Michael Irvin finally weighed in on the recent allegations about The U, on a radio show. (Former Cowboy coach Barry Switzer already let his thoughts be known.) Irvin was his usual, demure self throughout. On the money, women, and yacht rides offered to players:
“I would have fell to those aphrodisiacs that he was throwing around. I would have fallen into that. I would fall into it. Listen I wasn’t able to handle at 19,18, 20. I wasn’t even able to handle it at 30. Thirty-five? I just got here at forty-five! I just got here. If you would have offered me boats, women, and my hands are up in the air… Dawg, boats? Come on man get on the boat. We are going to go out on a boat.”
The entire transcript is here.
I report. You decide.
In the September issue of Texas Monthly, Brian Sweany writes about the FBI’s efforts to understand John Wiley Price. Jim Schutze doesn’t think Sweany should be writing about Dallas because he (Sweany) doesn’t understand how the city works. Schutze puts it this way:
Sweany grew up in Plano and worked for D Magazine, so it’s probably unfair to expect him to understand Dallas. (He lives in Sachse.) He doesn’t much.
Schutze is from Detroit, and he worked quite a bit for D Magazine. Just wanted to point that out. Carry on.
Not long ago, I was at AllGood Cafe watching a band play, and owner Mike Snider motioned for me to come to his office. He had an idea. I got it pretty quick, and it’s a good one: too many times over the last decade or so, the music community has rallied around tragic events, but rarely does so just to see each other, to celebrate the fact that everyone is still here. That everything, more or less, is pretty great. So, with that in mind, Snider set up something on Sunday at Sons of Hermann Hall that will do just that.
All the info is after the jump. Apologies to Liz Johnstone and FrontRow. This seems more of their turf.
Between yesterday’s H&M opening at NorthPark and Tax-Free Weekend, going to a mall is going to be like taking an elevator straight into a volcano. However, since there’s a pretty good possibility I’ll wind up in one anyway, I have a couple last requests. My two most prized possessions–my signed Party Down poster and my somewhat bent MetroCard with maybe $7.15 cents left on it–go to my friend Pam. And…okay, that’s actually it. That’s all I want. Wish me luck.
I like shows that don’t choke on, force, or otherwise drown in their own gravitas. Don’t get me wrong, meaning is nice, and comedy is often better when it can say something, too. However. Sometimes a fun thing is just a fun thing, which, if you follow that, is exactly what I’m after with The Final Adventures of Hercules at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre. Surprisingly,, the plot riffs the story of Hercules, the muscle-bound Greek demigod, and his sojourns. Lance Lusk reviews this live version of a popcorn flick over on FrontRow. The actual throwing of popcorn, of course, is allowed and encouraged. The show ends its run on Sunday, so this is a narrow window of opportunity here.
Disgraced former Detroit mayor and current Southlake resident Kwame Kilpatrick just got out of the clink. Sometime D Magazine contributor Misty Keasler snapped his pic for this NYT Magazine Q&A. Sample:
Q: You ended up in jail for lying on the stand when you denied an affair with Beatty. You went to law school. You watched Bill Clinton face impeachment for lying about sex under oath. Didn’t you know that it was going to come back to you?
A: I wish sometimes the ability to be smart and to be righteous overwhelmed our ability to hide and be in fear and be stupid. In that particular moment, it didn’t. It was one of the most revolutionary dumb, stupid and the only illegal thing that I’ve ever done in my life.
In this month’s Atlantic, there appears a picture of one of the best holes in Dallas. I prefer it with laundry detergent bubbles.
We know you couldn’t possibly forget to log on over the weekend and give your favorite Week 1 ladies from 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas your vote, but just in case, here’s your reminder:
Vote for your favorite Week 1 10 Most Beautiful women this weekend.
It’s your last chance to get the pageant queen, the attorney, and the model into the final 12. Or maybe the jazz singer, attorney, and operations specialist…. or the operations specialist, singer, and pageant queen… or attorney, singer, and model…
We’re 99! The Dallas area is ranked 99th out of 100 top metro areas when it comes to providing access to public transit when households don’t have a vehicle, despite the existence of DART and the T. Apparently it has more to do with how spread out the area is, and not so much how either agency is run.
Dallas Farmer’s Market Still Not Popular Enough. Developers are building all around, so the area has the potential to be a really cool neighborhood. But the city doesn’t know how to promote it, and attempts to find a private manager have gone nowhere so far. Which is a shame – the farmer’s market is one of my favorite places to go.
If You Have To Give Birth in a Car … Do it in Rockwall, in front of Angela Ezell’s house.
NBC 5 Anchor Gives Mom a Kidney. NBC 5 anchor Kristi Nelson not only gave her mom a kidney Thursday morning, but let co-worker Deborah Ferguson live tweet the event. Â Nelson became Baylor’s 798th living kidney donor.
I’ve Been Everywhere, Man … Johnny Cash’s “Bootleg 3″ live album, due in October, will feature sets from 10 shows, including Cash’s Big D Jamboree show in Dallas in 1956.