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The Best Dallas - Fort Worth Sports Arguments

ISBN: 9781402209666

By: Jaime Aron

Published: 10/01/2007

The perfect gift for sports fans—the series that’s sweeping the nation, and is already a hit in Boston, Chicago and New York.

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Every sports fan knows that the only thing better than watching sports is arguing about them - picking the best, the worst and who will come out on top. In the bestselling Best Sports Arguments series, veteran sportswriters take you inside the 100 best debates in local sports. Covering football, baseball, basketball, hockey and beyond, every question that deserves debate is here - as well as a few surprises.

About the Author

Jaime Aron

Jaime Aron has been Texas Sports Editor for the Associated Press since 1999. The author of two previous books, he’s covered the Super Bowl, World Series, Final Four, Summer and Winter Olympics, NBA and Stanley Cup finals and soccer’s World Cup. He lives in Dallas with his wife and their three sons.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

LEADING OFF
Is DFW the best place for a sports fan to live?
Who should be on a Mount Rushmore of DFW sports?
What was the bigger stunner: Mavs-Warriors in May 2007 or the Jimmy-Jerry divorce in February 1994?
What was the best trade made by a DFW team?
What highlight involving a DFW team do you never get tired of watching?
What moment makes you most want to hurl a brick at your TV?
Who will you never forgive for dissing your team?
Best local team owner?
Whose start sizzled more: Coach Avery Johnson or Tony Romo?
If you could have been at any game ever played here, which would it be?

THE COWBOYS
Are the Cowboys really “America’s Team”? -
Who should be in the Ring of Honor but isn’t?
Who was the most important “Triplet”? -
What was Tom Landry’s best team? -
What was Jimmy Johnson’s best team? -
Which was better: Landry’s best or Jimmy’s best?-
Dallas vs. New England: What’s the most impressive Super Bowl streak? -
Most heart-pounding victory: Clint Longley on Thanksgiving or Emmitt Smith with one arm? -
Toughest loss: the Ice Bowl or the NFC title game in January 1995?
What was better: the original “Hail Mary” or Dorsett’s 99-yard TD run? -
If you could’ve been at any game in team history, which would it have been? -
Who is the Cowboys’ biggest rival? -
Jerry Jones: pro or con? -
Tex Schramm made some wild draft picks: which was his best? -
Jerry Jones has made some wild free-agent signings: which was his worst? -
Was Terrell Owens’s first season worth the trouble he caused? -
Is Bob Lilly still “Mr. Cowboy”? -
Who was the harder hitter: Cliff Harris or Roy Williams? -
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You are building your all-time Cowboys squad . . .
Who is your quarterback: Roger Staubach or Troy Aikman? -
Who is your runningback: Tony Doresett or Emmit Smith? -
Who is your No. 1 receiver: Drew Pearson or Michael Irvin?-
Who anchors your offensive line: Rayfield Wright or Larry Allen? -
Who is your defensive tackle: Bob Lilly or Randy White? -
Who is your coach: Tom Landry or Jimmy Johnson? -
Who, besides the cheerleaders, inspired more cheers: Crazy Ray or Rowdy? -

THE MAVERICKS
Did Dirk deserve the MVP after what happened against the Warriors? -
What was the best club in team history? -
Which was the best “Big Three”? -
Is it fair to compare Dirk Nowitzki to Larry Bird? -
Mark Cuban: pro or con? -
What was Cuban’s finest moment?-
Was letting Steve Nash go a mistake . . . if so, was it the worst in team history?-
Who should Mavs fans savor beating more: the Lakers or the Spurs? -
Who had a bigger impact: Dick Motta or Don Nelson? -
Of all of Nellie’s wacky moves, what was the best?-
Who was the worse coach: Jim Cleamons or Quinn Buckner? -
Who were the best—and worst—centers in Mavs history? -
Should the Mavs have taken Grant Hill instead of Jason Kidd? -
Which team logo: the old cowboy hat or the new horse’s head? -
If you could’ve been at any game in team history, which would it have been? -

THE RANGERS
Will they ever get it right? -
Will a real ace pitcher in his prime ever play for the Rangers? -
Was the A-Rod signing a good move at the time?-
Who was the bigger bust: A-Rod or Chan Ho? -
What was Nolan Ryan’s best feat as a Ranger? -
Who is the best player in team history? -
Who was the better catcher: Pudge or Sundberg?
Kenny Rogers: jerk or just misunderstood?-
Should Rafael Palmeiro be in the Hall of Fame?
Why did the Rangers retire a locker in the visitor’s clubhouse?-
What was worse: giving up on a young Sammy Sosa or acquiring an aging Jose Canseco?
If you could’ve been at any game in team history,which would it have been?
Rangers uniforms: red or blue?
Who is the Rangers’ biggest rival?
What’s the most bizarre slice of team history?

THE STARS
Can Dallas be called a hockey town? -
After Mike Modano, who is the No. 2 Star? -
Belfour or Turco? -
If you could’ve been at any game in team history,which would it have been?
Was the Stanley Cup–winning goal legal?-
Who had the better take on hockey: Hull or Hitch? -
Did anything shine brighter than the Stars from 1998–2000?-
Was Ken Hitchcock run out of town too soon? -
Does Mike Modano get enough credit? -
What team is the Stars’ biggest rival? -

COLLEGES
Which Big 12 team has the most passionate alums in DFW? -
Why is the Texas-OU game staying at the Cotton Bowl? -
Is the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day still a big game? -
Will SMU ever get over the Death Penalty? -
Will TCU ever be more than a BCS spoiler every once in a while? -
Will Todd Dodge + North Texas = Southlake Carrol’s Success? -
Who is the best player ever to come from a local college? -

FORE!
Would you rather have a four-day pass to the Byron Nelson Classic or the Colonial Invitational? -
Who was better: Ben Hogan or Byron Nelson? -
What is the best local course (high-roller edition)? -
What is the best local course (muni level)?-

ENDERS
Who disappointed you more: A-Rod, the Three Js, or Bill Parcells? -
What’s the best nickname of any DFW athlete? -
What’s the best quote ever given by a DFW athlete? -
What stadium/arena is the best place in DFW to attend a game? -
AAC or Reunion? -
Cotton Bowl or Texas Stadium? -
Arlington Stadium or The Ballpark in Arlington? -
What’s the signature moment at Texas Motor Speedway?
Does anyone care that there’s an MLS team in Frisco?
Will any of the local MLS players ever be more popular than Tatu? -
What’s the best local college team in any sport?
What was the best sports movie filmed in the DFW area? -
Which team’s radio crew is worth hearing while watching a game on TV? -
What’s on your car radio: The Ticket or ESPN Radio?

Index
About the Author

Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8.5 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 12.72 oz
Page Count: 288 pages

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