These are heady times for Baylor Nation, or the Baylor Republic, or whatever you want to call it. The football team is riding high at #8 in the latest BCS rankings with an undefeated record and a look about them that says they are for real. Basketball starts in weeks with a team that may have the most chemistry of any in the Scott Drew Era. Baseball ... well baseball is still months away but that's fine. Two sports is enough.
Amid all that excitement, life here at ODB is pretty good, I'd say. Traffic has never been higher, the fanbase feels more engaged than ever before, and the Podcast has really taken off. I'm excited.
Speaking of podcasts, both of our scheduled third wheels for this week's Wednesday show dropped out, so Peter and I ended up doing it by ourselves last night. That should go up today. I'm interested to see how people respond to it, since it isn't our normal routine. I had a good time, regardless. We talked a lot about Kansas, a little about people keeping chickens as pets, and then did our best to break down the Big 12. The only thing that was missing was Balcones in my glass.
TO THE NEWS DESK!
Full Week 9 college football TV schedule guide: UCLA-Oregon, Texas Tech-Oklahoma and more - SBNation.com -- Joe Tessitore and Gus Johnson are calling the week's two biggest games. Buckle up.
College football's Ridiculously Photogenic Guy - SBNation.com
Cam McDaniel, Ridiculously Photogenic Running Back.
Easy Call: Week 9 college football spread picks, chili dogs, burgers - SBNation.com
On this week's Easy Call, Dan Rubenstein breaks down the week's biggest games -- UCLA/Oregon, Texas Tech/Oklahoma, South Carolina/Missouri, Stanford/Oregon State, and Penn State/Ohio State all at...
All 12 BCS National Championship contenders, ranked by odds of winning out - SBNation.com
Winning is hard. And the numbers say that most of the teams we think could win out from here probably won't.
Well, that last one was somewhat about Baylor. It was also about a lot of other teams.
Robert Griffin III says ‘Baylor has never gotten the respect it has earned’ | For The Win
"Baylor being at the top of the Big 12 and high in the rankings is no joke."
SOMETHING RGIII SAID GAVE ME AN IDEA FOR A POLL QUESTION. ANSWER BELOW AND IN THE COMMENTS.
Speedy junior picks BU - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
Troup High School’s Blake Lynch has burned teams with his arm and legs, and in 2015 he’ll bring his skills to Baylor.
Bears combat perils of the road with same routine - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
Unless they were experiencing a bout of color-blindness, Baylor’s football players couldn’t ignore the sea of purple they swam into two weeks ago in Manhattan, Kan.
Who's better: Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin or Lache Seastrunk of Baylor? - ESPN
You can argue over who's the best running back in college football, but there's little doubt who the two most efficient runners are. Wisconsin's Melv
Bowl win over UCLA Bruins sparks Baylor Bears defense - ESPN
Confidence in Baylor’s offense hasn't been hard to come by in recent seasons. Robert Griffin III, Kendall Wright, Josh Gordon and Terrance Willi
Kansas football to host high-ranking Baylor offense | The University Daily Kansan
The Baylor Bears come to Lawrence on Saturday with an undefeated 6-0 record and a Top 10 ranking that at times can be a bit overwhelming for Kansas players to prepare for.
Baylor football was once in Kansas’ position | Wichita Eagle
The day the streak ended, Baylor’s students flooded onto the field at Casey Stadium before the last seconds had even ticked off the clock.
Behind The Green & Gold: The Norwood Family
Father and son get the chance to share their experiences on the football field.
Defense Lifts Bears in Four-Set Win Over Kansas State - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
Morgan Reed recorded a double-double in her first collegiate start at setter for Baylor, and the Bears improved to 10-13 overall and 2-5 in Big 12 play ...
Big 12 predictions: Texas Longhorns-TCU Horned Frogs highlight Week 9 - ESPN
We left dry land to secure this week’s Guest Picker: My name is Colin, and I’m an '08 Baylor alum. I work offshore on an oil-rig. My job h
TCU Horned Frogs among Big 12 football teams with many key injuries - ESPN
Injuries have played a major role in the Big 12 through the first half of the season and they’ll continue to impact the conference title race do
Texas Tech Red Raiders looking to overcome past flops at Oklahoma - ESPN
Texas Tech has traveled to Norman before with Big 12 title implications on the line. In 2002, the Red Raiders went to Oklahoma with a chance to captu
Headline: "Charlie Weis counting on KU crowd to help slow down Baylor" [Long pause] BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA— LostLettermen.com (@LostLettermen) October 24, 2013
ICYMI: My piece on how Art Briles and his prolific offense turned Baylor into a national championship contender: http://t.co/Lx8x6EmKl7— Smart Football (@smartfootball) October 24, 2013