Mike Leach

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    March 28, 2012

    Craig James "Interviewed" by His Daughter About Texas Tech, And It's Everything We Hoped

    Wait. This is awesome. We just stumbled across Craig James' new U.S. Senate campaign ad. His campaign manager, who also moonlights as his daughter, is interviewing him, asking if people in West Texas will hate him for his role in the Texas Tech football fiasco that led to head coach Mike Leach's fi ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Mayor Mike Rawlings Gives Dallas ISD Board, Central Staffers a Lesson In Marketing 101

    Rmember when DISD considered replacing its logo? It might come up again.​Edwin Flores said it a couple of weeks back: The Dallas Independent School District has a communications problem. Which is one way of putting it -- the nice way of putting it. And so, following months' worth of dust-ups and s ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Craig James (Sort Of) Addresses That "Google Bomb" About Those "Five Dead Hookers"

    ​Mention the words "Craig James," and chances are at some point your comments section will fill up with something like, oh, I dunno, something like this: "I've heard CRAIG JAMES HAS NEVER DENIED THAT HE KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE HE WAS AT SMU." Which the SMU Mustang never seemed to mind when he was ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.15.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Derek Holland looked unusually sharp from the first pitch last night. Seattle's woeful offensively. I had a feeling, so I Tweetcalled for a no-hitter in the bottom of the 1st. Holland took ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Tonight, Tonight: Thrift Store Cowboys at Lochrann's, Trey Johnson at The Kessler, Haiti Benefit Concert at The Lyceum and Empress Hotel at Lola's

    Pretty busy musical Thursday evening we have here, highlighted by three shows at venues that all begin with the letter "L." What are the odds?

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    September 23, 2010

    5 (Not So) Easy Steps to the Cowboys Beating the Texans

    ​While we ignore crapola like this from north of the big border bloggers - Jimmy Johnson to return to coach the Cowboys? Really?! - let's construct a blueprint toward something much more realistic: Making the Dallas Cowboys a better football team. We know they are talented. But in their ... 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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    January 5, 2010

    Schutze Puts on Leather Football Helmet

    Adam James​Speaking of Craig James, here goes a big mistake. I'm going to invade Richie's territory and offer an opinion on a sports story. I was actually prohibited from writing about sports once when I was a daily newspaper reporter because of my appalling lack of knowledge. Maybe I'm about to g ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Mike Leach = Fired?! Arrrrrrrrrgh!

    ​Texas Tech fires head football coach Mike Leach. Two words: Holy. Shit. A saddening, maddening day for Red Raider Nation. My take: It took two to tango, and both Leach and the James family are at fault. Both Texas Tech and Leach will ultimately regret letting this spark burn out of ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.20.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *At the risk of ruffling more Ticket feathers, the station treated one of its first-time, long-timers like shit rudely during its recent gaggle of 15th anniversary celebrations. The way I remember it, Mark ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Texas Tech v. Ole Miss. One Last Cotton Pickin' Time

    So, you jazzed about the old Cotton Bowl's final matchup? The Only Team To Beat Florida vs. The Only Team To Beat Texas. Maybe it's just me, but I'm intrigued by Mississippi vs. Texas Tech.

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    November 27, 2008
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    November 21, 2008

    Video of the Week: Greatest. Weatherman. Ever.

    Seriously, how can you not love Texas Tech coach Mike Leach? His favorite weather: “When it rains mud.” His half-ass name for the live radar: “The beam.” His favorite creed: “You’re going to be dead in 100 years anyway. Live dangerously.” Still hope he somehow winds up in ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008
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    November 6, 2008

    The Top 10 Sports Figures I'd Choose to Spend My Last Hour With

    No. 1 in my heart. No. 1 on my list. So, have you used up that extra hour yet? You know, the one we got last Sunday via the end of Daylight Savings Time. Fall back, remember? I could lie and say I spent the extraordinary 60 minutes when 2 a.m. became 1 a.m. volunteering at a nursing home, ad ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008

    My Round of Golf with Dorf's Taller, Wackier Brother

    Swear, I couldn't make this up if I tried. Lessee, "World Series game ends in a tie"? Boring. "Brad Johnson sucks"? Yawn. "Texas Tech’s Mike Leach is the greatest offensive coaching mind ever"? Heard it. Perhaps I can interest you in "Dorky sports blogger experiences the most bizarre round ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008

    Duck For Cover

    Sure they'll score tons of points, but are you convinced? The Cowboys are having a mini-camp. Terrell Owens is making headlines. And, a sure sign that football season has indeed arrived in the middle of the June, this morning I got my grubby little hands on Dave Campbell’s 2008 Texas Football. ... More >>

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    September 4, 2007
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    October 3, 2006

    The Cotton Bowl Ain't No Kyle Field

    Even a good Longhorns fan has to acknowledge that Kyle Field's one of the greatest college football venues ever. The Cotton Bowl, not so much. For a year now, Mayor Laura's been banging the same drum: If, which is to say when, the annual Texas-Oklahoma game finally leaves Dallas and moves back to Au ... More >>

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    January 5, 2006

    Air Apparent?

    After three years of Tuna, it's time for a Leach