter is working, btw.
southernbangel
Jan. 9th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
To win the game that has the guy that took your Heisman. (Well, he may have deserved it a little. Still.)

DO I HAVE TO CUT A BITCH?! *g*

I, of course, wanted Ingram to win, and even though my second choice was Suh (dude is a defensive BEAST), I also wanted it for McCoy. In everything I've seen of him, he seems like such a *genuine* kid. The interview with him right after the game made me tear up. My heart hurt for him when he couldn't go back in last night, and as much as I don't think Alabama has anything to apologize for or has to try to justify the win last night (a shit ton of AU-leaning blogs/fans are doing the whole "Alabama never would have won with McCoy in" crap. Why do I put myself through that? No clue.), I would have loved for us to have beat McCoy. The best beating the best, you know?

Gilbert is going to be crazy good when he has some experience under his belt. To be a TRUE FRESHMAN and come in your first game in the national championship against the nation's #1 total defense? HOLY SHIT. And with Texas being a relatively young team on both sides, it's only going to get better for y'all as he gels with receivers, etc.

I'm thinking next year when we're playing each other again, a trip might need to be arranged. ;)
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