Bob Costas

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    December 5, 2012

    Bob Costas' Sin: By Talking About Gun Violence, He Let Reality Intrude into Football's Fantasyland

    So what was it -- really -- that got everybody so fired up about Bob Costas' timid little attempt at a gun control message on Sunday Night Football last Sunday? Was it less about gun violence than the intrusion of real life into the violent dreamscape of professional football? In the first place, C ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Cowboys 38, Eagles 33: Dallas Tenderly Conquered the Terrible Eagles Last Night

    There are only so many times one can look at a football game and say "A win is a win." Early in the season, when a team is getting its bearings, scrappy victories can be a bit charming. In Week 12, against a team that dragged in a seven-game losing streak? Hideous. Jason Garrett and company are t ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Cowboys-Giants: Some Thoughts on Another Opening Night Beatd HOLY CRAP THEY WON!

    What a win for the good guys. The Bi-Ringed Mouth Breather from the Bayou finally got his comeuppance, Tony Romo executed like a champ when it mattered, DeMarco Murray was DeMarco Murray, and the defense held up its end of the bargain by keeping the Giants' offense at bay much of the game. Now let ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Drunklympics: The 2012 Summer Olympics Drinking Game

    If there was one thing you were thinking during Olympic beach volleyball action yesterday, it was, "Sports bra over a sleeved shirt and pants? Dangit." If there were two things you were thinking, they were, 1) "Sports bra over a sleeved shirt and pants? Dangit." 2) "I need a drink." We're here to he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    How the Cowboys Can Beat the Giants Sunday

    Editor's note: Jonathan Bales is the founder of and occasionally writes for The New York Times. We thought it'd be fun to have him break out the Xs and Os and Oh Shits before Sunday's big game. We apologize in advance for the nerdiness. While the "play-in game" that awaits t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Let's Go to the Tape: From Costas and Deion to Some Kid With a Match, Reactions to Romo

    ​Tony Romo isn't solely to blame for the Cowboys' loss to the Lions, described alternately as "epic," "historic" and just plain "embarrassing" (that's from the team's own website). The defense, stout in the first three quarters, surrendered 17 points to Detroit in the final period, including that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    The Von Erichs Final Resting Place: A Wrestling Hall of Fame?

    After all, this is The Sportatorium. Right? I grew up watching Saturday Night Wrestling on Channel 11. While the adults played Canasta the kids were banished to the TV room, where we couldn't wait for Bill Mercer on the black-and-white Zenith. I remember Blackjack Mulligan and Frtiz Von Erich a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    Sleepless in Seattle?

    You know why the Cowboys should win? Because Seattle has Pete Hunter. Remember him? No? Lucky you. I know what you're expecting me to say. Something pessimistic yet clever, like, perhaps: Screw the anointing oil; get out the embalming fluid. Not today, Cowboys fans. The sun rose in the west, Dane Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Man Crushing on Tony Romo

    Last night wasn't an easy one for Tony Romo. He has to endure KTVT-Channel 11 sports anchor Babe Laufenberg's cheap-ass come-ons during "The Score": graphic gags involving Romo's head being Photoshopped onto Mount Rushmore and a Hall of Fame bust. (Only days earlier, during a 10 p.m. newscast, ancho ... More >>

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    December 14, 1995

    The Last Days Of Mickey Mantle

    Booze, baseball, and broads: A tarnished hero's deathbed regrets--and final redemption Exclusive Observer excerpt from David Falkner's new biography

  • Culture

    August 24, 1995

    A strange goodbye

    Odd sights--and musings--at Mickey Mantle's funeral