In this week’s edition of Park Cities People, Chuck Cox writes about Randy Allen’s impending status as the winningest football coach at Highland Park High School. That story is accompanied by Christina Barany’s photo of Allen standing next to the statue of Tom Landry outside Cowboys Stadium. This photo was inspired by the fact that Allen wears a fedora and tie during games as a tribute to Landry.
As it turns out, this photo has inspired much controversy in the Park Cities People office. Those of us who were born before 1975 — me, Chuck, circulation guru Dorothy Wood, and … well … gee, that might be all of us — were horrified to learn that some of our younger colleagues had never heard of Tom Landry. That’s right; the name meant absolutely nothing to them.