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    Is That Gas or Indigestion at Exxon?

    Five days ago, Greenpeace USA and ExxonSecrets issued a report that says Irving-based ExxonMobil spent $2.1 million last year on 41 groups "who are leading the climate skeptic industry." This, despite Exxon's claiming it don't do that no more -- and ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 23, 2007 @ 6:02 pm
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    Nurture My Pig. Do It Now.

    So, my rock cred's been called into question; fair enough. Perhaps this just-posted-to-YouTube clip of late local heroes, Loco Gringos, performing 20 years ago at Fry Street Fair, will satisfy those doubters. If not, here's some vintage Reverend Hort...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 23, 2007 @ 5:36 pm
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    Random Sports -- and "Sports" -- News

    Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Keyshawn Johnson retired today, to join ESPN as a sportscaster. Not that Johnson thinks he was ready to give up the game. "Although I am currently able to play at the same high NFL level that many fans are used to seei...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 23, 2007 @ 4:40 pm
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    Where You Will Find Schutze Tonight

    Oh, and we also noticed that over at TrinityVote, State Rep. Terri Hodge has come out in favor of folks signing the TrinityVote petition and being able to re-vote on the toll road. Because, says Hodge, "This project has changed from what voters origi...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 23, 2007 @ 3:36 pm
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    It's an Honor Just to Be Nominated...

    Last week we got word that Highland Park grad Peter Jordan got nominated for a Student Academy Award, which, in the student film world, is about a big a deal as a real Oscar is in the real world. Jordan, a grad student at Stanford, was nominated for ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 23, 2007 @ 2:39 pm
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    Bush Library, Meet Sports Think Tank

    Tomorrow: The Super Bowl. Today: Summit On Sports. In 2011 North Texas will give the world a grandiose, decadent event filled with parties and excess. But for the next two days, we'll give the world...um, morals? SMU's Collins Center is the epicente...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 23, 2007 @ 1:24 pm
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    Roky Erickson's Coming to Town -- This Time, For Real

    Our old pal Mike Schoder just called with some Big Breaking Rock and Roll News: The Granada Theater has booked Roky Erickson for a July 14 show -- rounding out a weekend that begins with X's John Doe on July 12 and Centro-matic on July 13. And, yes, ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 23, 2007 @ 12:30 pm
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    Whirlpool's Going to Clean Up Frazier Courts

    This morning, Habitat for Humanity announced that next year's recipient of the Building Blocks sponsorship is -- you guessed it -- Dallas. Specifically, the homes will be built in the Frazier Courts area neat Fair Park -- a long-ignored, long-decayin...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 23, 2007 @ 11:52 am
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    Why the PGA Screwed Texas

    Even us non-golfers knew when the Byron Nelson and Colonial were happening -- and happenin', come to think of it. Used to be they were back-to-back events: one swingin' weekend in Las Colinas; the next, a slightly more refined affair in Fort Worth. B...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 23, 2007 @ 11:00 am
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    Got That Mojo Workin'

    "Magic," she said. Hey, I'm no fool. I work for the Dallas Observer...um...anyway, I'm no fool. I know how to ask a tough follow-up. "Really?, " I asked. "I got out my magic wand...and poof," she replied. If only that were so.It's a damn sight mo...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 23, 2007 @ 10:16 am
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    The Super Bowl: Or, What's In It For Me?

    In short, Depken and fellow UTA sports economist Dennis Wilson figured, based on their research and that of others, that "the net impacts of the Super Bowl generally range from $21 million to $32 million," or about a 10th of what cities predict (and ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 23, 2007 @ 9:45 am
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    It's Hard to be a St. in the City

    On Friday we sent you elsewhere to view St. Vincent's "Your Lips Are Red" video, shot and recorded live at Atlantic Sound and Union Hall in Brooklyn. Well, in case you missed yer shot, Beggars Banquet -- which is releasing Annie Clark's debut Marry ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 22, 2007 @ 4:24 pm
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    Take That, Mayor Miller. That's Terri Hodge Talking, By the Way. Not Us.

    And, sure, I guess that's kinda true, but as we've noted before, it wasn't entirely Miller's fault the Cowboys scrammed to Arlington; you can also thank the Dallas County Commissioners, who refused to negotiate with Jerry Jones years ago concerning t...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 22, 2007 @ 3:34 pm
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    Suites Sweetened Cowboys' Super Bowl Bid? So Says Indy Paper.

    You know who's pissed that the Cowboys landed Super Bowl XLV? Well, sure -- Indianapolis, duh. As proof, we point you to this story, just posted, from the Indianapolis Business Journal, which says what really put Jerry and his 'Boys over the top wasn...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 22, 2007 @ 2:51 pm
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    Well, That Did Not Take Long

    The above image just went up on the Dallas Cowboys' official Web site. How long you think that's been prepared? The "North Texas" is a nice touch, but you also gotta wonder whether Arlington, which is footing $325 mil of the billion-doll...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 22, 2007 @ 2:13 pm
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    Hail Roger: North Texas Scores XLV

    While the silence from our lame-duck, lame-ass Mayor's office is deafening, the rest of Arlington, North Texas and, yes, Dallas can rejoice. Super Bowl XLV will be played here in early February 2011. While Laura Miller starts shoveling down crow an...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 22, 2007 @ 1:59 pm
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    Andrew Marton, You Avedon a Great Job

    It must be one happy Tuesday over at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. First, Heather Landy was named a finalist for the prestigious 2007 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, for her story "Radio Shack CEO'...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 22, 2007 @ 1:08 pm
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    Aw, He Lost His Man Hat and Other 24 Hour Video Race Entries

    Course, if you want to get a jump on things, a few of the contestants have posted their entries to YouTube, naturally. Here's a list, more or less, of those currently available. (This one didn't come up for whatever reason.) And we're including one h...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 22, 2007 @ 12:34 pm
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    SMU and A&M are Damned Liberal Anti-Bush Bastions. Sure, Prof, Whatever You Sez.

    for now; even The Bush Library Blog announced over the weekend it was going on summer vacation. But it's merely the quiet before the storm. Speaking of, here's the latest black cloud to drift over the Hilltop: The Bushies have balked at the faculty'...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 22, 2007 @ 11:48 am
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    Cowboys Favored to Win the Super Bowl

    Dallas likes its chances; so does Indianapolis. But, come on, is the hallowed star versus the hollow horseshoe really a fair fight? Sandwiched around Phoenix-Glendale -- which is hosting this season's Super Bowl and, therefore, isn't considered a leg...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on May 22, 2007 @ 10:55 am
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