It’s time for our favorite sport as high school football kicks off Thursday, followed by No. 2 TCU opening a week later at at Minnesota and, finally, the Cowboys beginning their Super Bowl quest on prime time Sept. 13 against the New York Giants.
TRADITIONS: The ingrained roots of Texas football
Before it was glorified (and scandalized) in literature and cinema, football’s beginning in Texas was far more modest, though once the match was lit, the game’s popularity took off like a wildfire on the state’s blackland prairies. Click here.
It’s been 20 long years since the Dallas Cowboys won the last of their three Super Bowl titles in the 1990s following the 1995 season. An entire generation has grown up never knowing the Cowboys to be winners. But there is a belief inside and outside the organization that the Cowboys are on the brink of reclaiming that championship pedigree. What must happen for them to become super again in 2015? Click here for five keys to the season.
TCU/COLLEGES TCU-Baylor debate ready to return to fever pitch
College football fans should brace for Round 2 of the great TCU-Baylor debate. Both of last year’s Big 12 co-champions project to be back in this year’s national championship race because they return several starters and established stars. But until the teams meet, one burning question will linger in the minds of college football fans: TCU or Baylor? There is compelling evidence in support of both teams, as well as reasons for concern. Click here.
HIGH SCHOOLS Locals could make a run at a championship
Euless Trinity, Southlake Carroll and Arlington Martin look poised to end Tarrant County’s big-school championship drought. Click here.