Dallas Mavericks' Parade: Tip-Off is Thursday, 10 a.m.

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Yep, that long ago
The Dallas Mavericks' championship parade -- paid for by owner Mark Cuban -- will start Thursday at 10 a.m. and travel from City Hall to American Airlines Center.

Eff. That.

Since Cuban is buds with Jerry Jones (see: 2010 NBA All-Star Game) and seeing that a Mavs' title parade happens, oh, I dunno, once in a lifetime every 31 years, the parade should start in Dallas, snake west down I-30 and end up in Cowboys Stadium with an air-conditioned party fit for 100,000 MFFLs.

Right?

Beside, Dallas has a history of bad plans and worse parades. 

Bad parade: On Feb. 10, 1993 craziness erupts as a crowd estimated at near 400,000 crams into downtown Dallas for the Cowboys' Super Bowl XXVII parade. A dozen arrests and 18 injuries marred the festivities, which were highlighted by players riding through the streets in convertibles and limousines.

Bad planning: Does the name Celia Barshop ring a bell?

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Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

This article says the '93 parade had a crowd estimated "at near 400,000" with "a dozen arrests and 18 injuries", but the story in the 2006 Barshop link (same author BTW) says, "A surprising 250,000 crammed downtown" with "75 arrests and 50 injured.."

That's a pretty big discrepancy, no?

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

Surely you're joking about taking a parade down Interstate 30, right? That's not only unrealistic, it's idiotic.

I understand the sentiment of wanting to fit as many MFFL's in one place as possible in the Deathstar, but making the old D/FW Turnpike the parade route to get there is asinine.

I would be curious to see how a parade would be handled should the Rangers (more likely) or the Cowboys (maybe never again) win a championship. Would those parades be in Arlington, Dallas, or Ft. Worth?

David Swinney
David Swinney

That picture of Mike Modano carrying the Stanley Cup through Victory Plaza was not taken during or after the Stars Championship Parade in 1999, since the AAC wasn't completed until 2001. The caption is misleading.

Storm_71
Storm_71

I know we can have it parade thru the parking lot at the new Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine then afterwards we all can hit the water slides. Weeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Maybe they can have the parade go across our new bridge and down to the rapids where the can kayak the river over to the solar powered water taxis which will then take them directly over to Victory plaza where we will tell people they cant party there even though we built it for that.  Then all the fans could line the levee to see the mavs and we can have the world see why we are a world class city!!!!

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

You're joking on going to Cowboys stajium right? Saying it to get kicked in the nuts? I will tell you this, you're the only media personality I've seen so far with that declaration. 1%

Richie's prostate massaging
Richie's prostate massaging

It must suck working with you and having to endure the constant smell of shit from living in Jerry's ass and sucking his cock daily. Why did you have to try and make this about Jerry and the awful Cowboys? Let the Mavs have their moment.

McDoom
McDoom

Actually Dallas is 3 for 4 on planning parades in recent history. They learned from the mistakes of the SB27 parade and the SB28, SB30, and Stanley Cup parades were not dangerous clusterfucks.

/nutkick

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Eff the Cowboys and Jerry trying to have any little part of it. This is Cuban's and the Mavs' moment.

Have you ever actually driven Dallas to Arlington? That's a long stretch to parade down, genius. Plus the whole shutting down an interstate thing. Interest would be lost well before they get to Lone Star Park. Nutkicking moratorium over: what a stupid post.

284E
284E

Rangers- Parade down Randol Mill or Ballpark Way then rally at the BallparkCowboys- Parade in Downtown Dallas (like they did after the 5 other SB victories)

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

psss David, don't think RW will let the truth hold up a good story/caption.   

Storm_71
Storm_71

That's genius Merk Man. They would have to take the "rapids detour" on the Trinity cause those son of bitch rapids will kill a mother fucker.

Rooster
Rooster

Why bring up the Cowboys? I dont even want to hear about them until the Billionaires and the Millionaires stop fighting. Wake me when the lockout is over.

Real Rooster
Real Rooster

LOL!  It's so hilarious how eat up you guys are with me.  I am so inside your head.  It's greatness!

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