Earlier today (Thursday, June 24), I went to visit the Belton Dam with my co-worker, Aaron Zytle.

AZ recently moved to Temple after living and working in Waco for a few years, and he and his family recently visited the dam's observation area for the first time. While he loved the view of the lake, AZ wasn't a fan of all the trash that was lying around.

He wrote a great article about it which you can read here. We took pics of some of the trash and graffiti, and decided not to share all of them because, quite frankly, some were pretty gross.

Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media

While wandering around the grassy area near the dam, I came across something that caught my eye and sparked my imagination - a Robert Griffin III (RG III) rookie card.

If you're a native to Central Texas or have lived here for a while, you know RG III was a phenomenal player for the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs before attending Baylor University and winning a Heisman. He was later drafted by the Washington...Whatevers. Washington Football Team? I think that's what they're calling themselves these days.

Anyway, I spotted the card, which, aside from some red stains that could be anything, looked to be in pretty good condition. I could tell it hadn't been out there long.

Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media

AZ and I also met a guy out metal detecting. He told us he finds tons of keys thrown over the side by lovers who attach locks to the fencing at the observation area, along with jewelry he thinks is thrown by heartbroken folks - rings, necklaces, etc.

Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media

We found keys and jewelry, too.

Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media
Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media

Given how much meaning is obviously behind a lot of the stuff thrown over the dam (the trash just means you're lazy, btw, so shame on you), I wondered if there's some reason the RG III card is there.

It's entirely possible it just flew out of someone's car or their hand, but I can't help but picture someone throwing it over or even placing out there deliberately.

Was it done by a fan who's trying to get some sort of blessing for RG III? Or perhaps it's someone who's got a grudge and is trying to curse the guy. Was it a former girlfriend or admirer who's heartbroken to know RG III has a wife he seems to really love?

There's something ritualistic going on here, I can just feel it!

I will say this - I didn't move the card. Maybe I should have since it's litter, but it somehow felt wrong. I don't consider myself superstitious, but I get the feeling someone placed the card there for deeply personal reasons.

Yet here I am writing about it for all the world to see, so maybe I'll end up cursed like the folks who raided King Tut's tomb.

If my hair starts falling out, I'll post pics.

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Test Your Texas: How Many of These Jeopardy! Questions Can You Answer?

Jeopardy! as we know it has been on the air since 1984, but the show got its start way back 1964.

Over the decades, the writers have managed to keep coming up with challenging questions to test the intellectual might of America's best and brightest (and sometimes softball questions for celebrities).

Texas is a place packed with personality, culture, and history, and there've been hundreds of questions/answers about the Lone Star State. Let's take a look at a few recent ones, and keep an eye out because we'll add more soon to test your Texas trivia skills and challenge newcomers.

How many of these can you get right without Googling?