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Bob Hayes

  • News

    February 3, 2011
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    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I Have A ... List. Of the Best Black Athletes in the History of Ever

    ​While a lot of you are off work today, take time to remember and refresh the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The rest of us? Let's commemorate MLK Day with an impossible task: Selecting the world's all-time greatest black athletes. First step, choosing the criteria. Sheer athleticism? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Turn Out the Lights: Don Meredith Dies

    Very sad news. One of my first/favorite memories as a snotty-nosed little kid was sitting atop Dad's shoulders at the Cotton Bowl, watching Bob Hayes race under beautiful bombs from a Dallas Cowboys' quarterback named Don Meredith. Meredith, by way of Mount Vernon and SMU, was a two-time Pro ... More >>

  • News

    August 12, 2010
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    August 6, 2010

    Whitt's End: 8.6.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Since you guys salivate over local radio news, here's a zesty taste: Starting August 16 the new program director at 105.3 The Fan will be Bruce Gilbert. Yep, the same Bruce Gilbert who helped buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Numbers With Friends: The All-Time Cowboys' Fantasy Roster

    ​I grew up with Drew Pearson, covered Michael Irvin and have the highest hopes for Dez Bryant. But should the Cowboys' rookie receiver from Oklahoma State be allowed to wear the sacred No. 88? The Cowboys revere uniform numbers, but they don't retire them. Should they? You don't see No. 8 or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Super Bowl XLV: Century in the Making

    ​In Texas, the old saying goes, there exist only two sports: Football. And spring football. God, after all, decreed Texas Stadium have a hole in its roof so he could look down upon his favorite team. Right? From the old wooden Fair Park Bowl through the Cotton Bowl, Texas Stadium and now the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    In My Own Words: The Top 10 Memories of 2009

    ​I could wax poetic about what a great year it was in 2009, or I could half-ass it on New Year's Eve and just remind you of the people and purposes I found intriguing over the last 12 months. Yeah, that's what I'm gonna do. 10. Dead Man Coaching. 9. Dirk Nowitzki. 8. The Mentalist. 7. Roger S ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2009
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    October 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Dallas' Fantasy Roster

    No. 12 in your football program ... No. 12 on our fantasy roster.​When I say No. 22, who comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the Dallas Cowboys' all-time best runner? Or their all-time best rusher? Or perhaps instead the second-leading all-time scorer in the history of the Dallas Mav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Hey Josh Hamilton, WWJD?

    ​My problem isn't that Texas Rangers' All-Star Josh Hamilton got drunk, took off his shirt and playfully licked whipped cream - and vice-versa - off three hot females in an Arizona bar last January. My beef isn't that a born-again guy who continually tells us I Am Second decided to - acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Hall of Fame. Or Bust?

    Who's next?​Hard to remember way back when we bitched and moaned about a "Cowboys bias" in the Pro Football Hall of Fame isn't it? Saturday night in Canton receiver Bob Hayes became the 11th Cowboy inducted into Canton, continuing a trend that has seen four Dallas stars earn immortality ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.7.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sunday is the NFL's annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. More importantly, it's the induction of my first Dallas Cowboys hero - Bob Hayes. I'll be watching. For one thing, to see if Luci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    The Top 10 All-Time Dallas Cowboys

    At least we can all agree on No. 1. Right?From time to time I've been known  to construct a Top 10 list. But this one, I've got to tear apart. You're telling me there's a list of the Top 10 All-Time greatest Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones isn't on it? Altogether now: Bull. Shit. If NF ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    The Top 10 Greatest Black Athletes in the History of Ever

    Mission Accomplished Impossible. In honor of February's Black History Month, I set out to pinpoint a pristine list of the world's all-time greatest black athletes. But using what criteria? Sheer athleticism? Popularity? Accomplishment? Social activism? Transcendence? All of the above? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.13.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I know the Mavs have the NBA's longest sellout streak at 301 games, but the fans at American Airlines Center just don't get it. Thursday night's tense game with the Celtics was tied at 91 until Boston's P ... More >>

  • News

    February 12, 2009
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    February 9, 2009

    What About Bob?

    After a weird, wild week of name-calling, foundation-shuddering, letter debunking and a he said/she said spanning Florida to Hawaii, the bizarre tale of Bob Hayes' Twisted Sister finally has a temporary resolution, if not permanent closure. The current verdict: Bob Hayes, Jr. - and not Lucille ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Amid More Oops, Lucille Hester's Story is On the Ropes

    Look, I love Lucille Hester "as my big sister", but this thing's gone too far for too long. With new discrepancies in her story cropping up on the hour every hour, if I'm in her corner I throw in the white towel. Watching a sweet, old forgetful/manipulative lady get bludgeoned is neve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Credit Crunch: George Dunham, I Feel Your Pain

    Credit where credit is due. Seems like a simple concept. But in today's 24-second news cycle the genesis of "breaking news" often finds himself as nothing more than the guy at the bottom of the dog pile. Forgotten. Squashed. Raped of credit. Example #1: The Ticket's George Dunham. Got a Ticket text ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    43 Observations About Super Bowl XLIII

    Steelers 27, Cardinals 23: Best Super Bowl ever? Santonio Holmes' tip-toe TD: Best Super Bowl catch ever? The Boss: Best Super Bowl halftime show ever? Better late than never, I've got XLIII thoughts about Super Bowl 43: 43. Gotta make it snappy. My free Grand Slam at Denny's is calling. 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Lucille Hester: Half the Truth is a Total Lie

    As Bob Hayes' entangled family tree goes under the microscope and as the newspaper that for years has thrust Lucille Hester out front finally joins the investigation into the validity of her branch, one thing - and one thing only - has become clear: The world's fastest human is quickly tur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Bob Hayes Foundation Web Site Shut Down

      The Bob Hayes Foundation web site - owned and operated by one Lucille W. Hester out of Washington, D.C. - was abruptly shut down this afternoon. Maybe this is nothing. Maybe they didn't pay their bill at the first of the month. Maybe it's a computer glitch. Maybe the Bob Hayes Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Bob Hayes and the Hall of Fraud

    Somewhere between Milli Vanilli, Rosie Ruiz, Criss Angel and Dennis Green's "They are who we thought they were," something smells fraudy. Or, as the old Florida A&M college buddy and former business manager of newly minted Pro Football Hall of Fame member Bob Hayes says of Lucille Hester: "Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Whitt's End: 1.30.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Cowboys fined Martellus Bennett one game check for an obscenity-laced and offensive rap video. Interesting to see what they'll do to Anthony Spencer, who actually broke the law and got arrested. * ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Touchdown, Obama! and other Inauguration Sports Benchmarks

    If you know me, you know the only the reason I'm happy to have George Dubya Bush back in Dallas is because it means he's no longer in Washington, D.C. As I've said all along, he's a good guy. Just a really bad President. But that's ancient history, right? Today we shake the Etch-o-Sketch for a clean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Godspeed, My Holy Friend

    T-Minus five days until the final Dallas Cowboys' game at Texas Stadium. I have a vague recollection of climbing atop Dad's shoulders and watching Don Meredith toss bombs to Bob Hayes at the Cotton Bowl, but basically my life's screenplay starts in Texas Stadium.   Section 12. Row 24. Seat 8.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Pro Football Hall of Fame: Jerry Jones vs. Jimmy Johnson

    Flat out, who deserves the most credit? Jimmy Johnson transformed the Dallas Cowboys from 1-15 laughingstock into back-to-back Super Bowl champs. Jerry Jones hired Johnson. So which one is more deserving of immortality in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Both are on the HOF’s preliminary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Seventh Heaven

    Getting kinda used to this, aren't we? Pacman's in limbo. Newman's hurt. T.O.'s moody. Wade Phillips is edgy. For a 4-1 team, it's difficult to find the Dallas Cowboys' positives: Ah-hah! There's one: Couple three years ago I was on the couch watching a Cowboys’ game with my brother. H ... More >>

  • News

    September 18, 2008

    The Great Digit Debate

    Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    That ’70s Show

    Squint real hard and see the similarities. At long last, the ’70s are back. Women are again wearing Halston. Television viewers are glued to CBS’ hit Swingtown. Two movies founded on the old decade’s staples of Star Wars and ABBA – The Clone Wars and Mamma Mia – were among last week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    World’s Fastest Human Doubles As Hall of Fame’s Slowest Inductee

    The man. It’s over. The Cowboys’ preseason, that is, signaled by last night’s ho-hum victory over the Vikings. And the drama, climaxed when Pacman Jones was officially reinstated yesterday while eating a chicken sandwich and no doubt quenching his insatiable hunger for orange short sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Welcome To Orientation

    Pissed for years at my ramblings in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram? Constantly annoyed by my weekly columns in the Dallas Observer? Despise my bloggy rants over at Unfair Park? Well then, congratulations and welcome to your worst nightmare – my own sports blog. As long as you’re here, grab a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Ice Your Ball

    I won't pretend to know whether this is The Real Deal, but an eBay'er with much positive feedback is selling -- for the low, low price of $2,000, so far -- what he says is a football signed by the entirety of the 1967 Dallas Cowboys roster. Which means, yes, Bob Lilly, Don Meredith, Bob Hayes, Hall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    T.O. 28, Redskins 23

    Anybody else out of popcorn? As instructed, I had mine ready. But after yet another amazing, dominating, downright delicious performance by the Cowboys receiver, looks like we’re gonna need another bucket. This is getting good. Shocking us all by continuing his high-production, low-drama season, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Save The Date: February 3

    Because that’s when we’ll all be in Glendale, Arizona, watching the Cowboys win Super Bowl XLII. Right? While you’re booking your reservations, a little perspective on Dallas’ 4-0 start, punctuated by Sunday’s 35-7 dismantling of the St. Louis Rams. The Cowboys haven’t started a season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    Bob Hayes is Resting in Peace, If Only You Could Find Him

    Almost one month ago, there appeared in the Florida Times-Union a story I've yet to hear or see commented upon locally: Bob Hayes, holder of more than 20 Dallas Cowboys records (including 71 career TDs and 20 yards per reception), is buried in an unmarked grave in his hometown of Jacksonville, Flori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2007

    How the Dallas Cowboys Changed Jerry Ford's Life

    OK, so that's a bit of a stretch. Nonetheless, the latest issue of Time attempts to pinpoint exactly when it was Gerald Ford got his religion, and the closest it came come up with is a pre-game prayer service conducted by Gospel Films president Billy Zeoli in Washington, D.C., before the Cowboys pl ... More >>

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    Out With the Old

    With the Cotton Bowl's inevitable departure, Dallas dies a little more

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Mocking the Draft

    Don't look now, but it's sports' biggest waste of time

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    For Our Homies

    Plus: Kaboom, Edited for Content

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best (and Only Good) Idea Jerry Jones Has Had Lately

    Bob Hayes going in the Ring of Honor

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Searching for Gold

    Like other past Olympic stars, local gold medal winners often have trouble keeping track of them

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    The ghost of Tom Landry

    In 1970, Pat Toomay was scared he'd get drafted by Vince Lombardi. Something worse happened -- he ended up playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Years later, he'd realize what damage that wrought.

  • Culture

    July 8, 1999

    The Goal Line

    If Blackie Sherrod's just another writer, then Wilt Chamberlain was just another center

  • News

    December 3, 1998
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    January 8, 1998

    The Comeback of Harvey Martin

    Eighteen months ago, the former Cowboys hero was drinking and drugging his way to disaster. Now he's clean, sober, and planning to stay that way.

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    Get real

    Arena shills say only tourists will get soaked by a new tax on rental cars. They're lying.

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