Joe Avezzano

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Lance Lopez Brings the Blues to Coach Joe's Hat Tricks Each Week

    Lance Lopez knows the blues. The Dallas native has been sharpening his blues' slinging chops since he was a child. He can feel it in his bones, through his fingertips as they slide across the fretboard. Lopez's guitar skills sometimes seem otherworldly as he bends his strings to create something sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Top Ten Places to Grab Grub and Catch a Concert in One Spot

    It's Friday night, and after leaving work a bit later than you had hoped to, battling the traffic to get home, and finally making out the door again to head out for a night of steam-blowing revelry, mapping a night out is often more daunting a task than you'd prefer. It's late to the point where vis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Remembering Coach Joe Avezzano: Cowboy and Music Fan

    So many got to know former Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Joe Avezzano as a hard-nosed, foul-mouthed, award-winning special-teams coach during his days roaming football sidelines, which began in 1968 and ended yesterday, after Avezzano died of an apparent heart attack while in Italy coaching the Sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Joe Avezzano, the Cowboys' Beloved Former Special Teams Coach, is Dead at 68

    There aren't many special teams coaches whose names or faces we recognize. But Joe Avezzano, who choreographed the Cowboys' kicking and return games from 1990 to 2002, was a memorable face and name. And now he's gone: Dead at 68, several outlets are reporting, after suffering a heart attack on a tre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Watch: Saille Branch & the Big Benders' "29 Days"

    Back in 2010, I was privileged to be a regular judge for that year's edition of the Shiner Rising Star contest. The band that won the very first round I helped judge, Saille Branch and the Big Benders, went on to convincingly win their second round match-up and almost took home the overall prize aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Beth Hart Talks Redemption, Addiction and Star Search

    Beth Hart understands the hand she's currently playing consists of the cards she's dealt to herself. After winning some cash on a latter-day version of Star Search in the '90s, the Los Angeles resident tasted fame after her 2000 hit, "L.A. Song (Out of This Town)," found its way onto prime-time show ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011
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    February 3, 2011
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    November 26, 2010

    Saints 30, Cowboys 27: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. The end of the modest two-game winning streak also means the end of the disappointing season. At 3-8 the Cowboys are officially dead. Tony Romo should be put on injured reserve today. 9. Down 20-3 there was no way the Cowboys were going to win. Then up 27-23 with Roy Williams headed towa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    The Will Callers Overcome Deaths, Win Shiner Rising Star Competition

    Your newest Rising Star winners.​Shiner Rising Star Competition FinalsLove & War in Texas, PlanoOctober 21, 2010After 14 weeks of competition between 24 bands that cover the entire, vast realm of country music, the Shiner Rising Star contest ended last night at Plano's Love & War in Texas. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Dear Ines Sainz, Joe Avezzano Would Like to See You in the Locker Room. Tonight.

    ​Hey you. Over there. Yeah, you. The chick with the hair and the lips and the things and the big, bodacious, bountiful booty. What if you could get into an NFL locker room with your brains instead of your beauty? Interested? If so, no better place to start than Football 101 and no b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Whitt's End: 8.27.10

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *By no means am I an alarmist, but we need to see something positive from the Cowboys' first-team offense Saturday night in Houston. One long drive that ends in a touchdown. That's all. Give me that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    A View From The Judges Table At Week Three of The Shiner Rising Star Contest

    ​If week two of the first round for this year's Shiner Rising Star contest--hosted by KHYI 95.3 and Shiner Bock Beer--was solid, last night's, week three performances were a ten foot-thick slab of concrete and steel. In short: It was an outstanding display. Feel free to add to the list of North Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Ladies in the Locker Room. With Coach Joe?

    ​So Coach Joe lures all these women into the locker room and then ... Actually, no, it's not a scene-setter for the most bizarre porn on the planet, it's Football 101 for Ladies. And it's not a bad idea. Not bad at all. The premise is that Joe Avezzano and his three Super Bowl rings know ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009
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    May 15, 2009

    Fourth and Long: A Premiere With Purpose

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Coach Joe Swears Michael Irvin's SpikeTV Series Won't Be "Some Slapdick Operation"

    The kind folks at SpikeTV have passed along this sneak peek at Michael Irvin's Fourth and Long, his limited-run series featuring a bunch of washed-out Dallas Cowboys wanna-bes set to debut on The Dude Network next month. The series was shot earlier this year at the Cotton Bowl and features several n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Peter King on Terrell Owens's Release: Toldya. Also, Irvin Moves Into the Cotton Bowl!

    The Sports Illustrated scribe was among the first to predict that Jerry Jones would cut Terrell Owens, even as Jones hemmed and hawed in recent days about what he was going to do with the wide receiver. Why come? A gut feeling, he writes this morning, as Dallas Cowboys fans await official confirmati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Didn't Take Zach Thomas Long to Get His Fill of the Cowboys

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Zach Thomas. Unlike Brad Pitt in the movie, Zach didn't exactly grow younger as he got older. But boy did he grow sick and tired in a hurry. This is how it was supposed to work: After a successful, yet ultimately unfulfilling career in Miami, Zach Thomas retu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Whitt's End

     Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week - even the end of the year -  welcome to Whitt's End: *Hold your horses if you thought tonight's concert by Russ Martin and his band at Joe Avezzano's joint up in Frisco was going to A) turn into a bashfest of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    "Big Dick" Still, um, Expanding

    Back to my real job (sports) after some quick tinkering with my hobby (radio). As I heard on Monday, management at Live 105.3 105.3 The Fan has not only fired controversial/comment-creating (350? You shittin' me?) Russ Martin but also agreed to pay him through 2011 just to keep his ass off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Greg Williams Muzzled by ESPN Radio’s Hardball

    Ssh! Can you hear Greggo? Me neither. First off, congrats to ESPN Radio for being nominated for a 2008 Marconi Award. Last month in Austin it was honored by the National Association of Broadcasters as one of five finalists for Sports Station of the Year. (Curiously, The Ticket won the award last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2008

    Say It Ain’t So, Joe

    Is it time to call in the guru? 12 penalties. 4 fumbles. 2 special teams touchdowns. 1 missed field goal. Zero emotion. Did I mention the special teams? I don’t have enough hands with enough fingers to point out all the blame in Cardinals 30, Cowboys 24. So let me attack just the most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Stay Classy, Dallas

    If -- I said if -- you could read this, it would say Cowboys 41, Eagles 37. Promise. *Quarterback Tony Romo: "Straight country western. Good thing we were Clint Eastwood tonight. ... We were lucky enough in the end to come out on top. I had two poor plays obviously that you want back. But this g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    That ’70s Show

    Squint real hard and see the similarities. At long last, the ’70s are back. Women are again wearing Halston. Television viewers are glued to CBS’ hit Swingtown. Two movies founded on the old decade’s staples of Star Wars and ABBA – The Clone Wars and Mamma Mia – were among last week ... More >>

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    May 12, 2008
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    November 30, 2007
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    October 24, 2007

    Liquor in the Front Still Available at Suede Bar & Grill's Web Site

    Whoops -- looks like ol' Coach Joe let his domain name expire. Because, see, former Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Joe Avezzano is co-owner with his son Tony in Suede Bar & Grill on Lower Greenville Ave. Only, whatever you do, do not go to the formerly official Suede Bar Web site. Unless your em ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    July 19, 2007
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    August 14, 2006

    Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    We had our theories as to why Charlie Waters might have missed his radio broadcast as the Dallas Cowboys' on-air analyst, but it really was as simple as his contract gave him an out, so he took it. You would have too. If you turned on the TV Saturday night to see Drew Bledsoe, you instead got Tony ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006
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    June 2, 2006

    Avi'ng a Nice Day

    Avi Adelman is a happy man--wow, ya don't type that sentence very often. But this afternoon he found out Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle fired three officers and two sergeants accused of misconduct involving forms of retaliation, and one of them was Sgt. Ramon Gonzalez. He's the patrol sergeant Ade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2006

    Flagrant Fouls

    Who doesn't love it when Lower Greenville turn-that-noise-downer Avi Adelman gets into it with a club owner? But we feel kinda bad that his latest spat's with former Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Joe Avezzano, who told more stories than the Bible when he showed up to present some Dallas Observe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    Copping an Attitude

    Avi Adelman, Lower Greenville's party-pooper, shot us (and probably everybody else in town) an e-mail last night informing us (and you and you and you) that Dallas police Chief David Kunkle dismissed the ticket Adelman was given by a cop on Saturday night. Adelman got the ticket, oddly enough, when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2006

    Cops to Avi: You Piece of...

    Seems Lower Greenville watchdog Avi Adelman had a run-in with the cops over the weekend: According to the story he tells, Adelman dialed 911 Saturday night to complain about loud noise coming from a nearby bar, but he was the one who got a ticket. In an e-mail Adelman sent out this morning, he recou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2006

    Nothin' Feels Good as Suede

    I know what you're thinking. Is the TAKS test really that hard? Who the hell is Jimmy Hoffa? How did the refs not call a foul on San Antonio's Tony Parker for clearly grabbing a handful of Dirk Nowitzki's jersey on the potential series-winning tip at the buzzer? And, hmmm, whatever happened to Joe A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2006

    Ugh, My Head

    Even without having anything to drink, I barely remember what whizzed by last night. I think it was an awards show. Were awards given out? Nobody died, I hope? One of the Happy Bullets took a 4-foot dive from the podium after rushing the stage, I recall, but he seemed to be OK... Really, my first-ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2006
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    October 30, 2003

    All Net

    The Mavs gets Jazzed

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Me and My Beaver

    Plus: Where's Newy?

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2003

    Mill Around

    Dallas Blooms goes Dutch

  • News

    January 30, 2003


    Goodfella Joe Avezzano is no longer a made man with the Dallas Cowboys

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    Tuna Casserole

    My recipe for a tasty tenure as Cowboys coach

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Desperate Measures

    Welcome (again) to the Arena League, where Desperados are kind, giants are invisible and rock concerts turn into football games

  • Culture

    November 13, 1997


    Want to know what's going on at Valley Ranch? Ask an unnamed source.