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    April 15, 2010

    In Case You Wondered What It Was Like Inside Texas Stadium When It Blew ...

    Sure. You've seen the implosion of Texas Stadium from the parking lot. And in super-slow-mo. But thanks to the heads-up from USA Today, you can now witness it ... from inside Texas Stadium.

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    April 12, 2010

    Texas Stadium: Rest in Pieces

      You know it's a weird week when Mike Modano's final home game as a Dallas Star is only the second-saddest story. Went out to Texas Stadium Sunday morning for a funeral and - hate to admit this - but I cried. For a building. I know, silly. Or is it? Just after dawn - 7:07 a.m. if yo ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    What It Might Have Looked Like If Michael Bay Blew Up Texas Stadium

    No doubt you've seen Texas Stadium's adios a thousand times from 100 different angles since yesterday's implosion. But this morning, in the comments to Patrick and Nick's stills-and-video round-up posted first thing Sunday, Jeremiah Warren of Shoot Smash Boom sent word that he'd captured the whole t ... More >>

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    April 11, 2010

    Implosions in the Sky: One Last Great Memory from Texas Stadium

    Patrick Michels​The first blasts shot up at 7 this morning, setting off car alarms and cheers and waking up Sunday sleepers for miles -- and those were just the pre-implosion fireworks. Minutes later the real show began, as a series of dynamite blasts horseshoed around Texas Stadium, throwing up a ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.9.10

    ​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 >>

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    March 30, 2010

    After the Explosion: How Irving Might Wind Up Using Texas Stadium Site

    One of the early conceptual renderings for the Texas Stadium site, before officials decided to blow it up real good​Patrick will be along shortly with some photos and observations from today's final final media tour of what remains of Texas Stadium before the big blow-em-up on April 11. (Hey, ther ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    At Texas Stadium Today, A Few Former Dallas Cowboys Paid Their Last Respects

    Patrick MichelsNate Newton remembered his time at Texas Stadium: "I lived in an unreal world for 13 years."​A couple weeks ago, you may recall, we brought you a look inside what's left of Texas Stadium, which, to our eyes, looked just about ready to come down.Not about to let the stadium go quietl ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Clearly, Everything Gets a Logo These Days, Even Stuff About to Get Blowed Up

    ​Impossible to retrace the myriad steps that led me here this morning: to The Official Texas Stadium Implosion Web site, where you'll find a lengthy video shot inside the joint during Tuesday's media show-and-tell. I must say: This is a logo I can get behind: The artwork's playfully retro (like fe ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 16, 2010

    With Less Than A Month To Go, Texas Stadium is Getting Fitted for its Dynamite

    Patrick Michels​On April 11, Texas Stadium's going to be one great big pile of roof-and-buttress rubble and, to hear the City of Irving tell it, some of the prime real estate the DFW region has to offer.The explosives will take about a minute to detonate, beginning sometime around 6:30 or 7 a.m. - ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Scoreboard! Or: This Texas Stadium Relic Would Look Great Above Your Bed.

    ​Seems like we'll never be done with Reunion Arena or Texas Stadium, which is still loaded with shit the city of Irving would love to sell you for pennies on the penny. Like, oh, this scoreboard -- which, believe it or not, can be yours for the low, low price (so far) of ... $25?!?! (Same goes for ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Michael Jackson, That Little Rascal

    The Star-Telegram has rounded up a few folks who attended The Jacksons' three-night stopover at Texas Stadium in 1984, to which I referred yesterday. Contained therein is a story that I will spend the better part of today and the next who-knows-how-long fleshing out, if only because I've finally fou ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Farewell, Farrah Fawcett

    Corpus Christi native Farrah Fawcett, who died today at the age of 62 following a lengthy and very public battle with cancer, will be remembered for many things: Charlie's Angels, her hair, that pin-up poster, The Burning Bed (she could act!), her David Letterman appearance. But locals who actually ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    February 18, 2009

    Because, Apparently, Selling Used Stuff to Cowboys Fans Is Easier than Throwing it Away

    Patrick MichelsWorkers already took care of the Texas Stadium 50-year-line in January. But maybe you can still get Quincy Carter's old locker?Guess Jerry Jones didn't sell off every last scrap of Texas Stadium during his everything-must-go auction, as today the Dallas Cowboys send word that this wee ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Today at Texas Stadium, the Dallas Cowboys Deliver to the Highest Bidders

    Patrick MichelsYep, there goes the Dallas Cowboys star off the Texas Stadium 50-yard line. That happened just a few hours ago, on this first day for online auction winners to pick up their treasures.More coming soon from Intern Kelly on the scene in Irving, now that the entire stadium has turned int ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Cowboys Fans Take Home A Piece Every Conceivable Slice of Texas Stadium

    Patrick MichelsOne more piece of Texas Stadium sets out into the world.Tonight, somewhere in Texas, a Dallas Cowboys super-fan will return to home and mount a piece of signage above his family's fireplace. Maybe a naked section of wall space will already be waiting. "We Stop Selling Beer at The End ... More >>

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    December 26, 2008

    Whitt's End

    *I seem to be fresh out of cash, but I'll betcha some leftover Christmas fruitcake that the Cowboys don't win in Philly Sunday. A team that leads the league in penalties, can't get in sync on something as simple as the center-quarterback snap, and allows the longest back-to-back running plays in N ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    December 22, 2008

    Nevermores 33, Never Agains 24

    Lowlights from the final night at Texas Stadium: *I know the Buccaneers and Eagles lost yesterday and there's still hope for the Cowboys making the playoffs. But what happened Saturday night was inexcusable. *Safety Ken Hamlin, who played in the Pro Bowl last January, was unblocked and had b ... More >>

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    December 21, 2008

    My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

    I never claimed to be a great writer. Even a worse photographer.Nonetheless, armed with an iPhone and a life's worth of memories, I'd be honored if you'd allow me to take you on a tour of Texas Stadium's final night. Follow me. Right this way. Here it is. The house that Tex Schramm built and Tom Lan ... More >>

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    December 21, 2008

    A Wake for a Dump, or: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen to Texas Stadium

    Editor's note: Dave Lane, co-host of KTCK-AM's Saturday-morning The Orphanage reports from Texas Stadium last night:Texas Stadium always looked better on TV. In person, it was a concrete-and-chain-link craphole with tacked-on suites and suspect pools of standing water. Still -- as I was reminded y ... 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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    December 17, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Moments in the History of Grand Ol' Texas Stadium

      Fittingly, the stadium with the hole in the roof - so God could watch his favorite football team, duh - was christened by a 10-day Billy Graham crusade. A month later - Oct. 24, 1971 - Texas Stadium opened for Cowboys' business. Come Saturday night, the ol' joint at Loop 12 and Highway ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Godspeed, My Holy Friend

    T-Minus five days until the final Dallas Cowboys' game at Texas Stadium. I have a vague recollection of climbing atop Dad's shoulders and watching Don Meredith toss bombs to Bob Hayes at the Cotton Bowl, but basically my life's screenplay starts in Texas Stadium.   Section 12. Row 24. Seat 8.& ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Cowboys About to Get Farked Over

    This morning, I sort of casually mentioned that Your Dallas Cowboys had come up with one of the worst ideas in the history of goodbyes: allowing fans to choose the last song ever played over the Texas Stadium public address system following the Ravens game. That's the ballot pictured above -- and, y ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    The 10 Worst Sports Mascots of All-Time

    It was the worst of times. It was the best of times. In that order. There is a God. One who, of course, loves sports. And one who, when peering through the hole in the roof, hates what the Dallas Cowboys' ridiculous mascot does to his favorite team. In other words, Rowdy has been banned. ... More >>

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    November 17, 2008

    Texas Stadium: The Beginning of the End

    Four games and one auction left before our grand ol' theater is ... flattened? Three … Two … One … Go! To Texas Stadium’s going-out-of-business sale, that is. The official Texas Stadium auction begins this morning right here. From today through Dec. 6, fans can bid on select memora ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008
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    September 15, 2008
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    September 15, 2008
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    September 15, 2008
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    September 15, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    April 3, 2008

    Excitebike 2008

    Motocross hits Texas Stadium

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    Corporate Cowboys

    America's Team wants your dirty, sexy money. Lots of it.

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    March 29, 2007
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    April 24, 2006
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Sports Venue

    Texas Stadium

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    April 10, 2003

    Down & Dirty

    To the extreme

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    November 29, 2001

    Wing, No Prayer

    Texas Stadium hears what it sounds like when doves cry

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    April 8, 1999
  • Culture

    September 24, 1998
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    November 20, 1997

    Wrestling With Tragedy

    As the sole survivor of his family's ring dynasty, Kevin Von Erich struggles to keep a painful past alive.

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    August 21, 1997

    Bad Judgement

    State District Judge John Marshall is snared in allegations of misconduct

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    December 26, 1996
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    December 12, 1996
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    November 14, 1996

    60,000 naked men

    When the Promise Keepers revival rolls into town, every soul in sight gets exposed

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    January 18, 1996

    Evil's triumph at Texas Stadium

    Blesses are the Cheeseheads - even if they didn't make it to the Super Bowl

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