saturday spotlight: texas chat pack

May 9, 2015

the person who provides the best responses to all twenty-five questions gets a twenty-five dollar gift card to texas roadhouse. you have until eleven fifty-nine p.m. saturday, may sixteenth to get this done. do not answer them in the comments section of this post. send them to me at criticalcrass at me dot com, or better yet, blog them with a link back to this post (special consideration will be given to those who choose to do the latter). the winner, with a blog post link if applicable, will be announced may seventeenth, at the conclusion of the contest. i will also post my answers at that point.

one. if you could have dinner with any athlete or coach currently playing for or employed by a texas team, whom would you choose?

two. who's your least favorite texan?

three. whose your favorite?

four. who's the most famous texan you've met in person?

five. the flagship hotel in galveston, which had to be torn down due to hurricane damage, was built completely over water. the galveston island historic pleasure pier is now located where the hotel stood. if you could build anything you wanted completely over water, what would it be?

six. galveston has the oldest newspaper in the state, the daily news. if your hometown could have the oldest of anything in the state, what would you want it to be?

seven. the heisman trophy was named for john william heisman, the first full-time coach and athletic director at rice university in houston. if you were to have a trophy named after you, what would candidates need to achieve in order to qualify for the award?

eight. if a songwriter in texas wanted to write a country song about your life, what might serve as the perfect title for this tune?

nine. if you could be doing anything at all in texas at this very moment, what would it be?

ten. what is the single greatest moment in texas history?

eleven. mary kay ash of mary kay cosmetics had a twelve-thousand-square-foot, pink mansion in dallas. if you could have a supersized home what twist would you give it to make it uniquely yours?

twelve. of all the songs you can think of where the word "texas" or the name of a texas town appears in the song's title (for example, "amarillo by morning"), which one is your overall favorite?

thirteen. of the scores of films shot in whole or part in texas, such as "apollo thirteen," which one is your favorite, and which one is your least favorite?

fourteen. texas a&m is recognized as home of the twelfth  man because its students stand throughout the entire football game to show support for the team. what is the best example of texas pride you have ever witnessed?

fifteen. texas tapped its first oil gusher in nineteen-one, and the state now produces about five hundred million barrels of crude oil annually. if you had five barrels of oil that you could sell at current market value, what would you buy with the money?

sixteen. to people who don't hail from the lone star state, the texas twang can indeed sound a bit strange, but to your ears which united states' region's people have the oddest sounding accent?

seventeen. what is your biggest pet peeve about texans as a whole?

eighteen. if you could have been there to witness any specific moment in texas sports history, what moment would you choose?

nineteen. what is the most disappointing, perhaps downright depressing moment in the history of texas sports?

twenty. if you could build a dream house along any lake or river in texas, where would you go build it, and what would your waterfront retreat look like?

twenty-one. if you were offered one hundred free acres of land anywhere in texas to use or develop as you wish, where would you want your property to be located and what would you do with it?

twenty-two. what is the most beautiful geographical feature in the entire state of texas?

twenty-three. what is the most exciting annual event held in texas?

twenty-four. what is the most overrated tourist attraction in texas?

twenty-five. texas has more miles of highway--over seventy thousand--than any other state in the nation. if you had to do a summer road trip within texas texas on only one of the highways, which highway would you travel and what would be the main points of interest for you along the way?


  1. This was fun! It really made me think back on my trip to San Antonio!

  2. I hope to find a slice of time to do this!!