Brad Sham

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    October 30, 2012

    Brad Sham Apologizes for Saying Exactly What Every Cowboys Fan Was Thinking

    The Cowboys were well into their first-quarter meltdown on Sunday when Dez Bryant, the team's embattled wide receiver, set up to return a Giants punt. Before the ball was snapped, the radio team of Brad Sham and Babe Laufenberg calmly suggested that Bryant, known for his casual handling of the footb ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Hurry Now For a Sneak Peek at the City's New "Happy Trails" Safety Website and Videos

    ​The city's having a press conference Thursday morning during which Mayor Dwaine Caraway, Park and Rec officials and others will unveil the city's new "Happy Trails" campaign designed to make the 104 miles of the city's Dallas Trail Network jes' a little bit safer. You recall this campaign: We sne ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Lockout or Not, Jerry Jones Would Like Your Money. Now.

    ​While the NFL lockout storms toward mediation, the Dallas Cowboys are proceeding with business as usual.At least when it comes to business. Season-ticket holders this month were mailed invoices for the 2011 season, requiring balances paid in full by May 1. The bill comes with a caveat, o ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    These Clips From ESPN's SMU Doc Should Be Enough To Get You to Watch Pony Excess

    When Patrick recounted his trip to the Lakewood last week for that sneak preview of Thaddeus Matula's Pony Excess, the 30th of ESPN's 30 for 30 docs, he also posted the trailer for the film about the events leading to SMU's receiving the NCAA's death penalty on February 25, 1987. Since then ESPN has ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Giants 41, Cowboys 35: My Top Observer-ations

    ​10. Cowboys' fans can bemoan bad luck at having quarterback Tony Romo knocked out of the game - and the season - but this was more bad play. Rookie fullback Chris Gronkowski missed a simple blitz pick-up, allowing New York's Michael Boley a free shot on Romo. He didn't miss. 9. I don't ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    GAME 5 - Rangers 5, Rays 1: My Top 10 Observations

    For all of those who suffered through losing seasons in this joint ... here's to us!​10. Antlers > Rays. Ironic that the Rangers - who for years and decades floundered playing feast-or-famine baseball founded on the home run - scored their first three runs via speed. Think about it, the ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Texans 23, Cowboys 7: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Cowboys' punter Mat McBriar kicked four times Saturday. He launched a 61-yarder in the third quarter, had a net average of 50.8 and pinned Houston inside the 20 twice. So much for the good news. 9. I understand this was a practice game. An exhibition. A glorified scrimmage.&nbs ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Cowboys Training Camp 8.2.10: My Top 10 Observations

    David "Ferris" Buehler​10. Dez Bryant, wearing a walking boot on his sprained right ankle, made several nice plays in Monday's only workout. But he wasn't on the receiving end, but rather the passing end. Bryant threw left-handed passes to receivers, who in a seemingly lazy drill attempted ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Dez Bryant is a Dallas Cowboy: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. As I wrote yesterday afternoon, the Cowboys talked to the Miami Dolphins about trading up. And Texas safety Earl Thomas was indeed one of their three targets in Thursday's NFL Draft. The others: Idaho offensive lineman Mike Iupati and Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant. No matter which o ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 29, 2010

    How Much Would You Pay For Dinner With Wade Phillips?

    ​So last weekend Jesuit High School holds its annual athletic banquet fund-raiser thingamabob. Up for auction: Dinner with Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips, which went for a cool $8,500. So how much do you think someone bid on a meal with broadcasters Brad Sham, Babe Laufenberg an ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    One More Thing ... About Yesterday's Woodrow Wilson Gridiron Greats Gathering

    Patrick MichelsDavid O'Brien, son of Davey, and Tim Brown hoist the Super Bowl committee's plaque commemorating Woodrow's place in high school football history.​As Brad Sham noted toward the end of yesterday's presentation of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee's "Century in the Making" ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 12, 2010

    A (Football) Great Day at Woodrow. And, 250 Memorable Moments to Vote On Later.

    Photos by Patrick MichelsJoe Greene, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Roger Staubach -- but a handful of local football greats on the Woodrow stage this afternoon.​As promised, there they were this afternoon, seated on leather chairs perched upon the Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium stage: Roge ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    September 4, 2009

    Whitt's End: 9.4.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *93.3 FM - the station formerly known as The Zone, The Bone, Quality Rock and who knows what all else - has for the last day or so been "stunting." That is, playing nonsense in advance of flip ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    The Top 10 Hottest TV Women in Dallas: Part III

    Iola. The original.​The other day I told you about the voices you'd be hearing on Dallas Cowboys' radio broadcasts this season. Now how about some good news on the faces you'll be seeing? In particular, one Candice Crawford. Yowsa. I hear the new(ish) Channel 33 reporter/former Miss Mi ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Hungry, Cowboys Fans? Here's Your Menu.

    ​Still about a month before the Dallas Cowboys finalize their roster for the 2009 season. Not so for their new flagship radio station, which has most of its broadcast team already set. Told you a while back that the in-game trio of Brad Sham, Babe Laufenberg and Kristi Scales would return. No ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.24.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Once upon a time Walter Cronkite was the "most trusted man in America." His death got me wondering who wears that crown today? The answer hurts: Oprah. *Sure smells like the Dallas Mavericks - who lo ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009
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    June 11, 2009
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    May 29, 2009

    Let Me Ask to Speak With the Sportatorium

    Steal from Channel 8's old Let Me Speak To the Manager and The Ticket's old Ask the Hard Line and what do you get? A Tuesday variably recurring time-waster featuring a bunch of people asking questions and one poor schmuck doing all the answering. Q: Who do you consider the most knowledgeab ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009
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    April 20, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: 105.3 The Fan to Remain Official Home of NASCAR/Texas Motor Speedway

    Today in the 5 o'clock hour 105.3 The Fan will announce a new five-year contract extending its exclusive partnership as the official radio home of NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway through 2013. As part of the new agreement, The Fan will broadcast live all seven major racing events held annually ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    The Cowboys' Crappy New Year!

    After the most disappointing season in franchise history, how can the Cowboys' resolution be the status woe?

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    January 9, 2009

    Video of the Week: The 2008 NFL Season in 4:32

    To quote Brad Sham: "What a pitiful display by the Dallas Cowboys." And, to think, we thought they'd still be playing come 2009. - Richie Whitt  

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    January 6, 2009

    The Top 10 Announcers in Dallas Sports History

    In retrospect, Ole Miss and Texas Tech are merely above-average college football teams. Their little clash in Dallas last week, however, was called by two of this area's icons of announcing. Though he's looked better, it was good to see Pat Summerall working the game on TV. And on radio - with his ... More >>

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    December 28, 2008

    Eagles 44, Cowgirls 6

    Shittingly. Fittingly. The most disappointing season in Cowboys' history ends with THE most embarrassing loss in Cowboys' history. Favored to make it to the Super Bowl, the Cowboys finish 9-7 and miss the playoffs. In a do-or-don't game, the Cowboys absolutely pussed out and were peed on in a 44-6 l ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008

    The Top (Bottom?) 10 Most Embarrassing Losses in Cowboys’ History

    How low can you go? Bad. But just how bad? The St. Louis Rams, who entered with four offensive touchdowns in their first five games, scored three in Sunday's first quarter. The Cowboys, who entered with Super Bowl aspirations, produced botched snaps, missed field goals, eight penalties, four tu ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Redskins 26, Cowboys 24: From the Couch

    Lotta this going on yesterday. And today. Likely the rest of the week. Everee-Day is like Sunn-daay! Random, irrational thoughts from my 8 hours of Sabbath on the couch. With a lap full of pizza. And a belly full of … Diet Dr Pepper? 10 a.m. – Saturday's leftover: ’Splain this to ... More >>

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    December 11, 2007
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    November 28, 2007
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    April 4, 2007

    Reunited, And It Feels So Good

    Babe Laufenberg's back in the Cowboys' booth, so what does that mean for his TV gig? How 'bout some Cowboys-related issues to chew on while waiting around today for this total waste of time and another Rangers loss in Anaheim? As predicted, Babe Laufenberg will return to the Cowboys' radio booth thi ... More >>

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    February 14, 2007
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    November 13, 2006

    Strong Arm? We Shall See.

    The Rangers want this man on their team next year. So do half a dozen other MLB teams. So, bye-bye, Daisuke. It woulda been swell. Some random sports notes before Richie wakes up: The Newberg Report's Mike Hindman sends word this a.m. that "the Seibu Lions will hold a board of directors meeting on ... More >>

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    August 23, 2006
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    August 14, 2006

    Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    We had our theories as to why Charlie Waters might have missed his radio broadcast as the Dallas Cowboys' on-air analyst, but it really was as simple as his contract gave him an out, so he took it. You would have too. If you turned on the TV Saturday night to see Drew Bledsoe, you instead got Tony ... More >>

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    May 2, 2006
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    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 >>

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    April 14, 2006

    America's (Broadcast) Team

    With the re-signing of legendary play-by-play voice Brad Sham and sideline reporter Kristi Scales, we all assumed the return of Dallas Cowboys' radio color commentator Babe Laufenberg was a slam dunk. We were wrong. Next season the Cowboys will have a new radio home on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) and ... More >>

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    March 31, 2006

    The Silence is Deafening

    The best radio announcer in Dallas Cowboys history is staying, and the best offensive lineman in Cowboys history is going. Of course, if you rely on the area's mainstream media these days, you're clueless to both transactions involving Brad Sham and Larry Alllen. The Cowboys new flagship radio stati ... More >>

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    March 16, 2006

    Hansen: Still Unplugged

    Don't tug on Superman's cape. Don't spit into the wind. And, unless you have an hour and a backup notebook or two, don't call Dale Hansen for a quick comment. In the wake of the Dallas Cowboys' move to KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket), I got tons...fine, 12 e-mails from readers inquiring if the WFAA-Chann ... More >>

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    March 16, 2006

    America's Ticket

    The NFL's most popular team hops in bed with a most peculiar teammate

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    January 26, 2006

    A Dirty Dozen

    Rhyner's revolution spawns 12 successful years for The Ticket

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    January 5, 2006

    Oldies but goodies?

    They play like it's 1950, so why shouldn't the Cowboys air on an oldies station?

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    September 29, 2005


    Exactly why is Parcells Dallas' dictator?

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    October 30, 2003

    All Net

    The Mavs gets Jazzed

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    February 16, 1995

    Pawns and dreamers

    Being a baseball scab won't be easy

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