To the Texas Rangers, tonight’s do-or-die game is unprecedented, uncharted territory. But as metroplex sports fans, we’re accustomed to these elimination scenarios.
And, you know what? We’re pretty damn good at them.
While the Rangers take their pathetic 3-11 playoff pedigree into tonight’s decisive Game 5 against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks have produced a combined post-season record of 177-176. You win more playoff games than you lose and you’re doing OK, right?
Even better, in loser-goes-home games the three teams are a combined are 40-28.
Read the rest of Richie’s Sportatorium blog at DallasObserver.com.