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12.22.2008

Dale Losing It?

Dale Hansen plays his "Thank God For Kids" video every year at this time and he did so last night. And he always follows it with a little message and, normally, it's great. (I still get a little misty when I think of the time he mentioned that his ex-wife lost her battle with cancer one year "because it wasn't a fair fight.") Anyway, last night was just plain weird. It's obviously scripted but he was all over the place. And, quite shockingly, he threw his two kids under the bus in a bizarre way --- in a burn-down-the-bridge kind of way. Link. (There's a quick commercial and then the "Thank God" video. His commentary -- which you can slide over to -- starts at 2:42.) (MzChief mentioned this a second ago in a comment. I promise I was going to post it anyway.) Edit: Crazy twist --- Eric Hansen, Dale's son, gets a mention in the crazy triple murder (?) case in Dallas that happened on Friday.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I cried when I watched the video. Twice!

Anonymous said...

He threw both kids under the bus and then only gave extreme complements to his daughter (probably well deserved) and did not further mention his son. Odd.

Hansen fan said...

He sounded like a man haunted by the lack of time he gave his kids. I felt for him last night. Having children, I know the feeling of hoping I did everything I could to help them grow up, be appreciative of what they do have and treat everyone with love and respect. Maybe Dale didn't think he had done that based on the action of his children. I didn't take issue with what he said. I think it was heartfelt and he has the forum to share his deepest, and darkest, thoughts and feelings. More power to him.

Anonymous said...

Everyone can't be perfect like you, Barry. Do you feel fat today, or was that just menstrual?

Double Fake Dale Hanson

Anonymous said...

Rur-roh or how ever Astro would say that. Somethin' just ain't right here, y'all.

Anonymous said...

He was reaching out to his kids. Obviously his son has screwed up issues and Dale has tried to reach out to him with no avail. It's obvious he is close to daughter, but she probably feels sidlelined sometimes in her Dad's attempts to win over her brother. He was reaffirming his love for her and telling her how proud he is of her. She's obviously not as high maintenence as her brother and those type seem to get left in the shadows more often. He was letting her know he recognizes her accomplishments and he's proud of her.

I cried too. Dale does seem arrogant from time to time, but not I think it's his defense. Poor man.

RPM said...

Dale Hansen jumped the shark when Barry Switzer punched him.

Anonymous said...

I saw it last night, and cried, too.

You gotta feel badly for the guy. How often I come home from the job late wondering if I'm sacrificing my family for work - I hate that feeling.

Anonymous said...

Dale needs some therapy; he's in denial. Not a bad thing, nothing that can't be worked out...but not in front of the camera for everyone's viewing pleasure.

Anonymous said...

1:09
I know what you mean about that feeling you speak of. All we can do as parents is the best we can and hope for the best. We must work to feed and clothe our children but sometimes it sure gets in the way of some of the good times with our children. Merry Christmas to you all!

Anonymous said...

Old man hansen is a freak!! his wheels have been off his bus for a while. he is a washed up old bastard that hates himself but takes it out on his own kids. wished i would have hit him harder.

The fake
Barry Switzer

Anonymous said...

I used to clean his Pool back in the late 80's in Keller as a kid, his Wife was the sweetest Person...but my God he was wierd, I also did the Von Erichs and what a strange bunch also.....I could tell some stories....

Anonymous said...

But in the end you just need to THANK GOD FOR KIDS and Dale is sill the man

Anonymous said...

How many kids do you have barry? 0? Then you have no idea what it is like do you? Until then learn from everyone else.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes your personal life needs to stay personal. This is one really good example.

mzchief said...

I do not care what the issues are in a person's PERSONAL life, those issues should remain PERSONAL especially when they involve other people. Dale has a LONG history of having made mistakes with the members of his FIRST family. There are reasons his children are not close to him and Dale FAILED to mention those reasons.

chupacabra said...

Good grief, even though Barry said it would be "shocking and bizarre" the way he threw his kids under the bus I was maybe still expecting it to be delivered in something of a veiled way or with a build up at least.

Anonymous said...

I guess I live in a vacuum. I don't have a clue who Dale Hanson is. But that little video was the most asinine, pointless, and unnecessary thing you've ever put on here. Well, except for all the football related drivel. Oh, and maybe some of my comments. And most of MZ's as well. And all the stupid crap about Wes Hardy.

Come to think of it, the chix may be the only thing worth checking out here except most of them aren't nekkid enough.

Double fake MZJARKYLE

Anonymous said...

Well, we've certainly learned something about Dale...something that he does not yet understand. He can't praise his kids or be thankful for his kids, without partially blaming them (publicly in this instance) for the failings of their relationship.

If he felt the need to make a public apology and attempt an extremely public reconciliation, he shouldn't have taken shots at them while doing it.

Dale has not truly apologized to his children, nor has he made a fresh start, he has only succeeded in drawing attention to himself. Taking responsibiltiy does not include scripting a handful of excuses in an attempt to make yourself look better.

If I'm one of his children hearing that, I am angry that he threw me under the bus and disappointed that he still doesn't get it. A serving of Love does not include a side-dish of blame, a sprinkling of complaint, and a double-helping of "woe is me".

Dale did succeed in another unintended way though...he made me very thankful for my family.

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 9:16...

BRAVO!

betty boop said...

I have been a huge fan of Dale Hansen, the sportscaster, for years. I appreciate the way he doesn't "sugar coat" things when it comes to his sports opinions, and I just appreciate an honest person, even though he can be very arrogant at times and I don't always agree with him, I'm a fan just the same. That being said, what he did with his personal life for all of TV land to see, in my opinion, was a sign of a desparate man, trying all the wrong ways to mend the relationship with his children. My husband and I are still nodding our heads, we didn't get it...but when he mentioned his wife, tears began to fall, I feel for him.

LandShark 5150 said...

Dale is as "intouch" with reality as Granpa- Randy Galloway- Urine.

Anonymous said...

HE IS SO WHITE TRASH, I SAY KICK HIS SORRY ASS OFF THE AIR AND SEND HIM TO HOUSTON WHERE HE BELONGS!!


KISS MY ASS DALE


NEWY SCRUGGS
JUST KEEPING IT REAL

Anonymous said...

who gives a shit if the guy is homo....can he play football?