Leading Off (4/1/09): April Fool’s Day Edition

1. The Dallas Cowboys just traded Tony Romo to the Denver Broncos for Jay Cutler. Gotcha! I’m only kidding!

2. Frito-Lay has launched a nationwide recall on its pistachios over fears of salmonella contamination. A Frito-Lay spokesman made a gesture toward his slacks and said: “I got your salty nuts right here!” No he didn’t! That’s a joke! I had you going there for a minute!

3. According to mandatory personal financial statements submitted this week by Dallas City Council candidates, District 7 challenger Chazz Redd owns 100,000 shares of Citigroup, which could cause a conflict of interest. Zing! Pow! That look on your face was priceless! Oh, man. Classic.


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13 responses to “Leading Off (4/1/09): April Fool’s Day Edition”

  1. WhiteRockEagle says:

    “Jake” Cutler? Seriously, dude–even Ms. Eagle knows it Jay. Man up.

  2. IJS says:

    Bring Adam back.

  3. Uh Huh! says:

    Yeah, is the April Fool’s joke that you’re not going to be funny?

  4. Capasso says:

    Tim’s favorite Cowboy QB? Trey Aikman.

  5. RayRayRay says:

    This Leading Off was posted 30 minutes later than most, and it was so worth the wait. Hilarious!

  6. matt says:

    That financial article is absurd. Is the Redd thing is a terrible joke or did you mean Margolin? And Don Sanders reported “up to(!!) a 100 shares of Citigroup.” Wow, 100 shares. I’m surprised Vikram Pandit wasn’t consulting him on strategic decisions.

    If equity holdings require recusation then the DMN better get started auditing every sizable mutual fund held by city officials. Not much will be accomplished when every member recuses him/herself from every issue remotely involved with a Russell 1000 company.

  7. Daniel says:

    Tim, your April Fool’s pranks are like playing hide-and-seek with a 3-year-old. Here I am, Daddy!

    You have a sufficient audience to have pulled a monstrously cruel prank. And you, sir, blew it.

  8. JS says:

    The lack of humor in fact was the prank. It appears that Tim’s ingenious trap snared at least several of you!

  9. RayRayRay says:

    @JS: So what’s his excuse for the remaining 364 days of the year?

  10. J$ says:

    haha “salty nutz” = priceless

  11. matt says:

    The Redd joke or mistake clarification aside, I was making fun of the DMN article only. I just refuse to comment there. They only have room for the bashing of “uhleguls”.

  12. IJS says:

    Tim Rogers = JS

    (It’s like Marty Cortland complimenting Alibaster Abthernabther.)