Awards and Accolades

Star-Studded Tuesday

The DASA awards make for the most, um, interesting pairings. Right, Scott?

If you have $200 – or perhaps $5,000 – burning a hole in your jorts, make plans to be at the Fairmont Hotel tonight for the 43rd annual Dallas All-Sports Association Awards Banquet. It’s the one chance a year for Joe Fan to mingle with the likes of Deion Sanders, Dave Tippett, Kyle Petty, Pat Summerall, Emmitt Smith, Mike Modano, Herschel Walker and mayor Tom Leppert, who all will be impersonating penguins.

The classy, black-tie event will honor, among others, Nancy Lieberman with its Legends Award, Tippett with its Tom Landry Award and Baylor’s Scott Drew with the Don Nelson Award.

"Dave Tippet to receive the Tom Landry Award"

Here’s hoping the good folks at DASA find the extra “t” dropped from the Stars’ coach’s last name before they engrave the trophy. -- Richie Whitt