DFW SPORTS MIX 12 27 12 By Don Arnick
The only thing exciting about the Miami Heat lone season appearance to Dallas to take on the Mavs was the arrival of Johnny Football. Texas A&M QB Johnny Manzeil turned heads as he was in post Hesiman award glow. Meeting and greeting fans as he takes a night off from preparations for his big Cotton Bowl battle with Oklahoma on January 4th. Mavs might have took the night off too as they lost to the World Champion Heat 110-95. Mavs have been Pillusbury, making turnovers. Plenty of them as they tried to keep up with King James and crew. No rebounding, and turnovers spelled doom for the Mavs, who are on a tough stretch of games which inclued San Antiono, Oklahoma City, and the Heat again. All that while waiting on Dirk Nowtizki to get back in the lineup soon. For this Mavs team that is looking to get back to consistant winning, his return can’t be any quicker.
More NBA news, Steve Nash is back and in the LA Lakers lineup. The LA Lakers were slumping, and the fans were screaming all over the So Cal looking for improvement. Management picked a new head coach, they went with Mark D’Antoni instead of the proven winner in Phil Jackson. Keep your eye on the Lakers, who are about to be the dominant team that the experts around the NBA make them out to be. With Dwight Howard in the middle, Nash weaving through the middle, and that guy named Kobe who can shoot from anywhere, the Lakers will be a dangerous team from here on in, and there is plenty of NBA season left.
The fourth quarter Dallas Cowboys comeback wins make for exciting football and drama the NFL loves. But if you rely on the comebacks wins, sooner or later, it will get you. And it did against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Same situation, Pokes were down 31-17. Tony Romo threw the touchdown to Dez Bryant. And the game tying touchdown to Miles Austin. The Pokes got to the tie to force overtime. And winning the coin flip had the fan anticipating a Cowboys win. But they could not do anything to move the ball. And the Saints did, and a fieldgoal won the game for the Saints. The Pokes are 8-7 and facing the Washington Redskins in a all or nothing NFC East division battle.