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Leading Off

Leading Off (12/8/15)

Dallas beats Washington. It was a boring game for the first 55 minutes. Defensive coordinator Rodney Marinelli, using his transition lens glasses and a stout defense, led his guys to hold the team from D.C. to just three field goals. The team from D.C. did the same to the Cowboys. Then DeSean Jackson gave the game away to Dallas. Then he took it back, tying it with just 44 seconds remaining. A whole bunch of stuff happened really quickly. (Side note: with 21 seconds remaining and the game tied, and with Dallas driving for the game-winning field goal, my wife walked into the room and asked my son and me: "Are you guys going stay up awhile?") Anyway, Dan Baily kicked a 54-yarder to win the thing. It turned out to be what Washington Post columnist Jerry Brewer called the "weirdest, wackiest bad game turned good turned devastating." Our hope is kept alive, surely to be crushed in due time, just like Romo's clavicle. Man Dies After Falling Through Ceiling While Getting Holiday Decorations. Think Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation, only there's no bunk bed to catch you. This accident in Highland Village is sad. Ladders, lights, trees, roofs -- let's be careful with all of it, people. South Oak Cliff Students Protest Disrepair of Their School. About 250 students walked out of school in an effort to draw attention to the sad state of the building where they attend class. Good for them. Now that the $1.6 billion bond has passed, it's the perfect time to put pressure on the administration to get repairs under way. The Syrians Are Coming! Despite Governor Greg Abbott's goofy xenophobia, it looks like a Syrian family of six has moved into a Northeast Dallas apartment complex. I think I speak for not nearly everyone when I say, "Welcome to North Texas, y'all."
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Dallas beats Washington. It was a boring game for the first 55 minutes. Defensive coordinator Rodney Marinelli, using his transition lens glasses and a stout defense, led his guys to hold the team from D.C. to just three field goals. The team from D.C. did the same to the Cowboys. Then DeSean Jackson gave the game away to Dallas. Then he took it back, tying it with just 44 seconds remaining. A whole bunch of stuff happened really quickly. (Side note: with 21 seconds remaining and the game tied, and with Dallas driving for the game-winning field goal, my wife walked into the room and asked my son and me: “Are you guys going stay up awhile?”) Anyway, Dan Baily kicked a 54-yarder to win the thing. It turned out to be what Washington Post columnist Jerry Brewer called the “weirdest, wackiest bad game turned good turned devastating.” Our hope is kept alive, surely to be crushed in due time, just like Romo’s clavicle.

Man Dies After Falling Through Ceiling While Getting Holiday Decorations. Think Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation, only there’s no bunk bed to catch you. This accident in Highland Village is sad. Ladders, lights, trees, roofs — let’s be careful with all of it, people.

South Oak Cliff Students Protest Disrepair of Their School. About 250 students walked out of school in an effort to draw attention to the sad state of the building where they attend class. Good for them. Now that the $1.6 billion bond has passed, it’s the perfect time to put pressure on the administration to get repairs under way.

The Syrians Are Coming! Despite Governor Greg Abbott’s goofy xenophobia, it looks like a Syrian family of six has moved into a Northeast Dallas apartment complex. I think I speak for not nearly everyone when I say, “Welcome to North Texas, y’all.”

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