Arena Football League

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    If Nothing Else, the AFL's Dallas Vigilantes Now Have the City's Most Interesting Logo

    ​Looks like it's Sportsy Thursday 'round here. So, then, from puck to ball ...Back in December we broke the news that the Dallas Desperados were on the comeback trail, along with the rest of an Arena Football League sidelined during the '09 season. Turns out, the team that's scheduled to return to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Dallas Desperados Are Back!

    ​We just got the invite: Tomorrow at 4 p.m., there will be a press conference "to announce the return of the Dallas Depserados," which, as you may (or may not) recall, canceled its 2009 season exactly one year ago along with the rest of Arena Football League. Probably the most intriguing item cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Aw, Quincy Carter. And Just When the Dallas Cowboys Could Use a New Backup QB Too.

    When last we heard from former Dallas Cowboys QB Quincy Carter, he was starting all over (again) down in South Texas. Two weeks before Christmas, he signed a contract with the Rio Grande Valley Dorados of arenafootball2, whose GM, Grant W. Buckborough, welcomed him as a savior: "Not only do we welco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Tom Landry Would Not Be Amused

    A few Dallas Cowboys quick hits, apropos on a morning blanketed with a freezing fog. We begin, where else, with MartyB -- which is to say, tight (not bright) end Martellus Bennett, who follows his now-vanished rap video ("Romo, homo, etc.") with the apology below. is reporting that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    This Just In: Arena Football and Your Dallas Desperados Need a Timeout

    When even football can't survive, we're officially in a recession. The Arena Football League - home to your Dallas Desperados - announced this morning that it has canceled its 2009 season because - you guessed it - shitty financial times. Actually, I believe the official wording is "suspending the 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Dallas Now Without Its Desperados For at Least One Suspended Season

    One more sportsy note this a.m. -- a follow to last week's item concerning the fate of the Arena Football League, in which Your Dallas Desperados play. Or played, rather, as this morning the league has announced that there will be no 2009 season, which shorts the American Airlines Center and Victory ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    What, No Desperados Season in '09? Nothing Official, But Ain't Lookin' Good.

    Word's been circulating all day that the Arena Football League may be a goner -- at least, for the 2009 season. Though if it disappears for one season, insiders (and outsiders, let's be reasonable) figure there's no way it can claw its way back for a 2010 season. And various news reports have put so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Headline Coming Soon: Quincy Carter’s Career Goes to Pot. Again.

    If only these dudes could pass a ball. As I wrote earlier this week on Unfair Park, I’m no saint. In college I was arrested for trespassing (but, dude, she was hot and the house wasn't even finished.) I’ve been sued by DirecTV for pirating its product (now I can afford the NFL Sunday Ticket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Jon Bon Jovi on Fellow AFL Owner Jerry Jones: "It's All Hugs and Kisses."

    Tonight at 7 p.m. in Philly, the 7-0 Dallas Desperados play the 8-0 Philadelphia Soul -- you know, the team owned by Jon Bon Jovi? Moments ago, Sports Illustrated posted a lengthy Q&A with Bon Jovi about tonight's ... historic contest of undefeated Arena Football League teams. Bon Jovi, of cou ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2008

    Cowboys' and Mavericks' Premature Evacuations Disappoint

    Early playoff exits have Big D disappointed, devastated and downright dysfunctional

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Almost Famous

    Dallas' other quarterback content with triumphant anonymity

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2007

    Desperate Times

    The Desperados' play-off

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2007

    A Setback in Quincy Carter's Latest Comeback

    We just traded our Quincy Carter rookie card for a package of Ding-Dongs. Had the munchies. A month ago, Richie wrote a column for the paper version of Unfair Park about the, ahem, comeback of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter, currently pitching for the Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2006

    The Other Drew

    Says here Drew Henson oughta be considered as the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback of the future. Why? Because he's gone 5-3 during his stint as QB for the Rhein Fire in NFL Europe, throwing nine TDs and three picks. Sounds about right for a Cowboys QB these days; the bar's low, after all. Fact is, I dou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2006

    Deep Thoughts

    A little Valley Ranch birdie chirped to me this morning that, in addition to former All-Pro safety Charlie Waters, the Dallas Cowboys will interview former deep snapper and SMU alum Dale Hellestrae to be their new radio analyst. With Babe Laufenberg's voluntary departure, the Cowboys need an enterta ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2005

    In the Game

    Our Desperados satisfy

  • Music

    May 27, 2004
  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Trick Treats

    The Globetrotters win again and again and again

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • News

    January 30, 2003


    Goodfella Joe Avezzano is no longer a made man with the Dallas Cowboys

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Desperate Measures

    Welcome (again) to the Arena League, where Desperados are kind, giants are invisible and rock concerts turn into football games

  • Culture

    February 1, 2001

    Hail to the GM

    The Cowboys never called, so Drew Pearson lives out his front-office dream in the XFL

  • Culture

    September 14, 2000

    She's Better Than You

    Chicks dig the roundball, but for some reason fans don't care

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Love unlimited

    KRNB-FM's Rudy V is the smoothest operator on the air, whether you're a man in trouble or a woman in love