Sport: Bootlegs and Saddles

Cowboys, Oilers, passing quarterbacks, passing times

The discontent in Texas at both ends of the National Football League seems to center on quarterbacks but may also relate to passing times. Dallas was "America's team" as the country went western and cactus came to flower, when the majority of Charlie's Angels hailed from Texas, like the trashiest pulp novels and soap operas, and Easterners put up their own Lone Star caf├ęs for two-stepping in boots and Stetsons.

Houston was the home town of the Urban Cowboy, a ghost town in that sense now. The country-and-western boom...

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