Let the record show that the U.S. won the race to launch an NBA player’s bobblehead toy into space. The Dirk Nowitzki bobblehead was launched via balloon from Cleburn, TX, on Aug. 28, 2012, and rose 94,630 feet into the Earth’s atmosphere — that’s 17.92 miles. While technically not outer space, that’s further than any bobblehead has yet traveled on a solo mission. Take that, Russia.
While other teams like the Eagles are hiring positive folks and getting ready for a fresh approach, we Cowboys fans are left with Larry Lacewell recommending a 72 year old guy that’s gonna change us from the 3-4 to the 4-3 defense, even though our defense is built for the 3-4. Confused yet?
How about the idea that Jason Garrett still might be fired??? Jerry making a big deal that this off-season is going to be ‘uncomfortable’ for his staff and players. Whatever.
So the Eagles have a new coach, the Redskins have a great QB that took them to the playoffs in one year, the Giants are scheduled to win another Super Bowl next year, and we are left with Jerry, and him making it uncomfortable for the waterboys at Valley Ranch. It’s no wonder fans are apathetic.
So go ahead Cowboys fans. I don’t care if you don’t care either. Don’t sign the petition. At least I tried doing something.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly will be the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced Wednesday.
Kelly re-emerged as a candidate recently and an agreement was just reached Wednesday, league sources told ESPN.
“Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles,” said owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. “He has a brilliant football mind. He motivates his team with his actions as well as his words. He will be a great leader for us and will bring a fresh, energetic approach to our team.”
Per Mort, John Garrett has been calling around the league for other jobs; the effort to become the head coach at Delaware may simply be another example of John Garrett looking for a landing spot.
The deeper question remains whether Jones is trying to craft a pretext for parting ways with Jason Garrett. It’s one thing for Jerry Jones to flat-out fire Jason Garrett. It’s another thing for Jones to want Jason Garrett to make changes, for Jason Garrett to decline, and for the two men to decide as a matter of basic business realities that they simply can’t work together.
It appears less rash and impulsive if the end result appears (or at least plausibly can be sold) as mutual. Even if it really isn’t.