From ESPN’s Marc Stein:
Iverson has likewise resisted the Legends’ overtures so far this season — as well as a similar offer last season — but sources say that the Legends are trying again now because they’ve moved back to the top of the list in the D-League’s waiver line, meaning they’d have an unobstructed path to signing Iverson if he could be convinced to put his name in the D-League’s player pool.
The Legends’ pitch to Iverson centers around the fact they’ve just convinced NBA veterans Delonte West andÂ Rashad McCantsÂ to join their team with similar intentions, after the Legends signed another 37-year-old earlier this month — point guardÂ Mike JamesÂ – and wound up putting James in position to earn a 10-day callup to the Mavericks that turned into a guaranteed contract after James completed his second 10-day deal Sunday.
Just imagine Delonte and Iverson playing on the same team. Quick list of things that would be better than that: ______. Nothing. Nothing would be better than that. This random Twitter user channels similar excitement:
OH MY GOD IF ALLEN IVERSON COMES BACK IM GOING TO KILL SOMETHING OUT OF SHEER EXCITEMENT
— perrin moore (@perrinmoore96) January 28, 2013
Decatur’s Trevor Brazile took home his 17th world title Tuesday at the National Finals Rodeo, and is lined up to take home his 18th – and record tying – today. I do not know what any of that means, so I’ll let Sports IllustratedÂ take it from here:
Brazile also is trying to become the first cowboy to win multiple world championships in four categories. He has 10 all-around titles, three in tie-down roping, three in steer roping and one in tie-down roping.
“It’s just such a relief,” Brazile said about winning the all-around title. “As much as I try not to let it affect anything, it kind of just releases me to go try to do whatever it takes to win the team roping and just concentrate on that title. That is the immediate thing that I think about. And as far as the long-term stuff, 10 world titles is more than I ever could have dreamed of. It’s awesome.”
Brazile pushed his all-around total to $298,626.
In other words, kids, you can make $300,000 a year cowboying if you eat right, pay attention in school, and can rope a calf while riding a horse. Maybe start your training by watching that video above.
The National Endowment for the Arts just gave Shakespeare Dallas money to bring Shakespeare to Title I high schools. Meanwhile, presidential nominee Mitt(ens) Romney has big plans for the NEA, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and PBS, institutions that help people become and remain thinking and feeling humans. I recommend reading Alyssa Rosenburg’s piece on Think Progress.org, which reminds us that “talking about cutting arts funding is a diversionary tactic, both in terms of the amount of money that would actually be saved by doing so, and in terms of a philosophical discussion about what the proper funding of government is.” Cool. Looks like Aaron Sorkin got one thing right.
Coincidentally, this morning I found this wonderful study via The Hairpin that concludes that artists report higher job satisfaction than non-artists. Of course, the study was conducted in Germany. However, The Texas Theatre, right here in Oak Cliff, offers a little art-inspired relaxation for you. Tonight, at the lobby bar, Julie McCoullough of Make will act as art teacher/guide, supplying additional supplies and inspiration if you need it (but of course, feel free to BYO). The theme of the evening was supposed to be a secret, but the Texas Theatre’s Facebook event page for this dropped way too big of a hint. I’m about to spoil it for you. Ready? Look away if you want to be surprised. It’s The Wizard of Oz, which the theater will screen later this week. My Glinda the Good Witch wand could probably use some more glitter.
Elsewhere in Oak Cliff, there’s a thing called the Disco Chicken Solstice Rodeo. Wait, that’s wrong. It’s the Dallas Solstice Disco Rodeo at Chicken Scratch. Both sound great, frankly. It’s a bit costly to attend ($55), but kids are free with parental units and the weather is perfect for an fundraising party featuring samba dancers, rodeo clowns, balloon twisters, and spin artists. Dallas Solstice is a planned three-week art festival that ends in a parade set to take place in June of next year, when it will again be hot as blazes out. The ticket price tonight helps get the fest off the ground.
For more to do tonight, go here.
Felony Lane Gang Suspected in Purse Snatching Spree in McKinney: A Florida-based gang has hit a number of daycare parking lots in Collin, Dallas, and Tarrant Counties, stealing purses from moms’ cars and using the identification to cash checks at nearby banks. The “gang” has been active throughout the nation.
Khloe Kontact Made: We’ll all get tired of this Kardashian krap soon enough, but not just yet. The latest? The double K touched down in Dallas over the weekend where she looked for an apartment (for just one year, that’s how long she thinks she and her man, Lamar Odom, will stay) and tweeted “Wow Dallas you guys are so freaking nice to me!” and “OMG how amazing is this sign!!! What a warm welcome from Dallas!!!!” (Oh, and the Thunder beat the Mavs in preseason.)
Human Bowling At Cowboys Stadium: This video is much easier to watch when you know that no one was seriously injured when the runaway cart plowed through a group of people standing on the field at Cowboys Stadium Sunday after the 5A Division II championship.
I read it. Twice (just like I read “Fed Up” twice). The takeaway? Rick Perry named his boots (Freedom and Liberty). That I get – I named my flip flops Tequila and Cherry Limeade. Other takeaway? The word crotchety is still so funny.
From City Hall comes word that it’s Redistricting Commission time again. Has it been 10 years since the last decennial figures were released? Time flies, friends. Time flies.
If you have some definite opinions on precinct boundaries, click here for a list of meetings. See you there. At all of them. Bring cookies.
1. Is there ever an excuse to whistle to techno music in an office setting?
2. If not, what’s a suitable punishment?
3. What’s your favorite No Doubt song? And do you want to hear it more? If so, click here.
5. Lemon, lime, orange or plain La Croix?
OK – go. And don’t disappoint me, people.
I’m tired of typing this in the comments so here we go: I love Dallas. I love almost everything about it. Do I wish restaurants stayed open later, because I’m a bit more of a night owl than some? Sure, but that’s quibbling.
Anyway, I could use a big dose of positivity this morning. So, in the comments, name what you love about Dallas.