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I've drawn paychecks in journalism, politics and law, which means that I've covered all the scumbag professions save one. Graduate of UT and the UT Law School. Day job: partner in law firm. Dallas native living in Austin with my son.

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Mack and Sudden Change


The terrors of sudden change for a man operating at the pinnacle of his profession.

Mack Brown Hires Greg Robinson


Mack Brown brings former co-DC Greg Robinson back to the 40 for a role in the player personnel department.

Senate Vote Bodes Well for UT President Powers


With an overwhemling 29-2 vote, the Texas Senate passed a bill that could make it difficult for the UT System Board of Regents to fire UT Austin President Bill Powers.

Case closed? Maybe not.


Jordan Hicks's lawyer issues press release claiming that San Antonio police will not file charges against either Hicks or Case McCoy in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

Hardware Matters


How many more trophies should the Longhorns have?

One Riot. One Ranger.


A coda to the world series from a distraught Rangers fan.

The Unseemly, Sickening Endgame for Paterno and Penn State


This evening brought a report from Fox-Philly that the victims in Gerald Arthur Sandusky's alleged wretched spree have more than doubled based on tips received by investigators since state attorney...

Washed Out: Rangers Drop Game 1 to Cards, 3-2


The Rangers have a better-balanced, more talented team overall, but the Cardinals have three distinct advantages: (1) Chris Carpenter; (2) Tony LaRussa; and (3) a better bench. Saint Loo used all...

Dong Augustus: Cruz Wallops Rangers to 2-0 ALCS Lead


This is why the Texas Rangers are going to be so damn hard to beat in the postseason. For one thing, the bullpen is a bottomless well of asphyxiating filth. That Whatasizes narrow Ranger leads...

Hardball Time in Texas


Time is short, but I wanted to put in a few quick words before first pitch in the Texas/Tampa ALDS. Since there's a beer vendor that desperately needs my attention, I'll leave most of the data...

Billion Dollar Bevo, Part II: The Bloody LHN Carriage Negotiations


This is no ordinary standoff over wholesale subscriber rates. In this installment of the Billion Dollar Bevo Series (Part I here), we'll tell you why the Longhorn Network has become--at least for...

Billion Dollar Bevo, Part I: Inside the UT/ESPN Longhorn Network Deal


The billion-dollar Longhorn Network goes live today. That's right. Billion. The big daddy with three commas. If you want to know where we got that number, stay tuned. This post is the first in a...

Texas Independence Day: August 15, 2011


In the years to come, we would do well to remember what it sounded like -- this calamitous full-throated roar of rebellion by the Agrarian Brotherhood of Brazos County that was loud enough to tear...

Rangers Bullpen: Liability Becomes Asset, but Feliz Issues Persist


Koji Uehara hails from Osaka, Japan. Mike Adams was born in Corpus Christi but grew up in Sinton, Texas, both of which, according to the Googleplexer, are a long fungo and 6,700 miles in a kayak...

Trigger Time for Ryan Daniels


This is where I thought the Rangers stood going into the last week before the non-waiver trading deadline, which strikes at 3 p.m. CT on Sunday: By most accounts, the Rangers are poised to make m...


Kinsler: Call Your Agent Before You Head for the Lake

Ian Kinsler told ESPN Dallas reporter Master Tesfatsion yesterday that he plans to spend most of his All Star break at Lake Texoma.  In addition to fishing, Kinsler apparently plans to spend quite...


Unanswered Questions from the Bosley Affair

The most interesting aspects of this story are going unreported, probably because management and the players aren't talking, or are unwilling to say anything even on deep background because the lid...

The Rangers, the DL and Avoiding Waterloo


This may sound as axiomatic as a warning for shit underfoot in a feedlot, but here goes. The only thing standing between the Texas Rangers and a second-consecutive AL West title is the disabled...

The Big Umlaut Goes to the Hole


I don't know if it was a career-defining moment for Dirk Nowitzki -- but it sure as hell looked like one. I'd have bet the house on a signature fallaway jumper, but Dirk took Chris Bosh off the...

Rangers Prepare for Brutal Road Trips; Cashier John Rhadigan


As memorable as the Mavericks series-clinching win over the Thunder was, the one I'll always remember is the Dallas theft of Game 4 on Monday night. I was on my way back to Austin from the...

NFL Can’t Afford to Play by Baseball’s Rules


Earlier this week, Scip opined here that Monday's decision from a federal appeals court effectively restoring the NFL lockout is a good thing -- at least if you want to see pro football this fall. ...

Be Patient, Keep Grinding, Pound Some Budweiser


Teddy M.F. Ballgame UPDATE: Since this was published last Friday, the Rangers took 2 of 3 from the Halos and won the road trip opener from the Chisox behind a complete game shutout from Colby...

The Real Injury Risk for the Rangers (And It's Not Josh Hamilton)


Hamilton: "I heard two pops." Uh-oh. Josh Hamilton's injury, the merits of the play he was injured on, and the resulting effect on the...

The New 12-Step Program to Develop Starting Pitching


The Texas Rangers have an unparalleled history of abject failure when it comes to developing or attracting -- and then retaining -- top quality starting pitching. For virtually its entire...

Wallowing in Schadenfreude on a Rangers Travel Day


Suffice it to say that the Rangers exceeded the best of expectations with a 6-0 start by sweeping Boston and the Good Ship Mariner in the opening homestand. Moderately unexpected was the...

Opening Weekend at the RBIA Missile Range


ARLINGTON -- Observations on the Rangers 4-0 start from my perch in Section 230. 1. Beware the small sample size. Repeat after me: the Rangers have completed exactly 2.47 % of the schedule. ...

Rangers Decide on Feliz: Closer in 2011; Starter in 2012


UPDATE 2: Some quick-take thoughts: On Randy Galloway's radio show this afternoon, Nolan Ryan said this: "I think if we weren't in such a need for him as a closer, he would be starting for us...

The Camp Ranger Punch List


Opening day for the defending American League champions is a week from Friday. At this point in spring training, a contending team's punch list needs to be pretty short. Not so for your Texas...

Big Tex and the BDSDs


Chuck Greenberg's tenure as CEO of the Texas Rangers was over in a Fort Worth minute. As always, good stuff at Lone Star Ball (including a link to Gallo's column in the Startlegram) and BBTIA. ...

Baseball’s Ultimate Commando Injured on a Treadmill: Only in (St)rangerland


Dispatches from Camp Ranger this morn reporting third baseman Adrian Beltre shelved for the next 10-14 days of Cactus action with a "Grade I right calf muscle strain." According to Evan Grant's...

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