Wednesday, November 20, 2013

49ers Ahmad Brooks said the roughing the passer call was the reason why they lost.

49ers Ahmad Brooks said "...that was a big call in the game, and then we lost the game, and that's probably the reason why."

So let's pretend that call was not made and the 49ers take over at the Saints 46 yard line with 3:12 left in the game. The Saints have all 3 times outs left.

We don't really have to pretend because we know what happened when the 49ers did get the ball back. They moved the ball a whole 6 yards and only took 21 seconds off the clock.

The Saints got the ball with 1:41 and 1 time out. They go right down the field and kick a game-winning field goal.

If the flag was never called the Saints would have got the ball back with 2:51 left. There's not guarantee that the Saints don't go down the field and score a touchdown and use up all 2:51 and game over. Saints win.

Best case scenario for the 49ers would have been that the game would have gone into OT.

The only real play you can say decided the outcome was the field goal that was kicked with time expiring. Obviously if Harley misses, the 49ers win.

There's a ton of "ifs" in every game. If they call Kap for intentional grounding the Saints get a Safety and are ahead by 2 points and get the ball back with 1:56 left and the 49ers only have 1 timeout left. Saints win.

If they don't hit Sproles on the fair catch the Saints might not have enough time to make it down the field to kick the game winner. Niners win.

If Lance Moore doesn't muff that punt, if Cory White doesn't fumble into the endzone for a touch-back, if Gore doesn't drop that pass with 7 min in the 4th, etc, etc.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I'm a Saints fan #1, and Cowboys fan#2. Glad NO won, but Dal looked horrible. Not happy with that

First thing's first. Brees is a stud. Saints fans will look back at this era like Dallas fans look back at the early 90s with Aikman, or the 70s with Roger. I don't know if they'll win another Superbowl with Brees, but he has secured his place in NFL history and will be in Canton one day. 

But WTF is going on with Dallas? This era in Cowboys history will look great on paper. Romo will hold all the Cowboy passing records, Witten will have all the receiving records, and Ware will probably hold the franchise sack records. That is saying something when you're talking about a team that's had so much success in the past, but Cowboys fans will be scratching their head when they read those stats.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Great jam with The 1969s on Tue. New tunes on the way.

Worked on some new jams. We're getting ready to start recording our 2nd album soon. Look for The 1969s on Spotify and Amazon. You won't regret it.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Went to Canton to browse the junk. I have a pretty short window of interest for that sort of thing, but had fun.

Canton Texas has a huge flee market every month. It's a full day if you want to see everything. I'm not that interested, but once a year is enough. I do like looking at the old junk for a little while, and I like hanging with our friend Marisol and her family, who come up from time to time to visit and really like going to Canton.

It's a bit white trashy, but on the other hand there's a lot of nice stuff, but most of the nice stuff is not really stuff I am interested in. I usually like the used stuff, or what looks to be surplus stuff. I like looking at the old records, tools, fishing stuff, knifes, gun stuff, etc. I usually buy a cheap pocket knife and some kind of tool, or tool accessory. It just takes so long to walk around and see everything.

The weather was great and the company was too, so it was a good day.

First things first. Must get corn dog.

I found this cool old Chet Atkins LP cover. The record inside was not Chet. Oh well, the cool cover was worth a dollar.

I bought this interesting looking old book from 1958 for Lisa. It was 50 cents.

I saw this other old book from the 60s called "Computers made really simple". It was all about punch cards. I should have bought it just for giggles.

This vendor went with the Quayle spelling of Potato.

I followed my own tradition and bought a couple of cheap knives. One is a decent Kershaw, but the other is a very cheap one.

I have a lot of cheap pocket knives, but I really don't know much about knives. I have a couple of really nice Bucks. I can tell they are way better than pretty much all the other knives I have, but I don't know that much about them. I just like them.

Troy on collecting
I want to say that I have a collection, but I don't know anything about the ones I have, and don't know what knives are good, rare, etc., so I guess I just like having them and messing with them.

I don't have much drive to be a "collector" of anything. I guess if I were wealthy I would collect guitars, but I would just collect the ones I like, whether they were rare, valuable, or not.

Over the years I have contemplated collecting something. I thought about beer bottles, bottle caps, guitar picks, fishing lures, etc., but I don't really have it in me. I guess if I find something unique that interests me I could jump in, but I don't see that happening.

At one point I was collecting football cards back in in the early 90s, but I just loved football and there was a little nostalgia because I had football cards when I was a kid, and I bought some of the old ones that brought back fond memories. After a while I lost interest and then now with the internet you know and can find out whatever you want about the players and teams. I still buy some every once in a while, but I quickly lose interest again.