Leading Off (4/3/14)

Museum Tower Hires Firm To Help Solve Glare Problem. The company, the Texas-based and kind-of-odd-sounding Hines, has “significant experience developing award-winning arts and cultural facilities,” among them LA’s Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, which also had a glare problem. I’m sure Tim will be on here later to speculate on what this all means, once he climbs out of the rabbit hole this will no doubt cause him to disappear into. Thanks, Museum Tower. We’re trying to finish making a magazine.

Dallas Makes First Cut of Cities Trying to Get 2016 Republican National Convention. They cut down the list of prospective cities from eight to six, so, at this rate, they may have a decision made by the time the convention rolls around. Reached at Castle Grayskull, DCVB boss Philip Jones silently pumped a fist and continued trying to figure out how to take down He-Man.

Walk-Off Walk? Walk-off walk.

SMU Tries For NIT Championship Tonight. It would be a pretty decent consolation prize, and a good jumping-off point for next season, which will feature superstar point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and possibly Top 50 recruit Myles Turner. As an aside: SMU has massively stepped up its shoe game since I interviewed coach Larry Brown in November. In that photo, I see Air Jordan 7 “Olympics,” “Christmas” KD VIs, Kobe 9s — man, that’s pretty great. I wear a 10.5 or 11, if you guys need a shill for the program.