Troy Aikman

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    October 2, 2013

    The Terrifying Pre-Super Bowl Concussion That Scared the Hell Out of Troy Aikman

    Troy Aikman's concussion in the third quarter of the 1994 NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers is now just a footnote on the team's march to a second consecutive Super Bowl victory, which itself gets lost in telling of the mid-'90s golden age of America's Team. Aikman's injury gets ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Making Pie Out of Your Favorite French Fry Comments on Facebook

    Burgers get so much attention that the french fries served alongside them seem to get a cursory mention at best. That's a shame, because when cooked properly they are probably the most delicious way to eat a potato. When the insides are soft and pillowy, the outer crust has a little snap and the pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Inspired by The Yu Dog, 25 More Dishes to Honor DFW Sports Stars

    The Yu Dog at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has created a food media circus. But he's not the only DFW sports icon worthy of his own dish at The Ballpark in Arlington, Jerryland and the AAC. Here are some others. 1. Tom Landry Enormous fedora filled with chili. Feather garnish optional. 2. Nolan ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    So Why Did the Dallas Country Club Really Set Off Fireworks Last Night?

    Over on the News' ice cream blog, Robert Wilonsky reports that North Dallas was baffled last night by an unexpected firework display, allegedly to help celebrate the new clubhouse at the Dallas Country Club. But we all know that a little clubhouse opening isn't enough to warrant fireworks in the Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Staubach, Aikman and Other Cowboys Greats Throw Their Support Behind Tom Leppert

    Photo by Patrick MichelsReally, any reason to rerun this photo was fine.​Former Mayor Tom Leppert may well need a Hail Mary come the March 6 GOP primary -- if, that is, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst can maintain his frontrunner status in the race for the U.S. Senate. So, then, who better to l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    McDonald's TV is Here. So, Five Local Programming Ideas.

    ​McDonald's new phase of mind control and world domination is upon us: McTV is here. [ACTIVATE MIND CONTROL] McDonald's is launching the "McDonald's Channel," according to the LA Times, The "digital network of exclusive original content targeted at dine-in customers" is called McTV, and it w ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.2.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Raymond Radway was thiiiiis close -- three seconds, in fact -- to making the Cowboys' final roster. Then in Thursday night's 17-3 meaningless loss to the Dolphins the rookie free- ... 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 31, 2011

    Aikman's Agent Recounts QB's Concussions to Illustrate "Undiagnosed Health Epidemic"

    ​USA Today directs our attention to agent Leigh Steinberg's kick-off column for the Los Angeles Times's small-paper spin-off The Daily Pilot, which ran last week. In it Steinberg tackles the subject of concussions, which, he writes, have become an "undiagnosed health epidemic ... sweeping athletic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    The Greatest Individual Playoff Performance in the History of Dallas-Fort Worth Sports. Is Dirk's Dominant?

    ​The Mavs can play better than they did in Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference Finals. For the first time in the playoffs they allowed 100 points, 112 to be exact. The Thunder grabbed 11 offensive rebounds and, according to Mavs' coach Rick Carlisle, corralled 13 of the game's 20 loose bal ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    January 28, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.28.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sure the Mavs have won three in a row, but they've beaten no one -- Nets, Clippers and Rockets -- and when you blow a 25-point home lead to Houston and have to be bailed out by J.J. Bare ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    November 4, 2010

    "Hardass" Election Judge Explains Why Troy Aikman Got Really Wet Before Voting Tuesday

    Sam MertenTroy Aikman signs autographs last year while kicking off the inaugural Friends of the Katy Trail membership drive.​Inevitably, a slew of anecdotes make the rounds in the days following an election, most of which we're unfortunately sworn to secrecy not to expose. However, we've been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    The Seminar That's Too, um, Good to Be True?

    ​So much would you pay to hear a speech by Emmitt Smith? Troy Aikman? Terry Bradshaw? How about Zig Ziglar? Colin Powell? Laura Bush? Dr. Robert Schuller? Steve Forbes? Rudy Giuliani? $50? $100 $1,000? Never been to hear/see a motivational speaker, but listening to any of those wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Whitt's End: 7.30.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Bengie Molina. Cliff Lee. Jorge Cantu. Considering transactions like these this month, the Texas Rangers should be in bankruptcy every year. *If you remember the NFL back when it was a violen ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2010
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Line Goes Deep as Troy Aikman Helps Friends of the Katy Trail Kick Off Membership Drive

    Photos by Sam MertenNFL Hall of Famer and Fox broadcaster Troy Aikman braved the stiff winds and cool temperatures Thursday night while promoting the kickoff of the inaugural Friends of the Katy Trail membership drive. Joined by his two daughters, 7-year-old Alexa and 8-year-old Jordan, Aikman graci ... 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 >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    April 8, 2009

    Dallas' Only Daily Exploits Aikman's Misguided Hyperbole

    Troy, and even Chad, should realize this dude is the worst receiver trade in Cowboys' history.My old friend Troy Aikman says that if - I repeat, if - Roy Williams doesn't produce like a No. 1 receiver, then the Dallas Cowboys' trade to acquire  him last season will be "one of the biggest ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.27.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sorry to rain on Skip Bayless' - what, 14-year? - crusade, but Troy Aikman ain't gay. Went to the Pro Bowl and hung out with Aikman in Honolulu in '93. Lotsa drinks. LotsaLotsa hula girls. Guara ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Thanksgiving Leftovers

       *Cowboys 34, Seahawks 9. Toldja.    *Isn't it great to have a quarterback who makes plays when plays aren't there to be made? I'm thankful, Tony Romo. Very thankful.   *Turkey sure was good, but the digestion process and my blowout-induced nap was uncomfortably ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008

    The 10 Worst Quarterbacks in Dallas Cowboys’ History

    Holy hell, he's even worse than we thought. Giants Stadium has long been a house of horrors and horseshit for Dallas Cowboys’ quarterbacks. Hall of Famer Troy Aikman threw a career-high five interceptions in New Jersey in 2000. In ’01 backup Clint Stoerner topped that by tossing four pic ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008

    Troy over Tony: The Day a Dynasty was Born

    What if the Cowboys would have taken this guy over Troy Aikman. Cringe at the thought, I tell ya. Cringe. So there I was, a snotty-nosed lil’ 24-year-old. Couple years out of college, cutting my journalistic teeth at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. On this particular Sunday – Dec. 18, 1988 ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008

    You Know Who Has Troy Aikman's '93 Super Bowl Ring? Troy Aikman.

    Weird little story circulating in the nether regions of the Interwebs concerning well-known (almost legendary, matter of fact) con man Fred Brito and his claim that, yesterday, he became the "owner of Troy Aikman's 1993 Super Bowl Dallas Cowboy's Championship Ring." The folks over at The Landry Hat, ... More >>

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    January 23, 2008

    Don't Duet, Tony Romo!

    Been a few days since there's been any Jessica Simpson ... uh ... "news," but here's a tidbit worth a mention: Today comes conflicting word concerning her new country album, which she's set to record in Nashville. One source says Yoko Romo wants nothing more than for Cowboys QB Tony Romo to duet on ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2007

    ...and Thank You for Tony Romo

    'Tis the season to thank those who helped stuff our stockings with Tony Romo

  • 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

    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 >>

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    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 >>

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Mocking the Draft

    Don't look now, but it's sports' biggest waste of time

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006
  • News

    February 9, 2006

    Eight Is Enough

    Long before he was canonized, Troy Aikman was comical. Who knew?

  • News

    September 22, 2005

    Three Kings

    The legends you only thought you knew

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Drew Drive

    Cowboys quarterback of the future closer to being out on the street

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005
  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best "Why Me?" Look

    Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Sports-Talk Show

    Pretty much all of 'em on KTCK-AM (1310), The Ticket

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Bad Breakup

    We knew it had to end. But not like this. Not without one last fling.

  • Culture

    October 26, 2000

    Run, Emmitt, Run

    Dave Campo discovers that the formula for Cowboys success is the same as it ever was

  • Culture

    September 28, 2000

    Head Aik

    Hey, the mob's right: Troy is woozy and washed up--let's bring back Steve Pelluer!

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Rivalry

    Mickey Spagnola vs. Craig Miller

  • Culture

    September 24, 1998
  • News

    April 23, 1998

    Getting Madden

    A McKinney family sues Fox for sacking a young quarterback's dream

  • Culture

    October 30, 1997

    Passed up

    Cowboys QB Jason Garrett doesn't deserve to be a backup all his life

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    February 15, 1996
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    February 1, 1996
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