The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.
Super Bowl Champion coach Jimmy Johnson joined In The Loop with Nick and Lopez and they discussed what it takes to be a successful organization in the NFL, his thoughts on the Texans, the horrible NFC EAST and how he would teach his defensive players now with the new rules on hitting.
Once an NFL wide receiver and local hero with a $5 million contract, Sam Hurd was reduced to being a convicted felon in orange jail scrubs pleading with a judge to avoid spending the rest of his life in prison.
Former Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Sam Hurd will finally find out his fate in federal court Wednesday afternoon. Hurd pleaded guilty to drug trafficking back in April and now faces life in prison.
Hurd is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in April to one count of trying to buy and distribute large amounts of cocaine and marijuana. The charge carries a minimum 10-year sentence, but prosecutors may push for a sentence up to life.
Nick Eatman, writer for the Dallas Cowboys and author of Art Briles: Looking Up (foreword by Robert Griffin III) joins the J&R show to talk about his book and the Baylor Bears.
Fans in New York never want to abandon thoughts of the postseason this early into any season. As frustrated as they may be, the hope of a postseason run remains in the minds of the fans of both New York NFL teams.
The vocal, aggregate angst from Cowboys fans is quite understandable. While you would be right to direct your anger at some well-heeled Cowboys, Tony Romo isn’t one of them. In fact, he is the reason you really matter.
Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at San Diego because of a hamstring injury.