Feb 082010
 
Top 10 Text Messages Sent From Super Bowl XLIV

It took the New Orleans Saints organization 21 years just to post their first winning season. It was 33 years before they won a playoff game. Consequently, Super Bowl XLIV is the ultimate rags–to–riches tale in NFL lore. (Or, perhaps we should say bags–to–riches, since this is the team whose fans once wore bags over […]

Feb 012010
 
Jay Novacek's Loss a Mortal Reminder That We Are All the Same

Sometimes we forget. We analyze, criticize, immortalize, and demonize professional athletes every day. We worship them. We love them. We follow t hem. We hate them. We berate them. We toss them aside. Then tragedy strikes and we are reminded that these men and women gifted with such extraordinary skills, living their lives on such […]

Feb 012010
 
Did NFC East Linemen Jason Peters and David Diehl Sabotage Romo in the Pro Bowl?

Something smelled fishy along the NFC’s offensive line in the fourth quarter of the Pro Bowl last night. The smell was so rank it raised a troubling question: did Pro Bowl 2010 feature two offensive linemen laying down on the job, giving defenders a free pass to the quarterback? Tony Romo haters will point out […]

Jan 282010
 
The 2010 NFL Pro Bowl in Miami: A Tradition is Born

The Pro Bowl is just days away, and for the first time since I was a starry-eyed kid, I am actually into it. Let’s face it: while the NFL stands alone among the major American professional sports organizations in matters of marketing, branding, and quality control, it lags far behind the others when it comes […]

Jan 232010
 
Jerry Jones to Martellus Bennett: "Tweet This!"

If you have ever watched MartyB TV on YouTube, or if you are a follower of Jupiter’s Crunch on Twitter, then you know what a Devil-may-care, fun guy Martellus Bennett is. From his rap about having “Jerry Jone (sic) money, iPhone money” his rookie year to hosting the controversial “Black Olympics” thing with his cousin, […]

Jan 222010
 
Jerry Jones Keeps Wade Phillips Around: Surprised?

Shhh. Listen. Do you hear that? It is crickets chirping all over the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and Dallas Cowboys Nation in general. Jerry Jones announced yesterday that he is keeping Wade Phillips on as head coach, and besides the few radical fans that respond violently and vociferously to any piece of Cowboys’ news, his announcement […]

Jan 202010
 
Cowboys and Chargers Meet in Stupor Bowl

Before the wild card round, I wrote an article predicting Super Bowl XLIV would feature the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys. After the wild card round, with San Diego home cooling their heels and the Cowboys summarily dismissing the Philadelphia Eagles 34-14, my prognostication skills were looking quite strong. Then came the divisional […]

Jan 172010
 
Dallas Cowboys' Wade Phillips Contributes To Playoff Loss in Minnesota

Just when I am reluctantly purchasing my ticket for the Keep-Wade Phillips-Around-Another-Year bandwagon, he reminds me why I hate myself for even thinking such a thing. With the game still young, the offense moving the ball rather effectively, and the scoreboard clear of points, Ol’ Wade coached scared and stupid, sending in Sean Suisham to […]

Jan 142010
 
Brett Favre Versus Tony Romo: The Old Gunfighter and the Young Gun

Everyone knows that long before he packed his bags and took that boyish grin to Dallas, Tony Romo was a Wisconsin boy, a cheese head. Everyone knows he idolized the Green Bay Packers great, Brett Favre. Everyone knows that, in today’s NFL, there is no other quarterback whose game more closely resembles Favre’s than Tony […]

Jan 102010
 
For Dallas Cowboys, the "D" is for Domination

I am sure NBC’s stellar broadcast crew hoped for a better game to close out Chris Collinsworth’s inaugural season in the catbird seat. They would have loved a nail-biter, a classic, one for the ages. They didn’t get a nail-biter or a classic. They did get one for the ages. They got the game that […]