Feb 162011
 
Mommas, Don't Let your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies

In the past month, I have been privileged to talk to such legendary Cowboys as Randy White, Emmitt Smith and Jimmy Johnson. To a man, when the conversation turned to what went wrong with the 2010 Cowboys, the answer was that they were too soft, too undisciplined and just plain sloppy.

Feb 132011
 
Jimmy Johnson Says Cowboys Not That Far From Packers

DATELINE: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas— Silverandblueblood.com was invited to join  local print and television media for an exclusive event sponsored by Crown Royal. Just five days after Super Bowl XLV was played in Cowboys Stadium, legendary coach and Metroplex icon Jimmy Johnson lead two fearless flag football teams onto the turf of the world’s most […]

Feb 092011
 
Bruce Thornton: Former Dallas Cowboy Talks Football, Life, and Life Without Football

Bruce Thornton is a big man. During the Premiere League flag football game, put on by the NFL Players Association the Friday night before the Super Bowl, I spotted him (well, I could not have missed him) in the media bullpen, towering over the rest of us. It is hard to believe, but I recognized […]

Feb 082011
 
Michael Vick Awarded Key To The City Of Dallas: No, Really! It's True!

Aaron Rodgers was named MVP of Super Bowl XLV and all he got for winning the award was the key to a shiny, red Camaro convertible. That is chicken feed compared to the key Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway presented to Michael Vick, the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year. The key was presented to […]

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 052011
 
Cowboys Legend Randy White Talks Cowboys, Super Bowl, Hall of Fame...and Detergent?

(Audio of full Randy White interview at the end of this article. Give it a listen. Good stuff!) Randy White. For Cowboys fans of a certain age, the very name carries a certain mystique. He is the Manster— half man, half monster. He is, according to our own list, one of the top five players […]

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 […]