Today, I went on a field trip for silverandblueblood.com to check out the scene in Cowtown. I am happy to report that Super Bowl XLV fever is alive and well in Sundance Square.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]