Tim Cowlishaw joins us at 2 p.m. Thursday, but ask your questions now and he will have them when he arrives. Thank you for your readership.
by SportsDayDFW 2/7/2013 12:14:47 AM
I know, I know, many questions....but first, the Tranya.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/7/2013 7:59:41 PM
Jerry is now and always No.1. Well, I shouldn't say always. They could reach a point where some unit is so bad it's worse than having a phony general manager. But the Cowboys have not yet reached that stage.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/7/2013 8:00:42 PM
Indiana. I like the Hoosiers a lot. I think Zeller is terrific and Oladipo is one of the most interesting players in college. They have 3-point shooters too. Don't know enough about Florida, I see them killing SEC teams but that conference is awful.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/7/2013 8:01:51 PM
I saw the quote from the attorney regarding spitting. I don't know if that's true. I think the clock is finally ticking on Mack and this is a big year. The Horns have lost 16 games the last three seasons. They just had a very weak recruiting signing day by their standards. Oklahoma has lost enough players that the expectation should be for Texas to win the Big 12 and play in a BCS game...or bust.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/7/2013 8:03:24 PM
I'm not big on owners getting into the Hall of Fame. I can't think of any fans that go to Canton or Cooperstown and say, "Oh, let's go read about some of the game's wealthiest owners.'' Jerry has made contributions along TV revenue lines that might be worthy. I don't think I have to enumerate his shortcomings to this audience.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/7/2013 8:06:14 PM
He seemed to play OK once he became a part-time players. His contract certainly is not that of a part-timer. I would move on without him but this team has so many places it needs players that such a thing might not be feasible.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/7/2013 8:07:19 PM
It was the team with the No. 6 power ranking against a team ranked in the 240s, correct? TCU was 0-8 going into the game. Just no way in the world they win. And then Kansas goes 3-for-22 in the first half. Certainly the biggest upset of this season. I always think back to Chaminade over a Ralph Sampson Virginia team back when the game's biggest stars stayed in college for three or four years. But this was enormous. I have no clue that it means TCU is better than we thought. I don't think that is the case or such evidence would have shown up sooner. I think it means KU has some really inexperienced players who don't understand you have to show up even against the bad teams.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/7/2013 8:09:36 PM
That's a cool question. Single-day event rules out the NBA Finals (which wouldn't be close anyway) or the Masters (which would). I will go with Alabama vs. Texas A&M Sept. 14 in College Station. I mean...why not?
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/7/2013 8:10:37 PM
I would say that's the top end of his range. He's not even averaging 20 this year and it's hard to see his scoring going back in the other direction next year when he plays his 16th NBA season. If I had to pick, I'm assuming Dirk gives it two more years after this season and that's it. Certainly I think that would be the end of his range as anything close to a star player. Seventeen years is a long time.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/7/2013 8:12:50 PM
I just noticed that my first 3 or 4 answers came without the questions being posted. I started this chat on my iPad and switched to laptop when the Dell finally heated up. Sorry but I'm guessing you can kind of figure out what those questions were. If not, maybe we will make that a new game. Answers with no questions -- challenge the reader a bit.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/7/2013 8:14:34 PM
Have to think he's not happy about it but I'm not sure I would call this public humiliation. How many coaches who haven't had their team in the playoffs the last three years kept their jobs? I realize putting that first year on Garrett is unfair so it's really two seasons of missed playoffs and .500 records. I thought there was a chance this could work in his favor if the team went out and got ahead of the curve and hired coordinators that made you think they are the next Chip Kelly or something. Instead they went for a coordinator who was relevant a decade ago on defense and...and I'm not even sure what they are doing on offense. Really if it doesn't work it will cost Garrett his job but the manner in which it was done will put all the blame on the GM.
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/7/2013 8:17:18 PM
I will say about 30 percent. I'm guessing that MLB's investigation of the Miami story will result in 50-game suspensions for those implicated, but who's to say what happens when lawyers get involved? To answer the next question, I think Mike Olt hits enough in spring training to win the RF job in Cruz's absence or at least a big chunk of it. (not a platoon portion because he's RH so that's the smaller portion, so bigger than that).
by Tim Cowlishaw 2/7/2013 8:19:17 PM