Before the first tipoff this season, the Dallas Mavericks were pegged to be a borderline playoff team. At least that’s how most observers saw it. After all, a team still putting the pieces together would find it hard to compete in a crowded Western conference full of potential contenders.But after a good start, maybe it… Read More


The NFL trades we were expecting this week didn’t really transpire as the deadline passed. In fact the midseason NFL trades were generally unremarkable, as they have been in past years.The biggest story from the Dallas Cowboys standpoint was who they got and who they didn’t get.This year was supposed to be different, with a… Read More


Is it time to admit that NFL replays and the rules behind them have gone a tad too far? Think of the evolution. There was a time when officials missed calls in key situations in games, and fans complained and fumed and went home. Games lasted about three hours. Then of course every game was… Read More


I generally stay apolitical here, and you never before would see this space devoted to something related to a place as remote as Hong Kong.But this whole NBA-China scuffle started with tweets from Daryl Morey and James Harden, and it grew into something more immense than I expected.So if you as an NBA fan are… Read More


Jason Garrett gets a flag, Jerry Jones gets a dig, and the Dallas Cowboys lose … their second straight.Yes, it’s time for overreaction in Big D.After Sunday’s sound thrashing at the hands of the Green Bay Packers, Cowboys nation is spending this week in panic.The team’s owner is troubled by not having control in his… Read More


The San Antonio Spurs schedule has plenty of key home dates in store for people who want to go ahead and buy tickets to Spurs games before they sell out.There are a few appealing home stands and other big home dates against teams expected to contend for playoff positions by April. And there are some… Read More


This blog not territory for the superstitious, because it discusses the roadblocks that could stand in the way of the Houston Astros’ World Series quest.And since the Astros are the favorites to at least be in the World Series, only the mere mention of barriers, would have to be considered jinx material. So if you… Read More


The Houston Texans running game is doing just fine, thank you. If anything, the Texans may not be using it enough. But when the team turns to the running backs, they deliver.A month ago everyone was wondering what the Texans would do to make up for the loss when their top running back, Lamar Miller… Read More


The Houston Rockets schedule is out, and it has plenty of highlights as well as a few traps.I’ve studied the slate of games, and scoped out what I think will be prime dates for buying Rockets tickets now to avoid the rush.Here’s an analysis of the schedule and dates to watch for, based on how… Read More


Kyle Tucker is a lanky kid from Florida who looks more like he should be running around in a basketball uniform. But he’s good with a bat and covers a lot of ground in the outfield.And now the 22-year-old has a chance at making a difference for the Houston Astros in the post season. Will… Read More