Tru Grit: A 3-0 shutout

GOOOOOOOOAL!!! Six times!!! Richland shut out Bergen, 3-0 in the quarterfinals and Genessee College by the same score in the semifinal of the NJCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship. At press time, they were scheduled to play for the national championship on Sunday. 

While the Dallas Cowboys are making progress, the Mavericks and Stars aren’t. Both teams are off to a rocky start. I have a feeling that the Mavs may end up in the top 10 in next year’s NBA Draft Lottery. With new players, the team chemistry has yet to solidify for the Mavs. The Dallas Stars are looking to avenge from last season’s playoff series loss to St. Louis, but so far, they’re already skating on thin ice.

CBS SPORTS has already posted the NFL playoff picture with several more weeks to go in the season. If the playoffs were to start now, the Cowboys would clinch the top seed and have a first- round bye. It looks like the Cowboys, Seahawks, Patriots and Raiders are automatic. I did predict the Cowboys going 12-4 but it looks like they could finish 14-2. Meanwhile the AFC West teams except for the Chargers are taking over the AFC standings. It would be great to see the Cowboys travel four hours south to Houston and play in Super Bowl LI. Is it still Tony Romo’s team? I guess so, but as long as Dak Prescott is leading the way, they should ride on the rookie’s coattails. Prescott deserves most of the credit regardless of whether Romo comes back and the ‘Boys go all the way to the Super Bowl. Be on the lookout for Prescott jerseys running around the Metroplex. 

Residents in Arlington will have a new Rangers stadium built in either 2020 or 21. On election night, the proposition won. The new $1 billion, retractable roof stadium will sit just yards away from Globe Life Park. This proposition had been controversial because the current stadium has only been around 22 years. Most sports teams would wait 30 years before building another. 

The main reason they’re building another stadium is because of the weather. Texans had enough of the scorching summertime temperatures. This new stadium and the development around it guarantees that the “yet to win a world championship” franchise will remain in Arlington through 2053. Tuesday’s vote extended a sales tax that is being used to pay off debt on the construction of the Cowboys’ $1 billion AT&T Stadium, which is bad for Arlington residents. The Rangers are discussing with architect contractors how the new stadium will look. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see another Minute Maid Park. In the meantime, deal with cooking under the sun while watching baseball. 

As Arlington approves a new stadium, folks in San Diego rejected the Chargers new stadium. Next season will be their 50th season at their current home Qualcomm Stadium. And now that San Diego residents said no, the Chargers will most likely leave the city for Los Angeles. And they should!