Cole Jones

  • joined Sep 14, 2009
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
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I moved to the DFW Metroplex in spring of 1991 as a chubby cheeked adorable little 1st grader, after living in Alabama, New York, and Boston as a baby. Lucky for me, the Minnesota North Stars decided to join me a couple years later, thus beginning a love affair that lasts to this day. After tooling around rec-level roller hockey for most of my youth, I decided to give up my lofty goals of scoring a Stanley Cup over-time game winning goal, and settled into a simpler career as a Police Communications Officer and 911 Operator, who blogs about hockey on the side.

After founding the short-lived but surprisingly popular "The Other 6 Seconds" Stars blog, I retired from the blogging game. Rested and recharged from my down time, I decided to take Brandon Worley up on his long-standing offer to write for Defending Big D, and here I am... ready to share my undying love and passion for the sport to my fellow Stars fans and computer nerds.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Boston Red Sox
  • NHL Dallas Stars
  • NCAAF Alabama Crimson Tide
  • NFL Tennessee Titans
  • Boxing Jack Johnson
User Blog

Dallas Stars Reclaim Division Lead, Down Calgary Flames


The Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 in an incredibly crucial contest on home ice.

Defending Big D Mailbag, Volume 5: Survivable Injuries, Division Title Hopes


An injury to Michael Ryder would likely spell disaster for this team's fortunes. He's not alone in that distinction.

Dallas Stars Spare Change: Whatever It Takes To Win


The Dallas Stars keep the ball rolling as they continue to rack up points in the march to the playoffs.

Defending Big D Mailbag, Volume 4: Deadline Dealings, Amnesty Clause


As the NHL trade deadline came and went last Monday, Dallas Stars fans were on pins and needles waiting to see what, if anything, their favorite team would do. It turns out Joe Nieuwendyk had seen...

Dallas Stars Spare Change: The Week That Was


A look back at the past week of Dallas Stars hockey.

Defending Big D Mailbag, Volume 3: The Next Dallas Stars Captain?


As Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow's career begins to wind down, it's only natural to wonder who is next in line to wear the C.

Dallas Stars Spare Change: Trading Grossman, Scouting Columbus


Dallas Stars Spare Change: Trading Grossman, Scouting Columbus

Defending Big D Uniform Survey: Results


The early results of the Defending Big D Uniform Survey. Would this be an upgrade over the Stars current uniforms?

Defending Big D Mailbag, Volume 2: Is Jamie Benn The Next Mike Modano?


How does Jamie Benn stack up to Mike Modano so far in his young career? Is it even fair to ask?

Dallas Stars Spare Change: Consistency, Turnovers, and Eddie The Eagle


A look back at the Dallas Stars week, and a fond look back at Ed Belfour's time in Texas.

Defending Big D Mailbag, Volume 1: Zach Parise, Financial Futures & Dirty Jobs


The writers at Defending Big D open up the mailbag and answer questions from the community.

Dallas Stars Uniform Survey: Second Wave


Part 2 of this community project focused on fixing the Dallas Stars uniforms.

Introducing the Defending Big D Mail Bag


The writers at Defending Big D are pleased to announce a new feature to the blog, called the Defending Big D Mail Bag. Got a question you want to ask or a topic you want us to address? You can now...

Dallas Stars Spare Change: Five Straight Losses


Do the Dallas Stars have what it takes to right the ship after 5 straight losses?

Dallas Stars Uniform Survey: First Wave


Do you think the Dallas Stars need a little more green, and a little more... STARS in their uniform? We do.

Glen Gulutzan: How Do You Feel So Far?


When the Dallas Stars hired Glen Gulutzan to be their next head coach, they passed over rising star Kirk Muller and proven veteran Ken Hitchcock. Did they make the right choice?

Brilliant Kari Lehtonen Not Enough To Stifle St. Louis Blues


If the Dallas Stars could have turned up the thermostat in St. Louis on Monday night, they probably would have considered it. The style of play seemed geared toward slowing down the St. Louis Blues,...

Dallas Stars Spare Change: Dog Days, Pessimism, and Angelo Esposito


Another week of win-one-lose-one, with time slipping away and games-in-hand being played. These are the dog days of hockey season, where the schedule starts to grind on players and fans alike, and...

Dallas Stars Spare Change: Benn Brothers and Barch's "Slur"


All in all, the Dallas Stars have had a pretty successful week, overcoming defensive shortfalls and mounting injuries to come away with a handful of impressive wins against the Nashville Predators,...


Stars Uniform Survey

With a new owner and team president in place, and most Stars fans not really a big fan of the current Stars uniforms (either because of the lack of green, the lack of logo, or the blankness of...

Spare Change: Whining And Back-Up Goalies


Spare Change is a new weekly column in which I've been given free reign to discuss the topics of the week in my own words. It should regularly be posted on Saturdays, with fairly wide-reaching...

Dallas Stars Down Nashville Predators


The Dallas Stars started strong, stumbled, but regained control against the Nashville Predators on Friday night.The Nashville Predators, entering the second game of a back to back, spotted the S...

Patience Paying Dividends For Philip Larsen


Sergei Zubov's skates are not easily filled. The smooth-skating, slick-passing, chain-smoking Russian magician had Dallas Stars fans spoiled from 1996 to 2009, and ever since he left the NHL for...

Zach Parise Leads New Jersey Devils Over Dallas Stars


On the second night of a back to back, at the end of a long and trying road trip, the New Jersey Devils were simply too much for the Dallas Stars tonight, who fell 6-3. Son of Minnesota North Stars...

Dallas Stars Grind Out Victory at MSG


When I see the New York Rangers on the schedule, I get myself mentally prepared for a battle against Brad Richards and Sean Avery. This wasn't exactly the game I expected when I tuned in, and it's...

Bachman Anchors Dallas Stars Past Los Angeles Kings


The Dallas Stars entered Saturday's game with the Los Angeles Kings needing a win, not just to move back to the top of the Pacific Division standings, but to help get the taste of the debacle in...

Dallas Stars Top 5 Failed Reclamation Projects


The Dallas Stars have had some success this season grabbing useful players off of the league's scrap heap, and turning them into core contributors both on the ice and in the locker room. Sheldon...

Dallas Stars Top 5 Reclamation Projects


Dallas Stars Top 5 Reclamation Projects

NHL Realignment: New Conference Rooted In Norris Tradition


[Editor's Note: As most of you know, Art decided to hang up the blogging gloves and retire from DBD while on top. To replace him, Defending Big D pulled another accomplished blogger out of the...

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