The Big Guy and I were able to catch a couple of football games from my Alma Mater, Hardin-Simmons University. One of the things that impressed me was that both times the home teams took a knee in prayer before the game. (Game 1 Hardin-Simmons. Game 2 University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, pictured below.) Also during … Continue reading Respect
Back by popular demand Top 10 Unusual Mascots. Professional teams have been included in version 3.0. #10: Webster University Gorlock is a mythical creature that was designed by Webster staff. It has the paws of a cheetah, the horns of a buffalo, and the face of a Saint Bernard dog. #9: The Albuquerque Isotopes are … Continue reading Top 10: Unusual Team Mascots 3.0
Originally posted, December 8, 2010. The piece I wrote about unusual team mascots has been one of the most popular posts I've written. I decided to do a second list. Several of the teams in this list were from the comments of the 1st list. This time I have included college mascots as well. Also, … Continue reading TDZ Retrospective – Top 10: More Unusual Team Mascots
Originally published November 1, 2008 this has been one of the all time post popular posts on TDZ. It actually started out as kind of a joke with The Big Guy and I discussing unusual team mascots. Well, it has been awhile since I posted a top 10 because I just couldn't come up with … Continue reading Top 10: Unusual Team Mascots
Check out Evan Longoria catch during an interview. Wow. His back was to the ball and he caught it barehanded.
I first met Dane Porter when he was an energetic pre-schooler who loved music. Dane is now a senior at Waxahachie High School who still loves music. He has Down Syndrome. The year began with Dane and other special needs students being excluded from the senior t-shirts. Last month the band director invited Dane to join the … Continue reading Rocking the Drumline
Home to the 12th Man and steeped in tradition Kyle Field is one of the most intimidating stadiums in college football. Kyle Field has been home to Aggie football since 1904 or 1905. The first stadium was completed in the early 1920s with seating for around 500. Today the Kyle Field seats over 80,000. Major … Continue reading Sky Watch Friday: Sunset in Aggieland