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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.)
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 >>
John RobertsonIt 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 >>
Pro Football Hall of FameThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Courtesy Pat and Emmitt Smith CharitiesBrent Brown, left, with Pat and Emmitt Smith and their kids on Congo Street near Fair Park this morningSince 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Give me Emmitt Smith and George Teague in retirement. You can have your active cut Terrell Owens.
Let's get back to football, shall us?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 misspeak ... More >>
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 >>
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