Whitt's End: 9.17.10
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*Of all the teams that lost in Week 1 of the NFL season, betcha there's only one that spent the last couple days explaining and defending their organizational flow chart: Your Dallas Cowboys.
*On one hand I believe the Dallas Police Department officers who clubbed and beat the runaway motorcyclist should be fired. On the other hand, I have zero sympathy for the dude. You run from the cops and endanger innocent bystanders' lives and, too bad, you're fair game. Don't break the law and then come a cryin' that you weren't treated like a law-abiding citizen. I can't guarantee a lot in this world, only this: I will never run from the cops.
*Is it possible to produce a seven-game winning streak via bad baseball? It's possible via sloppy baseball. The Rangers won the West this week by masking dropped fly balls and errant throws with offensive outbursts. Sounds like the Rangers of yesteryear. And, let's be honest, it's a DNA that won't win in October. Homers are nice and all, but Texas needs to get back to pitching and defense.
*Speaking of the Rangers, by the time they play their next game in Arlington (September 27) they'll be AL West champs.
*Cowboys 27, Bears 13. Dallas hasn't been 0-2 since 2001.
*First time in a long time that I've been more excited about this season rather than next season when it comes to the Rangers. Though 2011 will open Friday, April 1 against the Boston Red Sox, at this point nobody gives a damn. Delicious.
*The Plano Balloon Festival is fun. Adventuresome. And costly. $250 for a ride. Worth it?
*Mark Cuban is making the media rounds telling anyone that'll listen his Dallas Mavericks will be "the deepest team in the NBA." Considering the Rangers and Cowboys and his team's history of teasing, my reaction is ... Yawn.
*24-year-old man from Garland made over 1,000 prank phone calls to the National Runaway Hotline in Illinois. Now he's facing two years in the federal pen. One thousand?! I don't think I've made more than five prank calls in my life. I don't get it.
*Girls in hats are hot. Pony tail through the back. Backward. Gangsta sideways. Really doesn't matter. Always looks good. I think it sends a message that - no matter how hot they are - they don't take themselves too seriously. That they're not afraid to be seen at less than 100-percent make-up power. Makes them seem more attainable, I guess.