Arrived in Frisco, Texas, last night about 11:15 and went straight to the hotel to check in.
Big mistake. Huge! Because after dropping off our bags in our rooms we headed back out to find a burger and beer -- only to learn that every bar AND convenience story in the weird little community just north of Dallas shuts down at midnight.
Never thought I would say it, but thank you, Whattaburger. At least I didn't go to bed hungry -- just sober AND angry.
But the morning has dawned, leaving me in much better spirits, mainly because of this hilarious piece, written by a couple of my favorite Eastern Washington alums, who are following the Eagles on this last leg of their unlikely journey to Friday's championship game of the FCS playoffs. I've also included this link ot the feature story I did on EWU's twin brother Zach and Matt Johnson.
That's it for now. There are luncheons and practice sessions to attend this afternoon, followed by an awards banquet tonight, where Eagles linebacker J.C. Sherritt just might pick up some hardware as the nation's best defensive player. We'll see, and report back when we officially learn the winner of this year's Buck Buchanan Award.