Michael Vick

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    November 12, 2012

    Cowboys 38, Eagles 23: Dallas Players Not Named Romo Seal A Sweet Victory

    Through nearly three quarters, it seemed as though this would be the final blow to a season barely halfway over. Michael Vick was knocked out of the game in the second quarter, unable to return for postgame autographs. Rookie Nick Foles then took the helm and put the Eagles in position to slam the ... 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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    June 27, 2011

    Dwaine Caraway Bids Goodbye to the Mayor's Seat. Don't Expect a Return Visit.

    ​This was Dwaine Caraway's last day as temporary unelected mayor of Dallas. He is now the former temporary mayor or FTM. But he thinks he's prime material for full-time elected mayor at some point in the future. That's not true. The reason why it is not true may not be what everybody thinks. ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    You Want a Key to the City? Here You Go.

    ​Remember when Dwaine Caraway gave Michael Vick a key to the city of Dallas and everyone got outraged and then-Mayor Tom Leppert had the city clamp down on who had access to the prize closet and Caraway said but look, man, I did it for the children? Yeah. Good times. Only, see, it's not hard to ge ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Dwaine Caraway's Last, Lousy Act as Fake Mayor

    During last Thursday's NBA championship parade for the Mavericks, Fake Mayor Dwaine Caraway -- remember, he's only interim Mayor because Tom Leppert up and quit -- rode in a red convertible and waved to his unadoring crowd. Yep, the guy who gave the key to the city to Michael Vick now wanted to sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Good Dogs > Bad Humans. One Dallas City Official Finally Gets It Right.

    Justice.​Michael Vick took steps toward rehabbing his image last season. No thanks to the Eagles quarterback, one of his former bait dogs is doing much better as well. You remember Mel, right? I first told you his story almost a year ago. It was later picked up by the Lo ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Vick = Cover of Madden 2012? Today at 3, Video Games Go to the Dogs.

    ​Now that the ridiculous birthers have their precious document, what to do with their time-wasting energy? Maybe aim their misguided anger at the video gaming industry, because at 3 this afternoon I suspect Michael Vick will be unveiled as the cover boy on one of America's most popular ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.15.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If the Mavericks lose in the first round to the Trail Blazers, Rick Carlisle should be fired. The window propped open by 33-year-old Dirk Nowitzki is closing, and 50-something wins without a ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    March Madness, NFL Style: DeMarcus Ware a Madden Cover Boy?

    ​While in the midst of a lockout, the NFL owners and players these days can't even agree on what they disagree on. What to do for a football junkie? I know, let's have a March Madness-style tournament, the winner of which gets as his prize: The cover of the Madden 2012 video game. Wait, what? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Cabs, Keys and Taking a Bite Out of Dog Parks: Highlights From Council's Morning Session

    Shortly before recess, the council and mayor sang Dave Neumann "Happy Birthday." Adorable.​Council's already in recess -- till 1:30, said the mayor, citing a brief afternoon agenda. But the morning began with a bit of a bite -- bark too.First up, a man repping the striking cabbies said the strike' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Now That the Super Bowl is Over, Let's Disqus. Olive Branch?

    ​Let me get this outta the way once and for all: I'm short(ish). Bald(ing). And, since I don't adopt  you guys' system of surrendering to middle age but rather I try to combat it, I'm also douche(y). Yes, I work for a free newspaper and my radio station is No. 3 in the sports-talk rating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Big Dick, Michael Vick And, As It Turns Out, Anybody Can Get a Key to the City of Dallas

    All Richard Hunter wanted to do was show Michael Vick his dog Mel. That did not go as planned.​Several Friends of Unfair Park have sent along the video that follows, in which two things of note transpire. First: Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway -- who'd take the reins should Mayor Tom step down before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Leppert Wants Control Over Keys to City

    ​Sure, they're only ceremonial -- not like they're getting someone into Dallas City Hall or Mac's or the downtown Neimans after hours. But Mayor Tom Leppert's taken note of his pro tem's gift to Michael Vick over the weekend and just sent this statement about how he wants this honor to be doled ou ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    In Case You're Thinking About Going to the NFL Experience at the Convention Center ...

    Photos by Sam MertenI just saved you $25. You're welcome.​I'm not exactly sure what I expected when I chose to join other media folks this afternoon at the Dallas Convention Center for a tour of the NFL Experience, but let's just say I felt cheated even though I hadn't spent a dime. Promoted a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Look Who's NOT Coming to Dallas for Super Bowl XLV

    After a wildly entertaining weekend of the NFL playoffs, the following will not be playing in Arlington on February 6: *Michael Vick *Peyton Manning *Who Dat?! *The Dallas-born Kansas City Chiefs Despite intriguing story lines being buried, that was some damn skippy football. Three wins by ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Ten Items Worth a Look-See: Mavs, Stars, Cowboys, Rangers and Fox News Pundit Says Michael Vick "Should Have Been Executed"

    The fans gave him a break, and even President Obama applauded Vick's return to the NFL. Tucker Carlson of Fox News? Not so much.​10. Mark Teixeira says teammate Andy Pettitte's "probably leaning toward retirement," which is good news for the Texas Rangers and everyone else aiming to win the AL pen ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.17.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Tony Romo took girlfriend Candice Crawford to the top of Reunion Tower last night to celebrate her 24th birthday. And then, yep, he popped the question. Very cliched and Dallasy of him, but cool. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Welcome to the National Finesse League

    At the risk of sounding 103 years old, I need to ask a question: What has happened to football? On 105.3 The Fan I co-host the weekly radio shows of Dallas Cowboys' defensive players Jay Ratliff (Mondays 6 p.m.) and DeMarcus Ware (Wednesdays 2:15). Each week they bemoan not being able to, well, hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

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

    ​10. DeSean Jackson is fun to watch, and so easy to hate. After his 91-yard catch-and-run touchdown he stopped at the 1 and slowly fell backward into the end zone. Where's George Teague when you need him? 9. At 4-9 the Cowboys are officially losers (for the first time since '04) and  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Jerry Jones and the "Season From Hell"

    In case you missed it, here's the entirety of last night's 60 Minutes segment about the Dallas Cowboys' owner and general manager. The takeaway: Jerry Jones thinks he's "smarter" now as GM than he was when he bought the team. Oh, really? Really. On the other side, a bonus "overtime" piece in which J ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.10.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *In the ALCS, the Rangers beat the Yankees in six games. In the pursuit of Cliff Lee, looks like the Yankees will beat the Rangers in seven years. *I've been rough on the Rangers, who at one point ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Next Tuesday Josh Hamilton wins AL MVP. Right? *The good news: Greggo's "pus pockets" are gone. The bad: He's been told not to talk for 10 days. Ten! Means a couple things. 1. Summon RoboGreggo fr ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Whitt's End: 7.2.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Like you, I'm beyond frustration at the Texas Rangers' financial state. Chuck Greenberg, as I wrote in April, is the best man for the job. And I still believe he and Nolan Ryan will wind up ownin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    This Just In: People That Aren't Us Hate Jerry Jones

    ​Is it because he's so powerful? So rich? So over-the-top passionate? Or is it because he's won three Super Bowls? Built an unprecedented stadium that is gobbling up sports? Or kept his team popular, relevant and "successful" despite only one playoff win in 13 years? Whatever the reason, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Ballers and Shotcallers Photo Roundup: Terrell Owens at Aloft, NFL and NBA Clash at Union Station and Carmen Electra Joins Holly Madison at AMPM

    Caity ColvardThe scene at Aloft Friday night.​Last weekend's all-star party lineup was obviously a see-and-be-seen kind of deal. But now that it's all over, you get to sit at your computer and just look at everyone else.It's all thanks to our team of photographers who waited around along the freez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    To Get Into All Those All-Star Game Parties, It'll Cost You a Thou. That's Ludacris!

    ​Here's the most up-to-date list of NBA All-Star Weekend parties I've seen to date -- though there are some notable no-shows, among them John Singleton's "Black Hollywood Red Carpet" throwdown with Vivica A. Fox at the Fashion Industry Gallery on February 14. That's because that particular event i ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    December 29, 2009

    Tuesday's Unverified Fact About Philadelphia

    Weight Watchers​The 'Boys host the silverwings on Sunday afternoon. Another "fact" about the the Main Sewer Line and its team...Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb insists his gazpacho be served piping hot.**Source: From the script of Rocky: The Final Years, where an aging boxer leaves the ring but ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2009
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    November 9, 2009

    Wowboys 20, Beagles 16: My Top 10 Observations

    Even Philly fans liked Dallas last night.​10. Lots of heroes Sunday night in Philly, but the biggest - smallest - play was made by rookie linebacker Victor Butler. With the Eagles down 7 and facing third-and-10 from Dallas' 33, Donovan McNabb scrambled right into what seemed to be an open f ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Tuesday's Unverified Fact About Philadelphia

    ​The 'Boys venture into this dying shipyard town on Sunday night. To help us all to know Lecherous Ben Franklin's city a little better...Eagles reserve quarterback Michael Vick once owned an authentic Chinese restaurant in Atlanta. It closed when he decided to take a break from football.**Source: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Whitt's End: 9.11.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *As for August's PPM radio ratings - surprise! - 1310 AM The Ticket continues to dominate. Among men 25-54, The Ticket remains No. 1 in the market leading every hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.28.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Okay, let me snap off this Olive branch and extend it to the Christians this week. Peace? *Props to 103.3 FM ESPN Radio's Randy Galloway for landing the first in-depth interview with Texas Rangers ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    The Continuing Saga of Jerry Jones' Well-Hung TVs

    ​I headed out to Arlington this morning for a detailed tour of Cowboys Stadium, the guts of which I'll pour into a Dallas Observer cover story on Sept. 10. While I'm there, obviously, I'll get some answers and insights into the video boards. I heard owner Jerry Jones on 105.3 The Fan yesterda ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys' Training Camp: Success Over Circus

    ​No Terrell Owens. No Pacman Jones. No Michael Vick or Brett Favre or Michael Crabtree. No drama. To which I say ... Yes! Last summer the Dallas Cowboys broke camp fat 'n happy and consumed with personal agendas. After a successful training camp at San Antonio's Alamodome in which the fo ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 1

    Playmaker and his pupil.​Pass along your questions or suggestions of who/what you'd like a report on and I'll watch it at tomorrow's practices. Thursday is the first day of two-a-days. Who knows, we might even see pads. 10. So much for the new-and-improved-and-tougher Wade Phillips. The Cow ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.22.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You'll have to savor this offering like a cow with its cud, because this morning I'm headed out to the Byron Nelson to chug margaritas and chase girls in The Pavilion watch golf and conduct research ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009
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    April 15, 2009

    As Long As You're Asking, Laugh-In's Ruth Buzzi Is Also Concerned About Jenny

    We already mentioned that Jenny the Elephant's got a few new friends trying to spring her from the Dallas Zoo, including the great Emmylou Harris, the irascible Kinky Friedman and Laugh-In star Ruth Buzzi. Buzzi, who lives just west of Fort Worth, joined Concerned Citizens for Jenny founder Margaret ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009
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    January 2, 2009

    Whitt's End

    *In 2009, I'm going to change. Totally change. I'm going to develop an appreciation for sour cream, reality shows and Brett Favre. I will start tipping 20% to every waitperson because, after all, that's what I'm supposed to do. I will be understanding of white pickup trucks that tailgate me and ... More >>

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    April 24, 2008

    Sports Notes Almost as Long as An 11-Run Sixth Inning

    You did know FC Dallas was undefeated, no? Well, then, there ya go. Brought to you by the good folks who sometimes give you Monday Morning Meanderings: As noted this a.m., The Cowboys finally acquired Adam “Pacman” Jones for a fourth-round draft choice. Bitch and moan all you want about the ero ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008

    They're Greyt!

    Eating and bidding is for the dogs

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    January 17, 2008
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    January 10, 2008

    Rescuing Michael Vick's Dog House

    Michael Vick's home, which a local man would like to turn into an animal shelter A Friend of Unfair Park sends us this fascinating local tie-in to the Michael Vick saga: Frisco's Michael Morford, who has extensive nonprofit experience, is heading up an organization that's trying to buy the (former?) ... More >>

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    September 6, 2007
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    August 30, 2007

    Wat Up, Dawg?

    Michael Vick derails his career, divides the races and, hopefully, opens our eyes

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    August 27, 2007

    Dog Eat Dawg

    I’ll have much more in this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, but in the wake of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's officially pleading guilty to dogfighting charges this morning in Richmond, Virgina, I thought I’d pass along this interesting nugget: Chihuahuas are meaner than pit b ... More >>

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    July 27, 2007

    What Up, Dawg?

    The sight of Nate Newton, all 340 pounds of him, trying to hide behind a tree would have been funny. If he hadn’t been trying to avoid being spotted and arrested by police. At an illegal dog fight. As Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick prepares for the first of what should be many days in c ... More >>

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    July 27, 2007

    Arlington-Based Donruss Trading Card Co. Sacks Michael Vick

    One day after Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick pleaded not guilty to federal dogfighting charges, he gets the bad news: Nike's dumping him, and Reebok's decided not to sell his No. 7 jersey. And closer to home, Arlington-based Donruss Trading Card Company is yanking Vick's cards from its 200 ... More >>

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