Dallas honors the triplets this fall …I couldn’t suggest a better way to do it…
Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith, the record-setting triumvirate that helped the Cowboys win an unprecedented three Super Bowls in the '90s, will go into the Cowboys' Ring of Honor next season.
They will become the 15th, 16th and 17th players inducted into the Ring of Honor on Sept. 19, when the Cowboys host the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday he didn't want it any other way.
"The Dallas Cowboys were the team of the 90s," Jones said. "When you look at what each of these men did for those teams that became the best in the NFL and how they complemented each other, it's fitting that Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith are going in the Ring of Honor together."
Lose 2 of 3 to the Yankees , lose 3 of 4 to Oakland, and drive home safely. Your season as a contender is OVER…
I kid you not: My Mom told me I have to read this story about Sara White Reggie’s wife and kids carry on …So, I obey Mom still (except for tattoos)…
Hitler street story …
Family Guy fans: Meet the real Peter Griffith …
And now, since I have very little time today, here is some more email:
Ok so Chan Ho pitches 7.1 innings and shuts down the powerful New York Yankees and the fans stand and cheer. That bothers you guys? Yes guys that's what fans will do, cheer for their team. Should they boo him because he left the game with giving his chance the chance to win as he did? Dude, you guys are losing touch with what we fans enjoy, the preexisting slant you hammer away at them with simply lacks substance and is unsubstantiated.
Fans like to cheer for the team they are rooting for, especially when they are a team that seemingly always hangs in there and continues to improve as they have over the last 2 years. This was the same station that prior to last year said there was no way they would improve and before the years started branded the organization and team hopeless...fast forward to the last day of the year fighting for the playoffs. You were way off then as you are now.
They are a fun team to watch, they perform the fundamentals extremely well and seem to come back and win time and time again. Buck is a pro.. a manager who has built 2 teams that ended up winning the World series with his foundation in place...they are building infrastructure with home grown and will add the hired guns when it fits, can't force it...see the 1980 Yankees ("Winningest" team in the 1980's that never won the big one) Buck had to rebuild and fight everyone who wanted to trade the early 1990's farm team for the next class of free agents... the guy knows what he is doing...hang in there they are a competitive and exciting team to watch...and a team that is being built to win. The players want to win NOW, yes that's not a news
flash, but to say Buck is losing the team is standard media hype that fans have gotten bored with.
Fact is, Chan Ho, Rogers and Young leaves them one pick up away from finishing with a flurry and a very good shot at finishing first...when they start rolling and start nipping at the Angels...its going to be exciting. You guys will look to find negatives or will you roll over and say you were off?
I love the show...but man you guys are too dark on the Texas Rangers. There is a great deal of positive here. Try and look at the whole picture, it may be brighter than you think.
Trust me, Tom, if they catch the Angels, I will take back every pessimistic thing I have EVER said about the Red shoes… They ain’t catching the Angels…
And this email for the people that want no more Kenny Rogers Talk:
What the heck else is there to talk about? The Rangers are mediocre at best. Boy, there's... half a segment for you. The NBA champs are just down the road (cue "La Cucaracha"). Even IF the Mavs had won it all, would you still be talking about it? The Stars are in the longest off season in sports history, although I suppose you could spend some time discussing Manny Malhotra's cornrows if you want. And Oxnard is still a little ways away. And it's always exciting to hear about undrafted free agent Loser McSpare dropping some passes before he gets cut. So you know what? All Kenny, all the time. SportsKenny 1310 The Ticket.
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Personally, I look forward to Loser McSpare talk…
Finally, this on Buck and his tenure in Arlington:
I haven't heard the whole thing, but I do think you guys are underselling Buck. I have thought about this quite a bit. This team needed Buck.
The best thing Buck has done is run Raffy out of here. I know he is a Hall of Famer, but it sure seems that when he goes to a good team that they then start to tank. That is one of the reasons I think the Orioles will fade. But guys like Raffy & Kenny who are more worried about living in a cozy little town, put up their numbers, and get big contracts they think they deserve, are not conducive to rebuilding a franchise.
Will Buck's act wear thin? No doubt. Was his act needed? I think the answer is absolutley yes, and is needed for 1 more year. Buck has what some think are stupid rules (uniform for BP...) but they teach young players that this is a job, and they are there to win. Not just play a game and make big money. He either drives big league attitude out of players or drives the players out of the team. He had a hard time figuring out if Mench was a ballplayer or goofball. Maybe he helped Mench get better, and still didn't drive out the fun that the guy has playing ball.
Buck still needs to get Kinsler, Diamond, Danks, and Volquez under his grip for a year. Just to let them know what it takes to be a major leaguer. Once they have felt the wrath, then it will be time to get rid of Buck, and leave the team to Young, Blalock, Teixeira, and Cordero.
In honor of Bolivian Wormwood…
I will do better tomorrow, I promise….