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.

Feb 072011

Workers clear snow from the sidewalk near the Super Bowl XLV Media Center in Dallas, Texas, on February 4, 2011. Five inches of snow has fallen on top of ice from earlier in the week leaving roads and sidewalks treacherous. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg Dallas and its sister cities cannot seem to catch a break. Super […]

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, […]