Saturday, September 08, 2007

Bear vs. Owl, Part 4: There Can Be Only One

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#6 Goes for 6

Wow, what a turnaround. Szymanski went from throwing 3 interceptions and failing to throw a single touchdown in the humiliating loss to TCU last week, to a Herculean effort against the Rice Owls setting four significant Baylor records. Keep in mind we have been playing football since 1899. When the dust settled in the 42-17 blowout over the Owls, the Bears ate their honey and reflected on the four historic marks reached by young Blake.

Most TDs thrown in a game: 6, Blake "Stem Cell" Szymanski, 9/8/07, Rice

Most passing yards in a game: 412, Blake "The Polish Pony" Szymanski, 9/8/07, Rice

Most 1st Quarter TDs thrown a game: 3, Blake "The Highlander" Szymanski, 9/8/07, Rice

Most TDs thrown in one half: 4, Blizzle Szyizzle, 9/8/07, Rice

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Szymanski in Triumph


This is significant because Rice is a D1 team against whom we have been playing since 1914. Its not like this is some random crappy school. We've never put up numbers like this before against Rice. Today AirBear functioned as it should and Blake and his corps of faceless receivers worked it to perfection. It was great to win the home opener against an old SWC foe and it was great to see Blake Szymanski emerge from the 4 QB Circus. There can be only one.

Sic 'em, Bears!

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Uhh . . . 1991 called and wants its denim shorts back

[Great WacoTrib Gameday Fan Gallery. Why were only 34 Rice fans at the game? Were they too busy making money and feeling superior to us? Who the hell are the dudes in the picture above. If I didn't know that photo was taken today, I would swear it was from the early 1990s.]

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11 Comments:

  • Again, that picture is more evidence that Rice is the University of Social Awkwardness. I count seven virgins among those pictured.

    By Blogger TB, at 11:20 PM  

  • I believe the technical term is "jorts." A hybrid between jeans and shorts.

    And didn't anyone teach the Rice kids to color in the lines? Those are the worst looking painted letters I've ever seen! They probably have an avg SAT score of 2300, but would fail color by number.

    By Anonymous txhny, at 8:15 AM  

  • 'Vast strategic manoeuvre -- perfect co-ordination -- utter rout -- half a million prisoners -- complete demoralization -- control of the whole of South Houston -- bring the 2007 season within measurable distance of its end victory -- greatest victory in human history -- victory, victory, victory!'

    ...But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved GuyMo.

    By Blogger Curtis, at 9:39 AM  

  • txhny stole my thunder, but...JORTS!

    By Anonymous texas alum, at 11:17 AM  

  • Was that a 1984 reference, Curtis? Well-played, sir.

    And in response to TX Alum and TXHNY: Jorts! You just can't make this stuff up.

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 12:21 PM  

  • jorts: 1
    rice: 0

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:30 PM  

  • I wasn't aware U. of Florida students rooted for Rice.

    Sorry that my shipment of touchdowns from LSU didn't arrive in Waco until this week. Last time I use the US Postal Service for a job that important.

    By Blogger Poseur, at 4:46 PM  

  • Turns out we didn't need the shipment anyway, Poseur. We'll probably use those TDs on Sept. 29 for the A&M game. Thanks again for thinking of us,

    Red

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 4:57 PM  

  • I don't know what's more sad, the jorts, the horrible paint jobs, or the fact that, though I may make fun of them now, one of these suave brainiacs will probably own me and the future paper I work for some day.

    PS, you really should post the Trib picture of the Baylor chick painting the belly of a Baylor guy. She's doing such a great job, do they teach classes in that at BU?

    By Anonymous wendy, at 12:19 PM  

  • What Wendy wants, Wendy gets.

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 1:30 PM  

  • That's hilarious. The guy farthest left looks like Kid Rock. Kid Rice perhaps?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:51 AM  

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