Nate Newton

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    November 29, 2012

    Interview with Mike Babb of Babb Bros. BBQ & Blues on Lessons from Phil Romano, Slow Smoked Ribs and Incubators

    Driving over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and across the west bank of the Trinity River, one quickly enters the Trinity Groves Project. If you're not heads-up about it, you could easily miss the sign announcing it. But, most likely you'll sense a revival in a part of Dallas that has been left to i ... More >>

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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 3, 2012

    Babb Brothers Barbeque to Open in Trinity Groves This Summer

    Last week, checking out the scene on the west side of the big fancy new bridge, I noticed a sign on a yellow building one block south of Singelton (400 Bedford) that reads "Coming Soon: Babb Brothers Barbeque & Blues." The first sign of life in the Trinity Grove development. This area just west of ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Chris Arnold Joins 105.3 The Fan: Toldja Ya Nevuh Know

    ​While I was sad to see my old partner Newy Scruggs leave 105.3 The Fan last week, I'm thrilled to have another familiar voice on board. Back in April 2010 -- in the wake of Chris Arnold's departure from K104 -- I wrote that radio was volatile and that you never know who might show up where. ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    With a Tailgate Party Like This, Who Needs a Game?

    Lauren Drewes DanielsRathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen served up buffalo sliders, white cheddar cheese, Dr Pepper barbecue sauce and spicy bread & butter pickles.​Well, everyone played nice. There were no incidents of belligerence to report. No picket lines were formed. No stones were thrown. Inste ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    November 23, 2010

    The Top 10 Greatest Undrafted Players in the History of Your Dallas Cowboys

    ​Former SMU player-turned-Cowboys' stud Bryan McCann got me to thinking. Has an undrafted guy ever made such an immediate impact in Dallas? An interception return of 101 yards one week, followed by a 97-yard punt return the following week is impressive. But he'd better keep it up ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Tre Newton to Texas: I Quit

    ​Nate Newton has lost almost 200 pounds. His son, Tre, has lost his interest in playing football. Tre, a running back at Texas, decided this week to give up football in part because of numerous concussions. The sophomore missed last week's loss to Oklahoma State after sustaini ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Cowboys Training Camp 8.3.10: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Regarding Brett Favre's latest, but certainly not last retirement, I think Cowboys' linebacker Bradie James put it best: "Don't care." 9. Tip for autograph seekers at The Alamodome: Get a roster. When Jason Hatcher walks off the field toward the tunnel, "Hey, 97!" isn't going to steer hi ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Whitt's End: 5.21.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Where's Greggo? Be here Monday morning for the official announcement. As a bonus, I'll also reveal another familiar local radio voice(s) returning to the air on 105.3 The Fan come June 1. In the b ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    The Top 10 Most Underrated Players in the History of Dallas-Fort Worth

    ​Michael Young is crushing the ball. That's nothing new. He's also playing flawlessly in the field. Again, nothing new. And last night he sparked a Texas Rangers' 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles with first his bat, then his hustle. Want something else not so new? We underappreciate him ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Numbers With Friends: The All-Time Cowboys' Fantasy Roster

    ​I grew up with Drew Pearson, covered Michael Irvin and have the highest hopes for Dez Bryant. But should the Cowboys' rookie receiver from Oklahoma State be allowed to wear the sacred No. 88? The Cowboys revere uniform numbers, but they don't retire them. Should they? You don't see No. 8 or ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    ESPN Radio Juggles Lineup

    ​In the race for second place - and the challenge of closing the gap on monster 1310 AM The Ticket's gigantic ratings lead - 103.3 FM ESPN is the latest sports talk radio station to re-organize and shuffle its lineup. Months after ridding itself of big-name hosts like Dale Hansen, Greg Willia ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    At Texas Stadium Today, A Few Former Dallas Cowboys Paid Their Last Respects

    Patrick MichelsNate Newton remembered his time at Texas Stadium: "I lived in an unreal world for 13 years."​A couple weeks ago, you may recall, we brought you a look inside what's left of Texas Stadium, which, to our eyes, looked just about ready to come down.Not about to let the stadium go quietl ... More >>

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    October 25, 2009

    Wowboys 37, Filthy Birds 21: My Top 10 Observations

    AP Not a one-hit wonder after all.​10. Linebacker Keith Brooking's performance and passion is refreshing. The way he was running past and taunting Atlanta's bench and his old Falcons' teammates after big plays today, he's quickly become the Cowboys' version of Brian Dawkins. All great ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Fourth and Long: A Premiere With Purpose

    Jerry McClureIrvin to Rich Behm's family: $40,000For the first time in a long time, the Dallas Cowboys are actually acting like a unified team. In the wake of the Valley Ranch practice facility collapse on May 2, last night's premiere of Spike TV's new reality series Fourth and Long at Sting matured ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Cowboys 115, Steelers 55

    I hear we've matriculated from MySpace to Facebook, right?Well, screw me. I never got around to creating a MySpace page. Was reminded why today.Don't tell the teens and the 'tweens - or my wife - but something about the whole deal strikes as, um, ridiculously fraudulent.Like, for example, the fact t ... More >>

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    August 23, 2008

    Former Cowboy Frank Cornish Dead at 40

    Rest in peace, No. 68. Sobering news this afternoon as former Dallas Cowboy Frank Cornish was found dead last night in his Southlake home of an apparent heart attack. Cornish, who would’ve been 41 next month, was just yesterday talking to former Cowboys about an upcoming mini-reunion. Play ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    Cowboys Camp: Wednesday Morning

    Not even a clever caption can negate the putrid aspects of my photography. Whew. Pro Bowl pass rusher DeMarcus Ware left practice early this morning, but it looked like nothing serious. He either tweaked his back or took a blow to the head during full-pads scrimmage. But he walked off the fi ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008
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    June 6, 2008

    TV Redux: Hammer Time

    The guy on the right will be the Father's Day guest on Doocy. The guy on the left doesn't give a damn. Apparently, Greg Williams’ recent TV appearance wasn’t as bad as some of you/us thought. At least not according to Fox 4 sports anchorman Mike Doocy and his perfect hair, who has invite ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008
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    April 7, 2008
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    March 14, 2008
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    December 5, 2007

    Space, Still the Final Frontier

    Yes, you will be able to get your picture taken on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise. And, please, don't pretend like you're not excited. Two space-related items, only one of which is actual "news." As in: Leland Melvin could have been a Dallas Cowboy. The former University of Richmond wide receiv ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007

    Scattershooting ...

    The best reason to try out for the Dallas Desperados, we're thinking. Scattershooting … while wondering whatever happened to this guy. The Lakers might be dumb enough to trade Kobe Bryant. But, sorry, Mavs fans, they aren’t stupid enough to deal him to a Western Conference team ... If the VIP ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Wat Up, Dawg?

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

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    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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    August 2, 2007

    Captain Casual

    Wade Phillips ushers in a kindler, gentler, better Cowboys era

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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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    November 6, 2006

    Emmitt Finds New Cowboys QB

    You know, we thought Emmitt Smith being on Dancing with the Stars was gonna be humiliating. Wow, were we so wrong. I am sure there's other Dallas Cowboys news to discuss this a.m., though, for the life of me, I can't think of what that might be at present; something about Terrell Owens being awesom ... More >>

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    August 16, 2006

    Ring of Dishonor

    Used to be Dwayne Goodrich had his picture on football cards. Now, all he's got to show for himself is this 2003 mugshot. When Dallas Cowboys Rayfield Wright and Troy Aikman were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this month, we were reminded of what happens when great players are a ... More >>

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    August 9, 2006

    Cue Aretha Franklin

    We now take this brief T.O. from T.O. to talk about positive, harmonious, winning football: So what do two consecutive mythical national championships, a 63-1 record over four years and a 32-game winning streak get you? If you're the Southlake Carroll High School football team, it gets you a sl ... More >>

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    November 17, 2005

    Pot-bellied Cowboy

    Finally catching up with the late, great Nate

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Salad

    Tempura chili-citrus chicken salad at Cuba Libre

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    September 2, 2004

    Vice City

    Plus: Lush Ladies; Kill Your Tv

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    December 4, 2003
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    January 2, 2003

    2002 Revealed

    An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?

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    September 5, 2002

    Think Mink

    Michael Irvin recounts the infamous scissors incident and some other Cowboys tales

  • Culture

    October 16, 1997

    Losing it

    When things go bad for the Cowboys, they go Barry bad

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    September 4, 1997

    Aural Sex

    Holly Mullen meets Dunham and Miller, the radio jocks whose sports talk show leaves Dallas women panting for more

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    August 21, 1997

    Payback Time

    How two hacked-off Cowboys scored on Channel 5 and Marty Griffin

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    July 3, 1997
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    June 19, 1997

    Big man, big mouth

    Nate Newton holds forth on race, whores, and getting along with reporters

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    October 10, 1996

    Video downs

    Grand Prairie's horseless Lone Star Park offers the seedy side of the sport of kings

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    March 21, 1996
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    January 25, 1996
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