UlTroyFanII's Comments

Posted Friday November 16, 2012, About: Tough
We were doin 'Bad' by late MS or early HS; around '60/70. We added the **** later. Seems like it came along about the same time as 'Right On'.
Posted Friday November 16, 2012, About: Tough
I was prolly about 5 or 6 years ahead, assuming the '65 Chevy Chaparral in the 2nd grade. I did the Munster model kit in about the 7th grade, so it seems about right.

Different, but not by too much. And keeping up in the language dept. was always of the utmost importance; someone said something you didn't yet understand and you nodded like you did. Then you would get together with your best buds and try to figger it out before you were labeled "lame", which was about as bad as it gets.

I remember one of the hot girls said something about "Gentle on my mind", and not being a Glen Campbell fan didn't have a clue. Glen wasn't cool, but she was, and her incorporating the song into everyday speach made the phrase cool. I was exposed and it still sticks in my memory as one of the moments I felt dorkier than any other.

But, really good stuff UB. Nice little trip in the 'Way Back' machine. Thanks!
Posted Friday November 16, 2012, About: Tough
BTW, my lunch box around the 2nd grade was a train with tracks on the bottom.

The '65 Chevy Chaparral 2D on yours (Jim Hall drove #4) was my favorite car at the time, I even had it in a slot car that I would race at 'Hot Slots'

Any body else hang out in slot car joints as a kid?
Posted Friday November 16, 2012, About: Tough
There was also "Boss", don't remember if it was before, after, or during "bitchin". In Jr High "Up Tight" kinda meant you were down with everything goin on; by HS it just meant you needed to chill, much as it still does.

And of course there was the ever present "Groovy", I guess the Young Rascals made that hip with "Groovin" circa '67:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSTapSSoe9E[/youtube]
Posted Friday October 28, 2011, About: Pac-12 and the Next Best 3, Week 9
I really hope there is some way Stanford can make it to the BCS NC game after losing this Saturday. Stanford is a great team and deserves a shot, but I doubt a 1 loss PAC team gets in.

Oh yeah, Troy is gonna beat Stanford; if I hadn't seen last weeks game I woulda said no, but with the running game coming alive...
Posted Friday October 14, 2011, About: Pac-12 and the Next Best 3, Week 7
Nice blog Orac. Good to see PAC stuff out there.

Another nice thing, for a Troy Fan at least, was the fact that the D is no longer presumed dead. Very opportunistic, which was one of the markers of the PC era.

So we got Stoops gone (I thought he had more breathing room than the next 2), 'Tricky Ricky' Neuheisel as good as, and Teddy on a VERY hot seat. Already been some shakeup in the PAC with reallignment, this will add to the confusion.

Zac Maynard will certainly NOT be confused with Aaron Rogers (was he the last Cal QB to beat SC in the 2003 triple OT game that cost Troy a shot at the crystal FB?). It was his decisions that cost Cal so dearly last night; but still, Teddy is the one where the Buck will stop.

toOSU (the other OSU) is a machine on offense, not sure Texas can score 28 tho. WF over VT? Hmmm... could be, could be...
Posted Friday October 07, 2011, About: Pac-12 and the Next Best 3, Week 6
Wazu UCLA battle actually looks the most interesting to me. A State Utes might be a fun game. Even as a USC/PAC fan tho this week my eyes are gonna be glued to the RRR. Anything can, and does, happen in that one and looks like the season, for both teams, largely rests on this one, and the Okie State games.

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