Being the opening act for a megastar like Taylor Swift can be both a blessing and a curse. Let's face it: Stadium crowds are not known for their patience when it comes to waiting for the headliner; still, the chance for some big-time exposure is just too much for most acts to refuse.
That's the cas ... More >>
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 >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*Jerry Jones is desperate to break the Super Bowl attendance record, set at the Rose Bowl back in 1980. To do so, he needs to pack 104,000 into Cowboys Stadium. Or around it? He wants to sell ticke ... More >>
10. Cam Newton = Overrated. I take it back. He ain't better than Vince Young was at Texas.
9. Sure he's corny at times, but I love me some "Big Game" Brent Musburger.
8. Props to Auburn coach Gene Chizik for running a play to wind the clock down and set up a walk-off 19-yard field goal by We ... More >>
Cam can. And will.A year ago I was correctly predicting Alabama over Texas in college football's national championship game. In tonight's Oregon-Auburn clash my heart says Ducks but my head says no way the Tigers don't prevail.
10. Oregon usually wins with its spee ... More >>
So a bunch of us are sitting around on New Year's Day laughing at the empty seats at the Ticket City Bowl, gulping venison chili and combating our headaches with straight up hair o' the dawg. Suddenly, invited to our football-watching gala by a mutual friend, the Big Ten Buffoons show up.
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TCU is by far the best college football team in Texas. The Horned Frogs could have easily won the Big 12 this season. TCU, in fact, can beat any team in the country.
But even with the best defense in the country, TCU is defenseless against the BCS.
With another week of results from coll ... More >>
Tom Landry's StatueJohn Wooden had three golden rules that, come to think of it, would make us all better humans:
Be on time. Don't curse. Never criticize your friends.
The legendary UCLA basketball coach left our planet a worse place over the weekend, leaving behind a legacy of 10 national ... More >>
So, so very conflicted.
As I didn't back in 2006, I still don't get Dallas' obsession with the University of Texas. I know there's tons of alumni and it's the big state university and lone star pride and yadda, yadda and more yadda.
But it's Commerce Street, not Sixth Street. It's Reunion ... More >>
If you're not heading to Allen to catch Lil Wayne or headed to tonight's sweet, all-local neo-folk (and free) show at Trees or watching Texas beat Alabama in the BCS title game tonight, you might think about braving the frigid temperatures and heading down to Opening Bell Coffee and catching The ... More >>
See, that's the problem with the current bowl system. Even though they're 12-0 and good enough to beat any team in the nation, a TCU team playing for nothing but a bag of Tostitos shows up unmotivated and loses, 17-10, in the Fiesta Bowl.
If last night's game was a BCS quarterfinal, mind you ... More >>
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 Independence Bowl (Texas A&M and Georgia are a combined 13-11), let's again daydream of a world void of ... More >>
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 unlikely Congress can solve the BCS mess and put in place a viable playoff system. And it's very clear the ... More >>
A tie may be like kissing your sister, but what Texas pulled off Saturday in the Cotton Bowl was akin to drunken, relapse sex with your ex.
Sloppy. Ugly. Guilty. But yet, in the end somehow satisfying.
A combined 29 points. Eight turnovers. Key plays made by two different No. ... More >>