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DerekSTheRed

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I've lived in North Texas all my life. My parents weened me on stories of Staubach comebacks and I've been a Cowboys fan ever since. I also follow the DFW sports teams and have attended games for all four major franchises and a few local minor league teams. I became an obsessed fan (instead of a casual fan) of the Stars during college, the Rangers just after college, and the Maverick's during the NHL lockout.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Texas Rangers
  • NBA Dallas Mavericks
  • NFL Dallas Cowboys
  • NHL Dallas Stars
  • NCAAF TCU Horned Frogs
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ESPN's Simmons and Berry discuss fantasy and the Rangers

In Bill Simmon's latest 2 part podcast, he discusses fantasy baseball with Matthew Berry.  In his part 1 podcast they discuss the AL West (starting at the 28 minute mark) and spend a bit amount of...

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Proposed Trade Thread for the Deadline

This is a thread for any proposed trade ideas you can come up with and for discussion of said trades.  The goal is to come up with some reasonable trades (which is somewhat subjective) using ESPN's...

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SI.com: Crucial stretch for Stars and Pens

Darren Eliot at si.com lists the Stars and Pens as two teams that currently sit out of the playoffs but that could jump in down the stretch.  Here's what he says about the Stars. In the case of...

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My man-crush on DeWitt aka Proposed Michael Young trade

I have a fondness for a certain type of player that I would like to see the Rangers pursue.  For the past few years, I've been wanting the Rangers to acquire a lefty power bat with reverse splits. ...

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Rumor: Braves going after Cain instead of Peavy

Despite the Giant's insistence that Cain was untouchable, Dave O'Brien for the Atlanta Journal Constitution (in the comment section) says the Braves are losing patience with the Padres on Peavy and...

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Mavs in Simmons NBA Podcast

I'm listening to ESPN's Bill Simmons NBA podcast.  In it, Bill and his buddy House try to pick the over/under of each NBA team.  Unfortunately, the audio craps out right when they start to talk...

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Heyman: Peavy rejects Rangers

SI's John Heyman has a new article where he says the Rangers will be in on Brian Fuentes.  He also had this to say about Peavy. Padres ace Jake Peavy is seen as accepting a trade to at least any...

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Has anyone been able to get to Mark Cuban's blog? All I get is a "Site Not Found" message.

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Rangers interested in Freddy Garcia

Freddy Garcia pitched a bullpen session in front of scouts for 15 teams or so yesterday.  MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez says the Rangers are among the teams most interested. Of all the teams at least...

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Tony Clark traded. Sets market for Cat?

Per ESPN's Buster Olney, Tony Clark was traded from the Padres to the DBacks.  According to AZCentral.com, the Padres will receive a minor league pitcher most likely a AA pitcher.  I can't imagine...

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The Ichiro Pre-ALL Star Game Speech

Apparently Ichiro does a speech at the All-Star Game to the players right after the manager's speech.  It's secret has now been revealed thanks to Jeff Passan. “It’s why we win,” David Ortiz...

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OT: Dilbert Author Baseball Testimony

Scott Adams, the author of the popular Dilbert comic, recounts a day at the ballpark in his own unique perspective. Yesterday I went to a Giants baseball game. It was Little League Day, so there...

This was Hansen's "final thought" on the Pacman trade. Suffice it to say, he's not a fan.

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This was Hansen's "final thought" on the Pacman trade. Suffice it to say, he's not a fan.

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Gasol Traded to Lakers

The Lakers just traded for Pau Gasol for and shipped Kwame, Crittenton and 2 number one draft picks in 2008 and 2010 to Memphis.Does anyone feel this increases the need for the Maverick's to make a...

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Giants Concerned about Witten

The New York Post does an article on how Witten had a career day against the Giants in week one and how the Giants are determined to not let it happen again. Along with several other Giants...

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Razor Reaugh on Dallas vs. Buffalo

For those of you who don't follow hockey or the NHL, Dallas and Buffalo have a history in that league as well.  In 1999, the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup over the Buffalo Sabres in 6 games....

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Men's Club and the Cowboys

An interesting article by ESPN's Pearlman detailing the coorelation between the Dallas Cowboy's success and the success of a local strip joint. "As the Cowboys go, we go," says Apple, a 19-year-old...

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Royal's Bell will retire at season's end

According to Yahoo Sports MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Buddy Bell resigned as the Kansas City Royals' manager, effective at the end of the season. Bell announced the decision before Wednesday's game against...

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Yahoo TO article

I guess columnist's are getting their TO columns in early this year.  As usual a reporter shows his dislike for TO and lists the reasons he'll tear apart the team this year.The only interesting...

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Mavs interested in Wizards' Blatche AKA Who is this Guy?

The Washington  Post says the Mavs are interested in Blatche. Blatche is a restricted free agent, meaning the Wizards would have seven days to decide whether to match any offer made to him. The...

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Hollinger rates college players in Draft

ESPN's John Hollinger (subr. req) created a system of rating college players as they enter the draft.  He goes back and shows how the scoring would have done on previous draftees and it looks...

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Westbrook signs 3-yr contract

Westbrook re-signed with the Indians according to MLB.com.  This would remove any possibility of an Otsuka/Westbrook trade.  Financial details have not been disclosed. The Indians have two other...

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SI's Dr. Z on Hamlin Signing

SI's Dr. Z answered a question from what I guess is a Redskin fan. Very astute question from Mark of Annapolis, and if I didn't have a very special E-mailer of the Week already picked out, he'd be...

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Hollinger: Worst Contracts still on the Books

ESPN's John Hollinger (Subr. Req.) wrote an article detailing the worst contracts that teams are still paying for.  As you'd expect the Knicks were well represented with a section for the current...

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Shaub traded to Texans

Per ESPN's Len Pasquarelli. When the trade is completed, Atlanta and Houston will flip-flop first-round picks in April's draft, and Atlanta will receive Houston's second-round picks in 2007 and...

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AM Jump for North Texas

Ever since ESPN's Daily Quickie went away, I've been going to their AM Jump articles every morning.  Today's had a few items that metroplex basketball fans might enjoy. 3 I've Had Some Mean Greens....

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Fox Sports on 72 and the '90s era Perspective

Mike Kahn at Fox Sports has a column called "Ten Things we Learned this Week." and includes this nugget about the Mavs. But really, so far, this season has been about Dallas. 1. Item: The Mavericks...

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Would you draft a 19 year old?

19 year old DT Amobi Okoye (6'2", 287) graduated from Louisville and has entered the draft.  I found out about him in a John Clayton article.  This is what ESPN has to say about the guy. Okoye...

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Senior Bowl Practices

Espn is starting their draft coverage of the NFL draft with senior bowl practices (Subscription Required)Here's a list of players that according to Mel Kiper have been doing well in the practices...

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