Tony Romo Breaks Back, Again. Romo has an L1 compression fracture, which should leave him on the sidelines for six to 10 weeks (but maybe it should be for good — don’t be a hero, Tony). But Jason Garrett has refused to rule him out of the season over, which, come on, my dude. Romo is in a back brace. He’s had tons of back problems before. He’s 36. It’s now or never for him and the team. Don’t act like he’s going to play, and for God’s sake, don’t actually play him. Let’s just get going with the Dak puns.
Fried Jell-O, Cookie Fries Take Top Honors at Big Tex Choice Awards. Fried Jell-O won Best Taste, while Cookie Fries came away with Most Creative. If any TV news station needs someone to do a “how do they come up with stuff???” face, I do a pretty good one. It has more to do with your nose than you’d think. Don’t forget the nose when you’re making a face. It’s like the offensive tackle — it makes everything else work.
Rangers, FC Dallas Stay On Top. In better sports news: behind a strong performance from Derek Holland, the Rangers took down the Indians 2-1 to win the series between the division leaders. And after falling behind early in Houston, FC Dallas had a flurry of second-half goals (one on this insane 60-yard pass from Maynor Figueroa to Michael Barrios) to win 3-1 and pull five points clear of their rivals for the Supporters’ Shield.
TWU Volleyball Coaches Resigns After Eight Players Hospitalized. Last weekend, eight Texas Women’s University volleyball players had to be admitted to a hospital with rhabdomyolysis, a muscular condition that causes harmful proteins to enter the bloodstream. Late Friday, while the rhabdomyolysis cases were being investigated, coach Shelly Barberee resigned. But Barberee said it “is in no way related to student-athletes’ hospitalization,” adding that she was “working diligently to address matters in my personal life.” That type of statement, in my experience, raises more questions than it answers. If you told me two weeks ago that TWU volleyball would be one of the most interesting sports stories in North Texas, I would have said, “Finally you guys are catching up. I’ve been following TWU volleyball for years. Welcome to the party.”
Frisco ISD Voters Reject 13-Cent Tax Hike. Fifty-eight percent voted no on a tax increase that would have paid for more teachers and more competitive salaries. I guess I don’t really get it. I figure most people — and yeah, I’m speaking broadly — move up to Frisco for the good schools, so I’m surprised voters were so strongly against keeping the good schools good. A little help, Mayor Maher Maso?Read More