Mar 182011
 
Guerrilla Warfare: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Takes Battle to the Trenches

Call it guerrilla warfare— or gorilla warfare, if you prefer. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decided to be the 800 pound gorilla in the living room of every NFL player. Unsuccessful in moving the NFLPA so much as an inch in the owners’ direction during mediation, Goodell has taken the fight to the trenches. He sent [...]

Mar 172011
 
NFL Lockout: Jerry Jones, Adrian Peterson, and other Reasons to Boycott the NFL

What is the NFFFL? Stick with me, and I will tell you. About the time you figure out which side you support in the NFL lockout, someone on that side makes a remark that makes you think twice. One thing that has become painfully obvious to me is that the concern for the fan is [...]

Feb 092011
 
Bruce Thornton: Former Dallas Cowboy Talks Football, Life, and Life Without Football

Bruce Thornton is a big man. During the Premiere League flag football game, put on by the NFL Players Association the Friday night before the Super Bowl, I spotted him (well, I could not have missed him) in the media bullpen, towering over the rest of us. It is hard to believe, but I recognized [...]

Feb 072011
 

I was invited by the NFL Players Association to cover the first annual edition of the Legends Brunch on Sunday morning. I don’t mean to name-drop, but Deacon Jones, “Mean” Joe Greene (a native Texan, you know), Jack Youngblood, Ronnie Lott, Floyd Little and John Lynch were there…along with others.

Feb 052011
 
Getting Down in Downtown Dallas: NFLPA Throws Biggest Party of Super Bowl Week

In Texas, Friday night lights can mean one thing, and one thing only: Football, baby. Last night, the NFL Players Association gave new meaning to the term with their NFL Players party, held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Dallas, beneath the bright lights of the iconic Reunion Tower. Outside, the roads were ice-covered and [...]

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 [...]

Dec 132010
 
Dallas Cowboys Celebrate the Michael Vick-tory on Sunday Night Football

I am mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take it anymore! The love fest at the conclusion of what was almost the perfect Sunday Night Football game ruined the whole night for me.The way the vanquished Dallas Cowboys embraced the victorious Philadelphia Eagles, you would think they had just completed a closed-door corporate merger [...]

Oct 182010
 
The 2010 Dallas Cowboys: Who Can Figure?

Imagine Albert Einstein failing a remedial math course. Or Michelangelo unable to stay inside the lines on a paint-by-number picture. Or Roy Rogers constantly being thrown by Trigger. Or Isaac Newton staring blankly at that fallen apple. Any of these make as much sense to me as the 2010 version of the Dallas Cowboys sporting [...]

Oct 122010
 
Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Should Name Himself Head Coach

The recent bye week for the Dallas Cowboys ought to have been the bye-bye week for coach Wade Phillips. I have tried to imagine the tirade Jimmy Johnson would have gone on after his team, favored by many— if not most— NFL pundits to represent the NFC in the first-ever Dallas/Fort Worth area version of [...]