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Troy Aikman

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Most Exciting (Non-Football) Super Bowl Moments!

    TEXANS CELEBRATE AMERICA - Neither of the pre-game patriotic performances achieved Whitney Houston-level kudos, but both were delivered tastefully and capably. Lindale's Miranda Lambert did some nice harmonizin' with her hubby on "America the Beautiful," and Burleson's Kelly Clarkson shared her Nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.16.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Every once in a while I take Michael Young for granted. I think of him as a step-slow, reaction-reduced fielder. Then I go to Rangers Ballpark, watch him rip a bases-loaded double down ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011

    Charles Haley and Kenny Rogers Go Hunting For Redemption

    After rocky careers off the field, two local bad boys rehab their reps.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Also Gave Us ... The Greatest Moment in Texas Football History?

    ​I was flattered when the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee approached me late in 2009 to help construct and singularly author its prodigious Century in the Making project. What started with 250 of the greatest moments in Texas football history -- high school, college and pro -- ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2011
  • Dining

    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    In Case You're Thinking About Going to the NFL Experience at the Convention Center ...

    Photos by Sam MertenI just saved you $25. You're welcome.​I'm not exactly sure what I expected when I chose to join other media folks this afternoon at the Dallas Convention Center for a tour of the NFL Experience, but let's just say I felt cheated even though I hadn't spent a dime. Promoted a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Finding Brett Favre's Place Among the NFL's Greatest QBs of All Time as I Rank the Top 10

    How high did I rank this guy? You'll be surprised.​OK, so yesterday I asked you to give me your thoughts on Brett Favre's legacy now that he appears to have played his last game. Unfortunately, only a few of you weighed in. In an attempt to spark some serious debate, here are my top 10 quarterback ... More >>

  • News

    November 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The Top 10 Worst Quarterbacks in the History of Your Dallas Cowboys

    ​In his first NFL action in almost two years, Jon Kitna immediately served notice of one thing Monday night at Cowboys Stadium: When starting quarterback Tony Romo went down with a broken collar bone, the Cowboys' season swirled down the toilet with him. Kitna's stats don't look awful: 16 of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Numbers With Friends: The All-Time Cowboys' Fantasy Roster

    ​I grew up with Drew Pearson, covered Michael Irvin and have the highest hopes for Dez Bryant. But should the Cowboys' rookie receiver from Oklahoma State be allowed to wear the sacred No. 88? The Cowboys revere uniform numbers, but they don't retire them. Should they? You don't see No. 8 or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    SMU Cornerback Gets His Bell Rung

    ​Last Sept. 12, SMU cornerback Derrius Bell suffered a concussion in a game at Alabama-Birmingham. Sidelined for three weeks, he returned against TCU and, on the game's first play, violently hit a Frog receiver after a reception. The tackle forced a fumble, and gave Bell another concussi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 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

    February 2, 2010

    LeAnne Novacek: RIP

    ​Jay Novacek was always a unique dude. Okay, I'll say it, he was a little weird. During my time covering the Dallas Cowboys for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he was always friendly, yet sorta edgy. For example, one year on the eve of training camp at St. Edward's University in Austin ... 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 5, 2010

    Super Bowl XLV to Bring Quite the Collection of Gridiron Greats to Woodrow Next Week

    ​Tony Fay started working for the Dallas Mavericks in 1987 as the media relations intern; by the time he left in '99, he was director of communications -- which was no easy feat back then, given that was six months before Mark Cuban bought the then-struggling franchise just off a lockout season. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    The Top 10 Couples I'd Like to See on DWTS

    ​Granted, it would force me to actually watch the ridiculousy cheesy show, but I'd be willing to stomach Dancing With The Stars' sequins and sass and smarminess of Tom Bergeron if only I could orchestrate whom was boogieing down with whom. Following in the "Foxtrot" footsteps of Emmitt S ... More >>

  • News

    August 13, 2009
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    August 10, 2009

    Hall of Fame. Or Bust?

    Who's next?​Hard to remember way back when we bitched and moaned about a "Cowboys bias" in the Pro Football Hall of Fame isn't it? Saturday night in Canton receiver Bob Hayes became the 11th Cowboy inducted into Canton, continuing a trend that has seen four Dallas stars earn immortality ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Brush With Greatness Edition

    My career has its perks. I've sipped Mai Tais on Waikiki Beach with Troy Aikman. Shaken hands with Wayne Gretzky moments after his final NHL game. Seen - first hand - Roger Federer win at Wimbledon, Michael Johnson triumph in Atlanta and Michael Jordan sink his last shot as a Chicago Bull. And as I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Last Call For Your Piece of Texas Stadium

    Weird to have the visitation two months after the funeral. But hey, it's Texas Stadium, don't let the effed-up order deter your ogling. If you haven't yet paid your last respects to the house that Tom Landry built, Troy Aikman upgraded and Jerry Jones sentenced to the wrecking ball, this w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Touchdown, Obama! and other Inauguration Sports Benchmarks

    If you know me, you know the only the reason I'm happy to have George Dubya Bush back in Dallas is because it means he's no longer in Washington, D.C. As I've said all along, he's a good guy. Just a really bad President. But that's ancient history, right? Today we shake the Etch-o-Sketch for a clean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2008

    Former Cowboy Frank Cornish Dead at 40

    Rest in peace, No. 68. Sobering news this afternoon as former Dallas Cowboy Frank Cornish was found dead last night in his Southlake home of an apparent heart attack. Cornish, who would’ve been 41 next month, was just yesterday talking to former Cowboys about an upcoming mini-reunion. Play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008
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    October 18, 2007

    Scattershooting ...

    The best reason to try out for the Dallas Desperados, we're thinking. Scattershooting … while wondering whatever happened to this guy. The Lakers might be dumb enough to trade Kobe Bryant. But, sorry, Mavs fans, they aren’t stupid enough to deal him to a Western Conference team ... If the VIP ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2007

    Romo Arigato

    Thanks to their dynamic quarterback, Cowboys will enjoy many happy endings

  • 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 >>

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    Romo Holiday

    Tony Romo makes a short, sweet journey from anonymous backup to A-list celebrity

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    The State's Taking the "Security" Out of Social Security Numbers

    Here's a lead that makes you want to keep on reading: Troy Aikman may not be happy about it, but the State of Texas has made his address and social security number available via the Internet. It comes from this story published today, which says that a fraud-prevention expert has discovered that the ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2007

    Red Bull

    Familiar freckled face will give Cowboys offense wiiiings

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    Commit or Quit

    Richie thinks Norv Turner might make a good head coach for Your Cowboys. Friends of Unfair Park, discuss. David Beckham is coming. Barbaro is going. And, thanks to Bill Parcells, Your Dallas Cowboys are stuck smack-dab in the middle of nowhere. Should the 65-year-old asshole (now there's a mental i ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    We Are the Champions

    Honchie creates, claims award

  • News

    October 26, 2006

    Tony Oh-No

    The Cowboys' quarterback swap signals the beginning of the end

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Canton Cowboy

    Despite a run-of-the-mill reputation, Drew Bledsoe owns a Hall of Fame résumé

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Fast Track

    Former Cowboy's big dreams diverted to small schools

  • News

    September 29, 2005

    Invinci-Bill

    Exactly why is Parcells Dallas' dictator?

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Oh, Shut Up

    Everyone has an opinion--even Troy Aikman

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Lizzie Does Dallas

    Plus: Oh, My Aikman Balls

  • News

    August 9, 2001

    Falling Stars

    Who let the air out of the Cowboys? Jerry, Dave, Tony, the heat--you name it. A preview of Dallas' dying days.

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Instant Karma

    Why do we buy drinks for celebrities?

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Media Bias

    All year, we tell you who's been naughty. Now, a list of those whose work is nice.

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    :cueless

    Buzz hacks through the past in search of the cool cats and fools of the year that was

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Poor, Starving Writers

    Freelancers complain that the DMN's contracts are killing them

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Scrambling for cover

    Randall Cunningham wants to be a backup. Really. But the one thing he's never outrun is quarterback controversy.

  • Culture

    November 26, 1998

    A fan's sour notes

    Were yesterday's heroes better than today's?

  • Culture

    October 5, 1995

    A managers memories

    Red Sox skipper Kennedy remains bitter about turn with Rangers

  • Culture

    January 19, 1995

    Barry blew it

    Switzer's casual approach caught up with the Cowboys

  • Culture

    January 5, 1995

    Redundancy factor

    'Boys are cranky-- and that's good

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