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MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard opened up Tuesday about his abusive father and how faith saved his family.
If you asked the average American what they think about the coming crop of technologies, you’d probably get some generic optimism. According to a recent Pew Research survey found that 59 percent of Americans expected that technology would make our…
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There are few men on earth who can understand what it’s like to be Tony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. Fewer still understand what Romo is going through from an injury perspective, and one of those is a bit concerned.
Troy Aikman, a Cowboys legend, retired after 12 years in the league in large part because of back difficulties. Speaking to the Cowboys’ website, Aikman was frank about his perspective on Romo’s prospects: “Two back surgeries in less than a year at his age, I would be a bit concerned.”
Make no mistake, Aikman is firmly in Romo’s corner. But he’s taking a pragmatic view of Romo’s injury recovery. “I’m hopeful that he’s able to come back,” Aikman said. “Everybody is. This team won’t be the same if he’s not able to. I anticipate that he will come back. But to say that, ‘Hey, he’s ahead of schedule and everything’s going fine,’ I’m not sure how you can really measure that here in April.”
Romo and Aikman have plenty of parallels. Romo is also entering his 12th year, and he’ll turn 34 this year, the age Aikman was at retirement. Aikman didn’t hint that change was on the way, noting instead that Brandon Weeden and, presumably, Kyle Orton will be suitable backups.
“It doesn’t sound like they’ll be drafting [a quarterback],” Aikman said of the Cowboys. “But if they can find a free agent to come out and at some point down the road play like Tony has played, that’s a pretty good way to go.”
You know where this ought to head, though. Johnny Manziel to the Cowboys. Make it happen, Jerry.
Tracy Morgan has certainly had his share of off-screen drama throughout his career, but now the 30 Rock alum says he feels like the tables have turned and it’s his former co-star Alec Baldwin who’s continually finding himself in hot water.
Research firm IHS says the Galaxy S5 costs $ 256 to make, Re/code reports, a price that’s significantly higher than previous Samsung high-end handsets but which is becoming the norm for the company’s new flagships. While the $ 256 bill of materials for the handset does not account for the cost of software, distribution and marketing, Samsung is expected to enjoy a gross margin of about 60% on the Galaxy S5.
If there ever was a perfect match, Johnny Manziel and the Oakland Raiders are made for each other.
Oakland has the historic bad boy reputation. Raiders fans are, umm, passionate?
Manziel showed up with rapper Drake at the Final Four and was booed when shown on the Jumbotron. He is already disliked despite never taking one snap in the NFL.
Well, Manziel spent Sunday and Monday on a predraft visit with Oakland, and even if it appears unlikely he will play for the Raiders, the thought of him wearing silver and back (minus the face paint) is intriguing.
Oakland traded a sixth-round pick to obtain Matt Schaub this offeason. Schaub restructured his contract, and coach Dennis Allen said the newly acquired quarterback would be his starter after Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin struggled during Oakland’s second straight four-win season.
That does not mean Oakland will overlook a quarterback in the upcoming draft.
Schaub is a short-term solution for Oakland. In addition, Schaub set an NFL record with an interception returned for a touchdown in four consecutive games last season. If he struggles again, Johnny Football coming to the rescue would be must-see TV.
NFL teams can host up to 30 draft-eligible players, which means Manziel’s visit could just be a formality.
But Manziel and the Raiders might be a perfect match.
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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we’re using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.
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We’re about to learn whether 3D printing will ever have mainstream appeal because Staples is now offering both an in-store printing service as well as actual 3D printers. The cheapest printer costs $ 1,300, which is fairly steep, but shipping is free. Shoppers can now also walk into stores and ask for the employees to help them to design and print objects on the spot.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones cannot brag about his team’s recent success in the playoffs, so he had to boast about something.
On second thought, he really could have kept those thoughts to himself.
Jones recently held a press conference to announce AT&T Stadium will host the 50th annual Academy of Country Music awards next April. Instead of just bragging about the beautiful stadium, or everything Dallas has to offer, Jones made a horrible analogy involving his football team.
“As you know, the Cowboys have not gone to the playoffs in several years,” Jones said (via The Dallas Morning News). “We have not gone, yet we’re the most popular TV show there is on television. We lead all teams in TV ratings. We lead, 24 of the last top 25 shows were NFL games, and any time your Cowboys play they’re up there at the top and leading. Now, what causes that? What causes that is creating some aura, creating some excitement. We want to use that as best we can to make this award show the greatest ever.”
That observation should do wonders for season ticket sales.
There is a difference between being popular and good. A random search on YouTube will produce several popular videos, but that does not mean it is quality entertainment.
Jones also does not realize many people enjoying watching Dallas because of its annual collapse. Dallas has finished 8-8 the past three seasons, while quarterback Tony Romo’s record in December is 14-19.
Dallas may be a popular team, but Jones should be uncomfortable settling for that insignificant accolade.
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