I love my Alma Mater, Baylor University. As Baylor fans go, I am die-hard, green and gold, through and through. I attend, listen to, or watch every possible football, basketball, and baseball game that happens. I spent 8 years at Baylor and I love most all things about the University…even the footbal team God bless em.
I remember an ESPN blurb in the spring of 2000 that said if Dave Bliss continued his successful recruiting and coaching for 1 more year that Baylor would almost certainly crack the Top 25 and had a great chance of becoming a perennial force to be reckoned with in the Big 12.
I remember discussing this article with my friend Andy Myers and what high hopes we had to be respectable.
I remember watching Terry Black and Demarcus Minor. I remember going to Austin and watching Black pull up for a 15 foot jumper instead of slamming the ball home and costing us a victory over UT. I remember watching Matt Saymon and Logan Kosmalski and all Baylor’s promise. I even remember John D. Freakin Flippen. The 7 foot wonder of Evant, TX!
And I remember when Baylor basketball became infamous, the blackest of eyes of possibly any NCAA program in any sport at any time.
But now…the Bears find themselves 15-2 and 3-0 in Big 12 play. And…listen to this sports fans…The Baylor Bears are ranked #25 in this weeks AP Poll. God Bless em.
The next 9 games are brutal, according to my Baylor sports guru Pastor Giraud. So it may not last, BUT, if we go 9-7 in Big 12 play we most likely will be Dancing in March and what a glorious dance that will be.
And in the meantime, whether we stay in the Top 25 or not, I think my Bears are going to make some waves and hover around the top 3-4 of the Big 12 this season. O happy day.
Sic’ Em Bears.
Here are the rankings and an article off Baylorbears.com.