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Someone Explain Tim Tebow to Me

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Tim Tebow is a conundrum, that’s for sure. He had seven or eight plays yesterday that were amazing. Against perhaps the best defense in the league.

Then, for the rest of the game, he looked approximately the way I would have out there.

But the seven or eight plays were enough to get the Denver Broncos the victory. I can’t explain it.

DJ Gallo over at ESPN looks at Eight Theories of Tim Tebow.…

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January 9th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

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Political Cartoon: Great Expectations

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So, does that make Tim Tebow the white Barak Obama?

Cartoon ©Copyright 2011 Keefe – All Rights Reserved.
Used with permission.

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October 17th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Vince Young to the Eagles

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All indications are that Vince Young and the Philadelphia Eagles have reached a deal for a one year contract, just one day after he was released by the Tennessee Titans (who are now dead to me).

Not bad considering the rumors yesterday that the market for Vince was drying up. It seems a whisper campaign by Jeff Fisher can only do so much.

In any case, I’m conflicted on this deal.

On the one hand, it could be a great …

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July 29th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Jerry Jones could learn something from Mark Cuban

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Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, and Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, have a lot in common. They both have egos as big as the city of Dallas.

But Mark has several qualities we’ll never see from Jerry. He has a humbleness that allowed him to put his team first. He did not speak publicly from when the Mavs won the Western Conference Championship to when they won the World Championship. And he said next to nothing …

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June 13th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Don Meredith Passes

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It has just been reported that former Dallas Cowboy and long-time sports announcer Don Meredith has died of a brain hemorrhage. He was 72.

Meredith played quarterback for the Cowboys from 1960 to 1968.

That was before my time, but I remember him for his work as a sportscaster, most notably for Monday Night Football from 1977 to 1984. MNF has never been as good as it was with Meredith and Howard Cosell.

Meredith’s wife, Susan, and his daughter were …

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December 6th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

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Separated at Birth: Brad Childress and Les Grossman

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During last weekend’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints, the Wife observed on the striking resemblance between Brad Childress, the Minnesota head coach, and Les Grossman, Tom Cruise’s character from Tropic Thunder.

I had to agree.

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January 31st, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Dallas Cowboys’ First Preseason Game

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I stayed up way past my bed time last night to watch the entire Dallas Cowboys preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. Here are are some of my thoughts.

The audio for the telecast was awful. Sounded like it was coming across an old am radio.

The starting Dallas offense looked quite good. Romo spread the ball around well, and the timing was on for everyone, especially for a first game.

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Top Ten Best Football Movies

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Football season is long over. Even the fill-in-the-gaps events of the draft, recruiting and spring football are done for the year. And there are more than three months until football starts back up.

One way to fill the long hours until football returns is by watching football movies. Here, in my opinion, are the ten best.

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May 17th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Seven Big Twelve Players Drafted in First Round

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The Big Twelve Conference had a solid showing in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft, with seven players taken in the initial thirty-two picks.

The St. Louis Rams took Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith with the second pick. A 6′ 5″, 309 pound converted tight end, Smith was the first non-special teams All American for Baylor since 1995.

Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree was picked tenth by the San Francisco 49ers. Crabtree is easily the most talented receiver in this years draft, but dropped quite a few spots due to concerns over his attitude and resilience.

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Brian Orakpo to Washington Redskins

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Brian Orakpo, former defensive end for the Texas Longhorns, was picked by the Washington Redskins as the 13th pick in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft. By dropping to the Redskins, he is guaranteed to visit the state of Texas at least once every year, as he tees up Tony Romo in one of their two games every season.

Said Orakpo shortly after the pick was announced:

I can’t put it into words how I feel right now. Being a first-round draft pick is a dream come true. It really shows how hard work pays off and is a tribute to my family, coaches, teammates – everyone that helped me get here. It was tough to wait a little longer than I expected, but when it came down to the Washington Redskins, I was really excited. I had a great visit their with Mr. Snyder, Vinny Cerrato and Coach Zorn. It just felt like the perfect fit. It’s a lot like Texas, a great organization with a proud history, a winning tradition, great fans. I can’t wait to get to work and do my best to help the Redskins. I told them when we had dinner on my visit there that I guaranteed them I would work as hard as anybody, and now I’m ready to show them.

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April 25th, 2009 at 5:48 pm