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Daryl Johnston

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Taste of the NFL Helps Feed the Hungry: By the Numbers, with Photos

    Last weekend's Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party offered up celebrity, entertainment and gourmet eats in a surprisingly badass setting at the Glass Cactus. And while my focus tends to be on cuisine at these sort of events, I'd like to tell you about the stuff that really matters: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Inspired by The Yu Dog, 25 More Dishes to Honor DFW Sports Stars

    The Yu Dog at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has created a food media circus. But he's not the only DFW sports icon worthy of his own dish at The Ballpark in Arlington, Jerryland and the AAC. Here are some others. 1. Tom Landry Enormous fedora filled with chili. Feather garnish optional. 2. Nolan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Staubach, Aikman and Other Cowboys Greats Throw Their Support Behind Tom Leppert

    Photo by Patrick MichelsReally, any reason to rerun this photo was fine.​Former Mayor Tom Leppert may well need a Hail Mary come the March 6 GOP primary -- if, that is, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst can maintain his frontrunner status in the race for the U.S. Senate. So, then, who better to l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Daryl Johnston Opens Smiling Moose Deli

    Smiling Moose​ The MOOOOOOSE is dusting off the old cleats for one last tussle through the line. This time, however, he'll be on the other side with the plastic gloves on asking if you'd like white or wheat bread. Daryl "Moose" Johnston is now part owner of a new sandwich shop (of course he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    The Best Food and Faces From the Food for Thought Charity Dinner at the Tower Club

    Photos by @foodbitch"Mooooooose!"​Saturday night's third annual Food for Thought charity event at the Tower Club brought out a slew of celebrity chefs, a few local celebrities and me, in my fancy pants. Put on by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Food for Thought centered around small ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Food For Thought, Young Dallas Lawyers' Food-Centric Benefit, Brings Out Big-Name Chefs This Weekend

    Tiffany Derry​The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers hosts its third annual Food for Thought on Saturday at The Tower Club, where guests can buy goodies in the silent and live auctions and sample fare from a number of top-notch local chefs and restaurants. The event is a benefit for Big Thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Good News: The Lockout's Almost Over. Bad News: So Are Two-a-Days.

    ​I'll never forget the image. It was 2009 and your Cowboys were holding their afternoon training camp practice at San Antonio's Alamodome. In shorts. The pace and feel of coach Wade Phillips' camp mimicked that of a leisurely picnic kicking off a weekend 10-year high school reu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    If This Doesn't Get You Fired Up for Tonight's Game 5, Please Stay Home

    They've been showing this video at American Airlines Center during The NBA Finals and it's awesomely badass. Says Mavs' general manager Donnie Nelson, "I'm sitting in a suite and by the time that thing ends everybody in there is standing up and cheering and they've got that look in their eye. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 3 -- Heat 88, Mavericks 86: My Top 10 Observer-Ations

    ​10. I absolutely love ABC's The Finals open with snippets of great plays and legendary players from the past. How surreal would it be to a year from now see Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd in that production? 9. Down 45-31, Dallas came roaring back again and almost pulled off another miracle comebac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Meddlesome Moth's Chad Kelley: It's a Joy to Be Simple

    Meddlesome Moth's Chad Kelley at work, pairing food with the restaurant's enormous beer collection.​The problem with bars with food is bar food. But Chad Kelley, 34, executive chef at the Meddlesome Moth, has fixed that problem with choices like meat pies, mothballs, venison tartare, arctic ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Cowboys Poised to Land a Coach with Six Super Bowl Rings

    ​On December 16, 1989 the Dallas Cowboys were -- according to their head coach, Jimmy Johnson -- a laughably weak team. After watching his offensive line and running backs fail to score four times from the 1-yard line late in an ugly 15-0 loss to the New York Giants in The Meadowlands, J ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    February 2, 2011

    Jerry Jones: Drew Pearson Running a Ring-of-Honor Pattern, But Not Open Yet

    ​Buzzing around radio row this week have been familiar Dallas Cowboys faces such as Tashard Choice, Felix Jones, Everson Walls, Daryl Johnston, Darren Woodson, Larry Brown, Dale Hellestrae, Michael Irvin, Roger Staubach and Erik Williams. And yesterday owner Jerry Jones ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Media Party: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. The House of Blues put on a pretty nifty show, but $30 for valet parking? I was as gouged as I was cold. 9. After gorging on sausage, blackened catfish, brisket, fajitas, beans-n-rice and then repeating the process, I will not be eating today. 8. I've never even met Baltimore radio guy N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Top 10 Best Draft Picks of the Jerry Jones Era

    Surprised to see Bryant on the list? You shouldn't be.​Is it time for Jerry Jones to step aside as general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, or do the three Super Bowl wins under his tenure validate his decision to remain in that role? The debate will continue until Jones either hands over the keys t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Big Dallas Players, On The Field And Off, Celebrate Super Bowl Community Service

    Photos by Andrea GrimesLaura Bush poses with Girl Scout Troop 92, who painted the library in Bryan's House and organized the books.​Late yesterday afternoon, Laura Bush joined former Dallas Cowboy Daryl Johnston and members of the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee to celebrate a project comple ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2010
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    July 30, 2010

    Whitt's End: 7.30.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Bengie Molina. Cliff Lee. Jorge Cantu. Considering transactions like these this month, the Texas Rangers should be in bankruptcy every year. *If you remember the NFL back when it was a violen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Whitt's End: 7.2.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Like you, I'm beyond frustration at the Texas Rangers' financial state. Chuck Greenberg, as I wrote in April, is the best man for the job. And I still believe he and Nolan Ryan will wind up ownin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.25.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Don't understand why some folks around here can't stand Mark Cuban. And that includes you, Ross Perot Jr. In Thursday night's NBA Draft the Dallas Mavericks owner wrote a check for $3 million to m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Numbers With Friends: The All-Time Cowboys' Fantasy Roster

    ​I grew up with Drew Pearson, covered Michael Irvin and have the highest hopes for Dez Bryant. But should the Cowboys' rookie receiver from Oklahoma State be allowed to wear the sacred No. 88? The Cowboys revere uniform numbers, but they don't retire them. Should they? You don't see No. 8 or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Tony Romo Can't Sing. But, Boy, Does He Have Company.

    Remember this the next time you criticize Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo for playing too much golf. He could be singing. But is Romo the worst of the bunch? Dirk Nowitzki's pretty bad. Jerry Jones is in leather. It's all entertainingly horrible. This Who's Who of Metroplex star power karaoke ... 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

    January 5, 2010

    Super Bowl XLV to Bring Quite the Collection of Gridiron Greats to Woodrow Next Week

    ​Tony Fay started working for the Dallas Mavericks in 1987 as the media relations intern; by the time he left in '99, he was director of communications -- which was no easy feat back then, given that was six months before Mark Cuban bought the then-struggling franchise just off a lockout season. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.24.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Once upon a time Walter Cronkite was the "most trusted man in America." His death got me wondering who wears that crown today? The answer hurts: Oprah. *Sure smells like the Dallas Mavericks - who lo ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Super Bowl XLV Getting Revved Up in Dallas, er Arlington, I Mean ... Fort Worth

    Enjoyed lunch today rubbing elbows with Pro Football Hall of Famers and pretending to be all casual and comfortable at the well-to-do Fort Worth Club. Reason? Don't know if you've heard, but Super Bowl XLV is coming to North Texas. According to the countown clock I was given, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    The Moose is Loose! Or: Dallas Cowboys Fans Are Damned Dirty Rats!

    The Fox-y Daryl "Moose" Johnston tells the New York Post today that the city of Dallas -- and, one assumes, the surrounding cities, including the one in which the Cowboys actually play -- has turned on his former team, good God. And he's shocked, I tellya, shocked! "It's unbelievable. The reversal i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    The Blaine of My Existence

    I was a wide-eyed beat writer at Valley Ranch in the early ‘90s when a street magician came a calling, wanting to film some stuff with Dallas Cowboys’ players for an upcoming TV special. And ever since I’ve had a love/hate curiosity in David Blaine. (Come for Emmitt Smith's MC Hammer look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Hard Knocks, Followed by Some Soft Shoe

    The Cowboys don’t open the preseason until Saturday night, but tonight arrives what most of you have been squirming for. At 9 on HBO: Hard Knocks. I was at camp in Oxnard last week and, trust me, there’s a camera everywhere everyone turns. Expect owner Jerry Jones to be a star. Same with Ton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

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    September 19, 2007

    The Moose Was Loose in the Senate

    You really should take a minute or two out of your morning to read Daryl "Moose" Johnston's testimony yesterday in front of the Senate Commerce Committee, which is investigating how the National Football League treats its former players. (Hint: not well at all.) It was powerful stuff, befitting a gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007

    Are You Ready For Some More Football (Reading)?

    You’re tired of meaningless, pre-season games. Tired of hollow, irrelevant complaining and waffling from Greg Ellis. What you, the Cowboys fan, need is a time-warp to September 9. Until then, a couple of options. If you want to meet 'n' greet the 2007 team all spiffied up in their formals, get yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    Full Of Love. And Sports.

    Akin Ayodele wants Tony Romo's publicist. His stylist too, no doubt. The woman who only recently began watching football is suddenly tackling some of the biggest and best Dallas Cowboys. You may remember Vivian Fullerlove -- you know, the anti-Kim Etheredge. While T.O.’s former mouthpiece was bath ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Frozen Assets

    Once the darlings of Dallas, the Stars and their sport are mired in obscurity

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    July 5, 2006
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    May 4, 2006

    Silent Stupidity

    Cowboys' Jerry and Bill have deteriorated into comedy's Penn and Teller

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Fast Track

    Former Cowboy's big dreams diverted to small schools

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2005
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    July 21, 2005
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    July 31, 2003

    Famous Footwear

    These shoes were made for auction

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Off Our Soapbox

    Let SXSW stay in Austin. We're OK with that.

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2002

    Book 'Em

    Arts and Letters Live is Texas Bound with Daryl Johnston

  • News

    August 9, 2001

    Falling Stars

    Who let the air out of the Cowboys? Jerry, Dave, Tony, the heat--you name it. A preview of Dallas' dying days.

  • Culture

    December 31, 1998

    Anywhere but here

    1998 was a great year for sports...just not in Dallas

  • Culture

    July 23, 1998

    Lord, help him

    In Chan Gailey, Jerry Jones has God, the shotgun, and, maybe, a little Tom Landry

  • News

    June 27, 1996

    Hot Product

    World-class embezzler Gary Lewellyn rebounds with a fast-selling treatment for A.D.D.

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    February 15, 1996
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