Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thank you Dale Hansen

Dale Hansen is a legendary Dallas sports reporter.  In the 1980's he was one of the first to report SMU was paying their football players.  Every December he plays "Thank God for kids" video, which has become a Christmas tradition.  Dale Hansen is famously opinionated.

On a personal note, my husband's parent live on the same lake as Dale and his wife.  Growing up my husband attended Dale and Chris Hansen's annual charity event at their ranch that backs up to the lake.  I think Dale is genuinely a nice person, even though that's not exactly how he portrays himself on television.

I found this video because it was posted on Towleroad.  I watched it for the first time late last night in bed, and for some reason it made me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.  Going through life as a minority is tough, because you get hit with opinions and statements and actions that belittle you and your people.  Having Dale Hansen stand up for the Michael Sam is equal to him standing up for all homos- indirectly Dale Hansen stood up for me and my husband.

Thank you Dale Hansen.


  1. From what I saw on Facebook, Dale Hansen is supposed to be on Ellen tomorrow.

  2. Also on Facebook, Upworthy tagged the Dale Hansen video this way - "old white guy becomes new Internet hero." Isn't that funny?