Mark Oristano

Mark Oristano

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About

I got into sports in 1973 when I went to work for Verne Lundquist at WFAA-TV, Dallas. I was a sports reporter for the station during my senior year at TCU. I branched out after graduation and worked for a year at WLAC-TV in Nashville, where I anchored weekend newscasts with a young woman named Oprah Winfrey. From there it was back to Dallas, where I wound, at various times, in radio and/or TV. From 1978-81, I was part of the Houston Oiler Radio Network during the first four NFL seasons for Earl Campbell and Luv Ya Blue. I returned to the Cowboy network from 1995-2000. I've also produced for NFL Films, written for the Dallas Cowboys Weekly, worked for the Cowboys PR staff and more. Covered eight Super Bowls in all, including SB XLV here in Texas as a PR asst. for the NFL. I wrote a book called A SPORTSCASTER'S GUIDE TO WATCHING FOOTBALL, which is a guide for people who know nothing about the game, but would like to know more. I'm now a professional photographer in Dallas. My daughter, Stacey, was part of the cast of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS on NBC, carrying on the family football tradition.

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  • Erin Cummins posted 1105 days ago

    Erin Cummins

    Thanks, Mark! I like to think I can hold my own when it comes to trash talking. It just never ceases to amaze me how other NFL fans who hate the Steelers never stop saying the Steelers suck when the Steelers do anything but suck. As I said in that one response, the only time recently where the Steelers were one and done in the playoffs was in 2007 when they lost to Jacksonville in Pittsburgh in the 2008 AFC Wildcard game.

  • Zack Pumerantz posted 1124 days ago

    Zack Pumerantz

    i definitely will, you should check out my 100 best sports quotes http://bleacherreport.com/articles/910238-the-100-best-sports-quotes-of-all-time

  • Zack Pumerantz posted 1124 days ago

    Zack Pumerantz

    hey man, yeah Tug McGraw was hip and funny, but I wanted to find a way to include his quote. Maybe dumb wasn't the right word, perhaps unique is better lol. Thanks for the read.