On Friday night, Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was picking apart Oklahoma's defense en route to an impressively lopsided 41-13 victory in the Cotton Bowl. On Saturday, he went out to celebrate. TMZ posted pictures of the Heisman Trophy winner partying at Dallas' Ave ... More >>
It's not a matter of if, but merely when. The Big 12 is kaput. When the Board of Regents at OU and Texas yesterday empowered their respective school presidents (David Boren and Williams Powers) to explore new conference affiliations, it officially signaled the beginning of the end for the I ... More >>
Because it wouldn't be a newspaper football preview without piss-in-the-wind game predictions.
As we speak I'm told University of Texas president Bill Powers and athletic director DeLoss Dodds are planning an informal lunch with state power brokers at Barton Creek Country Club in Austin to discuss the feasibility of the Longhorns becoming a football independent. Hell ... More >>
Jealous and impotent until the bitter end, the Aggies try to flee for the SEC.
Like a lot of Aggie traditions, how is their nonsensical, yet sacred War Hymn going to sound in the SEC? Good bye to Texas University; So long to the orange and white Imagine the curious looks in Florida's Swamp when the Aggies, trailing 42-7 in the third quarter, start singing about abo ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Just stop it with the calls for Stephen McGee to get more playing time, or even be elevated to No. 2. Watch the game. He's horrible. He can overcome sloppy footwork, inaccuracy and a lack ... More >>
And a little movie about the Mustangs' downfall isn't hurting either.
One thing I will do is admit when I'm wrong. And Aggies fans, I was wrong about this one and y'all were right. Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson was indeed good enough to be a first-round draft pick. In the United Football League. The Hartford Colonials last night made Johnson the firs ... 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 >>
Danielle Adams: Charlotte Barkley?And you thought I was actually going to blab about women's basketball? Okay, here goes: Texas A&M beat Notre Dame for the National Championship last night. Love coach Gary Blair, who cut his coaching teeth at South Oak Cliff High School. But, let's be ... More >>
As we noted a couple of weeks back, former DeSoto High School Eagle and Texas A&M Aggie Von Miller is among the high-profile plaintiffs named in the lockout class action brought against the National Football League. His name's right there alongside the likes of Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Payto ... 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 >>
Sports bars and any restaurant with a giant-ass television will be packed tonight with football fans watching the Cotton Bowl, so head on over to Nana (2201 Stemmons Freeway) for Friday Night Flights. The popular monthly wine series is back with an evening dedicated to Syrah wines. Sample wi ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *A sentence I thought I'd never live long enough to type: The American League Championship Series -- Texas Rangers v. New York Yankees -- starts one week from today at Rangers Ballpark in ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sobering number right outta the gate: Since July 1 the Texas Rangers are 42-40. Are we fooling ourselves thinking they're an elite team that can actually win a playoff series against one of the ... More >>
Not sure I get all the hype over Texas this year. I know the Big 12 media picked Oklahoma to win the South, but Texas is ranked No. 4 by Sports Illustrated and - uh-oh - on the cover this week. Last time I checked UT lost a quarterback named Colt McCoy and a receiver called Jordan Shipley an ... More >>
The media hath spoken in regards to the 2010 Big 12 Conference football season and the winners are ... Oklahoma. And Nebraska. We'll get to the full pre-season predictions after the jump, but in picking OU over Texas in the South apparently the Big 12 media thinks Landry Jones will be a bett ... More >>
Patrick MichelsTom Leppert gives a nod to the backers who helped the Cotton Bowl land the new Dallas Football Classic, which has a banner of its own, even if it's not as big.Hand-wringers who said the Cotton Bowl would sit empty now that the Cotton Bowl Classic took its wagons west to Arlington c ... 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 >>
Dear Oklahoma, I am indeed a bitch. Sincerely, Karma Last year the Oklahoma Sooners were whipped by the Texas Longhorns in their annual mid-October showdown in the Cotton Bowl. Both teams lost one game all season, yet somehow - inexplicably - it was Oklahoma, through a discombobulated nation ... More >>
What the eff? Oh, okay, I'm in a good mood. How about a D-ish?When the Dallas Cowboys kick off the regular season in Tampa Bay in T-minus 12 days, their rookies will be all but invisible. The Cowboys drafted 12 players. Three of those - kicker David Buehler, linebacker Victor But ... More >>
First the BCS pushes Texas into the also-ran category and now this. The 28th National Beef Cook-Off is asking home cooks to submit "Sonoma-style" recipes for this year's contest.That's right, think simple, light and (above all) colorful...which can probably be achieved by carving thin slices of meat ... More >>
The beast that ate Dallas. Is it possible to up and move a river? Because if so, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will slap a “wide load” banner on the Trinity River project and steer it toward Tarrant County any day now. And the JFK museum, and Deep Ellum and the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. In su ... More >>
Today is a great day. Because this season’s Cowboys disappointment officially becomes last season’s memory. And next season? It’s now this season. As for 2008, the Cowboys are again heating up trade talks for Pacman Jones (but really, how could they get any hotter?). They are licking their ch ... More >>
After the AT&T Cotton Bowl game packs up and leaves Dallas in January 2009, our grand old decrepit/refurbished Fair Park stadium will almost immediately host another college football bowl game. So says State Fair of Texas president Errol McKoy."I'll say it with certainty," McKoy told Unfair Park Tue ... More >>
This is Desmond Howard before his brain fell out of his head. Where's the helmet when you need it? I take it back. Female sideline reporters are not the biggest wastes of time on TV. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: Desmond Howard. Yes, that one. Won the Heisman Trophy at Michigan in 1991. I ... More >>
Even a good Longhorns fan has to acknowledge that Kyle Field's one of the greatest college football venues ever. The Cotton Bowl, not so much. For a year now, Mayor Laura's been banging the same drum: If, which is to say when, the annual Texas-Oklahoma game finally leaves Dallas and moves back to Au ... More >>
Writing in the Austin American-Statesman today, sports columnist Kirk Bohls says the annual University of Texas-University of Oklahoma game at the Cotton Bowl is damned near a done-gone deal: "'I think it's 80-20 that Texas will leave,' said someone with connections to both Texas and the Cotton Bo ... More >>
The career of Dallas sportswriter Jim Dent was skyrocketing, then booze and bad behavior caused a hard landing
A small town turns away from a football hero convicted of drug crimes
On the prosecution-biased Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, justice isn't blind. It's dumb.