Week 3 playoff predictions

So I was talking to Munday coach Patrick Corcoran the other day about his showdown with another unbeaten team in Roscoe. He said he wanted to avoid a shootout, but then added that doing that might not be a possibility. Munday-Roscoe headlines a huge week in the high school football playoffs, as teams still alive…

Band of Horses

Love the band Band of Horses. Something about they way they move me…sorry for the Beatles reference. Still, I don’t know what it is about the band because the lead singer sounds a little too much like a pansy, but the sound does it for me. It’s a mixture of solid, soft rock sound and…

Sean Taylor memories

Sean Taylor might have been the best safety in the NFL. Unfortunately he died this morning from a gun shot wound suffered from a robbery at his Miami house. When I first heard the news yesterday I didn’t think it was that big a deal. I hear gunshot to the groin. Then later in the…

Let the sleeping stripper lie….

I figured it wouldn’t be a good story if I couldn’t tell anyone about it, so here goes nothing. Saturday my brother got hitched. Good wedding- I’m assuming – nice presents and a good reception. Everything about the wedding went according to plan. Fortunately for me I was selected to be the best man. What…

Second-round playoff predictions

I am totally stuffed. I am sitting on the couch watching my third NFL game of the day (plus Arizona State-Southern Cal) and I do not feel like moving. I feel like sleeping all the way until Friday afternoon, when I have to get out-and-about to cover the Burkburnett-Abilene Wylie game. I have basically worthless…

Niggy Tardust and The Cool Kids

Two artists to put on your radar for the rest of the year: 1.) Saul Williams, who has his album “THE INEVITABLE RISE AND LIBERATION OF NIGGY TARDUST”, on the internet for free. Don’t get offended too quickly people. I don’t know if he’s trying to make a statement out of the title, but it’s…

Who has the best chance of winning?

I thought about blogging about more random Amarillo stories — like how I fell while climbing over a fence trying to get to the Bivins Stadium sidelines and how I am glad only a couple of concerned Canyon fans (and nobody who actually knew me) saw me — but that was last week. It is…

Never Get Busted…???

A new product to the DVD market is brought forward by an ex-Texas Police Officer. This guy — Barry Cooper — might be the life preserver in your sinking marijuana addiction. For $29 his DVD will teach pot heads young and old the basics to keeping people out of marijuana jail. He’s got tips police…

Randomness in Amarillo

Before I head back with Jason Palmer (a TRN photographer) to Wichita Falls tomorrow, I thought I would share some things football and non-football related I witnessed here in Amarillo the past two days.

Ho, Ho, Hoes

Santas in Australia — the outback country — are being told by the government to stop using the Ho, Ho, Ho and move to a more friendly Ha, Ha, Ha. What a crock of crap! Something about the children being able to confuse the Americanized slang word “ho” for a prostitute…or something like that. At…

Bi-District Playoff Predictions

Just because the playoffs have started, don’t be surprised if you see a few blowouts this week. But for the most part, I expect there to be some pretty tight, competitive matchups on Friday and Saturday. Here are my thoughts on the playoff games involving area teams:

Amarillo by Friday morning

After I cover Holliday-Boyd Thursday night in Graham, I will be headed to Amarillo Friday for Burkburnett, Vernon and Graham’s games against Panhandle teams. This is the fourth year I have covered high school football full-time at the paper, and the third time I have made the trip to Amarillo. It is one I usually…

Discussing my Red River 22 team

Now is about the time I sit down and start penciling a rough draft of the Red River Small School 22 team. To those who’ve been living in a cave (or just not in the area) the past few years, that’s our all-star team that comes out on Christmas Day. The reason why it comes…

Norman Mailer

Mailer died at 84 this weekend. He was a great mind and from what I remember, due to to the move “When we were Kings,” was a boxing fan and historian of one fight. I read an article/interview about Mailer in Rolling Stone about 3 months ago and its interesting to go back and read…

In Rainbows, American Gangster, Serj…..

The recent release of music has been promising. I’m waiting, not so patiently, on Alicia Keys’ new album tomorrow, but I’ve like the fall end of the music business this year. I’ll start with two tried and true vets – Radiohead and Jay-Z, released their albums in completely different manners and both are solid. Since…

NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”

I don’t know what it is, but I have a passion for NBC’s Friday Night Lights. Something about the show gets me going when I watch. Is it the characters, is it the story? I don’t know. But it might be the best show on television right now. Instead of going to the game Friday…