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    July 18, 2014

    Dallas' Sports Teams Are Staffed By Idiots

    Ahh, the post All-Star Break, post World Cup, post LeBron, post everything doldrums. The Wednesday and Thursday after the Midsummer Classic have been proven -- by science! -- to be, along with Christmas Eve, the deadest days on the American sports calender. Clearly, local athletes are just as bored ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    Mike Bacsik's Radio Rebirth

    After Tweeting his way into infamy, former pitcher and sports-talker Mike Bacsik is getting a second chance. Does he deserve one?

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    April 15, 2013

    R.I.P. Dirk's Beard, Which He Shaved After Sunday's Win Over New Orleans [VIDEO]

    The Mavericks easily dismantled the lowly Hornets yesterday, a decidedly unimpressive feat given the quality of the opponent and the fact that the Mavs are now officially out of the playoff hunt. Still, this was perhaps the biggest victory of the season, because it brings the Mavs' record to .500, ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Heavily Bearded Mavs Are Bringing a Barber to Tonight's Pacers Game

    Improbably, the Mavericks have managed to claw their way back into the playoff hunt after a season-long funk. With 11 games to go, they are a game-and-a-half out of the final Western Conference playoff slot, currently occupied by the Lakers, and have been gaining fast, winning nine of their last 12. ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Sean Peyton is Coaching His Son's Football Team in Argyle, and It's Dominating

    Sean Payton is cooling his heels at his home in Westlake while he takes an NFL-mandated break from coaching the New Orleans Saints, but as Deadspin notes, he's not banned from all football. In an interview last week, Payton, suspended for the year for his role in the NFL's latest morality play, tol ... More >>

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    January 14, 2012

    Yeah, Well, Randy Galloway, Lamar Odom Thinks You're a Bad Writer. So There.

    In case you missed it -- which would have taken some doing, since it somehow merited its own Deadspin item yesterday -- Randy Galloway's ready to bench one of the Dallas Mavericks' high-profile, under-performing acquisitions, Lamar Odom, who had all of six points in 23-plus minutes in last night's t ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Craig James (Sort Of) Addresses That "Google Bomb" About Those "Five Dead Hookers"

    ​Mention the words "Craig James," and chances are at some point your comments section will fill up with something like, oh, I dunno, something like this: "I've heard CRAIG JAMES HAS NEVER DENIED THAT HE KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE HE WAS AT SMU." Which the SMU Mustang never seemed to mind when he was ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Delonte West: Now There's a New Maverick Who Deserves His Own Reality Show

    Delonte West did not schtup LeBron's mom. That other shit you heard? Yeah, that's probably true.​It won't get the buzz that landing Lamar Odom or Vince Carter will, but last night the Mavericks made what will easily be their most interesting move of this abridged off-season, signing guard Delo ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    The End of SMU's News War

    On campus, as it is in the real world: Two news operations became one.​You can't swing a mace and chain around Observer HQ without hitting someone who knows what it's like to fight in a real newspaper war. That Buzz fellow worked in San Antonio back when the Express-News toiled against the Lig ... 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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    December 31, 2010

    Whitt's Merten's End: 12.31.10

    One of Sports Pickle's best photos of 2010​It's been a fun two weeks, sports fans. Richie's back on Monday, but before I give him back his blog, here are some week-end thoughts before I go. *Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles game looks like it might be the first NFL start for Stephen McGee as Jon Kitna ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Next Tuesday Josh Hamilton wins AL MVP. Right? *The good news: Greggo's "pus pockets" are gone. The bad: He's been told not to talk for 10 days. Ten! Means a couple things. 1. Summon RoboGreggo fr ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Watch: University of Wisconsin Students Turn Dallas Dance Into A Mascot-Pumping Spoof

    Now there's more people for Lil Wil to be pissed off with: The University of Wisconsin. By spoofing Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How to Dougie" and turning it into a song about its mascot, Bucky the Badger, called "Teach Me How to Bucky" (see above), Wisonsin student rap troupe Zooniversity has, b ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Listomania: Five Tiger Woods Photobomb Album Covers

    Via DeadspinLook over to the right... yeah, right there.​Are you one of those people annoyed by the word meme? Well, turn away dear friend. Yesterday, the Daily Mail posted an incredible photograph from the Ryder Cup--one depicting a golf ball not much more than a nose hair away from the lens. Of ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Samuel L. Jackson To Go After Tom Hicks (?), While Fred Willard Tackles Tony Romo

    ​Odd confluence of sports and celebrities today.Like, for instance, this item outta the U.K.: Liverpool native and soccer-movie screenwriter Mike Jefferies has decided to take on Tom Hicks, who, as you're no doubt aware, is still trying to keep hold of Liverpool FC. As Deadspin notes, Jefferies sa ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Clearly, Everything Gets a Logo These Days, Even Stuff About to Get Blowed Up

    ​Impossible to retrace the myriad steps that led me here this morning: to The Official Texas Stadium Implosion Web site, where you'll find a lengthy video shot inside the joint during Tuesday's media show-and-tell. I must say: This is a logo I can get behind: The artwork's playfully retro (like fe ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Radio, Radio: Gordon Keith Gets Into a Fight, While KISS's Billy the Kidd Moves to NYC

    Two radio items of note for those still on the terrestrial side of the dial: This morning 'round 8:45, a Friend of Unfair Park called with the command to turn on The Ticket, pronto, as Gordon Keith was being attacked by nemesis Nestor Aparicio. Didn't make it in time -- but the assault has found its ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Ole Miss Fans Were Very, Very, Very Good to the Hyatt Regency's Bar. Maybe.

    With a tip of the yarmulke to Deadspin, it says here that last week, Ole Miss fans camped out at the Hyatt Regency Dallas and gulped down three nights' worth of records at the hotel's atrium bar. As in: They dropped $26,000 on New Year's Eve; $27,000 the night after that; then more than $29,000 foll ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Hard Knocks? Eh.

    I expected a little more from the HBO crew. You? The boys at Deadspin have condensed last night’s first episode of Hard Knocks into four minutes. I, however, can name that tune in 40 words: T.O. on the beach. Witten changing diapers. Pacman dumps water on Felix Jones. Jason ... More >>

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    December 27, 2006
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    June 12, 2006

    Of Shaq and Stack

    Wishful thinking of wish fulfillment? The Sporting News is reporting this morning that Jason Terry's going to stay in Dallas next season. Looks like the NBA Finals ain't going past Thursday night's Game 4 in Miami; least, that's what it says in damned near every paper Unfair Park's been perusing thi ... More >>