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  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters Is Brewing Two JFK Conspiracy-Theory Coffees

    For a city that's quick to tear down most any building, Dallas has embraced its history with gusto. Not that it's possible to pretend that the Kennedy assassination never happened, but across the city people are enthusiastically touting their history and connections to event. Really, it's a surprise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2012

    The Nine Best and Funniest Moments from Saturday at ACL 2012

    The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>

  • News

    March 1, 2012

    The Feds Attack Online Poker

    On Black Friday, The Justice Department killed a $2.5 billion industry.

  • Film

    February 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    They Must Be Ice Skating in Hades Because SMU is Laying Three Touchdowns. On the Road.

    ​With the Big 12 seemingly back together since the Pac 12 didn't want 'em, SMU is back in play as a potential member in the wake of Texas A&M's expected departure. But before the Mustangs play with the big boys, they need to beat the little ones. They have a chance to do that Saturday. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    If You're a Cowboy$ Fan, on 9/11 Prepare to Cry. And Cringe.

    ​Sunday night at MetLife Stadium the New York Jets will hand out American flags to every fan, and an ass-whipping to America's Team. Remember the part about not betting with your heart, but your head? This is a primo example. I want the Cowboys to win their NFL regular-season open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    We'll Take Baylor ( 6) and the Accompanying Kick to the Adrenal Gland

    ​Okay, let's do this. And by "this" I mean let's make some moolah. The good ol' illegal fun way, shall we?  In 2008 I lost every penny of my virtual $10,000. In 2009 I wound up losing only $150. In 2010 I netted a cool $5,000. By my math, that's a bottom line of ... oh, who's coun ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    An Immigrant's Heart

    To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    You Betcha: Week 5

    ​See that? Over there. To your right? That's not the money you could be saving with GEICO. It's the money you lost last year betting with Richie Whitt. But, alas, in the spirit of persistence, stubborness and doubling down, we're back at it again in 2009. I owe it to you and myself (and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    You Betcha: Week 4

    ​See that? Over there. To your right? That's not the money you could be saving with GEICO. It's the money you lost last year betting with Richie Whitt. But, alas, in the spirit of persistence, stubborness and doubling down, we're back at it again in 2009. I owe it to you and myself (and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Brother's Pizza

    Something's wrong with this picture.​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Brother's Pizza 4151 Travis214-219-5200 Promised delivery time: 50 minutes Actual delivery time: 90 minutes The ScoreActually experien ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009
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    September 10, 2009

    You Betcha: Week 1

    ​See that? Over there. To your right? That's not the money you could be saving with GEICO. It's the money you lost last year betting with Richie Whitt. But, alas, in the spirit of persistence, stubborness and doubling down, we're back at it again in 2009. I owe it to you and myself (and ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009
  • Dining

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 17

    Back in August I started with a mythical bankroll of $10,000, courtesy of Bodog Online Gaming. First of all, because their site is easy to navigate. Second, because they're based in Costa Rica and have had minimal success tracking me down in the past. I was to analyze games of local inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 16

    I'll have much much much more on Terrell Owens, Tony Romo and the impending Dallas Star-Telegram later today. But for now, gimme them dice. I'm on a roll: Down to my last wager a few weeks back, we're now within one winner of actually outfitting you guys in sexy, shining things this Christmas season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 15

    If Marion Barber was healthy. If Ben Roethlisberger was healthy. If Felix Jones and Miles Austin and Kyle Kosier were all 100 percent for Sunday's Cowboys-Steelers game.Oh yeah, and if the field wasn't a patch of slippery sod slop out of a Saving Private Ryan battle scene.If all those were in play, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 14

          If Boot Town can go out of business in Texas and if home builder D.R. Horton can lose $800 million and have its stock price shoot up because it's not that bad, then in this absurd, quirky financial climate anything's possible.   Even, perhaps, a winning streak? A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 13

    Something I never envisioned typing along my life’s journey: Thank you, Martellus Bennett. But because of the backup tight end’s athletic, dramatic touchdown grab in Washington last week I’m still in bidness. Barely. Down a cool $7,500 this season, but in better shape than the poo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 12

    Lee Trevino always says pressure isn’t trying to make a putt to win The Masters. “Pressure,” he maintains, “is trying to make a putt for a $10 bet with only $5 in your pocket.” I feel ya, Merry Mex. Unfortunately, I feel ya loud and clear. With my gas tank on “E” and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008
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    October 31, 2008
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    October 24, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 9

    What’s the only thing less reliable than my picks? Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense. For a couple years now some smartass has been referring to Dallas’ unit as “Dumbsday.” Last week in coughing up 34 points to the Rams it was abysmal. And this week, despite Phillips taking over the defensive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008
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    October 10, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 7

    The Cowboys have played five games. Sportatorium has made five losing bets. Oh and friggin’ five! Who, oh who, could feel my pain? Is there anyone? Anyone out there who can empathize with my futility? Wait … George Costanza, is that you? “It’s not working, Jerry. How did it all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008
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    September 19, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 4

    I know, right? I’m a roll. The Cowboys are 0-2; I’m 0-2 on the Cowboys. Silly me, I didn’t factor in Tony Romo’s mental meltdown that gave the Eagles 14 points in 14 seconds last Monday night. At the risk of going oh and three, I feel a Cowboys’ letdown this week. Lots of things go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008
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    September 5, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 2

    After correctly predicting SMU’s pratfall at Rice, I'm faced with two options: 1. Quit while I’m ahead. 2. Continue amassing my fortune. Since I have, you could say, a small “problem” with integrating No. 1 into my life, let’s give No. 2 a spin shall we? The Cowboys on Sund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008

    Bush's BFF in Dallas Saves Historic Resort in Pennsylvania

    Dallas hotel developer and Bush "pioneer" Mark Langdale Big piece this morning in The Philadelphia Inquirer about the reopening of the legendary Bedford Springs Resort in Pennsylvania, which was built in 1796 and shuttered 21 years ago before undergoing a $120-million restoration and expansion. Turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007
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    October 22, 2007

    We're Spending This Weekend Finishing Our Dallas Cowboys Halloween Costume

    Weird game yesterday: Dallas rolls into its bye week at 6-1 after yesterday’s 10-point victory over the Vikings that felt more than 30. Didn’t it? Tony Romo was 28 of 32 in the first half, yet somehow Dallas trailed by seven. The second half featured the Cowboys' first return of a blocked fiel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007
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    October 5, 2007
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    September 21, 2007

    You Betcha: Week 3

    Jack Hamm/Grace Bible Fellowship Need we remind you of what Tom Landry thought of gambling? Thought so. I know what you’re thinking: Hey, douchebag, what happened to Week 2? To which I retort, “What happens in Vegas haunts you all the way back to Dallas.” Find a comfy chair and cue the tiny v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    You Betcha

    Remember, kids, gambling on the Pokes with real money is illegal, so don't get caught. Nothing better than watching the Cowboys win, right? Unless, that is, you watch the Cowboys win while getting a naked rubdown from this chick and having them cover the spread as the sixth winner in your $100 parla ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006

    Flying Lies

    TDG kills our dream

  • News

    March 24, 2005
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    March 17, 2005

    Play Nice or Else

    Plus: Unripe Banana Case

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    Fruit of the Poison Tree

    In a Dallas court, Costa Rican banana workers claim a banned pesticide left them sterile

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2004

    Writers' Block

    Life is but a dream at the Annual Romance Writers of AmericaConference

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Poker Face

    Clonie Gowen is good for poker. So, how good is Clonie Gowen?

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2003
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    November 13, 1997
  • Dining

    July 11, 1996
  • Film

    July 4, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Calendar

    May 9, 1996
  • Film

    February 22, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Film

    August 24, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

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