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Winners and Losers This Week in Dallas (10/21/16)

Who's up and who's down over the last seven days?

Winners

FC Dallas
After a last-minute victory over Seattle on Sunday, the club needs only a draw against the LA Galaxy this coming Sunday to claim the Supporters Shield. +60

Mike Morath
The former Dallas ISD board trustee is now Texas Commissioner of Education, and he finally has the force of law behind making his former DISD colleagues get themselves some leadership training. +1,200

Mark Cuban
The billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner is turning out to be one of the few big winners of this election cycle with all the attention and love he’s earned for himself showing up to presidential debates to troll Donald Trump. +1,600

Jim Schutze
Sure, the Observer writer one-upped the Dallas Morning News’ reporting on the Khraish Khraish v. City of Dallas dispute all week, but what he deserves the most points for is this burn of his former co-worker, Robert Wilonsky:

+554

Losers

Mayor Mike Rawlings
A recording of his 2015 meeting with the Khraishes, West Dallas landlords, was posted online by Jim Schutze of the Observer this week, and now he feels “sleazy.” -15

Tony Romo
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had another good game in earning a win over the Green Bay Packers. -9

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Ben Fountain’s novel ranks among the best books I’ve ever read. Ang Lee is a talented film director. It’s a shame that the first press about Lee’s adaptation is focused on the off-putting hyper-realism of the 120-frames-per-second format in which the movie was shot. -96

Frisco ISD
The district’s board voted this week to delay the opening of four new schools for a year in order to save $15.6 million in expenses. The measure was necessary due to voters’ rejection of a property tax hike in August. -10

Richard Branson
This is how the English billionaire showed up for a groundbreaking of a Virgin Hotel in the Design District:

-4

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