Author: Brien Straw

September 11, 2015 Brien Straw

     SEPTEMBER 11, 2015From the takeover of Wrigley Field last Friday to the invasion of South Bend you can’t help but be impressed by the commitment of the Longhorn fan base. My assumption would be there were somewhere in the neighborhood of 25,000 – 30,000 UT fans in the shadow of “Touchdown Jesus” for a season…

March 19, 2015 Brien Straw

     MARCH 19, 2015One of the more entertaining Broadway plays of the past decade is Avenue Q (A Broadway play for a sports metaphor?! Yes!). There’s lots of great songs among the soundtrack; The Internet is for Porn and Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist among them. When it comes to sports lets be honest, everyone’s a little bit hypocritical….

September 24, 2014 Brien Straw

     SEPTEMBER 24, 2014He’s a clown. An untrained monkey could do his job. He’s the most incompetent CEO in the business world. The worst commissioner in the history of sports. Those are the descriptions most often applied to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. As domestic violence and the mishandling of the Ray Rice case lead the headlines,…

February 2, 2014 Brien Straw

     FEBRUARY 2, 2014Okay, so the title’s a little deceptive. This “inspirational moment” didn’t happen at MetLife stadium, site of the game between Denver and Seattle. It was neither an electrifying run by Percy Harvin, a touchdown pass by Russell Wilson, nor any of the many bone-crushing hits handed out by the Seahawks defense. For me…

December 14, 2013 Brien Straw

     DECEMBER 14, 2013You can almost feel the electricity that will permeate Kyle Field when it welcomes a “12th Man” 102,000 strong. The goal is for the $450-million dollar renovation to be ready for the 2015 season.   If the first two years of the Kevin Sumlin era are any indication, there could be a trip…