Jan 262011
 
Super Bowl XLV: Packers, Steelers Open Old Wounds in Big D

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 […]

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 182011
 
Dallas Cowboys Jason Garrett and Rob Ryan: The Odd Couple Just Might Work

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?

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.

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 […]