Skattershooting while wondering whatever
happened to Paul Reiser of Mad About
- Does anyone remember laser discs? They
were just big DVDs that cost a fortune.
- Osama Bin Laden has now made a video
appearance a few days before the election. Did you know that was the
first time since November of 2001 that a video with audio of Bin Laden
has been seen. I had come to believe he was probably dead.
Testaverde has thrown for over 300 yards in a game three times this
year. With ten games to go, he only has to do it one more time to break
the record held by Roger Staubach and Danny White. Something
seems very wrong.
- It's hard to get excited about
Testaverde faking a run to Eddie George and then passing to Keshaun
Johnson. All three players were not with the Cowboys last year. I love
Seinfeld's line about cheering for a particular team when the players
are constantly changing. "When it comes down to it, we're just cheering
for laundry." (i.e. the uniform).
- Let me go on a rant about Bill
Parcells. Every weekday he holds a news conference with the local media
and it normally lasts 30 to 45 minutes. I have never seen a guy with a
bigger ego nor someone that thinks more of himself. Sure, he's
got the skins on the wall but worry about any guy that thinks he knows
it all. You know, I
think I'm a smart guy in my field of practice but I don't for one
second believe that I can't learn from someone who has less experience
than me. Not the Great Magnificent Tuner. No one is smarter
than him and he doesn't mind telling you so.
- Parcells is so smart that he has never
granted Dale Hanson an interview. Hanson said on his radio show that he
"hadn't even met the guy." Guess what Hanson does now? He spends
most of his time dogging Parcells. You'd think the smartest man
in the NFL would know you might want to keep Hanson happy.
- The comeback of the Boston Red Sox is
nothing short of miraculous.
- We should have known the Yankees would
lose since they have these former Rangers on their roster: Ruben
Sierra, A-Rod, and Kevin Brown.
- Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez made the
oddest statement after losing a game to the Yankees during the regular
season. Asked to explain why he struggles against the Yankees,
Martinez said "Just call the Yankees my daddy." What was very
funny was the Yankee crowd during the ALCS chanting "Who's your daddy?"
when Martinez pitched.
- Jack Buck is a great announcer. Where
did he come from?
- I occasionally rent a DVD that
receives a lot of off-the-radar buzz but never made it big at the local
Y Tu Mama Tambien, was great.
- OU freshman running back Adrian
Peterson may end up the greatest college player ever.
- Ryan Perrilloux is a hot shot high
school quarterback out of a Louisiana high school that has orally
committed to the University of Texas. He announced the other day that
he would reconsider that decision if UT's offensive coordinator, Greg
Davis, is fired. "He just needs to stay one more year, and
I'll show him what I can do," the kid said. Two words: Trouble
- Troy Aikman may be the most boring
announcer on the face of the earth.
- I finally watched a few episodes of Arrested Development. It's not just
funny, it's very funny.
is pretty entertaining as well.
- Can you believe the number of ads the
Cowboys are rolling out there to insure that Arlington voters approve
the new stadium? So far they've spent $5.1 million. The modest
opposition group has spent $43,000.
- I used to make a joke with any friend
of mine that was recently married by asking them "How's that failed
marriage of yours going?" I don't do that anymore.
- Speaking of ads, I'm going to throw up
if I see another Pete Sessions vs. Martin Frost ad. And, by the way, I
think both of them come across as liars that can't be trusted.
- It seems like Red Lobster advertises on
TV a whole bunch.
- Let me go on another rant. Due to the
electoral college, why does anyone in Texas have a Bush or Kerry sign
in their front yard? There is a 100% chance that Bush will win the
majority of votes in Texas and thereby receive all of Texas' 34
electoral votes. If a Bush supporter wants to help Bush, he should be
in some way assisting with support in the swing states of Pennsylvania,
Ohio, or Florida. I don't understand the electoral college. This
presidential race has pretty much come down to a battle of the swing
states and the rest of us are ignored. But did you see what was on the
ballot in Colorado? It's a measure that would do away with the
electoral college as it applies to that state. So instead of the
majority winner receiving all 9 of Colorado's electoral votes, they
would be divided proportionally among the presidential candidates. Most
likely this will be 5 to the winner and 4 to the loser. If that system
had been in place in 2000, Gore would have won the presidential
election outright. I had thought the electoral college was
constitutionally required, but I was wrong.
- I saw The Last Picture Show the other day
and Cybil Shephard, at that time, may have been the most beautiful girl
- Speaking of Shephard, I miss her and
Bruce Willis in Moonlighting
- Did you see that the North Dallas
Tollway will be extended 9.7 miles in Collin County with a completion
date of 2007. Brace yourself: The tollway will then reach highway 380.
Yep, the same 380 that runs through Wise County.
- Rick Neuheisel, the former football coach at
Washington, made headlines across the nation when he was fired after
gambling a couple of thousand dollars on an office pool for the NCAA
basketball tournament. He
was all over the television when the firing
went down. I couldn't help but shake my head the other day when the
NCAA cleared him of any wrongdoing. Look at the size
of this story as it
appeared in the Dallas Morning News. That was the entire story.
- Want to see the beginning of another
tech stock going out of control? Check out the Google chart.
- Does anybody miss the NHL?
- A few people sure did freak out when
John Kerry referred to Dick Chaney's daughter as a "lesbian". Since she
is openly gay, what was the outcry about? I think it basically came
from people that freak out every time they hear the word "lesbian".
- Birth, a new movie with
Nicole Kidman is good. But be prepared for an "art house" feel about
- By the way, did you know that Lupe
Valdez, a candidate for Sheriff of Dallas County, is openly
gay? I kind of want to see that: A Texas sheriff that is a woman,
gay, and hispanic.
- All-around fraudulent pastor Bob Tilton
is back at it again on the BET network. I had to watch him the other
night and he was actually hawking one of his books that was called "How
To Pay Your Bills Supernaturally." Sheesh. I bet the first start is to
send him an offering.
- Wise County
residents have been known to frequent Rodeo Exchange in the stockyards.
Last Monday (that's right, a Monday) Tommy Gene Roberson, 41, was
allegedly involve in an incident that led to his arrest. According to
the Star Telegram, Roberson is alleged to had struck a man who was
talking to Roberson's wife in the bar. The alleged victim, Jeffrey
44, was driven home by his roommate. He was found dead the next
morning, and the medical examiner ruled that he died from a blow to the
- Elton John has been around for a long,
- One song that seems to endure time is
Soft Cell's "Tainted Love". The lead singer of the group, Marc Almond,
was hospitalized in serious condition on October 17th after a
he was a passenger on crashed in London.
- Going back to the world series, isn't
it amazing that the managers would agree to a brief interview in
between innings? I've always thought the same thing about college
football coaches giving interviews at half-time as they ran off the
field. I wonder if they
are paid for that?
- It's amazing that the Dallas Morning
News completely ignores Decatur Eagle football. The team isn't even
listed in the "area" top ten poll the paper publishes.
- I think the Decatur Eagles might win a
state championship. Boyd may give it a run too.
- Then again, I think John Kerry will win
on November 2nd.
- But I also predicted Kobe Bryant would
not be convicted. Then again, I also thought Martha Stewart would be
found not guilty.
- Two high school girls, both ranked in
the top ten on national basketball recruiting lists, have committed to
Oklahoma. What's the big deal? They are twin sisters, Courtney and
Ashley Paris, out of California. (One is 6-4 and the other 6-2).
- Everyone remembers the shocking
interview scene with Sharon Stone in Basic
Instinct. It's funny to go back and watch it now. It kind of
loses its effect when you discover that one of the interrogators is
none other than "Newman" from Seinfeld.
- I always thought it was cool to see a
school bus going down the road on Friday night to a football game and
then being able to read the town's name on the side. Now all you
see is "Durham Transportation". Not quite the same.
Green served as District Attorney for Wise and Jack Counties from 1993
through 2000. He is now a partner in the Decatur law firm of Smith
& Green, P.C. and is Board Certified in Criminal Law.
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