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"Jerry's Never Seen a One-Dollar Bill In His Life!" and Other News and Random Notes

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One of the two parking-garage exits here at Unfair Park HQ's frozen over; explains why the office is now holiday empty. But before I quit it, a few items of interest to keep you warm:

USA Today profiles NBA All-Star Weekend co-host Mark Cuban, who's, like, mellowed in recent years; hence his burgeoning bromance with NBA commissioner David Stern, who, far as you know, is currently engaged in a heroic snowball battle with the mayor at the Dallas Convention Center. Says the Mavs owner: "Used to be a big win would be a highlight. Now coming home to my kids blows that away. Used to be I'd be upset about a loss for a day, maybe longer. Now, you come home ... and my youngest spits up on me, and that's more interesting, exciting than anything that possibly happens in the game." ...

Speaking of Cuban, seems Mike Modano has interest in joining the Mavs man in snapping up a piece of his Dallas Stars: "I'd like to be involved with anyone interested in buying," he tells ESPNDallas's Richard Durrett ...

And speaking of local sports team owners, after the jump you'll find video taken of Jerry Jones (and son Stephen and Cowboys coach Wade Phillips) during a trip to Miami for the Super Bowl last weekend. High-larious ...

Almost as funny: blogger Jason Judy's parking-lot snow-pirate ship ...

Not nearly as funny: the new Dallas Police Department Web series starring Lt. Andy Harvey, First Watch. The first "episode" is also after the jump, but you've been warned: Pilots are usually the worst episode in the lifespan of any series. You need more time for character development, and it's hard to find the rhythm and pace the first go-round. Also, needs a love interest, more explosions and maybe Bradley Whitford's mustache.

First Watch - 1st Episode from Dallas Police on Vimeo.

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