Jan 172011
 
Silver and Blue Blood Exclusive: Emmitt Smith Talks Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones and More

This is the second installment of an exclusive silverandblueblood.com interview with NFL Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith. Smith played on three Super Bowl championship teams and is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher. I asked Emmitt to talk about the Dallas Cowboys. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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 142011
 
SilverandBlueBlood Exclusive Interview, Part One: Emmitt Smith Talks NFL Playoffs, NFL Lock-Out, and Running Backs

SilverandBlueBlood sat down with Emmitt Smith to talk about the NFL playoffs, the looming player lockout, and NFL running backs. Well, I was sitting. I assume Emmitt was, too. This was a phone interview. Here is how it went down. SBB: I understand we have this opportunity thanks to the good people at Hershey’s and [...]

Jan 142011
 
All In The Family? Dallas Cowboys Set To Interview Rob Ryan For Defensive Coordinator Position

For men—and football-loving women—of a certain age, the Dallas Cowboys hiring Rob Ryan, son of arch enemy Buddy Ryan, is something akin to Laila Ali (that’s Muhammad Ali’s daughter) marrying one of George Foreman’s kids (all of which, I believe, are named George.) If you are old enough to remember the Buddy Ryan era in [...]

Jan 122011
 
Ted Williams, YouTube, and the Hot-Wiring of the American Dream

Imagine this scene… Somewhere in a  south Boston neighborhood, Little Johnny is walking through the living room with his Nintendo DS in hand when he sees Grampa sitting in Dad’s recliner, half napping, half watching some random news program. The story Grampa is paying no attention to is about the latest YouTube sensation, the homeless [...]

Jan 112011
 
Folk Hero: Should The Dallas Cowboys Have Kept Kicker Nick Folk?

Nick Folk was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. He was supposed to solve the team’s kicking quandary for years to come. He was meant to have ample opportunity to become a game-changing hero in games that meant the most. Folk did just what he was meant to [...]

Jan 112011
 
Auburn, Cam Newton Win BCS Championship, But Don't Blame God

As a Christian, I am always happy to hear an athlete or coach give God his due when talking about their accomplishments on the field. Last night, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and head coach Gene Chizik did just that. Each seemed genuine and sincere. It did, however, strike me a little odd that Cam Newton [...]

Jan 102011
 
New Sheriff in Town: Dallas Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett Gives Ray Sherman the Boot

First, Jerry Jones interviewed Cowboys receivers coach Ray Sherman for the position of head coach. Then, Jason Garrett was named head coach. Now, Ray Sherman is unemployed. In other words, either Jason Garrett or Jerry Jones has fired Ray Sherman.

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, [...]

Jan 062011
 
Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett: Jerry Jones Got It Right

Jerry Jones had to make a change at head coach. His hand was forced by an embarrassing 1–7 start, punctuated by a 45–7 shellacking at the hands of the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. The day after the Wisconsin massacre, Jones fired Wade Phillips and named Jason Garrett interim head coach. Today, January [...]