So far, Brek Shea's trip across the Atlantic has been rougher than he anticipated. The former FC Dallas forward, who enjoyed mild fame in the states as American soccer's young hope, Adidas pitchman, and, of course, alt-weekly cover story subject, has spent his first season in the English Premiere Le ... More >>
In the heady days of early 2007, then-Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars owner Tom Hicks added another major sports franchise to his portfolio with the £435 million purchase of Liverpool F.C. He and his partner, George Gillett, promised to deliver grand things, first-and-foremost a brand-new stadium, b ... More >>
The new English Premier League season kicks off this weekend, and what better excuse can there possibly be for getting down to a bar, drinking the cheapest beer you can find and joining in some incoherent chanting/possibly having a bar fight? The time difference might make for some early drinking mo ... More >>
"Fucking bullshit," a man in a perfectly starched shirt muttered as he walked out of the Londoner in Uptown yesterday, apparently unpleased with his afternoon. Manchester United had choked against Manchester City, coughing up a chance to cinch the Premiership. But what's bad for Man U is good for ca ... More >>
Reports out of England have Liverpool and Manchester City of the Premier League taking a long, hard look at FC Dallas's Brek Shea, the 21-year-old College Station-born star just called to the U.S. National Team at September's end. Problem is, Shea -- a chief contender for MLS's MVP award -- is un ... More >>
The Premier League kicked off this weekend, lulling Dallasites out of the summer doldrums with the promise of cooler weather, hearty breakfasts, and lots of beer. For the uninitiated, the big games in England are piped into a handful of pubs early on weekend mornings. The games make for an i ... More >>
Tom Hicks is friends with Brian Mulroney, who served as Canadian prime minister from September 1984 to June 1993 -- and was, at one time, a senior counselor to Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst. Anyway. In the you-gotta-pay-to-read-it UK Times today, Mulroney op-eds about Liverpool fans' vilification ... More >>
Left: Rob Ashfield, a native-born Englishman with season tickets to the LFC. At right: Tony Godfrey of Burleson.Or perhaps not.When last we left this saga we were told that 'round about 8 a.m. this morning, 160th District Court Judge Jim Jordan would rule on that temporary restraining order Tom H ... More >>
To get Bobby Carpenter outta town, any old Alex would've done the trick.The Dallas Cowboys finally admitted Monday what we've all known for years: Bobby Carpenter is a blonde bust.
Drafted 18th overall in 2006 before stars like Antonio Cromartie and Joseph Addai (thank you, Bill Parcells), ... More >>
Dave WatsonIf Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining why I'm so damn warped.On this day a couple years ago I was with some friends at the Christmas market in Nuremberg.Actually, me and another guy spent Saturday afternoon in a sports bar watching Bundesliga actio ... More >>
This is Anfield, devoted to all things Liverpool FC, posted today a rather lengthy laundry list of all the things Tom Hicks has done wrong, far as Reds fans are concerned, since he bought the club with George Gillett more than two years ago. The sum-up -- headlined "Hicks & Gillett love the gree ... More >>
I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October?
But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards?
You know, the top ... More >>
Over the weekend, the rumors started mounting: Tom Hicks had approached Grandhi Mallikarjun Rao -- a builder of Indian infrastructure whose wealth ranks him among the world's wealthiest 200 -- about buying at least a piece of Liverpool FC. Folks close to the owner of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Sta ... More >>