Archive for February, 2012
Posted by FrankTheTank | February 29th, 2012 at 5:30 am
Posted by Barking Carnival | February 29th, 2012 at 5:30 am
This time he is helping to create a research initiative to help find a treatment for Alzheimer’s — a disease he battles daily with the help of family and friends.
Coach Royal appeared Tuesday before a state legislative committee with Edith, his bride of 68 years. Also on hand as a show of support were Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey.
Edith told the committee about the formation of the Darrell K. Royal Fund for Alzheimer’s Research, which will fund collaborative research efforts in the state, as well as promote the sharing of new information in the fight with the disease.
She also eloquently brought to light some of the struggles those caring for others with Alzheimer’s face.
“Every day since Darrell’s diagnosis with dementia, I deal with the stress of managing everything without my best friend helping me to make decisions,” Edith Royal told the Joint Committee to Study Alzheimer’s Disease. “It is so rewarding that at this time in our lives after so many years of living for the teams that Darrell coached and the game he played, it’s now members of those teams and our football family that return from all over this country almost daily to shower Darrell with love.”
The Fund will also have several notables serving on its Board of Advisors, including state Attorney General Greg Abbott, current Longhorns coach Mack Brown, businessman Red McCombs, Willie Nelson, Armstrong and McConaughey among others
Here is a look at a story on the committee meeting today courtesy KXAN-TV.
Posted by You+Dallas | February 28th, 2012 at 1:55 pm
YouPlusMedia, owner of www.youplusdallas.com, has created a totally unique web and mobile platform designed to generate crowd-sourced content for television. American sportscaster and radio personality, Dan Patrick, the driving force behind The Dan Patrick Show and The Box Score, and DIRECTV, are collaborating with YouPlusMedia on this groundbreaking project.
For the first time, avid sports fans in Dallas and around the country will be able to audition to be part of The Box Score television segments produced by YouPlusMedia. Sports fans can “audition” to be on the show from any sports bar, office, or their own living room, via The Box Score app.
Download the free iPhone app by visiting the iTunes store. Once the app downloads to your mobile device, you are ready to answer a variety of sports questions. Don’t have a smart phone? You can also answer questions by visiting the Dan Patrick Channel on YouPlusDallas.com.
Patrick currently hosts The Dan Patrick Show, which is a nationwide radio broadcast on Premiere Radio Networks. He can be heard on Dallas station 1310 The Ticket at 9pm CST Monday through Friday, on Austin station 1300 The Zone at 9am CST Monday through Friday, and seen on television on The Audience Network for DIRECTV subscribers. Patrick also co-hosts NBC‘s Football Night in America, and serves as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated.
The Box Score, which airs Monday through Friday at noon EST on DIRECTV channel 101, will be the primary test ground for this effort. The Box Score features the “Danettes”: executive producer Paul Pabst (“Paulie”), director of operations Patrick “Seton” O’Connor, talent coordinator /”guest wrangler” Todd Fritz (“Fritzy”), and official show blogger/Sports Illustrated writer Andrew Perloff (“McLovin”). Patrick is an important and regular contributor to The Box Score.
Posted by Asher Feltman | February 28th, 2012 at 11:46 am
On Feb. 3, 2012 reports surfaced that Texas Rangers MVP superstar outfielder Josh Hamilton had suffered another relapse. Anytime a professional athlete is reported to have taken a major step back in his career, fans assume the player suffered an injury or his stats have taken a sudden dive, but this is not the case with Hamilton. This is no pulled quad or a home run drought, but a matter of life and death, a matter of drugs and alcohol.
Aside from being one of the best baseball players in the world, there is something much deeper and much more important behind what meets the eye with Hamilton, who has won a Most Valuable Player award and is also a Home Run Derby champion. For any other player, those are lifetime milestones, but Hamilton knows that anything life gives him is a bonus, because honestly, Josh should be dead – and he knows it.
Josh Hamilton’s amazing up and down story began in 1999. All his life Josh was a baseball prodigy. When he was five, he played with eight year olds. When he was eight, he played with teenagers, and so forth. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays selected him with the first pick in the 1999 MLB draft, also handing the 18 year old a record $3.6 million dollar signing bonus. The Devil Rays and pretty much all of baseball assumed Hamilton was a sure thing for many years to come. Teenage Josh Hamilton was confident, strong, tough-minded, but also kind of a mama’s boy.
Still just a kid, Hamilton lived with his parents at home and on the road. They quit their jobs to follow their son on his journey to the big leagues. This drew criticism from the harsh public media, for obvious reasons. Number one overall pick, millions of dollars, now a professional athlete –but Josh was still maturing inside and out and preferred to stay close to his family as he did all his life back in Raleigh, North Carolina. Josh’s mother, Linda, cooked her son’s meals and father Tony would go over each game with his son in the evenings. (more…)
Posted by Barking Carnival | February 28th, 2012 at 5:30 am
Hail Lake Highlands, we salute thee
All through the years;
To thy colors, Red and White,
We sing our cheers
To our school and all who serve it
We shall pledge our full allegiance;
Hail Lake Highlands, we salute thee
All through the years