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Texas Stadium

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Looking Back at Some Other Local Music MTV Moments (Not All Involving the Toadies, Swear)

    I see our music blog's celebrating MTV's 30th today by ticking off a few Dallas-music-related moments featured on the former music network over the years. I have since reminded our music editor: I'm old. So old I recall off the top of my bald head a few that were left off the list -- like, say, the ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011
  • News

    April 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Cowboys Kicker: It's David Buehler's Job to Lose

    ​As we'll do Friday at noon, Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan Newy Scruggs and I visited with Dallas Cowboys' vice president Stephen Jones. We asked him about Flozell Adams and Doug Free and Jared Gaither and Brandon Marshall and the fall of Texas Stadium and NFL overtime and, oh yeah, we asked him a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Are You Ready for Some (College Bowl Game) Football?!

    ​While Cowboys Stadium is a greedy, event-eating monster and Texas Stadium is an icon about to be reduced to novelty-act rubble, the Cotton Bowl is still a living, breathing attraction. Barely. Later this month in Phoenix the NCAA will likely grant certification to the start-up Dallas Footbal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Whitt's End: 1.8.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Texas Stadium's last breath will be taken as nothing more than some tween's mac-'n-cheese, push-'n-pulverize, real-life video game? As a whole, we suck. *Alabama > Texas. Toldja. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Hey, Kids, Does Kraft Mac & Cheese Give You a Cheddar Explosion? Then You're in Luck.

    ​No doubt you've already heard: On New Year's Eve the Irving city council voted to let Kraft Macaroni & Cheese blow up Texas Stadium in exchange for $75,000 cash money. And now, Kraft's NYC-based publicist sends word that "one lucky kid (ages 9-12) who has made a positive, explosive impact to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    R.I.P, Reunion Arena: My Eulogy (Extended Remix Version).

    I officially grew old yesterday afternoon. Once you've seen the rise and fall of a sports stadium, you've officially, um, been around the block. I remember a kinder, gentler era in Dallas when as a little punk I'd peer out the family Fury along I-35 and gaze in wonderment at The Sportatorium, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Texas Stadium: Rest in Peace. Er, Pieces.

    Don't know if I'll be able to watch when Texas Stadium's memories are reduced to mush.​Spent yesterday afternoon out at Cowboys Stadium, where about 30 mayors - from Southlake to Sunnyvale - convened for an update as to the goings-on about Super Bowl XLV. By the way, 445 days and counting . ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Cowboys Tickets?

    ​Even if you've never heard of the Fan Cost Index, the name is pretty self-explanatory: It's what a family of four could expect to spend at a sporting event, simple as that. Factored into the costs, per Team Marketing Index's arguable equation: the price of two adult average price tickets, two chi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Cowboys Stadium: Reviewing Our Suite Dreams

    Somehow seven years ago I didn't forsee 5-star bars equipped with back-lit chandeliers and littered with HDTVs.​Back in 2002 when I was at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram we first started getting wind that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was toying with the idea of building a new stadium. "Ga ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009
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    December 23, 2008

    The Worst Cowboys Song Ever and "The Oddest" High School Game Ever

    Know Your Dallas Cowboys, apparently, has an endless supply of videos from the Dallas Cowboys Christmas '86 album. This one, featuring some old-timers, is particularly appropriate, given Texas Stadium's tepid adios on Saturday night. And, in other local football news -- actual news -- in the spirit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 17

    Back in August I started with a mythical bankroll of $10,000, courtesy of Bodog Online Gaming. First of all, because their site is easy to navigate. Second, because they're based in Costa Rica and have had minimal success tracking me down in the past. I was to analyze games of local inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Spider-man Never Comes to Town Anymore, Which is a Shame

    You'd best act now on this collectible comic, which came gratis with a Dallas Times Herald back in 1983 and is going for pennies on the pound for two more days. (This eBay'er wants $100, good God.) Though, come to think of it, the Texas Stadium Spidey's probably more appropriate, what with tomorrow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Go Ahead. Pick The Last Song To play At Texas Stadium. Just Don't Pick Skynyrd, OK?

    A funny little thread over on Unfair Park this morning, surrounding the fact that the Cowboys are letting the fans choose the final song to even be played at Texas Stadium through an online poll. The screen shot above shows the mind-blowing options up for the prestigious honor, although, thankfully, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    For that Special Someone on Your List, How About an AA Flight Simulator?

    There's a small but interesting item of note on the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Facility Improvement Corporation Board's meeting agenda today -- and, right, whatever that is. Seems American Airlines is looking to unload one of its flight simulators. It's not for one of the big planes, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Jonas Brothers Predict Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Victory!

    Gather the kiddies 'round the warm glow of the computer monitor: The Jonas Brothers were on CNN this morning! And they were sitting on the field at Texas Stadium, where, tomorrow, they'll perform during halftime of Cowboys-Seahawks to kick off the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Christmas charity campai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Now, You Can Hang Your Clothes in Tony Romo's Locker

    Richie mentioned it this morning, but it's worth repeating this afternoon if you're searching for one-of-a-kind Cowboys collectibles for those on your holiday wish list. Beginning today through December 6, the Dallas Cowboys are auctioning off damned near the entire contents of Texas Stadium, in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    This Just In: The Readers Retort

    Shame on me. How oh how will I ever make it up to her? Look, I make my fair share of mistakes. Some of my (severely broke and suddenly former) friends would say more than my fair share. Point is, I don’t need the U.S. House Oversight Committee to let me know when I’ve, in fact, overlooke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008
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    October 7, 2008

    Be Good For Goodness Sakes -- Rich Too -- As Neimans Debuts Christmas Book

    On a day when the Dow Jones has dropped another 300-plus points, Neiman Marcus went ahead and debuted its 2008 Christmas Book -- that that! Or maybe you have some loose coin to spend on the most wonderful wish list, which includes "each and every 45 RPM vinyl record that was listed on the Billboard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Good News. Bad News.

    The good: Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman is running around the field in warm-ups. Looks like he'll play, but I bet he won't start. The bad: Texas Stadium is blaring that annoying and -- at least I thought -- forgotten "Um-buh-rella-uh" song. Ay. Ay. Ay.-- Richie Whitt

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    So, What Did I Miss?

    So, just at kickoff, the Internet in our Texas Stadium press box broke. Or something. Let's catch up: *Cowboys' fans started an "Eagles Suck!" chant before kickoff. Proud of you guys. Really. *Terence Newman did start after all. But so did Pacman. Roy Williams, notsamuch. Hmm. *Kicke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Do Not Read This If Your Name is Adam “Pacman” Jones

    So many directions I could've gone with this photo. But, lookie here, I took the high road. For once. I know Cowboys’ born-again cornerback/returner Pacman Jones has – at least temporarily – sworn off topless clubs. But the news from Las Vegas may make him re-think his vow of relative celi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    That ’70s Show

    Squint real hard and see the similarities. At long last, the ’70s are back. Women are again wearing Halston. Television viewers are glued to CBS’ hit Swingtown. Two movies founded on the old decade’s staples of Star Wars and ABBA – The Clone Wars and Mamma Mia – were among last week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Is it Bigger Than a Bread Basket?

    Biggest Dallas sports ticket. Ever. Just got my grubby little hands on what will be one of the hottest tickets in Metroplex sports history – the final regular-season Cowboys game at Texas Stadium. As you can see, the Cowboys certainly think it’s big. The actual ticket to the Saturday, De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Jerry Jones Wants You (To Answer Phone Calls and Take Reservations)

    Or, another entry in the ongoing Unfair Park series "Local Sports Venue Help-Wanted Ad." Texas Stadium has but one season left till it becomes Irving's Reunion Arena. Which doesn't mean it's not too late to work for Mister Jerry: Says here the joint's looking for someone to work as the coordinator a ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    R.I.P. Reunion

    Good riddance to a bad arena that provided only mediocre moments

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Jonestown Just Got, Um, Affordable?

    Jerry Jones is an ego-maniac. A cold-blooded, bottom-line businessman. A ruthless competitor hell-bent on acquiring the biggest, baddest toys on the planet. And, lest I forget, a friggin' genius. Exhibit A is yesterday’s announcement of the pricing for about 50,000 reserved, season-ticket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    Monday Morning Meanderings

    While most of you were sleeping, this guy scored. Exciting. Excruciating. Exhausting. … Exalting. In an epic hockey game that climaxed a fantastic series and prompted lots of bleary eyes, Brenden Morrow scored in the fourth overtime — at 1:23 a.m. thank you very much — to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Army to Step Up Recruiting Among Local Latinos -- Using Robots and Video Games

    Fifty U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq last month -- the highest death toll suffered by the military in that country since September. And more than a year after a roadside bomb left him burned over 97 percent of his body, the so-called "Miracle Man, Marine Sgt. Merlin German, died in San Antonio on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2008

    Wrestling With Bad News: WCCW's Legendary Gary Hart Died Yesterday

    If you were a fan of the local wrestling scene in the 1980s (hand raised high), you know the name Gary Hart -- man was larger than life, even when standing alongside the likes of the Fritz von Erich and his big boys. Hart was danged near responsible all by himself for the success of the World Class ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007

    The Quarterback's Girlfriend

    You remember Cowboys-Eagles, December 2006, right? No? Here's your complete recap, most notably: Tony Romo goes 14 for 29, adding up to 142 yards, one touchdown and two picks. And one singing girlfriend, sitting in a Texas Stadium box. Which was bad, but not as bad as 13 for 36, resulting in 214 yar ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2007

    The Dallas Cowboys' Dumbsday Defense

    Despite Dallas' 5-1 start, the Phillips 3-4 has been stupefying

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    The Big Heart of Eugene Lockhart

    Thanks to Eugene Lockhart, more than 500 kids are off the 1,800-long Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas waiting list. That. Is. Amazing. If you listened to KTCK-AM (1310) last week, you no doubt noticed that several of the station's shows were broadcasting on and off throughout the week from Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2007

    Crazy Ray's Memorial Service is Open to the Public

    The Dallas Cowboys just put on their Web site plans for a memorial service in honor of Wilford "Crazy Ray" Jones -- the team's "unofficial mascot of 44 years" who died Saturday morning at the age of 76. If you're so inclined, it will take place at 10 a.m. this Saturday in the Stadium Club inside Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2006
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    December 15, 2006
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    November 24, 2006

    Black Good Friday

    Every guy in this city officially has a man-crush on Tony Romo. Hey, what's Jessica Simpson got Richie Whitt doesn't? I went to Texas Stadium for the Cowboys' mauling of the Bucs, and this season has suddenly transformed from sad to surreal. Yep, all because of an undrafted free agent out of tiny E ... More >>

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Sis-Boom-Blah

    Her Cowboys spirit is willing, but her rhythm is weak

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2006

    Terrell Owens Loves Kids!

    At least, that's what Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver wants you to think as tries to ingratiate himself to a community more inclined to remember him as the dude who took a figurative dump on the Texas Stadium star during his days as a trouble-makin' Philadelphia Eagle. Says here on his Web site that i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2006
  • Calendar

    December 23, 2004

    Ball Games

    Poker and Monday Night Football go hand in hand at Firewater

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2003
  • News

    January 2, 2003

    2002 Revealed

    An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?

  • Culture

    December 31, 1998

    Anywhere but here

    1998 was a great year for sports...just not in Dallas

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