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Baylor's November Gauntlet: It's On Now!

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Winter is coming and Baylor is ready. If you scared, go to church. It's on, baby!

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"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt

Here we are Baylor Nation. It's November. The month we've all been waiting for. After Thursday night's game against tied-for-last-place Kansas State, Baylor will take on the other top 3 teams in the Big 12, back to back to back. And in case our starting difficulty wasn't already a 10.0, we're doing it with a true freshman at QB.

This will be fun.

I know what you're thinking.

"But lord.hinton, we've never won at Stillwater before." "But lord.hinton, we have to play AT TCU and Boykin is so good and we have a freshman QB." "But lord.hinton, the committee hates Baylor. If we have a loss they won't let us in."

Damn that. Fear is for the weak and ain't no fun. How can a team with Andrew Billings on it be weak and a team with moves like this not be fun?

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The pressure is on now, baby. And so is the heat. And you know what happens with pressure and heat.

It's lit. And this team is ready. This team is prepared. This team wants it. This team is hungry. And hooooooooooboy you tell me who's gonna stop 'em from eating?

Joe Hubener? QB of the Kansas State Wildcats? This guy?

Mike Gundy? He is a man. He is 40. But Nah.

Gary Patterson? Hellllllllllllllllllllllllll nah.

Charlie Strong? Nah.

We eatin' fam.

Let em know Darthbear!

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THANKS FOR THAT DEX, DARTHBEAR HERE FOLKS HOWDY HOLD THE APPLAUSE THANK YOU THANK YOU I LOVE YOU OKAY

I'm surprised they get that there internet up in Manhattan 'cause they barely have three W's.

Bill Snyder ends his handwritten notes to Art Briles with "P.S. I love you", and dots all his i's with hearts.

Bill Snyder uses AOL Instant Message to contact his players.

I have no other jokes, ily snydercats. BUT TONIGHT, WE ARE ENEMIES.

(looks at Iowa State) AND YOU

YOU THINK YOU CAN JUST KNOCK OUT OUR QB AND LET US DRIFT OFF INTO THE NIGHT AS TCU RUNS AWAY WITH THIS THING? UH UH. NO.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 - OKLAHOMA, TIME AND TV TBD

Baker, pal, you're more than welcome to dance with us in the locker room after the game.

Have none of us noticed that Baker Mayfield is Harry Styles' twin brother? Seriously. The same person. The headband, the long floppy hair, the face. Everything.

I'm soooooooooooo scared of Oklahoma's secondary. Oh wait, no I'm not, because when it comes to covering Baylor WRs, OU is pretty "stoopid"

Oh me oh my, look at all the STOOPID puns we can make here.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - @ OKLAHOMA STATE, TIME AND TV TBD

Howdy, Gundy. I haven't forgotten November 23, 2013. I've waited two long years for this moment, my little orange frie-hey are you even listening to me mike get out of the end zone mike stop dancing mike get back over on the sideline

What's stickier, the hands of Corey Coleman or Mike Gundy's hair gel?

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 - @ TCU, 6:30 PM, TV TBD

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH FROGS

Baylor's lady soccer team beat TCU on a game-ending kick last night can this be like a regular thing now

WE DON'T LOSE TO TCU AT ANYTHING. WE EVEN HAVE A WIN STREAK ON THEM IN BASEBALL. And you think we're worried about a team whose coach is asking every team he plays how he stacks up against us? Help me out here, Dex.

HEY GARY WHAT DO YOU THINK OUR CHANCES AGAINST THE PLAYOFF COMMITTEE ARE

HEY GARY YOU CAN CALL ALL THE COACHES ASKING HOW GOOD BAYLOR IS JUST BE SURE TO SAVE 11 OF YOUR MINUTES CAUSE YOU NEED EM BUDDY

HEY GARY UH WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO TO K-STATE TONIGHT ISN'T EVEN CLOSE TO WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO SOUTH OF THERE ON NOVEMBER 27

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 - TEXAS, TIME AND TV TBD

Oh and we get Texas to close out the season. In McLane Stadium. Probably at night. Merry Christmas, Baylor fans. I don't even need jokes for this one. We still get to play Texas, and that makes me sooooooo happy.

We have five games left, Baylor Nation. Five. Three or four of them will undoubtedly be our biggest games of the season. We have to win in arguably the toughest environment in the whole conference tonight. We get a top 15 team that's playing insanely good football right now at home for a blackout next week. We have to go win in Stillwater; we haven't done that since before World War II. We have to go to enemy territory in Fort Worth with the entire college football world's eyes on us. And then we get the Horns at home.

And we're going to win. We're going to punch you in the mouth and earn what simply will not be given to us. We've waited years, no, DECADES for this, guys. It's time.

GATHER THE MILITIA. MOUNT THY HORSES. TONIGHT, AT 6:30 ON FS1, WE RIDE.

One word, Baylor. One word. Believe.

#BelieveThat. #LetsRide. #BGOD. #SicEverybody.