Salutations to ESPN on their wildly education “50 States In 50 Days” feature, currently wowing the nation nightly on “SportsCenter”. Cynics might call these corny vignettes just another way to prop up the career of that great Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, but that just isn’t so.

For instance, last night’s Texas segment including the fascinating factoid that the teaming metropolis of Dallas was the place where J.R. Ewing was shot.

No one else of note has been blown away within Dallas city limits.