Two items from the community bulletin board, beginning with the more pressing item of business: how to spend the Fourth of July. Last year, a few Unfair Park'ers actually went to the Fair Park Fourth -- as did one, ahem, "PDiddy," who noted in our wrap-up that the fireworks were indeed "awesome," bu ... More >>
The kind folks at SpikeTV have passed along this sneak peek at Michael Irvin's Fourth and Long, his limited-run series featuring a bunch of washed-out Dallas Cowboys wanna-bes set to debut on The Dude Network next month. The series was shot earlier this year at the Cotton Bowl and features several n ... More >>
Actually, yes, I do know how lucky I am to be a sportswriter.
Every once in a while, I just need to be reminded. Digging through my old box of media credentials usually does the trick.
Jump for four of my all-time faves:
(Of course, I don't have a pass from the May 1, 2008 launch of T ... More >>
As we drove past the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts this weekend, the missus wondered what, exactly, the area was supposed to look like once the five-acre Woodall Rogers Park was finished. (Utility work started at the end of the month, though groundbreaking's a ways off.) This illustration fr ... More >>
Speaking, as we were yesterday, of Ole Miss-Texas Tech (sorta), David Sanderson was kind enough to provide us with this panoramic farewell snapped during the final Cotton Bowl Classic ever to be played at Fair Park. A much larger version can be found here. --Robert Wilonsky
Was watching the Cotton Bowl with some buddies on lower Greenville when Ole Miss sacked Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell for a game-clinching safety. While most of the joint emitted a primal scream, spiked their red-n-black hats, or ordered another mind-numbing shot, one dude sat and ... More >>
With a tip of the yarmulke to Deadspin, it says here that last week, Ole Miss fans camped out at the Hyatt Regency Dallas and gulped down three nights' worth of records at the hotel's atrium bar. As in: They dropped $26,000 on New Year's Eve; $27,000 the night after that; then more than $29,000 foll ... More >>
Some random notes with which to start your final day of winter vacay. Last night I briefly toyed with the idea of attending the final Cotton Bowl to be held at the actual Cotton Bowl, but an anticipated record crowd of 88,175 -- what you get when you combine a sell-out with expanded seating -- makes ... More >>
Pass the Advil and crank up the wayback machine.
Let's kick off 2009 with one last, long, loving look back at the Cotton Bowl. Oh, the refurbished stadium will still be around, but its namesake game is moving to Arlington after tomorrow's Texas Tech-Ole Miss curtain closer and, other than Texa ... More >>