Carter: Put your costume on, already

“Put on ya costume, already” Richard Carter Last Saturday, a new band called Doppelgangers performed their first ever show in Wichita Falls at Old Town playing in front of the Blue Light Special band. To be honest several members of the Doppelgangers play for Blue Light Special but the band sounds quite different. One plays…

Week 9 Picks

  Denton at Rider – Raiders have played well last two times out, and I don’t expect that to change this time around. Rider by 20+. WFHS at Denton Ryan –Colleague Andy Newberry gave WFHS QB Dylan Sheffield an over/under of 248 passing yards against the soon-to-be 4-4A champs. I’m leaning toward over, but I…

Glad to have Wash today

When you ride with Ron Washington, the most successful manager in Rangers history, you get all of him. The Wash that used Alexi Ogando last night I didn’t like. The Wash who didn’t let Scot Feldman bat in the 11th inning when pinch-hitting meant going to Mark Lowe I didn’t like. The Wash who didn’t…

Thoughts with two weeks left

You just get the feeling that some districts are going to come down to the wire and others just aren’t. Like in 6-3A. I have a pretty good feeling Burkburnett-Bowie will be for a district title, but other than that, I don’t think Week 10 will have much suspense. But in 3-2A, I think we’re…

Carter “On the road again”

“On the road again” Richard Carter During the busiest time of the year, I heard that The Pretty Reckless was playing in Dallas. And that a cool new band called Rival Sons out of Los Angeles was also playing. Anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis knows how I feel about The Pretty…

Week 8 predictions

Next week we’ll look at district scenarios. For now, here’s this week’s picks: Rider at The Colony – Rider should come out on top, but nothing is guaranteed in this district. Still, I give the Raiders the edge based on having two weeks to prepare. Bowie at Hirschi – Hirschi may be able to crack…

Thoughts with three more weeks to go

Now that we’re two weeks into district play (longer for or 4-4A schools), it’s easier to see come patterns emerge. Unless Iowa Park can upset Bowie or Burkburnett, it looks like those two schools and Graham will be the three 6-3A representatives. I really thought there wouldn’t be as much seperation between some of those…

Carter: honk tonk

Honky tonk Richard Carter Friday night I found myself at the Pub to watch the Josh Weathers Band–the first time I have seen the band since the sound check for their very first show in town. That’s kind of amazing, because they completely blew me away in their sound check. but I had a sinus…

How They Would Finish

Always one of my favorite things to look at this time of year is pigskinprep.com’s “How They Would Finish.” Basically, the website plays out the rest of the regular season and then the playoffs based on each school’s rating. Here’s what they have (as of ratings taken before Friday’s games: 4A Div. I * Rider…

Week 7 predictions

Four more weeks left to go in the regular season. Here’s a quick look at our area picks: WFHS at Little Elm – I can see a lot of point scored in this game by both teams. But I think Little Elm (who ran the ball for 440 yards against Rider) will have more success…

Carter: Crowds on Vacation

Crowds on Vacation Richard Carter Before I went to check out the new project by singer and guitarist Jaret Reddick of Bowling for Soup, I ran by the Mr. Fairchild jampad to check out what was going to happen at their annual Office show. In case you didn’t know, Halloween is actually one of the…

Predictions for “Road Trip Weekend”

If you ever watch ESPN during college football season, you’re aware that they always try to label certain weeks as “Rivalry Weekend” or “Road Test Weekend” and so on. Well, this week as most of our area districts open, I’m calling this “Road Trip Weekend.” Why? Because of the 11 remaining 11-man games we have…

My district predictions

As promised, although later than I would have liked, here are my thoughts and predictions of the area’s districts with comments about how I’ve switched on some picks since two-a-days. 4-4A 1. Denton Ryan; 2. Little Elm; 3. Rider; 4. Lake Dallas; 5. The Colony; 6. WFHS; 7. Denton Comments: I had the same four…

Carter: “Perfect Storm”

“Perfect Storm” Richard Carter Surely the cool breeze in the air means Fall is here, and if there were really any doubt, all it would take would be to look at the cover of NEXT and see that FallsFest was hitting town. But this year, the music kind of started early—before FallsFest. It was the…