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    April 2, 2014

    Dallas' Madison King On the Road To Her Great New Record

    Perhaps more than any attribute making Madison King's songs burst with cochlea-catching appeal is the unvarnished honesty that pops from them. It's in her lyrics, and it's in her retelling of significant events from the past few years of her life, especially since the release of her twangy 2011 debu ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Did Ford Name its Mustang after SMU's Mascot?

    It's September 28, 1963, and the mood in the visitor's locker room of Ann Arbor's Michigan Stadium is somber. SMU's undersized Mustang football players hang their heads, mourning their season-opening 27-16 defeat at the hands of the Wolverines. There are few words as the players prepare for the trip ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    August 11, 2011

    A&M to the SEC: Didn't We Just Have this Conversation?

    ​The grand ol' Southwest Conference lived to be 80. The Big 12 Conference may die a teenager.Only 17 and just a year removed from turmoil that left it with just 10 teams but supposedly unity and cohesion, the conference is again this morning reeling with the news that Texas A&M -- irked b ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    The Best Double Entendre Songs Of All Time

    You mean that Primus song wasn't about this guy?​Primus is a band we discovered pretty early on in life and whose sharp and innovative playing we've only grown to respect more and more as we've aged. Unfortunately, though, our first exposure to the group was to their biggest single of the '90s:&nb ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Aerosmith Kicks Out the Texxas Jam in 1978

    Via.​When a clip from Aerosmith's since-deleted VHS appearance at the Cotton Bowl in 1978 surfaced in February 2010, it made a brief cameo here -- at which time, the great Jeff Liles jumped into the comments to remark upon the quality of that particular performance, which he was fortunate (?) enou ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    City to Spend Some Fair Park Marketing Money to Keep TicketCity Bowl Through 2018 Game

    ​The Cotton Bowl Classic, of course, is no longer played at the Cotton Bowl -- hasn't been for two years, when the bowl game decamped for Arlington, thus making it a very unhappy New Year 'round Fair Park at kickoff time. Then came along the TicketCity Bowl -- Texas Tech vs. Northwestern to start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Accountability, Shame and Wealth: A Review of My 2010 NFL Predictions

    ​You can say I botched my 2010 NFL prognostications. But you can't say I ran and hid from my errors. There's hope for me surviving this thing, as I have Big Ten Buffoonery dough coming in, tonight's Megamillions jackpot is up to $330 million and I actually sneaked by with a profit b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Have Chips and Melted Cheese Become College Football's Defining Snack?

    ​ My brother sent me this photo of a billboard near Milan, Mich., figuring I had the food expertise to explain it. My brother, an alum of the school responsible for the ad, wondered if Eastern Michigan had resorted to making nacho love its only prerequisite for admission. I assured him the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Listomania: The 30 Best Songs About Genitalia

    The Caddyshack soundtrack is slightly phallic.​If Cee-Lo wrote the greatest song of all humankind with "Fuck You," which has sufficiently taken over the Internet this week, then Meat Loaf certainly deserves a firm No. 2 spot for his own masterpiece, "California Isn't Big Enough (Hey There Girl)," ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    June 15, 2010

    After Last-Second Stay of Execution, the Big XII Lives to Play Another Day

    The man who saved a conference: Dan Beebe​Who's the commissioner/savior/magician of the Big XII Conference, David Blaine? In a death-defying, last-second escape that would make the famed illusionist proud, Big XII commissioner Dan Beebe has somehow kept his league alive and, I think, wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Nebraska: Out. Big 12: Gone?

    Bye-bye Big, um, Red?​Since 1994 we've enjoyed the Big 12 Conference. Offices based here. Alumni living here. Championship games played here. Savor it. Because, perhaps as early as Friday, it begins to crumble. With the Big 12 having slapped a Friday deadline on Nebraska to essentially comm ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    It's the End of the Big 12 as We Know It

    ​R.I.P, Big 12? Certainly looks so, as the Pac 10 over the weekend empowered commissioner Larry Scott to proceed with plans for expansion. In other words, let the raiding of the Big 12 Conference commence. Last week, news surfaced of the Pac 10's plans, which center on adding Texas, Texas A&a ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    The Top 5 Uniforms in the History of Your Texas Rangers

    ​The Texas Rangers broke a four-game losing streak last night with a 9-6 walloping of the Chicago White Sox. But they didn't look good doing it. I know those white beanies atop their head were special Memorial Day caps, but in a word ... Godawful. The Colonial the other day had a pink out. Ba ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.12.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The combo of weather and injuries and chicken shits is diminishing NBA All-Star Weekend. No Kobe Bryant. No Allen Iverson. No LeBron James in the dunk contest. Silver lining: Mavs' icon Dirk Nowit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Things I'm Thankful For

    ​It has been a difficult year so far, at least for many people. We've dealt with a media blitz over Sarah Clampett's new book, a couple of bozos named Jon and Kate, the continuing presence of Oprah...oh, and that economy thing.Still, there are many things to be thankful for this holiday season. Th ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.16.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *According to my very unscientific research conducted on this very blog over the last two years, the most sensitive, whiny, irrational folks on Earth are: 1. Ticket P1s; 2. Right-wing Republicans; ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    April 7, 2009

    Church Chat: The Final Score

    Ball hog.Let's see, last week we had 60 mph winds, golf ball-sized hail, 80-degree days and 20-degree wind chills. Now, extrapolating the absurdity, the Texas Rangers are displaying genuine optimism. In this turvy topsy world, could these signs be the beginning of the end? Or merely ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    10 Questions: Jay Liddell

    Patrick MichelsThe Dallas-based brand ambassador for Macallan's single malt Scotch line is charged with an important mission: introducing whisky to a younger generation...of drinking age, of course.Before moving to this city, he spent seven years in the Big Apple as an events manager (with a small b ... More >>

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    January 25, 2008
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    January 9, 2007
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    March 31, 2005

    Alone No More

    Forgiving the past opened Sandora Irvin's future

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    October 9, 2003

    Swizzle Shtick

    Plus: Hey, Dude, You Owe Us, Like, $20; Stories of Failure

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    July 3, 2003

    The Kids Are All Right

    Two locals try to help restore junior American basketball to prominence

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    May 1, 2003

    Draft Dodger

    Unfortunately for him, our columnist couldn't avoid the NFL draft forever

  • Culture

    April 15, 1999

    No man's land

    When you're out of options, look no further than the USBL

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    September 7, 1995

    Jackie Sherrill's 'example'

    Coach cites duty to Mississippi State players in dodging Houston court date