Week 10 predictions

Some quick thoughts on the biggest games this weekend: * Munday at Windthorst — I’ve told Bill Green I’m not picking against the Trojans again this year after going against them in the Seymour and Archer City games. But that’s not the only reason I like the Trojans in this one. I think Windthorst has…

MSU is ‘my university’ and I’m proud of it

It is homecoming week at my university, so I want to share with you a column I wrote a this time last year. —————— The young daughter of a friend once asked me what was my favorite college football team. There was a look of surprise on her face when I answered: “Midwestern State.” She…

Playoff scenarios

We’ve got two weeks left in the regular season, and by my count, two area teams can safely call themselves playoff squads — Seymour and Munday. But don’t let that last sentence fool you. There are a lot of others who are right on the cusp of getting in. We’re talking 99.9 percent chance they…

Rangers can overcome Game 1 loss

OK, so now we know — Cliff Lee isn’t Superman. He’s not faster than a speeding bullet. He’s not more powerful than a locomotive. And he’s not able to leap buildings in a single bound. But he can still come back and win Game 5 of this World Series. So, Rangers fans, don’t fret over…

Thoughts about the weekend

I’ll be blogging about the playoff scenarios soon (hopefully tonight) when I’ll be figuring out who is in and who is out. Pretty much figured most of it out. Seems like there aren’t as many crazy likely scenarios like there has been in the past. But here are my thoughts on the past weekend: *…

I still can’t believe it

Tonight, I’m going to watch the Rangers in the World Series. No really, I’m going to watch the Rangers in the World Series. The Rangers haven’t made it this far — well ever in real life — and their last appearance in the World Series was when I played a strat-o-matic season with one of…

My AP top 10 ballot this week

Here’s how I voted this week in the AP texas high school poll. Got a favorite team I should be considering? Class 5A 1st Place: Euless Trinity High School   2nd Place: Katy High School   3rd Place: Allen High School   4th Place: Round Rock Stony Point High School   5th Place: Coppell High School   6th Place: The…

August Pies — a Falls original?

I did something this weekend that I hadn’t done in years. No, not that. Get your dirty mind out of the gutter. I ate on August Pie. In fact, I ate four of them. I grew up eating August Pies. They made them over on the north side of town, on Broadway Street. Nobody other…

This week’s predictions

Three weeks to go, and it seems kinda anti-climatic these days around the area. I just don’t see a whole ton of fun district races left. 6-3A could get interesting, but if Bowie beats Hirschi and Iowa Park beats Burkburnett this week, then Bowie-Burkburnett is the only interesting game left. And 3-2A Div. II still…

Don’t lose faith; it’s only one game

“The postseason is not supposed to be easy.” Those were the words of Ian Kinsler following the Rangers’ 7-2 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday. But did we really need him to remind us of that? These are the New York Yankees. They have won 27 World Series. That is 27 more than the Rangers.…

My split personality following the Rangers

When it comes to the Texas Rangers, I have a split personality. When I am in the press box in Arlington covering games, I always maintain my journalistic integrity. Although I know some of you laugh when I say it, this is work, not play. The  opinions that I write in my sports column are…

Goodbye Mrs. Cleaver; Rest in peace, mom

Most of you who know by now that my mama died back in 1963. What you might not know is that I also lost my second mother that same year. It was the last season for “Leave it to Beaver.” June Cleaver was my second mom. Some say we always want what we don’t have,…

Washington refuses to pitch his best

While I was interviewing Windthorst coach Bill Green on Friday night, getting my notes together to write a blowout football game story, the Texas Rangers were blowing a playoff game. In Texas-sized fashion Ron Washington’s club gave up a 5-0 lead and lost 6-5. They entered the eighth inning  up 5-1 and left it down…

Prayers and predictions

This week’s predictions are going to include some saddening news. For those that haven’t heard, Adam Smith, Archer City coach Steve Smith’s oldest son, collapsed at practice Tuesday. Turns out he had a stroke. He’s at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth right now is critical condition. For those who don’t know Coach Smith, he’s done…