1. The Natural Order of Things: College Football Continues to Reset

    There are some certain unquestionable laws of nature, so implicit that even a child is aware of them and doesn't question them. Laws such as water is wet, delivery food is always cold, and regardless of which line you get in, it's always the slowest...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about almost 3 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  2. A Weekend of Lasts… College Football's Week 2 in Review

    Saturday began a week of lasts for the .260 Hitters family as we pack up the Pod and get ready to sell our home this coming Friday...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about 3 years ago 99 reads 0 comments

  3. Texas vs. BYU in the Dark: Is Anyone Watching?

    I really can’t decide which topic is more interesting to write about: an untested Texas team (Rice doesn’t count) that’s about a host a “come from behind in ...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about 3 years ago 724 reads 12 comments

  4. College Football: TCU Chokes Week 1...To Baylor

    Friday afternoon Mrs .260 Hitters and I decided to drive up to Dallas that evening with the kids to take care of some business. Not exactly the greatest timing for such a trip, but never-the-less, business must be done...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about 3 years ago 368 reads 8 comments

  5. College Football Preview: Week 1

    The Pac-10 is now the Pac-12 and has embraced change with a new name, new logo and new conference championship game. How very left coast—I mean, progressive of them...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about 3 years ago 201 reads 0 comments

  6. College Football Week 2 in Review

    The process of learning is a very interesting thing. To some it comes naturally, like riding a bike, which I suppose is a learned skill (just ask my niece, Aspen), and to others, the process is a bit more painful...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about 4 years ago 479 reads 6 comments

  7. Texas Tech Football Program: R.I.P.

    At 10am on December 30, 2009, after years of mediocrity capped by flashes of greatness, the Texas Tech football program died a tragic death resulting from fatal blows from the University athletic director’s ego...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about over 4 years ago 1,341 reads 6 comments

  8. Making a Statement: A Look at Week Nine of College Football

    My son is 19 months old (that’s just over a year and a half for the mathematically challenged) and got to enjoy his first “real” Halloween this year.  At his school (a.k.a...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about almost 5 years ago 284 reads 0 comments

  9. Where Cheerleaders are Men: Picks and Predictions for Week Nine

    No. 4 Iowa keeps the BCS training rolling as they host football powerhouse Indiana. As this year has shown in the Big Eleven, don’t look past any team (Purdue), because when you do, well, you all saw what happened...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about almost 5 years ago 284 reads 5 comments

  10. Short and Sweet: A Look at Week Eight Of College Football

    Let’s get down to business. It’s a major NCAA violation to put your teams uniform on another squad and send them to play Texas Tech in Lubbock… but that’s basically what Texas ...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about almost 5 years ago 320 reads 7 comments

  11. “Slower Than He Looks:” Picks and Predictions for Week Eight

    Before we begin, a word of caution. Last week in my picks league, in selecting games against the spread, I got last place…dead last…as in there’s no recovery…as in an eighth ...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about almost 5 years ago 301 reads 2 comments

  12. The Least Worst Team: A Look at Week Seven of College Football

    There's a line from the HBO series The Wire that says (referring to a football game) "neither team is winning; one team is just losing more slowly...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about almost 5 years ago 422 reads 0 comments

  13. Can Texas Triumph in Red River Shootout? The Long and Short of Saturday's Game

    The Red River Shootout is around the corner, a game that always brings out the best in both Texas and Oklahoma, regardless of their rankings going into the matchup...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about almost 5 years ago 182 reads 1 comments

  14. Coexist: Looking at Week 5 of College Football

    Earlier this week I was on my way to work. Making my way through the usual morning Austin traffic, I found myself behind a Volvo (or Subaru, or whatever it was) with one of those “COEXIST” ...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about almost 5 years ago 31 reads 0 comments

  15. College Football Week 6: Rinse and Repeat

    Rich Rodriguez pulled his star freshman quarterback, Tate Forcier, for what appeared to be nothing more than “you didn’t score a touchdown on this drive,” to which his replacement, Denard Robinson, promptly threw an interception...

    Dan Burges Written by Dan Burges about almost 5 years ago 105 reads 0 comments