Ten months ago, Mark Cuban dismissed Bob Ortegel as the Dallas Mavericks' color commentator, insisting, "Sometimes you've just got to freshen things up and try some different things." Ortegel, who had more or less been the voice of the team for the past 23 years, handled his firing with great dig ... More >>
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 >>
The Mavs are NBA champions, but are they the best team in franchise history?
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>
I asked Mavericks backup point guard J.J. Barea what he was thinking as the ball left Kobe Bryant's hand on the potential game-winning 3-pointer in Monday's Game 1 at Staples Center. "I wasn't thinking," Barea said. "I was praying." Despite playing 44 minutes of superb basketball -- the ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Finally some good news for Texas Rangers fans. After whiffing on Cliff Lee and having face-of-the-franchise Michael Young demand a trade, locking up Josh Hamilton for two years relieves some ... More >>
Coming: Roddy Beaubois. Going: Bob Ortegel. While the Dallas Mavericks got a familiar face back at practice yesterday via their athletic French guard, they also said goodbye to the only TV analyst we've heard over the last 23 years. Beaubois, who broke his foot in August and hasn't play ... More >>
I covered the Dallas Mavericks in the early 1990s when they won 11 and 13 games in back-to-back seasons. It wasn't fun. For anyone. In '93 the Mav-wrecks lost 20 consecutive games, so I can imagine the despair these days with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the wake of losing LeBron James, they ... More >>
Mavs' fans, prepare to be nauseated.I sincerely hope I'm wrong about this, but I have a feeling we're all about to get really pissed. Watching the most athletic - and by far the most animated and arrogant - team in the NBA knock the Dallas Mavericks out of the playoffs could be very ... More >>
Got his team back in the series.Seriously now, did you expect anything different from these Dallas Mavericks? A frustratingly inconsistent team that led the NBA in close victories also had more than its share of blowout losses and inexplicable letdowns. So after the Mavs rallied from 13 ... More >>
In retrospect, Ole Miss and Texas Tech are merely above-average college football teams. Their little clash in Dallas last week, however, was called by two of this area's icons of announcing. Though he's looked better, it was good to see Pat Summerall working the game on TV. And on radio - with his ... More >>
Derek Harper calls the game--and one day, he hopes, the shots--for the Mavs
Mavs play-by-play guy Jim Durham didn't have 'nuff pizzazz--so buh-bye
Why are the Mavs still going cuckoo for Zhi Zhi? Because it's all about the upside.