Go camping Bush

Reggie Bush needs to end the holdout. I know he was, in my eyes, the best player in the 2006 NFL Draft, but he shouldn’t be the highest paid player. There is a staggered system in place for rookie contracts for a reason. The Saints screwed it up when they told him he was going…

Happy Burgerday to you!

Today is the 106th birthday of the hamburger. Or at least one of them. Louis Lassen began serving hamburgers at his small lunch counter (Louis’ Lunch) in New Haven, Conn., on July 28, 1900. Those burgers, served on toasted bread instead of a hamburger bun with no condiments were sold from that original location into…

Fantasy Football

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!?? The ’06 season is heating up. Training camp has begun, rookies are no-shows and a handful of vets are underpaid or overworked. Isn’t it great? About every time this year I start jonesing for football. Now that I have the NFL channel, my addiction has increased tenfold. The only…

Andrea Yates deserved this ‘mulligan’

It would be easy to be angry over the Andrea Yates verdict. It would be easy to just strap this woman to a gurney and shoot her up with a super-sized dose of lethal injection. After all, she murdered her five children. She deserves to die. It would be easy to think that way. It…

Too much Bible?

I was watching comedy central the other day and an up-and-coming comedian started slammin’ George W. First the comedian commented on W.’s overall incompetence, then for his “reading the Bible” ways. The comedian went on the say something along the lines, jokingly, as “dude, finish the book already.” Then he continued to heckle Bush, at…

Sweet Dreams!

When I want you in my arms When I want you and all your charms Whenever I want you All I have to do Is Dream… Dream Dream Dream Just the other day, I was telling my wife how dreams are stupid and meaningless. Or at least mine are. The night before I killed a…

Cruise control is out of whack

In my humble opinion, there has never been an actor like Paul Newman. From Hud to Hustler to Harper to Hombre. He was Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy. He was Judge Roy Bean of Pecos, Texas and Gov. Earl Long of Louisiana. He was Fast Eddie Felson, and Cool Hand Luke Jackson. He drove…

Finders keepers, losers weepers

On his way out of a restaurant one night, a friend of mine found a $5 bill on the floor. He picked it up and stuck it in his pocket. All the way home, his wife bitched at him. The bitching went on and on for several days. She kept telling him he should have…

$4.3 million = $500,000

Weeks Park Golf Course is getting more green than the grass they have growing on their course. Yet the proposed Wichita Falls skate park is slowly skidding along. The 4B Sales Tax Board doled out project funding and the rich got richer. The established public golf course made out like a bandit. And a lot…

Bob Barker is my hero

Bob Barker is my hero. No, it’s not because he is rich and has long legged beautiful women working around him every day. Nor is it because every woman in America seems to want to touch him, hug him and kiss on him. It’s not even because he has hair. Although I wouldn’t mind all…

Dr. Pepper

I have a weekness, and Dr. Pepper is it. I’m trying to cut back and I think I’m almost there, but the cravings are crazy at times. I read in men’s health the lasting affects that carbonated, super-syrup’d beverages can have on the body and I don’t want to think about them. Something about drinking…

Not now, Lord, I’ve got a 1:30 meeting

I really believe that when Christ’s second coming happens, most Americans will be stuck in some meeting. When that final trumpet sounds, many of us will wake up, sit straight up in our chair sand start nodding our heads in agreement to everything that the boss has been saying. People here at the paper are…

‘Go Israel!’ ‘Boo Hezbollah’

As for what’s going on in the Mideast these days, all I can say is… “Go Israel.? “Boo Hezbollah.? Yep, any time there’s a fight between the Muslims and the Jews, I’m always on the side of the Jews. For one thing, we have the same God. The right one. And we still have the…

Chili Dog Gholson?

Celebrities sometimes give their kids the strangest names. Frank Zappa named his baby daughter Moon Unit. Jermaine Jackson — one of the Jackson 5 and the brother of Michael and Janet — named his son Jermajesty. (Jermaine, whose middle name was LaJaune, later became Muhammad Abdul Aziz). Urban legend had Grace Slick naming her baby…

Black Sports Journalism

Scoop Jackson, of ESPN and SLAM magazine fame, recently posted a story on the wide world of sports website pointing out the lack of black sports journalists in America. Then he went on to point out that only 4 – count ‘em – sports editors exist at ASPE newspapers. What is America coming to? I…

Spicy Chicken War

McDonald’s is waving the white flag. In the land of food wars, Wendy’s has delivered the one-two combo to the chicken fast food giant. After a couple of months McDonald’s is pulling its Spicy Chicken Sandwich off its menu in favor of some other snack food. And Wendy’s is heating up the competition even more,…

Gone Fishing

Taking a day off to recuperate from Peter Tork’s show at Iron Horse last night and to play a little golf this afternoon. If you need a Nick Fix, check out some of my old blogs today. Maybe you missed one. See you Monday — Nicky G

Another Dimension

So I was at a area family clinic’s version of an emergency room the other day when I saw something that caught me by surprise. But other – somewhat unsightly – dimensions added up to a crazy scenario when the event unfolded. A mother, probably in her late 30s or early 40s, was sitting with…