Archive for September, 2008

John Danks Pitches Sox Into Playoffs

John Danks was a first round draft pick by the Texas Rangers.  Tuesday night he pitched the White Sox to the American League Central Division title with 8 innings of shutout baseball.

Rangers GM Jon Daniels traded Danks to the White Sox for Brandon McCarthy.  BAD TRADE!!!

Daniels needs to be flogged in public for that trade.  IT WAS AWFUL.

Feel free to vent Rangers fans.

Rangers Season Wrap Up

I went to the Ballpark for the Rangers season wrap with GM Jon Daniels and manager Ron  Washington, two guys most in the media thought would not be back.

Wash spent a lot of the presser saying, “I agree with Jon”.

Daniels danced around a lot of things, like who the pitching coach will be, why attendance in Arlington tok a nosedive, and what he will do with his four catchers.  He did admit pitching is the top priority.

Daniels also confirmed what team president Nolan Ryan comments that they will not be in the mix for free agent pitchers C.C. Sabathia or Ben Sheets.

Wash and JD feel like they have a plan and want to keep going forward. 

Will 2009 be the year the Rangers breakthrough?  Daniels danced around that topic as well.

T.O. Tries To Speak With Romo

Calvin Watkins of the Morning News has a good relationship with T.O.   That means he listens to him whine and complain off the record ALL THE TIME.

He got the scoop T.O. spoke with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo after the game.  You know, it’s always about him.

Owens, despite having 18 passes thrown his way in the loss to Washington, had what was deemed a serious conversation about the offense with quarterback Tony Romo after the game, according to multiple sources.

The types of routes and throws are what concerns Owens, the sources said. The receiver, who the sources said was venting to Romo about his frustrations, has not liked how some of the throws were coming from the quarterback as far back as the season opener.

T.O. needs to be a better team player, but he is who is his.  He is like a child which is sad because he is 34 years old.

T.O. Is Team Me

After the game Terrell Owens met with the media to let them know he needed to get the football more.

They sent 30% of the offense his way.

But he was all about his touches after the game, “Everybody recognized that I wasn’t really getting the ball in the first half,” Owens said. “I’m pretty sure everybody watching the game recognized it, people in the stands recognized it, I think my team recognized it. I didn’t quit. I kept fighting and trying to running my routes and trying to get open.”


Cowboys Lose

The Redskins came out and played a better football game. 

Two stats tell the game.  161 yards of rushing and 38 minutes time of possession.

The Redskins controlled the clock and kept the Cowboys offense off the field.  Nice job by rookie head coach Jim Zorn.

The Cowboys only ran the ball 11 times.  That is shameful.

Marion Barber only had 8 carries.  I’m sorry isn’t he a Pro Bowl running back? 

Jason Garrett is the highest paid NFL assistant and he didn’t do a good job of halftime adjustments and he gave up on the run too quick.

Brian Stewart’s defense had 12 men on the field and lost the opportunity to get the ball and time back in the 4th quarter.  Even head coach Wade Phillips couldn’t defend it.

Who Should Be #1..Alabama

Oklahoma will get plenty of votes for #1.  I say it should be Alabama.

My reason, they have beaten better teams so far in the season.  Two teams who were ranked in the Top Ten.  Clemson and Georgia.   And Bama didn’t get to play either team at home.

I got some back up on this as well.  Click here.  And here too.

Tide Is Rolling Again

St. Nick Saban is worth every penny.  Every last nickel.

Break out the Golden Flake potato chips because the Alabama Crimson Tide is legit.  I’m talking national championship legit after they went to Georgia and laid it on the 3rd ranked Bulldogs. 

 41-30 was the final score but it was 31-0 Bama at the half.   Bama is now 5-0.

The Birmingham News is getting on the St. Nick sled,

It wasn’t a funeral. Quite the opposite.

It was a rebirth.

Alabama welcomed thoughts of a national championship back into its world, as a once storied powerhouse took a monster step toward reclaiming a position among football’s elite.

My Cowboys Crystal Ball

I’m looking into the crystal ball and it’s telling me the Cowboys will win today over the Redskins.

I am looking deep…..very deep for a score.

Cowboys 32  Redskins 17.

BTW, I’m 3-0 on my picks this year.  I was one of the bold media who picked the Cowboys to win in Green Bay last week.

My Cowboys-Packers Prediction

****Editor’s Note….we saved it and didn’t post it.  But it was written before the Packer game.

This is a game in which we will see if the Cowboys are the mentally tough club they need to be, if they are going to a Super Bowl.

The Cowboys won a shootout at Texas Stadium on Monday Night and now they have to show they have the guts turn around on a short week and get back to work on the road against a unbeaten Green Bay football team.

This will be a very hard game.  The Cowboys have never won in Green Bay….ever.  Not since the franchise was founded in 1960.

All the pundits are taking the Packers at home.

I’m going to go against the grain.  I will take the Cowboys 28-24. 

Tonight should be another night in the growing legend of Tony Romo.  The kid from Burlington, Wisconsin, comes home to break the hearts of Packer fans on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

Romo is pretty darn good on Sunday Night Football.  He is 4-0.

Is It Time To Run Off Joe Pa And Bobby Bowden

Joe Paterno is Penn State Football.  Bobby Bowden made Florida State a championship program.

But….all good things never last.

Even the great Tom Landry didn’t see it was time to go after he went 3-13 so Jerry Jones bought the Cowboys and fired him. 

Gregg Doyel of pens a harsh, but true column on two coaching legends of college football who need to retire.

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