Thursday, January 25, 2007

It was nice to see my favorite band, America, return to the Billboard Album charts this week. The CD, Here & Now debuts at #52 and while it's a far cry from their glory days (sales-wise), it is their first recording of new music to chart in the top 100 albums since 1983's Your Move.

Not bad for a couple of old guys!

Things seem to be making a little more sense down Cowboy's way today. Apparently, Jerry Jones has sought permission from the Dolphins to interview former Cowboy backup QB Jason Garrett for what apparently will be the offensive coordinator. According to ESPN sources, Dallas wanted Garrett even before Bill Parcells stepped down (I wonder if that had anything to do with it). In addition, Jones has asked the Chargers for permission to interview Wade Phillips. All told, the Garrett-Phillips duo wouldn't be such a bad thing. Phillips is widely considered an excellent coach and even though his teams never reached the Super Bowl, his Bill's teams did reach the playoffs.

In Garrett, the Cowboys are going back to their glory days of Troy, Emmitt, Michael and Jimmy. Garret was never known for his arm strength, but he was considered an exceptional student of the game and was successful in his limited action (most notably a 300+ yard effort against the Packers on Thanksgiving in 1993). He has been credited with successfully integrating the previously-ineffective Joey Harrington into the Dolphins passing game this past season.