Morning Motivation

All you gotta do around here is listen and, just through osmosis, you'll learn how to win Cy Young Awards, re-write recent history and, come Monday, be absolutely perfect. Roger Clemens stopped in Dallas today to speak at the SMU Athletic Forum. Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells is now chirping "Toldjaso" about a quarterback switch to Tony Romo that last week he shrugged unsurely about. And Monday morning a group of about 1,000 top-level business execs attending the the 12th Annual Breakfast With A Champion will be fixated on Hall of Fame coach Don Shula.

Yes, that one. The author of the only perfect season (17-0 in '72) in NFL history. The breakfast, benefiting March of Dimes, will be emceed by blast-from-the-past Scott Murray starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Westin Galleria. Tickets run from $25,000 for a sponsorship table down to $150 for individuals wanting a crack at seeing the closest thing left to Tom Landry. Best way to get an autograph: Stand up and wave a white napkin during Shula's speech. And tell 'em Richie sent ya. --Richie Whitt

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Robert Wilonsky
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