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 […]

Jan 042011
 
Diamonds In The Poo-Poo: Dallas Cowboys Top Ten Performers in 2010

Emmitt Smith once famously said about his team, “We had some diamonds, but we had a lotta cow poo poo around it, and the diamonds was mixed in with the poo poo…it just all look like poo poo.” (The Grammar is Mr. Smith’s alone.) If that was true of the late ’90s Cowboys, it was […]

Jan 022011
 
Purple Reign: TCU Reminds Us the BCS is BS

TCU did what they had to do: they posted an undefeated season and beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. Going into the Granddaddy of them all, Wisconsin was believed by many to be the hottest team in the country. They boast an NFL-sized offensive line and a three-headed monstrosity at running back. Plenty of pundits […]

Jan 012011
 
Dallas Cowboys: Top Ten Reasons They Will Fare Better in 2011

2010 was a miserable year for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans. It may well have been the most disappointing year in team history. Never fear silver and blue bloods: a new year has dawned and 2011 will be much kinder to your Cowboys. That is, if there is football in 2011. Big “if” there. […]