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    April 21, 2014

    Texas Rangers Outfielder Leonys Martin Has an Odd Seduction Technique

    We were debating going with the more straightforward headline "Here's a Shirtless Photo of Leonys Martin," but we decided something a bit more artful would scare off fewer people. Make no mistake: That is about a shirtless Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin, but it has a backstory. Via a tipste ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Why the NFL Shouldn't Throw Penalty Flags on Players Who Use Say "Nigger"

    This story originally appeared on Deadspin. Last week, we got word that the Fritz Pollard Alliance, chaired by ex-NFL player John Wooten, was pushing a rule change in the league that would penalize players for the use of the word "nigger" on the football field. The proposal involves a 15-yard penal ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Redskins Fan Thrown Down Stairs After Reportedly Cursing the Cowboys (Video)

    The Washington Redskins got their comeuppance Sunday afternoon thanks to a near-miraculous fourth-quarter drive by the Cowboys. This Redskins fan, clad in a classy "Dallas Sucks" sweatshirt, got his just desserts some time before that at the hands of a Washington security guard. Deadspin provides s ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    The Texas Rangers Have Signed Manny Ramirez

    If you're a fan of the web site Deadspin, you've been mesmerized at least once this year by Manny Ramirez and Taiwanese baseball, which seemed to have a pretty fun marriage going. But that's over now, because your Texas Rangers have signed Ramirez to a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    The Stars' New Logo Seems to Have Leaked

    Many in Dallas have no doubt been eagerly awaiting the June 4 unveiling of the Dallas Stars' new logos and uniforms. Probably not as many as are eager to glimpse Buster the Armpit Lion on the Mavs' new duds, but logo changes always generate a bit of buzz. It looks like Stars fans won't have to wait ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Watch Ronald McDonald Give Allen's Minor League Hockey Team a Stirring Pep Talk

    As the U.S. men's hockey team prepared to take the ice before its improbable win over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics, head coach Herb Brooks said a few words. His speech, or, more accurately, a Hollywood writer's imagining of it, was dramatized by Kurt Russell in the 2004 film Miracle. ... More >>

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    January 20, 2013

    The Stars Showed an Empty Seat and Called it "Manti T'eo's Girlfiend" (Photo)

    The above photo was snapped at last night's Dallas Stars game by Twitter user @EdCahill before making its way to Deadspin. Together with the Stars' recent handling of an exceedingly dickish Cowboys' Tweet, we're getting the impression the AAC's hockey residents don't give all that many shits. Kudos ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    TCU's Student Body President Might Get Impeached Over This Really Ugly Statue

    Thanks to Sandy, Deadspin is a shadow of its normal self right now, but it's functioning well enough to direct our attention to a piece reported last week at TCU 360. It seems there is a controversy simmering at the school over a bronze statue unveiled earlier this month at the student union. The p ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    The NFL's Game Changer

    Chris Kluwe is prying open America's last closet: major-league sports.

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    October 2, 2012

    Here's a Video of Mark Cuban Dancing Terribly to "Gangnam Style"

    Oh, Mark Cuban. Your Dallas Mavericks brought us an NBA championship. You have the best investment-themed reality show on television. You have billions of dollars. But that's not why we respect you; we respect you because you're not afraid to do ridiculous things, like be videotaped clutching a Bud ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    America's Team Fumbled Cowboys.com. Now, It's a Gay Dating Website.

    The Dallas Cowboys almost snatched up the Cowboys.com domain five years ago. They called in the winning bid at auction but backed out after realizing that the "275" the agreed to was $275,000, not just $275.00, according to a report at the time from Domain Name News. The name was finally purchased f ... More >>

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    July 29, 2012

    Sorry, DMN, That Really Was the Worst National Anthem Ever

    There are some things that are simply indefensible. One of those things is 11-year-old Harper Gruzins' rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" at Saturday's FC Dallas-L.A. Galaxy soccer match called out by Deadspin. The Morning News didn't think so. Nancy Churnin wrote an indignant counter-post thi ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    So Who Were Those Two Guys Sitting On the Mavs' Bench at Last Night's Game? Well ...

    The video's been making the rounds all morning, first on Busted Coverage, then Deadspin, then everywhere else. Question is: Who owns those beards sitting with the Dallas Mavericks in Detroit last night? The Mavs' front office said: Dunno, ask Mark Cuban. So I did: "No idea," he wrote back. But now w ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Sierra Missed: Three Former Texas Rangers Are Now on the Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

    ​Juan Gonzalez and Rafael Palmeiro made their debuts on the Baseball Writers' Association of America's 2011 Hall of Fame ballot -- and didn't even come close to finishing near the Top 10 vote-getters. Raffy, poor Raffy, came closest with 64 votes; Juando trailed just behind Palmeiro with 30, two a ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    This Week in "Dewey Defeats Truman," FOX4

    ​I didn't sleep a wink last night -- kept replaying over and over the myriad mistakes made by Ron Washington and the Texas Rangers last night, twice one strike away from Winning It All. They're recounted below, blow by painful blow; how Sam gets it up for tonight's Do-or-Die preview and open threa ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Tom Melsheimer Takes It to the Hole (Update: We Talk to Cuban's Attorney About Filing)

    Tom Melsheimer​[Update at 9:40 a.m.: Shortly after I posted this, Mark Cuban's attorney called to talk about the response to yesterday's filing. Our interview follows after the jump.]We've written about and spoken to Fish & Richardson's Tom Melsheimer on numerous occasions, most often and most ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    From Our Archives: "Crocodile Nowitzki"

    Not quite as good as the cover of the new Sports Illustrated, sure, but slightly better than this.​Last night I finally had the chance to read the new issue of Rolling Stone, which happens to feature a feature by former Observer-er Jesse Hyde, who decamped for his native Utah a couple of years bac ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Liam Roybal, Just Blame Gordon Keith

    ​Yesterday -- thanks to Gordon Keith, thanks to Midwest Sports Fans, thanks to Deadspin, geez -- we met Lil' Ron Washington, otherwise known as Liam Roybal of Keller, poor feller. Turns out, the 7-year-old had no intention whatsoever of going as the Rangers' skipper's Mini-Me for Halloween. He was ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    That's the Way Halloween Costumes Go

    ​At the very top of Deadspin at this very moment you'll find the photo of mini-Ron Washington at left, which began with a tweet from one Gordon Keith. I asked Gordon where he got it: "Someone sent it to me," he reports from San Francisco. And then Jerod at Midwest Sports Fans picked it up; then, D ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Texas Rangers' Latest Court Filings Reveal That It Sure Does Pay to Be in First Place

    Patrick Michels​The Texas Rangers are out of Chapter 11 and Tom Hicks's hands, but that website devoted to the prepackaged bankruptcy remains alive and well weeks later. New filings are being added to Texas Rangers Baseball Partners Information Site every day, including two docs detailing how well ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.16.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Not only should Dirk Nowitzki be on the first-team All-NBA squad and a legit MVP candidate, he'll be unstoppable against the Spurs. San Antonio has its nucleus back - Tim Duncan, Manu Ginob ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Ron Washington Still Has His Job. I Know, I Can't Believe it Either.

    ​Take a bow Wade Phillips, Rick Carlisle and Marc Crawford, for you toil away at your head-coaching job ... without the use of cocaine. Amazingly, the same cannot be said for Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington. Let me get this out of the way right up front: Washington should have ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Seriously, I'm the City of Irving, This Goes on T-Shirts and Posters and Hats and ...

    ​OK. So, I just spoke with Maura Gast, head of the Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau, and sorry, but there won't be any T-shirts or bumper stickers or posters available bearing "The Last Tailgate Party" logo. "I've got more bubble gum than I can chew," she says, meaning: She's busy enough wi ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Just a Head's Up: Our Server Needs a Kick in the Ass. Shouldn't Take But an Hour.

    ​Just so there's no confusion, beginning at 7 tonight you won't be able to post comments to Unfair Park. Our crack IT staff informs me this outage will last no longer than 30 minutes -- but they said Tuesday night's maintenance outage would last no more than an hour or two, and it went till the we ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Sean Salisbury Update: Game On!

    ​Say what you will about former ESPN analyst and 105.3 The Fan host Sean Salisbury - and Deadspin says a lot - the guy has followed through on his promise to take on a blogdom giant in an attempt to clear his name and clean his reputation. According to the Frisco Enterprise, Salisbury - who d ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    From the Courthouse in Denton County, Sean Salisbury Goes After Deadspin

    Sean Salisbury​Sean Salisbury was not -- no way, no how, no sir -- fired from The Fan 105.3 for "sexting." At least, that's what Richie wrote on September 11 about his former radio-station teammate.  Gawker Media-owned Deadspin, which has been obsessed with the Frisco resident's Salisbury ste ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Drinking and Driving a Punt Into a Scoreboard

    Patrick Michels​Deadspin most thoughtfully directs our attention to the Andy Lee Drinking Game -- Andy Lee being the San Francisco 49ers punter who gets his turn to take aim at the Cowboys Stadium video board tomorrow evening. If nothing else, it provides one very good reason to watch a meaningles ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Matthew Stafford > Josh Hamilton

    Deadspin​Former Highland Park star and Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had himself quite the summer bash recently. Girls in bikinis. Dirty dancing. Some sort of beverages in those same red cups that I serve alcohol in at my pool parties. Who knows, maybe whipped cream made a came ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Look, Playmaker, We Believe You

    Deadspin, with some help from The Smoking Gun, just posted an item in which it breaks down Michael Irvin's Monday-evening almost-carjacking and finds his story, well, a bit sketchy. As in: "Irvin didn't report the incident until the following day, more than 24 hours after Monday's supposed confronta ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008

    Good Lord, This Josh Howard Thing Has Gotten Crazy, Man, Crazy

    To the point where Mark Cuban's posting the racist e-mails he's received concerning Josh Howard's awwwkward "Star-Spangled Banner" comments -- and the e-mail addresses, oh my. I'm partial to the Deadspin comments, among them: "Dear Mark, I didn't celebrate it either, and I'm now in Gitmo. Sincerely, ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008

    ESPN, You've Been Strurminated

    The "B" in The Ticket's BaD Radio show Deadspin's been decidedly Dallas-centric in recent days, but never more so than moments ago, when it posted a photo of KTCK-AM's Bob Sturm, who kinda says that, yeah, ESPN's ripping off his 7-year-old concept that involves power-ranking NFL franchises throughou ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    How 'Bout Them Cowboys? No, Really.

    Over at Deadspin, Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty author Jeff Pearlman has most graciously provided a lengthy excerpt from his book -- specifically, from the chapter about the trip to Tempe for Super Bowl XXX, which wound up Cowboys 27, Steelers 17. R ... More >>

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    September 16, 2008

    Josh Howard, Gallantly Steaming

    Even though this dates back to July, when the always high-larious Josh Howard suited up for Allen Iverson’s celebrity football game, only today has the video begun making the rounds -- first on You Been Blinded, then on Deadspin, where some of the comments are, as usual, genius. As in, "Josh Howar ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Quincy Carter to Reunite With Bill Parcells, At Least for An Afternoon

    'Bout three months ago, seemed like former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter was danged near the luckiest dude in pro-ish football, getting the call up to the Kansas City Brigade of the Arena Football League. This came about a year after he'd already screwed up his gig throwing the ball for t ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008
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    July 14, 2008

    The Greg Williams Aftermath: Live Radio Discussion

    It's official, I'm out of Greg Williams photos. Tune in tomorrow and rip me when I talk to the guy second from the right. We knew The Ticket wouldn’t invite me on, but seems my Greg Williams story is compelling enough for a competing station to discuss it. To that end, I’ll be on Big Dic ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008

    Things More Interesting Than The Next Food Network Star: Kidney Stones, Greggo and Jessica Simpson!

    Morrey Taylor He's not the Snake, but, perhaps, Snake Plissken? So sorry, but I just can't bring myself to write about Lisa Garza's ascension to The Final Threeway on The Next Food Network Star; sorry, not that interested in Suze's cassoulet queen, even if she does live a few blocks from the house, ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    'Baaaaaaallgaaaame!"

    My favorite comment on Deadspin this morning, concerning Josh Hamilton's home run last night off Los Angeles Angels reliever Francisco Rodriguez, comes from Hustler of Culture: "No joking, hiting a walk-off homerun while fireworks go off and the theme to the 'Natural' is played must be a fucking ama ... More >>

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    June 9, 2008
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    June 5, 2008
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    April 29, 2008

    What's Worse: Losing $2.5 Mil in Vegas or Winding Up on Robin Leach's Blog?

    Courtesy Deadspin this a.m., we're directed to the blog of none other than Robin "Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams" Leach. His, ahem, spywitnesses claim that Cowboys QB Tony Romo lost some $2.5 million on the Vegas green felt last weekend, which, apparently, mightily miffed Jessica Simpson. Writes ... More >>

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    April 8, 2008

    Former Observer Writer Cranks Up Wayback Machine for Deadspin

    Kevin Scanlon Carl Everett, back when he was a Texas Ranger I see that Deadspin just posted a locker-room story from "former Dallas Observer reporter John Gonzalez," whoever he is. It's more or less a rehashing of this column John wrote for the paper version of Unfair Park way, way back in 2003, wh ... More >>

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    March 21, 2008
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    March 18, 2008
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    November 8, 2007

    "Mike Modano Is America's Greatest Scorer!"

    I thought that was Wilt Chamberlain. Hi-yo. Regardless, in case you missed it, here's Mike Modano last night scoring points 1,232 and 1,233 against the San Jose Sharks, breaking Phil Housley's record for most points raked up by a U.S.-born pro hockey player. Notes Deadspin this morning, "Wayne Gretz ... More >>

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    November 2, 2007

    What Happens in Vegas: Mark Cuban Will Dance With Big Bunch o' Bloggers

    One week from today, the BlogMaverick himself, Mark Cuban, will fly to Las Vegas to address a conference of bloggers. It'll be like Bill Shatner talking to Trekkies when Cuban delivers the adios address at the close of the Blog World and New Media Expo at the Los Vegas Convention Center, no doubt cu ... More >>

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    March 9, 2007
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    December 28, 2006

    Still Dreaming of a (Danny) White Christmas?

    At this risk of turning this into Sportsy Thursday (here comes Richie...), we thought we'd mention at this late date The Know Your Dallas Cowboys Blog, which bills itself as a "Generally Less-Than-Serious Look at America's Team." It's a brilliantly done compendium of Cowboys info way past and very p ... More >>

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    August 11, 2006

    Overpaid and Overpaid

    Terrell Owens can't sell his $4 million New Jersey house. Wanh. And wanh. If you're like me, you could probably do without another Terrell Owens story right about now. But for some reason, this one makes me kind of happy. Apparently, T.O. is having some trouble selling his house in Morristown, New J ... More >>

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