Wtx, Gordo win last weekend's "Sack Zach"

Well, I had a chance not to get beaten by anybody last week, but I missed the IP-Robinson pick and finished with 10 of 14 correct. Wtx and Gordo both got 11 right, and we’ll go ahead and get them both shirts because I think our computer program that determines who got the tiebreaker right…

Thoughts on Week 4

Well, we had the first “No Way” upset of the season on our hands over the weekend. A team that I’ve said repeatedly would go 10-0, Holliday lost to Jacksboro in a 28-27 thriller. I still think Holliday is the team to beat in 5-2A, but obviously it has some flaws. It gave up some…

Things I noticed while looking over stats

I type in the area’s stats that run in Thursday’s paper every week, and sometimes I come across stuff that I find interesting. Here’s what I found this week: * There isn’t a team averaging 300 yards rushing per game. It seems like every year one or two run-based teams are in this range. Last…

George W. flipped tails — how fitting

George W. Bush took time off from his busy schedule of searching for weapons of mass destruction to show up for Jerry Jones’ big shindig on Saturday night. He flipped the coin at midfield to help open the new Cowboys Stadium. The Giants called heads. George W. flipped tails. Tails was so symbolic of the…

Quick thoughts on Week 3

It is hard to believe we’re near the midway point of the 2009 regular season. Several teams finish up non-district this week. Here are some quick thoughts about what happened over the weekend, which included a couple surprises, a couple big performances and a few observations:

Football12 wins this week's "Sack Zach"

Again this week, no tiebreaker was needed as Football12 won 13 of the 14 games. The one he missed was Rider-Tyler John Tyler. Five other people got 12 of 14 correct, which beat me. I was 11-for-14, missing the Olney-Jacksboro, Vernon-Breckenridge and Crowell-Valley games. Also, Week 5 games to pick are not up yet because…

Week 3 predictions

Well, I am leading our high school periscope picks heading into this week. I might be consistent there, but I have not been consistent in making my predictions every week on here. A couple reasons for this. One week I had tons of personal stuff going on, yesterday I went on a last-minute trip out…

Joe McCarthy would be a star on Fox News

Poor Joe McCarthy. He was born 50 years too late. If he were around toestday, he would have his own shown on Fox News. The Republican senator would be making millions of dollars doing what he did best, pointing his finger and calling people communists, socialists, atheists and czars. Beck, O’Reilly, Hannity, Gingrich and McCarthy.…

A big fat contract for the big fat idiot

I will never again complain about how much money any professional athlete gets. If the Yankees want to pay A-Rod $100 million a year, so be it. Adrian Peterson is also worth that kind of cash. So is Kobe and Lebron. Hell, give Tony Romo a big raise. For that matter, add a whole bunch…