Just finished watching the World Series and former Grayson County College star John Lackey help Boston take down St. Louis. With all due respect to the great players I have covered who played for UNT, including Cody Spencer, Patrick Cobbs and Tony Mitchell, Lackey is by far the most accomplished guy I have ever covered.
I watched Lackey help pitch Grayson to a JUCO World Series while I was at the Sherman-Denison paper and then covered his minor league career and major league debut while I was working in Abilene, Lackey’s home town.
It looks like Lackey did UNT a favor. I don’t know if there was anyone among the UNT fringe fans who would have stayed home to watch the World Series on Thursday night, but if there were, they are free now.
There is a lot of excitement surrounding UNT’s game game against Rice at Apogee tomorrow.
UNT looks like it will try to build on it with some kind of jersey tweak:
— UNT Equipment (@UNT_Equipment) October 31, 2013
Personally I put uniform talk just slightly above marching band talk on the list of completely irrelevant, beat-down topics of discussion when it comes to UNT football. I just don’t see how they matter at all, but players get all jazzed if they like them.
We will have to see what the tweak is. I would love to see black uniforms just to hear the discussion about it. They look slick and the UNT basketball team has worn them through the years:
Black became a verboten color after black jersey gate at the end of the Darrell Dickey era. It might be time to finally bury the hatchet the resurrect the black.
And speaking of hoops, Tony Mitchell made his NBA debut tonight. He came off the bench and grabbed a rebound in Detroit’s 113-102 win and thus proved all the doubters who said he would never play in the NBA wrong.