Category Archives: Sports
The 2013 Byron Nelson field of commitments is now locked in. Championship play begins this Thursday, May 16 and continues through Sunday, May 19. For information regarding tickets, parking and spectator policies, visit hpbnc.org.
Note: the title of this post is interchangeable with “5 Reasons You Should, Without A Doubt, Be Going To The FC Dallas Season Opener This Saturday”.
5. Record Attendance Numbers
If you follow the local sports media, you would never guess that there’s a top-tier professional soccer team in DFW. The Frisco club FC Dallas averaged over 14,000 attendees per game last season, up from under 12,000 in 2010-2011 and well under 11,000 the year before that. That’s a whopping 24% attendance increase in just two years — impressive for an organization in their 18th year of existence.
The NHL lockout is officially over, so we can move on to what’s really important: taking the PR bait and speculating what the Stars’ new logo and jersey will look like.
In November, owner Tom Gaglardi said that he was a “purist,” and that he would like to see a “timeless classic jersey with timeless classic colors.” That definitely rules out the current logo — as much Cup history as it has, it isn’t really “timeless.” The more time that passes, the more 90s it becomes. There were rumors of the Stars going for the abused red-white-and-blue color scheme, but it seems like that won’t be the case. *whew*
Here’s Mike Heika of DMN releasing the following jersey tidbits:
Future PGA golfers will be competing for a $1 million purse at the Web.com Tour Championship this week at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney. Yes, that’s “championship” – the stakes are high, and you can see it all for 10 bucks a pop.
The Web.com Tour is a precursor to the PGA Tour – a minor league of sorts – the top 25 players at year’s end earn a PGA Tour card for the next season. The Web.com Tour, previously known as the Nationwide Tour, has produced some impressive alumni since its 1990 inception. Current players like Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, John Daly, and Zach Johnson have all made their rounds on the Web.com Tour.
The Championship rounds will begin this Thursday, October 25 with the final round on Sunday, October 28.
It’s not unusual for Craig Miller, of The Ticket morning radio fame, to be wandering around Victory Park. What is unusual is Craig Miller aimlessly meandering through WFAA newscasts dressed in drag.
You have to hand it to Craig for making a promise — cross-dressing if the Rangers didn’t win the AL West — and keeping it. Given the subject of WFAA’s feature at the time, his photobomb was surely in mild poor taste, but whether he knew (or cared) is a mystery. Hats off to the street choir members for somehow managing to keep it together; they achieved what I could not.
Think of this as the one good thing that came out of the Rangers’ historic self-destruction. The brief, yet terrifying stare at 0:53 is a bonus.