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It's sad we lost, but the Mayor got what she had coming
September 18, 2002 8:31 PM   Subscribe

It's sad we lost, but the Mayor got what she had coming This woman is an atrocity to the beautiful city of Dallas - she is grossly uncouth, lacks class, and is not fit for the position of mayor in one of the greatest cities in America. She made a bet on the Cowboys when they started the season with a game against the Houston Texans - and lost. The agreement was that if the 'boys won the game, the Mayor of Houston would wear a 'boys cap and jersey at a city hall meeting. Likewise and reciprocal from the herself. Yeah.
posted by JessicaRose (25 comments total)

 
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Dallas, Houston ready for football showdown
09/06/2002

By DON WALL / WFAA-TV


This weekend, get ready for a Texas showdown.

Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys face off with the Houston Texans The winner gets state bragging rights, but the game is also a matter of civic pride. The upcoming battle is building on the long-standng rivalry between the two cities.

The mayors of Dallas and Houston are making a friendly bet on Sunday night's game.


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"What we could do is you would send me a cheerleader uniform, and I would send you a cheerleader uniform to wear," Dallas mayor Laura Miller said jokingly to Houston mayor Lee Brown.
Brown, a former college quarterback, didn't think that would work.

Instead, the two agreed the losing mayor would wear the winner's game shirt and cap - for the next city council meeting.

"I think we should wear the shirt and the cap," Miller told Brown.

"OK, it's a deal," Brown said.

Fans are charged up over the impending showdown.

"i'm just glad football is back in Houston - it belongs here," one Texans fan said.

"Dallas is going to win all the way, I don't care what Houston says," a Cowboys fan said. "They're going to get whooped."

Dallas has a huge budget deficit. Houston has Enron.

But, both are still big cities with big ideas.

"It's Dallas - Dallas all the way," city council member Mary Poss said.

This time, the rivalry will be settled on the football field.

posted by gsteff at 8:38 PM on September 18, 2002


Man you hate your mayor a lot? Cause she lost a bet?
posted by dancu at 8:43 PM on September 18, 2002


what a crappy fpp. for so many reasons.
posted by donkeyschlong at 8:47 PM on September 18, 2002


I will not forget the liberal media who abused freedom of the press to kick our uncouth, incompetent, omnivorous mammalian overlords when they were vulnerable and hurting.
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:53 PM on September 18, 2002


Yeah, I'm not sure why you're so hepped up against Laura. As Dallas mayors go, she's pretty alright.

She was a fun to read journalist, a bit of a populist muckraker...but that's just business as usual in the alternative press. :)

She's certainly the best looking mayor we've ever had...and nothing says Dallas like pretty people...you know it's true if you've lived here. By hook or by crook...these are some scarily beautiful people. And thin too...it just ain't natural, if you consider all the ranch dressing and cream gravy. ;)

She's a breast cancer survivor and has done an enormous amount of work and fundraising for other cancer patients.

And having known Laura for over a decade, I can say that she is certainly not uncouth, or without class or social style. You may not like her politics, which is fine...but she's done nothing to deserve an ad hominem attack like that.

Now, all that being said...I'm betting money that this thread disappears, because it's not really relevant to anybody much outside the Lone Star.
posted by dejah420 at 8:59 PM on September 18, 2002


Baaa... Professional sports. I never understood the appeal. "Local" "Teams" consisting of individuals who have no real connections to the communities they supposedly represent, and who's loyalty is determined by the number of zeros in their current contract don't inspire me. They are just corporations masquerading as locals in the hopes of sucking money from communities through tax subsidized property acquisitions (stadiums) and a false allegiance to their "home" city who's sincerity is as bogus as any WWF scripted plot.
posted by EmoChild at 9:02 PM on September 18, 2002


...not really relevant to anybody much outside the Lone Star.

or in the lone star for that matter. it is bad enough i had to read about the game for "bragging rights" on the 12pack of diet coke i picked up the other day, now here too?
posted by birdherder at 9:03 PM on September 18, 2002


or in the lone star for that matter. -- birdherder

Yeah, fair enough. I didn't even know there had been a football game...much less a bet about it. Like I care what the millionaires in uniforms are doing in the grass. :)
posted by dejah420 at 9:15 PM on September 18, 2002


'She's certainly the best looking mayor we've ever had'

Unless you're a guy with a fetish for fat Texan cowboys.

j/k

:)
posted by RobbieFal at 9:19 PM on September 18, 2002


Worst. FPP. Ever.
posted by chipr at 9:50 PM on September 18, 2002


Just to note, new (interim until the election) County Judge Margaret Keliher (who took over for Judge Lee Jackson who has gone on to being Chancellor of UNT) also wore a jersey and hat at the County Commissioner's Court on the 10th of this month (Tuesday after the game). She even had a jersey personalized by the Judge of Harris County. She looked pretty damned hoopty.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:32 PM on September 18, 2002


this is ridiculous. i just don't see the problem with this bet. politicians often do stuff like this.
posted by quarsan at 10:49 PM on September 18, 2002


There's not a problem, quarsan, nor an issue. It's just a Dallas MeFi'er railing against the mayor (who was elected just before I moved down here) for something trivial. Too bad she decided to do it while most of us were at the DFWblogs meeting.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:57 PM on September 18, 2002


Yeah, fair enough. I didn't even know there had been a football game...much less a bet about it.

Only reason I knew is that my brother in law is a huge Cowboys fan. Meanwhile, I'm a Chargers fan, mostly because I lived in SD during the days of Fouts and Coryell. Anyway, bro's taken to calling me lately and laughing (no words, just laughter) when the Chargers get their asses kicked (like all of last year). Of course, when I saw that the Cowboys were getting wiped by an expansion team, it was my turn to call and laugh... ;-)
posted by ehintz at 11:48 PM on September 18, 2002


Whew! Nothing like a little inflammatory rhetoric to introduce a link to a registration page.
posted by sillygit at 1:02 AM on September 19, 2002


Is that all??? Who the hell are these people??? What game??? Why is the link to a registration-only page???What's this got to do with me, or for that matter, what's this got do do with anyone on MeFi who isn't from Houston or Dallas, Texas, USA????? I'm sure both these people are fabulous, er, whoever they are...... (sorry Jessica!!)
posted by Doozer at 5:17 AM on September 19, 2002


Not a big football fan, but I feel the need to speak up . . .

"Local" "Teams" consisting of individuals who have no real connections to the communities they supposedly represent,

Not true. In the Nashville area, many of the Titans players are very active members of the community, opening businesses, working with charities, putting some of the money they make (probably a larger percentage of their income than the average charitable giver) back into the community that supports them, offering to fly my girlfriend to New York (okay, I don't like that part so much) . . .

who's loyalty is determined by the number of zeros in their current contract

Since when is relocating to a position in a new city to make more money so reprehensible? Isn't that why most anyone moves from one place to another?

sucking money from communities through tax subsidized property acquisitions (stadiums) and a false allegiance to their "home" city

This is true of the ownership of the teams (or the ownership of any large corporation) but does not detract from what a team brings to a city and what the city will give back to the team.

Again, not a sports fan, but there's my two cents. Dig it.
posted by mikrophon at 7:26 AM on September 19, 2002


As a native Dallasite, I have to agree with dejah420. This is the first truly negative thing I've heard about the woman.
posted by sparky at 7:39 AM on September 19, 2002


Personally, I think it's kind of cool. Not embarrasing to the mayor, won't cause a big problem, it's great publicity, and it's something that everyone can get into a little bit to rally their city's team.

*shrug* JessicaRose, I know this is not your first FPP.. but you're a fairly new member. In the future, please keep your opinions to yourself in FPPs.
posted by SpecialK at 8:53 AM on September 19, 2002


And I have to agree with mikrophon Here in the SF Bay area both the Giants and Niner's organization give back greatly to the community (I won't talk of the franchises across the bay however). Also PacBell park (IMHO best ballpark ever) was completely privately funded and has been nothing but good for the community.
posted by bitdamaged at 9:14 AM on September 19, 2002


while most of us were at the DFWblogs meeting. --Ufez Jones

OH POOP! I knew I was supposed to be doing something last night. Darn it all to heck! Hope everyone had fun...yea gods, if I get any more forgetful, I'll have to start wearing a little sticker with my name on it. Honestly.
posted by dejah420 at 11:46 AM on September 19, 2002


She's certainly the best looking mayor we've ever had...

Dejah, it's cool that you're defending your friend, but you're better looking than her.
Wanna be mayor then?

ps
A little Latin-class anal-retentiveness here: it's not really an ad hominem attack,
it's more of an ad mulierem attack

And, yes, I know -- I must get my own Latin weblog and I am a fuckwit
posted by matteo at 8:26 AM on September 20, 2002


it's more of an ad mulierem attack

I stand corrected. ;)

And thank you. :)
posted by dejah420 at 7:02 PM on September 20, 2002


You're welcome.
And also, why running for mayor when you'r already Princess of Mars?
posted by matteo at 9:11 AM on September 22, 2002


[derail]
um matteo, you know about the homo/vir distinction?
as variously described
[/derail]
(and, yes, I know -- I must get my own meta-pedant weblog and I am a fuckwit)
posted by stinglessbee at 11:44 AM on September 22, 2002


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