Memories of 1960, listening to color commentator Frank Glieber on KBOX radio 1480, I lay in the floor of our family den, twisting and turning, and always believing in my team, the Dallas Cowboys. I was six years old and an up-and-coming sports fanatic.
Growing up watching baseball’s game of the week with Dizzy Dean and PeeWee Reese was also a highlight. I never dreamed Texas would eventually have its own major league team. The Texas Rangers came to town in 1972, but not until the last few years has my fandom begun to pay off with postseason success.
My interest in basketball followed the same path. I was a Celtics fan, but when the NBA rolled into Dallas, there was little doubt that the Mavericks would be my favorite team. In 2011, the years of supporting the Mavs finally paid off in a well-deserved world championship.
This column will feature stories about these three Dallas professional sports teams, including off-season reports and scouting news. I am a fan, I follow it closely, but I am also a critic. Like local Dallas radio host Randy Galloway says, I offer commentary that is “fair and biased.” I shoot straight, even when I’m wrong.
The Mavericks have reached the goal of 10 wins (against 7 losses) in their first 20 games, with three games to spare.
After a long wait, the Texas Rangers made it official on Wednesday, signing Japan’s best pitcher, Yu Darvish, to a six-year deal for $60 million.
After starting at 3-5, the Mavericks take a five-game winning streak to L.A. to face the Lakers and Clippers.
The Mavericks pull to 5-5 after a slow start. The team is coming together with its new roster.
Starting with a simmer, the Mavs may be in full boil sooner than most people thought.
Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys, and a physics lesson. Keeping up appearances in Big D.
The game that will end a mediocre season for either the Cowboys or Giants will be played. The other one has to keep playing.
The Dallas Mavericks are being schooled in NBA basketball early in the (shortened) 2011-2012 season.
The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat face off in game one of the NBA season on Christmas Day.
The Texas Rangers are still playing hard ball during the offseason, landing the negotiating rights to Japan's Yu Darvish.
The Dallas Cowboys have the biggest obstacle of all to overcome: leadership.
Dallas Cowboys stretch season record to 7-4, showing characteristics of a team that wins.
The Rangers may be operating a revolving door. Joe Nathan is coming in, but is C.J. Wilson going out?
Can the Dallas Cowboys pass the test of mediocrity and win the games they should?
Facing another long-term value decision, the Texas Rangers aim to keep its highly sought after left-handed ace in town for years to come.
The Dallas Cowboys looked virtually flawless in their defeat of the Buffalo Bills.
The Dallas Cowboys are 4-4 and is hoping its defensive success will be the edge it needs to make the 2011 playoffs.
Trucking along at 4-4, the Dallas Cowboys are simply an average team.