Saturday, October 23, 2010

Jerry Jones is Gnashing His Teeth About Now

Who'd a thunk that in the year that Arlington hosts the Super Bowl, it would also be hosting the World Series?  And that it would be the Rangers and not the Cowboys who are the talk of the town? 

I have to admit that I was a lapsed Rangers fan until .... NOW!   Forget the years of ineptitude in playing, pitching, coaching, and ownership.  These Rangers are GOOD and so fun to watch.  And don't they seem to be having a great time?  I just love Elvis, Ian, Michael, Nelson, Vlad, Josh, Benjie...and Cliff and Colby and....Ron and J.D. and Nolan and...just WOW! 

Since I know almost nothing about the Giants and the Phillies, I have no thoughts on who I would prefer us to play in the WORLD SERIES (Let me just say that again:  the WORLD SERIES).  Thoughts?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Finally some good news

The Rangers have won a playoff series for the first time ever. Ever. They were the only franchise to have never won a series. Cliff Lee won 2 games in the 5 game series. He struck out 23 batters, walked none( that is none) and allowed 1 run in each game.
Now the stinking Yankees.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wade should have b***h slapped that right corner on tv in front of God and everybody

I watched a good bit of the game when I wasn't so mad I turned it off and went to  read economics papers because it was more fun. That jenkins or jennings or jinx  kid is dead as a d-back from now on. Every ref in the league now knows he grabs on to everyone he gets near. I feel sorry for his girlfriend. They need to tape his hands together like a flipper. I haven't seen anyone beaten like that since Walter Mondale. I hope this kid disappears from the scene as fast. Jeez. i always rather liked wade Phillips but he is gone. Cowgirl fans better start a letter campaign to Cowher. He would get them back in jockstraps instead of petticoats. They would all be afraid he might bite them. Kudos to Romo though.  The guy is fun to watch.

Sports Flopalalooza

Well, so much for the greatest sports weekend ever.  Aggies lost, Rangers lost (twice), Cowboys lost.  The only good news is that Bama lost, though I wish it could have been to someone other than Coach Jackass Spurrier.  SC looked good, though.  I have seen them play a few times but until yesterday, I wasn't that impressed.  But could they please get a new mascot?

Speaking of mascots, the other day Oxey and I were talking about best and worst mascots.  We decided that a good mascot has to have some connection to the school, or city/state in which the school is located, but not be ridiculous (Horned Frogs, anyone?).  Some good mascots:  Texas Longhorns,  Oklahoma Sooners, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Purdue Boilermakers,  Florida Gators.  The mascot shouldn't be a generic animal:  no bears, lions, panthers, wildcats.  And sorry, but beavers, ducks, trojans, gamecocks, terps are just silly.  And some just make no sense:  Green Wave, Crimson Tide, Cardinal, Blue Devils...what up? 

And finally, I think I am going to watch all LSU games from now on. Or maybe I will just watch the last 2 minutes.  Les Miles has to be the luckiest coach in the universe.  If you didn't see the end of the game against Florida, look it up on the internet.  And if you didn't see the end the game against Tennessee the week before, find that one as well.  Just unbelievable.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

White Hat, Black Hat

The sports wonks in Dallas have been talking and writing about the Titans' defense this week.  The feeling seems to be that this defense is, at best, very physical, at worst a bunch of cheaters.  These guys lead the league in roughing-the-passer penalties and are tied for the most defensive penalties.  Of course, they also lead the league in sacks.  No surprise, I suppose, since Jeff Fisher is a Buddy Ryan protege.  In a column in today's Dallas Morning News,  Gerry Fraley urges the Cowboys to turn the other cheek, noting that in the Titans' 2 losses, their opponents did not retaliate.  On the other hand, in Titan wins, the opponents lost their
respective cools and had double-digit penalties by game's end.  According the Fraley, this is exactly what the Titans want.

I heard the great Drew Pearson interviewed on this topic by Randy Galloway on Friday and found his comments really fascinating.  Pearson said that if someone gave him a cheap shot, he made a point of getting the guy back at some point in the game.  When asked how he did it, Pearson said that he would wait for an opportunity to (legally, he said) clock the guy under the chin or upside of the head with an elbow or forearm.  Usually, he said, this would be on a running play, or sometimes in a pile.  He then said he thought it would be useful for the young receivers to talk to the veterans, like Pearson, to learn how to do this because the receivers coach, having never played, wouldn't know.

While I completely understand Pearson's point of view, I think that in the end, you have to behave as though nothing the other guy does bothers you.  Take a hit?  Just get up and trot back to the huddle.  Keep playing...DO NOT BACK OFF.  The absolute worst thing you can do is let the other guy know he is getting to you and if you retaliate, he knows.  If you change your game, he knows.  If you short-arm the ball, whine to the ref, change your route, run out of bounds to avoid a hit...he knows.  Don't be  p*****s.  Execute.  Win.  Winning is the best revenge.

Sports Extravapalooza

Round here, people are saying that this is the greatest sports weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth history.  Last night, we had high school football, as usual, but we also had the Stars season opener, which they won.  Today, we have no less than 3 college football games:  Baylor plays Tx Tech at the Cotton Bowl, during the State Fair;  A&M takes on Arkansas at the Death Star; and TCU plays Wyoming in Ft. Worth.  This afternoon, the Rangers go for the sweep in game 3 in their playoff series with Tampa Bay.   For soccer fans, FC Dallas starts its playoff series with Colorado tonight in Frisco and tomorrow the Cowboys wrap-up the weekend with a game here against the Titans.  Wow, sports overload.