Feb 052011
 
Getting Down in Downtown Dallas: NFLPA Throws Biggest Party of Super Bowl Week

In Texas, Friday night lights can mean one thing, and one thing only: Football, baby. Last night, the NFL Players Association gave new meaning to the term with their NFL Players party, held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Dallas, beneath the bright lights of the iconic Reunion Tower. Outside, the roads were ice-covered and […]

Feb 042011
 
Jerome Bettis Interview: The Bus Rolls on the Steelers, the Super Bowl and The Hall of Fame

(To hear the audio version of this interview, use the player at the end of this article.) Not more than a half mile from the spectacular new digs of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerome Bettis—a Pittsburgh Steelers legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist— is greeted like a rock star by a hundred or so privileged […]

Feb 022011
 

Dallas Cowboys team owner and president Jerry Jones answers questions during a press conference in Dallas, Texas on February 1, 2011, one of the events leading up to Super Bowl XLV. The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Green Bay Packers on February 6, 2011. UPI/Ian Halperin Jerry Jones is right where he has always […]

Jan 282011
 
The Unofficial Super Bowl XLV Guide to the Best Food in Dallas–Fort Worth

Current estimates have the Dallas/Fort Worth population swelling by as many as 300,000 during Super Bowl week. That is a whole bunch of cheese heads and, um, whatever you call Steelers fans. Towel-Wavers? Steel-Toes?  I don’t know. With many of our visitors coming in a few days early to take in the sights and sounds […]

Jan 232011
 
Super Bowl XLV: Steelers Versus Cowboys

Pittsburgh Steelers fan celebrates the Steelers 24-19 win over the New York Jets at the AFC Championship game at Heinz Field between the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 23, 2011. UPI/Archie Carpenter Dateline: January 28, 1996 – Super Bowl XXX featured the two greatest NFL franchises of the […]

Jan 152011
 
NFL Playoff Predictions, Divisional Week Edition

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. That said, let’s review my wildcard week predictions and brace ourselves for another fearless safari in the NFL playoff jungle. Here is how we did last week: New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks The Seahawks upset the Super Bowl-defending Saints, 41–36. I had the Saints winning. (Who […]

Dec 232010
 
Great NFL Quotes

“Everybody loves a good quote.” ~Anonymous To date, the most-read article in the history of SilverAndBlueBlood is the article, Top Ten Quotes from Dallas Cowboys. Since my momma didn’t raise no dummies, I have quickly deduced that people love a good quote. I know I do. Few industries have conspired to contribute more memorable, honest, […]

Oct 182010
 
The 2010 Dallas Cowboys: Who Can Figure?

Imagine Albert Einstein failing a remedial math course. Or Michelangelo unable to stay inside the lines on a paint-by-number picture. Or Roy Rogers constantly being thrown by Trigger. Or Isaac Newton staring blankly at that fallen apple. Any of these make as much sense to me as the 2010 version of the Dallas Cowboys sporting […]

Jun 202010
 
Like Father, Like Son: Top Dad/Son Duos Involving Dallas Cowboys

The most notable— and easily the most remarkable— father/son tandem in NFL history is the Manning Trio. Father Archie, though he labored on a losing team his entire career, was widely recognized as a highly-talented quarterback. His two boys, Peyton and Eli, have each led their respective teams to a Super Bowl championship…and Peyton is […]