Texas Sportscaster Destroys Silly Opposition To Michael Sam In The NFL

Dale Hansen of Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA—who won a Peabody Award for his reporting on the SMU football scandal—had an excellent response to the criticism of NFL prospect Michael Sam, who announced on Sunday that he was gay. In his "Dale Hansen Unplugged" segment, the sportscaster rejects all arguments that say Sam… » 2/12/14 7:30pm 2/12/14 7:30pm

No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

Replacement Officials Actively Sabotaging Players In The End Zone Now

OK, so this was not on purpose, but is it ever funny. Here we have an official tossing his cap, which is not itself rare. However, Kevin Ogletree steps on the exact spot where the hat lands and he slips down, ruining the play. These things keep happening and we keep thinking of them as a perfect example of the… » 9/23/12 3:16pm 9/23/12 3:16pm

Weekend Read: D Magazine on Young Tony Romo

Tony Romo, who is 32 and in his prime as an NFL quarterback, comes from an altogether different era. That's all I can draw from the current issue of D Magazine, in which Peter Simek drills down into a single high-school game to explain Romo's ascent from small-town jock-of-all-trades to a guy with the second-highest… » 9/08/12 8:15pm 9/08/12 8:15pm

Michael Vick's Dog Receives Key To The City

Back in February, when folks in Dallas were outraged that the city's Mayor Pro Tem had awarded Michael Vick with a key to the city that, he explained, was really "for the children," the Dallas Observer ran the headline that included the phrase, "As It Turns Out, Anybody Can Get a Key to the City of Dallas." Last week,… » 5/12/11 3:00pm 5/12/11 3:00pm

The Super Bowl Week Orgy, Through The Eyes Of An NFL Player

Every player in the NFL can buy two Super Bowl tickets at face value, if he so chooses. All he has to do is contact his club's ticket guy and arrange for the pickup. Some teams require rookies and second-year players to pick up the tickets at a location in the host city. Presumably, this policy is intended to deter… » 2/03/11 5:00pm 2/03/11 5:00pm