Archive for June, 2007

Sammy Vs. The Cubs

Sammy Sosa needs one more homer to make it to 600.

His old team, the Chicago Cubs, come to Arlington on Tuesday.

It would be fitting for him to mash #600 against the club that gave him is fame and tried to kick him in the butt out the door.

Look for this 3-game set to bring in a lot of fans to Arlington….Cubs fans.

Newy Scruggs

Consider Kobe?

Hey, Kobe is back demanding a trade out of Lakerland.

The Mavericks have to get on the phone and see what the deal is. If Kobe is asking to be moved to Phoenix, the Mavericks must make a phone call.

Of course, you don’t even mention Dirk Nowitzki as a trade piece. You tell them to look at everyone but Devin Harris and Dirk.

At the end of the day, if the Mavs keep their club together, they’ll be in great shape.

I do think the thought of Kobe and Dirk playing together would be incredible. I don’t think it will happen, but it’s fun to talk about.

Newy Scruggs

Spurs Envy

Call it Spurs envy. There is a lot of that going around North Texas. This is the worst sports apathy I’ve seen around here this decade.

After the Mavs went toes up, we saw the local PGA events struggle to bring in top golfers to DFW and now we all have to suffer through another bad summer of Rangers baseball.

Personally, I did not watch a full game of the NBA Finals. The lack of offense played by the Spurs and Cavs was rough on my eyes. The all time low in TV ratings reflected how many people across the country just didn’t care.

Somebody please get the NBA back on NBC!!!! They got fans to watch.

I can’t help but think if the Mavs could have gotten out of the first round against Golden State they could have gotten past Utah, an old San Antonio squad, and the offensively inept Cavs to win the 2007 Finals.

Well, they didn’t and I need to get over it. Call it Spurs Envy.

Newy Scruggs

Tony Romo Wants The Cash

After 11 starts and making the NFC Pro Bowl squad, Cowboys QB Tony Romo wants his cake.

Romo says he wants a new deal before the season starts. He’s got one year left at 1.5 million.

How much do you pay him?

Personally, I wouldn’t pay Romo… yet. Make him play another season and then let him cash in.

Let’s be honest, making the Pro Bowl in the NFC is not a big deal.

Now if Romo had made the AFC squad, that would be something.

The AFC boasts Carson Palmer, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Steve McNair, Philip Rivers, Vince Young, and Ben Roethlisberger. Four of those QB’s have taken clubs to the Super Bowl.

I’d like to see more of Romo before giving him a 50 million dollar deal. If he’s great in ’07, then pay him. Franchise him if you have to.

If Romo is not the real deal or gets injured, the Cowboys then used one of their two 1st round draft picks on a QB.

Nothing motivates a player like the last year of his contract. GM Jerry Jones should keep Romo motivated.

Newy Scruggs

Big 12 Needs A New Leader

After nearly 10 successful years, Kevin Weiberg, is leaving his post as the Big 12 commissioner.

The man did some very good work.

He’s leaving to become an executive for the new Big Ten TV Network.

Now the person they need to look at to replace him would be Christine Plonsky.

She’s the women’s AD at Texas.

Newy Scruggs

"Ocean’s 13" Review

Wait for the DVD to come out.

Ocean’s 13 was the worst of the three remakes.

Old plot. Rob another casino against all odds.

They went from Julia Roberts (Ocean’s 11), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Ocean’s 12) to Ellen Barkin.

As Elmo says, “Which one of these doesn’t fit?”

Al Pacino is the villain but this movie is too predictable.

Save your money at the box office.
Newy Scruggs

Dale Jr. Made The Right Move

They win championships at Rick Hendrick Motorsports.

That’s why Dale Earnhardt Jr. had to roll with them. This will be a great race team in 2008.

Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson will show him how to work and get to the level he needs to be a NASCAR champion.

Dale Jr. is no youngster anymore. He’s in his 30’s. It’s time to win a title.

Now Dale Jr. fans will have to stop throwing trash at Gordon since they are teammates.

Newy Scruggs

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