Subject:

Bjorn Borg

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.1.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Rangers return from Houston today to start a series in Arlington against the lowly Florida Marlins. Did anyone go to the airport to see the Silver Boot as Nolan Ryan triumphantly raised it? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Texas Rangers and Josh Hamilton Are Fighting the Summer Blues

    ​Alexi Ogando has suddenly produced three consecutive outings of five innings or less. Fourth outfielder David Murphy just went 1 of 9 to drop his average to .233. And the Rangers have lost 12 of their last 19 -- including 3-3 on a homestand against the Astros and Mets -- in clinging to&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    With Local Boy Mitchell Krueger, There's Hope For American Tennis

    ​Couple years ago I alerted you to a tennis phenom in our midst. At the time, Keller 14-year-old Mitchell Krueger was just trying to find his way onto the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids. Over the weekend, he came this close to winning the French Open. Not the French Open. That c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Lance Armstrong's Comeback Was, Like Most of 'Em, An Epic Failure

    ​Got the dreaded Tweet from Lance Armstrong last night: Thanks for all the messages on retirement 2.0. And thanks for ALL the support the past 2.5 yrs. Onward! Retirement 2.0 means two things: 1. The greatest cyclist who ever lived is done riding professionally. 2. His comeback that I was so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.22.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Roger Staubach to Tony Hill to beat the Redskins in '79. Alvin Harper running free against the 49ers to clinch the NFC Championship Game in '92. Dirk Nowitzki's long 3-pointer to secure Game 2 of ... More >>

  • News

    December 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Like it or Not, Tiger Woods is a Role Model. A Suddenly Horrible Role Model.

    ​I have great parents. As a kid, they provided for me and poured the foundation for me to grow into a decent - I said decent - human being through principles, rules and accepted boundaries. My parents raised me. But Bjorn Borg molded me. I'd be home by my 10 p.m. curfew because of my parents. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Tennis, Anyone?!

    In '04 Federer-Roddick gave me this ball. In '09, they gave me a classic.Sunday's instant classic Wimbledon final was one of those magical moments that only sports can provide. As Roger Federer and Andy Roddick battled past four hours and into the longest fifth set in Grand Slam history, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    The Top 10 Sports Superstitions That May or May Not Work

    Step on a crack, break your mother's back. Avoid black cats, the No. 13 and walking under ladders. And, above all else, wear anything other than red and find yourself dead. Hmm. Are the Texas Rangers superstitious about superstitions? Seems to me that rituals, traditions and even obsessive comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Slumdog Sportsionaire: Who's On Your "Shit List"?

    Had a wonderfully weird weekend. On Friday I saw the Fort Worth Symphony's interpretation of Led Zeppelin. (Thumbs up.) On Saturday I attended a Polish 40th birthday party complete with a full, cooked pig on a skewer, potato vodka shots and, yes, a belly dancer. (Two thumbs up.) On Sunday I did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    The Top 10 Sports Figures I'd Choose to Spend My Last Hour With

    No. 1 in my heart. No. 1 on my list. So, have you used up that extra hour yet? You know, the one we got last Sunday via the end of Daylight Savings Time. Fall back, remember? I could lie and say I spent the extraordinary 60 minutes when 2 a.m. became 1 a.m. volunteering at a nursing home, ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    Wow-mbledon

    The greatest current one-on-one battle in all of sports. As a stupid guy once famously said in a super movie, “Sorry I had ta fight in da middle of ya black pantha pawwty,” but I can’t let another day pass without opining on the greatest tennis match I ever did see. (No worries. Anothe ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Dork Nowitzki

    Turns out the best player on the NBA's best team is a normal guy

  • Film

    December 27, 2001

    Royal's Screwups

    Wes Anderson's film is like its characters: flawed genius

  • Culture

    October 7, 1999

    The long goodbye

    It's not yet game, set, match for Jimmy Connors, even at 47

  • Culture

    October 1, 1998

    Bringing up baby

    John McEnroe has grown older, but he has never grown up

  • Film

    August 29, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

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