Posts Tagged ‘dallas cowboys’

Tale of Two Candidates

For the enviably viable print platform of Washington City Paper, I wrote this week about Tiffany Alston, a soon-to-be-member of the Maryland House of Delegates. She got to the statehouse because Abe Pollin was a good guy. Really. Pick up a copy, read the column, spend a few days' pay on beer-can-hats and artsy-fartsily crushed pennies at Crafty Bastards.
The Cliff's Notes Version: [...]

Forbes Writer Drives All the Way to Stooge City to Make Dan Snyder Lovable

Forbes writer Monte Burke asks in a blog post: "Why Is Dan Snyder So Reviled?"
Burke tells Redskins fans that they should love Snyder, because, you know, he just wants to win. To prove it, he quotes Snyder saying he just wants to win.
Snyder, Burke says, just needs the same amount of time and compassion fans of other teams gave [...]

Bogus Dallas Cowboys Claim Doesn’t Cost P.G. Lawmaker His Seat

On his campaign website Del. Michael Vaughn told voters he "played professional football for the Dallas Cowboys for 3 years." In reality, the incumbent Democrat from the 24th District of the Maryland House of Delegates never played a single down with the Cowboys.
But when an exclusive investigation by Cheap Seats Daily's one-man I-Team (slogan: "There [...]

The Needle: Hail Victory Edition

Dallas Sucks: Redskins beat Cowboys, 13-7, at FedEx Field, thanks mostly to Dallas penalties and fumbles that would get a kid benched in Pop Warner games. One game in, Mike Shanahan's crew already has 25 percent of the victories that Jim Zorn's team managed last year. Sadly, Dan Snyder still owns the team, which puts [...]

Sen. Sherrod Brown Brings NFL’s Blackouts Policy Back to Capitol Hill

Blackouts are the talk of the town!
Clearly, our nation's power brokers were moved by last week's Cheap Seats column on the history of the NFL's blackout rule: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is now urging Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend enforcement of his league's rule, which prevents (wink wink) games not sold out 72 hours before [...]

Politician Who Claimed Bogus Dallas Cowboys Career Now Claiming USFL Career, Too

Michael Vaughn, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates whose campaign bio bogusly claimed that he had played "3 years" for the Dallas Cowboys, told me earlier this week that I "didn't dig deep enough" into his football career.
Well, nobody can accuse Vaughn of under-digging lately. The hole he's dug for himself gets deeper [...]

Michael Vaughn, Who Never Really Was a Dallas Cowboys Player, Issues Official Response to Cheap Seats Column

Mothers, don't let your babies grow up to bogusly claim they were Cowboys.
I got a call yesterday from Michael Vaughn, the Maryland delegate from Prince George's County whose official campaign bio boasted that he "played professional football for the Dallas Cowboys for 3 years” when he actually hadn't played even a single play for the [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Win Over Dallas Was ‘Better Than Asbestos Litigation’?

More proof that everybody but Highlights Magazine is writing about the Redskins: Now, even the military/industrial complex is going after Dan Snyder., a website for the forces, ran a story "Redskins Owner Dan Snyder Doesn't Want You to Support the Troops in His Stadium."
The piece takes a photo of a poster taken by FedExField [...]

Kornheiser Loves the Dallas Cowboys

Tony Kornheiser has been a lot of things, including a big baby, a rich man, and a skilled columnist.
Monday night, he tried on his provocateur hat, telling his Monday Night Football audience that the Dallas Cowboys had surpassed the New York Yankees in world domination/sports tradition.
One great thing about sports is that there are such [...]