Well congrats SEC fans. We couldn't get it done. I wouldv'e obviously liked Colt to have played, but getting within 3 points of bama with 5 minutes in the game with a backup freshman q.b is all we could ask for. Both defenses showed up to play. Texas had 8 sacks and 58 yards passing they gave up. Just got worn out against the run staying out while dealing with 5 turnovers.
Oh well we'll be back, at least we know we have another stud coming up at qb.
THE MIGHTY LSU FIGHTING TIGERS FELL HARD TO A WEAK AND LOWELY BIG 10 TEAM...CHUMPS
WHO DAT WHO DAT...AINTS ARE HEADED THE WRONG WAY DURING THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE SEASON
BY THE WAY I LOVE HEARING ALL OF YOU PISS AND MOAN ABOUT YOUR DUCK HUNTING...JUST GOT BACK FROM THE TEXAS COAST AND KILLED LIMITS 3 MORNINGS IN A ROW... TEAL, GADWALL, PINTAIL, SPOONIES, GREENIES, A FEW BLUES AND SNOWS, AND LIMITS OF SANDHILL CRANES THE RIBEYE OF THE SKY...
A Baytown man has died from illness caused by exposure to a rare pathogen often referred to as flesh-eating bacteria.
Thomas Jesse Shurley, 52, died Tuesday night of multiple organ failure following a three-week battle against the infection. He had suffered a scrape on his knee while fishing in Galveston Bay on July 26, family members said. The bacteria, most often encountered in seawater, rapidly spread throughout his body, and even the amputation of his leg could not stop it.
It's really a shock to the entire family, said his daughter, Shaunte Angelo. He was young and full of life. We never saw this coming.
The incident occurred when Shurley was fishing alone close to shore in a small jon boat. The boat tipped over and he scraped his left knee while righting it. Shurley felt sick the next day but thought little of it. By Tuesday evening, his knee was so swollen and he felt so bad that friends took him to Baytown Methodist Hospital, fearing he had broken it.
The doctors ran some tests and figured out what it was, Angelo said. They asked him if he wanted to lose his leg or his life. Of course, he chose his leg.
The next day Shurley was taken by Life Flight to St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. He was placed on a ventilator and never regained full consciousness, his daughter said. Infected tissue was surgically removed, and later most of his leg. But there was little hope once the infection spread through his blood and most of his organs, she said.
He was taken off life support at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and died about five hours later.
If he had gone to the hospital Monday morning, the day after he hurt his knee, he might have been fine, Angelo said. But who would have thought to do that for a scrape?
The medical name for Shurley's illness is necrotizing fasciitis. It is caused by several kinds of bacteria, the most common of which is Streptococcus pyogenes, the same thing that causes strep throat and impetigo. Another bacterium sometimes involved as in Shurley's case is Vibrio vulnificus.
Such infections, often mild, can become life-threatening for people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or hepatitis. Shurley suffered from hepatitis C, Angelo said.
Shurley was a sales manager at Gyro Chemical and Equipment Company in Deer Park, which specializes in industrial cleaning supplies.
Hey guys sitting offshore being bored right now while they trip pipe. I know alot of you are in the oilfield also. It had me wondering what are your companies forecasting as far as drilling activity in the upcoming months. I'm in the mud business and we are extremly slow right now. I've been out here a week, and before that its been since March 3 that i've been on a well. We've got guys that have'nt worked since October.
When we try to get some info. at the office on future rig activity, you get a different answer from everyone you ask. The most optimistic forecast i've heard is the 4th quarter of this year. I just don't think anyone knows at this point. Well i was just wondering, trying to get some input. I know my savings account is rapidly disapearing. I'm glad oil is hovering in the $70 range, we just need to get the manufacturing sector going again so we start using up some of this surplus natural gas. I'll be praying for $10 per bcf of natural gas until then. Good luck to all!
Hey guys I know it will piss off the guys fishing out here the last few mornings, but i wanted to give a report.
I'm currently on a barge rig in Lake Barre ssouth of Cocodrie. Never been in this area before so bear with me on these directions.
There are 2 barge rigs about a mile apart, and two barges with two large cranes on them in the lake. About 3/4 of a mile away there is what looks like two to three rusted, galvanized culverts laying on there side about 10 feet above the water. There have been a few boats out there the last few days. This morning i noticed birds divng right there. They ended working to within about 200 yds of the rig, then slowly back toward the culverts. We have had birds all over the rig early in the morning and have been killing the small specs at night under the lights. Hope this helps someone.
Guys i've been told i will have to go work in Saudi 28/28. I don't know if i'll be staying in a compound or the rig. Can anyone give me some insight on what to expect. I spent 4 months in Saudi in '94 in the Air Force, so i know the people are sh!tty. I was just wondering about the working conditions. Thanks.
SINCE EVERYONE LIKES TO GET INTO RECRUITING THE LAST WEEK BEFORE SIGNING DAY, I THOUGHT I WOULD THROW IT AT YOU FOR NEXT YEAR. IT IS KINDA FUNNY WATCHING EVERYONE BECOME A RECRUITING GENIUS THE DAY OF SIGNING. MANY OF THE "EXPERTS" ARE CALLING 2010 A SOMEWHAT DOWN YEAR IN LOUISIANA FOR RECRUITS. DON'T PANIC OR START WITH THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES YOU MORONS, IT HAPPENS TO EVERYONE. SINCE LSU DOESN'T LET ANYONE OUT OF STATE, I'LL SHOW YOU SOME OUT OF STATE PROSPECTS THEY'VE BEEN ON FOR THE LAST YEAR. THESE RECRUITS ARE OUT OF TEXAS, AND LSU HAS BEEN CHASING THEM HARD. SOME HAVE ALREADY CAMPED AT LSU, SOME HAVE NOT.
5 STAR LACHE SEASTUNK, YOUTUBE HIM AND YOU'LL UNDERSTAND.
CARRINGTON BYNDUM DB 6'0 175, HAS SPEED, CAN HIT AND TACKLE, NEEDS TO WORK ON HIS HIPS AND GETTING TURNED IN COVERAGE.
JOHN HARRIS WR 6'2" SPEED AND POSSESION GUY
KEVIN JOHNSON WR 6'2" 190, RUSSELL SHEPPARDS H.S. RECEIVER
DARIUS TERRELL WR 6'3 210 LARGE HANDS, WILL GO ACROSS THE MIDDLE, DOESN'T DROP ANYTHING. PLAYS MAD
DEAIRES COTTON 6'4 275 DT BIG ATHLETIC MEAN, GREAT BALANCE, FAST OFF THE BALL. EVERYONE IS RECRUITING THIS MAN
JAMES HAYNES ATH 6'1" 180 SUB 4.4 40 WILL FILL PERCY HARVIN TYPE ROLE. CAN RETURN KICKS UNTIL HIS ROUTE RUNNING IMPROVES TO COLLEGE LEVEL RECEIVING.
SORRY I DIDN'T WAIT UNTIL FEBRUARY 2010 TO START ACTING LIKE I KNOW THESE GUYS. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT LSU'S IN STATE RECRUITS FOR NEXT YEAR, LET ME KNOW I'LL THROW THEM AT YA!!
The SEC is shaping up to have a great recruiting race to the end, as two teams Alabama and LSU could find themselves vying for the top spot in the land. The conference as a whole again is doing well, as there are eight SEC schools in the top 20.
Still, there are questions, most notably how staff changes will affect Florida's recruiting and how new coaches at Auburn, Mississippi State and Tennessee will fare.
How will things fall between now and Feb. 4 in the SEC? Let's take a closer look at the SEC teams currently in the top 20.
Currently No. 3 overall
Expected to sign: 25-plus (20 commitments)
LSU is on its way to another monster recruiting class, and the Tigers should make a run at the nation's No. 1 class. Headlining this group are quarterback Russell Shepard, offensive tackle Chris Faulk, defensive tackle Chris Davenport, cornerback Janzen Jackson, and running back Michael Ford. No disrespect to Micheal Ford, you have to remember the name Christine Micheal a beast of a running back from Beaumont Texas. Still deciding between Texas A&M and LSU. I just gotta believe it will be LSU, however there is alot more room on the Texas A&M roster at the moment. Either way LSU is building depth with quality talent.
LSU will have a battle on its hands for the nation's top prospect, wide receiver Rueben Randle, as Alabama, Miami and Oklahoma also are in the mix. Meanwhile, LSU continues to try and turn the nation's No. 2 running back, Trent Richardson, away from the Tide.
LSU appears to be in good shape for some other outstanding prospects, such as wide receiver Andre DeBose, safety Craig Loston and linebacker Barkevious Mingo. If they do lose Randle to Alabama, that would help LSU with wide receiver Kendall Kelly. Other notables to watch with LSU are offensive linemen John Martinez and Xavier Nixon, defensive linemen Ed Stinson and Sam Montgomery, linebacker Jarvis Jones and safety Darren Myles.
Currently No. 5
Expected to sign: 25-plus (19 commitments)
For the second consecutive recruiting season, Alabama is flat out killing it in recruiting. Last year, they finished with the top class in the nation, and they could be headed for the same finish this year. Running back Trent Richardson, offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, linebacker Nico Johnson, safety Rod Woodson and wide receiver Michael Bowman lead this class.
It appears Alabama will sign at least 25 prospects. The Tide is doing so well in recruiting that they actually will have to turn away some great players because they won't have enough room.
Alabama is the team to beat for cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and offensive tackle Brandon Moore, and the Tide is in great shape for offensive tackle Bobby Massie. The Tide also is in the hunt for wide receivers Rueben Randle, Patrick Patterson, Chad Bumphis, Kevin Norwood and Kendall Kelly.
Some other prospects to watch for with Alabama are linebacker Tana Patrick, defensive linemen Montez Robinson, Ed Stinson and William Campbell, safety Darren Myles and athlete Marsalis Teague.
GUYS IS IT LEGAL TO DUCK HUNT THE LEVEE ON LAKE MARTIN IN THE EVENING? OR DO SHOOTING HOURS STOP AT 2 P.M. I WAS WANTING TO TAKE MY SON AFTER SCHOOL.
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR QUARTERBACK?
WITH A LEAKING DEFENSE AND INEPT OFFENSE THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS FOR LSU FAITHFUL. THIS WEEK THE NEWEST RECRUIT RANKINGS WILL COME OUT. RUMOR HAS IT THAT RUSSELL SHEPARD AND GARRETT GILBERT WILL BE THE NEW #1 AND #2. SHEPARD AN LSU VERBAL IS AN ATHLETE IN THE PERCY HARVIN TYPE, WHO CAN THROW THE BALL UNDER PERFECT CONDITIONS. I STILL DON'T THINK HE WILL BE A COLLEGE QUARTERBACK, EITHER WAY HE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALOT OF TOUCHDOWNS FOR THE TIGERS.
ALSO WATCH OUT FOR CRAIG LOSTON HE WILL BE A TIGER BEFORE ITS ALL OVER ALSO.
GARRETT GILBERT MAY TAKE THE TOP SPOT FROM SHEPARD. IF YOU LIKE YOUNG TALENT YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT THIS KID ON YOUTUBE. HE'S 6'4 205LBS. I GUARANTEE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A QUATERBACK IN HIGH SCHOOL WITH THIS FOOTWORK. HE THROWS ACCURATE AND HE THROWS HARD. HE WILL BE COLT MCCOYS REPLACEMENT AT TEXAS.
Guys my wife will be making a 7 hour trip from Lafayette to Arkansas in a few weeks. She will be taking our 1 yr. old girl with her. She will be driving the last 3-4 hours at night. I've got a .380 auto pistol she keeps at the house when i'm offshore. I told her she's taking it with her. She says she's afraid to get arrested. What gives? What are the rules. I told her we'll keep the clip in, but not one in the pipe. Keep it on her front seat and notify the cops immediately if she gets pulled over. Anyone care to give me insight on the actuall laws around this. She doesn't have a concealed permit.
I've browsed this site on several occasions to witness people arguing in one form or another over who's the real hunters and who isn't. So i just wanted to give some insight into a weekend at our deer lease.
First off let me start by saying none of us have to kill to feed our families. Luckily we can all afford to go to the store and buy meat if needed. Second, the people i hunt with are my uncles and cousins, or people who've known me long enough to be family. I'm 34, my son is 6, and its just not as fun without him there.
We hunt in Texas, low fence cattle ranch. Little over 1000 acres, $600 per hunter. Why do we hunt Texas? Thats were my family is from, and i like seeing a buttload of deer. Last weekend was closing weekend. In those 3 hunts my son and i saw 31 deer, and i don't know how many hogs. 2 groups of at least 35 or more. I would love to be able to afford a place in Claibrone Parish along the river. We have nothing on our place that can touch those beasts ya'll have there. I am in no way trying to compare hunting one place to another. I want to talk about the experience.
I didn't kill a hog because i didn't want to mess with it. I wanted to hang out and drink beer at camp, not clean a hog. I didn't shoot at a deer, i've killed a small 7pt. and a doe already early on. After sausage, backstrap, steaks, and roasts, this will allow my 3 person family to eat deer in one form or another once a week with my 14/14 schedule.
Anyway, we get there Friday afternoon. We may go to the stand or we might start drinking. We light a fire in the burn pit and continue drinking. Someone gets hungry and BBQ's some burgers. You may eat, or you may keep drinking, i do both. Later on some go to bed, some keep drinking.
At 5:30 a.m. when the alarm goes off, some get up, some don't. After the first 2 weeks of the season, you can hunt any stand you want. At about 7:30 am, the feeder goes off. (Yep we use feeders, this year not one deer was killed under the feeders as we had an unbelievable acorn crop.) You pretty much see deer once the sun comes up, you try to sneak out about 9-9:30 once your stomach says its time to go eat.
Get back to camp and cook breakfast, drink coffee, and start b.s ing each other. The kids take their bb guns and harass every living thing in the small patch of woods around the camphouse. The first beer is usually popped no later than 10 a.m. At this point we just repeat everything i've stated in previous paragraphs. If someone wants a hog for sausage, we may go corn up some roads to slow down the hogs long enough for a shot.
We killed 6 bucks and 8 does this year. Thats a fraction of what we could have killed, but we are really there to just hang out and see each other. If it wasn't for that deer camp, i don't know how often i'd get to see these same uncles and cousins that we've been hunting with since i could walk.
On the 4 hour drive home i think about future hunts with these same people. I also spend alot of time hoping my son and nephews are now looking up to me like i used to my dad and uncles that had me at the deer lease from the time i could walk. I also hope the resources will be there one day when i may be the old man of the camp.
If you gotta kill anything that walks, so be it. If you run deer with dogs, so be it. If you hunt behind a high fence, so be it. If you show up to camp wanting to hang out with friends and family, just as much as you want to hunt, so be it. Lets just remember in one form or another we are all on the same team so to speak. Day in and day out we are losing available land to hunt on, and the list of anti's will only grow in the future. At some point we will be forced to choose between the lesser of two evils, someone hunting in a way we don't exactly agree with, or someone trying to take away our rights to raise our children in the woods with a strong respect for the outdoors, and family.
I hope each one of you had a successful 2007, and hope 2008 will bring you all happiness. Whatever that may be IN YOUR OWN EYES. GOD BLESS!