This year, for the first time in about a century, the University of Texas and Texas A&M did not meet on the gridiron. With the Aggies now in the SEC, the annual football matchup that fueled the long-standing rivalry is effectively over. Millions of Texans were sad. Some were outraged. None could do ... More >>
The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>
Via.Yesterday's massive drop-off at the Earle Cabell is but a pit stop. Sooner than later, more than likely, it will head back to Oakland, where, in July 2009, former UCLA basketball great Ed O'Bannon filed the shot heard 'round the sports world: the antitrust suit alleging that the NCAA steals ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Every once in a while I take Michael Young for granted. I think of him as a step-slow, reaction-reduced fielder. Then I go to Rangers Ballpark, watch him rip a bases-loaded double down ... More >>
Power is subjective. But when you see it -- when you sense it's immense influence -- you just know it. Each summer, as I construct my list of the 50 Most Powerful People in Metroplex Sports, the criteria gets a triple-digit tweaking. This year I deemed the allure of power ... More >>
Yes, 105.3 The Fan is tweaking again. But this time it's not merely another shuffling of the deck, but more so a commitment to talk sports in the morning. Out at The Fan as of April 8 are long-time radio veterans Jagger and Gregg Henson, to be replaced Monday, April 11, by "New School ... More >>
A panel of judges at the National Meat Association's second-ever University Cook-off this week was partial to the University of Idaho's bacon sausage, but a stuffed pork loin created by Texas A&M took the people's choice prize. "I ate it, and I liked it," says operations manager Jen Kempis-P ... More >>
Peja Stojakovic? Sure, he'll help the Dallas Mavericks. With the way their offense has bogged lately anyone that can shoot is going to be a bonus. But he's a small, perhaps minuscule step in the right direction. He's no solution. No final piece to the puzzle that is currently scattered all over th ... More >>
Patrick MichelsDirector Thaddeus Matula introduces his film.Mustangs young and old turned out at the Lakewood Theater last night, for a very special screening of Pony Excess -- or "Exce$$," if you prefer -- Southern Methodist film-school grad Thaddeus Matula's ESPN-bound documentary about SMU foo ... More >>
Har Mar SuperstarThe Lounge on Elm StreetOctober 16, 2009Better than: watching the Sooners get beat again.From the time Har Mar Superstar strolled onto stage with his Lone Star tallboy, it was clear he was there to party. The bad part? There were only 50 or so people there to party with him.And, ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Looks like The Ticket's parent company - Cumulus Media - is asking forcing employees to take five unpaid days off before June 30. Ouch. Maybe not a big deal to on-air talent with six-figure ... More >>
National Football Foundation president and CEO, Steven HatchellEarlier this afternoon, I finally spoke with Steve Hatchell -- president and CEO of the National Football Foundation, the parent organization of the College Football Hall of Fame -- concerning yesterday's press conference during which Ma ... More >>
Haul the HallThese are some models of the proposed College Football Hall of Fame, which would be adjacent to the convention center hotel.So, this one seemed to sneak past everyone's radar -- the media relations bigwigs didn't even know about this at Dallas City Hall when we called this morning, thou ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dallas Police Chief David Kunkel can apologize all he wants for the indefensible actions of Robert Powell, but unless the officer is fired it will be a complete and utter injustice. Powell, who detai ... More >>
Lufkin High School's Jamarkus McFarland, a highly coveted defensive tackle, committed to the University of Oklahoma yesterday; Merry Christmas, Sooner Nation. And it's a double kick to the Longhorns' pants: The University of Texas had hoped to land the 6-foot-3, 280-pounder, but instead a post-Texas ... More >>
So, you jazzed about the old Cotton Bowl's final matchup? The Only Team To Beat Florida vs. The Only Team To Beat Texas. Maybe it's just me, but I'm intrigued by Mississippi vs. Texas Tech.
Can Jerry's boys turn around the December jinx?
Seriously, how can you not love Texas Tech coach Mike Leach? His favorite weather: “When it rains mud.” His half-ass name for the live radar: “The beam.” His favorite creed: “You’re going to be dead in 100 years anyway. Live dangerously.” Still hope he somehow winds up in ... More >>
BlackFinn takes the "Irish" out of Irish pub
Jesse Jones, emperor of Singing Hills, had no clothes, it seems
North Texas is a fertile hunting ground for OU recruiters
Cotton Bowl Classic is football's Edsel
Mavs avoid the Nets gain
Souvenirs are art at the Amon Carter Museum
The Mercury's out. Club Manhattan is in.
Did the intern blow it? No.
Single sisters shouldn't settle?
Throw a couple around with Texadelphia's Tom Landis
Dented reputation; Please, stop calling. Please; Dot-dot-dot stuff
When the Mavericks made a deal with the USA Network, Tom Hicks' regional sports channel became less regional
October 8 - 14, 1998
The difference between the Stones' two area appearances was more setting than set list
Texas' former presidential candidate never learned the art of compromise