John Gonzalez

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  • 10 years ago

    Generally, I'm a slow learner. I was about 10 before I figured out that the stove was hot and I shouldn't put my hands on it (which is the main reason why this column is constantly twisted; it's hard to type with Kentucky-fried fingers). Later, in...

  • 10 years ago

    A few months ago I was walking through the American Airlines Center on a Sunday afternoon--during a Desperados game, of all things--when I ran into Fort Worth Star-Telegram basketball writer Art Garcia. Being an industrious young scribe, Garcia wa...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    SURPRISE, Arizona--The morning Arizona sun beams down and lets its presence be felt. It needs no help on that score--it's powerful enough to warm everyone below and tan the backs of their necks--but it's magnified nonetheless, made ever brighter a...

  • 10 years ago

    Shockingly, Mark Cuban has been quiet this year. No running out onto the court. No staged battles with refs. No comments about the league office. Nothing. For a while there after his television show went under (what was the name again? Mad TV? How...

  • 11 years ago

    This is Jason Terry--everything you need to know about his personality encapsulated in one brief moment. Practice has just ended, and he walks off the court, leaving the free-throw line and a good sweat behind him. He could shoot past the gathered...

  • 11 years ago

    The poetry in sports is rooted in its symmetry, or so I'm told. For every star there's a role player. For every champion, a chump. There is a flip side to each situation, and therein lies the beauty, right? There is a reason the thrill of victory ...