Thursday, December 08, 2005

On the Ground: New York

It's cold.

It's really cold.

But it's New York, so the excitement of the city trumps the windchill factor -- and that's a good thing, considering how sensitive some Southern Californians are temperatures below 65 degrees.

In addition to this weekend's college football festivities, today is the 25th anniversary of the assasination of John Lennon. We're staying just a few blocks south of the Dakota, the apartment building where he was gunned down in 1980, and fans have been making the trek to that now-hallowed ground to honor his legacy throughout the day.

As for the reason we're in town, most agree that Reggie Bush will be taking home this year's Heisman Trophy. The only question, says Kari Chisholm of handicapping website,"is whether he will be the biggest winner of all time."

Glad to know there's still some drama left to salvage.

We've got a big day planned for tomorrow (and Saturday, obviously, as well), so keep checking back as we'll be posting photos and updates throughout the weekend.


At 5:03 PM, Blogger patrick said...

Nate & Alexis,

I've been lurking on your site for some time now and needless to say, I am hooked. I hang on every word ya'll say, because it will be all the sweeter when God's Team (TEXAS) beats USC like a red-headed-step-child. I can't wait to watch Stuart Scott shed a tear out of his lazy eye as the media obsession with USC comes crashing down.

Mark my words: Texas will dominate the Rose Bowl.


At 8:39 PM, Blogger TXMed said...

"Texas will dominate the Rose Bowl."

Baseless optimism from a fan of a team that has proven nothing (considering Texas' opponents in 11 out of 12 games), whose QB is no stranger to turnovers (1/gm), who is going against D1's most prolific turnover forcing machine (3+/gm), who is facing an offense that will forever be a part of conversations discussing the greatest college offenses of all time, whose opponent's history against Big 12 teams in the title game speaks for itself.

There is absolutley no objective reason to believe Texas is going to come into USC's second home, the Rose Bowl, and beat two Heisman winners.

You gotta appreciate your support for your team, but may actually be ANOTHER 36 years before Texas takes home a second title.

Fight On!

USC '05
UT System '09

At 6:42 AM, Blogger patrick said...

Yea, those nail biters with Arizona St., Notre Dame, and Fresno St sure made you guys look "untouchable."

Keep telling yourself USC can hang with Texas and eventually it will come true in your fantasy world.

Be prepared for a meltdown when ya'll actually have to play a legitimate defense.

At 7:20 AM, Blogger robert said...

In case you didn't get the memo: There is no Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy doesn't exist, and TEXAS doesn't have a chance against 'SC. Ya'll may have a good defense, but that won't matter, just tell your boy Vince to keep turning the ball over! That coupled with the Matt and Reggie Heisman duo should make us...I believe the word is "untouchable."

At 7:53 AM, Blogger TXMed said...

"Yea, those nail biters with Arizona St., Notre Dame, and Fresno St"

All of those teams would beat Okie St. by 28 points in a half, but not Texas. Notre Dame is going to wallop Ohio St, which UT trailed in the final 3 minutes. Every team has its scares, I'm not holding Texas' close calls against them because they're not represenative of their talent and neither are USC's.

We needed a stop from inside the 20 yard line in the last 2 minutes to beat Cal last year, but that wasn't indicative of the team we were as we proved in the Orange Bowl.

36 more years. me'kooH.

At 8:20 AM, Blogger patrick said...

Vince will torch ya'll.


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