Whitt's End

Whitt's End: 2.4.11

Page 2 of 2

*The Madden video game says Steelers 24, Packers 20 and that receiver Mike Wallace will be the MVP. Maurkice Pouncey's possible return to the lineup is huge for Pittsburgh, which I think is the better team with the better focus. All week the Packers have been playful and loose while the Steelers -- other than Ben Roethlisberger's late night at a piano bar in Fort Worth -- have been focused and no-nonsense. Give me Steelers 20, Packers 17 with the game-winning field goal by former Cowboy kicker Shaun Suisham. But don't trust me, I figured the Cowboys would be playing on Sunday. Prognosticating is hard. Right, Delkus?

*Hope the weather doesn't cancel this neat event, but it's postponed already and now the snow is probably putting another damper on it. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his Starter brand are supposed to unveil a refurbished football field over in Pleasant Grove today at noon. Also scheduled to attend were Mayor Tom Leppert and rapper Ludacris. The plan called for a new field, scoreboard, bleachers, uniforms, balls. The works. I know the weather is stalling a lot of Super Bowl partying, but the cancellation of this event would actually suck.

*Wonder why a bigger deal hasn't been made this week about Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers dating Erin Andrews? And, speaking of Romo and celebrity quarterbacks, how lambasted would the Cowboy be if he pulled a Roethlisberger during Super Bowl week?

*I don't have to pull for Deion Sanders, because he's a no-brainer Hall of Famer in tomorrow night's announcement. But, personally, I'm pulling against Charles Haley. As a player, hell yes, he deserves it. But as a person, he was a total dick, treating me, the media and anyone he damn well pleased like dog shit at Valley Ranch in the '90s. I saw him routinely bump into writers who were interviewing other players. He sometimes announced my entrance into the locker room with "Richie Shit!" (Which, I gotta admit, was/is pretty funny.) He once fired rolls of athletic tape at me until Troy Aikman persuaded him to stop. And one day I asked for a one-minute interview only to be told "No, white boy. Never for you. Ever!!" My transgression? I wrote how Haley was an asshole in San Francisco. He did nothing to prove me wrong.

*This weekend? Super Bowl. Sleep. Then, come Monday, a cool announcement Monday at 4 on 105.3 The Fan that will particularly excite those of you who like your sports run a little faster than football. Don't be a stranger.

KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Richie Whitt
Contact: Richie Whitt

Latest Stories