Sunday, October 31, 2010

Baylor Football Fever Arrives In Waco Texas

Last night, the 2010 Baylor Bears football team accomplished what many people thought to be impossible when they traveled down Interstate 35 and beat the Texas Longhorns in front of almost 100,000 unfriendly fans. Before the 2010 Baylor Bears football season got underway, there was an ad campaign for the team - which proclaimed that they would "Rise Up" this season.

For once - the team, coaches and marketing folks at Baylor University got it right and I am so happy to see our hometown team compete and win in the Big 12 conference. During last nights Baylor game against UT, I found myself switching back and forth between that game and the World Series where the Texas Rangers won their first World Series game in the history of the team. So far, it has been a great weekend in Waco and if the Dallas Cowboys win today - it will turn out to be a perfect weekend for me.

While it is true that without starting quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Baylor Bears would not be able to pull off this years winning power offense. There is much more to the 2010 Baylor Bears football program than just having the best quarterback in all of college football. This year, special teams and the Baylor defense are also a power to be reckoned with. After passing last nights big test against UT, the sky is the limit for this years Baylor Bears football team.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Matt Baker 48 Hours Update On Saturday

My wife and I have been waiting for many months for the CBS show "48 Hours" to do an update on Matt Baker since he was convicted of murdering his wife. Many months ago, it was front page news across the nation as disgraced preacher Matt Baker went on trial here in Waco, Texas.

At first, I believed the story that Matt Baker had proclaimed for years that his wife committed suicide. However, as I followed his murder trial at the McLennan County Courthouse - I was convinced that he did indeed murder his wife and for a man of God to act in such a disgraceful moral way was also unforgivable.

There was another person in this whole preacher Matt Baker mess and her name is Vanessa Bulls. As Matt Baker's murder trial unfolded, it became clear that he not only solicited Ms. Bulls into an adulterous affair - but he also confided in her that he wanted to kill his wife. However, during the years after the murder of Matt Baker's wife - Vanessa Bulls remained silent and hoped to one day be the next Mrs. Matt Baker.

To me, the fact that Vanessa Bulls made a deal with the McLennan County District Attorney's office to not face jail time in order to gain her testimony - is still something that bothers me to this day. If I had my way, both Matt Baker and Vanessa Bulls would each be sitting in a jail cell in a State of Texas prison.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Will Chet Edwards Win Again In 2010?

In less than a week we will know if long term Central Texas Congressman Chet Edwards will win again in his race against Bill Flores for the US Congress. Honestly, I don't see how Chet Edwards has a chance this year against Bill Flores, but anyone who has followed Chet Edwards career in the Congress has seen him pull out some long shot election victories before.

The biggest thing working against Congressman Chet Edwards in 2010 is the party he is affiliated with (Democratic) and the fact that a vast majority of Central Texans believe that President Obama is doing a poor job as our leader. In some ways, Chet Edwards has tried to separate himself from the President of the United States - especially with his vote against Obama Care. However, there are other votes that Congressman Chet Edwards has made that have left him in hot water with Central Texas voters - especially with his support of the TARP law that bailed out big banks and Wall Street.

Right now, with one week left to go before Election Day - most polls show Bill Flores in the lead against incumbent Congressman Chet Edwards. However, if Edwards is able to pull out even a small victory in the congressional elections of 2010 - he will be in a similar situation to the late Senator Robert Byrd who remained in Congress until his last breath.

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