Posted July 12th, 2010 by Matt
Filed under: Feature, Football

Red Out Around the World

Apparently Nebraska doesn’t like to let things go. Some fans (I assume) are starting a campaign called “Red Out Around the World,” showing the “world” (does anyone really care) how mad they are about the Big 12 Championship. I guess it was all just to much to handle and they had to up and leave the conference.

Nebraska. A place of integrity, family, commitment. Where traditions are forged in the furnace of July. But hardened on Saturday nights in November. A place where the best thing about summer, is when it turns into fall. These last few months, thunderstorms weren’t the only power building over the Great Plains….

Wait? What?!? Forged in the furnace of July? An 85 degree furnace? Since apparently the summers are pretty boring there, it looks like they had nothing better to do than make this video.

And you know what else is sad? I could have made a better video with my iPhone 4.

Updated the video below. The first one was taken down.

Red Out Around the World

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Posted March 2nd, 2010 by Matt
Filed under: Draft, Feature, Football

So far I have been pretty underwhelmed with the overall performance of the 6 Texas Longhorns taking part in the NFL combine. Colt McCoy performed pretty well in the 2 drills he took part in, coasting easily to a 4.79s 40 yard dash. Earl Thomas wasn’t among the fastest safties, but got some love from one NFL Network announcer who said he was the most instinctive safety he has seen in the last 8 or 9 years.

Below are the results so far. I will update when more information comes in.

Colt McCoy
40 yard dash: 4.79s (5th)
Broad jump: 9’6″ (4th)

Earl Thomas
Bench press: 21 reps (6th)

Sergio Kindle
40 yard dash: 4.71s (7th)
Bench press: 25 reps
Vertical jump: 36.5″ (7th)
Broad jump: 9’10”

Jordan Shipley
40 yard dash: 4.57s
Bench press: 16 reps (8th)

Lamarr Houston
40 yard dash: 4.85s
Bench press: 30 reps
Vertical jump: 33.5″
Broad jump: 9’6″

Roddrick Muckelroy
40 yard dash: 4.73s
Bench press: 19 reps
Broad jump: 9’2″

Adam Ulatoski
40 yard dash: 5.53s
Bench press: 24 reps
Broad jump: 7’10”

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Posted December 6th, 2009 by Matt
Filed under: Bowls, Feature, Football

Not that you should really be surprised, but the BCS has officially put Texas and Alabama in the National Championship game at the Rose Bowl on January 7, 2010. Alabama was the unanimous #1, finishing at the top of both human polls and the computer poll. Texas finished #2 in both human polls and finished #3 in the computer poll behind Cincinnati, who interestingly enough looks like they would have been in the title game if Texas lost to Nebraska.

I have been reading quite a bit of talk about how Alabama is going to roll over Texas. Everyone needs to relax. Maybe those people should go back and watch game film of the Alabama vs Tennessee game and the Alabama vs Auburn. Alabama is just as lucky (if not luckier) than Texas to be playing for the National Championship.

And just so you know, Texas has a 7-0-1 record against Alabama, dating back to the days of Darrell Royal and Bear Bryant. Hook ’em. See you in California!

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Posted October 20th, 2009 by Matt
Filed under: Feature, Football

Apparently Aggy loves YouTube. Who can forget the classic singing videos of the years past? Thankfully they have decided to continue their YouTube tradition, providing us with another instant hit.

Have you ever wondered how Texas A&M yell leaders prepare for football games? Well obviously they sing and dance on their way to the stadium. And from what I gather from this video, this is a pretty regular occurrence. Too bad this didn’t help them against Kansas St, since they lost 62-14. The sideways video angles are a nice touch also.

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Posted October 15th, 2009 by Matt
Filed under: Feature, Football

Of course this week wouldn’t be complete without including the usual funny audio and images from the years past. I mean who can forget the crying Sooner kid so perfectly captured by ESPN HD? Time to celebrate this week with music from the band Apollo XVIII. Still not sure if they are still a group, but their music is timeless.

Apollo XVIII – None Suck Better

Apollo XVIII – OU Sucks

If anyone has any other funny pictures or audio/video, please feel free to link them up in the comments.

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Posted October 10th, 2009 by Matt
Filed under: Feature, Football

Big 12 play is now fully underway and only one week until the big matchup against OU. The Longhorns are huge favorites once again, but how do the editors of 40 Acres Sports see the game going?

Matt At the start of the season I would have told you I was a little worried about this Colorado matchup, especially with the big game against OU the week after. Thankfully Colorado has struggled this year and I don’t see them putting up much of a fight. They are outmatched in every way, and have to deal with playing in front of 100,000 opposing fans. Basically there is no chance for the Buffaloes week. Texas wins big and should cover the 33 point spread. Texas 55, Colorado 17

Ross Be ready for a little rust on the Longhorns after their bye week when they meet the Buffaloes this Saturday night. The Horns offense will be slow out of the gate since the offense is predicated on some much timing between Colt and his receivers. The Horns defense will step up in the first half to keep the Buffs in check. Get ready for the offense to up tempo to start the second half where the Horns will dominate a disappointing team from the North. Texas 38, Colorado 10

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Posted October 10th, 2009 by Matt
Filed under: Feature, Football

Lots of action this weekend in college football, especially in the SEC. Georgia at Tennessee, Auburn at Arkansas, Alabama at Ole Miss, and the big one, Florida at LSU. Luckily the games are perfectly scheduled and you will be able to watch the good ones on the beautiful CBS HD feed. The Texas game starts about 45 minutes before Florida/LSU, hopefully enough time for Texas to gain a big lead so we can switch back and forth between the games. Now let’s get more in depth on the games.

3 Alabama at 20 Ole Miss (+4) – 3:30 PM EST on CBS. Ole Miss definitely has a lot to prove today against Alabama if they want to be taken seriously in the SEC. Alabama is looking to bounce back after probably their worst game of the season. Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead is also looking to rebound, after going 7 of 21 for 107 yards in their loss to South Carolina. With the spread so close, mistakes will probably decide this one. Alabama seems like the more controlled team, and I see them winning the turnover battle. Take Alabama minus the points.

Colorado at 2 Texas (-33) – 7:15 PM EST on ESPN. At the start of the season I would have told you I was a little worried about this Colorado matchup, especially with the big game against OU the week after. Thankfully Colorado has struggled this year and I don’t see them putting up much of a fight. They are outmatched in every way, and have to deal with playing in front of 100,000 opposing fans. Basically there is no chance for the Buffaloes week. Texas wins big and will cover the 33 point spread.

1 Florida at 4 LSU (+9) – 8 PM EST on CBS. Night game at Death Valley, need I say more? LSU has won 32 consecutive Saturday night games, and I don’t see that changing this weekend. Tebow’s status is questionable, and even if he does go I don’t see him being 100%. Florida has had an extra week to prepare, but most of that time has probably been spent coddling Tim Tebow and stroking his ego. LSU is proving to be a good running team, and if you give Jordan Jefferson enough time he is a very capable quarterback. It really doesn’t get much better than this in college football. Florida’s 14 game winning streak ends tonight. Take LSU plus the points.

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Posted October 7th, 2009 by Matt
Filed under: Feature, Football

I am assuming this is probably agent/money related, probably similar to the whole Reggie Bush thing. Except it doesn’t look like Oklahoma State will get the pass that USC did. The path through the Big 12 South may have gotten just a little easier.

Update: This rumor is now confirmed.

Links: Dez Bryant ruled ineligible, OSU’s Dez Bryant rule ineligible

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Posted October 6th, 2009 by Matt
Filed under: Feature, Football

Pretty hilarious and does a good job of summing up their season so far.

Link: The Season Thus Far…In Pictures

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Posted October 6th, 2009 by Matt
Filed under: Football

Wow, I knew Texas pulled in some serious money for football games, but with the new expansion to 100,000 seats they are now pulling in around $7 million per home game. No wonder the schedule such weak out of conference teams. You would trade $7 million and the possibility to lose a game early in the season? Probably doesn’t make much business sense.

Link: Big 12: Outlook is bleak for North trio

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