So maybe Johnny Football pocketed a little cash over the past couple of years for signing a football or two, maybe a helmet, maybe a cocktail napkin. Some say he did, he says he didn’t. Whichever you believe there must not have been much evidence because the secret police known as the NCAA, only penalized him half of a game last season. Now Manziel has made it official–and legal–by signing an endorsement deal with Nike. No one is saying exactly how much, although the number will probably come out before I finish writing this sentence, but it will be the largest endorsement deal of any draft pick this year in the NFL. And it should be. In the world of young, up and coming athletes, there’s Johnny Nike and then there’s everyone else.
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Dallas is one of the greatest sports towns in America, we all know that. Heck, the Sporting News put us on the cover in 2011 as tops in the country.
Around the Super Bowls and the championships are the uniforms that make up a big part of a team’s identity. Jerry Seinfeld once said, “We all root for laundry,” and he’s right. No disrespect to the players who go out and work hard every day, but without some decent threads you’re just a great athlete. OK, maybe that’s not completely true but there’s a reason why the team store is always packed at every game.
It’s the uniforms and the logos and everything surrounding them. There have been some good ones here in Dallas over the years. But which ones made our list as the best?
1. Dallas Cowboys Home Uniform: 1974-1980
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Most of the talk on Tuesday centered around Ian Kinsler, who had some not-so-kind words about his former GM Jon Daniels and wished his team the ultimate failure of losing all 162 games they play this season. Opinions on Kinsler dominated the sports talk airwaves, his comments coming off as sour grapes and bitterness from a deal that was actually just part of the business.
Meanwhile another longtime Dallas sports staple was in the process of moving on, himself, traded to California in a deal that, unlike Kinsler’s, was agreed upon by all parties, including the player himself.
And the only comments being said were all 100 percent positive. Thus is the case when one word dominates the situation and basically defines the player.
I’ve never met anyone who didn’t respect Stephane Robidas. Teammates, front office, media, fans, broadcasters and even arena security.
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DeMarcus Ware is set to go into the Cowboys Ring of Honor and the NFL Hall of Fame whenever the appropriate dates arrive. He’s had a spectacular career with the Cowboys, but how much longer will that career last? The Cowboys are asking Ware to take a pay cut to help them get under the salary cap. The truth is, they don’t really need Ware to take the cut to reach the cap, they’d just like to cut his pay because they see his productivity diminishing. Ware missed the first three games of his career in 2013 and he finished with just 6 sacks. He’ll be 32 when the 2014 season begins. For those reasons, Jerry wants Ware to go down in pay next year when he’s scheduled to make $12.5 million, and in 2015 when his number is $13.5 million.The talk is that … Read More »
Ian Kinsler let fly with unfiltered opinions regarding his former club and GM this week in an interview with ESPN The Magazine‘s Robert Sanchez. “I hope they go 0-162″ Kinsler told Sanchez referring to the Rangers. And then to soften the blow (at least in his mind I guess) Kinsler went on to say, “I got friends, and I love my friends, but I hope they lose their ass.” In the interview Kinsler let loose with his obvious frustrations from being traded to the Tigers this off-season by the Rangers, citing issues with the team and GM Jon Daniels in particular. Kinsler pulled no punches when discussing Daniels calling him a “sleazeball” and blaming Daniels’ ego for pushing Hall-of-Famer Nolan Ryan out the door.
“It’s not worth defending,” Daniels told Sanchez. “I’m really proud of the group we’ve got here, the … Read More »
Ever notice that Pittsburgh is the only American city with three sports teams that wear the same colors?…There are more than 350 dimples on a golf ball…”Tug of War” was an actual Olympic event between 1900 and 1920…Texas is known for its football. Indiana is known for basketball. Minnesota – hockey. The state sport of Maryland is jousting…In 1935, Jesse Owens broke four world records in 45 minutes…Statistics show that people in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport. Nope, I don’t want to watch either…Most NASCAR teams use nitrogen in their tires instead of air…No high jumper has ever been able to stay off the ground for more than one second…At horse race tracks, the favorite usually wins no more than 30 percent of the time (often less)…The Kentucky Derby began in 1875 and is the … Read More »