Dallas Desperados

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    In '07, Peter Burks Was Killed in Baghdad. Now His Photo's Being Used to Sell Dating Website.

    ​Peter Burks, as you can see here, was the very model of The American Hero: a Trinity Christian Academy and Texas A&M graduate (he was also president of Pi Kappa Phi) who, after stints working for, among others, the Dallas Desperados and FC Dallas, decided to join the U.S. Army in 2006. Accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    If Nothing Else, the AFL's Dallas Vigilantes Now Have the City's Most Interesting Logo

    ​Looks like it's Sportsy Thursday 'round here. So, then, from puck to ball ...Back in December we broke the news that the Dallas Desperados were on the comeback trail, along with the rest of an Arena Football League sidelined during the '09 season. Turns out, the team that's scheduled to return to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Dallas Desperados Are Back!

    ​We just got the invite: Tomorrow at 4 p.m., there will be a press conference "to announce the return of the Dallas Depserados," which, as you may (or may not) recall, canceled its 2009 season exactly one year ago along with the rest of Arena Football League. Probably the most intriguing item cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Boom to Bust: Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Now Designing for Breastaurants

    Patrick MichelsFormer Cowboys cheerleader Terra Watson has moved her booming business down to Expo Park​Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Terra Watson spent the last 12 years designing and manufacturing pro-team dance and cheerleader uniforms -- including her former teammates' Christmas presents t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    This Just In: Arena Football and Your Dallas Desperados Need a Timeout

    When even football can't survive, we're officially in a recession. The Arena Football League - home to your Dallas Desperados - announced this morning that it has canceled its 2009 season because - you guessed it - shitty financial times. Actually, I believe the official wording is "suspending the 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Dallas Now Without Its Desperados For at Least One Suspended Season

    One more sportsy note this a.m. -- a follow to last week's item concerning the fate of the Arena Football League, in which Your Dallas Desperados play. Or played, rather, as this morning the league has announced that there will be no 2009 season, which shorts the American Airlines Center and Victory ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    What, No Desperados Season in '09? Nothing Official, But Ain't Lookin' Good.

    Word's been circulating all day that the Arena Football League may be a goner -- at least, for the 2009 season. Though if it disappears for one season, insiders (and outsiders, let's be reasonable) figure there's no way it can claw its way back for a 2010 season. And various news reports have put so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Isn't That Stacking the Deck?

    Till this morning, I kinda think I knew America's Got Talent was back on NBC (for a third season, ho-lee). But now, I am much more certain: The show that made Terry Fator and Cas Haley household names last summer does indeed air Tuesday nights, and last night the Dallas Desperados Dancers took their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    Reunion Arena: C'mon, It's Already a Megachurch, More or Less

    Maybe the most interesting parts of the docs prepared for tomorrow's Reunion Arena throwdown at City Hall are the first two attachments, which detail the events held in the old joint from 2006 through '08. There are a few curious line items, among them: On February 17, 2007, the Dallas Desperados pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Jon Bon Jovi on Fellow AFL Owner Jerry Jones: "It's All Hugs and Kisses."

    Tonight at 7 p.m. in Philly, the 7-0 Dallas Desperados play the 8-0 Philadelphia Soul -- you know, the team owned by Jon Bon Jovi? Moments ago, Sports Illustrated posted a lengthy Q&A with Bon Jovi about tonight's ... historic contest of undefeated Arena Football League teams. Bon Jovi, of cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Scattershooting ...

    The best reason to try out for the Dallas Desperados, we're thinking. Scattershooting … while wondering whatever happened to this guy. The Lakers might be dumb enough to trade Kobe Bryant. But, sorry, Mavs fans, they aren’t stupid enough to deal him to a Western Conference team ... If the VIP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007
  • Dining

    July 19, 2007
  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Almost Famous

    Dallas' other quarterback content with triumphant anonymity

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2007

    Desperate Times

    The Desperados' play-off

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2006

    Lemon Into Lemonade

    Jerry Jones Jr. is gonna get hitched in September. So who's gonna wear the Rowdy costume during the honeymoon? Cross one of the metroplex's most desirable bachelors off your list. Unless you're Bedford-bred Lori Lemon, Jerry Jones Jr. is now officially unavailable. According to extremely reliable so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2006

    The Tuna Talks...or Not

    When the Cowboys host their coaching clinic tomorrow, the Tuna will not be there. But the guy who coaches the arena team'll be there. Same thing, innit? In what has become a really cool gesture by your Dallas Cowboys, the team will host its annual coaching clinic Friday at Texas Stadium. The clinic ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2006

    Caged Manimals

    The Diesel Fighting Championship is close to Ultimate

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2006

    The Other Drew

    Says here Drew Henson oughta be considered as the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback of the future. Why? Because he's gone 5-3 during his stint as QB for the Rhein Fire in NFL Europe, throwing nine TDs and three picks. Sounds about right for a Cowboys QB these days; the bar's low, after all. Fact is, I dou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2006
  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005

    Green Living

    Everyone's Irish, even Gumby

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2005

    In the Game

    Our Desperados satisfy

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2004

    Back in the Saddle

    Cowboy up for the Texas Black Invitational Rodeo

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Trick Treats

    The Globetrotters win again and again and again

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Me and My Beaver

    Plus: Where's Newy?

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2003
  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Litigation

    Sidekicks vs. Desperados

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Desperate Measures

    Welcome (again) to the Arena League, where Desperados are kind, giants are invisible and rock concerts turn into football games