Pete Rose Was My First Hero

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I can’t speak to Pete Rose fairly. I suppose I will ask that anyone who feels like they can refrain from doing so here. I know what you’ll say. I don’t need to hear it. You see, Rose was my first and all-time greatest sports hero. To say I worshiped the guy doesn’t come close. […]

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“Hey Rookie…you were good”

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Now and then, baseball stories like “The Natural” actually happen for real. But when they do, they don’t look like Robert Redford. They look like Guilder Rodriguez. Guilder Rodriguez is the feel-good baseball story of the year. Maybe the feel-good story of the year, period. As a Rangers’ fan, it made me proud of the […]

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The Dallas Cowboys Are Losers

Update 12.30.13: Written in September…still true today….EF “Sitting back trying to recapture, a little of the glory of, well time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring stories of…glory days” — Bruce Springsteen The Dallas Cowboys are losers. I don’t mean that pejoratively. I mean it statistically. Many of us grew up […]

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Past the Bitterness, The Bitterness Passes

Before you read any further, you should probably remind yourselves that the title of all my sports-related-blogs is “HSO’s from a Bitter P-1.”(See #1 Below…) I got that nickname from the folks on the “Bob and Dan” radio program, at the conclusion of the 2006 NBA Finals, when the Mavs lost to the Heat. I […]

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Buck and McCarver "Blow the Call"

It’s World Series time. What better time to bring out my inner “Bitter P1?” (One of the many voices in my head…) Today’s topic: How Joe Buck and Tim McCarver blew their “call” of Ron Kulpa’s blown call. The original blown call involved Umpire Ron Kulpa blowing a call in Saturday night’s game. He missed […]

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Redemption

Game One of the 2011 World Series starts in about three hours from now, and I still can’t believe it. The other day on The Ticket, I heard long-time Ranger fan, Mike Rhyner say, “I still can’t believe these are the RANGERS we’re talking about.” I know what he means. I’ve talked about what it’s […]

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It’s All About the Math

This is what I’ve known about “Fantasy Football” for a while now. It’s all about the math. If you want to win, it’s not about drafting players from your favorite pro team, or favorite college team. It’s about which players put up the most consistent numbers. I won our league last year, on the back […]

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Attention TCU: Welcome to the Big Show. Now Act Like You Deserve It.

I’m only writing this because I’ve heard multiple TCU friends complaining/grumbling over the past 24-hours about the BCS selection process. They’re saying…“We got robbed.”“We should be in the big game.”“The BCS is afraid of us.”“The system sucks.” OK. For the record? I totally agree with the last statement. Yes, absolutely, the system sucks. Yes, absolutely, […]

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Dear Yankee Fans: Yes, we hate you. Yes, we hate your team.

Dear Yankee Fans: So, you won again. Goody for you. You do understand that some of us really hate your team, right? We can even admire the franchise, its history and tradition, and all of what it means to our American cultural heritage. But we still hate the Yankees. And, yes, we hate Yankee fans. […]

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I can admit when I’m wrong…

….really, I can. And with a couple of months under our belt, I have to admit that I might be wrong about this. I have to admit to quite a bit of pleasant surprise at this year’s Texas Rangers so far. Didn’t see it coming. Really didn’t. Seems to me that there have been BIG […]

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