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NFC South

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    September 29, 2014

    Deja Vu All Over Again: The Cowboys Are Back!

    Unfair Park certainly hopes it isn't a mirage, that the Titans, Rams and Saints aren't just bad. We really want to believe that the Cowboys victories the last three weeks are a sign of positive things to come. But we've been down this road before. We've had our expectations soar, only to come crash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    NFC/AFC Championships 2013: Predictions Based on The Football Albums

    This weekend, the NFC and AFC Championship rounds will pit such heavyweights as the Baltimore Ravens against the Peyton Mannings, The Green Bay Packers against the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Blinding Highlights against the Atlanta Falcons and a game I won't mention for obvious reasons. We're h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Your Dallas Cowboys Are Now Hawking Half-Price Luxury Suites on LivingSocial

    The Cowboys' victory over the Eagles yesterday means the team, even at 4-5, still has a realistic shot at the playoffs. That's the good news. The bad news is that this was only one game against a terrible team, which does little to dispel the notion that the Cowboys are just as bad as they've seemed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Falcons 19, Cowboys 13: Dallas Invents New Way to Lose, Should Definitely File for Patent

    It was the result everyone was expecting: Cowboys go on the road against an undefeated, incredibly disciplined team and get beat, exchanging a shovel for a backhoe as they try to quickly dig the grave for the 2012 season. For a while, though, it seemed as if the Gauchos might actually have a shot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Cowboys 19, Panthers 14: Dallas Straps on Beer Goggles, Takes Home an Ugly One

    Friday afternoon, tragedy struck. America laughed while Big Tex smoldered, fairgoers having no free hands to wipe the tears as they double-fisted turkey legs and corn dogs. With the memory of the deep-fried deity lighting a fire in their collective boots, the Cowboys stormed out of the locker room ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Flags, Sacks and Hats: How The Cowboys Conquered The Bucs

    A week after being thoroughly handled by the Seattle Seahawks, the Cowboys returned to Dallas to be thoroughly handled by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fortunately for Dallas, Tampa didn't have a running back near the caliber of Marshawn Lynch, and their punt coverage team couldn't resist going for Cow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Sean Peyton is Coaching His Son's Football Team in Argyle, and It's Dominating

    Sean Payton is cooling his heels at his home in Westlake while he takes an NFL-mandated break from coaching the New Orleans Saints, but as Deadspin notes, he's not banned from all football. In an interview last week, Payton, suspended for the year for his role in the NFL's latest morality play, tol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.9.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *When Jerry Jones admits his team has to "walk before we can run," that's code for "rebuilding." 8-8. *The Jets may well kill the Cowboys Sunday, but aren't we glad Dallas isn't opening up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    BREAKING NEWS: Former Richardson Berkner High School Star and Standout NFL Cornerback Aqib Talib Involved in Garland Shooting

    Aqib Talib​And you thought Dez Bryant getting booted from the mall was trouble? After a March 21 altercation involving his sister, his mother, his sister's boyfriend, two guns and at least five shots fired, former local high school football star and Tampa Bay Buccaneers' cornerback  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2011

    Dallas CVB CEO ❤'s Westlake (Southlake Too)

    ​There are two stories in The Times-Picayune this morning about New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton's move back to the DFW -- or, more specifically, the 525 acres of "protected enclave" known as Vaquero nestled within Westlake. One looks at how Saints fans are taking the news of Payton's ret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Where - Exactly - the Dallas Cowboys Season Went Wrong

      Was pondering the disappointing Dallas Cowboys season and I decided to come up with one of my patented Top 10 lists that you guys are so fond of despise. Looking for the season's crossroads plays, I got out my schedule and started thinking about the opener in Washington Sunday night, S ... 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

    January 10, 2011

    No Saints Marching -- and Drinking -- In the Super Bowl. Too Bad.

    Without these guys, the Super Bowl's fun-o-meter just dropped a few notches.​The New Orleans Saints' elimination from Super Bowl contention this weekend devastated members of the Who Dat Nation -- and deeply disappointed the DFW restaurants looking forward to serving them. Robbie Connell, man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Accountability, Shame and Wealth: A Review of My 2010 NFL Predictions

    ​You can say I botched my 2010 NFL prognostications. But you can't say I ran and hid from my errors. There's hope for me surviving this thing, as I have Big Ten Buffoonery dough coming in, tonight's Megamillions jackpot is up to $330 million and I actually sneaked by with a profit b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Whitt's Merten's End: 12.31.10

    One of Sports Pickle's best photos of 2010​It's been a fun two weeks, sports fans. Richie's back on Monday, but before I give him back his blog, here are some week-end thoughts before I go. *Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles game looks like it might be the first NFL start for Stephen McGee as Jon Kitna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 15

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 13

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

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

    ​10. The end of the modest two-game winning streak also means the end of the disappointing season. At 3-8 the Cowboys are officially dead. Tony Romo should be put on injured reserve today. 9. Down 20-3 there was no way the Cowboys were going to win. Then up 27-23 with Roy Williams headed towa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 11

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 7

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a tradema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 3

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2010

    Cowboys 27, Texans 13: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Oh ye of little faith. If you listened to me or read me last week I toldja this was coming. Negate some penalties, some missed field goals and some turnovers - tweak things - and the Cowboys would be fine. Way I remember it, I called for more Dez Bryant (check), more blitzing (check) and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 2

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 1

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback rating. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked ... 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 >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Wired into New Orleans

    David Simon’s new HBO series uses fiction to honor The Crescent City’s surreal, heart-breaking reality

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback rating. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    November 3, 2009

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback rating. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Burning Question: Which Super Bowl City Has The Best Food?

    Actually, this question came to us as your basic "who will win the Super Bowl" sort of thing, presumably hoping for some insight from our crew's most recent has-been athlete. (See photo).But we're charged with covering the food scene. And since an incident last week--of which we have no recollection ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Nevermores 33, Never Agains 24

    Lowlights from the final night at Texas Stadium: *I know the Buccaneers and Eagles lost yesterday and there's still hope for the Cowboys making the playoffs. But what happened Saturday night was inexcusable. *Safety Ken Hamlin, who played in the Pro Bowl last January, was unblocked and had bot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

    Not Tony Romo’s best day. But better than Brad Johnson. By a mile. Okay, I’ve got a long-distance, work-related field trip today so let’s get to it. Just for fun, let’s reveal ‘em in reverse order. Extrapolates the drama and all. Where you guys think Graham Harrell and Sam Brad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2008

    Plowboys 13, Yuckaneers 9

    Eventually, the boos turned to cheers. Those of you expecting a “Top 10 Ugliest Wins in Cowboys’ History”, sorry to disappoint. But I like your thinking. Marion Barber ran hard. The defense – led by Zach Thomas and Bradie James – played inspired. The offensive line was improved. Ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

    Down. But certainly not out. It’s tough to demote a quarterback with five touchdowns, the NFL’s most 20 -yard passes and a 3-0 record. But it’s also tough to ignore Tony Romo’s Red Zone gaffes. Against Cleveland Romo threw an interception in the end zone. Against Philadelphia he trie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Week 2 NFL Quarterback Rankings

    From undrafted free agent to the cover of SI to the top of my rankings. Not bad, kid. Not bad at all. My first installment was such an, um, hit, that I decided, what the heck, let’s make this is a weekly staple. Everyone loves quarterbacks. Sports geeks love rankings. I love criticism. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    NFL Preview: The Quarterbacks

    No. 1 in Jessica's heart. No. 3 on my list. Not playing fantasy football for the first time in 20 years this fall has its consequences: More free time. More disposable income. Less contact with the geekdom subculture. But it also has me woefully unprepared for the NFL season, which techn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    Cowboys Interested in Chris Simms

    Better than Brad Johnson, spleen or no. In news that the Fort Worth Star-Telegram first reported earlier this month and the St. Petersburg Times touched on again yesterday, the Cowboys are seriously considering a trade for former University of Texas and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006

    Stuck in the Midlake With You

    We've written plenty about the band Midlake here and in the paper version of Unfair Park. And we've written plenty about what other people have written about Midlake. So why stop now? As it's the end of the year and folks are spitting out their best-of lists like Terrell Owens horking up a loogie at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    Payton Place

    We saw these yesterday while Christmas shopping. And not at a deep discount, either. To be honest, you couldn't pay us to take these. Well, Julius Jones, maybe. But the Roy Williams figurine? We'd just lose it 30 yards downfield anyway. Mike Karney 18, Dallas Cowboys 17. Where to start? Let's go rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2006

    Black Good Friday

    Every guy in this city officially has a man-crush on Tony Romo. Hey, what's Jessica Simpson got Richie Whitt doesn't? I went to Texas Stadium for the Cowboys' mauling of the Bucs, and this season has suddenly transformed from sad to surreal. Yep, all because of an undrafted free agent out of tiny E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    Two of a Kind. Or UnKind.

    Mark Cuban says he wishes Don Nelson all the luck in the world. Yeah--luck, with a capital "f." I'm supposed to be all jacked up about October baseball and all fixated on tonight's Game 7 of the National League Championship Series between the Mets and Cards. But, nope, not even a little. If Mavs-Spu ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 21, 2002

    Goof Coast

    Deep Ellum seafood restaurant can't figure itself out

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