Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The President Bids Farewell to BearMeat

Dear Readers,

How I love the seventeen of you with all of my being. So, it is with a heavy heart and a belly full of Rebel Yell that I must speak honestly: The ghost you know as President Reddin "Red" Andrews is resigning from the BearMeat Editorial Board. I have been invited to play in that great Texas Hold 'Em Game in the sky with Abner McCall and Ann Richards, where the whiskey flows and the cigar smoke is thick. The blog afterlife beckons me home - from whence I came in July of 2006.


Resigning to "Spend more time with my family"

My principal editorial duties (fawning over Emily Ingram, worshipping Mulk, praising Brock, mocking Drew, and lamenting Kevin Steele) will be shared between The Good Judge (who promises to return from his three-month hibernation within the next three months) and the Guvn'r (whose enthusiasm as of late portends great things for the future of these here BearMeats). I will miss all of the fellow bloggers I met along the way who have helped us become the go-to blog for Baylor sports satire. I want to thank all of our Oso Amigos and BearBackers for their support and encouragement through the last year and a half.


Sloan, GuyMo & Red: The 3 Amigos of Houston Baptist U

I realize that now that GuyMo is gone, the albatross has been taken from our necks and we have a clean slate to work with. I also realize that the Gentleman Bears just won the Paradise Jam Crown in the Virgin Islands with victories over Notre Dame and Winthrop. These are optimistic times to be a Baylor fan. However, I am a writer who needs a certain level of melancholy and pathos in order to be inspired. These events have proved too much for my frail constitution. Some times an old cowboy just has to hang up his spurs.


Paradise Jam Champions?!?! A New Era Dawns . . .

Seriously, thank you all for reading and commenting on my posts and I will be with this blog in spirit, ala Obi Wan Kenobi, as it continues to stagger into the future with a heart full of hope and a belly full of hallucinogens.

Sic 'em, Bears!

Sincerely,

Red Andrews
Senior Editor, BearMeat


41 Comments:

  • I'll miss you, dear brethren. Feel free to post Anonymous comments posing as an Aggie and calling me a douchebag.

    I love those. It makes my fourth child smile. And he has a cleft palate.

    Pour a little Rebel out for Ol' Red.

    (As Baylor Proud would say)
    Sic 'em Red!

    By Blogger Pat Neffistopheles, at 8:48 AM  

  • I want to leave Red's letter to the Readers up at the top, but I felt like I have to mention that Singletary was interviewed by Ian McCaw(CAW!)in California last night per the Waco Trib.

    Fine Wine, Fine Cheese, Fine Damn Time Singletary

    By Blogger Pat Neffistopheles, at 9:27 AM  

  • Why do the good ones always die so young? Sigh.

    By Blogger Prof. Osler, at 10:07 AM  

  • Sniffle, weep. But the blogosphere can be a cold and lonely place. Who will be my blog buddy now?

    If your demise truly is imminent, I believe it's time to cash in on that imbibing you once mentioned. I can be Judith Miller, even after your parting.

    By Anonymous wendy, at 10:24 AM  

  • Red:

    For a dead guy, you are one cool MF'er. You will be sorely missed, and though forgotten by some, I will forever treasure our times sipping Rebel Yell, discussing football at the B, commenting on the girl dancing with the low cut shirt.

    Wait a minute, that wasn't you. Never mind. You will be missed my brother.

    By Anonymous poopsandwich, at 11:07 AM  

  • Imagine The B firing Grant Teaff in 1973 -- that's what the departure of President Andrews is to BearMeat.

    By Anonymous Loomisboy, Homeless Son of Samuel Brooks, at 11:12 AM  

  • Pat:

    How I cherish our bond. Carry the flame for me, old friend.

    Prof. Osler:

    Thanks for your hilarious PornCat post, many comments, and cross promotions. We like to think we added some levity to the Baylor Law community thanks to your hilarious blog.

    Wendy:

    Your blog is perhaps the greatest thing to hit Waco since Dr. Pepper. I will continue to follow your Wacofabulous exploits with much interest. You know how to reach me.

    Poopsammich:

    Your sentimental vulgarity was the light of my life on a daily basis.

    Loomis:

    Your editorial skills saved this blog on many an occasion. Keep fighting the good fight in Washington and keep tuned in to BearMeat for continued revelations and dispensations of grace.

    Sic 'em,

    Red

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 11:36 AM  

  • For you and your hommies: salut. Farewell, partner.

    By Blogger The Cachinnator, at 11:43 AM  

  • I think a little part of our fervor for all things the B died this morning. Farewell Red.

    By Blogger BDP, at 11:57 AM  

  • You will be missed by anonymous legions of long-suffering baylor fans, rest assured.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:08 PM  

  • You were a blogging inspiration. Everything I know about Baylor I learned from you.

    By Blogger Jonathan Swanburg, at 1:37 PM  

  • Say it isn't so, Red. Man, I just get hooked on BearMeat, and then you vanish, just like that.

    Fare thee well. Keep the faith. Remember, if your teams start doing too well, we will have you investigated, and all will be normal and good again.

    Thanks for the great fun, satire, and for jerking on the Agriculturalists long (and very accessible) chains. Granted, it's a mental and moral mismatch, but still you dispatched them with great humor and skill.

    Farewell, Hook 'em, and Long Live Grant Teaff ...

    B Orange

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:48 PM  

  • It's a sad day for the Baylor Blogosphere... We'll miss you. Good tidings on your journey to the thereafter.

    By Blogger JudgeChamber, at 3:18 PM  

  • WTF? Are you going to jail? That's about the only place in the solar system where you can't blog.

    By Anonymous JK, at 3:52 PM  

  • HA HA! Red in jail would be classic.

    Just act like he is still writing, and he will return. He can't help it. He'll be sweating and shaking so much in two days time that he will have no choice but to post again.

    The B's success is going to his head!

    p.s. He actually got an Intern pregnant and has to cover two shifts at the Skittles factory, per the Attorney General's demands. Good luck with that Red.

    By Blogger Pat Neffistopheles, at 4:17 PM  

  • "Lord, see how I am in distress...." Lamentations 1:20-22

    Say it ain't so, Red!!! If it is to be so, please pass my respects to the Judge and keep a close eye on Ann. She cheats at cards.

    Raising a Rebel in your honor,

    Osodelasombra (La sombra sabe!)

    By Anonymous osodelasombra, at 4:35 PM  

  • Cach:

    Thanks, bro. Keep the Waco seminary/theater blog scene vital.

    BDP:

    Words can't describe your loyalty and commitment to these BearMeats. You are our original reader and our most esteemed assistant editor.

    Swan:

    If our blog could touch just one life, it will have made all the difference. Please pull wool for us at the b-school and report back with periodic updates.

    Oso del sombra:

    Right back at ya. Thanks so much for everything.

    Now, back to my shift at the Skittles factory,

    Red

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 7:26 PM  

  • Red - I've enjoyed reading your contributions, they make me laugh. Best wishes, and thanks for your advice and encouragement whne I started messing around with this blogging thing.

    By Blogger HeadThief, at 7:43 PM  

  • A belated congratulations and farewell, and I hope you find a new home soon after being cast out from the ALICO. I understand GuyMo has his house on the market.

    By Blogger Curtis, at 10:24 PM  

  • Red, this fellow worshipper of Mulk will miss your BearMeat sermons on her greatness.

    By Anonymous Assistant-editor-at-large Scamp, at 6:22 AM  

  • HeadThief:

    Your blog is a delight. Keep bringing the funny.

    Curtis:

    Your support and many contributions to this blog will not be forgotten. Thanks for everything.

    Scamp:

    You are BearMeat's most Mulk-centered asst editor. Your vigilance is our moral compass.


    Red

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 7:25 AM  

  • Truth be told, he wasn't ever that funny, really. And talk about overstaying one's welcome. Good lord. It's about time. Does he ever shut up? "I'm Red. Blah, blah, blah, blah..." Good God. Enough is enough.

    That being said, I'm going to cry myself to sleep tonight. :(

    By Blogger chum1, at 8:09 PM  

  • I have really enjoyed this blog - this is very sad news.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:46 PM  

  • This is a sad revelation for me...leaves me feeling somewhat hollow and empty inside, like the feeling I got oh so long ago when Sloan, in his almighty wisdom, passed on Singletary, or that time that Ian interviewed Singletary for $h!ts and giggles only to have the Samurai publicly b!tch slap us into awareness... or, it's probably most like the feeling I had after leaving the contents of 16 cans of Pacifico Cuervo on the sidewalk outside an unamed mexican club... yah, that's pretty much the feeling I'm getting.

    Happy trails Red and we'll see you in a week or two (that's about how long it takes for the Turdpolishers to come back).

    I gotta pee.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:52 AM  

  • Baylor can replace football coaches. Probably with some guy found begging for food under the I-35 overpass. But it cannot replace Red Andrews.

    You are the B. You will be missed.

    By Blogger Poseur, at 12:16 PM  

  • Wow - I'm sure the other 66.7% of the editorial staff are good people as well - but you sure will be missed.

    Cheers to you old friend.

    Anything this Pirate can do for you - you know how to reach me...

    By Blogger Bond J. Bond, at 8:20 PM  

  • I thought this meant that Red was quitting, not the spirit of Bearmeat. I NEED MY BEARMEAT FIX!!!! It's been over a week, and it feels like a decade of anticipation. I dont know if i mentioned this before, but I NEED MY BEARMEAT FIX!!!! You must continue; fling your green and gold TOO far.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:34 AM  

  • According to a "credible source" on bf.com (if such a thing exists), Ian McCaw won't hire a football coach until Bearmeat publishes its support for a coaching candidate.

    The fate of Baylor football rests in your hands....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:10 AM  

  • Dagnabbit! Don't leave us!

    --usually lurks here

    By Anonymous Coco, at 7:31 AM  

  • Red -ed-ed-ed-ed (echo soundin)

    Judge -dge-dge-dge (echo sounding)

    Pat? - pat?-Pat?-Pat?

    Where are you guys? Come one now, this ain't funny.

    By Anonymous poopsandwich, at 9:00 PM  

  • I'm with poopsandwich...were are you guys?? I count on BearMeat for all important info about the B! I hear we got a fancy new coach, but since I have not seen it HERE, I won't believe it! Please come back to us oh spirits of Baylor past!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:30 AM  

  • As Billy Joel said:

    "Only the good die young"

    Ok, so he said it after plowing into another brick wall, but hey, it's applicable.

    By Blogger Big Head, at 7:33 AM  

  • If you feel like me, come on over and keep me company:

    http://frompoopsandwichwithlove.blogspot.com/

    By Blogger poopsandwich, at 2:06 PM  

  • BearMeat - is this really the end?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:46 PM  

  • Hey Red, how's Ann doing?

    By Blogger poopsandwich, at 7:59 PM  

  • So this is it, then? This is how it ends?

    By Anonymous sad, at 12:10 PM  

  • Thanks for getting me interested in Baylor hoops. See you at that weird Civil War-themed bar in Stillwater.

    By Blogger Andrew, at 1:19 PM  

  • Are Judge and Pat going to be back for basketball season? The Bears have a shot at the NCAAs this year! Keep the funny alive, BM. Please.

    By Anonymous Longhorn Road Trip, at 5:05 PM  

  • Psst, Red!

    The Lady Bears knocked off OU yesterday (01/20/08) in Norman. Mulk wore black pants and a silky black-and-white striped shirt: the refs didn't know what to think!

    Tissy had 35 points, Rachel is knocking down 3s, Danielle got meaner in the second half, and Jhas picked Mulk up and raised her to the rafters at game's end.

    Miss you, fella.

    By Anonymous Scamp, at 8:37 AM  

  • No doubt...we need you dead presidents now more than ever, especially after beating the Agrics last night. Is anyone here proficient in the art of necromancy?

    By Blogger bluearmadillo, at 8:41 AM  

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