November 28, 2002 |
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. * What: "I Remember Tom Landry" Authors: Denne H. Freeman and Jaime Aron Publisher: Sports Publishing L.L.C. Price: $17.95 When owner Clint Murchison Jr.
June 24, 2000 |
When the Dallas Cowboys first considered training at Cal Lutheran in the summer of 1963, Bob Shoup and others had one tough assignment. They had to convince Tom Landry the place was suitable for an NFL team, even a relatively new and struggling one. "We started bragging about the weather," said Shoup, a former longtime football coach at Cal Lutheran. "We literally had no locker rooms, no place to put equipment, no offices for the coaches.
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June 13, 2000 |
Cal Lutheran University will pay tribute to late Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry at a special event June 22. Under Landry, the football team trained for 26 summers at the Thousand Oaks campus, and players were housed in its dorms. Local residents were often invited to watch the team practice, and kids assisted players and staff on the sidelines.
February 17, 2000 |
F-16s flew over and Pro Football Hall of Famers sat in mourning Wednesday as former Dallas Cowboy coach Tom Landry was buried in a private ceremony. At the request of the Landry family, the time of the funeral wasn't made public. Landry died Saturday at 75 after suffering from leukemia for nine months. The guest list of about 400 friends and family members included former Cowboys Tony Dorsett, Roger Staubach, Harvey Martin and Dan Reeves.
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February 16, 2000 |
The cartoonist and the coach: Both beloved, they died on the same day. It was a coincidence that didn't strike anyone other than a few people around Thousand Oaks as a little odd. After all, so little appeared to link Charles Schulz and Tom Landry. Over the decades, Schulz's art was taped to countless American refrigerators. Over the decades, Tom Landry's art flashed across countless American TV screens. Millions of fans knew Landry's face the way they knew the face of their sternest teacher.
February 15, 2000 |
In the small Texas town where I grew up, our preacher at the First Baptist church ended sermons about 15 minutes earlier than usual on fall Sundays. He knew that if he spoke longer, most of his congregation couldn't concentrate. We'd start fidgeting and looking at our watches, fearing we might miss the start of the Cowboy game. Not that the Rev. Gerald Perry minded.