Heisman Trophy

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    December 16, 2013

    DMN: Jameis Winston May Have Raped a Girl, But At Least He Wasn't Lynched

    Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy this weekend, just over a week after the Florida state attorney announced that state would not be pressing charges against him in connection with an alleged rape. On Friday, The Dallas Morning News' Tim Cowlishaw penned a co ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    How Music (and Johnny Football) Bring UT and A&M Fans Together

    Say it ain't so— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) February 2, 2013 For decades, music has been used to enforce the rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas A&M. On Saturdays in the fall, Longhorn fans proudly sing, "Give 'em hell, give 'em hell, make 'em ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    OU's Defense Couldn't Stop Johnny Manziel, But Ennis' Finest Did

    Johnny Manziel learned the hard way what happens when a suddenly famous college football player celebrates one of the more impressive individual performances in recent bowl game history by publicly guzzling Dom Perignon: People tsk-tsk and tell him to be a better role model. He's now discovered wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Johnny Manziel Was Guzzling Dom Perignon at a Dallas Club on Saturday Night

    On Friday night, Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was picking apart Oklahoma's defense en route to an impressively lopsided 41-13 victory in the Cotton Bowl. On Saturday, he went out to celebrate. TMZ posted pictures of the Heisman Trophy winner partying at Dallas' Ave ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    There is Now a White House Petition For Dallas to Become its Own State

    As Texas awaits official word from the White House on that whole secession thing, which has 94,000 supporters and counting, some in the state aren't sure they want to live in the Republic of Texas, Part Deux. There's a petition for the city of Austin to remain part of the U.S., and that request for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Let There Be Latkes: Eight Reasons Gentiles Should Appreciate Hanukkah, Too

    FlickrDo you have these at Christmas. DO YOU?​As we all well know from years and years of church and advertising, there are plenty of reasons to appreciate Christmas: Mistletoe, candy canes, presents, Santa, Christmas Lights, presents, holiday songs, holiday drinking, holiday hams, holiday nut ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    With USC Out, Oklahoma Should Be 2004 National Champs

    Like it never happened?​When Ben Johnson was stripped of his 100-meter gold medal in the 1988 Olympics, it was awarded to second-place finisher Carl Lewis. When Carter High School was ripped of its 1988 Texas State 5A Football Championship, it was given to the team it beat in the titl ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2011

    With Tyron Smith, Jerry Jones Finally Resisted the Glitz

    If there's less post-draft buzz than usual, it's because the Cowboys for once went substance over style.

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    May 3, 2011

    Texas A&M Quarterback Jerrod Johnson Falls From Heisman to Hartford

    One thing I will do is admit when I'm wrong. And Aggies fans, I was wrong about this one and y'all were right. Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson was indeed good enough to be a first-round draft pick. In the United Football League. The Hartford Colonials last night made Johnson the firs ... 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

    February 4, 2011

    Green Bay's Charles Woodson Goes Long on Price With His Wine

    ​Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson has been making the rounds this week, sharing his winery's TwentyFour Cabernet Sauvignon with Dallas drinkers. Woodson's already appeared at Ocean Prime, Veritas and Kenichi. Celebrity wines aren't unusual: Martha Stewart, Lil Jon, Peggy Fleming ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    January 10, 2011

    Auburn over Oregon in Tonight's BCS Title Game: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    Cam can. And will.​A year ago I was correctly predicting Alabama over Texas in college football's national championship game. In tonight's Oregon-Auburn clash my heart says Ducks but my head says no way the Tigers don't prevail. Why? 10. Oregon usually wins with its spee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    These Clips From ESPN's SMU Doc Should Be Enough To Get You to Watch Pony Excess

    When Patrick recounted his trip to the Lakewood last week for that sneak preview of Thaddeus Matula's Pony Excess, the 30th of ESPN's 30 for 30 docs, he also posted the trailer for the film about the events leading to SMU's receiving the NCAA's death penalty on February 25, 1987. Since then ESPN has ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    This Christmas, All this Family Wants is for NFL Running Back Ricky Williams to Know He's Got A Home in Dallas

    Photos by Patrick MichelsRoss Williams, right, has been running right along with Ricky Williams through his football career, trying to convince the 1998 Heisman Trophy winner that he's his real father. Ross's brother Ray Williams, his daughters Patricia and Vernice and the rest of his family have jo ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    SMU and "Pony Excess": The Scars Remain

    No one from the 1980s pay-for-play scandals remains at SMU, but the stigma - and the residue from the NCAA's Death Penalty - remain on the Hilltop. Those wounds may not be re-opened, but they'll certainly be re-visited Saturday night when ESPN presents its latest 30 for 30 documentary: "Pony Exces ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    At the Lakewood Last Night, A Home-Field Look at SMU Football Doc Pony Excess

    Patrick MichelsDirector Thaddeus Matula introduces his film.​Mustangs young and old turned out at the Lakewood Theater last night, for a very special screening of Pony Excess -- or "Exce$$," if you prefer -- Southern Methodist film-school grad Thaddeus Matula's ESPN-bound documentary about SMU foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Pony Excess, Doc About SMU's Life After Death Penalty, Set to Debut on ESPN Next Month

    Cafe Press​Way back in May, before the filmmakers yanked the trailer from YouTube, we sneaked a peek at something called Article 19, a doc-in-progress by two Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas grads about the events leading up to and immediately following SMU's football program receiving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    TCU BCS = WTF?!

    ​TCU is by far the best college football team in Texas. The Horned Frogs could have easily won the Big 12 this season. TCU, in fact, can beat any team in the country. But even with the best defense in the country, TCU is defenseless against the BCS. With another week of results from coll ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    September 21, 2010

    The Heisman Trophy: Style Over Substance

    Denard Robinson, the next Heisman winner? Yawn.​Reggie Bush gave back his Heisman Trophy. To which I respond: Big friggin' deal. I know the Heisman is one of the most hyped awards, but - let's be honest - it's also the most meaningless sports trophy this side of the Governor's Cup, Golden B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Reggie Bush Should Give Up His Heisman Trophy ... to Vince Young?

    Your 2005 Heisman Trophy winner?​Reggie Bush is a liar. Should Vince Young be a Heisman winner? That's the contention of Texas coach Mack Brown, who says - if - the Heisman Trophy Trust yanks back its 2005 award from the Southern Cal running back it should be handed over to former Longhorns ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    One More Thing ... About Yesterday's Woodrow Wilson Gridiron Greats Gathering

    Patrick MichelsDavid O'Brien, son of Davey, and Tim Brown hoist the Super Bowl committee's plaque commemorating Woodrow's place in high school football history.​As Brad Sham noted toward the end of yesterday's presentation of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee's "Century in the Making" ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    December 7, 2009

    The Eyes of the BCS Critics Are Upon ... Texas

    ​Ironic, isn't it, that last year Texas was a great, sympathetic team that got rejected, and this year the Longhorns are a good, criticized team that's getting the royal treatment? Colt McCoy lost the Heisman Trophy last Saturday night in Arlington. Does Texas still deserve a chance to w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.27.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *This year's Super Bowl halftime entertainment is The Who. What the what? Springsteen. The Who. Next year at SB XLV in Arlington: Lawrence Welk? Maybe I'm just bothered that 1) The Who sucks. 2)The ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009
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    October 15, 2009

    Texas to Get Revenge on OU for Last Year's Loss. Wait ... What?

    ​Dear Oklahoma, I am indeed a bitch. Sincerely, Karma Last year the Oklahoma Sooners were whipped by the Texas Longhorns in their annual mid-October showdown in the Cotton Bowl. Both teams lost one game all season, yet somehow - inexplicably - it was Oklahoma, through a discombobulated nation ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    MartyB Can't Even Get a Second Grader to Throw Him the Ball, But Mayor Tom Will!

    Photos by Sam MertenEight-year-old Kendall Tubbs, a second grader who's had type 1 diabetes since she was 3 years old, managed to upstage appearances by Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus "MartyB" Bennett and former Heisman Trophy winner and Woodrow Wilson High School grad Tim Brown at this morning' ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    The Eyes of Texas Are Upon ... Her

    Sure University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy had to settle for the Heisman Trophy runner-up. Sure his Longhorns - despite last night's thrilling Fiesta Bowl victory - are getting screwed out of a possible National Championship. And sure, as one of my alcohol-soaked relatives put it over the holid ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009

    Bye-Bye, Cotton

    Big D sends its bowl packing

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    December 26, 2008

    Whitt's End

    *I seem to be fresh out of cash, but I'll betcha some leftover Christmas fruitcake that the Cowboys don't win in Philly Sunday. A team that leads the league in penalties, can't get in sync on something as simple as the center-quarterback snap, and allows the longest back-to-back running plays in NFL ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Whitt's End

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I got $1 for the first person who can show me - like Tony Romo did last week - any time that Terrell Owens has ever uttered the phrase: "This one's on me." Owens has every right to be jealous of Romo and ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008

    Duck For Cover

    Sure they'll score tons of points, but are you convinced? The Cowboys are having a mini-camp. Terrell Owens is making headlines. And, a sure sign that football season has indeed arrived in the middle of the June, this morning I got my grubby little hands on Dave Campbell’s 2008 Texas Football. ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 8, 2008

    The Sighs of Texas Are Upon Us

    Was reading this the other day. Then this. And this. When it struck me: For all its greats and glories, the University of Texas spits out some real goofballs. To be fair, Cedric Benson may prove to be innocent and Roger Clemens may not have taken steroids and Tom Hicks may win trophies this ... More >>

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    February 6, 2008

    Darren McFadden to Dallas? Believe It.

    Arkansas' Darren McFadden If you trust the rumors, former Arkansas running back Darren McFadden will wind up here permanently as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. But for now, the two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up is merely in the area training for the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine. Projected as the ... More >>

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    January 8, 2008

    SMU and June Jones: They're Both Back From the Dead

    The real question is, what will June Jones do with his no doubt estimable collection of Hawaiian shirts? New SMU coach June Jones is the 15th highest-paid coach in college football. Fifteenth. Let that sink in for a second. At five years and $10 million, the Mustangs are paying for -- and actually e ... More >>

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    December 3, 2007

    Cotton Pickin’ Crazy

    I can only sum up the college football season thusly: WTF?! Capping a year that was crazier than Evel Knievel, No. 1-ranked Missouri and No. 2 West Virginia lost over the weekend to send the sport into utter chaos. After the humans and computers digested and translated a season in which four No. 1s ... More >>

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    December 21, 2006

    Desmond, um, Tutu?

    This is Desmond Howard before his brain fell out of his head. Where's the helmet when you need it? I take it back. Female sideline reporters are not the biggest wastes of time on TV. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: Desmond Howard. Yes, that one. Won the Heisman Trophy at Michigan in 1991. I ... More >>

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    November 30, 2006

    Staubach: Army-Navy's Where It's At, Yo.

    The 107th game between Army and Navy takes place this Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, and who better to comment on the great gridiron battle than former Naval Academy QB -- and, sure, Greatest Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Ever -- Roger Staubach? He tells The Baltimore Examiner tod ... More >>

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    October 25, 2006

    This T.O., We Like

    T.O. Souryal, head doc for the Mavs, has a heart--and a defibrillator, if your heart needs one. Till I read this this morning, I had no idea some 5,000 to 7,000 kids in the U.S. die each year from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year. That sucks. But Dr. T.O. Souryal, a radio talk-show host and the ... More >>

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    September 15, 2006

    Heisman Hand-off

    Given the starts to UT and Vince Young's respective seasons, well, let's pretend it's still 2005 and the Longhorns are rolling toward the title. Because this year, not so much. I know, you're sick of Michelle Wie talking about wanting to play in a Ryder Cup and then going out and firing another 77. ... More >>

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    March 23, 2006
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    August 5, 1999

    No Limit Tour

    Starplex Amphitheatre, August 6

  • Culture

    December 31, 1998

    Anywhere but here

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

  • Culture

    September 21, 1995

    Big men, big houses

    For one sports star, home is where the bowling alley is

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