Jason Garrett high road

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by my father's madness

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by my father’s madness


When Jason Garrett head coach of the Dallas Cowboys football team, was interviewed post-game about the loss to the Packers he said something like “we had our opportunities to prevail but did not, and the officiating was not the reason we lost.” I, in contrast, had posted “Worst NFL call ever” about Dez Bryant’s amazing non-catch.

Jason Garrett is the son of a man who when they both were at Columbia University, which was then the losing-est team in the country, called his players “like a bunch of drug-addicted losers” which got him fired. (In theory, if he was in the drama department, he would have gotten a raise, it’s method acting: go read James Carroll, basketball diaries).

Good on Garrett.

And yeah that whole sport has to distance itself from Papa Joe.

Meanwhile I actually watched most of the Oregon Ohio State game at Old Pro next to Steve Bono the former UCLA and 49ers quarterback — a friend of a friend — and he spotted a flaw in the form of the National Champion signal called Cardale Jones: he said the fumble, back when the game was close, was because Cardale does not grip the laces. I told Steve Bono that I have a snapshot and print of him in the 1989 parade in SF. I will search for it and report back.

I also watched not long ago the Army Navy game at the same venue and enjoyed pointing out the shrine to Commander Campbell (Bill Campbell’s brother) who starred in football, lacrosse and basketball and was in charge of Navy fitness.

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About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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