Monday, November 11, 2013

My Drunk Dial To The Dallas Cowboys

Time of call: 12:44 am, November 11th, 2013

Hello? Hey…it’s me…The Beauty of Sports.
I’m just here on my couch having a few glasses of Moscato and thinking about you and about us.

I probably shouldn’t have called but…I have a few things to get off my chest. I guess I was just wondering, what happened?

I know you are hurting…Sean and the boyz got some injuries and that’s understood, but dang (sigh) I, I just don’t know. I feel empty, you know?

It’s not just about the Saints loss….(I had that down as a “L” anyway). It’s about me feeling I’m the only one that sees it! The only one that gets it. I feel I should be there with you during this time to talk to you and give you the information I think can help our relationship work..but you won’t tweet me back.

I just want it to go back to the way it was when we were riding high and it seemed like nothing could stop us.

It’s like everybody loves us together as a couple but we have sooooooo many haters that don’t want to see our relationship work out. I will never give them the luxury. I will always be here for you. Ride or die remember?!  BUT I need a break. A two week break to be exact.


I’m sorry. (crying) I didn’t mean to yell. It’s just that, I miss what we had.
I’m just…I’m lost. I can’t believe you did what you did and I can’t believe who you did it with. The Saints? Those skanks? I’m just saying…I think you could do better.

Anyways, I want to know what we can do to make this right again. Or have you moved on, already? Yeah, I bet that’s what it is. You’ve moved on already.


I don’t hate you. You know I don’t mean that. I’m just hurt.

I probably shouldn’t have called. I’m sorry I called.

(pours more wine)

Maybe this time apart will be good for us. Maybe once we think about what went wrong, we can figure out how to make it right. But only two weeks apart, okay? Maybe once the bye is over we can start fresh. I really think we can have what we had again.

Well, you were probably busy so I won’t keep you any longer. And I know you probably think I’m drunk but I’m not. I’m just emotional and having a hard time dealing with things.
So anyways, I’ll let you go.

Before I do…please say those four little words to me. I know it’s hard to say but I need to hear it.

Okay, I’ll go first…(Deep and heavy sigh)

“How Bout Them Cowboys”

Phew! Feels good to get that out.

Please don’t report this call. It violates my restraining order.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Another Heartbreaker For #CowboysNation

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant described his passion as "all positive" after his sidleine confrontations with Romo and Witten during Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions.
Bryant offered no apologies, saying his intense passion is critical to giving the Cowboys the best chance to win. He said he isn't concerned if the sideline outbursts look bad to outsiders. And I agree.
Maybe some people would prefer he just sits on the bench and stews or stands on the sideline in silence. Then again, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning don't act that way when they think their team is in the process of blowing a game they should win. So what’s the big deal? I’ll leave you to speculate on that one..I’ll keep my opinion on that to myself. Whatever the reason, pictures and, highlights and instant reactions on what Dez did on the sidelines yesterday will dominate media and fan conversation over the next few days.One sideline scene the cameras COINCIDENTLY didn't catch came after one of the Bryant-screams-at-Romo sessions. The Cowboys took the field and scored on three plays, the big one a 60-yard touchdown to Terrance Williams. Bryant wasn't targeted once on the series.

And guess what he did…he went and gave Romo a hug. But you won’t hear much about that.

Dez has called it his “passion” not his “anger” that he was expressing on the sidelines. And I accept that explanation. Hell he is the only one I’ve seen show some passion on the offensive side of the ball. Even the coaches looked monotone at times when they should be ripping someone a new one. I’m speaking about the offensive group..I know our defense has passion (they may be lacking in other areas but passion is not one).

What Dez Really Said On The Sidelines!

Ok I don’t really know what was said…Only the people involved know exactly what Bryant was screaming about (and I felt for the WR coach..he looked like he wanted to get away). Anyway.. I’m going to say that the conversation went something like this “Man, the defense is setting us up to win and we can’t move the ball! They aren’t even respecting my craft…they got one dude on me but ya’ll won’t throw me the ball. It just makes sense (starts using his hands) they can’t hold me! did you not see what happened when I got the ball? I want to win….we aren’t gonna win with these calls ya’ll calling. We have like 60 rushing yards! That’s crazy! They don’t trust YOU…and it’s affecting me. ” Romo whispers “I’m not making the calls” as Dez walks away…Dez storms back madder than before..”Call a m’fin audible then.”
hahahahaha! Yup..that’s how it went!

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Dez approves

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Sorry Texas A&M, I'll Be Rooting for Alabama

Well I’m not really rooting for Alabama more than I am rooting against Texas A&M. Well technically, I’m not rooting against A&M, I’m rooting against Johnny Manziel Yea! That sounds better. I not going for Alabama…I just don’t want Johnny to win. My good ole Aggie friends will say that I am “hating” but I’m really not. . I can’t cheer for Alabama because as a Texan that could be treason lol. BUT thanks to the on- and off-field antics by Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, I just might find myself saying "Roll Tide." #Ewww 
This is what I call the “Lebron Effect”. Remember how so many people (not me) hated Lebron after he took his talents to South Beach?  That was not really for what he did, but for HOW he did it. He was seen as arrogant, selfish, “cocky”, and all the other synonyms in that cluster. He was the most hated person in sports just for how people perceived his attitude because most people want to see pride lose to humility. Which is why so many people were cheering for the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. Not because they liked them but because they disliked the Heat. Same thought process goes for my attitude towards Manziel. Everything he has done and said since the Heisman Trophy has affirmed Manziel's belief that he cannot be touched, that he is bigger than the university he represents, that he is even above NCAA rules. I’m not saying Alabama is a humble bunch but I’m paying attention to what’s in the news and it’s not them taunting their opponent mocking something just got a get out of jail free card for. After everything Manziel has gone through the last few weeks –– you'd think maybe just a smidge of humility might have been in order. 

I’m also not saying I think a loss to Alabama tomorrow will humble old Johnny Football. It may bring him down a notch. Down to the notch that says you aren’t guaranteed anything. Your attitude determines your altitude. You better ask T.O and Ochocinco. 

Alabama 34 
A&M 24

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Why Do People Love To Hate LeBron James?

That is my million dollar question. LeBron is a young, fun, loving, ‘kid at heart” kind of guy who if people really knew the real him and not the him the media has built…it would be hard to hate such a person. He’s even humble..yes I said humble! I can say that because I had the luxury of hanging out with LeBron at one of his birthday parties and he was everything I stated above and more. One thing is for sure tho ..before LeBron James even steps on the floor to play Game 7 tonight it's clear that he has already lost. More specifically, he has lost the right to lose.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Game 3: What They Need To Do..

Not turn it over 17 times.  Tim Duncan and Tony Parker CAN NOT have the shooting percentage they had in game 2 and expect to win another game in this series. Manu Ginobili. Well… he hasn’t played well for weeks now and was out of control with the ball in Game 2. In Game 2, the Spurs' big three (which is really a big 2 and ¾) shot 10-of-33 from the field. This means that it’s going to take another boost from their supporting cast to beat the Heat 3 more times. Hopefully this boost won’t be squandered as it was in Game 2. Danny Green had an amazing game…that went to waste. "We have three at home, so we're excited about that," Spurs  Tim Duncan said. "But if we play like we did (Sunday), that's not going to matter". Couldn't have said it better Timmy!

Chris Bosh needs to show up to the Game in his Big Man suit. Wade needs to play like he’s the second best player on the team (or as close as possible to it) and Lebron needs to play like the MVP. Not saying that he has played poorly, but he usually exerts his will on his opponents and that hasn't been happening.I hate to put this on Lebron..but his status as MVP and his salary says I have to. In the two games against San Antonio, he's averaging 17.5. That's not very games and a Thanksgiving duel with the Raiders assures the nation we'll see plenty of the Cowboys next season. The opener against the Giants is a pace-setter, and we'll quickly find out if Tony Romo is able to earn his money with an October run against the Broncos, Redskins and Eagles. December will decide if Dallas is playoff material, with stretch games against the Bears, Packers, Redskins and Eagles. Credit to Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs. Oh...and those other guys in Heat uniforms have to step up, too.


That’s just how the Heat series’ have gone. Win..lose…win…lose. Plus they are one of the best home teams in the league. Darn..but Miami is the best road team in the league *throws hands in the hair*. I’m sticking with the Spurs! Final answer.
Game 3 is tonight (9 p.m. ET, ABC),

Thursday, June 6, 2013

TEXAS 2 Step: Why Miami Heat Will Lose Finals To This Texas Team Too

For the third straight year, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat have made their way to the NBA Finals. And for the second time out of those three trips they are facing a team from TEXAS. The (My) Dallas Mavericks took the Heat down in 6 games to go on to win the teams first championship in 2011 (only to be completely blown up by Mark Cuban and a failure ever since) and now they face a Spurs’ team who are models of consistency and fundamentals for one of the NBA’s most clean cut organiztions.
For the first time since 2007, it’s the San Antonio Spurs representing the Western Conference in the championship round, with the same BIG THREE that won a title six years ago and heard plenty of whispers since then that they were too old to do it again.

But guess what! They are still winning. Not are they winning, but they are about to break the hearts of a would-be attempt at greatness. They did it to the Los Angeles Lakers in the mid-2000s, and they did it to the Phoenix Suns (all because Steve Nash broke his nose)….and they did it to James in the Finals in 2007, when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers.


The Spurs are led by Tim Duncan (37), Tony Parker (31) and Manu Ginobli (35). The Heat are led by the best player in the NBA, LeBron James (28), and his two high-priced sidekicks, Dwayne Wade (31) and Chris Bosh (29).
Popovich won the rights to Duncan in the 1997 lottery, and he discovered Ginobili with the No. 57 pick in 1999 and Parker at No. 28 two years later. On the other hand, viewed as a forgery on the traditional means of team-building, Pat Riley, saved up his money and went and got LeBron James and Chris Bosh to join Dwyane Wade in Miami as free agents. The built team versus the “bought” team.
The Big Threes of the Heat and Spurs are separated by age and culture. Miami's three are peaking, while San Antonio's, according to some, are hanging on. But if these Finals turn out to be memorable, it will happen because the two trios are so evenly matched. For ever advantage that the Heat has…the Spurs has one. But something will have to give. Only one team can win
The outcome of these NBA Finals will give me waaaaay more to blog about if the Heat lose because LeBron and the Heat remain so much more fascinating in failure than with a championship. But if the Heat win they will have reached the back-to-back feat by knocking off the toughest foe possible.

Picture this: a second consecutive NBA championship, a third consecutive visit to the NBA Finals, a fourth MVP trophy. His leap into an altitude inhabited only by players like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain and, of course, Michael Jordan.
And all King’ James has to do is beat the San Antonio Spurs.

It sounds so simple right? I’m not so sure. We shall see, starting tonight.

Pick: Spurs in 6

Friday, April 12, 2013

42 Jackie Robinson: From NLB to MLB

Finally, we get to see the story of Jackie Robinson in a motion picture as "42" is released in theaters today. I am going to go see the movie and you should too (don't waste your time going to see Scary Movie 5 instead!). I hope the directors give the story the life that it needs.  By displaying his life inside AND outside of baseball because It is no exaggeration to say Jackie Robinson made his mark on history. And he did it the way Gandhi did, and the way Martin Luther King would — by simply being better than the people who hated him.

Major League Baseball will celebrate the 66th Jackie Robinson Day on April 15th.  (the day he broke baseball’s color barrier.) Players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear No. 42…. but I wonder if they all really know and understand the significance and history of where that moment began or if they are just doing what is required of them from the league. That prompted me to dig through some boxes and find a program and book I had gotten when I visited the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City Missouri…..and I decided to provide you all with some history on how Jackie Robinson found his way from the Negro Leagues to the MLB.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Four Current NFL Players Considering Coming Out As Gay

Another day…another gay rights story. Listen, I am all for doing what you want in your own time but  I don’t care to hear or know about it while I’m trying to enjoy a nice day Sportscenter…AND I don’t have to agree with you. Does that make me judgmental? No. Does that mean I’m condemning you to hell? No. But name-calling and stereo-typing those of us who disagree with you as a bigot, homophobe, or intolerable is exactly what you don’t want done to you. I have a right to speak my opinion on the subject without being verbally attacked just as you have a right to speak yours without being attacked! *steps off soapbox*. Now that’s out of the way…..

Thursday, March 28, 2013

NCAA Tourney: My Picks (Sweet 16/Elite 8)

Well ladies and gentlemen March Madness started last week and I didn't post my picks (shame on me). So I had to make sure I posted my picks for the Sweet 16 and beyond. College basketball fans wait every year for - the excitement - ,the upsets and Cinderella stories that make up the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament and there were a few  in the first round but I don't see any taking place in this round. Well..#1 Kansas will fall and  the stories of La Salle (#13) and Florida Gulf Coast (#15) has grasped our attention and some of those that like to root for the underdog are predicting upsets ....but not me. First of all the fact that #13 La Salle is playing a #9 seed Witchita State doesn't fascinate me. If La Salle win it isn't an upset to me. But whatever. 

I have highlighted the team  I chose to win between the two. I have Syracuse, Ohio State, Kansas, and Louisville coming out of their Region and into the final four.

Let's get it started (fist pump)!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Ron Washington Gets Little Credit For Rangers Success

Ron Washington is my uncle. Well he’s not really my uncle... but he reminds me of an uncle. The one that likes to laugh and all the kids like to hang onto his leg when he comes around because he gives them a dollar. He smokes his cigarettes and drinks his beer while telling jokes and keeping everyone around him smiling. But they respect him and when someone says ‘I’m going to tell your Uncle Ron”…you get some get right! He’s that uncle. And he has been that “uncle” for the Texas Rangers ball club.
Ron Washington is the most successful manager the Texas Rangers have ever had.
No one else is in the conversation.
He has led the Rangers to the playoffs each of the past three seasons, including back-to-back trips to the World Series in 2010 and 2011. The Rangers have won 279 games the past three seasons; only the New York Yankees has won more in the American League over that span.

Friday, February 22, 2013

NBA Trade Deadline: Moves Made

The trade deadline was pretty uneventful. Twenty-one players changed teams, and none were named Dwight Howard or Josh Smith. As a matter of fact, no full-time starters were dealt as teams have become more conservative with there moolah while adjusting to a highly restrictive new labor deal.
The biggest deal of 2013 came three weeks before the trade deadline when Toronto received Rudy Gay from Memphis. But the season’s biggest deal came back in October, when Houston got James Harden from the Thunder.
As dry as the trade day an FYI, here are a list of some moves made.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Bowl 2013: Why Jacoby Jones Deserved MVP

Quarterbacks have earned the title of “Super Bowl MVP” 25 times out of 46 games. Over the last 10 Super Bowls games played  the QB has won it 7 times ( Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning (twice), Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Joe Flacco), WR has won it 3 times (Deion Branch, Hines Ward,  and Santonio Holmes).
The award almost always goes to the QB position. It’s not as if there aren’t other deserving players on that field. The thought is “ok so he caught 400 yards BUT the QB threw him the ball”.
While it’s fair to argue no position is more important to a team’s success than Quarterback, it’s also fair to argue that voters have shown a bias and in some cases have blatantly disregarded other worthy candidates. 
I’m not saying that Flacco didn’t play well, but he didn’t do anything extraordinary for the QB position. He didn’t do anything that we hadn’t seen in the Super Bowl before. He was regular and reliable.
Wide receiver Jacoby Jones on the other hand…had a record night.
Flacco finishes with 287 yards passing.  The guy who perhaps should have won the award finished with three more.
Jacoby Jones had a Super Bowl-record 290 combined yards, via 56 receiving yards and 234 return yards, including the longest play and longest kickoff return in Super Bowl history (108 yards).
The two best plays of the game by either team were the Jones “oops you didn’t touch me” TD and the 108 yard kick return.
Both players had great games. There is a separating factor tho…Jacoby Jones is in the Super Bowl record books now..Flacco's not. I’m just saying.
As a matter of fact, I could even make a small case for Anquan Boldin, but I have to face is it... in a Super Bowl, the tie goes to the QB. That is just a fact.
Super Bowl MVP's By Position
Running Back
Wide Receiver
Defensive End
Defensive Tackle
Kick Returner/Punt Returner

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Super Bowl Party 101: What NOT To Wear (Ladies)


If you're anything like me, you are trying to figure out what to wear to that Super Bowl party without looking desperate for attention. You tell yourself "I don't want to be too jazzy, but I don't want to be too comfortable. To most women  a big party means a fabulous dress and killer heel. Welp...sorry….this aint' that kind of party beauty!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Manti Te'o: The Story Gets Better....

FYI: You would have to read my blog blog post preceding this one to know all the characters mentioned below!
Further complicating the still-unfolding story is a report that an NFL player is insisting Teo's girlfriend is real. Reagan Mauia, an Arizona Cardinals fullback, said he believes Kekua exist because he met her in person when he and other Polynesian teammates and Pittsburgh Steelers star Troy Polamalu did charity work in June 2011.
"This was before her and Manti," Mauia said Wednesday evening. "I don't think Manti was even in the picture, but she and I became good friends. We would talk off and on, just checking up on each other kind of thing. I am close to her family. When she was going through the loss of her father, I was -- I offered a comforting shoulder and just someone to bounce her emotions off. That was just from meeting her in Samoa."
Mauia said Tuiasosopo (I mention who Tuiasosopo is here) -- whom Mauia believes is Kekua's cousin -- introduced the two. After the initial meeting, Mauia said he met her at an "after-party" for all of the athletes involved in the camp. "She was tall," he said. "Volleyball-type of physique. She was athletic, tall, beautiful. Long hair. Polynesian. She looked like a model ... " When reached by on Wednesday night, former University of Washington and NFL quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo acknowledged that he is a cousin of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo but said he never had met or heard of Kekua.
Mauia said it is his understanding that Kekua's mother is operating her Twitter account. He said he'd never met her mother. When told by a reporter that she apparently might not have existed, Mauia said: "No, she is real."

Credit: NY Post

Manti Te'o: Victim or Perpetrator In "Dead" Girlfriend Hoax?

If you're trying to make sense of the news that Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o now says he was the victim of a hoax and that the woman he thought was his "girlfriend" never existed and never died….good luck!

Notre Dame athletic director, Jack Swarbrick, put his neck on the line for football star Te’o in last night’s press conference and I hope he has prepared himself for the real truth that is bound to come out of this. Maybe he knows something we don’t know. But based on my research, Te’o is not a victim….he’s a liar. Wait…I take that back. He was misleading…that sounds better.

Notre Dame says a story about Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying, which he said inspired him to play better as he helped his team get to the BCS National Championship, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the star linebacker. The school went as far as to hire an investigator (who paid for that?)!

There are so many inconsistencies and questions that Te’o must answer and my gut feeling tells me that when it comes down to that….Notre Dame will not like what they hear.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Beauties Picks: NFL Playoffs, Divisional Round

Baltimore at Denver, Sat., 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS

I’m sure you watched the games last week. Guess how many yards of offense Indy was able to put up against the Ravens….419. So you have to ask yourself…if Luck did that..what damage will his predecessor’s team do? The Broncos are a top-five offense and top-five defense playing at home. Flacco didn’t impress me last week so the Ravens hopes lay on the shoulders of their defense (as always)…limit Peyton's possessions = best chance to win for Baltimore.

Pick: Denver
Confidence: 4

Friday, January 4, 2013

Beauties Picks: NFL Playoffs, Wild Card Round

What’s better than NFL Playoff Football? For the avid football fan…NOTHING! (You don’t have to  answer….that was a rhetorical question for you because you could probably think of a lot of things).
The wild card round of the NFL playoffs will kick-off tomorrow and I have my picks ready for your review. I included confidence levels on a scale from 1 to 5 with 1 being not sure at all and 5 being about 99.9% sure I’m right. I did that because some of the games will be too close to call in the future rounds of the playoffs…. none but one in this round.
Below are my picks ... with an upset right off the bat. Any issues, hit me up. @beautyofsports

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year

Just wanted to say Happy New Year to all my readers. I am still recovering from the Dallas Cowboys loss to the Redskins so it will be another day or two before I can bring myself to discuss anything sports related. But you better's coming!

Check back later this week!

Disgruntled fan,