Kanye's beautiful fantasy

After multiple revisits, I’ve come to the conclusion that Kanye West’s new album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” is probably one of the best albums of the year. MBDTF is, I believe, what Kanye was trying to achieve with “808s & Heartbreak.” Both albums are something that I have not heard before, but MBDTF has…

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Broke Thursday

First, it was Black Friday. Now it’s Cyber Monday. What’s next — Goofy Tuesday? Broke Thursday? They are saying 212 million Americans shopped in stores or online during the three-day Black Friday weekend. Total spending was $45 billion. That averages out to $365.34 per person. Now 106.9 million are predicted to celebrate Cyber Monday by…

Heading to the big pitch to cover soccer

I am head to Louisville next week to cover soccer. Yep, you read right — to cover SOCCER. You might think that strange since I have pretty much been a soccer hater my whole life and have never covered a single MSU soccer game. But things change. And so do people. That soccer hating stuff…

Who are we? Who, who, who, who?

My friend Marty McBride sent me an e-mail last week asking: Who are we? Included was a capsule preview of Saturday’s Rider vs. El Paso Andress game that had appeared in an El Paso newspaper. It said that Andress would be playing the Rider Coyotes. Listed as head coach of the Rider Coyotes is Scott…

This week’s predictions

I’m back to making predictions this week, and these area playoff games aren’t easy to decipher. Among the seven 11-man games, there’s one that will be a rout, two that I feel pretty good about the outcome and four that are flat-out toss-ups. Let’s look at each: ROUT Windthorst vs. McCamey — A prime example…

Wrong Ron was AL manager of the year

No manager in the American League did his job better than Ron Washington this season. But when the votes were counted, the wrong Ron was named AL manager of the year. That’s because the only thing that counts is the regular season. Votes have to be turned in before the playoffs begin. The Twins’ Ron…

Latest “Sack Zach” results

Well, we’ve got the first week of the playoffs in the book. And we had two perfect prediction lists. One was CPriddy0 — who won Sack Zach based on the tiebreaker. The other was me. Somehow, I knew calling almost every single coach for the playoff capsules would pay off. Full disclosure here though —…

Vick is now the best QB in the NFL

For some strange reason, the Washington Redskins gave Donovan McNabb a five-year $78 million contract extension on Monday. I don’t exactly know what all that means, but I am smart enough to know that McNabb is way overpaid. Don’t believe me? Ask the football fans in Philadelphia. Do you think they were missing McNabb on…

Rangers can offer Lee more than Yankees

I, like most of you, would like to see the Rangers re-sign Cliff Lee. But I don’t think they should beg the guy to stay in Texas. Just offer him a six-year $120 million contract. That, to me, is certainly a fair price for a 32-year-old pitcher. Two years ago, the   Yankees gave C.C. Sabbathia…

If Garrett flops, who’s next Cowboys coach?

In the Dallas Cowboys’ first 29 years, they had one head coach. In the last 22 years under Jerry Jones, they have had seven. Hopefully, things work out with Jason Garrett. He’s a good guy. But is he the right guy for these Cowboys? Garrett has never been a head coach at any level. The…

Cowboys quit on their coach, themselves and you

Somebody needs to be held accountable for these quitters. It won’t be the quitters. They never are. In sports, it’s always when the bus breaks down, you shoot the bus driver. And Wade Phillips is driving this bus, which was last seen flying off a cliff somewhere near Green Bay. These overpaid, underachieving, priceless Cowboys…

Denton is in the playoffs!

Denton High School, kind of the Hirschi of Class 4A the past several years, is in the playoffs. Not a slight to Hirschi as much as to say that the Broncos go through some of the same problems competing in their city for players that the Huskies do here in Wichita Falls. The numbers have…

Scenarios/predictions

There’s still some games that have huge playoff implications on Friday. I don’t need to waste my time telling you Rider will beat WFHS or Graham will beat Hirschi, so instead let’s look at the games that matter and my picks in those ones. 6-3A — Burkburnett at Bowie The winner is in, the loser…

‘Doc’ Kable made 2 special deliveries

I had known him for the last 34 years but never knew his first name. To me, he was simply “Doc.” I didn’t know until I read his obit today that Doc’s real name was Dr. Warren T. Kable Jr. Yet he played an important role in my life. He delivered both of my kids.…

Marijuana goes 0-for-4 on Election Day

Baseball fans in San Francisco were smoking dope in the stands during the first two games of the World Series. A good friend of mine, who was there covering those two games, said he didn’t see people in the crowd passing joints, but he definitely could smell it. A week later California voted down the…