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Mancave Minute Sports with Al

Al Ortiz delivers National Sports updates with emphasis on YOUR Texas teams from the Mancave on Benson Road just blocks from the Uvalde Honey Bowl.    

Cowboy Up!  In the Morning with Erik & Al

You can now hear Al's Dallas Cowboys Fan Podcast every Saturday morning from 7 to 8 on UvaldeRadio.net.  

They grew up together watching the Dallas Cowboys. They’ve seen Super Bowls and Dave Campo. They’ve seen Quincy and Romo.  They’ve even seen both Bryants don the famed 88 (They know who wore it better). Now they have a podcast that hits on all topics Dallas Cowboys.  Think of them as the nice guys at a tailgate offering you some steak and eggs before the noon kickoff.  They just wanna enjoy good old Cowboys conversations, as fellow fans.  

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Mancave Sports Blog

08.10.20 - 08.14.20

8/14/20 The streak is over. After 22 straight postseason appearances, the San Antonio Spurs will not be playing in the NBA playoffs. The Spurs needed a win on Thursday, and some…

08.03.20 - 08.07.20

8/07/20 Rest, relaxation and really good games are on the docket, Uvalde! Here is your Mancave Minute Weekend Sports Lineup.  The Houston Astros, on a two game losing streak, are…

07.29.20 - 07.31.20

July 31, 2020 t has been a while Uvalde County - this has been one stressful and sad year for all of us. Hopefully this shines a little light in your day, for whatever it's…

07.09 - 07.24

7/24/20 The San Antonio Spurs had themselves a scrimmage on Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks, one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference. However, the Silver and Black…


7/08/20 Baseball updates from the Associated Press: The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Houston Texans Quarterback Deshaun Watson does not want the same contract that Patrick…


Cowboys Running Back Ezekiel Elliott can't seem to get out of the news headlines. About a week after it was reported that the fifth-year player had contracted COVID-19, it has…

About Al Ortiz

Growing up, one of Al's first memories in the world of sports was watching Joe Montana take the field as a Kansas City Chief in 1993, asking his dad, "I thought he played for the 59ers?" Al was seven and didn't know it was "49ers". But ever since that time, sports was a huge part of his life - from seeing the Spurs win, in person, the 2005 NBA Championship, to tailgating at Dallas Cowboys games four hours before kickoff, to actually playing football from 8 to 18 years old. He also frequently fought with his dad over the sports section of the San Antonio Express-News every Sunday after church. That's where he fell in love with sports media.

He counts his key accomplishments in sports media relations world over the past five years to include:

* Creating and coordinating a successful and complex Super Bowl 51 communications plan in January 2017

Providing media support for the bank's sports sponsorships, which have included various NBA teams, and an MLS team

Handling media for multiple current and past professional athletes

Leading a comprehensive, months-long media strategy for the Iron City Showdown - an NBA exhibition game played in October 2018.

Previously, he spent two years as a communications coordinator in the political arena and also spent four years as an online journalist for Ballotpedia.org, covering statewide ballot measure races. At one point, he was a leading expert in the field of state initiative and referendum practices, giving frequent subject matter interviews for radio stations in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Al earned a bachelor’s degree in writing, rhetorical studies and communication from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY.

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