Life in the Cheap Seats: Obstacles Remain for Dallas Cowboys despite Hot Start

After a stunning road upset of the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys are the toast of the NFL. It’s a sentence that causes one to double-take because going in to this season, it seemed not only improbable but impossible. Now with all of the attention for the right reasons on Dallas for the first time in years, America’s Team still shouldn’t be considered a playoff lock this early in the season. Read more

Life in the Cheap Seats: Gurley’s Suspension a Blessing in Disguise

Georgia running back and current Heisman favorite running back Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely for allegedly signing autographs for memorabilia dealers in exchange for money. Gurley likely won’t play another down of college football after it is expected he will be suspended for the season. Fortunately for him, that could benefit him more than you’d think. Read more

Life in the Cheap Seats: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the (Sports) Year

Turn the calendar to October, and one immediately thinks of fall colors, hot chocolate, bonfires and fall nostalgia. For sports fans, October represents one of if not the best time of the year. Read more

Pioneer VB sweeps St. Gregory’s

(Story from Wayland Baptist University Athletics)

SHAWNEE, Okla. – After suffering a setback Friday against John Brown, the No. 22 Wayland Baptist volleyball team bounced back Saturday against St. Gregory’s, winning the match in a three-game sweep, 25-17, 25-17 and 25-11.  Read more

WBU CC gets two individual wins in Stillwater

(From Calvin Bass/Wayland Baptist University Athletics)

Sarah Jerotich and Benard Keter picked up individual wins for the Pioneers Saturday at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla. As a team the Wayland Baptist women’s cross country team finished second, while the men came in fourth. Read more

Life in the Cheap Seats: Arkansas, Texas A&M bring contrasting styles to matchup

Perhaps one of the most intriguing games on the college football slate tomorrow is a matchup at AT&T Stadium in Arlington as Arkansas squares off against Texas A&M, but not due to rankings or hype. The reason to watch is to see contrasting styles in an old-vs.-new battle in the toughest division in all of college football, the SEC West. Read more

Life in the Cheap Seats: Stop making excuses for Jameis Winston

News broke yesterday of yet another incident involving Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston. In this instance, Winston stood on some tables and shouted a popular internet meme full of obscenities.

The obvious defense of Winston that is he a young college kid, but the “college kids make mistakes” argument is not good enough anymore. When a person makes a mistake, they can do only one of two things—learn from it or keep making the said mistake. Winston clearly falls into the latter category. Read more

Texas AP High School Football Poll (Sept. 15)

One area team earned votes, as did four teams area squads will face off with this season, in the latest Texas Associated Press High School Football Rankings, released on Monday.

Abernathy, who would be 12th in the poll in Class 2A, was the lone team from the area to earn votes.

Four opposing teams – two each on Plainview’s and Tulia’s schedule – earned votes as well this week. Both Canyon High and Canyon Randall totaled four points to finished tied for 19th in the Class 5A Poll. Spearman – who faces Tulia on October 31 – earned votes in the Class 3A poll, while Stratford, who beat Tulia in Week 2, finished the equivalent of 11th in the Class 2A poll. Read more

HS Football Finals, Sept. 11-13

Thursday, Sept. 11
Plainview Christian 34, Patton Springs 12

Friday, Sept. 12
Canyon 52, Plainview 28
Tulia 39, Friona 14
Dimmitt 13, Olton 8
Abernathy 41, Sundown 15
Floydada 28, Lockney 14
Farwell 23, Hale Center 6
Slaton 28, New Deal 21
Booker 41, Springlake-Earth 0
Silverton 51, Higgins 47
Lazbuddie 42, Hart 37
Happy 76, Valley 45
Lubbock Christ The King 54, Cotton Center 33
Petersburg 60, Amherst 12
Kress 27, Lorenzo 20

Saturday, Sept. 13
Nazareth 50, Lefors 0

Life in the Cheap Seats: Roger Goodell Still not off the Hook after Ray Rice Decision

The Baltimore Ravens announced they terminated the contract of embattled running back Ray Rice this afternoon, and the NFL followed shortly after by suspending Rice indefinitely. Despite the action taken, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should not be commended for his delayed response. Read more

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