Jean-Jacques Taylor

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    SMU Men's Basketball Team Has Cracked the Top 25 for First Time in Three Decades

    On Saturday night, SMU's men's basketball team beat a Top 10 opponent for the first time in 27 years, and it wasn't even close. The Mustangs jumped to a 14-point halftime lead over Cincinnati and never looked back, ultimately winning by 21. It was the team's biggest statement yet, proof that its 19 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Larry Brown Is Turning SMU Into a Contender, Haters Be Damned

    ESPN Dallas' Jean-Jacques Taylor has a glowing profile of SMU men's basketball coach Larry Brown. Brown, Taylor explains, has built a recruiting pipeline that's already funneling top local talent (Kimball's Keith Frazier, Prime Prep's Emmanuel Mudiay) to the Mustangs. He's helped score a TV contrac ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2011

    Whitt's End

    After six great years at the Dallas Observer, they're dragging me out kicking, screaming and, yes, grateful.

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    July 21, 2011

    Now Jean-Jacques Taylor. Is Dallas' Only Daily Being Wadded Up Before Our Very Eyes?

    ​And so it begins continues. Actually, it's been going on for years now. The slow, excruciatingly painful death of the newspaper, that is. I meet 20-somethings, even 30-somethings every week who listen to the radio, who read blogs, who Tweet and Facebook and Skype and ... who shrug a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    "Against the Grain": Jim Moroney on the Decision to Erect a Paywall at The Dallas News

    ​Shortly before The Dallas Morning News announced the erection of its paywall, which goes into place February 15, publisher and CEO Jim Moroney sent to the staff a memo in which he wrote: Brace yourself. Said Moroney in a phone conversation with Unfair Park at 6:30 this morning, as he was driving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.10.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *In the ALCS, the Rangers beat the Yankees in six games. In the pursuit of Cliff Lee, looks like the Yankees will beat the Rangers in seven years. *I've been rough on the Rangers, who at one point ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Ron Washington Still Has His Job. I Know, I Can't Believe it Either.

    ​Take a bow Wade Phillips, Rick Carlisle and Marc Crawford, for you toil away at your head-coaching job ... without the use of cocaine. Amazingly, the same cannot be said for Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington. Let me get this out of the way right up front: Washington should have ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Radio Will Save the Newspaper Business, as The Ticket and Dallas News Share Content

    ​Several Friends of Unfair Park have e-mailed this morning wondering what a Ticket-Dallas Morning News content-sharing deal, announced this morning, actually means. After all, Jean-Jacques Taylor, Rick Gosselin, Todd Archer, Evan Grant and other sportswriters already appear on the station regularl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 3.27.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dallas Police Chief David Kunkel can apologize all he wants for the indefensible actions of Robert Powell, but unless the officer is fired it will be a complete and utter injustice. Powell, who detained, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.27.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sorry to rain on Skip Bayless' - what, 14-year? - crusade, but Troy Aikman ain't gay. Went to the Pro Bowl and hung out with Aikman in Honolulu in '93. Lotsa drinks. LotsaLotsa hula girls. Guara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Lucille Hester: Half the Truth is a Total Lie

    As Bob Hayes' entangled family tree goes under the microscope and as the newspaper that for years has thrust Lucille Hester out front finally joins the investigation into the validity of her branch, one thing - and one thing only - has become clear: The world's fastest human is quickly tur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Bob Hayes and the Hall of Fraud

    Somewhere between Milli Vanilli, Rosie Ruiz, Criss Angel and Dennis Green's "They are who we thought they were," something smells fraudy. Or, as the old Florida A&M college buddy and former business manager of newly minted Pro Football Hall of Fame member Bob Hayes says of Lucille Hester: "Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    T.O. Must Go?

    ESPN's Ed Werder says today that your Dallas Cowboys are seriously considering releasing Terrell Owens. Dallas' Only Daily's Jean-Jacques Taylor says if T.O. goes, then Jason Garrett stays. Me? I say that the whole fiasco could be fixed by getting rid of Wade Phillips and hiring a rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Terrell Owens Not Good Enough to Duplicate Feat. No Way. No How.

       My son hates green beans.   Faced with a plate of them, he'll eat a couple, suck on a couple more, tear two or three apart and, ultimately, smash/push his veggies into a pile and pronounce: "Done!"   Unless, of course, I consult the Parenting 101 guide and resort to ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008
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    August 5, 2008

    Dallas’ Only Daily Breaks Ground with a, um, Ground-Breaking Idea?

    Belo at its best. Dallas’ Only Daily sports columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor (wearing a white lab coat, v-neck sweater, bow tie, scruffy, proletarian mustache and Bluetooth earpiece, peculiarly speaking with a robust Irish accent): Ya know what I’ve been thinking? Dallas’ Only Daily sport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    Cowboys Camp: Wednesday Morning

    Not even a clever caption can negate the putrid aspects of my photography. Whew. Pro Bowl pass rusher DeMarcus Ware left practice early this morning, but it looked like nothing serious. He either tweaked his back or took a blow to the head during full-pads scrimmage. But he walked off the fi ... More >>

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    January 15, 2007
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    January 9, 2007
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    December 29, 2006
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    October 4, 2006

    Mong: "We're Righting the Ship." So, There.

    Bob Mong was on The Ticket this morning. Maybe he had something to do with Buck Showalter's buyout? The Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong was on, of all places, KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) this morning talking about the future of his newspaper. He didn't say terribly much; surprisingly, morning-sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2006

    You Know What They Say About Small Packages

    Well, for one thing, they contain tiny gifts. Or dynamite. Or the new, sleeker model of Dallas' Only Daily. With Byron Nelson's death and Terrell Owens' accidental non-suicide attempt, this week provided an immediate Litmus test for the post-buyout Dallas Morning News' SportsDay section. And, like w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2005

    In Circles

    Art's birth and death

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    Just Forget It

    Move on folks, there was nothing to see in an ugly 2004

  • News

    December 9, 2004
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    December 2, 2004

    Anonymous Whine

    Maybe this is why they're called Cowboys, not men

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Search Party

    Bill Parcells is looking for a few good men. Good luck.

  • Culture

    February 26, 1998

    Black out

    Jerry Jones didn't hire a black head coach. Does that make him a racist?

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    November 13, 1997


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