I’ll take Grand Buffet over pricey Genghis Grill

The last time I did my Lunch Lady impersonation, I got into a whole lot of trouble. The people at the overpriced, uppity restaurant in town got a bit ticked off when I said the food, service and prices there pretty much sucked. My review hurt their business so much, they moved into a bigger…

The wrong scratch to itch?

I went to pick my son — my beautiful 3-year old clone — up yesterday after work and my jaw dropped. He had about a three-inch scratch from just below his left eye down to about to the line of his top lip . This one of the best products in the market with the…

I really want to see the Eagles

They say one good thing around being old is you got to see a lot of good concerts. I saw Hendrix. I saw the Doors. I saw the Stones. I saw the Moody Blues. I have been to a lot of really good rock shows in my life. But I have never seen the Eagles.…

TCU takes a jab at Longhorns

TCU put a full page color ad on the back page of the newspaper last Friday, congratulating their baseball team on getting to the College World Series for the first time in school history. The purple headline read: “TCU IS OMAHA BOUND — HORNED FROGS HEADED TO 2010 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES.” Below that is a…

Is cheerleading a sport? My opinion has changed

Is cheerleading a sport? Once upon a time, not that long ago, that was debated in our newspaper’s old Sound Off section. I said “no.” A lot of you argued “yes.” Now the argument is in a courtroom. Quinnipiac University in Connecticut started the legal fuss when it dropped its women’s volleyball program to cut…

Does anybody shop at Jos. A. Bank?

I walk the mall a few times each week, starting and finishing on the west end. Right by  Jos. A. Bank. Now all the people who know me know that I will never make anyone’s “best dressed” list. Waylon Jennings once sang “just turned 50 and still wearing jeans.” Well, I am 63 and still…

Toy Story magic

I’ve been putting off taking my son to the movies for some time. I don’t want him to ruin the movie for me, for others and I don’t want to waste my money. Very impresive with fast order process and delivery. Cialis online canadian pharmacy! Discuss your general health status with your doctor to ensure…

Even on vacation, I can get in trouble

Even on vacation, I find a way to get in deep do-do. And it was a four-letter variation of that word do-do that did it. Last Wednesday, I was playing poker at the casino when my editor called to ask if I had used the “S” word in a blog. I pleaded not guilty. I…

I cried when Bradley scored for the USA

Today, I shed a tear or two when USA’s Michael Bradley scored the goal to even up the score against Slovenia 2-2 Friday morning. It might have been one of the more emotional sporting events I’ve witnessed. First, the US was down, way down, and it seemed like it was over and all hope was lost for the World Cup 2010.

My opinion on soccer has changed

Once upon a time, not so long ago, I hated soccer. I called it “recess.” I said I wouldn’t watch at World Cup championship match if they played it in my backyard and gave away free beer. Well, my attitude has changed. It started when I was fortunate enough to cover two gold medal games…

Read on! Ponder was my choice for Iowa Park

At whole lot of people read my blog last week about former Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Robert Ford applying for the Iowa Park job. But many of you got so pissed off, you never made it to the end of the blog. Rick proves my point. Today I got an e-mail from this Rick guy…

It looks like Ponder is headed to Iowa Park

The last time Scott Ponder was an athletic director and head football coach, he won a state championship. That was at Class A Petrolia in 2002. From there, Ponder went to Class 4A Rider and took the Raiders to the playoffs six times in seven years. Three of those playoff runs lasted four rounds. Well,…

Iowa Park has a reputation, not a history

I left the office yesterday feeling like I had just gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson. I had taken a lot of shots and had another part of my anatomy — not my ear — chewed on. But I grew up in the white ghetto. I can take a punch. My intent in yesterday’s blog…

One Iowa Park applicant has 3 Super Bowl rings

It has been rumored that Iowa Park has 100 applicants for its head coaching job. One of them has three Super Bowl rings and a list of references that includes Jimmy Johnson, Jerry Jones, Barry Switzer and Jay Novacek. Robert Ford was tight ends coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 1991-1997. Not a hard job…

UT dorm named for a leader of the KKK

The story goes that when Memorial Stadium was built here in Wichita Falls, the superintendent of the WFISD told Joe Golding that he thought the new football field should be named after him. And why not? Golding won four state championships while coaching the Coyotes and, as athletic director for WFISD, was the guy behind…

Dennis Hopper did it all, on and off the screen

Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper died last week. The only thing they had in common was they were both actors. Coleman was a child actor who became famous in the TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes.” This show was on the air for eight years, but I never watched one episode. He was best known for his…