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    July 6, 2012

    Meet DISD's Other Mike Miles, The 9-Year-Old Basketball Prodigy

    I have a Google Alert set up for Mike Miles, e.g. DISD's new superintendent, so that whenever his name is mentioned on the Interwebs, I get an email. The past couple of weeks, though, the inbox has been flooded not with news of the Marine-turned-school reformer but with a 9-year-old who, I am told, ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.9.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *When Jerry Jones admits his team has to "walk before we can run," that's code for "rebuilding." 8-8. *The Jets may well kill the Cowboys Sunday, but aren't we glad Dallas isn't opening up ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.15.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Derek Holland looked unusually sharp from the first pitch last night. Seattle's woeful offensively. I had a feeling, so I Tweetcalled for a no-hitter in the bottom of the 1st. Holland took ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.24.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Love the Mavs' draft. Turning the 26th pick into Rudy Fernandez is a big win. Think of Fernandez, 26 and a three-year veteran with the Blazers, as a younger, better Peja Stojakovi ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Dave Barnett to Replace John Rhadigan As Texas Rangers' TV Play-by-Play Man

    Dave Barnett​About half an hour ago, Richie posted an item on the Sportatorium: John Rhadigan, hired in January to replace Josh Lewin as the Texas Rangers' TV, play-by-play announcer, is already out. Moments ago, the team confirmed with an Official Statement that follows in full. But long story sh ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Whitt's End: 5.20.11

    ​ Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Mavs got outplayed last night, plain and simple. The Rangers' loss to the Royals was more painful. Texas was one pitch from winning until .230-hitting Mike Aviles capped a gutsy 11-pitch at ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.25.11

    Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I still don't fully understand Michael Young leaving Rangers spring training for two days. The team announced it was a "family matter." Manager Ron Washington said Young "has a family thin ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Think I'm Nuts For Calling Mavs the NBA's Best? I've Got Your Power Rankings Right Here.

    ​After the Dallas Mavericks disposed of the Miami Heat for the second time last week, I boldly said they were the NBA's best team at the time. My opinion stood firm as they overcame 26 points and 23 rebounds from Dwight Howard to beat the Orlando Magic before taking a five-day break. One of the c ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    These Clips From ESPN's SMU Doc Should Be Enough To Get You to Watch Pony Excess

    When Patrick recounted his trip to the Lakewood last week for that sneak preview of Thaddeus Matula's Pony Excess, the 30th of ESPN's 30 for 30 docs, he also posted the trailer for the film about the events leading to SMU's receiving the NCAA's death penalty on February 25, 1987. Since then ESPN has ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    BREAKING NEWS: Texas Rangers Moving to 103.3 ESPN

    ​For the first time since 1995, Texas Rangers' games next season will not be on KRLD 1080 AM as, according to a team source, the franchise will announce - perhaps as soon as this afternoon - that it has agreed to a contract with 103.3 FM ESPN. This year the Rangers' World Series season was br ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Rangers: Beginning Next Season, Games'll Be Broadcast on 103.3 ESPN (and KSKY)

    ​Richie hinted at this earlier, but the Texas Rangers just made it official: Beginning next season, Eric Nadel and Dave Barnett will be heard on ESPN's local radio affiliate, which I believe is located at 103.3 on your FM dial. The official release follows, but note: Some games will actually wind ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.3.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I'm going to be extremely disappointed gutted if the Rangers don't sign Cliff Lee, hopefully during next week's Winter Meetings in Florida. Sorry, but a consolation prize of Zack Greinke - or ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Before Game Two of the World Series, a Look at How the Ballpark's Preparing for Game Three

    Photos by Sam Merten​Although I've long considered Matt Cain one of baseball's most underrated hurlers, there's no reason why C.J. Wilson can't rebound from getting knocked around by the Yankees in Game Five of the American League Championship Series and tie up the World Series tonight. But ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Sun Shines on Sundance Square as ESPN Moves to Fort Worth for Super Bowl Week

    ​For the last couple of days the Unfair Park in-box has been filling up with missives subject-headed "Mayor Mike Moncrief and Ed Bass to Make Announcement." That announcement came this a.m.: ESPN will not only set up its production HQ in Sundance Square, but ESPN the Magazine will also plant its N ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 3.12.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I said upon hearing the Josh Howard-for-Caron Butler trade during the NBA All-Star break that the Dallas Mavericks were not only re-shaping their roster but re-booting their playoff prospects. I h ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Whitt's End: 12.11.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You heard it here first back in October as a sorta be-on-the-lookout rumor. Now it's more solid, as in, Michael Irvin's days on 103.3 FM ESPN are numbered. Radio industry sources keep telling me h ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Ben & Skin Back on the Air: 103.3 FM ESPN Starting ... Tonight!

    What I hinted at a month ago (third item) comes to fruition tonight with the return of Ben & Skin to local radio, this time over at 103.3 FM ESPN. The boys - fired by 105.3 The Fan back in July - take over ESPN's weeknight 6-9 p.m. slot, previously held by the likes of Greg Williams and mos ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Dale Hansen Explains His Departure From ESPN: "I Finally Walked."

    ​Got a call back from former 103.3 FM ESPN radio host Dale Hansen yesterday afternoon, explaining how/why he kinda sorta abruptly walked away from the station last week. Seems Hansen - who told me last month he wasn't happy at ESPN - quit amidst the worldwide leader's self-imposed muzzli ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Radio Daze: 7.22.09

    Let's see, what went down on the dial while I was ransacking the craps table at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas? *Weird story about Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Not that he's accused of sexual assault. That happens. The bizarre twist is that ESPN - your worldwide leader - ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    ESPN to Intercept Dallas Sports Coverage?

    So says The New York Times on this morning's front page in advance of ESPN's Monday-morning announcement that it's this close to launching a Web site dedicated solely to Dallas sports. The Worldwide Leader's actually muscling into three markets after testing the product in Chicago, with Los Angeles ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Media Minutiae: Greggo, Irvin and the Dynasty

    Still numero uno.*May's PPM radio ratings show The Ticket maintaining its dynasty as the No. 1 station among Men 25-54. ESPN Radio and The Fan treaded water, placing 9th and 20th respectively. Status quo. *You could read about the Mavs and ESPN Radio reaching a four-year extens ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Rinse and Repeat: The Ticket's Monthly Coronation

    So many different ways to look at radio ratings. But from any view - as usual - The Ticket remains the Metroplex's sports talk dynasty. Since it gets a little lot repetitive to keep probing the same statistics from the same angle, let's take a different view than we have the last three mon ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Title Nein!

    Why does a game played below the rim fly so far above the radar?I play sports because I love them. But I watch sports because I love to see done what I can't do. I watch Tiger Woods because I can't hit a 7-iron 210 yards. I watch Andy Roddick because I can't hit a serve 149 mph. I watch ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Mavs Staying on ESPN Radio Through 2013

    A little radio industry birdie just chirped to me that the Dallas Mavericks and 103.3 ESPN have reached an agreement keeping the team in place through 2013. The Mavs would've become radio free agents after the current deal expired on April 1, but the sides finalized a new four-year co ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    New Rules. Old Ratings. The Ticket = No. 1.

    The beat goes on.Though the challengers to its throne increase as its working margin idles, 1310 AM The Ticket remains the undisputed champeen when it comes to Dallas-Fort Worth sports talk radio. Even as Arbitron has made the switch from manual diaries to portable pe ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    FANning the Flame

    I know. I know. Any station that will have me on - even sparingly, and tucked away on the weekends - has lots of room from improvement, right? Well, 105.3 The Fan just got better. In the coming weeks expect the announcement that The Fan is the new flagship radio home of the Dallas Cowboys. As f ... More >>

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    February 12, 2004

    Wing Nut

    Tired of covering the action, our sportswriter shoots for gluttonous fame

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    February 5, 2004

    Snow Show

    Why am I an X Games convert? Because they're sick.

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    September 25, 2003

    Best Quote

    Mark Cuban comments on Nick's nutsack

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    July 5, 2001

    Trivial Pursuit

    This just in: Me am not very smart, ESPN has learned

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