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Islamic terror reaches grim milestone

You may have noticed the counter in the left sidebar with the running total of terror attacks reaching 19,999 since 9-11. The most recent update from Thereligionofpeace.com reports that the grim milestone of 20,000 attacks has been reached.

On a week in which two suicide bombers slaughtered over 54 Christian and Druze (above photo) and Sunni extremists  massacred nearly 100 Shiites in Iraq, TROP recorded our 20,000th Islamic terror attack since 9/11.  It happened to be the stabbing and dismemberment of a Jewish woman in her Iranian home by religious radicals intent on expanding a mosque.

Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
(Sahih Bukhari 52:177)

“Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah.”
CAIR-supported Hamas

Thanks to TROP for keeping us informed of these politically incorrect and often ignored facts.

Weekly Jihad Report
Nov. 17 – Nov. 23

 Jihad Attacks: 39
 Allahu Akbars*: 6
 Dead Bodies: 126
 Critically Injured: 450

NCAA Football Winding Down~Rivalry Weekend

This weekend each year is always interesting, with all the rivalry games(mostly in state) from coast to coast. The history behind most of these rivalries is often quite fascinating, which generally focuses the point of pride on a trophy of some kind.

For our purposes here, I will address the “Battle For The Golden Egg,” a.k.a. the Egg Bowl and “Bedlam.”

The Egg Bowl, where Ole Miss and Mississippi State compete, has only been called that since Thanksgiving Day 1927. The reason it is called “the Egg” is because of the shape of the football. The overall record of football games played between the two schools is 60-42-6, with Ole Miss(a.k.a. TSUN) holding the edge. Because of an incident in 1926, where the Ole Miss fans tried to take down the goal posts at the Miss. St. stadium(not cool) after winning for the first time in 14 games, the “Golden Egg” became what the two schools would fight for.

History Of The Egg Bowl:

Well wishers rushed “like madmen onto the field,” Webb Burke said in his 1957 interview. Some fans made a dash for the goal posts. Irate Aggie supporters took after the ambitious Ole Miss group with cane bottom chairs, and fights broke out. The mayhem continued until most of the chairs were splintered.

As explained by the Reveille, A&M yearbook, “A few chairs had to be sacrificed over the heads of these to persuade them that was entirely the wrong attitude.”

As described in a story for the Commercial Appeal by Ben Hilbun, who one day would become president of the Starkville school, “The phantom of victory, that for thirteen years eluded Ole Miss, returned to the bearded Berserkers … and they won over A&M, their traditional rivals, 7 to 6.” Ole Miss students fought for the goal posts, he continued, “but were restrained.”
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Injuries to players were expected. But not to spectators. Ole Miss and A&M students, shocked by the battle that erupted after the game, vowed that it must not happen again.

The result was the Golden Egg, a trophy to cool the heat of battle, instituted the following season by joint agreement of the two student bodies.

I will leave it to Nuke to expand on this rivalry, as to if it is the biggest rivalry that State has. Bragging rights are important when pride is at stake and with State winning the past three in a row and a chance to extend that winning streak, while eliminating Ole Miss’ from being bowl eligible, I would think this game tonight will be quite heated, especially when Bulldog fans can’t ring their cowbells.

Now for “Bedlam,” what any sporting event between OU and OSU is called, as at the end of the school year they total up who won the most, with football being considered the most important.

To be clear, this is an in-state rivalry for OU, not their biggest rivalry; that is reserved for the very special hate held for the Texas wHorns. OU leads the series with OSU 82-17-7(81%), which makes this series with “little brother” too one sided to call it a rivalry, though it is certainly a rivalry to OSU. While OSU has certainly improved in recent years and were quite pleased with themselves in their win last year, the longest winning streak OSU has ever had in this series is two.

As for the history and how it came to be called “bedlam” is quite humorous and interesting, as it began the very first time the two played in 1904, three years before Oklahoma became a state.

Bedlam: Extreme Confusion And Disorder:

Even before Oklahoma officially became a state on Nov. 16, 1907, teams from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University were battling it out for gridiron supremacy. In fact, the first-ever meeting between the then-fledgling rivals occurred on the banks of Cottonwood Creek, near the state’s original capital city of Guthrie, on November 5, 1904.

It was a cold and blustery day, and heavy rains had left the nearby creek swollen and the playing field in less-than-desirable condition. A kick from the Aggies sailed straight up into the stiff winds that caught the ball and actually blew it back over their heads and toward the creek. A mad scramble ensued, as the rules of that period allowed for the ball to remain live until touched by a member of either team, despite the fact it had exited the field of play.

But the ball bounced into the icy waters. A number of players followed into the creek, including OU’s Ed Cook, who was the first to reach the ball and managed to swim back to shore for the first score of the series. That bravery helped spark OU to a 75-0 victory. While the series did not pick up its “bedlam” tag until years later, that memorable contest in 1904 certainly fit the description: “a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion.” “Jay C. Upchurch

It should be noted that the just mentioned description of “bedlam” is from a link to an OSU oriented web page, it just isn’t as important to Sooner fans.

In any event, here we are again on another rivalry Saturday. We all have our favorites and want our teams to win, if for no other reason to deprive our opponents of bragging rights and securing them for ourselves. Of course, recruiting is important in this equation. Sometimes young recruits can be swayed from a previous commitment to another school. I know the Sooners are having a large group of high school recruits attending today’s Bedlam game. Since it is their last home game and Senior day, along with being a cool clear Fall day in Norman, the Sooner staff, players and fans can and will create a great environment that can help inspire these young men to sign with OU in February. A walk through campus corner and Heisman park wouldn’t hurt either.

Happy Trails, J.R.

Larry Hagman, who played one of television’s most infamous villains – the amoral oil tycoon JR Ewing – in the longrunning soap Dallas, has died at the age of 81.

It was a nice gig. Thanks for the entertainment, Larry. (Article excerpted from UK Guardian)

One Simple Question

Thank you, Slim.

#1 KState and #2 Oregon are both defeated the same night? Bama back in the MNC title picture? Hunchback Leprechauns(a.k.a. Fightin’ Frenchies) #1?

I ask you again, good sir…

At least State had a big win and the Sooners managed to squeak past the couch burners, while single-handedly making Tavon Austin a Heisman candidate. So we have that going for us.

Maybe the over hyped-over rated USC condoms can manage to win against the over hyped-over rated hunchbacks and return some sanity to the WIDE-WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS.

Oh, HolaKyle says hello with the Sooner highlights.

A day in the life

h/t the people’s cube

Triumph of ethnicity

Rev. Jeremiah Wright at the White House, 1998

Rev. Jeremiah Wright at the White House, 1998 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When historians look back on the election of 2012, and the politics of division, as practiced by the party in power, they will marvel at the effectiveness of the Axelrod/Plouffe voter turnout machine, and the rhetorical mastery of the language of distribution and class division by Barack Obama.  They may also notice what many on the other side of the divide are beginning to see …

To most white male Republicans, it’s absurd to think that there should be an organized effort premised on behalf of arbitrary notions such as race and ethnicity, or by the drive to push a particular demographic group out of their perceived perch of power.  …

When 80% of Philadelphia residents voted for Barack Obama, they were fueled and motivated [by] the idea that America must change, and it can only change if rich, white-male capitalist pigs have their wealth redistributed and are kept from political office. This is why Barack Obama never had to get specific about what his second term would look like; all he had to do was reinforce the generalities.

From David Paul, this is one of those posts that nails it.  As they …  Read it all.

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