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Roger Staubach

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    May 8, 2013

    It's City Council Election Time in Dallas. Too Bad Your Vote Doesn't Matter.

    Every week, managing editor Patrick Williams disappears into his office and reemerges a cranky, nicotine-addicted, third-person-referring superhero we like to call Buzz. Well, hey, would you look at that? There's an actual bona fide Dallas City Council election this Saturday. Sure doesn't seem like ... More >>

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    October 22, 2011

    Today, a Temporary Better Bridge. Then, On Monday, a Temporary Better Downtown.

    A very vague sneak at what's in store for downtown Monday evening​In moments, till 1 this afternoon, you'll be able to laze across the Cedar Crest Bridge -- yet another temporary installation from Team Better Block, in conjunction with the city and others trying to best determine how to turn a sel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    If This Doesn't Get You Fired Up for Tonight's Game 5, Please Stay Home

    They've been showing this video at American Airlines Center during The NBA Finals and it's awesomely badass. Says Mavs' general manager Donnie Nelson, "I'm sitting in a suite and by the time that thing ends everybody in there is standing up and cheering and they've got that look in their eye. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Was It Over When the Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor, or: Local Sports Greats Urge on Mavs

    Cash Sirois just sent this local sports-star-studded pep talk, which played on the American Airlines Center's big-screen before the second quarter of Mavs-Heat Game 3. This proved much easier to watch than Mavs-Heat Game 3. Among those making an appearance: Troy Aikman, Mike Modano, Roger Staubach, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2011

    It's Still Very, Very Early, But Scott Griggs Has To Be Feeling Good Right About Now

    Back in the day, the former Pizza Hut CEO used to refer to his stache as the "Saturday Night Special." Seems fitting in retrospect.​Back when we covered the '07 mayoral election we had a small army of writers out and about, because who doesn't like drinking at a watch party and calling it "work." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    The Day Provides Yet Another Campaign Season Highlight: A New Dwaine Caraway Radio Ad

    Photo by Sam Merten​Many thanks to the great Rudolph Mantooth Bush, head scorekeeper at The News's City Hall Blog, who has shared Mayor Dwaine Caraway's sequel to his Payday Loan King ad slamming Mike Rawlings for his six-year stint on the board of directors of Ace Cash Express. But it's so much m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Bill Lively, Citing Health Concerns, Steps Down as Dallas Symphony Prez Before He Begins

    Photo by Patrick MichelsLively said in January, "What happens in this building with this orchestra can redefine how we define Dallas."​Only four months ago we were at the Meyerson when Roger Staubach and Tom Leppert gleefully introduced Bill Lively as the incoming president and CEO of the Dallas S ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ates the Positive Numbers

    Via.Charlotte Jones Anderson, Roger Staubach and Bill Lively​No doubt tired of taking it in the shorts over the icy weather and the "horrible mistake" involving Cowboys Stadium seating -- the two things over which it had absolutely no control -- the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee this m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Flanked by Cowboys Legend Roger Staubach, Mike Rawlings Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign

    Photos by Sam MertenMike Rawlings and Roger Staubach​Mike Rawlings formally announced his candidacy for mayor this morning to a group of approximately 150 supporters in front of Dallas City Hall, claiming he'll utilize public-private partnerships to protect both the city's infrastructure and i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Roger Staubach Says Super Bowl Seat Fiasco Was "a Horrible Mistake," But NFL Assured Him of Second Chance for North Texas

    Photo by Sam MertenRoger Staubach at City Hall this morning​As reporters gathered around Roger Staubach following this morning's launch of Mike Rawlings's mayoral campaign at Dallas City Hall, questions inevitably shifted to his thoughts about the approximately 400 fans that were denied seats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Mike Rawlings Taps Captain America For Tomorrow's Official Campaign Kick-Off

    ​As Sam pointed out in February 2007, when he covered Tom Leppert's mayoral campaign kick-off at St. Philip's School in South Dallas, Roger Staubach served as his campaign co-chair alongside Elaine Agather. But Staubach couldn't make it four years back; he was "not in attendance." He is expected a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    News & Notes: Jenkins Surgery Update, Who Sent Sherbet's Stuff Home and Former Cowboys QB Poised to Swap Senate Teams

    Photo by Sam MertenClay Jenkins​What a Week For the New County Judge Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has been pummeled in the media and political circles for playing Scottie Pippen to Commissioner John Wiley Price's Michael Jordan in the game to push out Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Jerry Jones: Drew Pearson Running a Ring-of-Honor Pattern, But Not Open Yet

    ​Buzzing around radio row this week have been familiar Dallas Cowboys faces such as Tashard Choice, Felix Jones, Everson Walls, Daryl Johnston, Darren Woodson, Larry Brown, Dale Hellestrae, Michael Irvin, Roger Staubach and Erik Williams. And yesterday owner Jerry Jones ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Dallas Symphony Orchestra Rounds Out All-Star Roster with New President Bill Lively

    Photos by Patrick MichelsNew DSO president Bill Lively leaves it all on the field.Fans of music and mimosas huddled up in the Meyerson Symphony Center foyer for a very special mystery announcement this morning -- and with Roger Staubach and Mayor Tom Leppert slated to make an appearance, and with th ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010
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    March 28, 2010

    Rangers Call Cowboys QB to the Mound: Staubach Finally Gets First Pitch Duties

    ​Speaking of Your Texas Rangers ...Just checked the e-mail this glorious baseball-season-y Sunday afternoon to find a missive from John Blake, exec veep of communications for the ball club, who sends word that Roger Staubach's throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Rangers' 1:05 p.m. home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Texas Stadium Has Only 26 Days to Live

    ​Maybe I'm a sentimental old fool, but I'm going to miss the iconic eyesore called Texas Stadium. I'm all for progress and upgrades and the future-is-now and I love Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, but I saw a story on the news last night about the preparations being made to blow up Texas Stadiu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Comptroller Squirrels Away $31.2 Million For Super Bowl, Covering Public Safety Expenses and Closing Budget Gap

    Sam MertenRoger Staubach, who says he'll hand over his gig as committee chair to Troy Aikman for future Super Bowl bids.​This morning at the offices of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, president and CEO Bill Lively and chairman Roger Staubach announced the state's decision to reimbur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Dude Food: Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ

    Jesse Hughey​Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ3317 Inwood Rd. 214-350-2649Dude Factor: 6, or Tony Romo, on a scale of 1 (Brad Johnson) to 10 (Roger Staubach)Texas being one of the reddest of red states, medical marijuana isn't going to happen any time soon without intervention by the federal government. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Super Bowl XLV: Century in the Making

    ​In Texas, the old saying goes, there exist only two sports: Football. And spring football. God, after all, decreed Texas Stadium have a hole in its roof so he could look down upon his favorite team. Right? From the old wooden Fair Park Bowl through the Cotton Bowl, Texas Stadium and now the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Who the Hail is Mary?

    I rip (make that ripped, past tense) Wade Phillips all the time, but, um, looks like Minnesota Vikings' head coach Brad Childress needs a history lesson. On Dec. 28, 1975, the Dallas Cowboys traveled to frigid Metropolitan Stadium for a playoff game against the Vikings. Trailing 14-10 with less tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    A (Football) Great Day at Woodrow. And, 250 Memorable Moments to Vote On Later.

    Photos by Patrick MichelsJoe Greene, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Roger Staubach -- but a handful of local football greats on the Woodrow stage this afternoon.​As promised, there they were this afternoon, seated on leather chairs perched upon the Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium stage: Roge ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    In My Own Words: The Top 10 Memories of 2009

    ​I could wax poetic about what a great year it was in 2009, or I could half-ass it on New Year's Eve and just remind you of the people and purposes I found intriguing over the last 12 months. Yeah, that's what I'm gonna do. 10. Dead Man Coaching. 9. Dirk Nowitzki. 8. The Mentalist. 7. Roger S ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    December 17, 2009

    Roger Staubach is Super Man

    ​He's always been Captain America. These days Roger Staubach has evolved into a different kind of hero: Super Man. As in, he's the face of Super Bowl XLV, coming to North Texas in 2011. Sat down with the former Dallas Cowboys' quarterback a couple times recently to find answers to these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Roger Staubach to Tony Romo: Perception - Duh - is Reality

    ​What happens in Vegas ... shouldn't happen during the stretch drive of the playoffs. That's not some dorky sportswriter talking. That's the gold-standard opinion of a guy possessing two Super Bowl rings, a bust in Canton and the best reputation of any athlete to ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Sorry to Pee on Your Pop Tarts, but Tom Hicks Ain't Going Nowhere

    ​The good news: Your Texas Rangers may be led next season and beyond by an ownership group that includes Nolan Ryan as a front man and Roger Staubach as an investor. The bad news ...  

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    November 19, 2009

    "There's a Future There": Why Roger Staubach Wants a Piece of Your Texas Rangers

    SPORTMag.us​Late yesterday Tom Hicks made it clear: He intends to keep majority ownership of the Texas Rangers, despite all that danged debt. Three would-be buyers have already traipsed through Arlington to meet with Jon Daniels and Nolan Ryan, more parties may join the fray before the deadline, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Do Two Rights Make a Wrong? (Cornerback, That Is)

    Wonder if Orlando will be as cool as Craig? ​Back in 1971 a genius named Tom Landry decided it was a swell idea to alternate quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Craig Morton - on every friggin' play. But after his Dallas Cowboys bumbled along at 4-3, the coach decided on Staubach full-time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    The Top 10 All-Time Dallas Cowboys

    At least we can all agree on No. 1. Right?From time to time I've been known  to construct a Top 10 list. But this one, I've got to tear apart. You're telling me there's a list of the Top 10 All-Time greatest Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones isn't on it? Altogether now: Bull. Shit. If NF ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    What's In My Closet: Bookworm Edition

    The Mavericks are gone. The Cowboys are in pre-pre-pre-training camp. The Rangers managed one measly hit against the Tigers. What to do with all this new-found free time? I know, let's read! Given a hammock, a cold beverage and 3 expendable hours, which one would you crack open?

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    April 29, 2009

    That's Mud, Right? No, Seriously.

    Just hours after releasing its first radio ad, featuring Roger Staubach, the Enough is Enough'ers unleashed their first TV spot. Dunno how effective it'll be, though I do know of at least one 5-year-old who thinks it's a riot.Enough is Enough Convention Center Hotel TV Ad from Dallas Observer on Vim ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Roger Staubach Tosses Enough is Enough's First Pro-Hotel Radio Ad. Really.

    I like the title of the first Enough is Enough radio ad: "Really." Oh, really? Really. Anyway. As we've noted before, Roger Staubach's part of this pro-hotel group, and his is the voice heard at the end of the 60-second spot. But before you get to Captain Comeback's pitch, there's another voice warm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    What's In My Closet: America's Team Edition

    Psst, hey buddy. Can I interest you in this Terrell Owens fake Cowboys' locker room name plate sticker affixed to my wall? Merrily I don't need thee anymore. What I will cling onto - perhaps forever - are artifacts I rescued from my closet from Cowboys who wouldn't look right in a ... More >>

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    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

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    October 17, 2008
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    May 7, 2008

    Roger Can't Dodger Tony-Jessica Questions During Business Interview

    Poor Roger Staubach. Because, see, Captain America was probably very happy giving an interview to The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, about all things bidness -- like, oh, "the strengths and weaknesses in the economy," "Fed rate cuts, stimulus checks" and the effect the downturn in the e ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Roger Staubach Enjoyed Sex in '75

    I would just like to thank "kxmas" for posting to the YouTubes this clip from a 1975 interview with Roger Staubach. Though I'm not sure the best part isn't when Phyllis George asks the Cowboys QB, "Do you enjoy it?" Oh, and in related news, Staubach is growin'. --Robert Wilonsky

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    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

    March 20, 2007

    Mount Modano

    I didn't come here today to lament the transformation of my March Madness bracket into toilet paper, to publicly apologize to anyone I might have maimed with a well-intended string of beads during Saturday's St. Paddy's Parade or to rehash Monday night's 16-10 loss by the Dallas Observer co-ed softb ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    Staubach: Army-Navy's Where It's At, Yo.

    The 107th game between Army and Navy takes place this Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, and who better to comment on the great gridiron battle than former Naval Academy QB -- and, sure, Greatest Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Ever -- Roger Staubach? He tells The Baltimore Examiner tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2006

    If You Got the Money, I Got the Time

    The state owes Roger Staubach $4.20--which is my favorite number, if you know what I mean. Be cooler if you did. On Sunday, the Texas Comptroller's office will once more publish its annual list of folks whose missing money the state has in its possession. Carole Keeton Strayhorn's peeps sent over an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    Power Trip

    Frisco RoughRiders Don't believe Richie when he says Mike Rhyner's more powerful than Buck Showalter? Well, hell, just ask Rhyner. He'll tell ya the same thing. It's a list of the most powerful people in Dallas sports. Say it with me: Pow. Er. Ful. Not the most popular. Nor the most talented. Yet n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2006

    Cowboys in Third Place!

    Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach's Hall of Fame Racing team finally broke through on the NASCAR circuit yesterday. Wonder how Quincy Carter's racing team's doing. On the football field, that would be disastrous news. But on the NASCAR track, it's a breath of better-late-than-never air. Giving hope to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2006

    The Eagle Has Landed

    Roger Staubach thinks Matt Nordgren--the Bishop Lynch stud who went to the University of Texas and found himself killin' time behind Chris Simms and Vince Young--still has a shot at being an NFL quarterback. (Nordgren's now with the Philadelphia Eagles, who start rookie mini-camps this week.) Stauba ... More >>

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    April 21, 2005
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