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19th October 2014

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Today marks the final day of quarantine and symptom monitoring for everyone that came in contact with Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola patient who came to Dallas. Outside of the two RNs who were in the trenches trying to keep him alive, no one he came in contact with (and those who came in contact with them) has contracted Ebola.

So yeah, this guy is just a racist dick, I guess.

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30th June 2014

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A little over a week ago, some baseball blogger friends and I decided that we should turn our weekly meetup into a fundraiser for the Richard Durrett Family Fun.  Richard Durrett was a local writer for ESPN that covered the Texas Rangers. 13 days ago today, Richard passed away suddenly. He was 38 years old and left behind a wife, 2 young kids, and another child on the way.

It all started with a rumor from a friend of mine that he was going to try to get a former Ranger to come and sign autographs (which never panned out) and then grew to various members of local media and sports teams donating items to be auctioned off. Pretty soon, we had to start cutting off donations, as we didn’t know if we would have enough room for all of the items at this bar that we met up at.

In the 6 days we had to start planning the silent auction and raffle fundraiser, we had over 30 items donated to us.  The big ticket items included an inning in the booth with Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel, a game in the broadcast booth with Dallas Stars broadcaster Ralph Strangis, and several game used, signed items from all of the local pro teams.  We got free promo spots on NBC, ESPN Radio, 1310 The Ticket, and all over the internet. All of this happened in less than a week.

When the dust had settled at 7 PM and everyone had mostly stopped crying, we raised over $10,000 for the Richard Durrett Family Fund, and that doesn’t include the percentage of the bar’s sales that will be donated as well. 100% of the proceeds go directly to his family. 

The support from the community was unreal. Not only were members of ABC, ESPN, Cumulus Media, the Dallas Stars, and Fox Sports there to hang out (and even bid on some items,) but several of Richard’s close friends and members of the church choir he sang in also came out to drop a few bucks in the hat. It was all very humbling for us little bloggers who originally planned on only raising $500.

Richard is not forgotten. He is counted.

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27th June 2014

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Here is the final(ish) list of the items that will be available at the silent auction and fundraiser for the Richard Durrett Family Fund tomorrow, Saturday 6/28, from 3 PM to 7 PM at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House in Dallas.

There are a couple items that are last minute donations that are not on this list:

  • A glove signed by local UFC favorite, Johny Hendricks
  • A hockey stick signed by Hockey Hall of Famer and Stanley Cup winner, Ed Belfour. This stick is donated by the voice of the Dallas Stars, Ralph Strangis, himself. It was given to him 15 years ago, the year the Stars won the Stanley Cup

Even if you don’t bid on an item, Goodfriend is donating a portion of their sales on Saturday for Richard’s family.

Tune into 1310 AM The Ticket at 3:40 PM or 103.3 FM ESPN Radio at 6:15 PM today to hear one of our members talk about this amazing event and opportunity to offer a helping hand.

If you around Dallas tomorrow, come out and have some fun, bid on some items, have a beer or seven, and raise a toast to one of the most genuine good guys in the North Texas sports media market.

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24th June 2014

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The wonderfully talented Jamie Kelly made this flyer that we’re distributing for our fundraiser for the Richard Durrett Family Fund this weekend. And holy shit, did our local sports broadcasting teams step up.  We just started setting this up last week and already have in-game experience packages set up with the Stars, Mavericks, and Rangers respectively.

Looks like we’ve had a few more items donated that I need to include here that are up for auction:

- Game day experience with Dallas Stars television play-by-play announcer Ralph Strangis
- Game day experience with Dallas Mavericks radio play-by-play announcer Chuck Cooperstein
- An inning in the booth with Texas Rangers radio play-by play announcer and hall of famer Eric Nadel
- Autographed bow tie from MLB on Fox’s Ken Rosenthal
- In-studio experience at 1310 The Ticket with Norm Hitzges and Mike Sirois
- In-studio experience at 105.3 The Fan with Ben Rogers and Skin Wade
- Game used autographed bat from Mark MacLemore
- Game used autographed bat from Rougned Odor
- Bleacher Report goodie bags
- Texas Rangers game tickets
- multiple gift cards to various area establishments

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24th June 2014

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The wonderfully talented Jamie Kelly made this flyer that we’re distributing for our fundraiser for the Richard Durrett Family Fund this weekend. And holy shit, did our local sports broadcasting teams step up.  We just started setting this up last week and already have in-game experience packages set up with the Stars, Mavericks, and Rangers respectively.

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20th June 2014

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leeleeleelee:

I’ll no doubt post this several times between now and then, but there will be a fundraiser for the Richard Durrett Family Fund next Saturday at Goodfriend beer garden and burger house from 3 PM to 7 PM.

Richard Durrett unexpectedly passed away last week. He was the ESPN beat writer for the Texas Rangers since 2009. He left behind his wife, two young children, and another on the way. He was 38 years old.

Richard was a valued part of the local baseball community. He was a nerd at heart and could often be seen in his way too high cargo shorts and driving around in his minivan.  He loved talking baseball with anyone that was around. He is greatly missed.

This is the least we can do for him. If you’re in Dallas next Saturday, stop by and have a couple beers, drop a few dollars in our jar, and have a toast to one of the good guys.

The response we’ve received has been overwhelming. The following items will be auctioned off at the event:

  • 1 inning in the booth with the voice of the Rangers, Eric Nadel
  • A signed Ken Rosenthal bow tie
  • 1 Dallas Mavericks game with the voice of the Mavs Chuck Cooperstein
  • Several baseball art prints from Will Johnson of Centromatic
  • Goodie bag from Bleacher Report

If you can, please stop by next Saturday annd help us raise some money for Richard’s family!

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20th June 2014

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I’ll no doubt post this several times between now and then, but there will be a fundraiser for the Richard Durrett Family Fund next Saturday at Goodfriend beer garden and burger house from 3 PM to 7 PM.

Richard Durrett unexpectedly passed away last week. He was the ESPN beat writer for the Texas Rangers since 2009. He left behind his wife, two young children, and another on the way. He was 38 years old.

Richard was a valued part of the local baseball community. He was a nerd at heart and could often be seen in his way too high cargo shorts and driving around in his minivan.  He loved talking baseball with anyone that was around. He is greatly missed.

This is the least we can do for him. If you’re in Dallas next Saturday, stop by and have a couple beers, drop a few dollars in our jar, and have a toast to one of the good guys.

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20th May 2014

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An arcade bar in Dallas is being accused of racism (again) for their seemingly random “dress code” that they seem to only enforce against black people.  It’s happened in the past with black patrons being turned away for loafers without socks, basketball shorts, sandals without socks, wearing shorts, and other stupid reasons that aren’t enforced against any of the white patrons hanging out at Kung Fu Saloon.

I’ll remind you again, that this is a fucking arcade bar. Seriously, a place that you go to play Galaga and drink a PBR with a dress code that isn’t posted anywhere? Weird as hell.

Anyways, a Dallas resident named DeAndre Upshaw was denied entry when him and his friends showed up this past weekend. The reason? His Converse high tops. They said athletic shoes were forbidden.  However, the rest of his group were let in that were also wearing athletic shoes, including two others who were also wearing Converse high tops.

Long story, short. Kung Fu Saloon didn’t know that DeAndre works in marketing and has a huge social media presence with over 13,800 followers on twitter. He called out Kung Fu Saloon, it got picked up by the media, and it’s spiraled into the shit storm PR nightmare that the bar deserves right now.

But, my favorite part is this reply on twitter (now deleted) from someone who says that they are friends with the owner, saying that they were dressed like gangster thugs.  The bottom picture is how DeAndre’s group was dressed on the night in question.

Straight up gangster thugs in button up collared shirts.

If you’re not from Dallas and don’t know yet, never go to Uptown. It’s the worst place in the world.

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6th March 2014

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bigtexasbeerfest:

Hi everybody! My name is Lee and I have the great honor of managing the Big Texas Beer Fest tumblr and sharing everything fantastic about this amazing celebration of everything craft beer that takes place in the heart of Dallas this April.

My hobbies include:

  • Beer
  • Traveling the world to find more beer

Stay tuned for some more updates about this great festival!

So, this is happening. I’m still working out some kinks on layout and appearance, but this blog is going to be a wonderful celebration of everything craft beer, Dallas, the Big Texas Beer Fest, and getting day drunk with your best friends.

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14th February 2014

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To the 6 or 7 people that listen to 105.3 The Fan and the Ben and Skin show in Dallas, you might want to stop.

If you haven’t read it yet, be sure to check out the final investigation report or at least the highlights on Richie Incognito and the world he put Jonathan Martin into.

(Source: twitter.com)

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