By Rush Olson
I only met the man in person once.
The meetup came at the Dallas Stars’ media day in September, 2015. The team had just hired Dave Strader as its play-by-play announcer and he had come over to Frisco’s Dr Pepper Arena to observe the goings-on. I chatted with him and his new broadcast partner, Daryl Reaugh. The whole conversation might have lasted a minute. I remember Dave being nice and then I went on to whatever other production duties had presented themselves.
I re-connected with Dave earlier this year. The Stars announcer was scheduled to join his radio counterparts from the Mavericks, Rangers, and Cowboys to swap stories and raise money for charities. I had taken on some producing duties for this event, called Talk of the Town, and needed to work with him on the show. What made it … Read More »
Every now and then a viral video catches our attention and we feel the need to roll out our favorite YouTube sensations. The vid that grabbed us this week is the amazing “nanny-cam” footage of a toddler rescuing his twin brother from underneath a bedroom dresser that had fallen on both of them. If you’re the lone person that has yet to see it, it’s worthy of a view.
Now you have to admit that is one strong (and motivated) 2-year-old, and it got us wondering about other super human pre-schoolers, agile infants and bad-ass babies. So we did a quick search and found the following snippets:
First off is this kid who not only has super baby strength, but also the “roided-out” attitude we want our clean and jerk toddlers to have…
Second up is a pint-sized Spiderman. Not sure how we … Read More »
Just in case you haven’t seen enough of the Chicago Cubs over the past week or so, we thought we’d share a few moments of their media circus that followed their 7 game Series with the Indians. It’s good to be champs….
First up Saturday Night Live…
Batting second, Jimmy Fallon…
Third up, Jimmy Kimmel…
And batting cleanup, a LEGO tribute (doesn’t get much bigger than that!)
It’s been a while since we delivered our videos of the week, so we might be a bit overdue. But here’s what’s happening in the world of YouTube:
Last Sunday Angel’s center fielder Mike trout made a young fan’s day…..or week, or year…. when he took some time pre-game to sign a few autographs. It only took him a few seconds to do so, but the joy he gave a kid is immeasurable.
It’s nothing we haven’t seen before here in Dallas, but it sure is bad news for the Cowboys and their fans…Tony Romo going down with another injury. This time it’s a compression fracture to the L1 vertebra in his back putting him out of commission 6-10 weeks. This isn’t Romo’s first back injury, and I’m not sure what the long-term consequences will be for him (and his … Read More »
It’s that time of year again when the most exciting tournament in sports is about to begin – The Stanley Cup Playoffs. And that means it’s time to check in again with our go-to hockey guy, former Stars defensemen, two-time Cup winner and current Fox Sports SW analyst for the Dallas Stars – Craig Ludwig.
ScoreBoardTX: OK Luds, the Stars have exceeded all expectations this year by not only winning the Central Division but also securing the best record in the Western Conference (after missing out on the playoffs last year). With everything that they’ve accomplished already, how high has the bar now been set? How deep do they have to go for this season to be considered a success?
Luds: When you finish on top of arguably the toughest division in the NHL, and first in the Western Conference, expectations will … Read More »
On Monday night in Houston, the boys of the Pearland Little League team were honored with a special dinner for themselves, their families and their coaches compliments of Texas Land & Cattle. And before the boys sat down to eat, each one also received a new pair of POWERHANDZ weighted Pure-Grip baseball gloves, an innovative training product from the company’s line of performance enhancing weighted sports gloves. In case you need a reminder, the boys from Pearland, TX made a wild run at the Little League World Series Championship in August, before eventually taking home 3rd place behind the teams from Japan and Pennsylvania. After dinner ScoreBoardTX had a chance to sit down with the team’s manager Andrew Solomon, and find out what the man with the dreadlocks had to say about everything that’s happened to him and his team … Read More »
NHL hockey is finally upon us (the Stars had their first pre-season game last night in Florida against the Panthers, a 3-2 loss) after a long off-season in these parts. So we thought it was time to catch up with former Stars defenseman, current Fox Sports Southwest hockey analyst and our go-to hockey guy, Craig Ludwig.
ScoreBoardTX: OK Luds, The Stars made some significant moves this off-season, among them acquiring Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya fresh off their championship run with the Blackhawks, and trading for former Cup winning goalie Antti Niemi from the Sharks. What’s your take on the all the moves by Jim Nill and crew? Which do you think will have the biggest impact?
Ludwig: First Sharp should help out our power play. He can play the point on it and he bolsters an already very talented top six … Read More »
David Ortiz Signed on as Newest Brand Ambassador to Begin Year Two
DALLAS (August 4, 2015) — Since its launch one year ago, POWERHANDZ has literally been on the hands of thousands of athletes around the world who are focused on one thing – being the best at their craft. In July, 2014, POWERHANDZ introduced itself to the sports world with two patent-pending products focused on basketball – a weighted anti-grip glove and a slick ball wrap designed to give players an edge and sharpen their skills.
Fast forward one year. Over the last 365 days POWERHANDZ has developed line extensions to expand its training products into multiple sports, including basketball, baseball, football, golf and soccer. This rapid growth has developed more consumer demand to expand into boxing/MMA, tennis, hockey, track and more.
“We have achieved so many milestones in our first … Read More »