So far, Brek Shea's trip across the Atlantic has been rougher than he anticipated. The former FC Dallas forward, who enjoyed mild fame in the states as American soccer's young hope, Adidas pitchman, and, of course, alt-weekly cover story subject, has spent his first season in the English Premiere Le ... More >>
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Restaurant week is wrapping up this weekend, and the weather promises to be a little more relaxed. Seems like a good time for a little patio drinking and perhapsa little pesticide bathing. Or maybe you're off to the Londoner tomorrow morning to watch the opening weekend of the English Premier League ... More >>
The new English Premier League season kicks off this weekend, and what better excuse can there possibly be for getting down to a bar, drinking the cheapest beer you can find and joining in some incoherent chanting/possibly having a bar fight? The time difference might make for some early drinking mo ... More >>
*If there's even such a thing.
Reports out of England have Liverpool and Manchester City of the Premier League taking a long, hard look at FC Dallas's Brek Shea, the 21-year-old College Station-born star just called to the U.S. National Team at September's end. Problem is, Shea -- a chief contender for MLS's MVP award -- is un ... More >>
The Premier League kicked off this weekend, lulling Dallasites out of the summer doldrums with the promise of cooler weather, hearty breakfasts, and lots of beer. For the uninitiated, the big games in England are piped into a handful of pubs early on weekend mornings. The games make for an i ... More >>
Tom Hicks is friends with Brian Mulroney, who served as Canadian prime minister from September 1984 to June 1993 -- and was, at one time, a senior counselor to Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst. Anyway. In the you-gotta-pay-to-read-it UK Times today, Mulroney op-eds about Liverpool fans' vilification ... More >>
See, Rangers fans, we shoulda taken out billboards along I-30.It's very possible, if not downright likely, that at any second now word will come down that Major League Baseball has seized ownership of the Texas Rangers in order to wrap up the sale of the team to Chuck Greenberg -- after which tim ... More >>
Directly below you'll find an interview with Mike Modano, who, for now, plays for one of the teams Tom Hicks owns, for now. But what about the other two? Like, oh ... let's say Liverpool FC. There appears to some breaking news on that front courtesy the U.K. Telegraph, which is reporting that Hic ... More >>
Over the weekend, the rumors started mounting: Tom Hicks had approached Grandhi Mallikarjun Rao -- a builder of Indian infrastructure whose wealth ranks him among the world's wealthiest 200 -- about buying at least a piece of Liverpool FC. Folks close to the owner of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Sta ... More >>
Only days before the beginning of baseball season, Tom Hicks is, apparently, already down a strike: Something called FINAlternatives, which serves up hedge fund and private equity news, reports this morning that Hicks Sports Group -- the holding company for all of Hicks's sports-related ventures, in ... More >>
I've been trying for some time to talk to Tom Hicks about livin' it up in Liverpool, where every day it's something: Liverpool FC sales talks with the Kuwatis "going really badly," the re-signing of manager Rafael Benitez, the declaring of a cease-fire with partner and frienemy George Gillett. Today ... More >>
A native of Liverpool, Green has been pulling pints...well, not quite pints...in local pubs for as long as any of us with shortened attentions spans can remember. Long a fixture at The Londoner in Addison, he moved to The Idle Rich in 2004.In his spare time he both plays soccer and watches, via sate ... More >>
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