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Don Meredith

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Dallas ISD's "Worst-Case Scenario" Not Nearly As Worst-Case As Originally Presented

    ​When Dallas Independent School District Michael Hinojosa initially told the school board last month about the coming budget cuts that could result in the district laying off 3,100 on-campus full-timers and some 600 at 3700 Ross, he warned that under the so-called "worst-case scenario," the losses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Jerry Jones and the "Season From Hell"

    In case you missed it, here's the entirety of last night's 60 Minutes segment about the Dallas Cowboys' owner and general manager. The takeaway: Jerry Jones thinks he's "smarter" now as GM than he was when he bought the team. Oh, really? Really. On the other side, a bonus "overtime" piece in which J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Inside the Huddle: Jerry Jones on 60 Minutes and Gary Cartwright on Dandy Don Meredith

    Ex-Channel 5-and-8'er Scott Pelley has, from the looks of it, been in and out of town this year working on his Jerry Jones profile airing Sunday on 60 Minutes. The sneak peek above provided by CBS offers a good look at the "agony" of defeat (after defeat after defeat) endured by Jones, who acknowled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    In Honor of the Passing of Don Meredith

    First thing my dad said to me this morning: "Don Meredith died." Sure enough. An awful sad day. Dad, a Mustang grad, found out from one his closest friends -- Don Woodward, an All-American swimmer on the Hilltop and Meredith's next-door neighbor when they attended SMU. Turn out the lights indeed -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Austin's Olivia Brunch Is Lovingly Prepared, Locally Sourced

    Photos by Andrea Grimes and Man O' The HourOlivia's frite pie--get it! Because it uses french fries instead of fritos!​What happened to Austin? I moved away from the land of academic breakfast tacos in May, only to return this past weekend to find that parking's as bad on East Sixth Street as it i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Turn Out the Lights: Don Meredith Dies

    Very sad news. One of my first/favorite memories as a snotty-nosed little kid was sitting atop Dad's shoulders at the Cotton Bowl, watching Bob Hayes race under beautiful bombs from a Dallas Cowboys' quarterback named Don Meredith. Meredith, by way of Mount Vernon and SMU, was a two-time Pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The Top 10 Worst Quarterbacks in the History of Your Dallas Cowboys

    ​In his first NFL action in almost two years, Jon Kitna immediately served notice of one thing Monday night at Cowboys Stadium: When starting quarterback Tony Romo went down with a broken collar bone, the Cowboys' season swirled down the toilet with him. Kitna's stats don't look awful: 16 of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2010

    Bears 27, Cowboys 20: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. If I told you that Team A had edges over Team B in yards (410-308), plays (71-49) and time of possession (33:40-26:20) while holding its opponent to 1 of 11 on third downs and producing a special teams touchdown, you'd probably say that Team A had a 90-percent chance of wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Cowboys-Redskins: The Top 10 Games

    ​Ain't what it used to be.   To me the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants rank ahead of the Washington Redskins as the Dallas Cowboys' most fierce rival these days. While the Cowboys have played the Eagles and Giants in playoffs games the last couple years, I don't recall the last t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Whitt's End: 5.14.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *This is why I thought Ron Washington should have been fired on the spot last summer when he first told Texas Rangers' management about his cocaine use: He can't be trusted. Twice in the last two w ... 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

    January 6, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys Legends and Winspear Save Glory Days Taping From Disaster

    Photos by Sam Merten​An eclectic mix of folks packed the Bill and Margot Winspear Opera House last night as a jaw-dropping group of former Dallas Cowboys players reminisced during the taping of Glory Days, a television pilot scheduled to debut January 30 on KTVT-Channel 11 prior to finding a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Don Meredith Sings! And His Heart Is Still Filled With Joy, SMU, SMU.

    A Friend of Unfair Park just found and forwarded along this video of Don Meredith singing SMU's school song, "Varsity." It was made back in October, when the university finally retired Dandy Don's No. 17; it was posted a couple of weeks ago. Regardless, I think this is what they call "timeless." Lik ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Dallas' Fantasy Roster

    No. 12 in your football program ... No. 12 on our fantasy roster.​When I say No. 22, who comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the Dallas Cowboys' all-time best runner? Or their all-time best rusher? Or perhaps instead the second-leading all-time scorer in the history of the Dallas Mav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    The Top 10 All-Time Dallas Cowboys

    At least we can all agree on No. 1. Right?From time to time I've been known  to construct a Top 10 list. But this one, I've got to tear apart. You're telling me there's a list of the Top 10 All-Time greatest Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones isn't on it? Altogether now: Bull. Shit. If NF ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.22.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You'll have to savor this offering like a cow with its cud, because this morning I'm headed out to the Byron Nelson to chug margaritas and chase girls in The Pavilion watch golf and conduct research ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Touchdown, Obama! and other Inauguration Sports Benchmarks

    If you know me, you know the only the reason I'm happy to have George Dubya Bush back in Dallas is because it means he's no longer in Washington, D.C. As I've said all along, he's a good guy. Just a really bad President. But that's ancient history, right? Today we shake the Etch-o-Sketch for a clean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    The Top 10 Announcers in Dallas Sports History

    In retrospect, Ole Miss and Texas Tech are merely above-average college football teams. Their little clash in Dallas last week, however, was called by two of this area's icons of announcing. Though he's looked better, it was good to see Pat Summerall working the game on TV. And on radio - with his ... More >>

  • News

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Godspeed, My Holy Friend

    T-Minus five days until the final Dallas Cowboys' game at Texas Stadium. I have a vague recollection of climbing atop Dad's shoulders and watching Don Meredith toss bombs to Bob Hayes at the Cotton Bowl, but basically my life's screenplay starts in Texas Stadium.   Section 12. Row 24. Seat 8.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Cowboys-Redskins Games

    Again, with feeling. Ol’ antagonist George Allen used to try to rile us up by declaring the days before a Cowboys-Redskins game “Dallas Week.” Back then it barely raised an eyebrow, much less the blood pressure, as Dallas routinely had loftier goals than simply dispatching of a finger-lick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    The 10 Worst Quarterbacks in Dallas Cowboys’ History

    Holy hell, he's even worse than we thought. Giants Stadium has long been a house of horrors and horseshit for Dallas Cowboys’ quarterbacks. Hall of Famer Troy Aikman threw a career-high five interceptions in New Jersey in 2000. In ’01 backup Clint Stoerner topped that by tossing four pic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    SMU To Finally Retire "Dandy" Don Meredith's No. 17

    In real football news -- pretty sure SMU qualifies -- the Mustangs today announced that come October 18, Don Meredith would be accorded the same honor given the likes of Doak Walker, Eric Dickerson, Lamar Hunt, Raymond Berry and Forrest Gregg. During the SMU-Houston game, the university at which Dan ... More >>

  • News

    September 18, 2008

    The Great Digit Debate

    Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    "Dandy" Don Meredith Has a Cowboys Fight Song He'd Like You to Hear

    And it'll only cost you $100, or thereabouts ... With the Cowboys set to kick off the regular season in Cleveland Sunday, there really is no better time to get in the mood -- even better if your flavor of football soundtrack skews toward the triumphant exultations of the marching band. Because back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    That ’70s Show

    Squint real hard and see the similarities. At long last, the ’70s are back. Women are again wearing Halston. Television viewers are glued to CBS’ hit Swingtown. Two movies founded on the old decade’s staples of Star Wars and ABBA – The Clone Wars and Mamma Mia – were among last week ... More >>

  • News

    July 3, 2008

    The Hard Lie

    How former Ticket host Greg Williams destroyed the most dynamic duo in Dallas talk radio through drugs, deceit and disaffection

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Bless Us, Oh Lard

    Damn fajitas and health-conscious eaters. They're killing traditional Tex-Mex.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Here’s To You, SM-Who?

    David Stanley When you think Penn State football, it’s Joe Paterno. Texas? Gotta go with Earl Campbell. Boise State? Blue astroturf. Boston College? Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary in the Orange Bowl. SMU? Hmmm. Can I phone a friend? In a confusing-yet-intriguing promo, CBS College Sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008
  • News

    December 27, 2007

    ...and Thank You for Tony Romo

    'Tis the season to thank those who helped stuff our stockings with Tony Romo

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Ice Your Ball

    I won't pretend to know whether this is The Real Deal, but an eBay'er with much positive feedback is selling -- for the low, low price of $2,000, so far -- what he says is a football signed by the entirety of the 1967 Dallas Cowboys roster. Which means, yes, Bob Lilly, Don Meredith, Bob Hayes, Hall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Save The Date: February 3

    Because that’s when we’ll all be in Glendale, Arizona, watching the Cowboys win Super Bowl XLII. Right? While you’re booking your reservations, a little perspective on Dallas’ 4-0 start, punctuated by Sunday’s 35-7 dismantling of the St. Louis Rams. The Cowboys haven’t started a season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    No One Wants Eddie LeBaron's Balls

    Someone call Norm Hitzges, pronto. A seller in Woodlake, California, is trying to unload a bunch of 1960 Dallas Cowboys artifacts -- including autographed footballs and programs, including one from a pre-season game against the Los Angeles Rams in Oregon. The lot's full of fascinating keepsakes -- i ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    Romo Holiday

    Tony Romo makes a short, sweet journey from anonymous backup to A-list celebrity

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    From the Penthouse to the 'Port

    How much do you think a Quincy Carter rookie card's worth, anyway? "Thanks for calling Mud Bugs hockey. How may I direct your call?" Uh-oh. It's nearly always ominous when your first attempt to find a former Dallas Cowboys quarterback leads you to a minor-league hockey team based in Shreveport. Yes, ... More >>

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    Out With the Old

    With the Cotton Bowl's inevitable departure, Dallas dies a little more

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2006

    Ode to a Cotton-Pickin' Good Idea

    Darrell Jordan once wanted to dome the Cotton Bowl. Doesn't seem so crazy anymore, really. Eight years ago, which is an eternity in a town where yesterday's landmarks are tomorrow's parking lots, attorney and one-time mayoral candidate Darrell Jordan had an idea. He wanted to dome the Cotton Bowl. P ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 30, 2003

    Knockout

    PDNB Gallery gives a left hook with The Best of Neil Leifer

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    From Soup to Nuts

    Sportswriter Bob St. John remembers the not-quite-glory days

  • Culture

    July 8, 1999

    The Goal Line

    If Blackie Sherrod's just another writer, then Wilt Chamberlain was just another center

  • 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?

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