The Seventh Annual 50 Most Powerful People in Metroplex Sports

Sorry, Cubes, but that goofy German just leapfrogged you.

18. Roger Staubach. Captain America will always be in the Top 20 just on reputation and respect.

17. Jason Kidd. The old point guard guided the Mavs to new heights.

16. June Jones. After leading SMU back to college football relevance, he forced school administrators to consider bending strict admissions policies.

Of all the honors Dirk has received recently, this has to be the 342nd most important to him.
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Of all the honors Dirk has received recently, this has to be the 342nd most important to him.

15. DeMarcus Ware. The Cowboys' best player is also one of their best human beings.

14. Ron Washington. From cocaine user to AL All-Star manager.

13. Jason Witten. The Cowboys' all-time best tight end is also a prominent positive role model through his unyielding charity work.

12. Rick Carlisle. Proof you can be a champion without being a people person.

11. Randy Galloway. In his unique, good-ol' boy-speak, he continues to mold area opinions via ESPN Radio and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

10. Josh Hamilton. Blue eyes be damned, the reigning MVP influences fans with his bat, glove and faith.

9. Jon Daniels. It would be hard to top last year's Cliff Lee trade that led to Texas' first World Series.

8. Eddie Gossage. The face of NASCAR in Texas has crafted year-round racin' in Fort Worth.

7. Jon Heidtke. You wouldn't recognize him on the street, but the Fox Sports Net Southwest senior vice president makes the Mavs, Rangers and Stars decisions you recognize nightly on TV.

6. Nolan Ryan. Recent health scare aside, he's stronger than ever, and the Rangers' most recognizable face.

5. Tony Romo. When he's out of the news for too long it somehow becomes news.

4. Jason Garrett. A shot of intense Red Bull is just what the Cowboys need in wake of the lethargic, underachieving Wade Phillips.

3. Jerry Jones. Losing season, lousy Super Bowl in his stadium and the lockout have diminished his once unmatched aura.

2. Mark Cuban. He earned a trophy and — by keeping a low profile during the Mavs' playoff run — garnered mucho respect.

1. Dirk Nowitzki. His one-man struggle to the championship peak made the view even more remarkable.

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26 comments
Brettboy05
Brettboy05

I really enjoy your articles and usually enjoy your opinions, but Galloway at #11?? I think you're living in the year 1990. What a joke. He has lost all relivance, and his on-air ratings are terrible. Where's the love for The Ticket? Norm is more of an icon that Galloway. 39? Really?

Cole
Cole

Who cares

N71421
N71421

I agree, the writer is a complete joke. Don't quit your day job, oh I forgot, this is your day job.

John F
John F

Just a matter style points: June vs. Patterson, fat sweaty people just don't score very highly.

Alex Cunningham
Alex Cunningham

Wow. June Jones ahead of Gary Patterson? You smell of Dallas homerism. What a joke of a writer.

Al
Al

GP took an already transformed team and kept up the good work. JJ is doing the transformation himself. June deserves the higher ranking.

Rongjfhfhgh
Rongjfhfhgh

June jones 16 Gary Patterson 30 lol.

Jake Raddic
Jake Raddic

This list is stupid. Gary Patterson at 30, especially AFTER June Jones? Really?

Jeff
Jeff

Really? You've got June Jones, who barely sniffed a subtier bowl game 14 spots above an established Gary Patterson?

Sports Panties
Sports Panties

Another bad list by the worst writer and radio host in the metroplex.

Chumps
Chumps

Where is Mike Rhyner?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Your list 1-35 is valid. After that, it's a one way trip to Mehville.

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

"If they called a press conference this afternoon, who'd most get our attention"...Really, that's the guide used? Does Romo have pictures of you with a goat? Where are any PGA golfers that live in the area? Where's Hank Haney?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Wait galloway is on here and The old grey wolf isnt. OGW rolls every station in the metro with ratings and you put grandpa on the list. and as another person said, how the eff does NAdel not make it

Mineral Wells Index
Mineral Wells Index

Wow. Instant loss of credibility with putting June Jones at 16 and Gary Patterson at 30. Richie Witt is a sports dumb ass.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

More shock value from our resident little person. I will dissect tomorrow, but he should of just said something stupid about Colby or Kins taking paternity leave. RW=SG

Thompson
Thompson

Granpa Urine is on this list but Eric Nadel isn't? Really? Really??

Gary
Gary

Apparently you heard Rhyner was dead.

Ass
Ass

How can you put June Jones higher than Gary Patterson? Makes no sense. Vaginal Slice Born Born.

Rob_Em
Rob_Em

"32. Terdema Ussery. Cozy with NBA commish David Stern and Nike founder Phil Knight, the Mavs president is often the eye of Mark Cuban's hurricane."

LOL. You said "terd".

Alex Cunningham
Alex Cunningham

As I recall. GP took a decent team and made it a top program in the nation. JJ took a crappy team to a crappy bowl game and hasn't really taken the program anywhere yet because he has to continue to do it. GP has continually proven himself, topped off by getting TCU into a BCS conference.

John F
John F

June vs. Patterson, just a question of style points, fat sweaty people simply don't score very highly.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Somewhat agree, but Galloway has been in print forever. There are more old grey hairs that read Galloway in print than listen to the Grey Wolf. Also, you can't pump up your competition for afternoon drive, even if they consistently kick your ass.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Greggo is probably going to call him the same thing today when he goes over this list.

 
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