Lamar Hunt

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    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Covering the Dallas Texans, Beautifully

    Billy Quinton, via UniWatchClick to embiggen​Good Friend of Unfair Park PeterK directs our rapt attention to yesterday's installment of Paul Lukas's UniWatch, which provides a rare glimpse into the inaugural 1960 season of Lamar Hunt's Dallas Texans. Long story short: Bob Halford, the Texans' PR m ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    August 12, 2010

    Once a Dallas Tornado, Kyle Rote Jr. Is Now, Officially, a Soccer Hall of Famer

    ​As you may recall, back in April we spoke at length with former Dallas Tornado Kyle Rote Jr. -- who, that very week, had been told he was going to be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. The actual ceremony, though, took place this week -- Tuesday, to be specific, three days after Emmi ... More >>

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    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    The Great Floyd Dakil, Who Taught Dallas to "Dance, Franny, Dance," Has Died at 63

    The great Floyd Dakil, at far left, died over the weekend.​David Dennard just sent some devastating news: Floyd Dakil is dead. Circumstances remain a little murky, but his bandmates in both Floyd Dakil and the Pitmen and the Floyd Dakil Combo confirm that the man behind the quintessential Dallas r ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    A Talk with Kyle Rote Jr.: Dallas Tornado, Hall of Famer, Soccer "Missionary"

    NASL Jerseys​Kyle Rote Jr. -- who, it was announced this week, is finally being inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame as a "veteran," no kidding -- did indeed call me back earlier this week. Said I'd have better luck trying him later -- meaning, oh, 'round 11 p.m. or midnight, he'd b ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    About Damned Time: Kyle Rote Jr.'s Now in the National Soccer Hall of Fame

    North American Soccer League Memories​Just left a message for Kyle Rote Jr. congratulating him on his pending induction into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame, which was announced quietly last week but is making the rounds today. Suffice it to say, he was my childhood hero -- a native son (of ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Barrett Wissman, Not Makin' St. Mark's Proud

    The New York Times reported this morning that Dallas-based hedge fund manager Barrett Wissman has pleaded guilty to securities fraud in New York, where he's cooperating with the New York State Attorney General and the Securities and Exchange Commission's investigations into corruption involving the ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    With Dallas Republicans in Pain, One Local Leader Believes He Has the Cure

    How County Chair Jonathan Neerman Plans to Ease the Dallas GOP's Woes

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    October 8, 2008

    SMU To Finally Retire "Dandy" Don Meredith's No. 17

    In real football news -- pretty sure SMU qualifies -- the Mustangs today announced that come October 18, Don Meredith would be accorded the same honor given the likes of Doak Walker, Eric Dickerson, Lamar Hunt, Raymond Berry and Forrest Gregg. During the SMU-Houston game, the university at which Dan ... More >>

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    January 23, 2008
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    September 11, 2007

    Dallas Sports Elite Swank It Up for Awards

    Just give us the highlights, Scott. There won’t be a red carpet per se, but if you want to ooooh and ahhhh at the most swank of Dallas sports dignitaries all dressed up with somewhere to go, Tuesday is the night and The Fairmont Hotel is the place. It’s the 42nd annual Dallas All Sports Associat ... More >>

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    March 20, 2007

    Mount Modano

    I didn't come here today to lament the transformation of my March Madness bracket into toilet paper, to publicly apologize to anyone I might have maimed with a well-intended string of beads during Saturday's St. Paddy's Parade or to rehash Monday night's 16-10 loss by the Dallas Observer co-ed softb ... More >>

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    March 8, 2007

    Cool Cotton

    If anything, now is the time to embrace the Cotton Bowl

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    March 8, 2007
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    December 14, 2006

    The Super Ball

    Lamar Hunt, right, and then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle created the Super Bowl thanks to a tiny "super ball." It was impossible not to like Lamar Hunt. At age 28 he took on the established National Football League with a new venture founded by a bunch of businessmen he self-mockingly called "The ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006

    The Legacy of Lamar

    The Bronco Bowl was one of many things Dallas wouldn't have had without Lamar Hunt. Now, both are gone. I am sure Richie will be along shortly to offer his thoughts on Lamar Hunt, who died last night of complications from prostate cancer at Presbyterian Hospital. Services will be Saturday at the Mor ... More >>

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    December 13, 2006

    Season's Sadness

    Dallas sports legends don't get much bigger than Dallas Texans owner and American Football League founder Lamar Hunt. Dallas sports icon Lamar Hunt is said to be in grave condition in a local hospital, his family desperately holding out for miracles at this point. In a year that's already seen us lo ... More >>

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    September 7, 2006

    Fit to be Tied

    Scott Murray apparently has one gig these days: hosting the DASA Awards Banquet. Will he, like, hit you with the highlights? Ties suck, unless you're Troy Dungan, Anna Kournikova's brother or a guy lucky enough to have tickets to next week's Dallas All Sports Association Awards Banquet. The 41st ann ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006

    The Fab Fifty

    Where would we be without these powerful peeps? In the fetal position, craving sports.

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    May 8, 2006
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    September 15, 2005
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    July 14, 2005

    The Year of El Gato

    FC Dallas' Mario Torres carries the hopes of Latino soccer fans. But is he the future--or just a cynical marketing ploy?

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    April 28, 2005

    Remember the Bass-amo

    Plus: Move Over, Kids

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    May 13, 2004

    Wingin' It

    Watch the birds' annual incredible journey

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    January 6, 2000

    Fallen star

    How greed, incompetence, and allegations of fraud sank Dallas' FoodStar Restaurant Group

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    February 19, 1998

    Not as dome as you think

    Dallas attorney Darrell Jordan wants to cover the Cotton Bowl--anyone got $150 million to spare?

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    October 9, 1997

    Net Loss

    After 13 years of survival and success, Dallas Sidekicks coach Gordon Jago leaves behind the team he kept alive

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    January 9, 1997

    "I'll Fight for You!"

    You want Brian Loncar on your side, all right. Ask anyone who's made the mistake of crossing him.

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    January 18, 1996

    It's the stock price, stupid!

    High-flying Danny Wettreich has shut down companies, destroyed jobs, and drawn the scrutiny of two federal agencies, But he says it's what the stock market thinks of him that counts.

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    November 30, 1995


    Bronco Bowl owners gallop toward New Year's opening date