Monday Night Football

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    The Best Day at the State Fair of Texas is Grambling vs. Prairie View

    Editor's Note: Our nightlife columnist, Deb Doing Dallas, wrote about this year's State Fair Classic, a longstanding Fair tradition at least as much about the pageantry and the marching bands in particular as it is about the actual football game played between Louisana's Grambling State University a ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    The Thyme Bomb, and Other Drinks Worth Sitting for at the People's Last Stand

    Bartender Omar, as pictured on the People's Last Stand Facebook page.​Editor's note: Whitney Filloon, a trained pastry chef, is also a trained drinker. She'll occasionally write for City of Ate about cocktails and general booziness. "Tastes like pickles." My shaven-head drinking companion wr ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    The Five Best Foods at Last Night's Cowboys Game

    ​The commercial breaks during Monday Night Football are an utter beat-down. That's my game analysis. Now for the food. Following are five highlights from tailgating and inside Jerry's world: ​1. Hans Yoo of Plano made the above from-scratch paella on a sidewalk, with everything he needed in on ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.23.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Doomsday scenario for Monday Night Football: Quarterback Jon Kitna. Running back DeMarco Murray. Receivers Kevin Ogletree, Jesse Holley and Dwayne Harris. Center Kevin Kowalski. Left guard ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2011
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    September 19, 2011

    Tony Romo's Top 5 Performances

    ​Jerry Jones said he was "outstanding" despite last week's loss to the Jets. Sunday afternoon in San Francisco the owner almost shed a tear in talking about the quarterback's gutsy performance in a 27-24 overtime victory over the 49ers. It's already been a controversial, mesmerizing, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Of Baseball's Litany of Dumb Rules, the Wet Dream Tops the List. Right Mitch Moreland?

    ​Going to Frisco tonight for the debut of Cuban defector/Texas Rangers' stud prospect Leonys Martin. Or am I? Maybe I'll go and sit in traffic and have a hot dog and two cold ones and Martin will dazzle with a two hits and a stolen base and ... then it will rain and I'll drive home like i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Turn Out the Lights: Don Meredith Dies

    Very sad news. One of my first/favorite memories as a snotty-nosed little kid was sitting atop Dad's shoulders at the Cotton Bowl, watching Bob Hayes race under beautiful bombs from a Dallas Cowboys' quarterback named Don Meredith. Meredith, by way of Mount Vernon and SMU, was a two-time Pro ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2010
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    October 25, 2010

    Cowboys v. Giants: Win Tonight. Or Else.

    ​October victories: Texas Rangers 8, Dallas Cowboys 0. This is better be the week the Cowboys stop making mistakes and start salvaging their 2010 season. In going 1-4 they have committed 62 penalties and forced only four takeaways. (Giants' defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora has forced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    You Are Now Free to Believe in Doug

    ​Watched some Packers-Bears on Monday Night Football last night and it hit me how good Cowboys' left tackle Doug Free has been this season. How's that you ask? Bears' defensive lineman Julius Peppers was all over the field in Chicago's 20-17 win. (By the way, when their opponents have the bal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Should Deion Sanders Go Into the Hall of Fame as a Cowboy?

    ​Deion Sanders played for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. Why, then, does it feel like it's a no-brainer that he goes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a Dallas Cowboy? He's - perhaps reluctantly - ours, right? Former Cowboys Bill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Cowboys-Redskins: The Top 10 Games

    ​Ain't what it used to be.   To me the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants rank ahead of the Washington Redskins as the Dallas Cowboys' most fierce rival these days. While the Cowboys have played the Eagles and Giants in playoffs games the last couple years, I don't recall the last t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Fish City Grill vs Kenny's Wood Fired Grill: Nachos Knockdown

    Alex Flores​You all know the story of nachos, how they were a novelty item until the folks at Arlington Stadium decided to pour orangish goop over chips. Then Howard Cosell raved about them on Monday Night Football and the rest was history.At least that's how we heard the tale.In this week's toque ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    One Year Later: The Cowboys Overpaid for Roy Williams. Duh.

    ​Seems strange timing to bemoan the Dallas Cowboys' receiving corps in the wake of Miles Austin's record-setting day, but let's face it - the trade for Roy Williams a year ago has been a gigantic flop. My first reaction to news that the Cowboys had acquired Williams and a 7th-r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    The Ugliest Cowboys' Win in the History of Ever?

    ​Last year's 13-9 win over Tampa Bay was ugly. I seemed to remember a 10-6 yawner over Buffalo in 2003. And, of course, there was the 9-7 classic over the Redskins on Monday Night Football in 2001 when both teams entered 0-4. I'm sure there are others, but yesterday's Cowboys 26, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Pluckers

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Pluckers 5500 Greenville Ave.(214) 363-9464 Promised Delivery Time: 60-75 minutes Actual Delivery Time: 80 minutes Scoring Summary: Entire order arriving with appropr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Sorry Rangers Fans, You Don't Deserve the Playoffs

    ​I raised the white flag a while back. Apparently you guys finally gave up, um, last night. With the Texas Rangers in the middle of a pennant race for only the fourth time in their 37-year history and Cy Young candidate Scott Feldman pitching against a very beatable opponent, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    ESPN, U2 Want a Piece of Jonestown

    The National Football League will release the '09-'10 schedule next month -- at which point, just maybe, Jerry Jones's Enormodome will officially announce that it's making its national prime-time bow on Monday Night Football, enh. Sports Business Journal reports that ESPN execs toured Jonestown a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Cowboys-Redskins Games

    Again, with feeling. Ol’ antagonist George Allen used to try to rile us up by declaring the days before a Cowboys-Redskins game “Dallas Week.” Back then it barely raised an eyebrow, much less the blood pressure, as Dallas routinely had loftier goals than simply dispatching of a finger-lick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008
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    October 27, 2008

    This Just In: The Readers Retort

    Shame on me. How oh how will I ever make it up to her? Look, I make my fair share of mistakes. Some of my (severely broke and suddenly former) friends would say more than my fair share. Point is, I don’t need the U.S. House Oversight Committee to let me know when I’ve, in fact, overlooke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    The Top (Bottom?) 10 Most Embarrassing Losses in Cowboys’ History

    How low can you go? Bad. But just how bad? The St. Louis Rams, who entered with four offensive touchdowns in their first five games, scored three in Sunday's first quarter. The Cowboys, who entered with Super Bowl aspirations, produced botched snaps, missed field goals, eight penalties, four tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    And Awaaaay We Go

    You are looking live! At a mostly empty Texas Stadium! Check. Check. Testing. Sportatorium live blogging to commence in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Parking lots: Packed. Stadium: Sparse. Field: Honestly, it's uglier than ever. Old, dilapidated Texas Stadium will soon be a hole in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Be Seated

    Great for any media room. Or, for that matter, any room. Can’t help but be nostalgic as you walk around this ol’ joint before its final Monday Night Football game. My family had season tickets on the 8-yard line back when it opened in ’71. But, alas, we’re upon a changing of the guar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    The Inflatable Helmet Is Being Inflated

    *Which means, of course, player introductions are here. It's 76 degrees and gorgeous. The last season opener and the 28th and final Monday Night Football game in Texas Stadium history is upon us. And to think, I vividly remember when the pre-game entertainment consisted of nothing more than the stad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Are You Ready For Some (Monday Night) Football?

    Cowboys. Eagles. Monday Night Football. September. All that'll be missing is these guys. Remember September? I do. Especially when the Dallas Cowboys played on Monday Night Football. I know, it’s not the same these days on ESPN as it was in the glory days back on ABC, but it’s still more ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008

    Angry Dennis

    Miller spits all over Bass Hall

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    Cowboys Camp: Thursday Wrap-Up

    Prepared to be dazzled. Or disgusted. Depends on your perspective, I guess. Pacman Jones is full of … tricks. On Monday the dude caught six punts, storing each ball in a different part of his torso, without ever dropping one. Tuesday he was fielding kickoffs with one hand. And yesterday h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008

    To Be Frank

    Caliendo does everyone at the Majestic

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007
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    October 10, 2007
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    September 11, 2007

    Kid Rock's Gonna Screw Up My Cowboys-Bills Game

    This is why I will be watching the October 8 Dallas Cowboys-Buffalo Bills game with the TV sound turned down and the radio broadcast cranked up. ESPN and some record labels are hopping into bed together to pimp their product -- specifically, Monday Night Football and such acts as the Foo Fighters, K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2007

    The Road to the, um, Super Bowl?

    Remember when you could count on lazy Sunday afternoons watching the Dallas Cowboys from Labor Day until, oh, New Year's? Gone. With the release of the NFL schedule today, the Cowboys will play a franchise-record seven games on national TV, but only nine of their 16 games take place on Sunday aftern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    Cowboys Win Again

    This morning, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones told KTCK-AM (1310) morning-show hosts Craig Miller and George Dunham that there are only so many things he can do with failed place kicker Mike Vanderjagt. "I don't think it impacts him to stare at him real hard, do you? That hasn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2006
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    September 26, 2006

    Are You Ready for Some Soup?

    I seem to recall that a few years ago, we wrote something unflattering about Chris Burney, who's second from right. Wonder what that was... Did you know Chris Burney, guitarist for Bowling for Soup, is in the new intro to Monday Night Football? (This assumes, of course, you know who Bowling for Soup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2006
  • Dining

    December 1, 2005

    Nicked Name

    Hall of Fame is Hall of Same Ol' Mediocre Barbecue

  • Dining

    September 22, 2005

    Fresh Fruit

    Boustani imports Moroccan flavors

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2004

    Ball Games

    Poker and Monday Night Football go hand in hand at Firewater

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2003
  • Music

    October 5, 2000

    The Falcon Project

    Lights Karma Action (Idol Records)

  • Film

    August 17, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

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