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. […]

Jan 212014
 
The Richard Sherman rant: Intelligent, lucid...classless?

Let’s take a break from the woeful Cowboys and turn our attention to the hottest topic in sports: the Richard Sherman rant. Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman made perhaps the play of the year in the NFL when he ended the 49ers’ furious comeback bid by tipping a Kaepernick pass to a teammate. Interception in […]

Dec 262013
 
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett: The picture of consistency

A favorite preacher/pastor/mentor of mine, who is now in glory, used to love to use a famous Shakespeare quote. “Consistency,” he would say in his supremely authoritative and clarion voice, “Thou are a jewel.” I am inclined to agree. Unless, of course, you are consistently bad. Or, worse (if you happen to be in the […]

Jan 132013
 
Ray Lewis and the culture of convenient and celebrity Christianity

Last night, NFL pundits celebrated the illustrious career of one of the fiercest competitors to ever don an NFL uniform. From the analysts in the booth and studio to the hundreds of media types tweeting sentimental snippets, Lewis was hailed as a great leader, a great competitor, a great tackler…great, great, great. 1/3/13 -“Do you […]

Dec 282012
 
Silver and BlueBlood says goodbye to a banner year

2012 is almost in the books. For the Dallas Cowboys, the tale of this football year has yet to be told. But for Silver and BlueBlood (SBB), the books are all but closed. And, thanks to our faithful readers, Facebook friends and Twitter followers, it was far and away the best year yet, as I […]

Jan 152011
 
NFL Playoff Predictions, Divisional Week Edition

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 […]

Jan 142011
 
SilverandBlueBlood Exclusive Interview, Part One: Emmitt Smith Talks NFL Playoffs, NFL Lock-Out, and Running Backs

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 […]

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, […]

Dec 262010
 
2011 Super Bowl Betting: Odds Are the Odds Will Change

Get ready for an understatement or two, starting…now. Sports betting is big business. Super Bowl betting is the biggest of that very big business. It is also risky business: more so now because of free agency and because of the way the NFL schedules the toughest teams from the prior year against one another, giving […]

Oct 262010
 
Dallas Cowboys On The Yellow Brick Road to Nowhere

We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto. We’re not in the NFC East race anymore, either. We’re also not in the playoff picture. We’re not even relevant. The Monday night debacle between the Dallas Cowboys and their hated rivals from New York, the Giants, was surreal. I kept feeling like I was watching yet another re-run of […]