Dec 092013
 
Matt Prater breaks hallowed Tom Dempsey record, sadly...

Sunday, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater, aided by the thin air of the Mile High City, broke one of the coolest and most hallowed NFL records, when he booted a 64-yard field goal. Count me among the few old heads who hated to see the record fall. The prior record was set by the venerable [...]

May 162013
 
Blast from the past has passed on: Chuck Muncie dies at 60

Chuck Muncie dies and brings to life a flood of precious football memories for me and my generation of NFL fans. That is the thing about life. The longer you live, the more death is a part of it. People you looked up to, admired, whose careers you followed, who entertained and enthralled you in [...]

Feb 112013
 
Rob Ryan keeps up family tradition of oversell, under-deliver

Rob Ryan was fired by the Dallas Cowboys after a second consecutive 8-8 season, and after another year of his defense being incapable of holding onto a lead when handed to them. Of course, he considers himself a scapegoat and is (genuinely, I believe) shocked that Jerry Jones gave him the boot, according to Dan [...]

Nov 262010
 
Cowboys - Saints: How a Thanksgiving Day Massacre Became a Miracle

When the New Orleans Saints bolted to 17 points in just their first 15 offensive plays, the rude guests looked as if they would gobble up their hosts, the Dallas Cowboys, without so much as a “thank you,” belch contentedly, and maybe even take a nap somewhere around the fourth quarter. But these Cowboys are [...]

Jan 032010
 
Who Will Be The Team of the Teens?

Who will be The Team of the Teens? By that, I do not mean the team of kids between 12 and 19. I mean the team that will outshine all others in the 2010—2019 decade. The team that will record multiple Super Bowl victories. The team everyone else will hate and emulate at the same [...]

Dec 202009
 
Cowboys – Saints: The Night Perfection Wore a Star

It was supposed to be the perfect night. It was to be the perfect cherry atop the perfect season in the perfect place. New Orleans, the city hammered by Katrina and then pummeled by FEMA, would show the world their indomitable spirit and their unique ability to party their way through any sort of disaster [...]