I was not alive when James Taylor and his self-reflective brand of folk music were most popular. For my entire life, Taylor has been touring the country playing songs that are as familiar to my grandparents as they are to me. My own first experience with James Taylor was finding an old copy of Sweet ... More >>
10. Ate dinner last night at Prime Italian on South Beach. In the midst of ridiculous opulence in the form of $20 valet parking and $100,000 cars, it was relatively affordable. $125 for a steak and a couple drinks. Thumbs up. 9. They also offered prime Kobe steak for $30 an ounce. Ou ... More >>
10. Much as I'm giddy over the victory and the Mavs' second berth in the NBA Finals, I'm almost as happy for the way they handled the win. No confetti on the floor. No champagne in the locker room. Not even a drop of celebratory Ginger Ale. Says Dirk Nowitzki, "It's a great moment. But we've ... More >>
In this week's Dallas Observer column in which I surmise that Wade Phillips is entering his last season - win, lose or drawl - I tell the story of riding up a training camp elevator with the Dallas Cowboys' head coach. Sounds riveting, I know. But wait, there's more! Watching Wade ... More >>
Talked with legendary Dallas Cowboys' coach Jimmy Johnson this morning on 105.3 The Fan. The highlights: *First off, during the interview I admit to having an extreme case of good-ol'-days' goose bumps. *Secondly, Jimmy - a noted Heineken guzzler - is out at Cowboys Stadium today filmin ... More >>
Well, you are ready for some aren't you?10. Cult hero/roster longshot Jesse Holley had his highlight of camp, catching a slant in front of Orlando Scandrick during team drills. There. You happy? 9. Weird - unusually intense - afternoon practice here at The Alamodome. When' ... More >>
Different vibe in Austin, sayeth this T-shirt for sale on South Congress. Born in Oak Cliff. Raised in Duncanville. Citizen of Dallas. But every time I go to Austin - like this past weekend when I skeedaddled from Cowboys' Camp in San Antonio for a quick getaway - I feel like I belong ther ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Been buried in Camp Cowboys all week, but looks like 103.3 FM ESPN needs a new drive-time sidekick alongside Randy Galloway. Brian Estridge is leaving to co-host mornings on WBAP 820 AM with the l ... More >>
Owen Wilson, from the forthcoming book Top Dogs and Their PetsCurrent Dallas Morning News photographer David Woo and former Dallas Morning News photographer Richard Pruitt have been moonlighting on a side project: a coffee-table book titled Top Dogs and Their Pets, proceeds from which toward resc ... More >>
Jesse Holley: Legitimate longshot or laughingstock?I guess there was some drama involved, but don't tell me you're totally surprised that the winner of Spike TV and Michael Irvin's 4th and Long is - ta-da! - a Michael Irvin clone. Jesse Holley has the size (6-foot-3), speed (4.5) and smi ... More >>
Though I'm always skeptical when a head coach drafts a player 24th overall and then contends he "pin-pointed" the kid all along - see: Jimmy Johnson on 7th-rounder Leon Lett, circa 1991 - I'm willing to forge into the Rodrigue Beaubois Era with an open mind. Well, I lied. I won't sit well with ... 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 >>
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 >>
Jerry McClureIrvin to Rich Behm's family: $40,000For the first time in a long time, the Dallas Cowboys are actually acting like a unified team. In the wake of the Valley Ranch practice facility collapse on May 2, last night's premiere of Spike TV's new reality series Fourth and Long at Sting matured ... More >>
Speaking of players addressing the media in the most uncomfortable of predicaments, my I re-introduce one Leon Lett. Everyone remembers the former Dallas Cowboy's all-time gaffes - at Super Bowl XXVII and in the snow against the Miami Dolphins in 1993. But afterward - unlike Dirk Nowitzki - Let ... More >>
After the most disappointing season in franchise history, how can the Cowboys' resolution be the status woe?
P.D. Johnson's Dog Day Deli3839 McKinney Ave.214-720-2227Dude Factor: 8, or "Jimmy Johnson," on a scale of 1 (Jack Johnson, the musician) to 10 (Jack Johnson, the boxer)Ah, P.D. Johnson's Dog Day Deli. From the first day we ventured into the old McKinney Ave. location, we knew we'd found a dude-frie ... More >>
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