One of the last things my “Caddo Lake Queen” wife and I do after watching either the Dallas Cowboys or the Texas Rangers in a night game is turn on the news and get the weather report for the next day.

My first job out of college was working a sportswriter for the Baytown Sun and one Sunday afternoon, I had an opportunity to cover a Houston Texans game when a longtime, well-known sportswriter in the press box said, “Kids these days don’t know or don’t appreciate the history of the game (fo…

At the start of every NFL season, I remind myself to keep my expectations low for the Dallas Cowboys. That way, if they exceed my expectations, it’s a pleasant surprise and if they have another down year, I will have been better prepared.

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Before I get into the conversation, let me just begin by saying I love football and I love the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Heck, I’ve made three trips to Canton, Ohio and every time, I felt like I was in Heaven. I tried to make the most of it and let it all sink in while I’m there, making sur…

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For those of you who know my wife “Miss Becky” and me, you know we are two of the “very fortunate” persons to have had the opportunity to grow up on and around one of God’s greatest creations of natural beauty we know as Caddo Lake.

I really hope Joey Gallo stays with the Rangers but I have a feeling they’re going to trade him. Even worse, I have a feeling they’re going to get ripped off in a trade and possibly worst of all, I could see the Rangers trading him for practically nothing in return to the New York Yankees.

Can you believe it? Spring time has sprung, fall has fallen and the ol’ “dog days” of summer are here and it’s not as “you know what.”

It was early morning Jan. 27, 2003 where I was in Thailand. I couldn’t sleep knowing that back home in the great United States of America, Super Bowl XXXVIII was being played and I couldn’t watch it. It was the first Super Bowl of my young life (young at the time) that I could recall not wat…

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If you’re just a casual NBA fan, it might seem like the NBA Playoffs as they stand now are missing something. My guess is unless your team is still alive or you’re just a diehard NBA fan, you’re not watching anymore, in which case, you are missing out.

While watching some of the NBA Playoffs lately, I’ve come to realize just how old school I might am, especially when it comes to uniforms. I like tradition and “uniformity” if you will. I like the tradition of having one home jersey, one away jersey and maybe one alternate jersey for both at…

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Water levels on area lakes continue to be excellent as we approach the “Dog Days” of summer. The hard-hitting February freeze along with plenty of water has Caddo Lake especially in as good of shape as I have seen in years concerning the vegetation problems we seem to always have to battle with.

Coach K’s coaching career at Duke is longer than his name and that’s saying a lot seeing as his last name is impossible to spell without looking it up first but for the record, it’s K-R-Z-Y-Z-E-W-S-K-I and yes I Googled “Coach K.”

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Nothing good came from a fan throwing popcorn at Russell Westbrook. It was a stupid and immature thing to do and that fan has since been banned from Wells Fargo Center and his tickets to Philadelphia 76ers games have been revoked, as they should. The same goes for the fan who spit on Trae Yo…

In my column this past Sunday, I wrote about the NFL schedule and mentioned how there’s something off about the 17th game. On the upcoming schedule for the Cowboys is New England which, as I pointed out, looks like it doesn’t belong among the other teams seeing as that’s the only AFC team no…

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With the NFL Draft being underway, I’ve heard, read and been part of a lot discussion about the best and worst draft picks in league history as well as for each team. Naturally, being a Cowboys fan, I gave a lot of thought as to who’s the best draft pick in franchise history.

While driving home after covering a game the other night, I got a call from a relative asking me, “How can I watch the Rangers?”

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Our motto this spring is “better late than never” for the “dyed in the wool” fishermen. We are beginning to see a “Glimmer” of light at the end of the tunnel as the ol’ “barn-door” white perch are beginning to “timidly” feel their way around in the shallow water. This is the latest I have ev…

Before I jump in, I’d like to add a somewhat unrelated note: I really think MLB.TV needs to lift its blackout rule for local games. It should have been done last year since fans weren’t able to attend games. I think that would at the very least, add to its viewership.

Oh yes, baseball is back and at normal time. I feel like we’re finally being reunited with a long-lost friend or family member.

Depending on when you’re reading this, it may or may not be too late to fill out your brackets online. Coverage begins at 11 a.m. with No. 10 Virginia Tech taking on No. 7 Florida at 11:15. In order to play it safe, let’s just assume the brackets have to be complete by 11.

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As we approach spring spawning time, water conditions on area leaks are ideal.

I must admit, I’m kind of like a kid on Christmas Eve right about now. I know I can’t enjoy the present that is to come tomorrow – the Super Bowl, so instead of shaking my big present under the tree, I’m listening to and reading interviews, watching highlights of past Super Bowls and getting…

Today is one of the busiest days of the year for sportswriters but it’s also one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a day of celebrating young athletes who have worked their tails off for a chance to continue their athletic careers at the next level.

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Well, we can’t say Tom Brady is a system quarterback who only had his success under Bill Belichick. I’m not a fan of Brady but it’s hard to argue against him being the greatest quarterback in NFL history. He’s now the third quarterback to take two teams to the Super Bowl (Payton Manning, Kur…