PHARR - The pandemic has created an athletic season like no other, but two PSJA runners have worked tirelessly to qualify for the Cross-Country State Meet, nonetheless.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since Jerry Jones’ Dallas Cowboys won a conference championship (1995); the same year they went on to win the Super Bowl. Since then, Da Boys have won seven division championships, but failed to win the conference game, blocking the way to another Super Bowl appearance and a Super Bowl ring for Tony Romo, which he deserved, but could never acquire. Why did Jerry keep a big-game loser, choke artist, on the sidelines as head coach for 10 years (Jason Garrett), well, you’d have to ask Jerry.
Sometimes I got lucky in life. The times I saw Bob Gibson pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field, I count that as luck. I think I saw him pitch about three times in the very early 1970s. The games were really good when it was Gibson going up against the Cubs’ Fergie Jenkins.
EDINBURG — Great coaches can have long lasting impact on the players they coach and the community they live in. One of the nation’s greatest boys’ basketball coaches of all time grew up and coached in the Rio Grande Valley. The Museum of South Texas History presents “Half a Century on the Court: A Conversation with Basketball Coaching Legend Robert Capello,” a Sunday Speaker Series Online program scheduled at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 on Facebook Live.
With an annual salary of close to $6 million (call it insane), one would think that 45-yearold Thomas Herman III could figure out a way for his team to beat the University of Oklahoma in last Saturday’s famed Red River Rivalry (its 116 reboot). Maybe call up the Patriot’s head coach, Bill Belichick, and see how a team can cheat if that’s what it takes to get the job done (without getting caught, though, in yet another cheating scandal counting last year that will cost the Pats $1.1 mil in fines and a draft pick).