FOOTBALL! The Stuff That Makes Dreams

“Welcome to The Real America.”

I was Born in Texas.

I grew up in Texas.

This is my fault.

However…

This is (Above) THE BEST Television Show About Growing Up Texan That Ever Was,

Or Ever Will Be.

Case Rested.

Believe it not, I lived this life.

I grew up, immersed in this culture.

Ass-Deep.

And I loved every second/minute of it!

Will never lose those memories.

TEXAS!

Texas!

Texas FOREVER!

Now!

And Forever!

Y’all!

Vid Compilation/Share Credit: Chris Spags. Orig Vid: K. Ryan Jones

Clear Eyes

Full Hearts

TEXAS!

Forever!

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Late Entry:

I wanna be Tim Riggins.

Shit! I WAS Tim Riggins.

Still Am Tim Riggins.

Conceited conceit?

Yep.

But Truth.

“I’m happy, and I can honestly say that.”

–TR/LM

(Vid compilation Credit: Nic Ignite)

Dandy Don

I used to love watching the Cowboys play football.

Pro Football today is not worth a cup of warm spit.

This is my opinion and I am not shy about expressing it.

Come back and hit this link after you finish reading this ‘marvelous’ post.

Somewhere below is a wonderful tribute to the “Original Dallas Cowboy.”

Watch it if you were ever a fan.

Fun fact: My uncle, Bud ‘Bubba’ Pylant  (Winnsboro) once or twice or maybe thrice faced Don –Dandy Don– Meredith (Mount Vernon) on the gridiron.

I love Texas football history

(I have been scolded and threatened by NFL Films for stealing their video–guess how many fucks I give.

Lookie here!

This is me, shaking in my cowboy boots. Hahahhaa)

Since You-Are-Fucked-Too-Boob-Tube has deemed it necessary to delete my orig video tribute to Don Meredith, I just went and stole a different one. Not the one I prefer, but it works. (Thanks to J.T. Hill)

Rest In Peace Don, you wonderful great Texan who entertained me and added value to my life for so many, many years.

Trying again

Fuck you! YouTube

And Fuck you too NFL.

And in case you haven’t noticed, no one is watching your garbage prima-donnas these days.

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Kinda related below

(Y’all just knew I could not post a post about Texas without my belov’d Dixie Chicks)

FIERCEST LINEBACKER IN THE HISTORY OF LINEBACKERS: Dick Butkus, The Maestro of Mayhem

I was a linebacker when I played school-boy football for the Honey Grove Warriors

(1970’s)

I tried to be as fierce as Dick Butkus.

I came close, but never quite made it.

No one could have.

Back when pro football was worth watching:

“MOBY DICK IN A GOLDFISH BOWL”

This is a “stolen” video from NFL Films.

I have been warned,

but Fuck Them.

What they gonna do to me?

Sue me?

Arrest me?

Good luck with that.

Make No Beans About It

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The ‘pinto bean’

“Phaseolus Vulgaris”

“texmexiconus pintofusiorius”

(My etymology)

Consider for a moment the lowly pinto bean. In The Great Republic of Texas the National Dish is Chili. Specifically: Texan Chili.

Which-Means-No-Beans.

Do not bean up chili. On pain of death Son, do not bean-up chili.

Still freshly pressed from California, (Actually four years into being ‘freshly pressed,’ but some things take more time to take than others) I did not know this.

My junior year in Honey Grove High School I volunteered to provide the chili for the fundraising endeavor of my class. We were to sell chili-dogs and Frito pies during the breaks—the break before lunch and the break after lunch just before liberty: Two of the hungriest times in High School. We would have a captive audience.

Yep.

On the Friday afternoon before the Monday break time when the ’74 Junior Class was to unveil their fundraising enterprise, I was at-a-loss. I had never until that day cooked anything resembling food. Once, during a camping trip years before, a man who was somehow kin to me, (by marriage—not genes), brought out some bacon and proceeded to throw it into a skillet on the camp fire.

“Hey!” I said. “Don’t you need to put some flour in there with that bacon?”

Yes. I was stupid.

Anyway… Here I was after shooting my big mouth off, now needing to produce tons of chili for the chili dogs and Frito pies. (OK. I do realize there are some not-Texans who have no idea what the fuck is a Frito Pie. Here is the quick version: Take one ah dem very small packs of Frito’s corn chips, slice it down the side, open it up, pour chili on top, et voila! Frito Pie, or as some call it: Meskin Lasagna.)

Dear Gloria, (My Stepmother, who was actually from ‘Up North—Montana- or sum such place), Dear Step Momma, I need to cook up a big batch O’ Chili. Kin ya help me?”

“Sure, Stepson, I can help you.”

Well… what do I do first?” I honestly enquired.

“Stepson, first you soak some beans.”

“Beans? I am makin’ chili. Why do I need beans?”

“You need beans, Red-Headed-Step-Son, to fill in the profit.”

“Ah don’t recall beans in chili, Step-Mom.”

“Trust me: Step-Son; beans are what everyone needs… in chili… here.”

“So… I need to cook beans before chili?”

“Yes.”

“How do I do that?” I asked.

“First you soak them. Soak them for fifteen hours.”

“Then what?”

“Cook them. Cook them for another fourteen hours.”

“And the chili?”

“Cook that for hours…”

“And then?”

“Combine.”

“So… I ‘combine’ the chili with them beans?”

“Do not say ‘them’ in this house.”

“Sorry.”

“Yes, you ‘combine’ the beans with the chili, and then you have a profitable enterprise.”

“I see, thanks Step-Mother-from-North-Dakota.”

Following Monday, I show up with my ‘CHILI’

“Marcom! What the fuck is this? This ain’t chili! This shit has beans! Beans! Beans!”

Imagine my shame.

“But…but…but… My Mom… er…my sometime Mom…

Ah shit!

Beans!

IN chili.

I shouda knowed better.