College Football Hall-of-Famer Chad Hennings Releases New Book: Forces Of Character

College Football Hall of Famer, fighter pilot, and 3x Super Bowl Champion Chad Hennings’ new book, Forces of Character: Conversations About Building a Life of Impact, hits stores this week. In this exclusive feature, the former Air Force Academy standout spoke to Football Matters about the book, why he wrote it, and why the topic ofContinue reading “College Football Hall-of-Famer Chad Hennings Releases New Book: Forces Of Character”

Russell Athletic Bowl: Oklahoma’s Darlington Has A Message To Communicate

In 2012, when Ty Darlington stood in front of his high school graduating class in Apopka, FL giving his valedictory address, he was terrified. Only two and a half years later, Darlington was asked to speak at the College of Arts and Sciences graduation in front of thousands at the University of Oklahoma’s Lloyd NobleContinue reading “Russell Athletic Bowl: Oklahoma’s Darlington Has A Message To Communicate”

WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY FINALIST: Kansas State’s Lockett Follows Father’s Footsteps With Business Degree And Record Setting Performances

For the Locketts, setting receiving records at Kansas State is a family business. Current Wildcat Tyler Lockett recently passed his father Kevin’s career receiving yards record and he’s on pace to break his career reception and touchdown records. Tyler’s uncle Aaron is also in the top 5 on the career receiving leaderboards. But Tyler isn’t justContinue reading “WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY FINALIST: Kansas State’s Lockett Follows Father’s Footsteps With Business Degree And Record Setting Performances”

The Rangers Have Lost Their Soul

    It’s still hard to believe that Ron Washington won’t be clapping and smiling and spitting seeds and hugging and laughing on the top step of the Rangers dugout ever again. It’s even harder to believe that it all ended in such mystery. I’m sure that we will eventually find out what happened, butContinue reading “The Rangers Have Lost Their Soul”

Loving Your Neighbor Until the End

Let us now praise famous men The sports world lost two great men when baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died after a battle with salivary gland cancer and ESPN reporter Richard Durrett suddenly died in his home of a brain aneurysm. Gwynn was 54 and Durrett was 38. Two men, gone entirely too soon.Continue reading “Loving Your Neighbor Until the End”

An Explanation

I’m fighting the urge that says that you don’t care why I haven’t blogged in a little while. If you are reading this, you clearly care at least a little bit. I had a cyst in my wrist that was bothering me quite a bit for about 6 months and it was finally surgically removedContinue reading “An Explanation”

The Dallas Cowboys are Adam Sandler

The Dallas Cowboys and Adam Sandler have a lot in common. I realized that last night after watching the Cowboys blow another season and then changing the channel to end up on “Grown Ups”. The similarities between the two are astounding. Both had their heyday in the 1990’s. The Cowboys won three Super Bowls, SandlerContinue reading “The Dallas Cowboys are Adam Sandler”

Sports Seasons: The Long and Short of It

Major sports seasons are all unique in their own ways. They are all designed to get maximum entertainment and maximum dollars out of fans. Some are too long, some are too short, and some are perfect. I will attempt to pass judgement on the major sports. I’m not breaking new ground with any of theseContinue reading “Sports Seasons: The Long and Short of It”

Hamilton: Tragic Hero and Now Willing Villain

It’s been a week since Josh Hamilton has all but guaranteed that he will be booed forever by Rangers fans. I’ve taken some time to think about it instead of responding quickly (a novel idea these days). I’ve spent a lot of time this offseason considering the impact of Hamilton, and his baffling decision toContinue reading “Hamilton: Tragic Hero and Now Willing Villain”