Mark Cuban Sweatily Expounds on Why He Saved the St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Cuban in his passing out days.
Yesterday we emailed Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban to ask why he decided to save the Greenville St. Patrick's Day Parade.

"I didn't want to see it go away," he wrote back.

A great answer. A noble answer, especially since he also cut a $25,000 check to a Dallas ISD scholarship fund that's historically been one of the parade's beneficiaries. Still, not good enough.

So we doubled down. Last night, before Mavs-Nuggets, I caught up with Cuban in the team weight room, where he was pumping away on a Stairmaster, red-faced and sweating into a towel. Oddly, the towel was not made from Apple stock certificates.

So, Mark: Why'd you really save the parade?

"I thought it was unfair to the future generations," Cuban said, "because they wouldn't be able to kill as many brain cells as I did."

Fair point. Still, it's hard at this late date to recall a time when Cuban shared the streets with the peasants, especially the extremely hammered ones.

"Oh, yeah, of course." Still ascending in place, he turned and smiled. "I've gone. I've been Grand Marshal. I've passed out afterward."

And now, thanks to him, you too can pass out after the parade, this year and likely for years to come.

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Dan
Dan

nice f-bomb in the photo

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

this is the observer, f-bombs are here everyday

cp
cp

Um, Mark Cuban moves about the peasants, just FYI, since you're new here and all....

mr.greenteeth
mr.greenteeth

You're either drinking with me...or you drinking against me! [dictated not read by some drunken mick]

Drunken Bash from Cuban
Drunken Bash from Cuban

Cuban is supporting a parade.  Or, so he thinks.  In reality he provided the lifeblood to continue this drunken free-for-all.  To put hundreds upon hundreds of drunk drivers behind the wheels.  He enabled the bars to milk this for an enormous cash cow event. 

I sincerely hope, in the future he puts his money where it can do some good.  How selfish of this man to promote a drunken bash.  $25,000 would have been a god's send to help all the dogs/cats in Dallas Animal pound.  Those dogs/cats are being put down within days due to severe under-funding.  But this childish man sends $25,000 to continue a drunken riot in our City. 

MattL1
MattL1

The $25,000 was for a scholarship fund.  The $40,000 is so we can have a drunken free-for-all.  Get it right there, aguafiestas.

Sam
Sam

I personally know some of the Woodrow kids who have gotten college scholarships from this association. Please do not compare saving dogs and cats to sending a deserving student to college.

Gabe
Gabe

Saving dogs and cats : Sending a deserving student to college.

SAT humor...nailed it!

Rescue Them
Rescue Them

I give my money to ONLY animal charities - which is my perogative.  Maybe someday a huge windfall will arrive to help the thousands and thousands of animals that suffer and die in this cruel city.  Maybe Jerry Jones will make a big donation for their benefit HAHAHAHAHAHAHA - sorry.  To those who criticize me for never sending money unless an animal benefits from it, I say - screw you - I have no need for your approval.  Nor does Mark Cuban need the approval of anyone as he sends HIS money to support this parade.  Whether anyone likes him or not - his generosity to this city cannot be disputed.

Bob
Bob

And just how many cats and dogs have YOU saved today?  And where did you get your license to tell people just how they should (and should not) spend their money? 

And since you think you know how other people should spend their money, instead of saving the cats and dogs of Dallas, how about feeding hungry children?  How about finding homes for homeless people?  How about pay for medication for poor sick old people?

Texasdave60
Texasdave60

Seriously, this years it should be called:  The St. Cubans Day Parade.

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

The only day this city has a soul !

The parade is the keystone to kicking it off as early as some would like to kick it off 

steph010510
steph010510

Want to hear more about the picture with the story. Nice leisure suit -- and WTH is laying across him? Censors obviously can't read upside down & backwards. haha!

JimS
JimS

Thanks a lot, Stuban, for screwing our neighborhood with your 1 percent bucks. The St. Patricks's Day Parade is an abomination. So are the Irish.  So was St. Patrick. Can't wait for all for them to go away. For good.   

Lee
Lee

JimS, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

mr.greenteeth
mr.greenteeth

They say the greatest atrocity to ever come upon the human race was when they taught the Irish the English language...

Lee
Lee

How can anyone not like this guy?

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

You have to give it to Cuban Bros (Mark and Brian), both of them have awesome heads of hair..

Mike Guerrero
Mike Guerrero

I wanna know more about that cast. And Gods above, is that...a jumpsuit?

Iwearblack
Iwearblack

I'm a big fan of Cuban... Not so much a fan of the parade... I can't friggin' stand Avi though, so I'm 100% on board... Suck on THAT bone, Barking Dog! Hehehe...

Rangers100
Rangers100

Hear, hear.  I have no interest in the parade, but I'm all for sticking it to the Adelman-Hunt crowd.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

thats not your neighborhood, stay outta this

Lee
Lee

 It's my neighborhood and I love the parade.

me
me

if for no other reason than to piss off Avi ....

txnomad
txnomad

Just don't pass out on somebody's lawn...

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