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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WHITT'S END: 11.20.13

      Whether you're at the end of your coffee, your day, your week or even your rope, welcome to Whitt's End:

   *Talked to a Cowboys' source last night and the topic got around to the offensive struggles. Me: "So, ya'll get it fixed during the bye week?" Source: "Yep." Me: "And ... ?" Source: "Get the ball to Dez." Me: "It's really that simple isn't it?" Source: "Yep." I'll be shocked Sunday in New York if Dez Bryant doesn't get 12+ touches. Deep balls. Quick hitches. Even a reverse. Or course it'll work, and the Cowboys will win. And afterward it'll be all palm-to-the-forehead-why-didn't-we-think-of-this-before? But some of us did. Right?

   *As if you didn't know before, you do know: The Rangers' nucleus you thought would win a World Series has officially missed its window. With the news last night that free-agent David Murphy is leaving Texas for the Indians, the Rangers' foundation cracked a little more. In its prime, the hub of Murphy and Michael Young and Josh Hamilton and Nolan Ryan were one infamous non-catch in right field away. Now? They may win, but it won't be with the players that Jon Daniels initially envisioned when the whole rebuilding process began in 2007. Briefly did a radio show with Murphy on 105.3 The Fan in '11. Great guy. Bad loss. The Rangers may be a better team in 2014. But they won't have a better clubhouse.

   *If the Cowboys are going to seriously threaten making the playoffs, one player above all others has to raise his game. Right now. Who that be? I give the answer over at NBC 5's Blue Star Blog.

   *Brother, can you spare a dime Bitcoin? Wait, a what? A Bitcoin. Maybe I'm the last fool on my block to catch on to the craze, but to me Bitcoin sounds like a fake form of currency created by a fake person for use in a fake world. Like the form of "money" Neo would've used in The Matrix. Why does it sound like that? Because that's exactly what it is. Ready to be totally bewildered? Brush up on Bitcoin.

   *I'm sure we'll boo Dwight Howard when his Rockets visit American Airlines Center tonight. After all, he did spurn the Mavs' recruiting last summer and sign with hated Houston. But the Mavs did okay for themselves. Monta Ellis is giving Dallas a totally different dimension on offense. And, don't look now, but turns out consolation center Samuel Dalembert has more than a little left in the tank. Mavs attempting to start 6-0 at home for the first time since the '08 season.

   *I'm already tired of the JFK reflections and we're still two days away from the 50th anniversary. I think I hate it all because we - Dallas - get blamed for shooting Kennedy. But New York didn't kill John Lennon. And Washington, D.C. didn't kill Abraham Lincoln. Why did Dallas kill JFK?

   *Hot. (Adam Levin's fiancee).

   *Not (Adam Levine).

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16 comments:

  1. Decent form, deputy.

    Reliving his glory days at Irving MacArthur.

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  2. David Murphy? Yeah, I don't think any Rangers fan thought of him as part of the core of the team. I'm just ecstatic that we no longer have to be tortured by his walk up music.

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    1. It's better walk up music than half the team.

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  3. David Murphy is a good role/platoon player with above average speed and defensive skills. He is also an outstanding individual and good guy to have in the clubhouse. I don't like seeing him go, however his on-field skills shouldn't be too hard to replace. The departure of Ryan will have a much more adverse effect.

    I don't get the fault of Dallas in the JFK assassination either, but it certainly doesn't hold much water. The killer was a rabid Marxist with ties to the underworld, Cuba and the former Soviet Union and hardly representative of Dallas now and especially at that time, not to mention he wasn't even from here anyway.

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    1. Go to the 6th floor museum and you'll see evidence of why blame was placed on Dallas. The political leaders of the city at the time mostly loathed JFK, and the police at the time expected trouble to arise from the visit. Not trouble in the form of assassination, but possibly protests turning violent, etc. If the assassination had happened in Boston, or Philadelphia, or in any city where you didn't have the city fathers telling the President he was not welcome, the "City of Hate" moniker probably would not have been applied or stuck for as long as it did here. It was pretty astonishing that before the shots rang out the people of Dallas welcomed the President and were very respectful, in spite of full page newspaper ads encouraging the hate. I'm not saying it was Dallas's fault, but for a shocked and angered person looking for someone to blame after the obvious target (Oswald) was dead and not around to suffer, it's not hard to see why some of that anger landed on Dallas.

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  4. Damn, I hope it's not too cold on Friday cuz I'm supposed to check out Top Golf in The Colony for my BDAY!

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  5. Never a repeat champion? Gere, Pitt, Clooney and Depp all selected twice. Nice research.

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    1. I'm thinking he meant back to back vs. repeat.

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  6. The guy on the motorcycle actually ran out of gas, didn't pull over voluntarily. He says, I was going 189, that burns a lot of gas. Get over your hate for cold weather, with your turtleneck and hipster jeans..... I'd rather see that than your man tits and gut.
    Daniel

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  7. At the time of this posting, there are six original (not replies) comments before mine and I laughed at something in every single one of them. Thank you, you fuckers crack me up.

    I have to question the eyesight/taste of People magazine's choice of Adam Levine as sexy, forget sexiest.

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  8. Sorry but Pecan Lodge in Farmers Market has the best bbq.

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    1. Based on the lines at Pecan Lodge, I may never get a chance to make the comparison...

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  9. I'll miss Murphy for his interviews and good-nature, last season his play hurt the team though. I hope he does better in Cleveland because he really seems like a good guy.

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  10. So let me get this theory correct. We can't blame the offensive performance on one guy (Romo) without you blowing a "nobody messes with my guy" gasket, yet we are now going to hang the resurrection on one guy to save the day?

    Guess you truly can have it both ways...

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  11. yes those bacon wrapped brisket filled jalapeno peppers are just evil good at 3 Stacks

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  12. Pretty bad pic of Levine. Most chicks dig him

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