Things I liked:
• WT representation: West Texas A&M University had some representation in the Dallas Cowboys/Miami Dolphins preseason game. Former WT Buff wide receiver Anthony Armstrong was playing and is currently listed third on the Cowboys depth chart. Armstrong caught a pass from third-string quarterback Nick Stephens. It was for 18 yards and was between two defenders.
• Dallas Cowboys rushing attack: Whether it was bad blocking up front, or the new tight end packages that the Cowboys are employing to beef up that offensive line, the running game seems to be better. The Cowboys rushed for 170 yards on 34 carries averaging five yards a carry.
Fifth-round pick Joseph Randle was the bell-cow for the Cowboys late in the game and had 70 yards on 13 carries.
•Harvester practice: While I went to the freshmen football practice on Monday, the JV and varsity teams, both football and volleyball, will be getting visits from me so they will be featured this week as well.
Harvester football and volleyball practice only means one thing: high school football and volleyball season is rapidly approaching.
Things I disliked:
• Eagles’ Riley Cooper’s racial slur: I dislike this for many reasons. One of them being that now the NFL has its own Paula Deen story. While racism is a serious topic and should never be taken lightly, it’s a shame that it seems to be a dark cloud over what is an exciting time of year for the NFL.
• NCAA Investigating Johnny Football: Texas A&M sophomore quarterback, Johnny Manziel, is once again under the microscope. This time the Heisman winner is being investigated for getting paid for autographs. It’s a shame if he did. His talent is limitless, but his emerging character issues seem to be as well.
• MLB drug investigation- Real simple. When will these guys learn? The longer you put off the inevitable the worse your punishment will be. I would take a 50-day suspension over banned for life any day. If it is reputation you are protecting, too late for that one. Sometimes you only have to be around trouble for it to get lumped with your name.