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DFW gets chance to redeem itself after national drubbing over Super Bowl storms, but hot temps not helping

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Journalists from all over the world are in Dallas, some of them for the second time this year.

    After covering the Super Bowl in February during one of the worst icestorms in North Texas history, some journalists are back -- just in time for the year's first heat wave.

    What's the Worldwide Impression of Mavs Mania?

    [DFW] What's the Worldwide Impression of Mavs Mania?
    Journalists from all over the world are in Dallas to cover the NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat. So what's their impression of North Texas?

    German writer Heiko Orderop said the extreme North Texas weather during Super Bowl week caught everyone by surprise.

    "We had, what, two or three inches of ice, packed ice?" he said. "You could have held the NHL winter classic here, not the Super Bowl."

    But the current triple-digit heat isn't helping redeem North Texas' reputation after the pounding the region took for its handling of the snow and ice in February.

    "It leaves a very burning impression. It is hot," said J. Michael Folgoust, a columnist for USA Today.  "I would love for all the seven games of every NBA series to be in Miami just because the weather is so perfect and so great."

    Texas barbecue and Southern hospitality stand out amongst the guests, but what do they really think of our city? 

    "I like it. [It's] nothing too special but still nice," Orderop said.

    "This place is different in its own way," Folgoust said. "It has to grow on you, I guess."