Oozing Optimism Redux

Remember the excitement and optimism surrounding the Longhorns after their season-opening victory over Notre Dame last year? That optimism was reinforced by the national polls that elevated the Longhorns to # 11 after that game. How’d all that work out? Texas’ almost victory over USC Saturday night seems to be inspiring in UT fans the same kind of optimism as the Notre Dame win last year. The all-out effort in the USC game was something we haven’t seen out of Texas since the OU game in 2015. For me the effort didn’t inspire optimism it inspired, “About f’ing time!” It’s […]

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Over/Under Results

Our apologies for not posting the results for the San Jose St. game last week. Here they are. 1.Clayton Frink, Mark Adams, David Frink, Greg Swan ties for first eight correct. Clayton Frink won in the tiebreaker. Steve Holstead finished 4th. The average score was 5.9. USC Results Mike Frank’s first participation of the year results in a win. Mike posted 9 correct answers Helen Frink, Homer Mark, and Art Zeitz tied for second with 8 correct. The average score was 6.1 A record breaking 19 players entered last week. Very cool. The off week gives me a chance to […]

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Does Anybody Choke or Throw Up?

When my daughter Molly was about six, our family watched Mrs. Doubtfire on our home VCR.  Those of you who enjoyed the movie as much as we did probably remember the restaurant scene where Mrs. Doubtfire performs the Heimlich maneuver successfully on Stu.  Molly was quite disturbed by this scene and for the next year or two she would ask before the family sat down to watch a movie, “Does anybody choke or throw up in this movie?” That pretty much ruled out us watching The Exorcist.  Anyway, Molly’s question became and remains a stock phrase in the Frink household. […]

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Manhandled is a Verb

Manhandled is a Verb Walking out of the stadium after Maryland’s last touchdown that made the score 51-34 with 2:08 remaining in the game, I was thinking of several glib observations I could write for this column.  I won’t go through them all but $8,700 lockers and million dollar salaries for defensive coordinators were at the top of the list. But before I was thinking of glib observations, my first reaction to the game was, this program has devolved into a total farce. Now, six days later, I’ve recalibrated my position on the 2017 Tom Hermans.  Herman was not forthcoming […]

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Maryland Pre Game

Willie Earl Unedited and Unfiltered   Catchy headline huh? You might even call it provocative and think I’m going to unload some Bill Frink 1970s style outspoken and somewhat abrasive opinions. Not so. It simply means that I waited too long to write this so I don’t have time to send it to my editor before release. Now on with the show. Kicker Information I got a call from my old friend Greg (Sid) Bowers—Greg is the first friend I made after arriving in Austin in August of 1974— earlier this week.  After reading my comments in my preseason column […]

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