The first time I saw Mayor Mike Rawlings deliver a prepared speech, he talked about changing the culture of southern Dallas by shooting it with bullets of economic development, so I had high hopes for his lunchtime state of the city address today at the Sheraton downtown. Other than some mild name-d ... More >>
An old friends passes along this story from the Associated Press: Former SMU great Forrest Gregg -- Birthright, Texas's own, and a two-time All-Southwest Conference selection in 1954 and '55 -- has disclosed that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Gregg, a first-round draft pick of the ... More >>
Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>
I'm sure the Sixth Floor Museum will be buzzing. Southfork Ranch. And, unless I'm gauging folks way wrong, during the upcoming Super Bowl week the gentlemen's establishments around D-FW will be jammed as well. But for football fans -- visitors and locals -- there's something you just gotta see. R ... More >>
OK, lemme see if I understand what happened in Philadelphia over the last couple days. Mayor Michael Nutter declares a state of emergency Sunday at 2 p.m. and tells everyone to stay off the road. Philadelphia International Airport eventually reports 12.4 inches of snowfall. The NFL responds by mov ... More >>
I hate you, Jimmy Johnson. Not for winning two Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys and then up and leaving in a huff, but for luring me into watching reality TV. I really despise reality TV. And, I admit, I'm really hooked on Survivor: Nicaragua. On CBS' hit show they call Johnson "Coach" ... More >>
10. Linebacker Anthony Spencer missed practice after getting his foot stepped on in Wednesday's warm-ups, but it's a day-to-day thing. No biggie. Second-year player Victor Butler took his place and didn't look out of place at all. 9. Rough day for the offense. Tony Romo was harassed int ... More >>
Happy Birthday, America. Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right? Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>
Tom Landry's StatueJohn Wooden had three golden rules that, come to think of it, would make us all better humans: Be on time. Don't curse. Never criticize your friends. The legendary UCLA basketball coach left our planet a worse place over the weekend, leaving behind a legacy of 10 national ... More >>
The 'Boys travel to southern Canada on Sunday afternoon. To help us understand more about the town that Favre built, then abandoned...A doctor in Green Bay came up with the 'don't eat the yellow snow' warning following the famous Ice Bowl game, when many of Vince Lombardi's players became serious ... More >>
Stephen Jones, Wade Phillips, Jerry Jones and some big whig from Ford kick off Cowboys Camp '09 by pretending to drive a pickup. Cue Brent Musberger: You are looking live!!! Let's do this every day, shall we? Okay, some days I'll split it into five observations from two separate practices ... More >>
The board of education.I'm 44. But I'm about to sound 84. It was a better world when paddling was a part of school. A safer world when "licks" between a teacher and student were punishment rather than perverted pleasure. Hear me out: I'm not condoning the 21 "licks" allegedly applied to the b ... More >>
Be patient, as this page, forwarded along by Friend of Unfair Park PeterK, may take a while to load. But it's totally worth it, especially if, on this post-Super Bowl Monday, you're looking to own your very own Vince Lombardi Trophy. Actually, claims Championship Rings, this trophy belonged to forme ... More >>
America's Team wants your dirty, sexy money. Lots of it.
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Gimme gimme shock treatment, or The Ramones on the big screen
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Stone fumbles the rock in Any Given Sunday
In 1970, Pat Toomay was scared he'd get drafted by Vince Lombardi. Something worse happened -- he ended up playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Years later, he'd realize what damage that wrought.
The cocktail country of the Lucky Pierres proves to be the right mix
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