If you subscribe to the “print product,” you have by now received the special edition of D Magazine we just published. It’s all about the Super Bowl and its impact on North Texas. It goes to every subscriber, plus a bunch of business types, for a total circulation of around 150,000. Last night we gathered at the Crescent Club with more than a few local notables to thank them for helping to make the issue a success — and for bringing the game to town. I personally assaulted Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, and Drew Pearson with cocktail-party small talk. Not sure how Daryl Johnston escaped me. He’s wily.
My takeaway: Staubach is strikingly smaller than Aikman. It’s hard to believe they played the same position. Of course, Aikman was bigger than everyone else in the room. That guy really is a giant. Staubach, it should be noted, still believes he could play in the NFL. I may be exaggerating. But not much. He says he still has a strong arm. I know a Navy guy who played a game of touch football recently with Staubach. He confirms it: Staubach has a cannon. And Drew Pearson? Solid mustache. Friendly fellow. Did you know he’s got a son at Jesuit, and that he doesn’t play any sports? It’s true. Kid plays the violin instead.
You want some pics from the party? Here are a few courtesy of Matt Shelley. (Clockwise: Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief and wife Rosie, with Wick; Bob Lilly Jr., Mickey and Bill Lively; Ted Skokos, Roger Staubach, and Daryl Johnston.)