Texas Tech Vandals Did Not Really Smear Feces On or Inside Texas A&M Buses

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Texas Tech Vandals Did Not Really Smear Feces On or Inside Texas A&M Buses College football fans were aghast at reports that Texas Tech fans had vandalized Texas A&M team buses with a certain digestive byproduct during the rivals’ game Saturday.

Once someone starts smearing feces “inside and outside” of a vehicle, what’s next? It’s a slippery slope.

(OK, that was a bad choice of words, I admit.)

There’s good news for bus travelers with sensitive stomachs. It turns out the substance was not actually dog “excrement,” as Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne claimed. It was, in fact, fish bait, Dallas Morning News fecal investigator Chuck Carlton reports.

“Texas Tech investigates and issues statement taking issue with A&M AD Bill Byrne on the nature of the vandalism to the football team buses,” Carlton tweeted.

Whether deliberately or not, fish bait was not the only substance Byrne misidentified, according to Tech. The “spray paint” that covered the exterior of the buses was actually washable shoe polish, Carlton reports. The vandalism reportedly was cleaned up by the time Byrne was able to see the buses for himself.

This adds another layer of grime (poor choice of words again; sorry) to the Tech-A&M rivalry. Vandalizing a rival bus with feces is one thing; claiming it was done without proof is pretty hard to digest. (OK, I’m done now. Really.)

By the way, no disrespect was intended in calling Carlton a “fecal investigator.” He’s really a college football writer, and a good one at that.

On second thought, with all the scandal that’s gone on in college football recently, “fecal investigator” might not be that far off from his actual job description.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

You get a pass this time, Seth Doege, but we’ve got our eyes on you.

Texas Tech Vandals Did Not Really Smear Feces On or Inside Texas A&M Buses
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I think it’s kind of an example of having Barry Sanders in the house. Maybe that rubbed off a little bit.”
— Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz on running back Jahvid Best’s career-high 163 rushing yards in Monday night’s victory over Chicago

TWEET OF THE DAY

Riiiiiiight. It’s so distracting when a different game from a different sport is playing on a different channel than the Bruins on NESN. Hogs up all the airwaves. The NBA and NHL have never co-existed successfully in the past six decades.

Texas Tech Vandals Did Not Really Smear Feces On or Inside Texas A&M Buses

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I’ll give $5 to the ref who has the guts to issue Triton a yellow card.

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