Pictorial Countdown to Opening Day 2011, Starring Various Dallas/Foat Wuth Sports Stars Past and Present.
No brainer here with Dirk Nowitzki, who will no doubt go down as the greatest Dallas Maverick in the history of the franchise.
The top pic to your right is from one of the 2010 playoff games (ALDS I think) with His Dirkness sporting a shweeeet Dirk Rangers jersey. Take notes, Michael Young – Dirk exhibits the requisite amount of greatness warranting whiny, primadonna-like behavior, except that he doesn’t act like a whiny primadonna… just sayin’.
Impossible for a DFW sports fan to not include this #41 – Charlie Waters. He was the other half of the awesome duo of Cowboys safeties (see Cliff Harris from Day 43) from the Dallas teams of the 1970’s.
Ok, it’s impossible for folks from my generation to not include Charlie – I’m betting most modern day twenty-something fans don’t know or care who Charlie Waters was. Their loss.
Pictorial countdown to Opening Day 2011, starring various Dallas/Foat Wuth sports stars past and present.
(I meant to start this on Monday, but got distracted by a shiny object)
45 Days (Monday)
Derek Holland, he of the eleven straight balls and three straight walks in the disaster that was Game 2 of the 2010 World Series. He’s been a top prospect for the last few years, but it’s time for him to step up in 2011 and earn/keep a spot in the starting rotation.
44 Days (Tuesday)
Robert Newhouse, Dallas Cowboys fullback from my junior high/high school days. Nicknamed “The Bowling Ball”, he was short, stout, lead blocker for Tony Dorsett back in the day. Was pretty good on short yardage third-down carries too if I remember right.
43 Days (Today)
Cliff Harris, another former Cowboys great, tormented wide receivers along with Charlie Waters for those great Cowboys teams of the 70’s. I had his autograph (along with many other Cowboys of that period), but somehow managed to lose it like an idiot.
Happy Hump Day!