2008 Summer Olympics

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2014
  • Film

    August 2, 2012

    Raise a Finger

    Even China can't shut up artist/gadfly Ai Weiwei.

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    The Problem With... Gym Class Heroes' "The Fighter" Feat. Ryan Tedder

    See also: The Problem With Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine's "Stereo Hearts" The 2012 London Olympics are a month away, but I'm not as interested as I was for Beijing 2008. If London's opening ceremony has a TARDIS float, I'll be interested. To tie in to the Olympics, Gym Class Heroes -- the hip, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    You Can Always Get What Yu Wants: Texas Rangers and Darvish Agree to Six-Year Deal

    ​With a 4 p.m. deadline on the horizon, T.R. Sullivan wasn't hopeful at daybreak: "The word Wednesday morning was that the Rangers' optimism has waned a bit." Sources have been saying in recent days that Japanese pitching sensation and magazine cover boy Yu Darvish wanted a five-year deal, the Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Cinco de Mayo: The Top 10 Sorta Mexican Athletes in the History of Dallas

    ​Should probably consult Gustavo for a round of Ask a Mexican on this, but with it being Cinco de Mayo and all I figured I'd just crack open a Corona and give it a go myself. 10. Mike Bacsik - Well, he was a local athlete with an affinity strong feelings for about Mexicans. 9. Bryan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Carly Who? I Kid, I Kid.

    Looks like SEGA made the right decision putting Parker's Nastia Liukin on the cover of its Beijing 2008 Olympics video game. Here's something, then, for those who were up too late to watch morning TV: She and silver medalist Shawn Johnson were on Today today. But, hey there, what happened to Katie C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Forget Dirk, Look at the Spaceman

    Wasn't all that excited about watching the Beijing 2008 Olympics opening ceremony on tape delay tonight, till I stumbled across this extraordinary 93-photo slide show courtesy a German newspaper -- which, of course, features a couple of photos of Dallas Maverick Dirk Nowitzki, tapped a few days back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Dirk Tapped as Germany's Flag-Bearer For Friday's Olympics Opener

    Dunno how much that petition had to do with it, but Your Favorite Dallas Maverick Dirk Nowitzki was indeed named Germany's Olympic opener flag-bearer this morning during a media whassup. The main Mav will hoist the colors during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, which takes pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Sign a Petition for the Very Sporty German Olympian Dirk Nowitzki

    Be the first on your block to wear Dirk's Olympic jersey. All it'll cost you is $79.95. Maybe it was the Tim MacMahon bump, but the sixth most-popular online petition in the entire world -- at least at Petition Online -- is the one containing the words "Dirk Nowitzki." As of moments ago, some 2,037 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Cards to Keep Cowboys Fans Out, While FC Dallas Gets an Olympian

    FC Dallas's Dax McCarty A couple of sports notes this morning. First, out of Arizona comes word that the Cardinals are going to "Protect the Nest" this season by keeping Dallas Cowboys fans outta University of Phoenix Stadium. That is, if Cowboys fans -- who, historically, fill up Arizona games and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    At 19 (Almost), Duncanville Fighter Is (Already) USA Boxing's Brightest Young Rising Star

    USA Boxing Duncanville's Luis Yanez is already being hyped as USA Boxing's best and brightest -- we'll find out this week in Chicago, just maybe. Duncanville High School product Luis Yanez turns a whopping 19 on Thursday, and as an early birthday present, the kid is the recipient of a flattering an ... More >>