Friday, December 28, 2007

Two Rooms With A View

The view of Dallas from my hotel room at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving. That's Texas Stadium on the right. Just thought I'd share it with everyone.

The view at Missouri's Cotton Bowl press conference in the Omni Mandalay's Los Colinas Ballroom yesterday in Dallas. I guess this is what they mean by "crack reporter."

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Cotton Bowl Coverage

Here's me at Texas Stadium in Dallas covering Missouri's practice for the 2008 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. Wow huh? Whatever.

Here's the media ticket I got for the Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. $125 for an NBA ticket. Wow huh? We sat in the "Platinum Club" seating area that had its own concierge and waitstaff. Unfortunately had to leave the game early (third period) because Alex had to file a story about Darren McFadden's step-mother supposedly getting a free car and it might break some NCAA rule, yada, yada, yada. Thank god for the hospitality room back at the Omni with its free drinks (yeah). What's cool is we get to go back to the Amerian Airlines Center on Saturday for the Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues NHL game. Woo Hoo! More $8 beers, with fisticuffs this time. Doesn't life seem backwards sometimes

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Hawgs Illustrated: Vol. 17, Issue 1

There's a new sheriff in town folks. Unfortunately we won't get to see Petrino's magic at work until spring practice. For now there's the Cotton Bowl to look forward to and the last hurrah of D-Mac, Felix, Monk and a bunch of other guys whose names we won't see in a Razorback uniform again after Jan. 1. Yours truly will be in Dallas from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 covering the Hogs at the Cotton Bowl. I'm kind of 50/50 on the whole thing. It will be a great experience as far as work goes, but I'm not excited about being away from my family for a whole week right in the middle of the holidays. I guess these are the sacrifices when you have one of the coolest jobs out there.

By the way, we do have to drive to Dallas for Cotton Bowl. No swanky private jet this time. See, the sacrifices are just piling up.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Henning Family 2007 Christmas Card

For those of you that didn't get one in the mail, here is the Henning Family's 2007 Christmas card. Several recipients of this year's card were disappointed that I failed to include Juno on it. Historically our Christmas card is a family portrait and Juno is always present, usually wearing a Santa hat, awwww. Well I ran out of time and decided to break tradition and use a photo from our trip to Italy this year instead. The photo is actually the only shot of the three of us together from the trip, I couldn't bring myself to hand over my camera to a complete stranger without fear of them running off with it. Hey, I saw European vacation. Anyway, one person in particular, a Mr. Kermit Owens, was so disappointed Juno wasn't included on our Christmas card that he took it upon himself to Photoshop her in there. And you know what? I love it. Thanks Kermit!

Merry Christmas Everyone! (said in my best Jimmy Stewart impersonation)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Snapped this feature yesterday at an elementary school holiday sing-along assembly. The kids were performing as "rappin reindeer." Their "gangsta-rap reindeer" counterparts were busted before the show on dogfighting and weapons violations charges. Could've been big. And by big I mean HUGE!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Search Is Over

Former Atlanta Falcons/Louisville Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino was introduced at 10:30 p.m. last night as Arkansas' new football coach. The announcement ended two weeks of ups and downs for everyone tied to Razorback sports following Houston Nutt's resignation/heist on Nov. 26. Petrino will make an estimated $2.85 million as the head football Hog. He left an annual salary of $4 million with the Falcons, so it's obvious he really missed coaching in the college ranks. I just hope he sticks around long enough to take the Hogs into the BCS.

Judging how he did get the "Hog Call" right, things might be looking up for the Razorbacks. Personally I hope there aren't any more hiring/firing/resignation press conferences again for a long time.

Look at the animals I have to work with at these things. They're a bunch of photo heathens.