Pudge Gets “The Call”

Posted on January 19th, by John Rhadigan in All, Baseball, Texas Rangers. No Comments

Normally when a reporter is singled out at a press conference it isn’t a happy moment for him. It generally means you have written or said something that angered the person at the front of the room. Think Trump with any CNN reporter. However, when I was singled out Wednesday evening, I could not have been more pleased.

As Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez entered the Rangers media room it was full of people he knew. Family, Rangers front office staff and tons of media. Rangers Owner Ray Davis was there to present Pudge with a Hall of Fame cap, a photo op to commemorate the occasion, Pudge had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot. As he walked to the stage Pudge waved at me, then walked over to shake my hand pulled me in for a … Read More »



Reverse Barometer: Championship Sunday

Posted on January 18th, by Rob Scichili in All, NFL. No Comments

Yes, it’s Wednesday, but it’s never too early to get the Reverse Barometer out for a good solid look at the NFL Conference Championship games this weekend. And since we here at ScoreBoard nailed both Clemson’s National Championship and the Packers’ win at the Cowboys last Sunday, you may want to listen up. Or not. We’re on a roll but we’re also due for a loss, so read ahead at your own peril.

For those of you who are still drowning your sorrows in the Cowboys’ loss, get over it. Aaron Rodgers has done that to a few teams over the years. Time to look ahead.

Packers at Falcons – NFC Championship

The biggest question is “will Jordy Nelson be back?” Guess what? It may not matter. When Rodgers is throwing the pill, he turns the ordinary receivers into stars. Did you see … Read More »



Done in by Mr. Rodgers

Posted on January 16th, by Mike Fisher in All, Dallas Cowboys. No Comments

ARLINGTON – It will be argued forever that the Dallas Cowboys’ playoff loss to the Packers yesterday at AT&T Stadium was about the results of rust. Or about the results about readiness. Or about the results of the reliance on rookies.

But to me? Packers 34, Cowboys 31 was exactly what I’d feared it would be: About the results of Rodgers.

Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers was my regular-season pick for NFL MVP based on the simplest of facts: He is the NFL star with the best chance to get to the Super Bowl with the least amount of help. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, after suffering through Rodgers’ conversion of a third-and-19 to set up the game-winning field goal with no time remaining, said when it’s all over, Rodgers “will go down as one of the three greatest to ever lace ’em … Read More »



Sorry Cowboys’ Fans

Posted on January 11th, by Tom Fireoved in All, Dallas Cowboys, NFL. No Comments

First things first. Hats off to my ScoreBoardTX partner Rob Scichili for his almost spot-on upset prediction Monday morning of Clemson by 3 over Alabama (final score Tigers 35-31). Now it’s my turn to be the prognosticator, but unfortunately what my crystal ball is showing me will ruffle a few feathers here in the Metroplex. The Cowboys will be one-and-done this weekend.

Before the tar and feathers come out, let me explain the reasoning behind my seemingly traitorous statement. In fact, I’ll tie it into the results of Monday’s championship game where Crimson Tide true freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts fell short to a superior, more experienced player on the opposing sideline, Deshaun Watson. While Hurts was good, Watson was better. And on Sunday I expect the Cowboys’ rookie sensation QB Dak Prescott to be the second best play-caller on the field … Read More »



Does Clemson Have a Shot?

Posted on January 9th, by Rob Scichili in All, College Football PLayoff. 1 Comment

Contrary to what some might think, the Alabama Crimson Tide have not already been awarded the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. Clemson will certainly have something to say about that before tonight is over.

Let me just say that somehow, someway, yes – the Tigers have a chance. How much of a chance? I’ll give it about 30-35 percent. But that may be enough.

Everything comes down to tonight’s game. Not what Alabama has done to opponents all season. Not what Clemson has accomplished along the way as well. Both are sixty minutes away from a championship.

Many are picking Alabama, and why not? They’ve simply dominated like no other team in college football this season, especially on defense. They’ve scored 14 (FOURTEEN!) touchdowns on defense or special teams. I am in Tampa working the CFP National Championship and I’ve gotten a … Read More »



Video Friday

Posted on January 6th, by ScoreBoardTX in All. No Comments

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 »


I Want the Giants

Posted on January 4th, by John Rhadigan in All, Dallas Cowboys, NFL. No Comments

Cowboys fans should be rooting for the Giants this weekend. I know it’s a difficult thing for a true fan of America’s team to do, but that is the best, and frankly the juiciest match-up possible for the NFC Divisional Round game on January 15.

Obviously I know that the Giants are the only team that has beaten the Cowboys when they’ve rolled out their starters this year – (the Philly loss had Zeke Elliott, Sean Lee, Tyron Smith – and for most of the game Dak Prescott – on the bench) – and they’ve done so twice. To me that is why fans should want this match-up. The New York Football Giants, as Jason Garrett likes to call them, would come to AT&T Stadium feeling very good about themselves. To get to Arlington they will have beaten the Packers in … Read More »