April 25, 2013 |
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will play host to the first championship game in the new College Football Playoff. "The stadium itself was the biggest determiner," Bowl Championship Series Executive Director Bill Hancock said after the announcement Wednesday. "It's still THE stadium with a capital 'T'. " It helped immensely that Cowboys Stadium can seat 103,000 for football. The game will be staged Jan. 12, 2015, and marks the start of a Super Bowl-like venue rotation.
April 20, 2013 |
As a former bull-rider, William “Buck” Uptmor didn't get spooked by much. So when the fire began at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas, he jumped into his truck and rushed to the scene to assist volunteer firefighters. When his 17-year-old cousin, Reagan Uptmore, heard the explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant - a blast so powerful it registered as a magnitude 2.1 earthquake - his first thought was Buck: “I called him … and he didn't answer,” Uptmore said. The family began a frantic search, but Uptmor is still missing and believed to be among the dead in the town of 2,800 in central Texas.
March 31, 2013 |
Cowboys are my weakness. That's not just the title of my favorite Pam Houston book, but the truth about my undying fascination with those icons of the Wild West. These days, when most of the horses are under the hood instead of a barn roof, it's a challenge to find an authentic outpost where rootin,' tootin' cowboys still have a foothold. That's why there's Prescott. Though the mile-high city about 90 miles northwest of Phoenix is becoming a desirable retirement haven, it's more notable for its long-running rodeo, historic downtown and saloons that are the next-best thing to time travel.
March 29, 2013 |
Quarterback Tony Romo signed a six-year, $108-million contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday. That means the 32-year-old quarterback -- who turns 33 next month -- with only one playoff victory for “America's Team” could be the Cowboys' gun-slinging starter under contract until 2019. “I think it's just exciting more than anything that you know you're going to be here the rest of [your] career,” Romo said in a video interview on the Cowboys' official website . Romo's new deal includes $55 million in guaranteed money.
March 20, 2013 |
Depending on your degree of sympathy for his enterprise, Richard Prince is either a savvy mirror, reflecting select tropes of American popular culture, or a ruthless poacher, hunting on visual terrain already claimed by others. One thing his new work at Gagosian makes clear is that he has no more qualms about quoting and requoting himself than he does rehashing the work of others. In sync with the Pictures Generation that emerged in the '70s, Prince started rephotographing ads, including those starring the ruggedly individualistic Marlboro Man. About 10 years ago, he started scanning the covers of pulp novels featuring nurses, painting over and into the inkjet enlargements.
February 20, 2013 |
Jerry Jones' new bus is nice. Real nice. Way nicer than my apartment. Way nicer than wherever you live too, and I say that with confidence even though I don't even know you. The new Dallas Cowboys bus ... excuse me, motor coach ... is called "The Elegant Lady," and it more than lives up to its name. Everything is so shiny, from the floor to the fridge. Plenty of comfy places to relax -- and lots of reminders that this luxury palace on wheels belongs to the Cowboys, including a giant blue star on the outside.
February 19, 2013 |
Tony Romo reportedly has yet to start negotiating a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys. But that doesn't mean that the team's starting quarterback for the last seven seasons isn't part of the organization's plans for the future. "Tony is a key piece of what we're about going forward," Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones said Tuesday, via ESPNDallas. "We're certainly going to be looking at his situation [in] time. " Romo is a three-time Pro Bowl selection who has led the Cowboys to a 55-38 record as a starter.
February 11, 2013 |
Thousands of well-wishers, including dozens of Navy SEALS, descended on Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Monday to remember the life of a famed Navy SEAL sniper killed at a nearby gun range on Feb. 2. The body of Chris Kyle, author of "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" -- an account of Kyle's four tours in Iraq, where he said he killed at least 160 enemy combatants -- lay in state on...
January 30, 2013 |
Cute food-inspired characters representing a wholesome county fair aren't usually the controversy-causing type … unless they are named Arturo the Churro and are designed with a mustache and sombrero. That's when a politically correct makeover appears to be in order. Arturo, a mascot for the upcoming Orange County Fair this summer, has doffed the sombrero in favor of a cowboy hat and bandanna on the recommendation of the event's ad agency, according to spokeswoman Robin Wachner.
January 28, 2013 |
The Dallas Cowboys have gone into the "Let's hire former Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coaches" business lately, causing many to wonder if hiring Jon Gruden as their new head coach can be far behind. In the last couple of weeks, the Cowboys hired defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, all of whom were assistants under Gruden when he coached the Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008. So far, there has been no comment from the Cowboys, which must make current head coach Jason Garrett a little nervous.