What's happening in the Lone Star state?
They say there are two seasons in Texas — football and spring football.
Maybe that has expanded. Maybe football has — believe it or not — taken a back seat.
Last June the Dallas Mavericks celebrated an NBA championship, their first in franchise history.
And the Texas Rangers are on the verge of making it back-to-back appearances in the World Series. If they make it, they would be favored over either National League representative, St. Louis or Milwaukee.
Football? The Dallas Cowboys are so-so with a 2-2 record (heading into a game against New England) while the University of Texas just got blown out by Oklahoma and Texas A&M is nothing to right home about.
Have basketball and baseball taken over in the Lone Star state? Say it isn't so, but this year maybe they have.
— Paul Christian