On today’s show:
We discuss the Cowboys’ victory over the Giants.
Lots of talk about holes of various types and sizes.
The Rangers’ hiring of Jeff Banister and what it signals about the direction of the organization.
Drive thru talk.
FC Dallas Playoffs! No seriously, we talked about it off the top! Ownership group, attendance, everything!
The Cowboys defeated the Seahawks at their house, and Travis really dislikes their fans.
We go In The Crease again with Mitchell Droz to talk Stars.
Chandler Parsons such a fatty, like OMG.
Travis discusses the finer points of UHF vs VHF, cutting the cord and dropping cable.
On this week’s edition of the Strained Hammy Podcast
Dallas is better than Houston at a lot of things but this week, specifically, football.
Texas Rangers were pretty bad this year. Mark think an all lefty lineup is in order. Mark is not likely to be named manager any time soon. He needs more seasoning.
We mentioned the Mavs! Season preview coming soon.
Travis talks into the microphone about officiating a wedding and Lou Holtz.
On this week’s edition of the Strained Hammy Podcast:
7th grade B team football report
Cowboys win! Cowboys win! 15-1 here we come.
Adrian Peterson’s parenting choices
Our favorite and least favorite DFW sports radio shows.
On this week’s edition of the Strained Hammy podcast:
We talk the Cowboys week 1 debacle
Ron Washington, more like Gone Washington
Neima calls in to talk Josh Brent and self driving cars.
In a game marred by uneven play and silly officiating the Dallas Cowboys gave away the ball and their chances to win against the 49ers. The final score was 28-17 but in truth the game was over with San Francisco leading 21-3 at the end of the first quarter.
A DeMarco Murray fumble on the first drive that was recovered and run back for a touchdown, followed by an ugly Romo interception that was returned to the 1 yard line to kill the third drive did most of the work in ruining the Cowboys day. In between the Cowboys defense gave up 80 yards on 3 plays in just a minute twenty eight seconds capped with a Vernon Davis touchdown catch.
From there the Cowboys defense settled in a bit. In truth the offense was directly responsible for giving up 14 of the 28 points. The much talked about linebacking group played much better than expected as the three starting backers finished 1,2,3 on the team in tackles. The defense only allowed 3 plays of 20 or more yards, including 2 back to back on the horrible first defensive series. A case could be made that the 49ers were trying to control the clock, but they lost the time of possession and rushing yard battles.
It was the Cowboys offense that failed them in this game. Really, that means Tony Romo failed them. With the game still available to them, Romo threw bad picks on three straight drives. One in the end zone trying to force a ball into Jason Witten. The really puzzling thing is that on two of the interceptions Romo had receivers running free elsewhere. Tony was bad, Twitter was calling for Brandon Weeden, and we where wondering allowed whether Jason Garrett would be able to out play Romo. The Romo mistakes costs the Cowboys their first half chances and by the time the Cowboys offense got back on track midway through the third quarter, it was too little too late. If you look at the games stat comparison from ESPN.com, you’ll see the only real difference in this game was the turnovers. Romo cost this team the game. And while it would be a shock to see this bad a Tony Romo all year, if we do, the results will be similar.
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.9||6.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||2-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
On this week’s edition of the show:
VMA quick-hit: I can’t walk up my apartment’s stairs without being out of breath; why do we expect singers to sing perfectly while dancing?
Cowboys’ Dress Rehearsal Talk
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Talk that somehow morphs into talk about bad husband habits
Mark’s recent experiences with three different companies’ Customer Service telephone lines, and how to easily cancel service without the service provider putting up a fight.
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