(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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (R) looks to gain a first down while Arizona Cardinals Dominique Ridgers-Cromartie (L) looks to stop him in the first quarter of the Cardinals-Cowboys game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ December 25, 2010. UPI/Art Foxall For the second time in his eight-year career, Dallas Cowboys tight [...]
The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has waited 45 years to host its first Super Bowl. It only took a tenacious, aggressive megalomaniac owner and a billion bucks to get it here. And now that the attention of the world is turned to our little corner of it, some old-school Cowboys fans would just as soon the [...]
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 [...]
Don’t look now, Dallas, but your resident football genius and redheaded step-son, Cowboys’ head coach, Jason Garrett, has just hired “The Dude” from The Big Lebowski—aka, Rob Ryan— to whip your team’s defense into shape. The Princeton scholar has hired a fellow who graduated from Clown College. Or was it Hamburger U?
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 [...]