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Pat Summerall

  • News

    July 21, 2011

    The Seventh Annual 50 Most Powerful People in Metroplex Sports

    Sorry, Cubes, but that goofy German just leapfrogged you.

  • 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

    February 2, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Media Party: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. The House of Blues put on a pretty nifty show, but $30 for valet parking? I was as gouged as I was cold. 9. After gorging on sausage, blackened catfish, brisket, fajitas, beans-n-rice and then repeating the process, I will not be eating today. 8. I've never even met Baltimore radio guy N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Super Bowl Week: Charities Ride the Hype

    ​Dallas is going to see more than an infestation of football fans this week. In honor of the big game, groups are putting their best philanthropy out there. The Event: Leading Ladies Spectacular The Cause: Genesis Women's Shelter This year, the Leading Ladies' philanthropy spilled over into t ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010
  • 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

    April 21, 2010

    Watch: Forever The Sickest Kids -- "She Likes (Bittersweet Love)"

    So, uh, this above music video came out today. I pretty much don't understand a single thing about it--or how in the world Pat Summerall got involved. But, hey, I guess I'm not Forever the Sickest Kids' target demo.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    How Much Would You Pay For Dinner With Wade Phillips?

    ​So last weekend Jesuit High School holds its annual athletic banquet fund-raiser thingamabob. Up for auction: Dinner with Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips, which went for a cool $8,500. So how much do you think someone bid on a meal with broadcasters Brad Sham, Babe Laufenberg an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Tony Romo Can't Sing. But, Boy, Does He Have Company.

    Remember this the next time you criticize Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo for playing too much golf. He could be singing. But is Romo the worst of the bunch? Dirk Nowitzki's pretty bad. Jerry Jones is in leather. It's all entertainingly horrible. This Who's Who of Metroplex star power karaoke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys Legends and Winspear Save Glory Days Taping From Disaster

    Photos by Sam Merten​An eclectic mix of folks packed the Bill and Margot Winspear Opera House last night as a jaw-dropping group of former Dallas Cowboys players reminisced during the taping of Glory Days, a television pilot scheduled to debut January 30 on KTVT-Channel 11 prior to finding a n ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 1, 2009
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    September 10, 2009
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    July 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    The Top 10 Announcers in Dallas Sports History

    In retrospect, Ole Miss and Texas Tech are merely above-average college football teams. Their little clash in Dallas last week, however, was called by two of this area's icons of announcing. Though he's looked better, it was good to see Pat Summerall working the game on TV. And on radio - with his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Video of the Week: The Best Game in the History of Texas Stadium

    Larry Cole. Roger Staubach. Tony Hill. Pat Summerall. Tom Landry. Cowboys 35, Redskins 34 in 1979. They can take the Cowboys out of Texas Stadium, but they'll never take Texas Stadium out of the Cowboys. I still get goose bumps. - Richie Whitt

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    Star-Studded Tuesday

    The DASA awards make for the most, um, interesting pairings. Right, Scott? If you have $200 – or perhaps $5,000 – burning a hole in your jorts, make plans to be at the Fairmont Hotel tonight for the 43rd annual Dallas All-Sports Association Awards Banquet. It’s the one chance a year for Jo ... More >>

  • News

    July 10, 2008

    The Fab 50

    Half a hundred power brokers who sculpt our local sports landscape

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    A Forgotten Documentary About Super Bowl X, Starring a Topless Rayfield Wright, Phyllis George and Bill Murray

    Speaking of amazing video ... over the holiday weekend, I came across this snippet of a documentary shot during Super Bowl X at the Orange Bowl in Miami, where Tom Landry's Dallas Cowboys lost to Chuck Noll's Pittsburgh Steelers 21-17. It was done for pioneering SF-based collective TVTV; and, yes, y ... 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 >>

  • News

    November 15, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Dallas Sports Elite Swank It Up for Awards

    Just give us the highlights, Scott. There won’t be a red carpet per se, but if you want to ooooh and ahhhh at the most swank of Dallas sports dignitaries all dressed up with somewhere to go, Tuesday is the night and The Fairmont Hotel is the place. It’s the 42nd annual Dallas All Sports Associat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    July 19, 2007

    The Fab Fifty

    Or, half a hundred folks with way better seats than you

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Delinquent Bill

    Better late than never, Bill Parcells rewards Cowboys with retirement

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2007

    Stay or Go? Cue The Clash, 'Cuz Tuna Ain't Talkin'

    Go down, Moses, and say let our Cowboys go. Bill Parcells, Dallas Cowboys hostage crisis, Day 13: Obviously he's staying. Shows up for work at Valley Ranch every day, and ESPN's Chris Mortensen, one of his few media buddies, is saying that Parcells will announce his decision to stay by Monday. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2007

    Summerall in Mesquite

    Is it us, or does Pat Summerall look a little like Young Elvis in this old picture? Yeah, it's like saying, "Sinatra in Midlothian." But, shr'nuff, one of our best peeps will spend this Friday in one of our, fine, so-so places when legendary sportscaster Pat Summerall serves as keynote speaker for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2007

    Beyond the Norm

    He's overdramatic. But also underappreciated. Take it from me and Gordon Keith, he's a big, easy, Polish target. But today -- though it's about a week late -- feels like a good day to praise Norm Hitzges. His football picks are above .500, his NFL Draft board is still legendary, and his weekly radio ... More >>

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    Out With the Old

    With the Cotton Bowl's inevitable departure, Dallas dies a little more

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    The Biggest Loser

    First, we get buried beneath the Arctic Blast's sub-zero temperatures and six feet of ice. And now Dallas is about to get dumped on again. Somehow amidst the downed power lines and white-out conditions comes news that Saturday's Big 12 Championship Game between old Big 8 rivals Oklahoma and Nebrask ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2006
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    September 7, 2006

    Fit to be Tied

    Scott Murray apparently has one gig these days: hosting the DASA Awards Banquet. Will he, like, hit you with the highlights? Ties suck, unless you're Troy Dungan, Anna Kournikova's brother or a guy lucky enough to have tickets to next week's Dallas All Sports Association Awards Banquet. The 41st ann ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 7, 2006

    Summer(tell)all

    A sportscaster shares handshakes and his story

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    The Fab Fifty

    Where would we be without these powerful peeps? In the fetal position, craving sports.

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Heaven Help Us

    When watching sports, is God a passive observer or a meddler?

  • Calendar

    March 23, 2006
  • News

    January 12, 2006

    Still Crazy

    Cowboys fanatic nearing final whistle

  • News

    April 8, 2004
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    December 11, 2003

    Last Call

    The career of Dallas sportswriter Jim Dent was skyrocketing, then booze and bad behavior caused a hard landing

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Back in Bounds

    Michael Irvin, once the Cowboys' playmaker, has quit playing around and has turned himself over to his maker

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • Culture

    January 25, 2001

    Don't Call It a Comeback

    Pat Summerall has been here for years, rockin' his peers...and so forth

  • Film

    August 10, 2000

    Scabbed Over

    The Replacements can't even score with Gene Hackman on the team

  • News

    April 23, 1998

    Getting Madden

    A McKinney family sues Fox for sacking a young quarterback's dream

  • Dining

    March 19, 1998

    When the levee breaks

    Cool River Cafe floods with flavorless monotony

  • News

    December 14, 1995

    The Last Days Of Mickey Mantle

    Booze, baseball, and broads: A tarnished hero's deathbed regrets--and final redemption Exclusive Observer excerpt from David Falkner's new biography

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