Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America.
Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>
Derrick Williams -- The best player availableArizona forward Derrick Williams is a beast. He has 3-point shooting range, can score in the paint with either hand and has an NBA body that can bang and rebound on the low blocks.
And that's it.
The rest of the 2011 NBA Draft class: Weak t ... More >>
I'll admit it, my NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket sucks. Got off to a horrid start with Louisville losing to Morehead State and got progressively worse as the weekend wore on.
The Sour 16 carnage: I've lost three of my Final Four teams including my projected champion Pittsburg ... More >>
Short shorts. Skinny players. No 3-point line. Jay Bilas at Duke instead of ESPN.
A lot was different in college basketball the last - and only - time the Final Four descended upon Dallas. (College basketball's March Madness will climax in Cowboys Stadium in 2014). In 1986 the stage was an old rel ... More >>
Never again let me criticize college football for rewarding 70 teams with bowl games. Because college basketball is now doing the same thing. And then some.
This year - this week - March has increased, unprecedented Madness.
Ohio State, Duke, Pittsburgh and Kansas are the No. 1 seeds as ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*Coming to you today live from the Daytona 500. Literally. I awoke this morn -- as did hundreds of thousands of NASCAR fans -- to the public address blaring first, at precisely 6 a.m. "We ... More >>
Happy Birthday, America.
Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?
Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>
Tom Landry's StatueJohn Wooden had three golden rules that, come to think of it, would make us all better humans:
Be on time. Don't curse. Never criticize your friends.
The legendary UCLA basketball coach left our planet a worse place over the weekend, leaving behind a legacy of 10 national ... More >>
Long after Tiger Woods stops talking and the Texas Rangers have finished beating the Toronto Blue Jays, March Madness will finally end tonight at 8 when Butler plays Duke for the National Championship. (Smells like a Duke blowout to me.)
Show of hands: Whose bracket has Butler in the final g ... More >>
Substitute me for Dickie V, and you're looking at my next three weeks.It was pitch dark this morning when I woke up. Must be Spring.
Spent an hour this morning sweating over a bracket. Must be March.
If you want to come have a beer and talk hoops and maybe punch me in the face, I'll b ... More >>