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Cowboys Crash and Burn

I wasnt going to address yesterdays Cowboys debacle vs the Cardinals, because just thinking about the last two minutes of that game gets my blood pressure up.  But I just cant let this pass.  Randy Galloway at the Star-Telegram tells you everything you need to know about the self made coaching disaster. Im still pissed at the stupidity. A Pop Warner coach would not have fucked it up as bad as Jason Garrett did yesterday. And by the way, his explanation after the game was even dumber than his original fuck ups.  So much for a degree from Princeton or Harvardsee Obama for further details.

You dont call timeout.  Then you do call timeout.  And in both cases, it ended up screwed up. Dumb and then dumber, although maybe dumber came first, and then dumb.  Welcome to Jason Garretts strange world of decision-making Sunday afternoon. Read More Here


Cowboys Owner/General Manager Jerry Jones Not Worried

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones sees Sunday’s game against the Eagles as a potential foundation builder, one in which his team can use as a stepping stone for a possible second half run. He believes the Cowboys upcoming schedule is full of patsies. Oh really? 

Methinks theres not a bigger patsie in the NFL right now than the 3-4 Cowboys.

But the schedule does include games against Seahawks (2-5), Redskins (3-4), Dolphins (0-7) and Cardinals (1-6) over the next five weeks along with a matchup against the Bills (5-2).

The Cowboys stepped into a 34-7 butt whipping Sunday night against the Eagles _ sending them back under .500 at 3-4 and looking like the same mediocre team they have been for more than a decade. 

Clarence E. Hill Jr. at the  Star-Telegram reports that a disappointed Jones is not ready to panic

“I am disappointed,” Jones said. “There’s no alarm. I want to be real clear: There is absolutely no alarm in me. We had a lot to gain. If we could come up here and win this ball game, we had a lot to gain. We understand that. They played outstanding. We did not play good at all. But they played outstanding. I give them their credit. They did what they had to do to be what we had in mind [that they were capable of]. But we’re going to step right back out. I’m going to say one more time: Not a cause for concern.”


Oh No! Tony Romo is MUCH Worse Than ANYONE Imagined

Theres an old saying in football that perfectly describes why the Dallas Cowboys wont be a playoff team, much less a Super Bowl contender, until either Tony Romo gets it and learns to manage a game or the organization finds a new quarterback:

If you have two quarterbacks, you dont have one.

Romo plays like two dueling quarterbacks inhabiting the same body. At times, he looks every bit the part of an elite signal-caller, like a Joe Montana or a John Elway or the good version of Brett Favre. Then there are those times when he just cant seem to do anything right. From botched snaps on field goals to crippling fumbles and interceptions with the game on the line. Its as if Romo has a special talent—a knack, if you will—for snatching defeat from the clenched jaws of victory.

In over 51 years of NFL football, a Cowboys team had never blown a 24 point lead and lost the game until yesterday.  In all of NFL history, a 24 point lead in a game has only been blown three other times, resulting in a loss.

The Cowboys were up 27-3 in the third quarter vs the Detroit Lions and Tony Romo single handedly decided to literally throw the game away. Romo threw not one, not two but three ill advised passes, two of which were immediately returned for touchdowns.  The game ended with the most shocking result in Cowboys history, Detroit 34 - Cowboys 30.

One player does not win or lose an NFL game because there are so many plays, so many referee calls, and so many coaches decisions that result in so many unpredictable results.  Football is a game measured in yards but won or lost by inches. UNTIL YESTERDAY

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo lost that game. For perhaps the first time in NFL history, ONE player was solely responsible for turning a 24 point lead into a 4 point loss in the second half of a game.  Think about it.  The Cowboys lead by 24 in the third quarter and Romo takes off on a pick feast, throwing three gift wrapped interceptions.  WHY, WHY, WHY ?

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the 
scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The 
frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion 
says, "Because if I do, I will die too."

  The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of 
paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
but has just enough time to gasp "Why?" 

		Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."



Record Cold Leads to Record Heat- ROMO SUCKS

Remember Super Bowl Week?  Jerry Jones lead us to believe that the Cowboys would not only be hosting the game, but they would be playing in it! How did that work out?  The Cowboys won 6 regular season games.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo got another pass for the disastrous season because he was side-lined with an injury most of the year.  Well, we got to see Romo last night and it wasnt pretty.  In fact, it was University of Georgia Nike Combat Pro UG-A-LEE! 

The Cowboys had a 24-10 lead early in the fourth quarter against the Jets last night.  In the words of Randy Galloway at the Star-Telegram, An experienced quarterback simply cant have two fourth-quarter turnovers on a wild-man scramble and a what-the-heck throw at clutch time late in the fourth quarter.

I cost us the game, said Tony. Yes, you did.

Ive got to do a better job, said Tony. Yes, you do.

I havent been a Romo basher, drinking the Bill Parcells Kool-Aid. But its time to admit that BOTH of us are wrong. When it comes to the Dallas Cowboys,  Romo is the problem, not the solution.  Romo will put up good, often great numbers when theres no pressure, then snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the 4th qtr or the playoffs (if the Cowboys ever get there again with Romo as QB).  There are no words to describe his horrific fourth quarter performance last night.  Romo lost that game and once again proved that hes Danny White not Aikman or Staubach or Morton or Meredith. The Cowboys are not going to win with Romo as QB. PERIOD.

Now back to the weather. Its bad but not as disappointing as Tony Romo.

DFW had record cold to start the year followed by record heat this summer.  But the record cold lasted for less than a month.  The heat has lasted over 3 months and were not done yet. DFW is expected to tie or break the record (69) for most days in a year with temperatures at or over 100  week. WFAA expects the record to fall and is predicting temps over 100 on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Heres a look back at the cold of Super Bowl week at the Wolf compound, 12 miles from Cowboys Stadium. Maybe this will cool you off like Tony Romo does the Cowboys in the fourth quarter.



NFL Players and Owners Reach Agreement- Don't Expect the NBA to Follow

The NFL players and owners have come to an agreement before the end of July.  I predicted this would happen the day the owners locked the players out.

I havent followed a single minute of the drama nor the hundreds of hours of programming that ESPN has devoted to following the lockout.  It would be difficult to find anybody who watches more live sporting events than the Wolf. 

I watch not only basketball, baseball, hockey, and football, but I also watch futbol (soccer) and many other out of the mainstream sports like volleyball, rugby, boxing, bicycling, and Australian rules football. In fact, about the only sports that I wont watch are those that are not broadcast in HD and of course the WNBA.  Id watch Big Brother on CBS before Id watch a WNBA game!  And believe me I aint watching that crap, which by the way is still broadcast in Standard Definition, the only major network programming not in HD as far as I know.

I enjoy the drama and unpredictability of watching sporting competition at the highest levels. Anything can happen in these non-scripted events.  Watching the best of the best compete in just about any sport is among the best and most reasonably priced entertainment on television. 

On the other hand, I dont care how much the athletics are paid or how much the owners make.  Really, I dont care if a player is paid $50 million a year.  How much a player makes is between him and the owner.  Almost half of these players are going to be broke within four years of leaving the game, no matter how much you pay them. And most of the owners are going to make more in a day than I make in a lifetime.  I dont take into consideration how much an actor makes before I chose which movie to watch.  The same applies to sports. 

I thought the NFL would settle their differences before July 31, missing no regular season games. I got that one right, so heres another prediction.  The NBA will not only miss regular season games, theres a 50% or greater chance that there will be not be 2011/12 NBA season.  Just as hockey missed an entire season, I believe there is a good chance that you wont see the NBA for an entire season.  A shortened regular season is certainly possible, but I believe no season is very possible.

NBA players make really big money.  Apparently, the majority of NBA owners are losing really big money.  Dont know that for sure. Dont care either.  But there are people who know more than I do, and who follow the business of sports closer than I do, who are saying that the NBA owners believe they will lose less money by missing an entire season, than coming to an agreement that the players will accept.  If thats true, I dont think there will be 2011-12 NBA season. 

The NHL owners locked the players out for an entire season and guess what?  The owners have deeper pockets than the players.  After the players missed an entire season, the owners got everything that they wanted from the them in the negotiations.  Basketball aint football.  Most sports fans and the U.S. can live without the NBA. Its not a religion like the NFL (and football at all levels from high school up).  College basketball (and the NHL for some) will fill the void until an agreement is reached between the owners and players in the NBA. 

Oh well, not for me to worry about.  Im looking forward to watching the Dallas Cowboys to shock the world and end up in the Super Bowl in February!  If they Rangers can end up in the World Series, the Cowboys certainly have a reasonable chance of playing for Super Bowl trophy #6.

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