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  • In My Own Words: The Top 10 Memories of 2009
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    In My Own Words: The Top 10 Memories of 2009

    published Dec 31, 2009

    ​I could wax poetic about what a great year it was in 2009, or I could half-ass it on New Year's Eve and just remind you of the people and purposes I found intriguing over the last 12 months. Y... More >>

  • Mike Leach = Fired?! Arrrrrrrrrgh!
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    Mike Leach = Fired?! Arrrrrrrrrgh!

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​Texas Tech fires head football coach Mike Leach. Two words: Holy. Shit. A saddening, maddening day for Red Raider Nation. My take: It took two to tango, and both Leach and the James famil... More >>

  • NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 16

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback rating. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my w... More >>

  • Dallas Cowboys in the Pro Bowl: The Joy of Six

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​Punter Mat McBriar (he's forced a league-high 23 fair catches) seems a thorny omission and a case can be made for quarterback Tony Romo (five less touchdowns than Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, bu... More >>

  • Where's Greggo? In Wichita Falls. Sorta.
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    Where's Greggo? In Wichita Falls. Sorta.

    published Dec 29, 2009

    ​I found Greg Williams. On the radio. Again. Sounding coherent, opionated and refreshingly edgy. Sounding like, well, the Greggo you know and love. "I've had to hook my delay back up," says... More >>

  • Wade Phillips: From Stumbledoofus to Superdoofus?
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    Wade Phillips: From Stumbledoofus to Superdoofus?

    published Dec 28, 2009

    ​The defense is excelling. The December Demons are exorcized. The Dallas Cowboys are in the playoffs. But is head coach Wade Phillips back next season? I'm sticking to Phillips being a Dead ... More >>

  • BCS Playoffs: Round of 16

    published Dec 28, 2009

    ​While we're trying to figure out Florida coach Urban Meyer (one day it's his health; the next he just doesn't want to cede control) and muster up interest in this afternoon's Indepen... More >>

  • Wowboys 17, Deadskins 0: My Top 10 Observations
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    Wowboys 17, Deadskins 0: My Top 10 Observations

    published Dec 28, 2009

    ​10. I'm not ready to pronounce it Doomsday III just yet, but that's some impressive defense being played by your Dallas Cowboys. The team's first shutout in six years on the heels of holding t... More >>

  • Whitt's End: 12.25.09

    published Dec 25, 2009

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: It's Christmas. I'm on vacation. But, alas, I gotcha three gifts. *It was a better day when the C... More >>

  • Merry Christmas Eve! From Your 1986 Dallas Cowboys!!

    published Dec 24, 2009

    Next time I start to criticize your 2009 Dallas Cowboys, remind me that these are the dorks I used to root for. Jeff Rohrer ... Danny White ... Ron Fellows ... Gordon Banks ... Bill Bates ... Everson... More >>

  • Texas Rangers Fans Can Again Dream Of A Merry Baseball, With The Departure Of Owner Tom Hicks

    published December 24, 2009

    Let's see, in the last week we've been blessed with a Dallas Mavericks victory sans Dirk Nowitzki over an elite NBA team (Cleveland Cavaliers),... More >>

  • Wowboys 24, Aints 17: My Top 10 Observations
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    Wowboys 24, Aints 17: My Top 10 Observations

    published Dec 21, 2009

    ​Okay, I'm technically on vacation. But I know the drill. When a dude predicts the Cowboys will lose 45-10 and is flat dead ass wrong, he needs to show up to take his Season's Beatings. Right? ... More >>

  • Whitt's End: 12.18.09
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    Whitt's End: 12.18.09

    published Dec 18, 2009

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dallas Cowboys' fans left training camp convinced they had three above-average running back... More >>

  • The Big Eazy. What's Dat?

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​I love me some journalism. But, God, do I hate me some English. Through and threw. Chord and chat. Axe and aks. And when they're finished, somehow buildings aren't builts. In America they're... More >>

  • Roger Staubach is Super Man
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    Roger Staubach is Super Man

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​He's always been Captain America. These days Roger Staubach has evolved into a different kind of hero: Super Man. As in, he's the face of Super Bowl XLV, coming to North Texas in 2011. Sa... More >>

  • Chuck Greenberg > Tom Hicks. Texas Rangers = Texas Rangers?
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    Chuck Greenberg > Tom Hicks. Texas Rangers = Texas Rangers?

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​Lots of positives on the sale of your Texas Rangers from Tom Hicks to Pittsburgh sports attorney Chuck Greenberg. *First and foremost, Hicks will be a minority voice, but one with zero say... More >>

  • Roy Williams Crowns Saints, Then Guarantees Cowboys Will Beat Them. What?
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    Roy Williams Crowns Saints, Then Guarantees Cowboys Will Beat Them. What?

    published Dec 16, 2009

    ​I'm starting to think Dallas Cowboys' receiver Roy Williams is just kind of kooky. The Hook 'em Horns sign after rare touchdowns. The game-day Michael Jackson outfits. The, um, contr... More >>

  • Richie Whitt
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    Roger the Dodger Gets Called Back to Lead One More Super Bowl Drive

    published December 17, 2009

    Captain America is up to no good. While waiting for his mocha frappuccino at a Starbucks near DFW Airport, the man with one of the... More >>

  • BCS Playoffs: Round 1

    published Dec 16, 2009

    ​With our alternative to the BCS offered up, nothing else to do than to let it play out. Food expert/football junkie Dave Faries, take it away ... Given its record in other matters, it's unlike... More >>

  • Thomas O. Hicks: In Memoriam

    published Dec 16, 2009

    ​With his decision to sell the Texas Rangers to Pittsburgh sports attorney Chuck Greenberg, long-time owner Tom Hicks will willingly, yet grudgingly step into the shadows of Metroplex baseball.... More >>

  • What's On Your Christmas Wish List?

    published Dec 15, 2009

    ​That question, of course, is a trick 'em, dick 'em way of telling you - psst! - here's what's on my list. What I don't want in my stocking this Christmas: Coal. A Snuggie. Tiger Woods' slopp... More >>

  • Seriously Now, You Think the Dallas Cowboys Will Make the Playoffs?

    published Dec 15, 2009

    ​As I've said since since, oh, I dunno, last January, this Dallas Cowboys' season was doomed the moment owner Jerry Jones decided to bring back head coach Wade Phillips. There were times when... More >>

  • NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 15

    published Dec 15, 2009

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback rating. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my w... More >>

  • Where the Folk Do We Go From Here?

    published Dec 14, 2009

    ​Okay, so now what? Blame long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur? Said owner Jerry Jones after Sunday's loss to the Chargers, "I don't believe we've got a holder problem." Well mutha-effin'-duh! Now ... More >>

  • Pugs & Kelly: Taking the Merry Out of Christmas

    published Dec 14, 2009

    ​Question: Can you get divorced if you're not married? Answer: Yes, according to Pugs & Kelly. Yes you can. Unless there's a last-minute reconciliation ongoing as we speak, Pugs will go on ... More >>

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