Always the horses, seldom the jockey...
Daily Commentary on the Dallas Sports Scene - By Bob Sturm - Sportsradio 1310, The Ticket
We're discussing the Buck firing and possible hires on the Bob and Dan Nerd Forum here
Ranger Baseball (sigh)I have lived here my whole life and consider myself a pretty good sportsy sports fan. As a fan here in the Dallas universe, We have had the good...Cowboys (every year mostly)Mavs (85-92, 2000-present)Stars (Gainey-Hitch years)Sidekicks (Tatu, Doc Lawson (who could forget the indoor warrior) and the championship little window back in the day)The bad...Arena football, both then and nowMavs (the 90's)Rangers (70's and 80's)The irrelevant...That brings me to now.What we are seeing and have seen over the past 5 years is reality.The Texas Rangers and The Dallas Stars are both heading down the highway to irrelevant in this town.Let's talk about Ranger baseball:The best of times were the Oates' years. No matter what you thought of Johnny, he brought excitement and respect to the franchise with leaders like Greer, Clark, Tettleton, Henke, Rodriguez, Gonzalez etc. Before that, we as a fanbase always had familiar faces within the organization to feel good about with Pudge, Raffy, Juan Gonzalez, Nolan, etc.What do we have now? None of that. I have not been to a Ranger game since Johnny Oates and don't plan on going until we matter again. This town doesn't care about Ranger baseball (attendance, interest etc. are examples but I can give you 20 more) and really never will because we don't win and never have except once. (division)Apathy is a trademark of this organization and thats it, period.Number 2 The Dallas Stars:When hitch left, a big piece of the legacy of the franchise left with him and hasn't entered since. Just like the Rangers, the fanbase is nonexistent (except the diehards) and they are heading down the "we don't care" highway here in this town. Marty will never even sniff Belfour's success, and when Niuewyndyck, Langenbrunner, Belfour and Hatcher and others were shown the door, the clutch winning hit the door too. We are not an elite team, and I don't know if Modano will ever play for an elite team again in his career.So, sit back and watch another Stars season that is entertaining but not worth it in the long run.Let's watch that baseball team that lives in Arlington fiddle fart around with managerial crap and player movement and stuff, and not matter. That is the reality of DFW sports...The Cowboys are the toast of the town, and the Mavs are the cool friend that invites you to all of the good parties. The rest of it is entertainment for the family on a weekend where there are no good movies out or if you just want to go watch sports somewhere other than your living room.
Now if we could only get rid of Hicks!!!
Now why wouldn't we come here first to see what the big Sports Bully thinks??
Buck has a merkin.
The Rangers must have been listening to Norm yesterday.So now that Buck is gone, can the Rangers win the world series next year like the Yanks and D-Backs?
andy, i think you hit the nail right on the cabeza..
Sorry, the Buck thread got moved. Here is the correct forum link.
At least you guys almost got Norm to take off his Buck kneepads.
Don't be surprised if the Rangers have someone in mind already, you don't make moves like this without knowing Jime Leylands or Dusty Bakers are available. Why is everyone so surprised? What's sad to me is that the wrong people leave. When do owners get to leave? That's why I think the Packers situation is so unique. ~Jef
"Welp, see you later!" genius.
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