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I was born in Tennessee and grew up in East Texas. I became a Dallas Cowboys fan in 1966 and a San Antonio Spurs fan in 1983 when I moved to South Texas.

Our family Thanksgiving tradition from 1965 through 1983 was to drive to Dallas/Irving and attend the Cowboys Thanksgiving games, first at the Cotton Bowl and then at Texas Stadium.

When I was at Tyler Junior College, I played in the band. The Apache Band and Apache Belles performed at five Cowboys games - three at Texas Stadium (two pre-season and one playoff - 1973 vs. the Rams) and two Cowboys road games (at Denver in 1973 and at Washington in 1974).

So, in 1974, I was privileged to attend BOTH Cowboys-Redskins games - including the famous Clint Longley game (with several visiting family members who were Redskins fans).

I attended one Super Bowl in person - Super Bowl X in Miami (first Cowboys-Steelers game - where Lynn Swann made all the acrobatic catches and where Percy Howard made his only NFL reception - a Cowboys TD).

I have been reading SB Nation Blogs - mostly Blogging the Boys and Pounding the Rock - for at least a couple of years, but I have never logged in or commented before now.

My degrees (college and seminary) are in church music, and I have spent most of my adult life serving in a ministry position on a church staff. My main hobby is sports. I have moved more toward reading the blogs first; then, if I have time, I will read Yahoo! Sports (columnists and wire stories) and Texas newspapers' sports columnists online (San Antonio Express-News, The Dallas Morning News, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram).

I prefer to watch sports after the fact, recording them on my DVR and speed-watching later. Typically, NFL or NBA games can be watched in sixty to ninety minutes - faster if the game is boring, longer if the game is exciting.

A Fan Of...

  • NBA San Antonio Spurs
  • NFL Dallas Cowboys
  • NCAAF Texas Longhorns
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KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #17 Update & Wild Card

Here we go - again. In 2011, at the close of the season, I wrote my Week #17 update with stats and comments from that closing heartbreaker and offering some statistics from the overall contest. T...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #16 Update

Apologies from your volunteer scorekeeper. No excuses, I blew it. I already apologized to KD and on the active 10-for-10 threads. Somehow, when I was quickly tabulating early games, I recorded...


I Did the Math - 2013 Edition - Part 2

Last week, I laid out all the playoff options for the ten NFC teams vying for six playoff positions. Now that the dust has settled, let me again do the math for what can happen this week. The past...


I Did the Math - 2013 Edition - Part 1

Each year, around this time, I "do the math". And, yes, I used that term before Walmart began to use it in their back-to-school promotions. Anyone can read and regurgitate what everyone else is...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #15 Update

For the second week in a row, a Cowboys' loss has cost someone a 10-for-10. Last week, it was HonorTheStar, trying to go back-to-back for the first time ever, and the Monday night massacre closed...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #14 Update

We had a historic moment in our midst, and then the balloon popped in icy Chicago. We were a Cowboys' win away from our first ever back-to-back 10-for-10s - oh, along with control of the division,...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Holiday Bonus #2

Ready for the Holidays? Want to post early for weeks #15-17? My first Holiday Bonus was included in my week #11 FanPost. I have been taking early picks for both Thanksgiving weekend (week #13) and...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #13 Update

For the first time this month, we have a 10-for-10 (that's always great in a 10-for-10 contest). I'm working overtime this week, with several Christmas rehearsals and performances - both at my...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #12 Update

Happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope you availed yourselves of the opportunity to make your picks early for this holiday weekend's games. If not, then jump over to my last FanPost, which includes my...

2013 Week #11 Update + Holiday Bonus Pack

Those of us who are over fifty remember where we were this week fifty years ago. 1963 and 2013 calendars are identical, so Friday, November 22. 2013, matches with Friday, November 22, 1963. I was...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #10 Update

KD opened his week #10 Contest Page: "On the heels of one of the worst weeks in the contest's history, all look to bounce back for Week 10". We bounced back - way back - to our second worst week...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #9 Update

Happy Veterans' Day Weekend. This Monday, on the ninety-fifth anniversary of Armistice Day, we celebrate those who serve and who have served. Both my father (who passed away in February this...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #8 Update

Fifty-eight new Hall of Fame members this week, a new record! That would have been the open had the Cowboys been able to run just a few more seconds off the clock and beat the Lions. Instead, I...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #7 Update

What's a 10-for-10 contest without a 10-for-10? Averaging 200 players a week, I have counted 1434 entries through seven weeks. I know, the first year KD ran his contest as a FanPost only one scored...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #6 Update

Normalcy returns to 10-for-10 this week. We didn't have any traitors/fans dialogue as all 199 picked the Cowboys this week. Cowboys won! This was a normal week. Over the past two years, we have...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #5 Update

Traitor or fan? We had this conversation a lot last year when a flame war broke out on 10-for-10. We had impassioned opinions flying about whether it was appropriate for a real Cowboys fan to pick...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #4 Update

This is so late this week that I will limit my commentary, as most have already chimed in after the Cowboys' come-from-ahead loss to the Chargers. There is one table that I almost had to update...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #3 Update

Occasionally , the stars align, everyone picks the same games, the same winners, and those teams win. KD's Hall got hit twice last year by those monsoons. As I tallied this week's picks, I saw the...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #2 Update

Well, the first week went smoothly for the Cowboys, and for 10-for-10. We had a record number of participants; all got their picks in on time; most were easy to read and figure; everyone included...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #1 Update

Well, here we go. Another season of 10-for-10, and another record for participation. Last year opened with 222 participants, our first time to ever break 100. This week saw 242; all 242 picked the...

NFL Passes New Rules

The No-Fun-League overwhelmingly passed two rules - no more leading with the crown of the helmet and abolishing the "tuck rule".


Remember Lee Ford?

Over the past week, there have been several references in comments to Lee Ford. For those who are new to BTB, you may wonder, "Who is Lee Ford?" @thebigham - I know that this is a FanShot, not a...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2012 Week #17 Update and Wild Card Contest

Last year, at the close of the season, I wrote my Week #17 update with stats and comments from that closing heartbreaker and offering some statistics from the overall contest. Then, later in the...

KD's 10-for-10 - 2012 Week #16 Update

It's crunch time. As I have been predicting, the Cowboys and Redskins are closing out the season on NBC. If the Cowboys win, they will be division champs. If the Cowboys lose, then they're home -...


I Did the Math - 2012 Edition - Part 3

Again, there are many other attempts to analyze and chronicle various and sundry playoff possibilities in online media (news and blogs). Ride Together, Die Together has three as well (original, l...


KD's 10-for-10 - 2012 Week #15 Update

First off, let me offer congratulations to Nord15, the only one to go 10-for-10 this week. His is the ninety-eighth 10-for-10 in three seasons and his second 10-for-10. He dodged the traps and...


I Did the Math - 2012 Edition - Part 2

Other guys have written several posts that are similar to I Did the Math. They report what they read in the newspaper, online, and what they see on BSPN or NFL Network. I look as a fan first, and...


KD's 10-for-10 - 2012 Week #14 Update

With all that was going on this weekend, I'm sure that 10-for-10 took a back seat in the eyes of many. But, for those that got their picks in, and persevered to the end, it was an interesting week. ...


I Did the Math - 2012 Edition - Part 1

For the third year in a row, I am bringing out my I Did the Math series of FanPosts. Each year, I have tried to look at the playoff possibilities from a different perspective and see what others...

Brandon Carr and Jovan Belcher Relationship

Someone on one of the threads wondered if Brandon Carr was affected by the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, since both were Chiefs last season. Tom Orsborn wrote a nice article in today's Express News. This is a good read, and I recommend it to you.

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