Subject:

Dale Hansen

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Dallas Has Been in the News Three Times This Year for Generosity and Tolerance. What the Heck Is Up with That?

    Something recent and specific must be driving the surge of unaccompanied immigrant children across the Texas border with Mexico. It's reasonable and prudent for government to try to figure out what's behind it in order to stem the tide. But that's one thing. The other thing is this: The offer of Dal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Now Dale Hansen Has To Pretend To Be a Dumb Old White Guy

    Here's an after-thought on the galactic response to WFAA sportscaster Dale Hansen's anti-homophobia commentary last week about football player Michael Sam. It puts him in a weird position, old-white-guy-wise. My own comments on it at the time were typical -- making a big deal out the fact that Han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    The World Needs More Old White Guys like WFAA's Dale Hansen

    OK, I guess I need to come out on this. I have kind of a crush on WFAA Channel 8 sports-casting dean Dale Hansen. No, not that kind. I don't really do those anymore anyway. No, I'm stuck on Hansen because I think he's a role-model for us old white guys, and we need a role-model right now other than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    At the Mayor's Rally Against Domestic Violence, Big Promises and Some Mixed Messages

    The couple started arguing on Saturday, around 3 in the morning, in a house near Fair Park. The man told the woman he hadn't forgotten their past arguments, all the times she had "disrespected" him. He shoved his palm hard against her face and forced her down against a desk. She fought him, pushing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Screwing Up is What Kids Do, So Spare TCU QB Casey Pachall Your Self-Righteous Hypocrisy

    Hey, by any chance did you catch Dale Hansen last night on Channel 8 talking about that poor kid at TCU who got kicked off the football team for misbehavior? Man, I'm telling you: sometimes Hansen is my mullah. He was talking about somebody who had written him saying we should pass a law that any k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Dale Hansen on Last Night's Confessional and What He Hopes Parents Learned From It

    If, by some chance, you have not seen Dale Hansen's annual "Thank God for Kids" segment that aired last on Channel 8, it's above. It began making the rounds early this morning, in large part because of what Hansen acknowledged a few minutes into his essay abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    The Texas Rangers Are Better, But Who's Gonna Talk About 'Em?

    ​So now that the Texas Rangers have a hitter (Adrian Beltre) and a pitcher (Brandon Webb), they've got one more important hole to fill this off-season: Television play-by-play voice. Remember just before Game 5 of the ALDS, the Rangers announced they weren't bringing back nine-year veter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    SMU and "Pony Excess": The Scars Remain

    No one from the 1980s pay-for-play scandals remains at SMU, but the stigma - and the residue from the NCAA's Death Penalty - remain on the Hilltop. Those wounds may not be re-opened, but they'll certainly be re-visited Saturday night when ESPN presents its latest 30 for 30 documentary: "Pony Exces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    At Long Last, SMU Kills Its Death Penalty

    http://smu.rivals.com/ Now everyone - including Jason Garrett's nephew, Jake Flaherty - wants a piece of SMU football.​For his role, Dale Hansen got death threats, extortion ploys and, um, a dead bird. "It was a black crow delivered right to our office," recalls Hansen, WFAA-Channel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Hansen, Revo, Doocy, Hammer? Yeah, About Time for Some Media Minutiae.

    He's baaaaack.​*Dale Hansen on The Ticket: Coulda swore I heard him Monday morning filling in for Craig Miller on 1310 AM. But don't get used to it. Apparently it was a one-off, with Dale returning to his old chair just long enough to fill in for Miller, who spent last weekend running the N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Dale and Oprah, Curbing Their Enthusiasm

    Dunno how we missed this -- well, actually, I do, since nobody 'round here watches the 5 o'clock news. Anyway, thanks to WFAA-Channel 8 for posting to YouTube this afternoon a clip of Dale Hansen with yesterday's special guest anchor, one Oprah Winfrey, with whom Dale took issue for introducing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Who's the Most Trusted Man in Dallas/Fort Worth? On TV? When it Comes to Sports?

    Ah, the bad ol' days.​When Walter Cronkite punted the bucket recently, the title of "Most Trusted Man in America" fell to - believe it or not - Jon Stewart. While this news made me, a Daily Show devotee, click my heels, it also got me to thinking: Who's the Most Trusted Sportscaster in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Dale Hansen: Unglued

    ​Was checking out Channel 8's sports last night when I was presented with classic Dale Hansen. Not unplugged exactly. How about unglued? As Hansen began his recap of Rangers 5, Indians 0, the video didn't exactly cooperate. While he beamed about Tommy Hunter's pitching and Josh Hami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 2

    ​Send me your players and/or topics to watch and I'll, well, watch 'em. 10. Goofball or not, Martellus Bennett is a badass. He's got the biggest, softest, best hands on the team. Marty B doesn't catch. He plucks. Expect to see plenty two-tight end sets with him and Jason Witten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Dale Hansen Explains His Departure From ESPN: "I Finally Walked."

    ​Got a call back from former 103.3 FM ESPN radio host Dale Hansen yesterday afternoon, explaining how/why he kinda sorta abruptly walked away from the station last week. Seems Hansen - who told me last month he wasn't happy at ESPN - quit amidst the worldwide leader's self-imposed muzzli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Dale Hansen Out at ESPN

    ​As I told you back in June, Dale Hansen is a tip-toeing toward burnout these days. As of today, his work load is a little lighter. A radio industry source told me over the weekend that the iconic voice of Dallas sports will not sign a new contract at 103.3 FM ESPN. The station will ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Your Weekend Planner: Vacation Edition 6.5.09

    Hey, if Dale Hansen thinks it's a good time to skeedaddle, who am I to quarrel? Let's see, last summer I went to a river and a waterfall. This year ... Seattle. Yeah, that sounds about right. Temperatures in the 70s. Fish to eat. Coffee to smell (but not drink). A mountain to climb hike. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    On Monday, Children's to Document Kidney Transplant 140 Characters at a Time

    USA Today directs our attention to the following tweet sent this morning from Children's Medical Center Dallas and UT Southwestern: "Who's an early bird? Transplant Twittering starts Mon. at 6 a.m. central!" Yup. On Monday morning, a 3-year-old named John Gilbreath is set to get a kidney from his fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Rinse and Repeat? Mavs Can Earn Believers Tonight

    Mark Cuban = William Wallace?Was enjoying some second-hand smoke from Dale Hansen's seegar down in Victory Plaza before last night's Mavs-Spurs showdown. We were discussing this week's Observer cover story, owner Mark Cuban's unprecedented outburst, how Dale claims he's "too shy" to serv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    UPDATED: The Top 10 Hottest TV Women in Dallas

    It wasn't that I got 20 minutes of solid face time on KFWD Channel 52 Friday night. It wasn't that I got to tour Channel 8's spiffy HD studios in Victory Park and take a spin in Dale Hansen's chair. (Psst, it really is unplugged!) And it wasn't that I out-yelled The Ticket's Mark Elfenbein desp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Penny for Your Transmission? Or, Why Charter's About to Drop WFAA.

    A Friend of Unfair Park points us to this announcement from WFAA-Channel 8 concerning its being dropped from Charter Cable come New Year's Eve, and wonders, "WTF?" So happens, reports Television Broadcast today, that the local brouhaha is part of a larger battle between Belo and Charter, which is li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Wintry Mix: The Quiz

    I can almost understand the BCS, just about explain the NBA's defensive three seconds and sometimes even comprehend Tom Hicks' vision to make the Texas Rangers a winner. But I am totally and utterly clueless about what was falling on my driveway last night/this morning. Sleet? Freezing rai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    Victory Park Continues Getting All Sporty

    Look ma, no feet?! On a nightly basis you can head down to Victory Park’s plaza and watch Pete Delkus spar with Dale Hansen. And earlier this week it was the Mavericks’ Jason Terry trying to hit golf balls to the moon. Now? Would you believe motorcycle jumping? With a big assist from ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Bush for Obama! Bush for Obama!

    Sophia, the one Bush we can get behind this election season As usual, a few election-related items of note this a.m. -- these involving famous faces not running for office. A Friend of Unfair Park with impeccable taste points our attention back toward the University of Texas at Dallas -- where, only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    Beating A Dead Mustang

    WFAA-Channel 8 Sorry to disappoint, but I’m talking about this deceased equine, not that one. As I wrote in this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, Dale Hansen’s role in the 1980s SMU pay-for-play scandal made him more pariah than Peruna. He broke the story, which, coupled with the death o ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2007

    C'mon, Richie, How About them Desperados?

    You think you're in a sports drought? Try being Dale Hansen. All it takes is alcohol. What you’ve felt and what KTCK-AM's (1310, The Ticket) Mike Rhyner sensed, Dale Hansen confirmed last night. It’s official: Local sports are in an extreme state of suck. You knew it would be lean around these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006

    Instant Nostalgia (Or: How Old is John McCaa, Anyway?)

    This morning, we stumbled across some vintage video recently posted to YouTube featuring Dallas newscasts from the early and mid-1980s. So, yeah, there's Iola Johnson, John Criswell, a boyishly rugged Dale Hansen and John "Dorian Gray" McCaa (seriously, wow) on WFAA-Channel 8...

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    Rage Against the Machine

    It's only the first day of Dallas Cowboys training camp here in Oxnard, California, but at least one major player is already in mid-season form. Long-time WFAA-Channel 8 sports anchor Dale Hansen got Day 1 off to a rousing start, purposely directing football-specific questions to owner Jerry Jones a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2006

    It's "Hardline" Out Here for a Wimp

    Mike Rhyner, left, returns to host "The Hardline" with Greg Williams today. But Greggo all by his lonesome? Not bad, buddy. Not bad at all. Of my experience yesterday co-hosting "The Hardline" on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) with the mighty Greg Williams, let me say this: Radio is hard. Very, very har ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2006

    Punching His Ticket

    Two years ago, when Dale Hansen renegotiated his contract at KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket), he was shocked by the offer. "In all honesty," Hansen says now, "it was way too high." Hansen, the longtime WFAA-Channel 8 sports anchor with the giant ego and the big brain, took a portion of his weekly salary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    March 16, 2006

    America's Ticket

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

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2006

    Talent Scout

    I'm not just saying this because he gave me oral favors on last Thursday's WFAA-Channel 8 sportscast...OK, yeah, actually I am. But it doesn't change the fact that Dale Hansen has a keen eye for talent. Who else in this town, besides Mike Modano, could lose Gina Miller and immediately replace her wi ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    The Newy Factor

    How does someone who calls himself "Newdawg" compete with Dale Hansen? By not being Dale Hansen.

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best TV Sports Anchor

    Dale Hansen, WFAA-TV Channel 8

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    All Net

    The Mavs gets Jazzed

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Sports 'Stache

    Dallas Stars coach Dave Tippett

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best TV Sports Anchor

    Dale Hansen, WFAA-TV Channel 8

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Me and My Beaver

    Plus: Where's Newy?

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    War Torn

    Or, how CNN has made this column more irrelevant than usual

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Enough at 8

    So, WFAA loses one reporter. No big deal, right? Wrong.

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Seeing Red

    Channel 8 is full of evil people--unless they return my phone calls

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Large and in charge

    Dale Hansen, the 300-pound gorilla of local sports, wraps up 20 years of whip-smart TV

  • Calendar

    October 1, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 1 - 7, 1998

  • Culture

    September 24, 1998
  • Culture

    December 8, 1994

    A Metroplex mega-autoplex?

    Buckle your seat belts, Dallas: NASCAR is coming

  • More >>
Loading...