Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stephen F. Who?

"Stephen Fuller Austin (November 3, 1793 – December 27, 1836), known as the "Father of Texas", led the second and ultimately successful colonization of the region by settlers from the United States. The capital of Texas, Austin in Travis County, Austin County, Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Austin College in Sherman, as well as a number of K-12 schools are named in his honor"

That just makes this school sound increasingly worthless. In case you have had your head buried in the sand along the potomac river, we are playing a University named after this guy in a first rounder tomorrow in miami. So much for intimidating, i dont know where the lumberjack nickname possibly could have came from, and this perplexes me for the following two reasons:

A.Stephen Austin was NOT a lumberjack.

B.I dont even think that there are TREES in texas

Therefore, why could they possibly be called the lumberjacks?

"Since the university first opened its doors in 1923, SFA's athletic teams and students in general have been known as the Lumberjacks. The nickname was chosen in an assembly held shortly after the institution officially opened classes. Students and faculty met to debate the merits of several potential nicknames, with the proponents of each choice leading cheers to rally support for their proposed mascots. T.E. Ferguson -- a professor of English at the time, whose name now adorns an academic building on campus -- submitted "Lumberjacks," a nickname he found appropriate for a university surrounded by the piney woods of Deep East Texas. The assembly agreed. With the arrival of the first women's basketball team in the late 1930s, SFA's female athletes took on the moniker of Ladyjacks, a nickname chosen by two of the campus's pioneers in women's athletics -- Drs. Lucille Norton and June Irwin."

Oh, Snap, i swear i had no clue there were trees in texas..... they always portray it as some sort of deserted wasteland, like in friday night lights.

But a new question now emerges: Can these kids play?

Yes and no. They really don't have a consistent scoring threat, and their forward play is less than stellar. Ongenenaet should have his way with these guys and force them to take bad shots. Oh, Did we mention they have a 5'3 Point Guard who "Likes Being small?"

take it for what its worth folks, i gotta get to class.

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