Cedric Golden, Austin American-Statesman

Cedric Golden

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent:
  • Austin American-Statesman
Past:
  • Hookem.com
  • USA TODAY

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Golden: Police killings of unarmed blacks is a problem for all of America to solve

It was murder.Didn’t we just say that two weeks ago?Four officers in Minneapolis chose to be on the wrong side of history and humanity Monday → Read More

Golden’s nuggets: Hey NBA, check out what the NHL is doing

Here’s something you don’t hear every day: Hey NBA, follow the NHL’s lead.The hockey league announced Tuesday it will not have any more regular season games, instead choosing to push ahead with an expanded 24-team postseason if owners decide games should be played.NBA commish Adam Silver has made all the right moves since replacing the late legendary David Stern six years ago and was at the… → Read More

Golden: ESPN’s ‘Lance’ documentary scores big

In the first episode of ESPN’s “Lance,” longtime Austinite Lance Armstrong recalled one of his darker days after he had become a global pariah amid revelations of his PED use and blood doping during his legendary run of seven Tour de France titles.“I was staying in this rental house,” Armstrong said. “I called an Uber. He pulls up on the street right in front of the bar. We cross the street, and… → Read More

Golden: Dare we dream of the NFL starting on time? Yes, we do

The NFL released its 2020 regular-season schedule Thursday night, and millions of tackle football lovers took a deep breath and allowed themselves to → Read More

Golden: That time the Mavs took down the Last Dance Bulls

It was one chance to witness The Last Dance.The only time I watched the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty live turned out to be one memorable evening at Dallas’ Reunion Arena.On March 12, 1998, a sellout crowd of 18,255 packed the venerable old shed, not to see a home team that was light-years from stellar but to witness Hall of Fame legends in the midst of one final run at championship glory.Phil Jackson… → Read More

Golden’s nuggets: On the Red Rifle, Texas Tailgate and good friends

Beyond excited to be back after a company-mandated furlough last week.I’ll get to that in a few.Let’s start with football.The Dallas Cowboys have a new quarterback, but don’t get Andy Dalton confused with Earl Morrall.Earl who? More on that later.Dallas’ newest signing should not be viewed as a threat to the status quo. This isn’t Cincinnati, it’s Big D. And in this case, the D stands for… → Read More

Golden: Austinite Dore had front row seat for Bulls’ ‘Last Dance’

"The Last Dance" is an instant hit.A homebound nation tuned into ESPN on Sunday night to watch the first two episodes of the much-anticipated 10-part documentary on the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls and the legendary Michael Jordan.That includes my longtime friend Tom Dore, who had a front row seat for the Jordan era.Dore, a former Austin sports personality who served as the play-by-play man for several… → Read More

Golden’s nuggets: Coaches, players are adjusting just like the rest of us

College athletes are accustomed to a certain schedule, and so are the men and women who coach them.With the way the planet has changed over the past month, → Read More

Golden: The NCAA, NFL should follow NBA’s lead

It’s arguably the second most asked question in America today:Will football season happen?Well, it’s all up to our friends in the medical → Read More

Bohls, Golden: Why did it take this long to postpone the Olympics?

As expected, the Summer Olympics in Tokyo were postponed on Tuesday until some time next year because of the coronavirus pandemic. American-Statesman → Read More

Golden: Hard times in H-town with Hopkins’ exit

As a kid in East Texas, I always had a soft spot for Houston.Fellow Tylerite Earl Campbell played for the Oilers and Moses Malone was a hard hat-wearing → Read More

On Second Thought Ep 171: Brian Davis on Shaka Smart’s resurrection: NFL Network’s Charles Davis on Texas players at the Combine

In Episode 171 of the On Second Thought podcast, American-Statesman basketball beat writer Brian Davis joins Ced and Kirk with his thoughts on the resurgence of Texas and what it means for Shaka Smart. The NFL Network’s Charles Davis discusses the combine and how wide receivers – Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson – and defensive … → Read More

On Second Thought Ep 168: Texas welcomes 7 new coaches; A.J. Abrams on Texas' basketball shooting woes

In this week’s On Second Thought podcast, we hear from new Texas coordinators Mike Yurcich and Chris Ash on their challenges in 2020. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls also discuss the newest position changes with spring football coming up. Plus, Texas hoops legend A.J. Abrams offers a possible remedy for Texas’ shooting woes. → Read More

Golden: While Horns flounder, Baylor is on the rise

Special seasons aren’t promised, but when one happens, the memories can last decades.It’s been 17 years since Texas played in the Final Four, → Read More

Opinion: Tom Brady to Dallas Cowboys? That’s a bad idea

Signing Tom Brady now would make little sense for the Dallas Cowboys. Dak Prescott, at 26, is in the prime stage of his career. → Read More

Golden: Recalling how Kobe’s peers respected, admired him

When the world got news of Kobe Bryant’s passing along with his daughter and seven others in that tragic crash on Sunday, those of us who had the pleasure of covering him at one time or another were able to read and share remembrances thanks to the miracle of the Internet.I have a story I have never written, one that reveals an up-close and personal side of Bryant in the company of some fellow… → Read More

Golden: Kobe’s brilliance transcended basketball

In the summer of 2001, my former Statesman editor David Humphrey dispatched me to San Antonio to assist with coverage of Game 1 of the Western Conference → Read More

On Second Thought Ep 164: MLB.com's Richard Justice on the Astros; Dennis Dodd on LSU and Texas national perception

MLB.com columnist Richard Justice gives an inside at what’s going on with the Houston Astros after a signal-stealing scandal led to the firings of manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow. Also, CBSSports.com columnist Dennis Dodd discusses where LSU ranks on the list of all-time greatest teams while examining where Texas stands on a national … → Read More

Golden: Why black NFL head coaches are becoming an endangered species

The NFL has a real problem.And it starts at the top.Head coaching jobs abound, but qualified black coaches are largely being ignored for these jobs.Over → Read More

Golden: Watson’s clutch gene came in handy when it mattered most

HOUSTON — Deshaun Watson got beat up Saturday.The Buffalo Bills sacked the Houston quarterback seven times and hit him countless other times in a brutal afternoon of tackle football at NRG Stadium.Yes, Buffalo beat him up, but the Bills didn’t finish the job.Winning in the NFL playoffs starts with the most important job in professional sports, and that’s the guy behind center. Watson has flashy… → Read More