The Lottery Won't Fix Your Problems, Dallas.

Welcome to D-Rated, our weekly feature that tries to determine if things are looking up or down for Dallasites by arbitrarily assigning point values to current events.

The South Rises Again: TNT has picked Dallas up for a second season already. And here we were worried we would have to find another avenue wherein we could go swimming in Jesse Metcalfe's eyes. Plus 1.

The 40-Year-Old Version: Dallas Stars have signed the once-great Jaromir Jagr. Unfortunately, he's 40 years old and nowhere near the incredible player he was in NHL '94 on Sega Genesis. Still, that's kinda cool, right? Plus 1.

You're Dangerous, Maverick: Jason Terry is joining the Boston Celtics. Deron Williams is staying with the Brooklyn Nets. Steve Nash is going to be a Laker. Your Dallas Mavericks are royally screwed. Minus 3.

Sexy and They Know It: According to a new report, over 25 percent of Texas teens have a sexting problem. The rest just wish they did. Minus 1.

Half The Man He Used To Be: A Dallas doctor and a MicKinney hospital are being sued after a man claims to have lost a testicle and his colon during surgery. Balls! Minus 2.

A Little Awesome: Dallas is the eighth-most disliked company in America, according to a new poll. In other news, the sky is still blue. Minus 1.

Home Slice: Bowling for Soup frontman Jaret Reddick has been named the new voice of Chuck E. Cheese. We always thought he was a little cheesy. Plus 1.

Totally Jobbed: A new study released this week named Dallas the eighth-best American city for business and careers. So why don't you have a job again? Plus 8.

Rent Race: Apartment rentals are up in Dallas, says a new study. We still reserve the right to be pissed about our landlords increasing our fees, though. Minus 3.

By The Numbers: The NAACP wants the Texas Lottery shut down, claiming that residents buy lottery tickets instead of food. But if they ever won… Minus 2.

Burning Questions: A house in South Dallas was lost when 9-1-1 operators put on hold callers trying to report a house fire. And finally we have an answer to the question, “Is there anything worse than being left on hold by TXU Energy?” Minus 1.

Last week's total: Minus .74.
This week's count: Minus 1.
This week's running total: Minus 1.74.

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