02.25.06

Texas Crushes Kansas, Roky Serandes 16,000 +

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Texas 80, Kansas 55

Farewell to the Jayhawks’ ten game winning streak, and hello to another dominant performance by Texas’ LaMarcus Aldridge (18 points, 8 rebounds), a singular talent who might well provide an NBA team next autumn with a tougher, more durable version of Marcus Camby. Aldridge might not boast Player Of The Year-style stats, but if he were playing for a ballclub without nearly as many offensive weapons, his numbers would certainly be gaudier.

You might not be able to tell from this scuzzy jumbotron snapshot (lost my proper camera on the way to the game — there’s a reward!), but that’s Roky Erickson, performing “Starry Eyes” with the Longhorn pep band.

Jay Bilas was heard at halftime mentioning that he always prefered the Red Krayola.

Banner of the night : “Texas Is Ricin To The Top”. What could be funnier than a chemical warfare threat on campus?

I heard Ted Nation’s radio call of BC’s double OT win over at NC State earlier today. If I ever have to go back in time and, I dunno, shoot JFK, I want Ted on the scene to narrate.

2 Responses to “Texas Crushes Kansas, Roky Serandes 16,000 +”

  1. Kong C says:

    The Roky performance was beautiful. Granted, the schmaltzy big band version of “Starry Eyes” (replete with trumpet solos) was over the top, but that Roky could hold his own under difficult conditions (not to mention overcoming coming years of advanced, untreated schizophrenia and the immediate presence Dick Vitale) was pretty cool.

    While Roky was playing, there was a giant floating motorized bottle of Rudy’s BBQ sauce hovering around the arena. This being Texas, I thought this probably isn’t the first time people have “seen” floating bottles of BBQ sauce while Roky has played.

  2. GC says:

    re : Roky.

    He was in fine voice. This was one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments in music and/or basketball history.

    re: The Rudy’s Bottle/Zepplin. I was nearly blinded by a breakfast taco coupon that hit me in the eye a few months ago. I’m not the litigious type (and besides, I was hungry)

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