Week 17 – Dallas @ Washington: Getting with the program

Steve Baker is sick of hearing the words “program” and “team culture” in post-game sport-speak (across a raft of codes). But when it comes to the impact of Rolando McClain on the Dallas Cowboys defense, there are no two words that sum up the difference between playing football in January or thinking about the draft and pre-season training between Christmas and New Years’.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 15 – Arizona at St Louis: “That’s not a [defense]… THIS is a [defense].”

Steve Baker returns to the Pigskin Almanac with a shrewd analysis (with bonus socio/political commentary) of the Arizona Cardinals hard-fought win over the St. Louis Rams.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 12 – Arizona @ Seattle : Even Metallica has limits

Metallica have lost a few key players through the years. Likewise, take out two of the Cardinals best performers and things aren’t going to be the same. Oh, and Seattle are finding some key form when it matters most. Steve Baker borrows Ed Wyatt’s seat at CenturyLink Field as the NFC West heats up.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Joe Buck: Did He Kill Bambi or Something?

People, it seems, love to hate sports commentators. And there’s a special kind of hatred from fans when it comes to NFL’s number one Football and Baseball caller Joe Buck. Steve Baker asks why?

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 11 – Seattle @ Kansas City : I am the Walrus, Koo Koo Ka Choo

“The sea was angry that day my friends. Like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli…” A very ornery Steve Baker checks in from Arrowhead Stadium where the Chiefs accounted for the reigning champions.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 9 – Arizona @ Dallas : How ‘Bout Dem Cards?

Steve Baker checks in from Valley Ranch on his beloved Cowboys. It’s time to get nervous and Brandon Weedon should start against Jacksonville.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 8: Green Bay @ New Orleans – “Not with a bang, but a whimper…”

Okay, so it may be going a bit OTT to link T.S Eliot’s ‘The Hollow Men’ to Green Bay, but a match that promised so much ended up being something of a rout.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 7 – New Orleans @ Detroit: Motor City, baby

The Lions look the goods so far, while Sunday was more heartbreak for the Saints. Steve Baker reports in from Motor City.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 6: Carolina @ Cincinnati – “Back… and to the left”

Some days you get the Glengarry leads and some days you…well, some days you don’t even get the steak knives. Steve Baker reports in from Ohio with his take on a great game of NFL football.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 5 – NY Jets @ San Diego: “The horror… the horror…”

Steve Baker put the feet up at the ranch, turned his attention from the NFC East to watch the AFC clash between Gang Green and the Bolts. His take-away? “Stop! *sob* Stop… [it’s] already deaaad… *sobbing*”

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 4 – New Orleans @ Dallas : The Word From The Ranch; You Aints Seen Nothing Yet (We Hope…)

Our resident Cowboys fan Steve Baker reports in from the Ranch after Dem Boys put some hurt on the Saints. Ever the ‘optimist’ *cough* Steve’s not getting too carried away…

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 2 – Dallas @ Tennessee: It’s the little things

Little steps. Steve Baker is encouraged, but refuses to get carried away with a 26-10 Cowboys win on the road over the Titans.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 1 – San Francisco @ Dallas: The Cowboys: A $3.2bil Vanity Project

A Portarlington caravan park on summer holidays was the beginning of Steve Baker’s love affair with the Dallas Cowboys. But after this morning’s loss to the Niners, it’s looks like its still very much business as usual at Valley Ranch.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.