Michael Irvin

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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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    April 19, 2011

    One Down, One To Go for Cowboys Receiver Dez Bryant

    ​Once upon a time Michael Irvin taught me a journalism lesson. Using a trash can for emphasis. It was back in 1997. The media had descended on Valley Ranch after Irvin's name surfaced in yet a another police report. This time, he and offensive lineman Erik Williams were accused of raping of a ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    5 Things That Have Actually Gone Right for Your Dallas Cowboys This Season

    ​The season is a disaster. When it's "Super Bowl or Bust" and at the halfway point you fire the head coach with a record of 1-7, "or Bust" wins. All is lost. But not all. When the Dallas Cowboys play the Colts in Indianapolis this Sunday they'll be playing for pride and respect and 2011 ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Whitt's End: 7.23.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *OK, OK,  I get it. So I write that Dez Bryant almost assuredly wouldn't be signed by Day 1 of Dallas Cowboys' training camp. "Barring an 11th-hour agreement ... " I think I penned. Never wish ... More >>

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    March 28, 2010

    Rangers Call Cowboys QB to the Mound: Staubach Finally Gets First Pitch Duties

    ​Speaking of Your Texas Rangers ...Just checked the e-mail this glorious baseball-season-y Sunday afternoon to find a missive from John Blake, exec veep of communications for the ball club, who sends word that Roger Staubach's throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Rangers' 1:05 p.m. home ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Clearly, Everything Gets a Logo These Days, Even Stuff About to Get Blowed Up

    ​Impossible to retrace the myriad steps that led me here this morning: to The Official Texas Stadium Implosion Web site, where you'll find a lengthy video shot inside the joint during Tuesday's media show-and-tell. I must say: This is a logo I can get behind: The artwork's playfully retro (like fe ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Whitt's End: 1.22.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Been meaning to get to this, but The Ticket is so dominant in Metroplex sports talk radio that at this point it's like digging up Barbaro for another kick to the ribs. In December 1310 AM The Tick ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    A (Football) Great Day at Woodrow. And, 250 Memorable Moments to Vote On Later.

    Photos by Patrick MichelsJoe Greene, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Roger Staubach -- but a handful of local football greats on the Woodrow stage this afternoon.​As promised, there they were this afternoon, seated on leather chairs perched upon the Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium stage: Roge ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Super Bowl XLV to Bring Quite the Collection of Gridiron Greats to Woodrow Next Week

    ​Tony Fay started working for the Dallas Mavericks in 1987 as the media relations intern; by the time he left in '99, he was director of communications -- which was no easy feat back then, given that was six months before Mark Cuban bought the then-struggling franchise just off a lockout season. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Shame on You ESPNDallas. Shame, I Say.

    ​If you're one of those who doesn't believe in the theory of "credit where credit is due", and who thinks principles like "ownership" and "theft" are antiquated ideals better left behind in a kinder, gentler, softer era, please stop reading. Now. If you have a tendency to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    It Ain't Hump Day ... It's Sick Day. Mother Effer.

    ​For a couple weeks I coughed and sneezed and hacked and blew and ... denied. Last night I gave up and went to the doctor. Sure enough: Swine Flu. AIDS. Walking Pneumonia. Sorry, but today I gotta make this - ahhhhhchooooo! - short and sweet: *Rick Carlisle gets mad and Erick Dampier gets wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    "He Can Hook You Up With a Nice Fur Coat."

    Patrick MichelsSooner than later, more photos from the Hard Rock Cafe official grand opening. Till then, cutline contest!​Last night the Old 97's officially welcomed Dallas's second attempt at a Hard Rock Cafe  to what I believe is called Victory Park. So too did a host of other dignitaries, ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Picture Show: Old 97's Christen the New Hard Rock Cafe at Victory Park

    Patrick Michels​Check out more photos from the night in our slideshow.The weirdest moment at last night's Hard Rock Cafe grand opening party? Take your pick, but I'll say it was right at the end, when it turned out the winner of the night's big raffle was with the band.After a night full of ridicu ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    The Top 10 Couples I'd Like to See on DWTS

    ​Granted, it would force me to actually watch the ridiculousy cheesy show, but I'd be willing to stomach Dancing With The Stars' sequins and sass and smarminess of Tom Bergeron if only I could orchestrate whom was boogieing down with whom. Following in the "Foxtrot" footsteps of Emmitt S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    What in the Wide World of Sports ...?

    ​There are probably a million more important things with which to begin the work week -- like, oh, a passel of Hicks Sports Group creditors asking the National Hockey League whether the beleaguered owner of the Texas Rangers has dough enough to keep the Dallas Stars -- but this breaking, um, news? ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Radio Daze: 7.22.09

    Let's see, what went down on the dial while I was ransacking the craps table at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas? *Weird story about Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Not that he's accused of sexual assault. That happens. The bizarre twist is that ESPN - your worldwide leader - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Cowboys On The Verge of Signing New Receiver

    Now that Tony Romo is done with his girlfriend, his golfing and his goofs, hopefully he can start concentrating on his gift: A new wide receiver. While I was out on vacation, the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback dumped Jessica Simpson, created a buzz with this extremely unfunny video and finish ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2009
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    June 1, 2009

    The Top 10 All-Time Dallas Cowboys

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Behold, Jonestown Coliseum!

    Patrick Michels The Cowboys unveiled their humongous new home in Arlington this week, with owner Jerry Jones delivering a keynote address about how the $1.15 billion stadium is a sign for struggling Americans that times will get better.Not sure how much of that stadium cost was invested in py ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Mayor Tom Leppert Takes a Summer Stroll on Arlington's Big Day

    Patrick MichelsMore scenes from yesterday's Cowboys Stadium ribbon-cutting, including this debonair turn by Mayor TomLeppert, who cruised the VIP section -- you know, around Arlington mayor Robert Cluck's front-row seat -- before moseying to the back of the crowd.Not sure if party guru Steve Kemble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    After the Draft: Projecting the Cowboys' 53-Man Roster

    Ugh.There's a minicamp at Valley Ranch this weekend, only three months before training camp in San Antonio and a mere 139 days until the Dallas Cowboys kick off their 2009 NFL season against the Buccaneers in Tampa. No better time to look into my crystal football and predict the team's o ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.17.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If I were I am a betting man, and I am plunking down $1 that 105.3 The Fan and the Dallas Cowboys officially announce their flagship radio station partnership next week. Trust me when I say the deal ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    September 4, 2008

    Six Pac

    The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Welcome to Training Camp. Er, Paradise

    Terence Newman has a groin injury. I have a really crappy camera. I’ve received lots of suggestions on what you guys wanna know about Cowboys’ camp – How’s Felix Jones look? Can Zach Thomas still play? What’s up with Jerry’s hat? – so the best way to attack this thing is by diving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Modano, Cuban and Irvin Gather For Charity Game That Looked Like Baseball

    Sam Merten Willa you sign these? Mike Modano and the missus in Frisco Saturday, during that celeb charity baseball thing. Temperatures hovering around 100 degrees and the slight chance of rain were likely causes for the lackluster attendance at Saturday night’s Reebok Heroes Celebrity Baseball Ga ... More >>

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    June 23, 2008

    Training With T.O.

    Terrell Owens' football camp runs July 9-10 at Duncanville High School. Only, if you go, kiddies, "Don't ask me about my shoes, my money, because that's not what it's all about," says the Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver in one of a handful of promos his peoples have posted to the YouTubes. Didn't say ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008
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    March 24, 2008
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    December 11, 2007
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    September 11, 2007

    Cuban to Launch UFC-Style Fighting Show

    Apparently, Cubes ain’t content just dancing with the stars. Tomorrow, our favorite billionaire will announce a new show on his cable network called HDNet Fights, which isn’t much different than the Friday Night Fights show the network has already been airing. The main difference is that instead ... 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 >>

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    February 19, 2007

    Honoring Our Heroes and Leaders

    The greatness of Mel Renfro will be at a McKinney Ave. lunch today highlighting the problems facing pro football's old-timers. Dead presidents? Hardly. On this most special of days, when we take time to remember and celebrate the men whose talents helped shaped our lives and whose posters help cover ... More >>

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    October 3, 2006

    Getting Our Philly

    Our old pal and colleague John Gonzalez, who abandoned the paper version of Unfair Park for Boston magazine, sends this missive about the doings in his hometown of Philadelphia, where, word has it, there is some kind of big football game to be played this weekend. John? "Eagles fans are frightenin ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Fast Track

    Former Cowboy's big dreams diverted to small schools

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Cowboy

    Keyshawn Johnson

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Count Your Blessings

    Forgive the playoff loss, for the 'Boys have come a long way

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Sports-Talk Show

    Pretty much all of 'em on KTCK-AM (1310), The Ticket

  • News

    March 14, 2002

    Bail Me

    In just a few years, David Wells has eaten a big slice of Dallas' bail-bond business. His secret? It depends on whom you ask.

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    January 3, 2002


    Buzz looks back on 2001 and proves once again that the boy just ain't normal

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    July 20, 2000

    He's baaaack

    Marty Griffin, onetime media pariah, readies for his return--this time, on radio

  • Culture

    September 24, 1998
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    January 30, 1997

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • News

    December 5, 1996

    The Hare, The Tortoise

    Channel 5's Marty Griggin and Channel 8's Robert Riggs race for ratings as their stations struggle for dominance of local television news

  • News

    November 14, 1996
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    October 17, 1996
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    June 13, 1996

    Power Houses

    A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers

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    February 15, 1996
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