A replay of the State of the Union

Here’s Wednesday’s State of the Union by President Barack Obama, in case you missed it. I really enjoyed listening to the president. I didn’t really care for all of the excessive clapping after each point and counterpoint. Can’t we just let the guy say what he’s got to say and then applaud him as he…

Don’t invite Ken Green to your pity party

Before I sat down to write this, I really believed that there is a verse in the Bible in which God promises not to give any of us more than we can handle. But it ain’t there. Believe me, I looked. The verse that confused me and probably a lot of others is I Corinathians:…

Debbie did Dallas… and MSU

Last semester, during some odd week, probably in November, a group of MSU students decided to test their mettle and the temperament of others around them and hosted a viewing of the legendary smut work, “Debbie Does Dallas.” I call it a win. I might view things a little differently than a lot of people,…

I wish the Generals would at least try

I’ll start off by saying I had a blast at the Harlem Globetrotters game last night. Those guys know how to put on a show. Sure, a little of their generational thunder was taken by the And 1 nonsense, but I’m glad I was able to see what they were capable of last night. It…

No blog today; the telephone won’t let me

I hate Alexander Graham Bell. Or at least I do right now. I am sitting here trying to write some great prose for you, and everyime I get a thought, in my head, the stinking phone rings. Some people just want to talk. “Remember back in 1940 when I played for the Coyotes?” (Uh, no.…

Cowboys surrendered early with gutless call

The Dallas Cowboys’ 2009 season officially came to an end on an 8-yard run by Felix Jones on Sunday. But in my opinion, it ended much, much earlier. Like on the Cowboys’ second drive of the game. With 5:53 left in the first quarter, shaky Shaun Suisham lined up to try a 48-yard field goal…

Red River 22 thoughts

The Red River 22 teams came out on Dec. 25 — some of you may have missed it since the region was inundated wih snow. They’re on our website, and I’m always in charge of the small-school team. So I thought I’d share my thoughts on the matter.

The blog is back

Maybe you’ve noticed, but I took a little bit of an extended break from the blog once Graham was the last team standing in the playoffs. The holidays hit, then I took a week off from work and let’s face it — not a lot to talk about over the last couple weeks anyway in…

Blowing up Texas Stadium to be a cheesy show

It’s now official — Texas Stadium will be blown up on April 11. Kabooooooooooooooooom — goodbye to the former home of the Dallas Cowboys. I spent 33 years of my life covering football games at this place. I saw the Coyotes and San Antonio Lee play the first high school game there. I saw all…

Thumbs up to Brit Hume; thumbs down to Harry Reid

Some knucklehead mailed me a comment this week pointing out my “left wing bias.” I took the “left wing” part as a compliment. It’s the “bias” part that he got wrong. If I were really biased, I would agree with everything the left wingers do and oppose everything the right wingers do. In other words,…

Happy 75th birthday, Elvis

Today is Elvis’ 75th birthday. So why are the banks open? Why do we get mail? Why the hell did we have to come to work? Christopher Columbus has a holiday. St. Patrick has one. Every president we have ever had — including that idiot George W. Bush — has a day that is recognized…

Happy birthday, Tommy G

Happy birthday, Thomas Gholson. My baby boy turns 34 today. Those of you who know me are probably surprised to hear that. I mean, how can a man in his mid-40s have a son who’s 34? Hey, girls, I wasn’t lying when I told you I was 42. I just gave my waist size instead…