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    March 5, 2013

    Meet Texas' Six Newest Billionaires

    Yesterday, Forbes released the billionaires list, its annual parade of the ridiculously, absurdly super-rich. This year, the list stretches to some 1,426 names worth a combined $5.4 trillion. Texas claims a small if significant portion of that, counting 50 billionaires among its 26 million resident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Texas Conservative Groups Are Dismissing a Republican-Backed School Safety Plan as "Just Another Tax"

    On Tuesday, the same day two men opened fire at Houston's Lone Star Community College, a bipartisan trio of state lawmakers unveiled a plan aimed at reducing school violence. Dubbed the Texas School District Safety Act, the measure would allow voters to approve special taxing districts that would p ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013
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    January 11, 2013

    NFC/AFC Championships 2013: Predictions Based on The Football Albums

    This weekend, the NFC and AFC Championship rounds will pit such heavyweights as the Baltimore Ravens against the Peyton Mannings, The Green Bay Packers against the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Blinding Highlights against the Atlanta Falcons and a game I won't mention for obvious reasons. We're h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Examining the NFL Playoffs Through Food

    It's that time of year again. Every January my food-perverse mind converts professional football teams into dishes as a way to explore great food from around the country. Last year we enjoyed a lively discussion as different teams jockeyed for a chance to play in the Superbowl, and I'm hoping this y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    An Englishman Provides Our Final Word on the State Fair: One Hero Passes, Another Enters

    I chose the saddest day of all to go the State Fair. The death of Big Tex (flame-grilled is the way he'd have wanted to go) cast a shadow over the whole event, which had Big Tex's now non-existent face on every piece of merchandise, every map, every stall, every advert, every building. When the twit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Screw the White House: Let's Focus on Keeping Texas from Becoming Teabagistan

    There's a danger in getting too invested in presidential debates and the whole national political saga, gripping as it may be. By turning our faces to bright lights far away, we risk forgetting just how dark things could get here at home in November. The Tea Party is poised to make its ultimate as ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2012
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    February 23, 2012

    Top Chef Texas (Canada): Judges Whittle the Final Competition to Two Texans

    via Bravo... that damn lonely sliver of arugula.​Just think, this episode's elimination could have come down to a piece of arugula -- a wisp of a flavor dose so tiny it contributed almost nothing to the dish, which was the root of the problem. In the final elimination episode before next week' ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2012

    The Super Bowl Prostitution Hoax Returns

    Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    The Wild Cards Are Finished: Watching the NFL Through Food

    What a weird weekend in football. While I'm glad New Orleans trumped Detroit (what do people in D-town eat besides sadness?), I'm devastated by Pittsburgh's loss to Denver, another town whose culinary culture is difficult to define. What Would Tebow Cook? Pittsburgh, however, gave rise to the glory ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2011

    With Tyron Smith, Jerry Jones Finally Resisted the Glitz

    If there's less post-draft buzz than usual, it's because the Cowboys for once went substance over style.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Accountability, Shame and Wealth: A Review of My 2010 NFL Predictions

    ​You can say I botched my 2010 NFL prognostications. But you can't say I ran and hid from my errors. There's hope for me surviving this thing, as I have Big Ten Buffoonery dough coming in, tonight's Megamillions jackpot is up to $330 million and I actually sneaked by with a profit b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Whitt's Merten's End: 12.31.10

    One of Sports Pickle's best photos of 2010​It's been a fun two weeks, sports fans. Richie's back on Monday, but before I give him back his blog, here are some week-end thoughts before I go. *Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles game looks like it might be the first NFL start for Stephen McGee as Jon Kitna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Cowboys 38, Colts 35: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Been saying Marion Barber's done for a while. If he gets another carry over Tashard Choice this season it will be criminal. I know the Colts' run defense is putrid, but you can't deny that Choice is a much better running back than Barber at this point. Maybe even better than Felix Jones. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    5 Things That Have Actually Gone Right for Your Dallas Cowboys This Season

    ​The season is a disaster. When it's "Super Bowl or Bust" and at the halfway point you fire the head coach with a record of 1-7, "or Bust" wins. All is lost. But not all. When the Dallas Cowboys play the Colts in Indianapolis this Sunday they'll be playing for pride and respect and 2011 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    MyPlates Probably Picked the Wrong Day (Or Season) To Debut Two New Cowboys Plates

    ​A year ago the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles bowed the do-it-yourself personalized-plates-maker known as MyPlates, and only a few weeks it rolled out some proposed plates that include one for Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. Well, just this morning MyPlates sent word that it's in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 7

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2010
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    October 13, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a tradema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Titans 34, Cowboys 27: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. No two ways around it, your Dallas Cowboys are not a good football team. They are a collection of talented football players. But together they are not a good team. In linebacker Keith Brooking's words, "We play really stupid football at crucial times in the game." 9. Tony Romo was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 3

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2010

    Cowboys 27, Texans 13: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Oh ye of little faith. If you listened to me or read me last week I toldja this was coming. Negate some penalties, some missed field goals and some turnovers - tweak things - and the Cowboys would be fine. Way I remember it, I called for more Dez Bryant (check), more blitzing (check) and ... More >>

  • News

    September 23, 2010
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    September 22, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 2

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 1

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback rating. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    Super Bowl XLV: New York Jets Over Dallas Cowboys

    Super Bowl XLV preview?​Good news: Your Dallas Cowboys will play in Super Bowl XLV right here in our back yard, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington. Bad news: They'll lose to the New York Jets and - giggle - quarterback Mark Sanchez. So sayeth The Sporting News in its 2010 Pro Football Yearbook, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    And With the 27th Pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys Select ...

    The next Dallas Cowboy?​The NFL Draft gets cocky tonight. It goes prime time, up against the networks' lineup of must-see CSIs and Grey's Anatomy and such, and against the NBA's LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. I'll be at Cowboys Stadium from 6 p.m. until? ... at the 105.3 The Fan Miller ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys' Pre-Season Schedule is All Over the Map

    ​Five games. Three time zones. Two training camps. Your Dallas Cowboys are certainly expanding their brand as America's Team. But is such nomadic pre-season good for them? The Cowboys will travel almost 5,000 miles this summer, compared to only 852 for the New York Giants. I think jet lag is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    JumboJerry Staying Put

    ​On the agenda at the NFL owners meetings this week in Orlando: *Marquee TV games, including the Cowboys' 2010 Thanksgiving opponent. *Further discussion of how to share annual $8 billion in revenue with players. *New rules changes. Maybe overtime. Possibly eliminating the three-point stance. ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009
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    June 26, 2009
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    March 12, 2009

    Says Rick Perry: I'm "Resisting Further Government Intrusion" and Saying No to $500 Mil in Unemployment Insurance

    Just arrived in Austin, only to find in my in-box, oh, 'bout a dozen Friends' links to either Governor Rick Perry's speech down in Houston or the Burnt Orange Report's compendium of reactions to said speech. As you may know by now, the governor is saying no to more than $500 million in unemployment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    10 Questions: James Neel

    He wanted to be a chef since the age of six, when he would "surprise" his parents with self-taught recipes. Neel's first professional role, however, was at the famous Ninfa's in Houston--as a dishwasher.After working his way up to a chef's apprentice role, he attended cooking school at Le Cordon Ble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Burning Question: Which Super Bowl City Has The Best Food?

    Actually, this question came to us as your basic "who will win the Super Bowl" sort of thing, presumably hoping for some insight from our crew's most recent has-been athlete. (See photo).But we're charged with covering the food scene. And since an incident last week--of which we have no recollection ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

    Not Tony Romo’s best day. But better than Brad Johnson. By a mile. Okay, I’ve got a long-distance, work-related field trip today so let’s get to it. Just for fun, let’s reveal ‘em in reverse order. Extrapolates the drama and all. Where you guys think Graham Harrell and Sam Brad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

    This week's Top 5 clash: Romo v. Warner. Two observations from last weekend: Neither Sage Rosenfelds, nor Drew Brees, will ever climb to No. 1 in these rankings. Rosenfelds, because he’s skittish enough to produce three turnovers on his team’s final 10 snaps in a gut-wrenching, come-from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    At JerryWorld, the Closest Most Of Us Will Get to Reality is "Perception"

    The Los Angeles Times this morning heaps piles of praise upon Jerry Jones' under-construction EnormoDome in Arlington, which Sam Farmer coins the "Y'all Mahal," a nickname that will never, ever stick. Still, the piece does contain two classic Jerry quotes, the first one concerning the $1.2 billion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    NFL Preview: The Quarterbacks

    No. 1 in Jessica's heart. No. 3 on my list. Not playing fantasy football for the first time in 20 years this fall has its consequences: More free time. More disposable income. Less contact with the geekdom subculture. But it also has me woefully unprepared for the NFL season, which techn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Practice Makes Perfect?

    A little something-something for the ladies: Terrell Owens, sporting a very nice hat Tony Romo is healthy. Terrell Owens is happy. And, at 2-0, the Cowboys’ Super Bowl train is preparing to leave the station. OK, let’s not get carried away. In their last game the Cowboys scored only one more po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    Suites Sweetened Cowboys' Super Bowl Bid? So Says Indy Paper.

    There's a name for Jerry Jones' grin here ... something-eating maybe? It's on the tip of my tongue... 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 w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2007

    A New Report Says That Texas' Ignoring Stem Cell Research is Just Bad Business

    As other states are becoming more aggressive in promoting stem cell research, Texas is falling behind, and if something isn't done to change that, the state will lose both scientists and the support services they generate. So says a new report, which will be released tomorrow. The economic impact st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007

    Train Rex

    Ron Rivera, your Chicago Bears just lost the Super Bowl? What are you gonna do now? Oh, yeah. Interview for the Cowboys' head coaching gig. On second thought, should Jerry Jones even consider hiring Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera for the Dallas Cowboys' head coaching gig? If you watc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    Mistake n Shake

    Talk about bad timing (and bad most everything else). Really, how does this happen: The Indianapolis Star reports this morning that thousands of Indy residents are finding in their mailboxes this week a promotional flier announcing that Steak n Shake is "a proud sponsor of the Dallas Cowboys." That' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2006

    Worst to First

    We can hide it no longer: Some of us at Unfair Park have an enormous man-crush on Tony Romo. There. We feel so much better. That's the unique challenge for your Dallas Cowboys as they upgrade from playing the one-win Cardinals to the no-loss Colts Sunday at Texas Stadium. I started to look up the h ... More >>

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    August 21, 2006

    Not Sweet News

    The Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health--"a coalition of Dallas and Fort Worth area employers committed to working with our partners in the community to promote and maintain a health care delivery system that provides quality, accountability and affordability for our employees," says its Web ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006

    Small Steps

    The Terrell Owens gamble notwithstanding, the Dallas Cowboys quietly are taking small steps to make big improvements next season. First, Dallas cured its chronic kicking cancer by signing Mike Vanderjagt. Despite being labeled an "idiot kicker" by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning for ru ... More >>

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