Archive for May, 2007

What I Like About Nashville

The NFL owners meetings was my 1st chance to go to Nashville.

Broadway Street was cool. Lots of restaurants and live bars. Museums, the arena where the Nashville Predators play and stadium for the Titans is on this street.

It all right next to the Cumberland River.

They had a tremendous jazz station and the all the country music you could want to hear.

The weather was super, no humidity.

We stayed a a nice hotel, Loews Vanderbilt, across from Vanderbilt University. Vandy is not a cheap school either.

We ate at the Ruth’s Chris steak house. Filet, spinach, and the sweet potato cassarole hit the spot for me on Monday and Tuesday night.

I really enjoyed meeting Harold Ford. He was a congressman who lost the senate race in Tennessee. He was a nice guy. He told us, “Spend all the money you want to here”.

All and all, if I had to make another business trip to Music City, USA, I’d look forward to it.
Nashville is very underrated.

Newy Scruggs

Jerry’s Legacy

Nashville will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Jones family.

They won their Super Bowl bid in Music City, USA, and now on Feb. 6th, 2011, Jerry Jones and the city of Arlington will host Super Bowl XLV

This will be Jones’ legacy.

He won 3 Super Bowls as an owner, but the Cowboys had a already set a league record with 5 Super Bowl appearances before Jones bought the club in 1989.

Jones got Arlington to help him build a stadium, but that had been done before in Cowboys history with Texas Stadium opening up in 1971.

Now Jones stands alone as the man who helped bring a Super Bowl to North Texas.

This will probably not be the last one. He’ll pray for good weather in 2011 and if he can get that I expect Arlington to enter the Super Bowl rotation.

The NFL will not play its championship game in California anytime soon. San Diego’s stadium is too old. The Bay Area has nothing to offer.

New Orleans may not be able to get back in the rotation because the city is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

Armed with 100-thousand seats and over 230 suites, JerryWorld will always have a chance to land the biggest game in American sports.

Look for multiple Super Bowls, NCAA mens and womens Final Fours, the Cotton Bowl, Big 12 Championships in football and basketball.

Jones will go down as the man who brought big time sporting events back to North Texas.

Newy Scruggs

Quincy Carter Suspended In AF2

Former Cowboys and Jets quarterback Quincy Carter keeps pushing that NFL comeback further and further away.

Since having to take a $200 a week job ($250 if they win) as a quarterback in af2 for the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings you’d think the guy would go to meetings.

Carter has been suspended 2 weeks for missing scheduled team meetings.


Somebody needs to let Quincy in on a secret… he’ll never play in the NFL again. Give up on this little football dream. It’s all over, take it like a man.

He’s in af2, the minor league for the Arena Football League.

Newy Scruggs

Hank Blalock Is Down

The Rangers are putting the 3rd baseman on the D-L. This is from the A.P. wire:

Blalock will undergo surgery Monday to remove a rib. He’s been diagnosed with a condition that affects the nerves passing through the shoulder and into the neck.

The two-time All-Star was hitting two-85 (.285) with five home runs and 16 R-B-I’s.

The Rangers didn’t immediately announce a roster move.


Folks, this is baseball’s version of the Titanic. I’ll be surprised if this club wins 75 games.

Hello last place.

Newy Scruggs

Rangers Close To Rock Bottom

Let’s see, the Rangers are just one win ahead of Kansas City. Texas has the 2nd worst record in the American League.

Today, they are trying not to get swept by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Sad. This organization is in bad shape.

Newy Scruggs

Super Bowl In Arlington?

Houston has hosted the Super Bowl two times. Super Bowl VIII at Rice Stadium and Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium.

Next week in Nashville, Arlington will get its chance to make a presentation to the NFL owners.

The finalists are Arizona, Indy, and North Texas. I say it’s down to Indy and North Texas since Arizona will host the Super Bowl in 2008.

Indy and Arlington are building new stadiums. The NFL has hooked up cities who have taken care of the home team with a new fancy stadium.

Jerry World is expected to be the 9th wonder of the world.

It think this is Arlington’s to lose. We’ll find out at noon next Tuesday. NBC 5 is all over this story.

Newy Scruggs

Sad/Happy Day For Dirk

Dirk Nowitzki was awarded the 2006-07 NBA MVP award at the American Airlines Center this morning.

Folks, it was a sad press conference. Dirk was excellent and addressed the fact he was disappointed because the Mavericks were out of the playoffs right out of the gate in his acceptance speech.

He should have. Dirk didn’t come through in the playoffs and it hurts. Now people are wondering if he should have won the award (yes).

It’s tough to feel good about being named the best basketball player in the world when the last two playoff series you were in you didn’t play well and your team failed (The 2006 NBA Finals and the 1st round loss to the 8th seeded Golden State Warriors).

“Honestly, this is a tough day for me,” the first ever European born player to win the award said.

“Let’s face it, these are not great circumstances. As time passes — 20 or 30 years from now — I’ll look back at this as a very special day. But right now, it’s tough.”

I felt sorry for the guy. He was almost apologetic about winning the thing, the first player in Mavs history no less.

There was no sold out building with 20-thousand Mavs fans chanting, “MVP, MVP, MVP” as NBA commish, David Stern, handed him the award. No jumbotron video going full of
Dirk-ilicious slam dunks and three point bombs. Just a room full of reporters, three teammates, and team officials to congratulate the 7-foot German.

Mavs owner, Mark Cuban, teared up. He knows some fans and media are down on his franchise player.

Hopefully, Dirk can enjoy his MVP in the future. Today, he didn’t.

Newy Scruggs

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