Carter: Away from the smoke

Away from the smoke Richard Carter Lazy rainy wintery days can be some of the best days to just get away from it all and discover some great new (old) music online. In older days, the best way to find music–that you had not heard before–was to either listen to FM radio (of course, back…

Just as I was buying the Bears

I was beginning to buy the Chicago Bears as one of the best five teams in the NFL. Good defense, great special teams and enough offense with Matt Forte having a great year and yes, Jay Cutler, making some big throws. I, like most, had underestimated the Bears coming into the year. I looked right…

Carter: “Late Fall?”

Richard Carter Late Fall? Richard Carter Something recently hit me at the Thursday night open mic night at The Spot, and it’s so obvious but it had never really occurred to me before. Because it gets colder during the winter, it seems like more musicians are writing tunes this time of the year, and it…

Oklahoma playoff scores

Tipton pulls a stunner, beating Deer Creek-Lamont, 13-12. Defense held the fort in the fourth quarter after the surprising Tigers went up 13-0 in the third. Frederick stayed about even for a half at Hennesey, trailing 14-12, before falling 42-20. Bombers finish at 10-2 in another good season by Coach Farmer’s crew.

Playoff predictions Part II

I’m about an hour away from heading off to Plainview for tonight’s Quanah-Holliday doubleheader. I’m also already off to a 0-1 start after whiffing on the Electra pick last night. But it’s all good. I’ve got a full tank of gas, a book on CD and a computer bag full of stat sheets for what…

Rider can win this region

I have a feeling the Rider Raiders are going to win Region I-4A. I didn’t necessarily think that for much of the season. I wasn’t sure if their defense was sturdy enough. But maybe it is. That maybe was a certainly last week and really the defense has been pretty good since the Little Elm…

Worth a second look

The NFL Sunday Ticket gives a fan a chance to watch his/her team every single week and for me that’s the 49ers. But it also gives me a chance to watch portions of games of any team around the league. So besides watching the Cowboys and 49ers every week, I decide what games to try…

Carter” “From Itasca to Wichita Falls)

From Itasca to Wichita Falls Richard Carter Probably the best musical deal of the year for listeners was last Thursday at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University (wow, that takes a breath or two to say.) Anywho, the Austin-based singer songwriter Sam Baker came to town with a piano accompanist and…

Week 10 predictions

The final week of the regular season is here and there are a bunch of big games on the horizon. Because of that, we’ll preview those a little bit more today and not worry as much about such games like Iowa Park-Vernon or Windthorst-Perrin-Whitt. Start from the biggest and working the way down: * Rider…

Thoughts on Week 9 and more

Well, there’s only one more week left in the season. I hear a lot of people say it seemed like it began yesterday. But I think for all the coaches putting in the really long weeks (and the sports writers working not near as long but still keeping very busy), it hasn’t exactly flown by.…