American Airlines Arena

  • News

    July 4, 2013

    Not So Minor League

    Cheap beer, affordable tickets, swanky surroundings — what’s not to like about minor and independent league baseball parks?

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2011

    The Whore's Return: Before the Rematch, A LeBron Hater Rekindles His Love of Dallas

    ​My relationship with Dallas before June 12, 2011, was tenuous. I got tattooed there with Dennis Rodman during the summer of 1994 and stayed for a week, but I was shit-faced the whole time. I visited for a few days during baseball's winter meetings in 2000, when A-Rod signed with the Texas Ran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    2011 Dallas Mavericks' NBA Playoffs: My Top 10 Observer-ational Moments

    ​10. It was a simple offensive rebound and putback layup off the glass, but when Shawn Marion produced it at the end of the third quarter on April 25 it gave the Mavericks a 14-point lead over the Blazers in crucial Game 5 of the first round, and it restored confidence in the Mavs two days af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Sorry America, But We Ain't Safe: A Review from the NBA Finals Road

    ​Please don't take this as a complaint. More of an -- as I do from time to time, and always -- observation. I love my job(s). Getting paid to attend sporting events is all I ever wanted to do since the day I realized I'd grow up to be too short and too unathletic to play for a living. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry: Validation with a Vengeance

    ​As I watched Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki try to keep an eye and arm on their new NBA Finals and NBA Finals MVP trophies, all the while swigging from a bottle of bubbly as big as a small pony, it struck me just how perfect this night was. The Mavericks -- those soft lil' Mav-wrecks -- were he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 6 -- Mavericks 105, Heat 95: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. You knew it was going to be an intense game ... even before the game. During shootaround at American Airlines Arena this afternoon neither Dwyane Wade nor LeBron James would respond to Dirk Nowitzki calling their mocking video "childish" and "ignorant." Their response: "We have no comment." B ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    The Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat: Game-Watching Parties

    ​The Mavericks will face the Miami Heat tonight at Miami's American Airlines Arena in game 1 of the NBA Finals. While some Mavs fans will be there sporting their Dallas pride, those who didn't make the trek down to the Sunshine State will be able to catch the game at bars around town. Special game ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Senses Working Overtime at "The Largest All-Nude Bar in Texas"

    Rick's Cabaret issued a press release today concerning its new all-nude joint on Stemmons Freeway: XTC Cabaret, so named for its playlist. (No? My bad.) As we noted yesterday, the Houston-based chain of stripperterias is rebranding its current tops-off, bottoms-on joint due to its poor performance.A ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008
  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    The Lowdown

    Music tidbits from the Big D

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2006

    W Stands for "Winner"

    There were a million photos we could have run. We decided to go with this one of swimming pool model Daniel and KDFW-Channel 4's Good Day Dallas producer Dana Rogers. Former mayor Ron Kirk wouldn't engage in a little nyah-nyah-toldya-so last night at the everybody's-a-VIP opening of the W Hotel in V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    Bummer Summer

    I know what I'm not doing Thursday night: watching ABC's lame-ass, over-promoted Master of Champions. And because the Mavs weren't as mature or as mentally invincible as they tricked us into thinking for nine months, I also won't be watching Game 7 of the NBA Finals. The Mavs' complete collapse from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2006

    Havin' a Ball with the Mavs & Heat

    Every morning, till the end of the NBA Finals, Unfair Park will serve up with yer breakfast a round-up of what the outta-town papers have to say about the Dallas-Miami match-up in the NBA Finals. We begin today with what's turning out to be a golden-oldie: the name game. USA Today, among other paper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    For a Change, American Airlines is Against Itself

    At least, that's how The New York Times characterizes it, should the Mavericks wind up in the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat (and, man, that is looking too far ahead for my tastes). Miami plays at the American Airlines Arena, Dallas plays at the American Airlines Center, which means "American Air ... More >>

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Love's Labor Lost

    The silence is deafening at City Hall over expanding Love Field, but Jim Schutze has some advice for airport neighbors: Buy earplugs.