Dr. Diz

Ruck em, Ruck em… That’s Our Custom. All Blacks, Horny Toads and College Picks

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FORT WORTH, TX – An old rugby teammate of mine, Big C out of Pittsburgh, used to play Defensive Tackle for the Mountaineers of West Virginny back in his college days. At the end of their games they would sing the fight song and then shout out “ruck em’ ruck em, that’s our custom.” Cept’ […]

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Praise the Lord and Pass the Taters… God in Sports

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FORT WORTH, TX – Couldn’t help but noticing the overt display of religion that continues to creep into the American sports scene. Guy hits a homer…praise God.  Dude scores a TD…sign of the cross.  Never used to see this stuff growin’ up…but of course, back then players subscribed to what Bear Bryant told his players. […]

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Manti Te’o A-Go-Go: Manti Ain’t Sandusky

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SOUTH BEND, IN – I have something in common with Manti Te’O. I also had a girlfriend I met on the Internet. By the time it was over, I kinda wished one of us was dead. Here’s to you, Miss Louisiana. Reading about the whole Te’o girlfriend situation reminded me that if you move the […]

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Bigger & Better: Massive Players Bad For Sports?

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“My lord, that boy has a mama!” FORTWORTH, TX – That’s what the lady in front of us said when an Oklahoma defensive lineman walked past our tailgating crowd on his way into the locker room before the game versus TCU. And yep…they are growin’ em’ bigger now a days. Bigger & Better. But are […]

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Alabama v Notre Dame; Much More Than Bible-Banger v Touchdown Jesus

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FORT WORTH, TX – I just love that commercial on ESPN, the one where everyone down in Bama ends their sentence with “Roll Tide” including after some guy’s funeral eulogy. Because, for those of you who have never been to the Heart of Dixie, that is the actual state of affairs down there. “I’ll have […]

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NCAA Nickname Hypocrisy: Fightin Irish Okay But Fightin Sioux Bad

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FORT WORTH, TX – Recently the NCAA, in its almighty wisdom, strong-armed the University of North Dakota to prevent them from utilizing their traditional moniker… that of the Fightin Sioux.  Apparently the NCAA bigwigs decided that the logo and the name were offensive. By the way, the logo was designed by a local Ojibwa. That […]

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The Big Least Implosion: College Football Doomed By TV

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“All because the leagues that make up the sport have been rearranging themselves like a cheap date at the end of a long night of drinking, trying to get the attention of Mr. TV.” -Dr. Diz FORT WORTH, TX – One of the sucky things about the increasing commercialization of all sports has been the […]

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Forget Heisman Trophy, Outland, etc. We’ve Got Real Awards, Like The Theismann

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FORT WORTH, TX – It’s the time of year when we get to watch the Burl Ives snowman croons about ol’ Rudolf and NCAA College Pigskin hands out it’s awards. There are so many awards, it is hard to keep track of em’ all. The Heisman, of course, is the most famous. It goes to […]

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SEC Haters, BCS Championship Picture & 5 Can’t Miss College Football Picks

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FORT WORTH, TX – In New England High School football, my boys from Torrington won the annual Thanksgiving Game. The TCU Horned Frogs put the defensive clamps down on the Longhorns Turkey Day Night. So what could possibly bum yours truly out? The SE friggin’ C… Just two weeks ago, Johnny Football led the Aggies to […]

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Heisman Trophy Time… Plus College Football Picks & Chicks

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FORT WORTH, TX – We’re into the last couple of weeks of the college regular season, and it’s time to argue about who will win coveted Heisman Trophy, which will be presented in the Big Apple in Times Square at the Best Buy Theater. I guess that an appropriately named venue, since the originators of […]

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