Closed Go Hogs Go
Well, If you look at the enthusiasm that I followed up the “I’m sorry” post below you’ll realize that my updating this blog is pretty much over. I had a great time writing and running this blog. I hope you had a great time reading it. I’ll echo what I said in the last post about how I keep tabs on the hogs. The Razorbloggers and Expats are a great resource.
The thing that’s new, and has kind of replaced my posting here, is Twitter. I’ve found that during the baseball season several Twitterers keep people up to date inning by inning. So if you’re interested the people that I follow in regards to the Hogs and the SEC are…
ArkRazorbacks (official UA Twitter Acct), Razorbloggers, razorbackexpats, NWARobbie (NWA Times’ Robbie Neiswanger), wholehogsports, SECsportsupdate (official SEC Twitter Acct), moreSEConds (another official SEC Acct.), and eventhough he has posted yet….bobbypetrino.
Of course you can follow me at http://www.twitter.com/arkbear .
Thanks for sticking around and GO HOGS!
I’m Sorry. I kinda abandoned this site twice now over the last 6 months. I intend to try to do some kind of weekly update going forward. I encourage you to visit the sites in the Links section. They update more frequently than I intend to. I’ll direct you to razorbackexpats.com and razorbloggers.net as they are my favorite razorback sites. I hope you continue to visit and thanks again for stopping by. GO HOGS!
I was channel surfing last night and there was a SEC rewind game, UGA Vs. USC, on CBS College Sports. I went into the guide and noticed a ton of SEC replays on CBSCS in the coming week. The only highlight for Hog fans is the replay of the battle for the Golden Boot on Saturday night at 8:30pm CST and 12:15am CST Sunday Morning. If you want to relive the Miracle on Markham 2 set those DVRs.
This Week From The Bench…
With the firing of Houston Nutt (and I was years ahead of the mob in
calling for his firing, by the way), new coach Bobby Petrino came in
with high expectations from the fans for a dynamic aerial assault. What
we got was a 5-7 team with a defense that gave every other team a great
opportunity to pad its offensive stats. While the sports columnist of
the statewide daily and the marks on the Internet paint a
sunshine-pumping picture, let’s be honest that Petrino’s first year
was not a success. In my annual tradition, it’s time to let the grades
roll on Petrino…
This week from the bench…
In the flurry of responses that I got last week from my column pointing out the glories of War Memorial Stadium and how improbable victories are found there, many took umbrage to it.
Games in War Memorial Stadium are labeled for history with descriptors such as the Immortal Teddy Barnes Catch or the Miracle on Markham. Games in Fayetteville, meanwhile, are most noted by the Great Shootout, which was the most heart-breaking loss in Razorback history.
This Week From The Bench…
And it starts again. Bobby Petrino, in his first year as head coach, is undefeated in Little Rock.
All the previous Razorback coaches of any worth post-Broyles all stayed undefeated in Little Rock for some time. It took four seasons before Lou Holtz lost his first game in Little Rock. The same can be said about Ken Hatfield. Houston Nutt took seven seasons before the first loss came. Beginning in 1998, the Hogs have defended the home turf of War Memorial Stadium to the tune of 24 wins and two losses. That is an amazing winning percentage of more than 92 percent.
…now that Tubberville is out at Auburn how long does it take for someone to mention the possibility of Petrino to Auburn.
Not that long.
UPDATE: He’s not interested.