Michael Irvin, a black pickup and a robbery averted by Cowboys small talk; the story that inspired a nation. But barely 48 hours into the news cycle, the thing is already showing leaks.
Irvin's alleged encounter with a pair of would-be robbers while parked at a stop sign in North Dallas is being treated with the utmost reverence just about everywhere. If Irvin's not a hero, he's close to it. But excuse me for fishing a couple of flies out of this punch bowl. To wit: Irvin didn't report the incident until the following day, more than 24 hours after Monday's supposed confrontation. And he reported it by flagging down a police car. What?