Jan 272014
 
High Lonesome | The Dallas Cowboys are an important part of NFL history, but are they just...history?

The cowboy is perhaps the most romantic figure in American history. From gunfights at high noon to fighting off hostile Indians to cattle drives along the Chisholm Trail, the mystical cowboy with his rough-and-tumble persona, his indomitable spirit, and his simple, straightforward idea of justice, blazed the trail for westward expansion. But that was then. [...]

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 [...]

Sep 062013
 
Peyton Manning ties NFL record for touchdowns in a game, ruins perception of old school NFL

On the opening night of the 2013-14 NFL season, against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, Peyton Manning became the sixth member of an elite NFL club by throwing seven touchdowns in a single game. It has been 44 years since that feat was last accomplished. I have two things to point out today: [...]

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 [...]

Jan 262011
 
Super Bowl XLV: Packers, Steelers Open Old Wounds in Big D

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 [...]

Jul 232009
 
The Best Game Ever: A Book Review

“Early in the third quarter, the Giants had their backs to the wall, just as they had all season. They were an established NFL power in America’s greatest city, with a lineup of star athletes expected to dominate the league for years to come…” So writes Mark Bowden, author of The Best Game Ever. With [...]