Texan_lost_in_NY's profile

Location: Austin, baby!
Gender: Let me check...
Member since: April 26, 2005
Last visit: March 10, 2010

Texan_lost_in_NY has posted 77 links and 871 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 233 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

Sports Bio

I'm a sports junkie, born and raised in Dallas, liflelong Cowboy fan...went to the very first Cowboys game in the Cotton Bowl in 1960...too young to remember but apparently my dad took me. Also lived in Houston over 20 years before moving to NY in May '04. Now back in Texas since '06. My teams in no particular order: Cowboys, Rockets, U.S. National Team, Manchester United, Celtic, FC Barcelona, Astros, Houston Dynamo, Texas Longhorns.

Big game rivals I respect: Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, St. Louis Cardinals, Oklahoma Sooners.

Games I've attended:

That first Cowboys game in 1960.

Cowboys - Browns, Eastern Conference Championship game, 1969. Cleveland killed us 38-14 and I froze my butt off.

So many Dallas Tornado games in the old NASL I can't even count but I always had a great time. Saw Pele' at Texas Stadium with the Cosmos.

US National soccer team getting thumped by Mexico's B-Team in '74 at Texas Stadium. Bobby Rigby was in goal for the U.S. and was Man of the Match for "only" letting in 4 goals, such was Mexico's domination. My, how things have changed...

Celtic-Rangers in the Scottish version of the old Charity Shield, 1974. I never knew the wounded and bleeding were meant to be passed from the stands to the ambulances waiting on the running track.

Same year, Liverpool - Leeds United in Charity Shield, Wembley Stadium. The two captains, Billy Bremner (Leeds) and Kevin Keegan (Liverpool) both red-carded for fighting in a "friendly." Then, after the game as we sat in our coach to leave the stadium, a Liverpool supporter wearing the biggest combat boots I've ever seen spotted a Leeds coach next to ours, grabbed the handrails and flung himself up to kick the driver right in the side of the head. Is that what they call passion?

Seeing Mike Scott pitch a no-hitter vs. the Giants in 1986 to clinch the pennant for the Astros. This is the same year the Astros lost to the Mets 3-2 in 6 with game 6 going 16 innings. The Mets also won game 5 in 12 innings, 2-1. Many people put this series in the top 5 all-time. I am one of those people, even though it broke my heart. The Mets went on to win the World Series over Boston on that Billy Buckner through-the-legs error.

Brazil - Holland in the quarterfinals of the '94 World Cup in the Cotton Bowl. Holland were up 2-0 at the half and Brazil came back to win it 3-2. Incredible atmosphere and my hat will be eternally off to all Brazil and Holland supporters for the buzz.

My first game at Yankee Stadium, Good Friday 2004 vs. the White Sox. My girlfriend bought space on the electronic board that they show before the 6th inning (I think) that read:
Welcome to New York.
I love you, Gail"

3 months later, I married her.

Sports heroes:

1. Tom Landry
2. Bob Lilly
3. Don Meredith
4. Emmitt Smith
5. Hakeem Olajuwon
6. Cornell Green and Mel Renfro (they used to come into my dad's grocery store and take me to the produce section where we would find the biggest Idaho and play catch. Great, great guys.)
7. Walt Frazier and Willis Reed...My first NBA love was the '69-'70 Knicks. If you ever get a chance to catch the Finals against L.A. on The Classic, watch it.
8. George Best
9. Nolan Ryan

Recent Links

Transvestite hooker tries to extort money from Ronaldo (the original) in Rio: Ronaldo buys three hookers and gets unexpected packages.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY to soccer at 01:16 PM on April 29, 2008 - 19 comments

2 men shot in Houston's Reliant Stadium parking lot after the US and Mexico play to a thrilling 2-2 draw.: In a sick sort of way, is it possible this shooting is good for soccer in America? This "friendly" was played before 70,103 fans and the nosie was so loud the players couldn't communicate with each other or hear the official's whistle.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY to soccer at 02:20 PM on February 07, 2008 - 15 comments

Munich disaster for Manchester United - 50 years ago today. A day of remembrance: Eight Busby Babes, including Duncan Edwards, died in the air crash. Manager Matt Busby was pronounced dead twice before rising to lead the team into the next decade, winning the European Cup in 1968. Many English clubs came to the aid of United, providing players so United could continue their season.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY to soccer at 12:28 PM on February 06, 2008 - 3 comments

South Korean soccer players dislocate their shoulders to become draft dodgers: Why bother with serving your country when the U.S is there as your minders? Makes me reminisce of my days eating kimchi and swigging ginseng from the bottle.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY to soccer at 03:40 PM on February 04, 2008 - 10 comments

The American Revolution continues in London: Eddie Johnson signs for Fulham of England's Premier League, joining fellow Americans Brian McBride, Carlos Bocanegra, Kasey Keller and Clint Dempsey.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY to soccer at 01:45 PM on January 23, 2008 - 49 comments

Recent Comments

Manchester United No Longer America's Team

The AIG story actually came on the heels of this.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:35 PM on January 22, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to you all

My wife's back pain was so bad we couldn't travel so I had a triple meat, triple cheese Whataburger. After losing 70 lbs. I thought I deserved it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Any time the Cowboys and 'horns win within 24 hours, I give thanks.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 03:11 PM on November 29, 2008

Rob Green: 21 days that changed my life.

I don't think we have to worry about seeing American bling and homes made from mud and faeces together any time soon.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 09:38 PM on July 18, 2008

Rob Green: 21 days that changed my life.

Very difficult story to read---hard not to look away at times. I'm glad I took the time.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:14 PM on July 17, 2008

Drunk referee shown the red card.

I'm think with that pronounced lean he might have overruled his assistant a time or two to correctly call offside.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:47 PM on July 17, 2008

EPL Fantasy 08-09 Open for business

Pick all the Rams.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 08:24 PM on July 11, 2008

Favre Asks For Release

There are 3,650 comments on this story on ESPN.com just five hours after posting. Why?

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 08:24 PM on July 11, 2008

Best soccer/football goal celebrations, 1

Ufez, some oldies but goodies there. Robbie Fowler snorting the end line...it's been all downhill ever since for that boy.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 07:52 AM on June 29, 2008

George Carlin: (Late) Sports Authority

don't forget Foxx! Or Prinze.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:59 AM on June 26, 2008

Remi Gaillard, soccer prankster (video)

Brilliant. I never thought anyone could make bowling interesting. I bet he could pass as a U14 and play on my team! I'll start building the trophy cabinet now.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:23 PM on June 25, 2008

Updated Fantasy Euro 2008 standings

Oh...and I'm picking Germany to win it all.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:47 AM on June 25, 2008

George Carlin: (Late) Sports Authority

Carlin was...well...I can't add much to what's been written here, but something happened yesterday at soccer camp I'd like to share. Of course we give all the kids new soccer balls for camp and one of the kids said "These balls are slick." I told him not to worry about it, that they would break in and besides, "You can't pick your balls during a game anyway." The double entendre hit me immediately and I just looked up at the sky, smiled and winked. A couple of 12 year old boys also got it and were doing there best not to bust a gut. .

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:51 PM on June 24, 2008

Updated Fantasy Euro 2008 standings

Thanks trox. Any picks for the Finals? I'm going Russia v Germany.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:34 PM on June 24, 2008

Fantasy Euro 2008

Any opinions on this? Just doesn't seem like a very ambitious move for Hughes.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:59 PM on June 04, 2008

Fantasy Euro 2008

I'm in. Here you go, grum.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:56 PM on June 04, 2008