Week 5 predictions

Before I delve into this week’s predictions, I’ll mention a couple things about last night’s 52-27 loss that Burkburnett suffered. I know the Eagles are good, but I think the Bulldogs didn’t play real well last night. This was my first time to watch them in person, and the defense resembled last year. Before tonight,…

Looking at last week

I’m a little bit late at looking at last week, but I thought there were some interesting things that went on. * First, Andy and I talk about it in this week’s podcast, but I think the balance has shifted in 6-3A a little. If the district started today, I’d have to give Burkburnett the…

Crazy last day

I know the Astros would love to spoil this comeback bid of the Cardinals.
Those races are more than enough, but there’s also our Texas Rangers trying to get the home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. They are one game up on Detroit, but must win tonight or have Detroit lose to get the No. 2 seed.
Ron Washington said rest was more important than home field, but his team has went about winning in typical fashion while some pitchers have rested up.
If it’s all the same to Washington, who has taken the same stance as Johnny Oates did in the late 90s, I’d just as soon be the No. 2 seed with home field.

Can I believe in the Bills? Not yet

My top six in the NFC.
Green Bay still looks better than anyone at 3-0.
Next comes the Saints (2-1, nice comeback over the field-goal prone Texans); Lions (3-0), Cowboys (2-1), Bucs (2-1), Eagles (1-2).
I thought about flipping the Giants over the Eagles, but not ready to trust Giants yet. The Eagles may not be a playoff team if they can’t solve offensive line woes.
The 49ers are a play away in the Dallas game from being 3-0, but hard to trust them yet, either.

Looking ahead this week

Carter: “Dance the night away”

“Dance the Night Away” Richard Carter No this isn’t a Van Halen themed blog, even though I was just at the Mr. Fairchild jam place, and yes they could play a Van Halen song, since they have the more than impressive professor Lionel de Barge playing guitar for them, but they refuse to, and somehow…

Week 4 predictions

Well, we’ve got District 4-4A starting this week and a bunch of teams’ last non-district games before the bye. Not a ton of great matchups on paper, but there could still be some great games. Here are my picks: Little Elm at Rider — I understand Little Elm’s offense can be pretty impressive. I also…

Thoughts after Week 3

Raise your hand if you saw the WFHS shutout coming? I see no hands raised. You’d be lying if you said you did. The Coyotes’ 23-0 victory over Bishop Lynch was probably the most surprising result from Week 3, simple because the Coyotes were a few days removed from giving up 70 points to Frisco…

Carter: “ACL”

ACL Richard Carter So, late this week, some friends took me out to eat to tell me all about ACL this weekend in Austin, and how they were going, and how much they were looking forward to it, and how cool it was going to be and blah, blah, blah. And, I appropriately rolled my…

Looking back at Week 2

A lot to talk about after the third week of high school football is in the books. Not so many surprising scores this week (I only missed Graham in “Sack Zach” – speaking of which I hope to straighten out the bugs with that pretty soon), but still some interesting things to dissect. Here are…

Carter “Brother Sharp”

“Brother Sharp” Richard Carter It is long been clear that one of the area’s best hangouts to listen to live music is The Spot, across the street from Sikes Mall. On Friday, Sept. 2, I dropped by to listen to the first of their Friday night shows featuring guitarist Joe Harris and singer Justin Wright.…

Week 2 predictions

Well, I managed to bounce back last week after a horrible Week Zero. Maybe it was because I had a week of games to go by. Or maybe because I had less time to stew over my selections. Or maybe I just needed a wakeup call. Whatever it was, let’s hope I continue the roll…

Thoughts after Week 1

As I will write in Wednesday’s Class 2A/A roundup, a loss the first week — even if it’s a bad one — is nothing to freak out about. Petrolia lost real bad to Muenster Sacred Heart in its opener, but bounced back nicely by beating Archer City in the biggest surprise of the week. Henrietta…

Rowdy in Windthorst

“Windthorst is a heckuva football team and coach (Bill) Green runs a first-class operation,” Lavender said. “The Rowdies were up to the challenge played right with them (21-14) for a half. “I love going over there. An opportunity to play under the lights, those hamburgers and sausage links, it was great. But they run that…

Carter: “Les Paul’s and .09′s”

Les Paul’s and .09′s. Richard Carter After chatting the other day with Brian Harris, the awesome guitar player for Queen for a Day and the Allmost Brothers, I discovered how to restring a Les Paul where it’s plays a lot more slinky. It’s actually pretty easy to do. But of course, me being me, I…

Week 1 predictions

Well, I couldn’t have been more off on last week’s picks. I think I’m last in the newspaper and a few people beat me on “Sack Zach.” But I’m ready for a comeback. It started last night by picking Lawton Mac to beat WFHS. Let’s see if it continues tonight. * Kennedale at Rider —…