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Former OU Sooner & FS1 analyst, Spencer Tillman, calls Big 12 Championship a toss up...

"I will tell you this, the axiom, 'It's tough to be somebody twice,' is true. It's especially true when you have coaches who are of the elk that this coaching staff at Baylor is and I think it is going to be much much more difficult than people realize," said Fox Sports 1 analyst, and former OU running back, Spencer Tillman. If the Bears can contain Jalen Hurts on the run and force Hurts to pass, Tillman believes that the Bears might be the next Big 12 Champion. If Utah were to lose to Oregon, and if LSU defeats Georgia in the SEC Championship, the winner of the Big 12 Championship just might be in the college football playoff as the 4 seed.

Clearly, with the selection committee slotting Utah at 5, they are showing their preference for the Pac-12 over the Big 12, which Tillman agrees with. But, as you know, anything can happen, and that's why they play the games. Spencer Tillman admires the work that Matt Rhule and his staff have done at Baylor to take them from a 1-11 team, two years ago, to 11-1, and preparing to go to AT&T Stadium to face the OU Sooners this Saturday.

Here's a portion of our interview with Spencer Tillman, as Tim Yeager and I sit down with the Fox Sports 1 Analyst.

Roger Patterson is the author of A Minute of Vison for Men: 365 Motivational Moments to Kick-Start Your Day, available at www.rogerpatterson.squarespace.com. Follow @rogerpatterson and @timyeager on twitter and subscribe to their podcast, Vision for Life Radio: Where Faith and Sports Collide.

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If a person isn't a real Houstonian until they have favorite places for staple foods like burgers and Tex-Mex, then Astros pitcher Justin Verlander has officially embraced his new home.

In an interview that occurred during the Thursday, August 11 broadcast of the Astros game against the Texas Rangers, YouTube announcer Scott Braun asked Verlander if he found any food in Houston that he couldn't get in Detroit.

"I like Nancy's Hustle's burger," the pitching ace replied.

Indeed, what's not to like? The Nancy's burger — a double patty cheeseburger with chopped onions, pickles, and aioli on a housemade brioche English muffin — has been a staple since the restaurant opened in late 2017. Here it is, as captured by Houston food influencer Abbas Dhanani.

Beyond its deliciousness, Verlander's affection for the burger makes a certain amount of logistical sense. The EaDo restaurant is only about a mile from Minute Maid Park, and it stays open until 11 pm, making it a perfect post-game treat.

Nancy's co-owner Sean Jensen tells CultureMap that he and chef-owner Jason Vaughan consider Verlander and his wife, supermodel Kate Upton, to be regulars. "They have always been supporters and super nice when they visit," he writes in an email.

Continue on CultureMap to learn more.

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