May 032012
 
Junior Seau death a testament to the pervasive nature of despair

Junior Seau was one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history. The hard-hitting phenom posted an astonishing 1,524 tackles, 325 assists, 56.5 sacks, forced 11 fumbles, and recovered 18. At one of the league’s most violent positions, he forged for himself a sparkling 20 year career. Twenty years! Seau got to play for his hometown […]

Apr 032012
 
Dallas Cowboys HoF DB Mel Renfro talks about his career, his coach and his Cowboys

My heroes have always been Cowboys. I was six years old when my Uncle Darrell began drilling me on Cowboys’ names and numbers. From the beginning, one of my favorite Cowboys was  the great defensive back Mel Renfro. Imagine my excitement when I was offered the opportunity to conduct a 15-minute phone interview with this […]

Jan 212012
 

Susanna Kim of ABC News has written a sad, sorry story about former NFL sensation Terrell Owens. Terrell Owens was despised by almost every fan of every team on which he did not play and by many on the teams on which he did. He was seen as selfish, self-centered, a Prima Donna. In San […]

Dec 162011
 
Have You Hurd How the 'Boys Beat the Bears Black and Blue?

Sam Hurd, that is. By now, you know the story. Hurd was busted allegedly trying to set himself up as a major player in the Chicagoland drug distribution business. The following is an excerpt from a Washington Post report on Hurd’s arrest: “Hurd told the [undercover federal] agent that he was interested in buying five to […]

Dec 152011
 
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo Quiz: How Bad Do You Really Hate Him?

Tony Romo is a lightning rod. When Romo first burst onto the scene in 2006, replacing an ineffective Drew Bledsoe after halftime of a Sunday night game, almost every Dallas Cowboys fan was excited. But that was then. Now, we are in December of 2011 and the Romo defenders are much fewer and far less […]

Oct 102011
 
What Do Joe Theismann, Deion Sanders and Chris Cooley Have in Common? Tony Romo!

Joe Theismann has Tony Romo squarely in his sights. The former Washington Redskins quarterback-turned-TV analyst shared his unfiltered thoughts on the embattled Dallas Cowboys QB on NFL.com: “He doesn’t understand how to play the quarterback position. Somebody had to say it, and I just said it. Tony, you have to start proving to everyone you […]

Aug 192011
 
Drew Pearson Finally Takes His Rightful Place in the Cowboys' Ring of Honor

On a day when I would like to give Jerry Jones credit for making a good call by placing Drew Pearson in Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor, I find myself instead a little miffed that it took him so long. As the sole Keeper of the Keys to this highest honor bestowed by the team on […]

Feb 162011
 
Mommas, Don't Let your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies

In the past month, I have been privileged to talk to such legendary Cowboys as Randy White, Emmitt Smith and Jimmy Johnson. To a man, when the conversation turned to what went wrong with the 2010 Cowboys, the answer was that they were too soft, too undisciplined and just plain sloppy.

Feb 092011
 
Bruce Thornton: Former Dallas Cowboy Talks Football, Life, and Life Without Football

Bruce Thornton is a big man. During the Premiere League flag football game, put on by the NFL Players Association the Friday night before the Super Bowl, I spotted him (well, I could not have missed him) in the media bullpen, towering over the rest of us. It is hard to believe, but I recognized […]

Feb 072011
 

I was invited by the NFL Players Association to cover the first annual edition of the Legends Brunch on Sunday morning. I don’t mean to name-drop, but Deacon Jones, “Mean” Joe Greene (a native Texan, you know), Jack Youngblood, Ronnie Lott, Floyd Little and John Lynch were there…along with others.