Hellooooooooo Baylor Nation.
It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? I appreciate everyone that’s reached out over the past few months asking for a return of the Couldn’t Be Me. And even though I’m too busy to go back to doing this consistently, I was born for weekends like this.
So we meet here again at the crossroads of destiny, fate and good old-fashioned schadenfreude. Let us collectively turn our eyes to the haters and losers, of which there are many.
You know what time it is. Let’s get into it.
I despise Iowa State University. I have ever since that 2018 game where our teams got into a fight and then Cyclones fans proceeded to flood Twitter with cries of foul play on our part because we were a bunch of hopeless THUGS with nothing to lose and trying to be big bad meanies and ruin the Big 12 title hopes of their perfect angel children in Ames.
Since that day I’ve wanted nothing but mediocre results and mild annoyance for anyone that has ever loved Iowa State, and thus far my crusade against them having nice things has been successful. For the past few years the best they’ve done in the Big 12 is the football equivalent of being “fancy like Applebee’s on a date night” and I love that for me.
When’s the last time Iowa State (and their Head Coach who is apparently a Boy Genius and annually one of the hottest names on the coaching market) had a big win that actually mattered? Couldn’t tell ya. Baylor has had 3 different head coaches take over under varying levels of scandal and circumstance since Matt Campbell started at Iowa State. All 3 have beaten Matt Campbell. Yes even Jim Grobe, a man who played Candy Crush on the sidelines and just hoped good things happened.
Oh yeah also Iowa State lost to Texas Tech (whose future head coach has been named but does not currently work for them) this weekend on a 62 yard field goal as time expired. A college kicker made a 62 yard field goal against Iowa State. A hopeless thug being a big bad meanie and ending their Big 12 title hopes. Ah well, nevertheless.
AS CALLED ON TEXAS TECH RADIO: pic.twitter.com/y053W0kawZ— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 14, 2021
Matt Campbell is a fraud and his football team deserves nothing but things like this. Couldn’t be me.
For reasons I do not have time to discuss, it feels very good to see a team put the fear of god into the TCU Horned Frogs this weekend. Them boys got mollywhopped 63-17 and while I do feel partially embarrassed I also feel a great joy down in my heart.
Thank you for your service, Oklahoma State. This is the final nice thing I will say about you between now and the end of eternity (or if you beat Oklahoma to put Baylor into the conference title game).
Having a charcuterie board for supper just before OSU - TCU game. We are in our OSU shirts. Company coming. pic.twitter.com/514kGwrnkc— Jesse Mullins (@jessemullins) November 14, 2021
Enjoy the supper.
As for TCU, giving up 63 points to Oklahoma State??? Couldn’t Be Me.
I knew this would happen and I knew it would be a great time.
We are watching Ole Miss beat Texas A&M as a family this evening. pic.twitter.com/yRofwqfjWr— De’Vion Hinton (@DexAintDead) November 13, 2021
Texas A&M, alma mater of legendarily overrated fraud Kellen Mond (I’m not bitter and I never have been, You’re bitter. Shut up.), has continued their world-famous tradition of being a fair-to-middling football team that hasn’t accomplished anything of note in my entire life. This time by losing their third game of the season to Ole Miss.
What went wrong for the Aggies? Hard to say exactly but I do know that Zach Calzada did not go right for them.
AJ phone home. ☎️ pic.twitter.com/b6guswXIOc— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) November 14, 2021
Tale as old as time. Texas A&M looks really good to start the season, then looks really bad. This time they mixed it up by throwing a win against Alabama in there in the middle, but ultimately that part means nothing to anyone except for Aggies now. Not even the CFP committee.
Texas A&M was in the Big 12 from 1996 to 2011— Blinkin Riley (@blinkinriley) November 10, 2021
In those 16 seasons, there were four Big 12 teams that lost 4 or more games at least 15 times...
...and Texas A&M
You changed conferences, but really you just moved your sleeping bag to a different cellar https://t.co/BIGRAhE9DN
what a strange year to sweep the bama schools and lose to the miss schools— string (@propjoesays) November 14, 2021
The Aggies have not won a conference title in football since 1998. That fact is unrelated to this game but it brings me great satisfaction. I feel very good knowing that for the next 8 years or so until they beat Bama again, whenever an Aggie brings it up I’ll get to say “yeah but remember when Ole Miss took your lunch money after that and then you played in the Chili’s 2 for $20 Bowl? Incredible content!”
Ashanti Cistrunk picks off Zach Calzada off of the tipped pass by the A&M receiver. Snoop Conner would score 2 plays later for Ole Miss.— CFB Blitz (@BlitzCfb) November 14, 2021
TEXAS A&M 13
OLE MISS 22
Couldn’t be me.
Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma have won the conference 78 times in a row and it’s hard to believe a team like Baylor could compete with them.
look at this fraud pic.twitter.com/z0Iqxq0yG1— kansas jayhawk megafan (@itshanklol) November 14, 2021
I mean Baylor has the worst coach in the Big 12. 247Sports told me so directly to my face. They wouldn’t lie to me would they?
The Big 12 coach rankings have Matt Campbell right behind Lincoln Riley at the top.— 247Sports (@247Sports) July 9, 2021
What y'all think?
(via @CBSSports) pic.twitter.com/Wmpw0EHEW2
And Oklahoma is the only undefeated team left in the Big 12. They’ve got CFP hopes and not 1 but 2 Heisman hopefuls at QB. It’s literally impossible for Baylor to beat them.
In fact Baylor has only ever beaten Oklahoma 3 times in school history and the last time was in 2014. It simply cannot be done.
FULL Highlights from the 27-14 win over Oklahoma. #SicEm | #BUncommon pic.twitter.com/H7Q0xaU6CE— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) November 14, 2021
— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) November 13, 2021
Your Baylor Bears knock off No. 8 Oklahoma in Waco!#SicEm | #BUncommon pic.twitter.com/IQt9JHvYgT
Baylor went out and mauled those boys and held them to the lowest points and yard totals of the Lincoln Riley era. Dave Aranda owns that man.
Oklahoma has been held below 300 yards of total offense just twice during the Lincoln Riley era.. Dave Aranda was the opposing head coach both times. #SicEm pic.twitter.com/QThfDmbE7B— Rich Cirminiello (@RichCirminiello) November 13, 2021
Jalen “The One Who Stayed” Pitre reminded us once again why he is one of the greatest and most important players in Baylor history:
Ridiculous play in run defense from Baylor's Jalen Pitre pic.twitter.com/qJlle97LlR— Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) November 13, 2021
Hilarious stat lines like this kept popping up throughout the broadcast:
Good morning pic.twitter.com/Dyqs0p8MuI— kansas jayhawk megafan (@itshanklol) November 14, 2021
And Gerry Bohanon finally remembered that he is very fast and very strong and that Oklahoma defenders are neither of those things:
No question about it. #SicEm | #BUncommon pic.twitter.com/LIkZdqiSvh— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) November 13, 2021
Caleb Williams stunk it up even before getting his hand stepped on, and Spencer Rattler also stunk it up off the bench in relief. OU had no answers and Baylor was doing whatever they wanted in the 2nd half. Including stopping the game with 1 second left, letting the fans rush the field, escorting the fans off the field to kick a field goal and increase the final margin of victory, and then letting the fans rush the field again!
Lincoln Riley was uh...not pleased.
Baylor fans rushed the field with 1 second left and Lincoln Riley was HEATED pic.twitter.com/3PHcl7wTOW— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 13, 2021
Lincoln Riley is very upset about the Baylor fans prematurely rushing the field. I appreciate this dude staying chill. pic.twitter.com/seNUQTeLaE— Max Olson (@max_olson) November 13, 2021
Baylor could have let the clock run out, but instead called a late timeout and kicked a field goal with no time remaining vs. Oklahoma.pic.twitter.com/v8mArFYOHM— The Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 13, 2021
Baylor scoring 3 points after everyone thought the game was over to represent Jesus being resurrected 3 days after he was crucified. https://t.co/jWBQZiDWrf— De’Vion Hinton (@DexAintDead) November 13, 2021
But the thing about running up the score is that I would hate if you did it to me but since you can’t do it to me because I’m better than you, I don’t have to worry about that. That idea is what this great country was built on.
In other words, it Couldn’t Be Me.
Who had Baylor smothering both Texas and OU this season in Waco? With Baylor fans chanting "SEC!" in derogatory fashion after both?— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) November 13, 2021
First of all, let me just say:
November 14, 2021
Now that we have that out of the way I want to give you guys a bit of culture. I’ve been learning Dutch for the past few months and want to share something with y’all.
In America, whenever someone lets a secret slip it’s commonly referred to as “letting the cat out of the bag.” In the Netherlands they have a phrase that means functionally the same thing but with a slight twist.
“Nu komt de aap uit de mouw” or, in English, “now the monkey comes out of the sleeve.”
As readers of this website are probably very aware, monkeys both literal and figurative have come out of the sleeves for Texas the past few weeks. They all bit the Longhorns on the arm Saturday night against Kansas and there was no one around to pry their jaws off of the small child.
Alright Alright Alright pic.twitter.com/1apXx8fsCc— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) November 14, 2021
That’s right. Texas lost to Kansas in football. AGAIN! AT HOME!
The secret is out, there’s no denying it now. Texas STINKS. Sark has a long way to go to get this team in shape to even make a bowl game this year. Let alone to contend in this conference or any other conference in the next several years. He might not make the trip with the Longhorns to the SEC at this rate.
It’s very possible that Texas has to make a tough financial decision between buying out Sark and buying out of the Big 12 early.— De’Vion Hinton (@DexAintDead) November 14, 2021
But you don’t need me to tell you why Texas losing to Kansas in football is funny and brings me so much joy. I’m sure you already know that Texas has now lost 5 straight football games for the first time since 1956, the year that the popular dice game Yahtzee was first marketed and sold.
Texas fans after their first 5-game losing streak since 1956: pic.twitter.com/EAEJks24Bq— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) November 14, 2021
You are very well-read people who already know that Texas is one of 4 teams to lose to Kansas Football twice in the past decade. You already know that at 4-6 Texas now has to win their last 2 games in order to make a bowl game.
You know how hard it is to lose football games to Kansas these days???— De’Vion Hinton (@DexAintDead) November 14, 2021
It’s REALLY hard.
But the University of Texas finds a way when other schools can’t. Because what starts here changes the world.
Quick research, but since 2011, there are four teams who have lost multiple games to Kansas.— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) November 14, 2021
Southeast Missouri State https://t.co/ZpsvgN7E0d
Go ahead and call Kansas the Bowl Assassin.— Karen Howell (@karenehowell) November 14, 2021
If you read this website you already know that Texas is taking all their money to the SEC at some point in the next few years and that they will inevitably lose to the Kansas of that conference as well.
TEXAS IS LEAVING THE BIG 12 BECAUSE THEY’RE AFRAID OF KANSAS— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 14, 2021
You know how sad it is that Kansas led a game in Austin by 21 points at the half.
This is not a typo.— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) November 14, 2021
At the half, Texas trails 1-8 Kansas by 21 points in Austin
Can the Jayhawks hold on? https://t.co/ghExOGCjHe pic.twitter.com/bRXNfzAMkI
You, my highly educated readers, already understand how hilarious and spectacular and heartwarming it is that Kansas pulled off the biggest point spread upset in Big 12 history on a broken 2-pt conversion play in overtime. Almost Disney movie-esque.
STREAK SNAPPED!— ESPN (@espn) November 14, 2021
31-point underdog Kansas breaks its 13-year, 56-game Big 12 road losing streak with its first-ever win at Texas.
It's the largest spread upset in Big 12 history pic.twitter.com/C6ckVG6itr
My sister just sent me this from the Bull in lawrence. Makes me so happy because she missed this type of experience because of Covid and as a junior now gets this. Wow rock chalk pic.twitter.com/2U3WptAGuZ— Log (@BABALogan_) November 14, 2021
I don’t have to explain any of that to y’all.
In fact, to bring any of that up at a time like this would be needlessly petty and beneath me as a man of faith as there’s a drive into deep left field by Castellanos, it will be a home run. And so that will make it a 4-0 ballgame.
I don’t know if Sark will be putting on that headset again.
But what I do know is that no matter how bad it’s gotten for Baylor at our low points over the last 6 years, through all the scandal, regime changes and program upheaval, it COULDN’T. BE. ME.
DOWN goes Oklahoma!— De’Vion Hinton (@DexAintDead) November 14, 2021
DOWN goes Texas A&M
DOWN goes Texas
No thoughts, just vibes. I love this country. pic.twitter.com/qGXOjBnRNf
Thanks for reading, and thanks for caring about these posts over the years. I love each of you dearly and I’ve missed our talks.
Until next time, SIC EM BEARS, GOTDAMMIT!!!