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    September 11, 2013

    Sports Illustrated's Massive Okie State Investigation Reveals that Dez Bryant Was Not a Very Good Student

    Sports Illustrated is now on day two of its five-day rollout of its breahless investigation of the Oklahoma State University football program. Dez Bryant, the Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver who played two seasons at OSU, was not mentioned in the first installment, which focuses on cash that boosters ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Jerry Jones on Salary Cap, CBA Negotiations: "It Doesn't Always Be The Way You Want It To Be"

    And here you thought the NFL lockout was over. Not hardly: As Peter King puts it this morning, yesterday's Sure Thing turned into Sour Grapes rather quickly, with the players refusing to sign off on the owners' done deal. Jerry Jones, in the piece, had no comment about the new-but-not-signed ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    NFL Players Really Don't Find Jerry Jones All That Intimdating. Hilarious, Maybe.

    ​On the other side, for those who haven't read it, is the class action complaint filed on Friday by the National Football League players (among those named: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Payton Manning and homegrown Aggie Von Miller, who's yet to be drafted) presently locked out by the team owners in the ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Jerry Jones Puts On a Show During NFL Labor Negotiations, and Gets Panned

    ​You've waited for this moment all your life. Practiced. Rehearsed. Trained. Sacrificed. Compromised. Even went to college class, some of the time. But now, on the eve of a major company extending you a lucrative dream job, veteran workers at the company are suddenly urging you not to ac ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    The Top 10 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Covers in the History of Ogling

    ​Whether her name is Irina Shayk or Iwanna Shake, we've fallen for it again. Every year I hear the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is about to hit stands and my initial reaction is to yawn. We don't have harsh winters in Dallas plus, don't know if you've heard, but you can find women i ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Don't Be Surprised If You See a Lot of Folks Who Look Like Tom Landry Next Month

    ​This morning Sports Illustrated launched a site allowing folks to vote on the Most Decisive Super Bowl Moments, which coincides with a list that appears in the issue hitting stands today. One moment -- a "game-changing play, player's leadership or coach's decision" -- from each Super Bowl is pull ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    What Do the Mavs Have to Do to Get You Invested?

    ​I'm in. After watching the Dallas Mavericks win seven in a row and vault to the NBA's second-best record I've officially got my basketball Jonesing. ESPN believes, as they have the Mavs ranked No. 4. So does Sports Illustrated, who shoves Dallas all the way to No. 1. I know a win over the lo ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Does Josh Hamilton Have a Chance to Be Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year?

    ​Let's see, he's won a batting title, an American League MVP, multiple Ginger Ale showers, our hearts and - almost, sorta -  a World Series. Today Texas Rangers' outfielder Josh Hamilton goes for another coveted honor - Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year. Little deb ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Packers 45, Cowboys 7: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. As of now, Wade Phillips has his regularly scheduled press conference today at 4 p.m. from Valley Ranch. But stay tuned. 9. Nose tackle Jay Ratliff vomited near the bench in the fourth quarter. Fans beat him to it hours earlier. 8. Seven points. Four turnovers. A 38-point defeat that fel ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Dallas Mavericks Pick a Really Bad Night to Start the 2010-11 Season

    ​Poor Mark Cuban. With his billions and success, seems weird to type that. But think of his plight: In August he came this close to buying the Texas Rangers. Now not only are those same Rangers on the verge of winning the World Series, they're taking a big steamy, stinky one on his Dallas Ma ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Whitt's End: 9.17.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Of all the teams that lost in Week 1 of the NFL season, betcha there's only one that spent the last couple days explaining and defending their organizational flow chart: Your Dallas Cowboys. *On ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    SI Cover Jinx: University of Texas?

    ​Not sure I get all the hype over Texas this year. I know the Big 12 media picked Oklahoma to win the South, but Texas is ranked No. 4 by Sports Illustrated and - uh-oh - on the cover this week. Last time I checked UT lost a quarterback named Colt McCoy and a receiver called Jordan Shipley an ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Miles Austin on the Cover of Sports Illustrated. Uh-Oh.

    ​For the second time in 2010, Dallas Cowboys' receiver Miles Austin has made the cover of Sports Illustrated. A sign of stardom? Or a jinx waiting to strike? Austin is on this week's cover curiously wearing a No. 2 jersey (as a Yankees fan, he was honoring Derek Jeter during a minicamp practi ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    The Top 10 Hottest TV Women in Dallas/Fort Worth: 5.11.10

    Iola Johnson - The Original.​Tony Romo, you've been warned. In the spirit of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, the first two winners of The Sportatorium's Hottest TV Women in the Metroplex are, um, gone. Yep, Erin Hawksworth (to Boston) and Megan Henderson (to L.A.) packed up and left ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Is Manny Pacquiao Coming Back to Cowboys Stadium in November? With Mayweather?

    Patrick Michels​Manny Pacquiao performing after his March 13 fight at Cowboys Stadium​That's what promoter Bob Arum suggests to Sports Illustrated today: Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring November 13, and right now, says Arum, "I have reserved the date and both the Dallas Cowboys Stadium an ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 3.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Randy Galloway - who's forgotten more Rangers' baseball than I'll ever learn - says a disgruntled former employee blackmailed the organization and ultimately&nbs ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Ron Washington Apologizes, and We Talk to MLB About "Drugs of Abuse"

    Before posting anything about Sports Illustrated's breaking story about Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington's positive test for cocaine last July, I wanted to clarify one question: How often are managers tested for drug use? Because initially, the SI story didn't say, though now it's been updated t ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.12.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The combo of weather and injuries and chicken shits is diminishing NBA All-Star Weekend. No Kobe Bryant. No Allen Iverson. No LeBron James in the dunk contest. Silver lining: Mavs' icon Dirk Nowit ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    Snow Balls: Not Surprised Dennis Gilbert Leads Pack of Potential Rangers Owners

    Dennis Gilbert​Dennis Gilbert's emergence as the "surprise favorite" to shag Your Texas Rangers, as Sports Illustrated puts it this morning, is no surprise to the Friends of Unfair Park who took a break from Thanksgiving break and stopped by Friday. Former New York Times baseball writer Murray Cha ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    The Mavs Make Sports Illustrated! Well, Sorta.

    Most years I chuckle at Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue. The blatant pandering. The absolutely non-sports of it all. The shrinking bikini photos that are just this close to being NSFW. But while examining this year's offering I had two new thoughts: 1. Hey, sounds like I'm describ ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    This Timeout Brought to You By the Good Folks at ... Spring!

    Ice schmice. Guess what's just around the corner? Spring training.   Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue.     St. Patrick's Day. 

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    November 24, 2008

    Pacman Jones Lands Radio Show with The Ticket's Bob and Dan

       Okay, not really. But we can dream, right?      Because if Pacman Jones did get his own show with The Ticket's informative and entertaining Bob Sturm and Dan McDowell, the corrupt Cowboy returning to practice at Valley Ranch today would mysteriously fall on hard times and ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    The King and I

    Debbie Downer body language. Broken pinkie. Disappointing results. The SI Jinx at work? I'd like to call out Sports Illustrated's Peter King for turning tail on your Dallas Cowboys. Way I remember it, once upon a time King picked the Cowboys to make it to this season's Super Bowl. (Of course ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008

    Peter King Doesn't Think Much of Your Dallas Cowboys in New SI

    This photo comes from the Web site I will fight you. In this week's Sports Illustrated Peter King dissects the Dallas Cowboys' woes, and far as he's concerned, last week's win over Tampa Bay was just postponing the "inevitable disappointment" that comes with realizing your Super Bow ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    The ’Boys Will Be Boys Are Back

    Jeff Pearlman's book about the '90s Cowboys may be better, but mine is, um, older? Don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s a little tussle between a couple decent football teams at Texas Stadium in, oh, about nine hours. If you’re more intellectual ponderer than face-painter, I’ve got ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Terrell Owens: Role Model

    T.O. vs. T.O. Cowboys’ receiver Terrell Owens will be on the cover of October's Sports Illustrated. SI for Kids, that is. The special video game issue will feature T.O. and the Madden NFL ’09 version of T.O. interviewing each other. So, twice as nice? Or double trouble? -- Richie Whi ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008

    Oh, no. It’s Romo!

    Did the Cowboys just lose the Super Bowl? Did Tony Romo just lose his mojo? Did I just answer a question with a question? Just got my Sports Illustrated and guess who’s on the cover, defiantly laughing at the mag’s notorious jinx? That’s right, Tony Friggin’ Romo. Of course, it ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Hard Knocks: Week 3

    I give it a B- so far. The five best moments from last night’s Hard Knocks: Week 3. Or did I miss something? 5. Jerry Jones and Sports Illustrated’s Peter King talking – I think – while munching popcorn. Free Sportatorium T-shirt to anyone who provides me an accurate transcript of th ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Ex-BaD Radio Intern Mike Bacsik Finds New Way to Kill Time in the Minors

    Back in May, ESPN noted that Duncanville High School grad and former Ticket intern Mike Bacsik is toiling away in the minors, after having become a footnote in history following his serving up home run No. 756 to Barry Bonds exactly one year ago. Today, Sports Illustrated plays catch-up with the lef ... More >>

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    May 28, 2008

    The Back of Josh Hamilton's Head Has Never Looked Prettier

    Sam Merten's most favoritist ball player in the history of leather and wood graces the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated, and as beautiful as the cover is, Albert Chen's story is even better. The title: "The Super Natural." The lead: Josh Hamilton is at peace now, at peace even when he sleeps. ... More >>

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    May 28, 2008

    Hump Day for the Rangers? Almost.

    Last time we saw a Ranger on the cover gas was $1.20 and this guy was a high-school sophomore. You haven’t even made it to your afternoon smoke break and already the Rangers have again failed to summit Mount Mediocrity. For the fourth time in the last two weeks Texas needed a win to get a ... More >>

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    May 6, 2008

    Cowboys Catch-Up

    Get it? While the Mavs have been imploding and the Stars surging, your Dallas Cowboys have made some news of their own. In no particular order: *Tony Romo is not married to Jessica Simpson … Yet. *With Dallas’ first full-squad minicamp still two weeks away, is it too early for Sp ... More >>

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    April 28, 2008

    Jon Bon Jovi on Fellow AFL Owner Jerry Jones: "It's All Hugs and Kisses."

    Tonight at 7 p.m. in Philly, the 7-0 Dallas Desperados play the 8-0 Philadelphia Soul -- you know, the team owned by Jon Bon Jovi? Moments ago, Sports Illustrated posted a lengthy Q&A with Bon Jovi about tonight's ... historic contest of undefeated Arena Football League teams. Bon Jovi, of cou ... More >>

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    March 18, 2008

    Items of Interest, Far As You Know

    A couple of random notes to keep you dry. First off, turns out we now have some idea why Justice Department official raided the offices of Dallas-based ice maker Reddy Ice earlier this month. Something to do with, oh, allegations of price-fixing, revealed late last week in a federal lawsuit filed in ... More >>

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    February 13, 2008

    Trying To Make a Warehouse Story Sexy

    Sports Illustrated I was trying to decide which of these stories with which to start the morning: the one from the Wall Street Journal about how last year, developers built 18.6 million square feet of warehouse-distribution space in the DFW, which kicks the ever-loving crap outta the Riverside-San ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008
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    December 13, 2007

    The Leaked List from the Mitchell Report -- and Hooray for the Home Team!

    OK, if it's good enough for USA Today, it's good enough for Unfair Park to link to blogger Will Bardwell's site, which contains the alleged names of the baseballers allegedly named in the steroid-juiced Mitchell Report due within the hour. WNBC-TV in NYC originally posted the list but removed it whe ... More >>

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    June 27, 2007

    Lil' Nellie All Growed Up

    You might not know this, but Donn Nelson was a pretty good college ball player too. Last week, Tom Hicks re-signed wonderboy Jon Daniels to run the Ranger’s sinking (though surprisingly more buoyant of late) ship through 2009, even though the team has one of the worst records in baseball and Danie ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007
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    April 3, 2007

    You Better, You Bust

    Michael Farber at just posted a great piece about Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco, the amazing regular-season netminder who always seems to choke in the post-season. Love the opening-paragraph anecdote: The food was exquisite, the evening historic. On the March night that Mike Modano became ... More >>

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    March 7, 2007

    Dismember the Titans

    Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly goes Troutt fishing in this week's issue. Last summer came word that local billionaire Kenny Troutt was spending a small chunk of his estimable fortune to bankroll two youth AAU basketball teams, both called the Texas Titans. (One's made up of third-graders; the othe ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007
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    January 11, 2007

    "Chuckling With Irony"

    Marshall Colt, the guy who fumbled away the Big Game in North Dallas Forty, is now a sports-psychology consultant. Uh...Tony? This week's issue of Sports Illustrated, which is out today, doesn't merely point out the obvious (and the already pointed-out): that Tony Romo's bobble of the field-goal sna ... More >>

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    December 20, 2006
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    October 4, 2006

    Silver and Gold

    You get the sense from the new Sports Illustrated that Jerry Jones wanted T.O. to B.L.O.W. when he signed him as a Cowboy. As expected, all things considered, the new issue of Sports Illustrated has a feature about the Dallas Cowboys' week that was; something to do with T.O.'s O.D. one week ago toda ... More >>

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    May 31, 2006

    Rocket Landing

    Sports Illustrated They don't call him The Rocket for nothing. Those hoping the Texas Rangers' World Series push would be led by Roger Clemens, get a clue. Baseball's worst-kept secret became official this morning when the seven-time Cy Young Award-winner signed a one-year, $22 million contract wit ... More >>

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