Posts Tagged ‘2011’

Fearful Wonders

“May you live in interesting times” is no longer a curse, just reality.
Gwynne Dyer
Every year brings change, but some years really are turning points: 1492, 1789, 1914, and 1989, for example. Was 2011 one of those Really Important Years? Probably not, but it definitely qualifies for membership in the second t...


Final Off Asides On 2011 Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys forgot to yank on their boots for the final game of the 2011 regular season. Instead of kicking Giants butt and two-stepping into the playoffs, they now walk barefoot across the prickly, snake-ridden desert k...



Good Luck to 1919

John Q. Reader
To the editor: I enjoyed reading Jimmy Fowler’s story on 1919 Hemphill (“Evolving at 1919,” Oct. 12, 2011). It’s a unique place for music, films, causes, and so forth — an island of blue in this area’s sea of red. W...


Texas Rangers Should Let Cardinals Win The Series

Jeff Prince
After perusing today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch I’ve decided the Rangers should let the St. Louis Cardinals win the next two games and the World Series. That poor city is a mess, although made up of really nice peopl...



Boos

KRISTIAN LIN
Maybe it’s just us, but it seems like this year offers up more Halloween events than usual, not just in numbers but in variety. You can go the traditional route with haunted houses like Hangman’s House of Horrors and Texas ...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs. Rams

Jeff Prince
Wonder if Cowboys running back Felix Jones is Googling Wally Pipp this morning? Jones sat out during yesterday’s 34-7 drubbing of the St. Louis Rams. Third-stringer DeMarco Murray — a rookie no less — saw acti...



Red-Clad Hearts Don’t Know Dark Hole

Jeff Prince
Poor St. Louis Cardinals fans. They’re in misery after watching the Texas Rangers pull off a come-from-behind miracle in Game 2 last night. St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Bryan Burwell’s version of events says...


World Series An Easy Victory

Jeff Prince
Think about it. A couple of Texas Rangers are riding a trail, keeping settlers safe from all types of bad hombres… And then, suddenly, they come face to face with a couple of outlaw Cardinals blocking their path… Wh...



Gunsmoke On The Brazos This Weekend

Jeff Prince
I’m so mean I once shot a man for snoring. No wait, that was John Wesley Hardin. I read about it in an Old West book. I love books about the Old West because they put me in a happy time warp. I wish I could have lived bac...


Happy Death Day To The King

Jeff Prince
On this day in 1977, I was bent over at the waist in the Arlington High School football field end zone, stretching my calves and hamstrings alongside other teammates, wearing full pads, sweating, listening to Coach Porter bark ...