Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cowboys, Eagles Trash Talk Via Twitter

Are you ready for some footbaaaaaall?! Well, I am and apparently so are the Dallas Cowboys. I know it’s only June and training camp hasn’t even started, but you gotta love a little pre-pre-pre-pre season trash talk to get you amped for the upcoming season!
The Dallas Cowboys' official Twitter page wished Eagles quarterback Michael Vick a happy birthday Tuesday with a photo of DeMarcus Ware sacking him last year (in one of the 2 games the Cowboys lost might I add!). The Eagles came back with a #POW by responding on their twitter page “Did someone burn the tape from 2011?”.
Touché!  However, teams and fans of teams like this are easy to rub off because you can hit them with that one liner…”Ya’ll don’t have a ring”!
The teams meet Nov. 11 at Philadelphia and again on Dec. 2 at Cowboys Stadium. Will you be there?! #Witness
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Dallas Mavericks, Always The Under Dog

I I grew up in West Texas, where football is our thing. All I cared about was football; high school, Big 12, and the Dallas Cowboys. It wasn’t until I came to the Dallas area post high school in 2002 that I was introduced to the Dallas Mavericks and I have been a member of the elite society “MFFL” (Mavs Fan For Life) ever since. All I know is winning seasons, the Mavericks have won 50 or more regular season games in 11 consecutive seasons, dating back to 2001…..only owner I’ve ever known is Mark Cuban. Only coaches I know are Don Nelson, Avery Johnson, and Rick Carlisle. Ever since I joined the family, the Mavs have consistently had winning season, made the playoffs, and Dirk has been the man…ever year. Since their inaugural 1980–81 season, the Mavericks have won three division titles (1987, 2007, 2010), two conference championships (2006, 2011), and one NBA Championship (2011). Where is the R.E.S.P.E.C.T.?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Draft Day: Dallas Cowboys

Picks: 14, 45, 81, 113, 135, 152, 186, 222


Safety – The Cowboys signed former NY Jet Brodney Pool, but they are still in need of a playmaker. The Cowboys have had ongoing issues on the back end, and they could be in perfect position with the 14th overall pick to draft Alabama SS Mark Barron, who is easily the best all-around safety in the draft, capable of making plays in the run game and against the pass and could be just what this defense needs.

Cornerback – The Cowboys signed former Chief Brandon Carr to replace the inconsistent Terence Newman, but they need more help. Mike Jenkins missed four games last year, and the depth behind him isn’t very good. Given that the Cowboys invested a lot of money into the CB position in free agency, I don’t expect them to draft one in the 1st round.

Wide Receiver – The Cowboys have two of the league’s most talented young WRs in Dez Bryant and Miles Austin, but after them….there is little depth. Laurent Robinson chunked up the deuces and signed with the Jaguars, leaving the Cowboys with Bryant and Austin, who both have been plagued by injuries. As of now, Kevin Ogletree is the #3 WR, with Dwayne Harris and Andre Holmes in the mix. The Cowboys could use Day Two to pick a WR .
 Notes: The Cowboys need to target depth at TE. Jason Witten is still effective but has lost a step, and backup Martellus Bennett signed with the NY Giants. John Phillips is a decent backup, but the Cowboys could look to add someone in the latter rounds.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2012 Dallas Cowboys Schedule

NFL fans everywhere are anticipating tonight’s 7PM release of the 2012 NFL schedule . So in honor of the NFL releasing its schedule tonight, I’m releasing my MOCK (meaning not official)look at who will be on the Cowboys 2012 regular season schedule (get ya popcorn ready…it’s a tough one!). 

Here is my projected list of teams the Dallas Cowboys will face during 2012 Regular Season (NFC East teams not included) 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sweep Revenge

Remember that broom the Mavericks used to sweep the Lakers out of the playoffs last year? The Lakers used the same broom to sweep the regular season series versus the Mavericks this year. The games have been competitive for the most part and I have learned not to read too much into the regular season rather the team is on the winning side or not and I'm sure the Los Angeles Lakers are well aware a regular-season sweep means nothing compared to a playoff sweep... So.... I will not use today to vent about the officiating and the missed call on the Matt Barnes OBVIOUS goal tend. I will save that for when it matters the the post season.

The Mavericks are currently in 6th place in the Western Conference and if the standings hold, they will face the Lakers in the first round. I have said repeatedly that if the Mavs don't finish in the top 5 of the Western Conference they will be eliminated in the first round....make a note of that! Here's a look at this years regular season Mavs/Lakers matchups...all won by L.A.

Jan. 16 @LA 73, Mavs 70: In a rare sighting, the Mavs defense showed up but fell short as they Mavs lost on a Derek Fisher 3- Pointer with 3.1 seconds left (gave me a headache)

Feb. 22, LA 96, @ Mavs 91:11 ties and 8 lead changes in the second half

March 21, LA 109, @ Mavs 93: LA out rebound Mavs 46-29 and shoot 58%

April 15 @ LA 112, Mavs 108 (OT): A Kobeless Laker team wins a nail bitter behind Bynums 23 points and 16 rebounds and Matt Barnes goal tend (had to slide that in there!)

Tonight the Mavs take on the Jazz. This will be the last of the four game road trip for the Mavs, who, until last night, had a modest three game winning streak going . The Mavs are 13-17 on the road this year. 

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Dear Mr. Kardashian,

Ok. After my last letter I thought I had gotten through to you. I tried to give you a chance. I didn’t want to be the ultimate naysayer….but now I must react. I’m fairly disappointed in you. Maybe it’s my fault for setting my expectations so high. I mean…..what was I thinking?!  However, at this point my expectations or zilch ,zero, nothing. This is my defense mechanism so that when you do nothing……I can say I expected nothing anyway.
So  I wasn’t surprised when you produced a quadruple-uno versus the Lakers on Wednesday. That’s 1 more point, rebound, assist, and steal than I had. Your effort was lackluster even by the low standards you have established this season.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dirkalicious aka Dirty Dirk Lin some, you lose some!
While Linsanity is coming to a slow decline in New York (finally!), Mr. Clutch himself came thru for the Mavs again last night as they faced the New York Knicks. Dirk did what Dirk does and put the team on his back and we rode off with a 95-85 win! Nowitzki scored 28 points (24 of those in the 2nd half) and bailed out the Mavericks after they lost the lead after going over 7 minutes without a point to start the fourth quarter.
"This was a much-needed win. It was a big character win," Mavericks guard Jason Kidd said. "We responded with some stops and Dirk made some big shots."
Nowitzki made his signature 14-foot fade away jumper with 4:34 left, starting a 14-0 run where he scored nine points.
That was right after the Knicks, who had trailed by as many as 19, scored the first 15 points of the fourth quarter and went ahead 78-77 when Stoudemire hit a shot with about 5 minutes left. It was their first lead since scoring the game's first four points, and didn't last long.
The Knicks beat the Mavs two weeks ago on February 19 104-97 but are 2-4 since then, and have consecutive losses for the first time since Lin became a starter a month ago.
Tyson Chandler, who got his NBA championship ring from the Mavericks before the game, had six points and eight rebounds. Stoudamire had 26. Rodrigue Beaubois added 18 points for the Mavericks, while Kidd had 15 points and six assists. Lin wasn't even on the court the first 8 minutes of the fourth quarter when the Knicks briefly took the lead.
In a short ceremony before the game, Chandler became the last player from the Mavericks' 2010-11 team to get his NBA championship ring. A video of Chandler's highlights from last season was shown before he got a standing ovation from MFFL family (for you newcomers, that’s Mavs Fan For Life). It was a touching moment I must say. I just L.O.V.E Chandler <3
Mavs have today and then play their only back-to-back-to-back all on the road. They take on Phoenix Suns on Thursday, Sacramento Kings on Friday, and Golden State Warriors on Saturday. *sigh* This should be fun.