Dallas Texans

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Heritage to Sell Odd Bit of Cotton Bowl History. Turns Out, the City Has Its Own Stash o' Seats.

    Heritage Auction Galleries​For the longest time I've had this auction item sitting on my desktop: a chair said to be from the Cotton Bowl circa 1960-'62, during the Dallas Texans' days at Fair Park. Heritage is parting with the curio this weekend, during the same auction at which it's offering the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Covering the Dallas Texans, Beautifully

    Billy Quinton, via UniWatchClick to embiggen​Good Friend of Unfair Park PeterK directs our rapt attention to yesterday's installment of Paul Lukas's UniWatch, which provides a rare glimpse into the inaugural 1960 season of Lamar Hunt's Dallas Texans. Long story short: Bob Halford, the Texans' PR m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    In Case You Didn't Pick Up Those Dallas Texans Football Cards at 7-Eleven in 1960 ...

    Heritage Auction Galleries​Just found these over on Heritage Auction Galleries' website -- a collection of 7-Eleven-sold football cards of Hank Stram's Dallas Texans, circa 1960. Says Heritage, which will put them up for sale in April, they're "among the rarest regionally issued card collectibles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Also Gave Us ... The Greatest Moment in Texas Football History?

    ​I was flattered when the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee approached me late in 2009 to help construct and singularly author its prodigious Century in the Making project. What started with 250 of the greatest moments in Texas football history -- high school, college and pro -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Back to the Cellar Club!

    Back when we HQ'd downtown in the old KLIF building on Commerce, plenty of old-timers made note of the fact that, why, just across the street, matter of fact, was the old Cellar  -- the Dallas outpost of the Fort Worth mainstay that opened in '59 and birthed most of the blues-rock that would co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Texas Cookin', or: Joe Nick Patoski Gets Guy Clark to Spill the Secret to Songwriting

    Joe Nick Patoski's a friend -- a hero also. One of the sharpest, wisest, wittiest and warmest nonfiction writers Texas has ever produced; one could do worse than attempt to emulate the Fort Worth native and UTEP'er presently at work on that book about the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Texans. Certainly, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Classical Gas Attack: After DSO President's Abrupt Adios, a Native Gets the Baton

    EDallas Symphony OrchestraDoug Adams, left, with film composer James Newton Howard​arlier this afternoon, Dallas Symphony Orchestra president Doug Adams told Dallas Morning News classical music critic Scott Cantrell why he's leaving within the next 30 days: "I've been trapped in a real estate deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Ex-NFL Greats Say It's 1982 All Over Again While Pumping Billy Joe DuPree's New Book

    Sam MertenBilly Joe DuPree points to Emmitt Smith's quote on the cover of his new book. We knew it was time to bolt when we noticed DuPree's keys in his hand.​A small group of former NFL players scheduled a press conference this morning to question the NFL Players Association leadership and co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    From the Dallas Tornado's 1967-'68 World Tour, This Flashback's For Sale

    ​Last week we put the biscuit in the basket with this rare look back at the Dallas Texans, our first pro hockey team. Which is why Friend of Unfair Park PeterK sends this latest look back at yet another beloved golden oldie on the auction block: the Dallas Tornado, three members of which -- from l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Dallas's First Hockey Team, a Keepsake

    ​Everything I know about the Dallas Texans hockey team comes from The Handbook of Texas History's Dallas Stars entry:Professional hockey in Dallas dates back to 1941, when the Dallas Texans joined the minor-league American Hockey Association. The debut occurred at Fair Park Ice Arena on November 6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Looking Forward to October 11, When Dallas Plays ... Um ... Dallas in Kansas City

    The Fleer Sticker ProjectCouple of days back, the National Football League announced that 16 so-called "legacy games" would be played this season in honor of the American Football League's 50th anniversary. One of those games takes place in Kansas City on October 11, when the Dallas Cowboys play ... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Local Athlete Missing. Please Help.

    I interrupt my usual smart-ass sports snarkiness for a serious item: Just a little over a week ago Megan Cherry was a talented teenager with a world of promise. She was a star soccer player for her Dallas Texans club team and Allen High School, with a scholarship awaiting at Iowa State Universi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2006

    The Legacy of Lamar

    The Bronco Bowl was one of many things Dallas wouldn't have had without Lamar Hunt. Now, both are gone. I am sure Richie will be along shortly to offer his thoughts on Lamar Hunt, who died last night of complications from prostate cancer at Presbyterian Hospital. Services will be Saturday at the Mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Season's Sadness

    Dallas sports legends don't get much bigger than Dallas Texans owner and American Football League founder Lamar Hunt. Dallas sports icon Lamar Hunt is said to be in grave condition in a local hospital, his family desperately holding out for miracles at this point. In a year that's already seen us lo ... More >>

  • News

    April 20, 2006

    American Idols

    Iraqis invade Dallas

    with singing and soccer

  • 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

  • Culture

    February 1, 2001

    Hail to the GM

    The Cowboys never called, so Drew Pearson lives out his front-office dream in the XFL

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    The untold story of Dallas' biggest-ever police corruption scandal

  • News

    May 21, 1998

    A bush league of their own

    Long before the Texas Rangers, major-league baseball was played in Dallas by a minor-league team called the Dallas Eagles

  • News

    February 19, 1998

    Not as dome as you think

    Dallas attorney Darrell Jordan wants to cover the Cotton Bowl--anyone got $150 million to spare?

  • News

    February 1, 1996

    Games Grownups Play

    Recruiting violations. Cutthroat competion. Big money. Larger egos. It isn't NCAA football. It's kids' soccer, Dallas style.