The Pride of St. Louis, the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, have been affected very early in the season with a very significant injury. It's worth noting that, without Carpenter, the Redbirds have won 3 of their last 4 after starting the season with an abysmal home sweep by the Mets. In any case, excellent coverage of the team and how they will plow ahead in the rotation without Carp is available at Viva El Birdos.
Now, on to the Exciting New Project: we college sports fans are currently in an intriguing phenomenon of a season. This is the time of year when college baseball teams are winding down and we now know who's good (Texas, for example) and who's not so good (LSU, for example). We still have the always-exciting NCAA Tournament and College World Series ahead, but we are rapidly approaching the dreaded "it's almost football season" season. So, it's a good time to begin the longstanding tradition of coming up with pointless but fun things to talk about while we wait for another college sports cycle to begin.
In that vein, we are proud to present the Six Rules of Supporting post-Texas Athletes! We will present a rule for supporting Texas athletes from the past 15 years or so, give some examples, and our reaction to seeing said players on ESPN Classic playing a meaningless but exciting game against some Big XII opponent. We hope that readers will use the Comment feature on the relevant posts to add their insights into each category. So, enjoy!