03/30/23 Run it back, ‘Stros!

It’s Opening Day! I think every American child should own a proper baseball glove, don’t you!  The ‘Stros are the preseason betting favorites to win another strange looking trophy will all those spikey flags. Houston gives the ball to Framber Valdez tonight against the White Sox. When last we saw Framber, he was flambeeing the […]

03/29/23 Hoop HOF? Paint it Black (and silver!).

The announcement will be made in Houston, but a large part of the spotlight will be on San Antonio Saturday when the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2023 is officially introduced. Gregg Popovich, Tony Parker and Becky Hammon provide the S.A. connection, joining Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzy and Pao Gasol in a […]

03/28/23 Fun, fun, fun!

I enjoy women’s college basketball, and enthusiastically celebrate the growth of that sport. I’ll be glued to that semifinal game between South Carolina and Iowa. South Carolina is trying to become just the tenth team to complete a perfect season. Iowa has Caitlin Clark. That’s appointment viewing. Two things are really messed up in the […]

03/27/23 Miami “Vise”

Call it an episode of “Miami Vise.” The Hurricanes put a late squeeze on Texas to keep the Longhorns from reaching their first Final Four in two decades. Up 13 with 13 minutes left, Texas couldn’t close the deal in the face of a “perfect” performance by Miami guard Jordan Miller, who hit all seven […]

03-26/23 The ‘Horns are a win away from the Final Four!

Let’s hoop it up! Connecticut and Florida Atlantic are already headed for Houston and next weekend’s Final Four. The other two berths will be filled today with Elite Eight games pitting Texas against Miami and San Diego State vs. Creighton. The Longhorns will be looking to get back to the Final Four for the first […]

03/25/23 No “one” is immune!

Turns out Three Dog Night was wrong. One was not the loneliest number.  Ones had plenty of company on their way out the door. For the first time since 1979, there are no number one seeds still standing in the Elite Eight of the men’s tooaaarrrnament, after both Alabama and Houston bowed out Friday night. […]

03/23/23 Wanna Get Away?

Wanna get away? Wednesday was a rough night for NBA game officials, producing three separate controversies. The weirdest and most egregious unfolded in Dallas. Astoundingly, following a timeout with 1:56 left in the fourth, there was confusion over which team had possession. The Mavericks, thinking they had the ball, lined up on their offensive side […]

03/22/23 Baseball won. And the Cowboys’ star is shining.

Japan won. But more than that, baseball won.  Shohei Ohtani on the mound. Angels’ teammate Mike Trout at the plate. Japan with a one-run lead in the top of the ninth. Two out. Full count. And…Trout swings and misses on a nasty Ohtani slider to win the game and the World Baseball Classic championship. Unforgettable. […]

03/21/23 The Jolly Roger breaks the bank. Again.

The Jolly Roger is expected to get a fat contract extension when the NFL owners meet this week in Phoenix. The fact is that he has earned it. Goodell has delivered on the only metric his bosses really care about—making mountains of money. This will be Roger’s fourth contract extension since he ascended to commissioner […]

03/20/23 Nicely done, Dallas!

The Cowboys have done a very nice job. Period. After restructuring the contracts of five big-money veterans, and trading for CB Stephon Gilmore and WR Brandin Cooks, Dallas looks good heading into the draft and OTAs. Sunday’s deal brought veteran receiver Cooks into the fold in exchange for sending Houston a fifth-round draft pick this […]