Jan 212014
 
The Richard Sherman rant: Intelligent, lucid...classless?

Let’s take a break from the woeful Cowboys and turn our attention to the hottest topic in sports: the Richard Sherman rant. Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman made perhaps the play of the year in the NFL when he ended the 49ers’ furious comeback bid by tipping a Kaepernick pass to a teammate. Interception in [...]

Jan 032014
 
Jim Mora and the Top 10 Coach Rants of All Time

So, my Texas Longhorns have reportedly moved Jim Mora, Jr. to the head of the line in their search for Mack Brown’s replacement. That’s all cool and everything, especially if he promises to bring his Daddy, one of the all-time great sports ranters with him. I know Junior is his own man with his own [...]

Dec 262013
 
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett: The picture of consistency

A favorite preacher/pastor/mentor of mine, who is now in glory, used to love to use a famous Shakespeare quote. “Consistency,” he would say in his supremely authoritative and clarion voice, “Thou are a jewel.” I am inclined to agree. Unless, of course, you are consistently bad. Or, worse (if you happen to be in the [...]

Dec 082013
 
Dallas Cowboys at a crossroads in Monday night tilt with Chicago Bears

The Cowboys are 7-5. Two whole games over .500. For a team that has not finished above .500 in four seasons, that is kind of a big deal. With four games to go, the Cowboys can either make a move towards winning that elusive NFC East title and making the playoffs, or they can slide [...]

May 162013
 
Blast from the past has passed on: Chuck Muncie dies at 60

Chuck Muncie dies and brings to life a flood of precious football memories for me and my generation of NFL fans. That is the thing about life. The longer you live, the more death is a part of it. People you looked up to, admired, whose careers you followed, who entertained and enthralled you in [...]

Feb 062012
 
For the Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl XLVI is another mile marker along the Lost Highway

It has been 16 years since the Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX. In those sixteen years, the Cowboys have made the playoffs just seven times. In those seven playoff appearances, they have managed to win but two games. On January 1, 2012, the Cowboys needed to get one win at [...]

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 [...]

Jan 082011
 
NFL Playoffs Predictions: Against All Odds—Or Not

The time has come to make our picks for the NFL playoffs. Some do this at the beginning of a season, which is dicey and mostly an exercise in futility and tomfoolery. (That doesn’t keep me from joining them occasionally, of course.) Now that we know who the participants in the 2010 NFL Playoffs are, [...]

Dec 262010
 
2011 Super Bowl Betting: Odds Are the Odds Will Change

Get ready for an understatement or two, starting…now. Sports betting is big business. Super Bowl betting is the biggest of that very big business. It is also risky business: more so now because of free agency and because of the way the NFL schedules the toughest teams from the prior year against one another, giving [...]

Oct 252010
 
Even at 1-4, The Dallas Cowboys Can Still Win The NFC East

No. This is not a crack pipe in my hand. No. I am not delusional, deranged or mentally deficient, despite any testimony to the contrary by anyone who knows me well. I know that, since the NFL went to the current playoff formula, only five in 1,345,277 one-and-four teams have made the playoffs. (OK, so [...]