Posts Tagged ‘football’
An avalanche gets too close for comfort to a ski resort in Force Majeure, at the Modern. See Friday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 26 The Italian composer Gioachino Rossini was constantly misspelling his own first name. He wasn’t very good at reading and writing, but he was excellent at composing coruscating comic operas, and he did it all before...


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Football Flippin’ Out

LAST CALL
Out of sympathy for the afflicted, my hatred for the Cowboys has settled down over the years into a low-level distaste seasoned with flecks of begrudging respect, in part because intensely hating things is exhausting but also b...



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Angry Birds

BIG TICKET
While praying for Tony Romo’s health, the Dallas Cowboys will have no fear of the Arizona Cardinals when they come to AT&T Stadium. By the same token, the Cards are playing excellent football and look like the class act o...


Fort Worth Vaqueros appear at Sundance Square, Sat.

Just for Kicks

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It’s time for football season! Don’t worry; we’re not touting the Cowboys’ preseason game here. No, we mean English soccer, which starts up this weekend. NBC already broadcasts a late game at 11am on most Saturdays, but...



Denis Leary and Kevin Costner have a tense discussion in the Cleveland Browns’ front office on Draft Day.

No. 1 Pick

The Cleveland Browns finally win something in the dazzling Draft Day.
KRISTIAN LIN
I heard other people pitching Draft Day as the NFL version of Moneyball. Certainly this movie is going for the same thing as Bennett Miller’s Oscar-nominated baseball film, to squeeze gripping drama out of the world of sports...


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Way to Go, Michael Sam

Anthony Mariani
I played college ball. Small-time but still. Some of our coaches and several teammates had coached and played on the D-I level, and they said that we D-II student-athletes worked just as hard as they did in the big leagues. We ...



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Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 18 A bevy of health problems has kept James Levine off the podium in recent years, a bitter blow to a man who was once one of the world’s most tireless opera conductors. However, you can see his return to New York’s...


Lindner, center, during his playing days: “I rode the pity wagon pretty hard.” Vishal Malhotra

Coming Clean

A former TCU football player issues an apology — and a reason to hope.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In 2007 a long list of witnesses told Fort Worth Weekly they’d seen Texas Christian University football player Matty Lindner threaten two Fort Worth men with a gun stuck in his waistband, after an argument outside Fuzzy’s T...



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San Fran Steve

LAST CALL
The last time I gave a shit about who won the Super Bowl was right before kickoff of Super Bowl XXXV, when I shook hands with this dude at a house party and put 20 bucks on the Ravens, for no real reason other than that the guy...


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Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 26 Area churches and a Fort Worth mosque will be hosting events this week as part of the Kwanzaa celebration. The nonreligious Afrocentric festivities take up the week between Christmas and New Year’s, and they kick o...