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 >>
Billy Quinton, via UniWatchClick to embiggenGood 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
NASL JerseysKyle 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 >>
North American Soccer League MemoriesJust 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 >>
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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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
If anything, now is the time to embrace the Cotton Bowl
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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