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Emmitt Smith

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    October 5, 2011

    The Barack Obama Show Hits Dallas

    ​Our Sara Kerens was on the Love Field tarmac when President Obama arrived yesterday; revisit that moment via this slide show. Then hop on over to the White House website, where all three of the president's Tuesday speeches are preserved -- not only his Eastfield College American Jobs Act remarks, ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Dirk's Fever > Miami's Heat

    ​Fittingly, sitting courtside at American Airlines Center last night: Emmitt Smith. What he witnessed was perhaps Dallas-Fort Worth's gutsiest individual performance since, well, his own masterpiece 17 years ago. Yep, on a night when he fought a 101-degree fever, Dirk Nowitzki will ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    The Greatest Individual Playoff Performance in the History of Dallas-Fort Worth Sports. Is Dirk's Dominant?

    ​The Mavs can play better than they did in Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference Finals. For the first time in the playoffs they allowed 100 points, 112 to be exact. The Thunder grabbed 11 offensive rebounds and, according to Mavs' coach Rick Carlisle, corralled 13 of the game's 20 loose bal ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I Have A ... List. Of the Best Black Athletes in the History of Ever

    ​While a lot of you are off work today, take time to remember and refresh the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The rest of us? Let's commemorate MLK Day with an impossible task: Selecting the world's all-time greatest black athletes. First step, choosing the criteria. Sheer athleticism? ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    The Best Runs in the History of the Dallas Cowboys

    Marshawn Lynch's amazing touchdown run last weekend got me to thinking about the best runs I've seen by a Dallas Cowboy. I found three, by three very different running backs. (Though none of them tops Earl Campbell's doozy.)

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    September 9, 2010
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    August 25, 2010

    The Seminar That's Too, um, Good to Be True?

    ​So much would you pay to hear a speech by Emmitt Smith? Troy Aikman? Terry Bradshaw? How about Zig Ziglar? Colin Powell? Laura Bush? Dr. Robert Schuller? Steve Forbes? Rudy Giuliani? $50? $100 $1,000? Never been to hear/see a motivational speaker, but listening to any of those wo ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Why Emmitt Smith Is So Not Overrated

    John Robertson​It takes all of this long to find someone insisting that Emmitt Smith ain't all that. "Smith's record is overrated." See, that did not take long. And. And. And. The common knock on the Dallas Cowboy: "Had the best offensive line of all time in front of him." Imagine if Barry Sanders ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    No. 22 Can Also Hand Off Some Political Cash

    Pro Football Hall of Fame​The great Dave Levinthal decamped from the City Hall beat in the spring of '09 for the Center for Responsive Politics, where we find this item of some local interest: Emmitt Smith, freshly minted Pro Football Hall of Famer, is also a generous federal-campaign contributor ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Cowboys 16, Bengals 7: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Man, what a letdown. You spend all weekend talking about and listening to and watching highlights of Emmitt Smith and Super Bowls and football immortals. Then they kick off the Hall of Fame game and you get Cowboys 16, Bengals 7. It's like going to the theater and being titillated b ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Whitt's End: 8.6.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Since you guys salivate over local radio news, here's a zesty taste: Starting August 16 the new program director at 105.3 The Fan will be Bruce Gilbert. Yep, the same Bruce Gilbert who helped buil ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Emmitt Smith: The Best? Or Simply the Most?

    ​It's a no-brainer that Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith will get voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend at Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. The question is, will he enter Canton as the NFL's all-time best running back or simply the running back with the most yards? Hall of Fa ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    On This Day of Service, Emmitt Smith and Family Lend a Helping Hand on Congo Street

    Courtesy Pat and Emmitt Smith CharitiesBrent Brown, left, with Pat and Emmitt Smith and their kids on Congo Street near Fair Park this morning​Since June 2008, Brent Brown and his bcWORKSHOP have been rebuilding a handful of century-old single-family homes that line Congo Street, in the Jubilee Pa ... More >>

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    January 3, 2010

    Wowboys 24, Beagles 0: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Uh oh, Shaun Suisham misses a 30-yard, chip-shot field goal from right between the hashmarks. Okay, so the victory over the Philadelphia Eagles wasn't perfect. But it was dang close. 9. I respect Eagles' head coach Andy Reid, but I also question his strategy. He's taken Philly to fi ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    The Top 10 Couples I'd Like to See on DWTS

    ​Granted, it would force me to actually watch the ridiculousy cheesy show, but I'd be willing to stomach Dancing With The Stars' sequins and sass and smarminess of Tom Bergeron if only I could orchestrate whom was boogieing down with whom. Following in the "Foxtrot" footsteps of Emmitt S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    What in the Wide World of Sports ...?

    ​There are probably a million more important things with which to begin the work week -- like, oh, a passel of Hicks Sports Group creditors asking the National Hockey League whether the beleaguered owner of the Texas Rangers has dough enough to keep the Dallas Stars -- but this breaking, um, news? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Hall of Fame. Or Bust?

    Who's next?​Hard to remember way back when we bitched and moaned about a "Cowboys bias" in the Pro Football Hall of Fame isn't it? Saturday night in Canton receiver Bob Hayes became the 11th Cowboy inducted into Canton, continuing a trend that has seen four Dallas stars earn immortality ove ... 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

    March 6, 2009

    Video of the Week: Good Riddance

    Give me Emmitt Smith and George Teague in retirement. You can have your active cut Terrell Owens.

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    February 23, 2009

    Emmitt Smith the Broadcaster: Rest In Peas

    Look, nobody's perfect. Just last weekend on 105.3 The Fan my radio sidekick Mike Ogulnick referred to a huge crowd as a "thong of fans" and I invented a new word: "Necessarillarily"? But as of today we'll no longer be treated to the malaprops and misspeaks of Emmitt Smith, whose contract isn't bein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Moments in the History of Grand Ol' Texas Stadium

      Fittingly, the stadium with the hole in the roof - so God could watch his favorite football team, duh - was christened by a 10-day Billy Graham crusade. A month later - Oct. 24, 1971 - Texas Stadium opened for Cowboys' business. Come Saturday night, the ol' joint at Loop 12 and Highway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Get Out Your Thesauresosesous

    *Emmitt Smith is getting his sweaty brow dabbed from some ESPN underling. Apparently he's about to provide some insight on the network's pre-game show. Brace yourself. You're about to endure one of the planet's most unique translations of the English language. *Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    February 20, 2008

    More From the Obama Rally: The Waiting is the Hardest Part

    Noah W. Bailey Noah snapped this photo at 9 this morning -- about the time he'd usually be waking up. For most of my 27 years, Democratic rallies in Dallas have been -- how should I put this? -- rather intimate affairs, with maybe a few hundred people even at big events, the vast majority of them f ... More >>

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    October 9, 2007
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    October 8, 2007
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    September 11, 2007

    Dallas Sports Elite Swank It Up for Awards

    Just give us the highlights, Scott. There won’t be a red carpet per se, but if you want to ooooh and ahhhh at the most swank of Dallas sports dignitaries all dressed up with somewhere to go, Tuesday is the night and The Fairmont Hotel is the place. It’s the 42nd annual Dallas All Sports Associat ... 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

    March 27, 2007

    "Kids Small." Uh, Yeah, OK.

    This is apparently a "kids small" T-shirt -- or, at least, that's how it's being sold on eBay. Because, yeah, nothing says, "I sure do love you, son" like giving him some woman's, uh, gently used Dallas Cowboys jersey. And if you're so interested, the same a) model, b) stripper or c) elementary-scho ... More >>

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    January 29, 2007
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    December 7, 2006

    Struttin' With Smitty

    All I want for Christmas is the chance to dance with Emmitt Smith. Now, where's my earring of honor? Much as this pains me, I cannot deny your (creepy) fascination with watching grown men dance. So, in the spirit of Christmas, here goes: You can win a chance to dance with Emmitt Smith and his Dancin ... More >>

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    November 16, 2006

    The Smith Shuffle

    If it's all the same, this is how we prefer to think of Emmitt Smith. Full disclosure: I didn't watch one second of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Fuller disclosure: It pains me--and every bit of my sportswritin' DNA--to even write about it. But since the NFL's all-time leading rusher has sullied hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    Strong Arm? We Shall See.

    The Rangers want this man on their team next year. So do half a dozen other MLB teams. So, bye-bye, Daisuke. It woulda been swell. Some random sports notes before Richie wakes up: The Newberg Report's Mike Hindman sends word this a.m. that "the Seibu Lions will hold a board of directors meeting on ... More >>

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    November 6, 2006

    Emmitt Finds New Cowboys QB

    You know, we thought Emmitt Smith being on Dancing with the Stars was gonna be humiliating. Wow, were we so wrong. I am sure there's other Dallas Cowboys news to discuss this a.m., though, for the life of me, I can't think of what that might be at present; something about Terrell Owens being awesom ... More >>

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    September 7, 2006

    Fit to be Tied

    Scott Murray apparently has one gig these days: hosting the DASA Awards Banquet. Will he, like, hit you with the highlights? Ties suck, unless you're Troy Dungan, Anna Kournikova's brother or a guy lucky enough to have tickets to next week's Dallas All Sports Association Awards Banquet. The 41st ann ... More >>

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    September 22, 2005

    Three Kings

    The legends you only thought you knew

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Liar

    Jerry Jones

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    October 17, 2002

    Smith Blarney

    What to do with Deuce-Deuce? Shut up and let him run.

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    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

    October 26, 2000

    Run, Emmitt, Run

    Dave Campo discovers that the formula for Cowboys success is the same as it ever was

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Dallas Cowboy

    Emmitt Smith

  • Culture

    December 31, 1998

    Anywhere but here

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

  • Culture

    November 26, 1998

    A fan's sour notes

    Were yesterday's heroes better than today's?

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    The bull market

    Peter Lowe explains how to succeed in business without really trying: First, find 20,000 suckers Photographs by Mark Graham

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    October 16, 1997

    Losing it

    When things go bad for the Cowboys, they go Barry bad

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    June 13, 1996

    Power Houses

    A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers

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    February 15, 1996
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    September 7, 1995
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