Newy Scruggs

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    July 20, 2011

    Cowboys Training Camp Headed to Arlington. At Least Part of it.

    ​Should come as no surprise because I've been speculating this for the last couple months, but the Cowboys are now telling the good folks in San Antonio not to expect a full, month-long training camp in their city this summer. At this point, the best bet -- pending the expected lockout l ... 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 29, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.29.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Most surprising thing about Cowboys first-round draft pick Tyron Smith? According to scout Walter Juliff, he's related to a former Cowboy with the same last name. Goes by the nam ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Well, OK, If KDFW-Channel 4's Steve Eagar Says It's "Weed Week," Then I Guess It Is. Finally!

    ​Yesterday we took a long, hard, glassy-eyed look at KXAS-Channel 5's Newy Scruggs's run-in with the denizens of Weed Rock. This morning, after the jump, we turn to FOX 4's Steve Eagar, who, whilst stationed outside AT&T Park following last night's Rangers loss, runs into some folks showing of ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Let's Get High With Newy Scruggs

    ​I felt like I was watching Dazed and Confused last night -- though, to be honest, the whole Tim Lincecum-as-Mitch Kramer meme's been around for a good long while, well before The Wall Street Journal asked Wiley Wiggins about it during Giants-Braves. And speaking of pot -- well, I was -- Newy Scru ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Whitt's End: 8.27.10

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *By no means am I an alarmist, but we need to see something positive from the Cowboys' first-team offense Saturday night in Houston. One long drive that ends in a touchdown. That's all. Give me that ... 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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    June 28, 2010

    Praising Josh Hamilton While Solving the Claw

    ​A nod to old Dallas wrestler Fritz Von Erich? A psychological ploy by hitting coach Clint Hurdle? Fallout from last year's swine flu? After seeing two more Texas Rangers smack extra-base hits last week and then make bizarre hand gestures -- Ian Kinsler did a wide-arm double claw and Josh Ham ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    BREAKING NEWS: Where's Greggo? New Lineup at 105.3 The Fan

    ​In = Greg Williams Out = Nobody The new lineup for 105.3 The Fan, effective June 1, looks like ...

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    May 10, 2010

    Coming Tuesday: Mystery Radio Guest Host to Talk Sports ... And Stuff

    ​With Newy Scruggs on vacation this week, I'll have some new voices alongside me from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan. Monday: NBC 5's Matt Barrie. Tuesday/Wednesday: You didn't think I'd give it away that easy didja? Some clues? Sure. This voice has been on the TV/radio in this market before ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.16.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Not only should Dirk Nowitzki be on the first-team All-NBA squad and a legit MVP candidate, he'll be unstoppable against the Spurs. San Antonio has its nucleus back - Tim Duncan, Manu Ginob ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    BREAKING NEWS: Lineup Changes at 105.3 The Fan

    ​Alerted you last week that changes at 105.3 The Fan were looming. As of this afternoon, they're official. The good news is that ratings are up, now clearly No. 2 ahead of 103.3 ESPN in the market but still well behind 1310 AM The Ticket. The bad news is that it's always hard to see co-w ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Radio Rumor: Gavin Returns to 105.3. Well, Sorta.

    ​Actually, it's not a rumor. It's fact. But it's not that Gavin. As in Gavin Spittle, the guy who served for years as fodder for Russ Martin's shenanigans before moving to Houston. No, this time the new face at 105.3 The Fan is Gavin Dawson. He apparently will arrive from Portland on March 29 ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Whitt's End: 1.22.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Been meaning to get to this, but The Ticket is so dominant in Metroplex sports talk radio that at this point it's like digging up Barbaro for another kick to the ribs. In December 1310 AM The Tick ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Welcome to a New, Bizarre World, Cowboys Fans

    See ya later, bastard.​The sun rose in the east this morning. But don't kid yourself, it's a vastly different planet for your Dallas Cowboys. A world, that is, free of monkeys, gorillas, primates, mandrills, King Kongs and, most imporantly, playoff pratfalls. In what will surely be referenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Flozell Adams: Dirty, Mean or Just Plain Old?

    Wikimedia​Dallas Cowboys' offensive lineman Flozell Adams has been fined four times for $75,000 this season for the transgressions of tripping, fighting and - last Sunday in New York - cheap-shotting the back of Justin Tuck. The Giants' lineman called Adams a "coward" and a "dirtb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Shame on You ESPNDallas. Shame, I Say.

    ​If you're one of those who doesn't believe in the theory of "credit where credit is due", and who thinks principles like "ownership" and "theft" are antiquated ideals better left behind in a kinder, gentler, softer era, please stop reading. Now. If you have a tendency to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Jimmy Johnson: Screw Your Thanksgiving!

    ​Well, the former Dallas Cowboys head coach and current Fox NFL analyst didn't say exactly that this morning with Newy Scruggs and me on 105.3 The Fan. But he did - once and for all, 12th verse - emphatically deny that he'd ever consider returning to the Cowboys. "No, I love what I'm do ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009
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    November 12, 2009

    The Top 10 Most Famous Hats in the History of Dallas

    Everything's bigger in Dallas. Even the, um, hats. ​I can't believe you people. Yeah, you. The ones who actually spend a millisecond of your precious time on Earth worrying about how a certain Dallas Cowboys' quarterback wears his cap. Not his helmet, mind you. His hat. I'm all about big ha ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    This Just In: Don't Drink and Drive

    ​If your name is Newy Scruggs, Laura Dean-Mooney or Jesus H. Christ, you have permission to stop reading. The rest of you, I'd like you to think back to the last time you were driving while drunk, schnockered, intoxicated, tipsy, under the influence or, if you prefer, merely buzzed. Last week ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Head Coach Jerry Jones? We're Closer Than Ever.

    ​Since the day he arrived at Valley Ranch in 1989 Jerry Jones has been in charge of well, you remember, everything from socks and jocks. But this morning on his weekly visit with me and Newy Scruggs on 105.3 The Fan Jerry - more unequivocal, more crystal clear and more adamant than ever ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Jerry Jones: I Want Pissed Off Fans

    ​You ask for it, you got it. The Dallas Cowboys owner tells me and Newy Scruggs this morning on 105.3 The Fan that he not only accepts criticism of his team's play this season, he desires it. Demands it, even. "I knew when we walked outta Denver with that loss that we were in for a ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Mark Cuban: Super Bowl or Bust?

    ​It wasn't exactly as declarative as when Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones injected his all-or-nothing expectations into the season a month ago, but Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes his team is as good - actually, better - than the one that went to the NBA Finals in 2006. "The ... More >>

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    September 18, 2009

    Jerry Jones: I Wanted the New York Giants!

    ​Turns out Brandon Jacobs was right. Maybe the Dallas Cowboys should've picked the Detroit Lions for their nationally televised lid-lifter Sunday night at Cowboys Stadium. But certainly, according to Jerry Jones, they could've. Instead, Jones admitted to Newy Scruggs and I minutes&n ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Boxing's Worst Nightmare Comes to Dallas

    ​Okay, I'm sucked in. Not to the point of eating Creatine cupcakes, stocking my closet with Affliction T-shirts and putting Newy Scruggs in an arm bar, but I'm intrigued enough by the sport of Mixed Martial Arts that I'm journeying to American Airlines Center Saturday night for UFC 103. ... More >>

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    September 4, 2009

    Whitt's End: 9.4.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *93.3 FM - the station formerly known as The Zone, The Bone, Quality Rock and who knows what all else - has for the last day or so been "stunting." That is, playing nonsense in advance of flip ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    The Top 10 Hottest TV Women in Dallas/Fort Worth: Soon to be Updated

    For your approval.​My new midday friend Newy Scruggs takes an active interest in my weekly monthly randomly updated list of the hottest chicks on our TV sets. He was on my case for not including Tammy Dombeck (middle) in my August offering. Now, he's strongly suggesting I - and, of course, ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: 105.3 The Fan Secures a Familiar Voice

    ​This just in: Richie Whitt has landed a permanent gig as Newy Scruggs' sidekick on 105.3 The Fan weekdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Never fear, he will enthusiastically, dutifully continue his full-time work at the Dallas Observer, blogging daily at this here Sportatorium and writing a weekly ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.21.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Found this Josh Hamilton interview from Rangers' spring training. March 18, 2009 to be exact. In other words, about two months - give or take - after his full-throttle, alcohol-laden nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Who's the Most Trusted Man in Dallas/Fort Worth? On TV? When it Comes to Sports?

    Ah, the bad ol' days.​When Walter Cronkite punted the bucket recently, the title of "Most Trusted Man in America" fell to - believe it or not - Jon Stewart. While this news made me, a Daily Show devotee, click my heels, it also got me to thinking: Who's the Most Trusted Sportscaster in ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.14.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Lots of you asking for a breakdown of the latest Arbitron PPM radio ratings for July. Not worth a separate item these days because - yawn - The Ticket's dynasty just rolls on. Dunham & Miller ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Texas Rangers: Soar, Then Stoop

    Some days the Rangers seem legit; others full of saline.​Got this "friend" named Newy Scruggs. He has his theory that the Texas Rangers "play well against the big boys." Hogwash I'd tell him, until the Rangers took two of three against the Angels last weekend. Then I watch Texas last night ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.31.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Been buried in Camp Cowboys all week, but looks like 103.3 FM ESPN needs a new drive-time sidekick alongside Randy Galloway. Brian Estridge is leaving to co-host mornings on WBAP 820 AM with the l ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    D/FW's Longest-Tenured Duo Finally Breaks Up

    I appeared on NBC5's Out of Bounds Sunday night with Matt Barrie and hosted Monday's mid-day slot on 105.3 The Fan with NBC5's Newy Scruggs, yet still was somehow clueless that we're in the midst of a monumental alteration to our TV landscape. Was watching Channel 5's newscast last night when ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Ben and Skin Out at 105.3 The Fan

    As Barry Horn mentioned about an hour ago, as of this afternoon Ben and Skin are no longer your drive-time hosts at 105.3 The Fan. After almost a year of station name changes and philosophical tweaks, in the end their unconventional show - heavy on basketball and hip-hop and unique guests ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.27.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sorry to rain on Skip Bayless' - what, 14-year? - crusade, but Troy Aikman ain't gay. Went to the Pro Bowl and hung out with Aikman in Honolulu in '93. Lotsa drinks. LotsaLotsa hula girls. Guara ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Whitt's End: 1.30.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Cowboys fined Martellus Bennett one game check for an obscenity-laced and offensive rap video. Interesting to see what they'll do to Anthony Spencer, who actually broke the law and got arrested. * ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    FANning the Flame

    I know. I know. Any station that will have me on - even sparingly, and tucked away on the weekends - has lots of room from improvement, right? Well, 105.3 The Fan just got better. In the coming weeks expect the announcement that The Fan is the new flagship radio home of the Dallas Cowboys. As for to ... More >>

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    September 10, 2008

    Romo Finally Talks About Jessica

    Aren't they so cuuute together?! Jessica ain't bad, either. Ramiro Romo, that is. While the quarterback with the stitched-up chin continues an “I don’t talk about my personal life” vow, Tony’s dad opened up a teensy weensy bit to NBC 5’s Newy Scruggs recently. Says pops of son' ... More >>

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    October 19, 2007
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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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    September 27, 2006

    Re: T.O., O.D.

    A weird story keeps getting weirder. KXAS-Channel 5 sports anchor Newy Scruggs, one of the few local media types to have a sit-down with T.O., is reporting, as is Dallas' Only Daily, that T.O.'s publicist, Kim Etheridge, says Owens was not trying to kill himself. Newy, who talked to Etheridge by ph ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006

    Newy's Old Scoop

    Don't know how the local media missed this one--perhaps they were too busy blogging about Oxnard's night life-—but Terrell Owens is guaranteeing a Super Bowl for your Dallas Cowboys. Not this year necessarily, but sometime in the next three years. He said so in a sit-down with KXAS-Channel 5's ... More >>

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    April 28, 2006
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    December 23, 2004

    The Newy Factor

    How does someone who calls himself "Newdawg" compete with Dale Hansen? By not being Dale Hansen.

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Anonymous Whine

    Maybe this is why they're called Cowboys, not men

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Sports Talk Show

    The Hardline KTCK-AM 1310, The Ticket

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    October 14, 2004

    Best TV Sports Anchor

    Dale Hansen, WFAA-TV Channel 8

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    October 9, 2003

    Out of Luck

    Want a sure thing? Read Schutze's columns.

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