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2020 Was an Awful Year for Dallas Sports. The Previous Nine Weren't Great Either.

4 months ago by Richie Whitt
During a Zoom press conference with reporters on Oct. 27, Dallas Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Mike Nolan attempted to explain the inexplicable. Instead, he confirmed 2020. His team of tacklers, rich with high draft picks and big contracts, had two days earlier been repeatedly burned in a 22-point loss to the...
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How Dallas’ Car Culture Copes With a Pandemic

4 months ago by Sam Bonacci
On any given weekend during nice weather, car enthusiasts gather throughout the Dallas area. Shows of all kinds from lifted trucks to old-school lowriders happen in parking lots while amateur and professional racing take to the numerous tracks nearby. The coronavirus pandemic, however, has shut down events, increased charity drives...
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Nothing Can Stop Texans From Lawn Mower Racing

10 months ago by Mike Brooks
After the ongoing pandemic washed out the first events of the season, lawn mower racing in Texas got going again this past Saturday. The racers were excited to get back on the track, and we were pretty excited, too. Excited enough to make the one hour drive down to Wortham...
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Everything About Sports In 2020 Is at Least a Little Depressing, Even the Ballpark Tours

11 months ago by Stephen Young
Sports, like a lot of the remnants of our former lives, are creeping back into the picture. Live baseball is back on TV. So is live soccer, live NASCAR and live golf. The NFL Draft was a hopeful highlight of the spring for Cowboys' fans, and team owner Jerry Jones...
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A Pandemic, Looming Recession and Boundless Worry ... but Taking Away Sports Is Brutal

1 year ago by Richie Whitt
Texas Rangers opening day shoved into May. Dallas Mavericks playoff games awkwardly played in August. Texas Motor Speedway’s NASCAR race postponed into a murky future. Golf’s Byron Nelson Classic canceled altogether. Courtesy of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, even sports — our escape from reality — can’t escape reality. “Out of an...
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NASCAR: A Yankee Pastime

15 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
On Sunday The Dallas Morning News ran a piece reiterating the myth that NASCAR was once a regional--specifically southeastern--sport that has suddenly expanded into the major urban markets. Strangely, even NASCAR officials adhere to this and other myths (such as the disregard for non-southern drivers). Long-time fans are not so...
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No, Tom Cruise Is Not Running for President

1 year ago by Paige Skinner
Miles Fisher has an incredible Tom Cruise impression. So incredible, that some people actually fell for his impression and believe the Tom Cruise is running for offfice as the president of the United States. A few months ago, Fisher, a Dallas native, uploaded a video of his take of what...
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NASCAR in Texas: Gentlemen, Start Your Hormones

10 years ago by Richie Whitt
As you guys have probably figured out, I'm not a big fan of NASCAR the sport. But I dig NASCAR the scene. During this weekend's annual spring visit to Fort Worth -- capped by Saturday night's Samsung Mobile 500 -- there will be female roller derby, pig races, white trash, blue...
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NASCAR Legend Brings Moonshine to Modern Drinkers

10 years ago by Elizabeth Bair
Unless your grandpa is fermenting batches of white lightning in his backyard, you're going to be hard pressed to find authentic moonshine in this neck of the woods. The moonshining, bootlegging culture of Appalachia and the South has been the subject of many documentaries, so we won't rehash the details...
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After Further Review, NASCAR Has Everything

11 years ago by Richie Whitt
Wild weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. I saw girls in checkered-flag bikinis, monkeys selling programs, a rare pit-crew substitution and even a NASCAR fight. Delicious...

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