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Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Months After Prime Prep Hired Former State Board of Education Member, A Lawmaker Aims to Shut the Revolving Door

    Sometimes it seems like all we ever do here at Unfair Park is bitch about the dastardly and frivolous legislation our elected representatives concoct down at the capitol. But not every bill sends us lunging for the bottle. Take this measure, filed by Sen. Bob Deuell of Greenville, barring State Boar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    SMU Legend Eric Dickerson Joins the Latest Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL

    Eric Dickerson, the Pro Football Hall of Fame running back and better half of SMU's Pony Express, has joined the growing list of former NFL players suing the league for failing to protect athletes from permanent neurological damage stemming from brain trauma. Dickerson, along with 14 other players ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2011

    With Tyron Smith, Jerry Jones Finally Resisted the Glitz

    If there's less post-draft buzz than usual, it's because the Cowboys for once went substance over style.

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    February 3, 2011
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    February 3, 2011
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    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Survivor: Nicaragua. The Coach as Champion. Week 1

    ​Once upon a time at a Valley Ranch far, far away, Jimmy Johnson drove his black Nissan 300Z into the parking lot and hurried into the building. He'd summoned a snotty-nosed, smart-ass reporter to his office, and I sat nervously in the foyer. After reading aloud my story in that da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Cowboys vs. Bears is ... Affordable?

    ​If you want to go to Sunday's Dallas Cowboys'  home opener against the Chicago Bears, good news: Over at StubHub there are more than 2,000 tickets available. And, get this, they are cheaper than 2009. The current average ticket price is $209, actually down from last year's $222. Pa ... 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 >>

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    September 9, 2010
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    September 7, 2010

    Dan Hampton Says Your Dallas Cowboys are Gay. I think.

    Haven't thought about Dan Hampton in a while. Some of you may not have ever heard of him. Hampton, a defensive tackle, played at Arkansas and then was a member of the famed 1985 Chicago Bears and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He's always had a big mouth, we just haven't heard i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    No. 22 Can Also Hand Off Some Political Cash

    Pro Football Hall of Fame​The great Dave Levinthal decamped from the City Hall beat in the spring of '09 for the Center for Responsive Politics, where we find this item of some local interest: Emmitt Smith, freshly minted Pro Football Hall of Famer, is also a generous federal-campaign contributor ... More >>

  • News

    August 12, 2010
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    August 12, 2010

    Once a Dallas Tornado, Kyle Rote Jr. Is Now, Officially, a Soccer Hall of Famer

    ​As you may recall, back in April we spoke at length with former Dallas Tornado Kyle Rote Jr. -- who, that very week, had been told he was going to be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. The actual ceremony, though, took place this week -- Tuesday, to be specific, three days after Emmi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Cowboys 16, Bengals 7: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Man, what a letdown. You spend all weekend talking about and listening to and watching highlights of Emmitt Smith and Super Bowls and football immortals. Then they kick off the Hall of Fame game and you get Cowboys 16, Bengals 7. It's like going to the theater and being titillated b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Cowboys Training Camp 8.4.10: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Linebacker Anthony Spencer missed practice after getting his foot stepped on in Wednesday's warm-ups, but it's a day-to-day thing. No biggie. Second-year player Victor Butler took his place and didn't look out of place at all. 9. Rough day for the offense. Tony Romo was harassed int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Emmitt Smith: The Best? Or Simply the Most?

    ​It's a no-brainer that Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith will get voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend at Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. The question is, will he enter Canton as the NFL's all-time best running back or simply the running back with the most yards? Hall of Fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Hall of Fame. Or Bust?

    Who's next?​Hard to remember way back when we bitched and moaned about a "Cowboys bias" in the Pro Football Hall of Fame isn't it? Saturday night in Canton receiver Bob Hayes became the 11th Cowboy inducted into Canton, continuing a trend that has seen four Dallas stars earn immortality ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    At the Moment, Dallas Is Just Another in a Long Line of Folks Interested in Hall of Fame

    Earlier this afternoon, I finally spoke with Steve Hatchell -- president and CEO of the National Football Foundation, the parent organization of the College Football Hall of Fame -- concerning yesterday's press conference during which Mayor Tom Leppert, Roger Staubach, T. Boone Pickens and a host of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Dallas is Trying to Intercept the College Football Hall of Fame From South Bend

    So, this one seemed to sneak past everyone's radar -- the media relations bigwigs didn't even know about this at Dallas City Hall when we called this morning, though a Friend of Unfair Park did send word that Norm Hitzges made brief mention of this on KTCK-AM 'round 9:50 this morning. Ten minutes af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Basketball's Hall of Shame

    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is hallowed ground. The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is a sacred shrine. The Basketball Hall of Fame is an absolute joke. I realize it's weird timing, seeing that this year's class - Michael Jordan, Jerry Sloan, David Rob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Cowboys' Good-Ol'-Day Syndrome Edition

    On this bittersweet crappy day of mourning - the 20th anniversary of Tom Landry's firing - thought I'd rummage through my junk and find some old Cowboys' stuff. Stuff from a happier time. Stuff weaved around Super Bowl trophies. Stuff involving Hall of Fame heroes. Stuff from an era when players a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    The Jerry Jones Era: Yay or Nay?

    Okay, let's stop the belittling and the praising and the story-telling and get down to it. With his reign turning 20 today, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is coming under intense scrutiny. As in, will his legacy be positive or negative? There are, of course, pros and cons ... Positives *Three S ... More >>

  • News

    February 12, 2009
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    February 3, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Bob Hayes Foundation Web Site Shut Down

      The Bob Hayes Foundation web site - owned and operated by one Lucille W. Hester out of Washington, D.C. - was abruptly shut down this afternoon. Maybe this is nothing. Maybe they didn't pay their bill at the first of the month. Maybe it's a computer glitch. Maybe the Bob Hayes Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    National Football League Veterans' Day in Court, or: Attaboy, Adderley!

    Started way back in February '07: Former Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Herb Adderley and Bernie Parrish, a former Cleveland Browns defensive back, decided to take on the National Football League Players Association, about damned time. Adderley and Brown, front men for thousands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Pro Football Hall of Fame: Jerry Jones vs. Jimmy Johnson

    Flat out, who deserves the most credit? Jimmy Johnson transformed the Dallas Cowboys from 1-15 laughingstock into back-to-back Super Bowl champs. Jerry Jones hired Johnson. So which one is more deserving of immortality in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Both are on the HOF’s preliminary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Far As Steve Young's Concerned, the Cowboys are "Immature," Whiny

    Says the Hall of Fame QB-turned-ESPN talking head, Jerry Jones has the best football team in the league ... on paper. Only, they're a team without a leader or a "moral authority in the locker room." They do, however, have a petulant, occasionally team-wrecking crybaby about whom Young knows plenty. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    World’s Fastest Human Doubles As Hall of Fame’s Slowest Inductee

    The man. It’s over. The Cowboys’ preseason, that is, signaled by last night’s ho-hum victory over the Vikings. And the drama, climaxed when Pacman Jones was officially reinstated yesterday while eating a chicken sandwich and no doubt quenching his insatiable hunger for orange short sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Oh, Say Can You See Another Local on Reality TV? As In, Starr Spangler.

    Starr Spangler, which is her real name -- swear I know, shocking that the DFW would land yet another resident on a reality show; those things are littered with locals. Still, CBS's The Amazing Race is probably the most watchable of the lot -- and it just got a little more interesting with the just-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Welcome to Training Camp. Er, Paradise

    Terence Newman has a groin injury. I have a really crappy camera. I’ve received lots of suggestions on what you guys wanna know about Cowboys’ camp – How’s Felix Jones look? Can Zach Thomas still play? What’s up with Jerry’s hat? – so the best way to attack this thing is by diving ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2008

    Cotton Bowl: Goodbye, Dallas. Hello, Palace.

    Like it or not, relocation is the right Cotton-pickin' decision.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    Troy Aikman Slept Here! You Can Too!

    This is at least one of the rooms in Troy Aikman's for-sale home in which the QB went long, deep. If you’re a pasty, doughy dork, you could use the fortune ransacked from the couch cushions to monopolize Madden ’08. Or, if you’re true blue Cowboys fan, you can live with Troy Aikman -- or, at l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    Jerryworld: SI's Favorite Place to Visit

    This week's Sports Illustrated has a story about "The King of Texas" -- who is, like you didn't already know, Dallas Cowboys "wildcat" owner Jerry Jones. Actually, it's about his billion-dollar bid for football immortality in Arlington, because writer Richard Hoffer sure does seem to be in love with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    Double Your Pleasure with Richie and Tony Casillas

    Exerting minimal effort, you can come up with two reasons to patron Twin Peaks. No, not that one. Or those guys. I'm talking about this place. After a laughably hollow petition drive designed to cock-block the joint generated a whopping five signatures, the Plano sports bar/tease-atorium opened two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2007

    Ex-Cowboys Great Will Have Nothing to Do With the NFL

    Herb Adderley's in the Hall of Fame. He's a Super Bowl champ several times over. And he wants nothing to do with the NFL, ever. Back in February, we mentioned how Herb Adderley -- Pro Football Hall of Famer as a Green Bay Packer and former cornerback for Tom Landry's Dallas Cowboys from 1970 to '72 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    Hail Roger: North Texas Scores XLV

    Roger Staubach suited up for his old team one more time; amazingly, the tight pants still fit. While the silence from our lame-duck, lame-ass Mayor’s office is deafening, the rest of Arlington, North Texas and, yes, Dallas can rejoice. Super Bowl XLV will be played here in early February 2011. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007

    Reunited, And It Feels So Good

    Babe Laufenberg's back in the Cowboys' booth, so what does that mean for his TV gig? How 'bout some Cowboys-related issues to chew on while waiting around today for this total waste of time and another Rangers loss in Anaheim? As predicted, Babe Laufenberg will return to the Cowboys' radio booth thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2007

    Honoring Our Heroes and Leaders

    The greatness of Mel Renfro will be at a McKinney Ave. lunch today highlighting the problems facing pro football's old-timers. Dead presidents? Hardly. On this most special of days, when we take time to remember and celebrate the men whose talents helped shaped our lives and whose posters help cover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    Canton v. Bristol

    So, would you exchange your current job for, let's say, immortality? Not exactly the deal on Michael Irvin's table, but according to the New York Post, the recent Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee may be on the way out the ESPN door. According to the article -- OK, more like a blurb -- the ol' hoa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    Former Cowboy Great Claims Union Sacking Old Pros' Licensing Fees

    Herb Adderley, a former Cowboys great, is suing the players' union for licensing fees. Herb Adderley's in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a Green Bay Packer; appropriate, as he was the Packers' first-round draft pick in 1961. But he ended his career as a Dallas Cowboy, playing cornerback for Tom La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2007

    Super Sunday

    Will Michael Irvin land in the Hall of Fame or crash and burn yet again? Find out tomorrow. Looks like Tom Hicks is buyin', Josh Howard is cryin', and Michael Irvin is tryin'. Couple things here: Can Rangers fans annually complaining about their lack of competitive payroll be excited their owner is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2006

    The Super Ball

    Lamar Hunt, right, and then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle created the Super Bowl thanks to a tiny "super ball." It was impossible not to like Lamar Hunt. At age 28 he took on the established National Football League with a new venture founded by a bunch of businessmen he self-mockingly called "The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    Michael Irvin Goes on Jimmy Kimmel and Doesn't Mention Tony Romo's Ancestry At All

    Dunno how we missed this...oh, wait, yeah, I do. I never watch Jimmy Kimmel Live. Nothing against the former host of The Man Show, except for the fact he's the former host of The Man Show. He seems like a solid dude, and Sarah Silverman probably has good taste (and probably tastes good -- no, thank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2006

    Romo, Built in a Day

    If this guy is the quarterback of the future, Quincy Carter just got a free pass to the Hall of Fame. Tug the reigns on the Tony Romo bandwagon. That means you, overzealous and obnoxious Dallas Cowboys fan. And you guys, Romo's agent and Tony's third cousin, chill. And especially you, Mr. Nonsensica ... More >>

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    April 4, 2006
  • Dining

    December 1, 2005

    Nicked Name

    Hall of Fame is Hall of Same Ol' Mediocre Barbecue

  • Dining

    September 8, 2005

    Tryst Of Fate

    Are chefs very superstitious?

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