Senior editor Jason Cohen has written for Texas Monthly since 1995 (and texasmonthly.com since its very first iteration). His 1997 story “The Ice Bats Cometh,” about minor league hockey in Texas, was the basis of his book Zamboni Rodeo (Greystone Press, 2001). He also penned the magazine’s first-ever Matthew McConaughey story, in August 1996. The co-author of Generation Ecch! (Fireside Books, 1994) and co-editor of SXSW Scrapbook (Essex/University of Texas Press, 2011), he has also written for such publications as Rolling Stone, SPIN, Details, the Austin Chronicle, the Austin American-Statesman, Portland Monthly, and Cincinnati magazine. His 1995 Rolling Stone cover story on the band Hole prompted Courtney Love to yell at him from the stage at Lollapalooza in Austin, while his 2007 profile of the Portland strip club Mary’s won a Sex-Positive Journalism Award. As one of the two primary writers for the TM Daily Post, Cohen wrote approximately 500 stories for Texas Monthly in 2012. He has been a blogger since 2002 and been known to maintain as many as five Twitter accounts.
A&M QB Johnny Manziel has a little fun post-Cotton Bowl, to the delight of TMZ, and the distress of some prigs in the media.
All four remaining NFL teams have their share of Texas college football favorites, but–sorry Red Raiders–you can’t seriously expect us to root for San Francisco or New England, right?
The University of Texas is still the state’s last college football team to win a national championship, as Sam Houston State loses the FCS title to North Dakota State for the second straight year.
The Stars’ first game of the lockout-shortened NHL season was an announced sellout, but at least one seat in the American Airlines Center appeared “empty,” as the team had a little fun with last week’s biggest sports story.
Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy says the New England Patriots, which hosts Houston on Sunday, is “the first team in NFL history to get back-to-back byes before advancing to the conference championship game.”
This is no way to revive The Battle of the Brazos: Ennis municipal court judge W. Lee Johnson, a Baylor alumnus, was publicly reprimanded for his none-too-subtle post about the A&M QB’s apparent moving violation.
Friday’s Cotton Bowl gives Longhorns fans a chance to decide which team they hate more: the University of Oklahoma, or Texas A&M.
Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman wonders when Jerry Jones will “will trade in his designer suits for a set of silver-and-blue warm-ups,” a la former Raiders owner Al Davis.
How rare was last night’s one-point safety by Oregon against Kansas State? It’s only happened once before in NCAA history: when UT did it against A&M eight years ago.