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Richie Whitt

Whitt’s End: 3.15.13

So, in another step toward player safety, the NFL’s Competition Committee is pondering a rule that would make it illegal for running backs outside the tackle box to lower their heads and deliver a forceable blow.

03/15/2013

Sunrise Near Decatur

Spring Forward Weekend: My Top 10 CBS Contemplations

Ready or not, March Madness is upon us. Liberty has already made the tournament, with a record 20 losses.

03/11/2013

RAGE In Arizona (36)

Whitt’s End: 3.8.13

After a week in Surprise with the Rangers, I’m convinced that ownership simply values Jon Daniels and his people more than Nolan Ryan and his people moving forward with the franchise.

03/08/2013

(Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

With Daniels In Control, Ryan Dissolves From Big Tex To Big Ex

Owner Bob Simpson, who teams with Ray Davis as the two major voices of controlling interest, says it would be a tragedy if Ryan departs the franchise. But here’s the genesis of the drama that could land Daniels in power and Ryan in retirement.

03/07/2013

Duck Dynasty meets Zac Brown (Photo: E.Stallcup, Texas Motor Speeddway)

Jimmie, Junior And (Almost) Danica At The Daytona 500: My Top 10 CBS Contemplations

Rubbed elbows – literally – with Zac Brown and James Franco and Willie from Duck Dynasty. It was a cool, star-studded event and then … Ray Lewis showed up and pooped all over the party.

02/25/2013

Budweiser Duel 2

Whitt’s End: 2.22.13

Sometimes in life rules trump desires. As in, you’d really like to talk about a certain subject but, alas, the career-threatening consequences prohibit you from uttering even one syllable.

02/22/2013

55th Daytona 500 - Qualifying

From Danica To Dominance: The Top 10 Female Athletes Who Make Me Want to Watch

I’ll be honest, it takes a “special” female to make me watch women’s sports. Men generally run faster and jump higher and, I dunno, I’m just not jazzed by watching the jayvee.

02/20/2013

NBA All-Star Game 2013

NBA All-Star Weekend: West 143, East 138, Mavs 0. My Top 10 CBS Contemplations

No offense, Major League Baseball. Your players certainly have precise, refined skills. But in last night’s 1st half we were treated to more athleticism than baseball will give us over the next seven months.

02/18/2013

Dallas Cowboys v Seattle Seahawks

Whitt’s End: 2.15.13

You can keep blaming Tony Romo and crying that the Cowboys will never win with him as quarterback, and I’ll just keep getting people like Troy Aikman and Warren Moon and Brian Billick and Babe Laufenberg to speak the contrary.

02/15/2013

Dallas Cowboys v Philadelphia Eagles

Sorry, Haters, Troy Aikman Thinks Tony Romo Can Lead Cowboys To A Super Bowl

“I think the fans get excited each year because they know that this team is capable of doing something,”’ Aikman said. “I believe most fans recognize (of Romo), ‘Hey, this guy’s really gifted.’

02/13/2013

Dallas Mavericks v Portland Trail Blazers

Whitt’s End: 2.8.13

Ballsy – if not real brainy – of the Mavs to commit to not shaving until they reach .500. But at 21-28, I fear Dirk Nowitzki might look more ZZ Top than NBA by April.

02/08/2013

Van Exel looks on

Your 2013 Dallas MavWrecks: My Top 10 CBS Contemplations

Dirk Nowitzki tweeted on Tuesday: “When I’m frustrated Nesta Robert always comes through for me.” Sorry, but even Bob Marley can’t “Yeah mon” the pain from being 20-28 and Lottery-bound.

02/06/2013