Friday, August 24, 2007

Big12 Blogs y Más

The blogging of the Big12 is nearly complete. I can't say for sure, but it seems that the Big12 is perhaps close to being the best-blogged conference in NCAA Division I. (Competitors: SEC? Pac-10? Big10/11/12?) Thanks to the recent success of Bring on the Cats (formerly K-State Sports & Beyond) covering Kansas State, we began to close the gap. In the past week, we've noticed that Mizzou fans have started two great blogs as well, Mizzousanity and Every True Son: The Blog for God's Least Favorite Athletic Program (uh, we beg to differ on that subtitle's claim). Basically, this leaves two programs sans blog: one party school with a sordid history of NCAA violations (Colorado) and one Ag & Oil school located in the Athens of Oklahoma - The Alma Mater of Gary Busey and a wholly-owned property of Mr. Boone Pickens - Oklahoma A&M.

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While Baylor is not exactly the easiest athletic program to blog about (Rest in Peace, Baylor Sports Unlimited; donde estas, Judge Chamber?), even if you are getting paid to do it (see Jerry Hill's recent post on Baylor's high-intensity "carpe diem" practices), at least we have BearMeat, which boldly embraces the absurdity and plunges onward through the fog of despair and ridicule. And Baylor is the smallest school in the Big12 by at least 7,000 students. Do we really believe that there isn't one student among the 23,000 at OSU or the 28,000 at CU who could start a lively blog? Come forth, brave Buffaloes and noble CowPokes! Enter the fray!

UPDATE: What's that on the horizon? Another Baylor sports blog? "Offering and encouraging personal, positive discussions about Baylor athletics from yesterday and today?" Yes, its the latest Baylor sports blog, Baylor Bear Fan. Is this a response to the perceived negativity of BearMeat? Why is commenting disabled? Why is there no way to contact the author, or any author info for that matter? A Baylor blog written at DEFCON 1 - now that's an anonymous blog!

11 Comments:

  • Fear not, Red, that new blog by "Phillip" just makes BearMeat even more appealing in its idiosyncratic approach to Baylor sports.

    By Anonymous Scamp, at 5:13 AM  

  • "personal, positive discussions.."

    What? Why would that ever happen...in a world?

    By Blogger BDP, at 6:50 AM  

  • "Baylor Bear Fan" seems to be another in a long line of a certain kind of blog-- that is, "a blog about ME, the author." The problem with that is that most people overestimate how interesting they are to others.

    Your blog is actually about things other than yourselves, and that is what gives it legs. Same goes for some of the blogs you link to (the exception is Swanburg, whose personal life is so strange and horrifying that it IS interesting to others).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:12 AM  

  • Thanks, Scamp!

    Re: J-Swan, he is the man who has launched 1,000 blogs. He brought his NYC charm and Cali-swagger to Cen-Tex asking nothing more than our finest white women in return. We shall gladly oblige.

    Red

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 8:37 AM  

  • I have a feeling there are a lot of Colorado students who have thought about starting a CU sports blogs. But honestly, after smoking a bowl, would you feel like blogging?

    You might check out www.buffs.tv. It's the closest thing to a CU blog I've found.

    By Blogger TB, at 8:57 PM  

  • Thanks, TB! Seems like a good blog, but is it affiliated with the MSM?

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 12:41 PM  

  • It may be. Like I said, it's the closest thing I could find. Between MJ, snowboarding and boozing, CU 'fans' don't appear all that interested in the 'internets.'

    By Blogger TB, at 1:59 PM  

  • Did anonymous just call me boring?

    Oh, wait. Nevermind.

    By Blogger Poseur, at 5:46 PM  

  • Poseur,

    Your blog is so much more.

    How we missed you,

    Red

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 10:09 PM  

  • I really wanted to leave some comment to show that I too have mammories and that I too feel self-important.

    By Anonymous poopsandwich, at 8:28 PM  

  • PoopSandwich:

    Thanks for stopping by! We affirm your self-importance and acknowledge your mammaries.

    God bless,

    Red

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 6:04 AM  

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