Posts Tagged ‘college’

Youthful Joy

Friday, June 29th, 2012

It’s a rainy fall Saturday afternoon in 1970. I’m 10 years old. My friend Chris and I are at my father’s furniture store in Ft. Worth. Rambunctious fifth graders jumping on sofas and beds. Skipping between dining room tables playing paper football. First one to 100 wins. In those days, there was only one college […]

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Lessons Learned – #8

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Here is the eighth most important thing I learned this year: Wins Galore – Last week Sports Illustrated honored college basketball coaches Pat Summitt and Mike Krzyzewski as its sportspeople of the year. I recently heard Coach K tell a story on Sirius XM about his 1989 Duke team. Christian Laettner had a bad turnover […]

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Brothers United

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Tonight on ESPN, the Downtown Athletic Club will announce the 77th recipient of the Heisman Memorial Trophy – awarded each year to the ‘outstanding college football player in the United States.’ Right now, players you’ve likely never heard of are participating in the 112th renewal of a contest that best exemplifies what the sport is […]

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Denying Eyes

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The NFL draft begins tonight – which means a few young men barely of drinking age will wear $1,000 suits and smile broadly for the ESPN cameras, rejoicing that they are instant millionaires… and fortunate not to be selected by the Oakland Raiders. A peculiarity of this annual rite of football passage is how personnel […]

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Lessons Learned – #2

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The countdown of the Top 10 lessons I learned during 2010 is almost complete. Here’s #2: Humility Dose– For a decade my beloved Texas Longhorns were a mainstay near the top of the college football rankings. This year, an ugly seven losses. Fallout? Offensive coordinator and special teams coaches fired; defensive coordinator resigned to become […]

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