Kidd a Maverick

Everything I’m seeing on the web indicates that Jason Kidd, No. 5, the California Bear, will soon be wearing Maverick green again. My sources (hint: ESPN insider) tell me Kidd is going to be involved in a multi-player deal that would send Jerry Stackhouse packing and bring Kidd in to run-and-gun with Josh Howard and…

Christian McPhate

I love you Christian McPhate, MSU student. I love you McPhate, you purveyor of all things grand. The Wichitan needs you. http://wichitan.mwsu.edu/2008-0123/index.asp For those wondering what the above is all about, click the link and read the statement written by the above mentioned. We at the TRN care about you. Peanut-butter-jelly time.

Realignment time!

I have to admit I am not one of those people who sit down for hours and map out all 32 districts for each classification — call them mock realignments, if you will. Maybe I have a life. Or maybe I am not obsessed with something that will affect me personally for the next two…

Lots of us had the same idea

With a randomly warm, pleasant Sunday in late January, my boss Nick Gholson decided we needed to play some golf. So Nick, fellow co-worker J. Scott Russell and I drove to River Creek Golf Course and played a round. Actually, only played 12 holes. That’s because the course was absolutely packed. Apparently, many across the…

New addition to the family

Anyone who knows my wife knows she loves animals. While growing up in the Falls, she has raised dogs, cats, a pig and even goats. Me, well I had one dog during my whole childhood existence. His name was Snowball. It was a Bichon Frise. Like any married man knows, we usually cave into what…

Little Old Lady blues

I just caught a case of the Old Lady Blues. In about one month I’ve had an old lady on my butt about what seems to be a bad car-buying mistake. She bought the car from a dealership — not in Wichita Falls — but ended up not wanting it. She’s called me twice with…

“3:10 to Yuma” and “The Kingdom”

Watched a couple of movies over the MLK holiday and I had to comment on how much I loved 3:10 to Yuma and how much I enjoyed the Kingdom. 3:10 to Yuma was an amazing movie. Christian Bale is a rancher down on his luck who runs into the crazy Australian Russell Crowe. Crowe is…

Wrong yet again

If I had blogged after the Cowboys’ loss to New York last week, you would have heard me rant about what a dud this football weekend was supposed to be. After the Colts bowed out, the thought of New England-San Diego excited me about as much as taking the dog outside at 5 a.m. in…

Vote for Fun, BFS Style

Bowling for Soup has released a limited edition T-Shirt. It’s funny considering the upcoming election. Too many people taking too much too serious. Saturday Jaret and Erik are going to have an acoustic set at the Aardvark in Fort Worth. Tell me if its any good if you go. Here’s the site to buy the…

I want a Whopper

A story posted on the MSNBC website tels the tale of a really hungry 13-year old girl. Police say this Tampa, Fla. teenager walked into a Burger King and robbed the — demanding a burger. The girl was released from Juvenile Detention and I guess she didn’t like “prison” food. She must have really had…

I’m back

Just arrived back in Wichita Falls a couple of days ago after a nice, long vacation with the family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Beautiful place, for those who have never been. The Teton Mountains are only a stone’s throw away and the snow is wonderful. One night, 10 inches fell. And yes, it’s cold. But…

I’m back

Just arrived back in Wichita Falls a couple of days ago after a nice, long vacation with the family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Beautiful place, for those who have never been. The Teton Mountains are only a stone’s throw away and the snow is wonderful. One night, 10 inches fell. And yes, it’s cold. But…

Sickest dunk of the year

The other day the UNC Tarheels played the UNC-Asheville something-or-others in Chapel Hill. Tyler Hansbrough is a white dude I love to watch play basketball. Sheer effort is his game mixed with a little talent. I remember him going for 50 against George Tech when he was a freshman a few years ago. What a…

Ain’t No Love

“Ain’t No Love In the Heart of the City” has always been a deep cut off Jay-Z’s Blueprint to me. But last night I was watching an interview and the music playing during the interview was the original tune. It never really dawned on me to actually check on who made the original. For those…

Seinfeld malaise

After reading the front page story on the paper about Seinfeld I got a little upset, angry and depressed. It’s an odd mixture of emotions to get after reading the front page of the paper, so I’ll explain. I’m upset because Wichita Falls is an odd town when it comes to selling tickets and bringing…

Jay-Z & Apple

Jay-Z recently stepped down from his position from Def Jam. Rumor is he’s headed to Steve Jobs’ side of the world to help pioneer a music label with Apple. iTunes has been a huge success from the word go, so I see the most prolific rapper of our time being a success. In a time…

I kissed a man

It happened, not as it may seem, but nonetheless I still kissed a man New Year’s…. I was blindsided. I was talking to my wife about all of the good times ahead of us in ’08, and then all of a sudden someone grabs my face and smooches me. I was shocked. So was my…