On Friday night, Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was picking apart Oklahoma's defense en route to an impressively lopsided 41-13 victory in the Cotton Bowl. On Saturday, he went out to celebrate. TMZ posted pictures of the Heisman Trophy winner partying at Dallas' Ave ... More >>
It is upon us: Fair season. Thirty days of fried food, weird crafts, blue-ribbon jams and petting zoos. The people watching, square dancing and pig racing are in full bloom in Fair Park, but as we hit October, Dallas will also prep for two of the biggest college football weekends our little village ... More >>
The football team at Prime Prep Academy, Deion Sanders' charter school, has been struggling to find opponents after a UIL committee barred it from competing against district opponents.That pretty much wiped out their schedule, save for a game against Parish Episcopal at which they endured a 50-6 she ... More >>
Shortly before the 2011 kick-off of Texas-OU's annual clash at the Cotton Bowl we spoke with Willis Winters, Park and Rec's second-in-command, about the need to once again renovate the Fair Park stadium in order to keep the Red River Shootout in Dallas past the 2015 contract. Said Winters, it was ... More >>
How insiders use the bowl system to loot the colleges that support it.
Yep, the Angels somehow lost to this laughable outfit again last night -- Anaheim has given up the division by going 5-9 against the A's -- shoving the Rangers' lead in the AL West up to 3 with 15 remaining and trimming their magic number to 13. Nelson Cruz should be off the DL and ... More >>
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Jealous and impotent until the bitter end, the Aggies try to flee for the SEC.
Is Felix Jones the man? Or just the man until DeMarco Murray becomes the man? Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said this week on his weekly radio show that he considers the fourth-year running back one of the keys to Dallas' season. "I expect Felix to have a really good season," Jones said. "A ... More >>
If there's less post-draft buzz than usual, it's because the Cowboys for once went substance over style.
10. The pick of Southern Cal offensive lineman Tyron Smith isn't sexy, but it's savvy. Thumbs up. And he says he doesn't like jewelry. Two thumbs up. 9. Fifth-rounder and former Cedar Hill star Josh Thomas is physical and a good tackler in the secondary, but you wonder about a four-year ... More >>
Enough of this asinine stuff about "best player available." What if, somehow, at No. 9 in April's NFL Draft that player happens to be a tight end? A weakside linebacker? A punter? Or, God and Tim Cowlishaw forbid, a quarterback? Under that premise, the Cowboys - 6-10 and desperate for help ... More >>
I was flattered when the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee approached me late in 2009 to help construct and singularly author its prodigious Century in the Making project. What started with 250 of the greatest moments in Texas football history -- high school, college and pro -- ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jerry Jones is desperate to break the Super Bowl attendance record, set at the Rose Bowl back in 1980. To do so, he needs to pack 104,000 into Cowboys Stadium. Or around it? He wants to sell ticke ... More >>
After talking with a couple embedded folks I trust out at Valley Ranch, this is how I see it all going down: The next permanent head coach of the Dallas Cowboys will come from one of four corners. Owner Jerry Jones is as conflicted, confused and confounded as at any time during his 22-y ... More >>
Why, lookie there -- former Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer's the face of Federal Cash Advance. Makes sense: The payday lender's Oklahoma-based. But, see, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott doesn't take to kindly to the way it runs its bidness down here. Says the AG in a lawsuit filed tod ... More >>
Some choke down too many beers at Duke's Original Roadhouse in Addison. Others inhale sliders. But this Friday, October 1, at 10 p.m. and on Saturday, the entertainment will be swallowing swords and balloons, eating glass and -- get this! -- vomiting razor blades. The folks at Duke's aren't ... More >>
Vince Young, Not at OnyxWe're not surprised that Vince Young was in a Dallas strip club (Onyx) at 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. We're not surprised that he was slapped with a citation by police after getting involved in a scuffle. And, considering the kukoos that have played at the University of Texa ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your rope, welcome to Whitt's End: *Don't care if you're a puckhead or merely a fan of storybook endings, you had to have been moved (to tears?) by Mike Modano's swan song at American Airlines Center Thursday night. In his final hom ... More >>
Pete FreedmanErykah Badu andThe Cannabinoids rehearse in front of television cameras. Footage from last night's rehearsal and tonight's performance are expected to be used for a TV show down the line.A funny scene from last night's Universal Rehearsal Studios-housed run-through for tonight's Red ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dallas Police Chief David Kunkel can apologize all he wants for the indefensible actions of Robert Powell, but unless the officer is fired it will be a complete and utter injustice. Powell, who detained, ... More >>
Someday soon his money and moxie may make an annual trek to our Cotton Bowl. Texas-OU has temporarily left the building. But – surprise! – another big-time college football game may be permanently on its way to the reupholstered Cotton Bowl. A month after Texas Tech chancellor Kent Hance ... More >>
Today is a great day. Because this season’s Cowboys disappointment officially becomes last season’s memory. And next season? It’s now this season. As for 2008, the Cowboys are again heating up trade talks for Pacman Jones (but really, how could they get any hotter?). They are licking their ch ... More >>
Kenny Goss and George Michael got Style! All the Dallas news that's fit to print in The New York Times: Missouri Tigers QB Chase Daniel spoke Saturday about growing up a Southlake Carroll High School Dragon: “There can’t be a more supportive and nurturing high school environment in America.” T ... More >>
From SportingNews.com on February 27: [Dallas] thinks it will keep the Texas-Oklahoma game in that dump of a stadium because the two schools realize the enormity of the game's tradition, and because the city is putting a $50 million band-aid on the facility. Here's your choice, Texas/OU: money or t ... More >>
If anything, now is the time to embrace the Cotton Bowl
Richie thinks Norv Turner might make a good head coach for Your Cowboys. Friends of Unfair Park, discuss. David Beckham is coming. Barbaro is going. And, thanks to Bill Parcells, Your Dallas Cowboys are stuck smack-dab in the middle of nowhere. Should the 65-year-old asshole (now there's a mental i ... More >>
It's time like these we sure as hell do miss the crap outta Barry Freakin' Switzer, damn it. Be sure to tune in to NBC Saturday night at 7. It might be your last chance to watch Terrell Owens drop passes. It will likely be your last chance to watch Bill Parcells grimace. And it will definitely be yo ... More >>
Texas was not just outplayed yesterday in the Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament final. It was out-fanned. Looked to me like burnt orange outnumbered by about two-to-one the grape or periwinkle or whatever color Kansas claims, but the KU fans absolutely shook the American Airlines Center with thei ... More >>
Finally catching up with the late, great Nate