Cigar-loving secular libertarian who toils as a software minion in Foat Wuth, Texas. Baseball is my fav sport, a chess game with athleticism. Those who think it is "slow" or "boring" are A.D.D. dimwits who can go stick their X-boxes where the ballpark sun doesn't shine.
Lifetime Texas Rangers fan (30+ yrs now), and since 2000, a Boston Red Sox fan. I root for the Rangers until they inevitably nosedive (PLEASE make me eat those words in 2009!), but I like to have a team to root for in October, so I adopted the Red Sox after a 2000 trip to Fenway(it was freakin awesome...REAL baseball fans those beantowners are). I dig the Astros too, but kinda hard to follow 3 teams closely...plus they are in the NL, so their fates are not as intertwined as Rangers/Red Sox.
Still consider myself a Dallas Cowboys fan, but not a Jerry Jones fan(that's actually a cliche here in DFW)...the new stadium is awesome, but also pretty obscene. I'll likely never step foot in it because for the price of one decent seat at a Cowboys game, I could almost get Rangers season tickets. Plus, the NFL has become too flashy with wayyy too many "me-me-me" players that I've almost completely lost interest.
Marginal Dallas Mavericks fan, again, the "me,me, me" crap has turned me off from the NBA.
As far as the Dallas Stars go, I keep trying to get into hockey, but it's too much like soccer. I watched them during their '99 and '00 Stanley Cup games, cheered them on, but never could understand the intricacies of the game. May try to make a better effort to learn more about the game and go to some Stars games here in 2009 since my attempts to get re-interested in the Cowboys isn't going well.
In wake of the ALCS, please check out my interview with the former Yankee and Angel, the truly inspirational, Jim Abbott!