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Rick Barnes and the Nagging Question


Back in March 2010, Rick Barnes stirred up Longhorn fans with this quote in ESPN The Magazine. When asked, "Do you feel pressure this year to not only go to the Final Four, but to win the national...

With the Fourth Pick in the 2011 NBA Draft the Cleveland Cavaliers Select Tristan Thompson


Can't fault the kid for leaving early. Good luck in Cleveland. He's going to need it. 1. Cavaliers- Kyrie Irving PG 2. Timberwolves- Derrick Williams PF 3. Jazz- ...

Happy Father's Day From Two Awesome Longhorns


My kids got to meet two terrific young men today and they were nice enough to pose for a picture for casa de Berger. These Horns have at least four fans for life. Thanks guys.

Cory Joseph Jumps: Another One Done in Austin


As the midnight deadline passed and Cory Joseph's name remained in the NBA draft, most college basketball fans had the same reaction: disappointment. Joseph was the last of the five starters from...

Statesman Confirms Tristan Thompson Will Enter the NBA Draft


I posted this back on April 8. I was on the phone with an AAU coaching friend of mine and he clicked over to take a call from Jordan Hamilton's AAU coach. When my friend clicked back I asked him...

Jordan Hamilton and Tristan Thompson to Declare for the 2011 NBA Draft


It's been fun guys. You too, Dogus. Cursing Rick Barnes has become a pastime if you’re a Longhorn hoops fan. Considering this unexpected news, maybe Rick Barnes is just cursed? In talking with a...

Rick Barnes and Texas Hoops Reflections


Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each...

No, It's Not THAT Tristan Thompson


Sometimes teh internet can really suck at reporting. For instance, NBAdraft.net reported earlier today that Texas freshman Tristan Thompson was turning pro and had already hired an agent. ORLY? It...

'That's what you're going with?'


Disturbing. Appalling. Unsettling. That pretty much sums up my decision to re-watch Sunday's game. Trips put a nice bow on it, except for the part about making me look at how open Gary Johnson...

Texas vs. Arizona and the Nation Post Mortem


The finality of the NCAA tournament is as painful as a kick in the Onions! Especially when the elimination game comes down to one possession. Unfortunately, because I’m a Texas fan, the manner in...

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