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AFC East

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    NFC/AFC Championships 2013: Predictions Based on The Football Albums

    This weekend, the NFC and AFC Championship rounds will pit such heavyweights as the Baltimore Ravens against the Peyton Mannings, The Green Bay Packers against the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Blinding Highlights against the Atlanta Falcons and a game I won't mention for obvious reasons. We're h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Six Thoughts from Last Night's Cowboys Game, Which We Watched for Some Reason

    Justin Bitner is a local freelance writer. He last wrote for the Observer about FC Dallas. Oh, and sandwiches. As expected, the starters were firmly entrenched on the sidelines last night, having no intention of taking the field until postgame bro-hugs. The third and fourth deep, though, had to giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Introducing the NFL Playoffs of Food

    I've been looking forward to this series of posts since mid-fall, when our new Sportatorium folks joined the City of Ate fray. You see, I can think of no more perfect marriage than sports and food. And I consummate this union every year with an annual football-themed degustation. Before you skewer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Time for a Pumpkin Beer Taste Test

    ​It's that time of year, when pumpkin flavored, scented, and shaped merchandise invades virtually every supermarket, convenient store, coffee shop, liquor store, restaurant and bar. Pumpkins are everywhere, and each year there's more pumpkin stuff to sift through. City of Ate wants to help yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Tony Romo's Top 5 Performances

    ​Jerry Jones said he was "outstanding" despite last week's loss to the Jets. Sunday afternoon in San Francisco the owner almost shed a tear in talking about the quarterback's gutsy performance in a 27-24 overtime victory over the 49ers. It's already been a controversial, mesmerizing, f ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2011

    Tony Romo Just Can't Help Himself

    That's why he keeps on hurting himself and his team.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    NFL Films, Snickers Get Leon Lett to Seek "Redemption" For '93 Thanksgiving Eff-Up

    ​No doubt you recall where you were at the exact moment Leon Lett cost the Dallas Cowboys a Thanksgiving Day victory over the Miami Dolphins in 1993. Me? I was icebound in Farmersville, cooped up with out-of-town family convinced it would be just fine to drive up to Collin County during a sleetsto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Jets 27, Cowboys 24: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Tony Romo negated some great throws -- you'll never see a prettier pass than the 64-yarder to Jason Witten -- with some bone-headed plays. His interception to Darrelle Revis should've never been thrown and how was everyone except the quarterback ready for the snap with :08 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.9.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *When Jerry Jones admits his team has to "walk before we can run," that's code for "rebuilding." 8-8. *The Jets may well kill the Cowboys Sunday, but aren't we glad Dallas isn't opening up ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011

    The Road to 8-8: A Week-by-Week Look at the 2011 Cowboys

    Because it wouldn't be a newspaper football preview without piss-in-the-wind game predictions.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    If You're a Cowboy$ Fan, on 9/11 Prepare to Cry. And Cringe.

    ​Sunday night at MetLife Stadium the New York Jets will hand out American flags to every fan, and an ass-whipping to America's Team. Remember the part about not betting with your heart, but your head? This is a primo example. I want the Cowboys to win their NFL regular-season open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Cowboys Roster Cuts: What We're Left With

    ​In the final analysis the Cowboys kept nine rookies, four undrafted free agents, two kickers and zero fullbacks. If you saw that coming, raise your Labor Day hand. Didn't think so. We did foresee the departures of Igor Olshansky, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and Montrae Holland, so not everythi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Pony Down: Craig James is Definitely Running for Senate, If This Video Is Any Indication

    A screengrab from the must-see video that follows​Celina-based American Craig James wears many hats, every last one of them red white and blue. He's an SMU legend. He's a former New England Patriot. He's a father who will go to any lengths to make sure his son gets the playing time he deserve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.29.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I know one practice doesn't make a career and, as Bill Parcells says, let's hold off on shipping that bust to Canton, but Cowboys' first-round draft pick Tyron Smith looks like a beast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Dear Miami, We Hate You. And Your Sports. Love, Dallas

    Miami has Colin Farrel's lame mustache. We have shirtless Matthew Mcconaughey. ​Recently our brotherly blog down here in Miami concocted a list of reasons why Miami is a better city than Dallas. Same ol', lame-o stuff. Calling us fat and redneck and boasting that "nobody's ever killed a sitting pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    My Mock NFL Draft: Don't Miss It, Even if Your Wife's in Labor

    Tyron Smith: The next Dallas Cowboy?​The Cowboys need help at safety. Their 2010 pass defense was the worst in the 50-year history of the storied franchise and two culprits were Gerald Sensabaugh and Alan Ball. Problem: The Cowboys won't take a safety with the 9th pick in tonight's NFL Draf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Cowboys' 2011 Schedule: 5 National TV Appearances; 10 Wins?

    ​It's like knowing what you're getting for Christmas. Being able to shake the gift-wrapped present for confirmation. But then having to wait for what feels like forever to actually open it. It's the NFL schedule, this year the ultimate tease. With the lockout mired in mediation and the NFL Dra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Q&A: Dallas Cowboys Tackle Marc Colombo Talks About His Metal Band Free Reign's Plans For The NFL Offseason and Imagines What Their Super Bowl Halftime Show Would Be Like

    Free Reign​For the past couple of years, local shredders Free Reign have been making their case as being the "heaviest" metal band around. And, with a lineup that boasts the 6-foot-8, 315-pound Dallas Cowboys tackle Marc Colombo on rhythm guitar and vocals, 6-foot-6, 355-pound Cowboys guard Leona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Listomania: The 15 Best NFL Team Anthems

    ​This whole "Super Bowl" thing has been pretty unavoidable this year -- and, for obvious reasons, infinitely more so in these parts than in years past. Then again, with media all over the place, thousands of out-of-town-guests, and an alleged 100,000 hookers (or not) converging in the metroplex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Ines Sainz: Nice Booty. Nicer Person.

    ​Super Bowl XLV's Media Center Radio Row over at the Sheraton was starting to die down last night when in walked a familiar face. And, I admit, an even more familiar caboose. Ines Sainz is the award-winning reporter for Mexico City's TV Azteca. You remember her from the flap with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Super Bowl Goes Into Overtime? Why, That Means Free Pizza!

    We heart you, free pizza.​If your team's one of the 30 NFL teams down-and-out come February, you probably won't care who wins in the Super Bowl, so maybe you should start cheering for pizza instead. If Super Bowl XLV reaches overtime, you'll be a winner. Of course, the odds are stacked against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Steelers 24, Jets 19: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Some of us said all week that with the way the Jets celebrated wildly in New England, it was if they'd already won their Super Bowl. Proved astute right out of the gate as the Steelers set the tone with a 15-play, 66-yard touchdown drive to open the game. The Jets weren't emoti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Okay Cowboys Fans, Who Are We Rooting Against This Weekend?

    Please. No. Can't take it.​Some of us -- guilty -- figured that this weekend your Dallas Cowboys would be hosting the NFC Championship Game, just one step from staying in town and becoming the first team in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl in its own stadium. Those plans, to say the leas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Look Who's NOT Coming to Dallas for Super Bowl XLV

    After a wildly entertaining weekend of the NFL playoffs, the following will not be playing in Arlington on February 6: *Michael Vick *Peyton Manning *Who Dat?! *The Dallas-born Kansas City Chiefs Despite intriguing story lines being buried, that was some damn skippy football. Three wins by ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Accountability, Shame and Wealth: A Review of My 2010 NFL Predictions

    ​You can say I botched my 2010 NFL prognostications. But you can't say I ran and hid from my errors. There's hope for me surviving this thing, as I have Big Ten Buffoonery dough coming in, tonight's Megamillions jackpot is up to $330 million and I actually sneaked by with a profit b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Cowboys 14, Eagles 13: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​How about a nice round of applause for Sam Merten? Nice job, Sam. Splendid actually. Thank you. And with that ... we now return to your regularly scheduled Sportatorium. 10. A year ago the Cowboys finished the regular season with a win over the Eagles. This year the Cowboys finished the regu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 15

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    This Christmas, All this Family Wants is for NFL Running Back Ricky Williams to Know He's Got A Home in Dallas

    Photos by Patrick MichelsRoss Williams, right, has been running right along with Ricky Williams through his football career, trying to convince the 1998 Heisman Trophy winner that he's his real father. Ross's brother Ray Williams, his daughters Patricia and Vernice and the rest of his family have jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 13

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 11

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 7

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a tradema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 3

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Dear Ines Sainz, Joe Avezzano Would Like to See You in the Locker Room. Tonight.

    ​Hey you. Over there. Yeah, you. The chick with the hair and the lips and the things and the big, bodacious, bountiful booty. What if you could get into an NFL locker room with your brains instead of your beauty? Interested? If so, no better place to start than Football 101 and no b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 2

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 1

    ​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 weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Whitt's End: 9.3.10

    ​ Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Texas Rangers' slogan this season: "It's Time". The Texas Rangers' situation on September 3: "It's Over." With 29 games remaining, the Rangers could go 14-15 and the A's would have to go 24- ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Super Bowl XLV: New York Jets Over Dallas Cowboys

    Super Bowl XLV preview?​Good news: Your Dallas Cowboys will play in Super Bowl XLV right here in our back yard, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington. Bad news: They'll lose to the New York Jets and - giggle - quarterback Mark Sanchez. So sayeth The Sporting News in its 2010 Pro Football Yearbook, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    The Top 10 People I Wish Failure Upon

    ​I've been known to be a glass-half-empty sorta guy. (Psst: I'm geniunely positive, I just like to play an a-hole in here and on 105.3 The Fan.) Last summer I wished failure upon the noggin' of one Terrell Owens. Whatdya know, he sucked in Buffalo and these days is without a job. Recently I t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Cowboys Thinking, Possibly Angling, For Texas Safety Earl Thomas?

    The next Dallas Cowboy? My name is Earl.​Source from Valley Ranch tells me this afternoon that Jerry Jones and Bill Parcells are talking. About? The Cowboys are considering trading their 1st- and 2nd-round picks in tonight's NFL Draft to move up to the Miami Dolphins' 12th overall pick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

    ​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 weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

    ​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 weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 22, 2009

    Neighborhood Services

    Goods things here are worth waiting for

  • Dining

    September 27, 2001

    'Boys Night Out

    How does a losing Cowboys season affect sports bars?

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