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Leon Lett

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    How the Super Bowl Halftime Show is Exactly like the Andrews Sisters (Kind Of)

    Let me enter these facts into evidence: I enjoy the Super Bowl Halftime Show well enough, and I love the Andrews Sisters. One more: I think the 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show, featuring the indestructible Beyonce, is liable to be the strongest show in--well, since your favorite of the aging rock star ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Inspired by The Yu Dog, 25 More Dishes to Honor DFW Sports Stars

    The Yu Dog at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has created a food media circus. But he's not the only DFW sports icon worthy of his own dish at The Ballpark in Arlington, Jerryland and the AAC. Here are some others. 1. Tom Landry Enormous fedora filled with chili. Feather garnish optional. 2. Nolan ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Leon Lett Finally Apologizes for His Cowboys Blunders. Sorta. With a Snickers.

    ​Got this letter the other day, from "The Desk of Leon Lett": Even though I have three Super Bowl rings, made two Pro Bowl appearances and recorded 22 sacks during my 10-year NFL career, I'm only remembered for two mistakes. Including one monumental mistake I committed on an icy Thanksgivi ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    NFL Films, Snickers Get Leon Lett to Seek "Redemption" For '93 Thanksgiving Eff-Up

    ​No doubt you recall where you were at the exact moment Leon Lett cost the Dallas Cowboys a Thanksgiving Day victory over the Miami Dolphins in 1993. Me? I was icebound in Farmersville, cooped up with out-of-town family convinced it would be just fine to drive up to Collin County during a sleetsto ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Jets 27, Cowboys 24: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Tony Romo negated some great throws -- you'll never see a prettier pass than the 64-yarder to Jason Witten -- with some bone-headed plays. His interception to Darrelle Revis should've never been thrown and how was everyone except the quarterback ready for the snap with :08 ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.19.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:Talked to the family of Shannon Stone for next week's Observer column. Wait until you hear their other sad story involving a souvenir ball from a Rangers' game. Sorry, you have to wait.Not ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 7: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. For a couple of anxious minutes last Friday the Cowboys thought they'd signed Nnamdi Asomugha. Then on Monday for a curious second we thought they'd acquired Bears' receiver/returner Devin Hester. Huh is right. DallasCowboys.com sent out a text/Tweet yesterday announcing "Cowboys Si ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.22.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dear NFL owners, you're a slimy lot. Signed, Everyone. Basically on Thursday the owners ratified a proposal, not an agreement. They made a deal with themselves. Then -- with darting eyes th ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    February 1, 2011

    Rain or Shine or Sleet or Snow or Holy Hell ... It's Super Bowl Media Day!

    ​As I write this it's sleeting, raining, snowing and - what the what? - lighting-ing in Collin County. With any luck I'll be out at Super Bowl XLV Media Day later this morning. It's Media Day, of course, that's giving us such dramatic moments in the past such as Leon Lett suffering a pan ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Packers 21, Bears 14: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Awesome. In this microwaved society of information, I learned Bears' third-string quarterback Caleb Hanie -- thanks, Twitter -- was a former Forney Jackrabbit before Fox TV viewers. 9. Personally, I don't find Pam Oliver attractive. But when it's like 15 degrees outside and she's wearing ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    The Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving: My Top 10 All-Time Turkey Games

    ​It was 16 years ago today that a red-headed backup quarterback from Princeton authored one of the most amazing holiday scripts in Dallas Cowboys' history. Thanksgiving Day, 1994. With Troy Aikman and Rodney Peete out with injuries, Dallas' third-stringer stepped in and promptly fell behind t ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Texas Rangers Fans: Let's Go Yankees! Clap ... Clap ... ClapClapClap!!

    ​I've seen Mavericks' forward Popeye Jones inadvertently tip a jump ball into his own basket, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers two points. I've seen Cowboys' defensive lineman Leon Lett inexplicably attempt to recover a blocked field goal on an icy Thanksgiving field at Texas Stadium, handing t ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Numbers With Friends: The All-Time Cowboys' Fantasy Roster

    ​I grew up with Drew Pearson, covered Michael Irvin and have the highest hopes for Dez Bryant. But should the Cowboys' rookie receiver from Oklahoma State be allowed to wear the sacred No. 88? The Cowboys revere uniform numbers, but they don't retire them. Should they? You don't see No. 8 or ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys Legends and Winspear Save Glory Days Taping From Disaster

    Photos by Sam Merten​An eclectic mix of folks packed the Bill and Margot Winspear Opera House last night as a jaw-dropping group of former Dallas Cowboys players reminisced during the taping of Glory Days, a television pilot scheduled to debut January 30 on KTVT-Channel 11 prior to finding a n ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Whitt's End: 12.11.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You heard it here first back in October as a sorta be-on-the-lookout rumor. Now it's more solid, as in, Michael Irvin's days on 103.3 FM ESPN are numbered. Radio industry sources keep telling me h ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day Games

    ​The turkey. The dressing. The relatives and the heartburn, neither of which will leave. The red kettle. The grandiose halftime show, this year featuring Daughtry. The - usually anyway - Cowboys' victory. Ah, Thanksgiving. The elements are similar, but tomorrow will be the first Thanksgi ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Dallas' Fantasy Roster

    No. 12 in your football program ... No. 12 on our fantasy roster.​When I say No. 22, who comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the Dallas Cowboys' all-time best runner? Or their all-time best rusher? Or perhaps instead the second-leading all-time scorer in the history of the Dallas Mav ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    The French Disconnection

    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 >>

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    June 2, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Horrible Ideas Edition

    Was just over on Unfair Park reading Schutze's take on the latest missle fired into the hull of the Trinity River Toll Road Waste Of Time Project. From the city that gave us the CueCat, plastic dividers on HOV lanes and P.C. Cobb Stadium downgraded into an InfoMart, this might be our dumbe ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Life After Football: Good for Leon Lett

    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 >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    November 26, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Cowboys' Thanksgiving Games

       I could get my premature Scrooge on and predict that Pacman Jones showing up at last night's Mavericks-Pacers game is a precursor to him - surprise! - eschewing voluntary house arrest to ultimately find more trouble.   But I won't do that. Not today. On Thanksgiving eve let's ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    September 18, 2008

    The Great Digit Debate

    Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?

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    August 23, 2008
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    May 29, 2008

    Cowboys Must Protect 'Marion the Barbarian'

    The team invested in its ruffian running back and must now find a way to protect him

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    May 22, 2008
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    November 30, 2007
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    April 27, 2006

    Mocking the Draft

    Don't look now, but it's sports' biggest waste of time

  • Culture

    November 16, 2000

    Sliding Downhill

    Forget Cincy--our experts say the Boys will get a lot worse before they get better

  • Culture

    July 23, 1998

    Lord, help him

    In Chan Gailey, Jerry Jones has God, the shotgun, and, maybe, a little Tom Landry

  • News

    September 25, 1997

    One angry man

    After a long history of public drunkenness and allegations of slashing two men's throats, it is time to examine the troubled practice of Dr. John Hargett

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    August 21, 1997

    Payback Time

    How two hacked-off Cowboys scored on Channel 5 and Marty Griffin

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    June 19, 1997

    Big man, big mouth

    Nate Newton holds forth on race, whores, and getting along with reporters

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    January 30, 1997
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    November 28, 1996
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    August 15, 1996

    Daddy dearest

    As Michael Irvin tries to scrub his image, it just gets weirder and weirder

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    January 18, 1996

    Evil's triumph at Texas Stadium

    Blesses are the Cheeseheads - even if they didn't make it to the Super Bowl

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