Thoughts on Events the Week of December 30, 2013

Posted in Uncategorized by EloiSVM42 on January 5, 2014

Quiet Week: With one notable exception, very little of interest happened this week. The news seems to be Congress to return, or Godot, or some other entity that never shows up or does anything.

2014: The New Year arrived about the middle of the week. It was very exciting. I watched the fireworks…at Sydney, Australia, where the New Year arrives about Noon our time, the day before. As for our New Year’s Eve celebrations in the U.S., I am sure they were very nice too. I was sound asleep, but I’m sure it was very nice.

That Notable Exception: My Oklahoma Sooners thrashed Alabama, in the view of many the best team in the country, in the Sugar Bowl. A prohibitive underdog, OU rolled the Tide by two touchdowns.

The victory, I hope and expect, is a harbinger of good seasons to come. OU is a young team that will return a number of talented players; the quarterback situation seems to have been stabilized, and Mike Stoops, as I knew he would, has solidified the defense, which had not been quite the same without him.

Boomer Sooner!

Other Football Rumor and Gossip: Apparently, the University of Texas is going to hire its fourth choice for head coach. Also, and this is just a rumor, the Dallas Cowboys are considering bringing back Norv Turner, offensive coordinator under Jimmy Johnson, in that same position again. I hope this rumor, and I re- emphasize it is only a rumor, comes true, because Turner, while he didn’t have great success as a  head coach of the San Diego Chargers, is a marvelous offensive coordinator, infinitely superior to the one the Cowboys have now, and a wizard working with quarterbacks.

Coming Attractions: On Wednesday, I’ll publish President Obama’s report card for 2013.

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  1. Bob Keller said, on January 6, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Boomer Sooner!!!!

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