Lebron James. King James. “The Chosen One,” whom we are all so fortunate to witness. We love you — every last little arrogant ounce of you.
Why? Why not.
You are tall, handsome, superbly athletic, charming and funny. You are so glamorous; even I’m smitten by it.
I haven’t even touched on your game.
At 6’8,” 260 pounds, you glide down the court like a gazelle weaving between defenders like trees in the jungle. Then you fly above everybody, delivering a graceful — yet powerful — slam dunk that even the French judges would give a ten.
The Texas State football team will play its final game of the season against Sam Houston State Saturday at Bobcat Stadium.
“It’s tough knowing we can’t advance,” said Travis Houston, senior defensive lineman. “But it’s a good way to end playing a team like Sam Houston. Every year they bring it. They always play like they’re 9-0.”
The Bobcats secured their Southland Conference championship by defeating Sam Houston State in overtime 45-42 in Huntsville last season.
The Bearkats come to San Marcos this season with only bragging rights on the line.
Texas State athletic director Larry Teis said in a statement Friday the university intends to re-sign head football coach Brad Wright.
Sports Information Director Rick Poulter confirmed the statement Tuesday, despite the Bobcats’ loss to McNeese State this weekend.
The Texas State Bobcats had their four-game win streak snapped with a 30-27 loss to the McNeese Cowboys.
“It was just another Southland Conference game for us,” said Coach Brad Wright. “It went the distance. It took four quarters, but this time it didn’t work out for us.”
The Bobcats’ 6-4 record mathematically eliminates Texas State from playoff contention. Playoff teams have to beat at least seven Division I teams in the FCS during the season. Even if Texas State wins next week, the Bobcats would have only beaten six.
There has been a four-way tie for first place in the Southland Conference between the Stephen F. Austin, Southeastern Louisiana, McNeese State and Texas State football teams for the past two weeks.
That four-team tie will turn into two at the conclusion of this weekend. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Bobcat Stadium.
“This is the biggest week of the season,” said Mishak Rivas, sophomore wide receiver. “Hopefully we come out of it with a win. We are going to be SFA’s best friend this week.”
Texas State football coach Brad Wright has been approached by various media outlets with questions about his future with the Bobcats. Below is a brief interview conducted by The University Star with Wright’s responses about his future as head coach.
Q: I heard that you were unhappy with your current contract. (Can you tell me about that?)
A: I was offered a one-year contract after the end of last year. That is not much of a commitment to me. Before I even started as a head coach, they gave me three years.
Q: Are you looking for three years?
At first glance, the 5’6,” 155-pound Mishak Rivas, sophomore wide receiver, does not look like a college football player.
It is when he is on the field, zipping past defenders with Darren Sproles-like quickness that makes it easy to understand how a player of his stature earned the nickname “Kid Flash.”
“I love the Flash — he’s my favorite superhero,” Rivas said. “Everybody tells me I’m a kid at heart, so the name works. I wear it (under my eyes) during games.”
The Central Arkansas Bears completed an eight-play, 78-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run Saturday to take back the lead 24-20 with 1:40 left in regulation.
The Bobcats needed to drive the ball 65 yards in less than two minutes to keep their Southland Conference title hopes alive. A field goal would not suffice — the Bobcats needed a touchdown.
Darius Bolden, sophomore wide receiver, delivered that touchdown, giving Texas State the lead, 27-24, off a 24-yard score with 27 seconds remaining on the clock.
The Bobcat football team held a 2-3 overall, 0-1 conference record three weeks ago. Now, after three consecutive victories, Texas State is 3-1 in SLC games and is in the midst of a consecutive conference championship.
“Our guys have just continued to work week in and week out,” said Coach Brad Wright. “We’re in the business of ‘What have you done for me lately?’ and that’s what we’ve done. We’ve worked hard as a team to get better, but it doesn’t matter now. We have to go out there and play another one.”
There is no denying we live in a politically correct culture where, for example, saying “stewardess” or “Merry Christmas” has been deemed inappropriate and offensive.
However, the Washington Redskins have somehow managed to portray blatant racism on one of America’s biggest stages for 77 years with almost no question.
The term “redskin” is a racial slur used toward Native Americans. It was first coined by Caucasian bounty hunters who would refer to the scalps they had removed from the Native Americans (for proof of their kill) as “redskins.”