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Grand Slam Tennis

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    A Labor Day First: Top 10 U.S. Open Observer-ations ... From a Guy Who Just Wants a Chance To Work

    ​Carrollton's Kelly Dearmore emailed me with a simple request: I wanna write for Sportatorium. Being that he's a free-lance writer that has covered concerts for the Observer, he hates the New York Yankees and he loves him some tennis in general and one of my fave sporting events -- the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    With Local Boy Mitchell Krueger, There's Hope For American Tennis

    ​Couple years ago I alerted you to a tennis phenom in our midst. At the time, Keller 14-year-old Mitchell Krueger was just trying to find his way onto the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids. Over the weekend, he came this close to winning the French Open. Not the French Open. That c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Download Soviet's DOOM Full-Length For Free

    Soviet​We've been high on fresh-faced local garage-punk upstart Soviet since, well, pretty much the second we first heard of them. And our appreciation of the band's aggressively slackerish approach has only increased in the weeks since, bolstered by the band's fiery, and sometimes confrontational ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Does Josh Hamilton Have a Chance to Be Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year?

    ​Let's see, he's won a batting title, an American League MVP, multiple Ginger Ale showers, our hearts and - almost, sorta -  a World Series. Today Texas Rangers' outfielder Josh Hamilton goes for another coveted honor - Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year. Little deb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Love Convection: Meddlesome Moth

    First truth: I didn't go to Meddlesome Moth on a date. Second truth: I did go there with three couples and my "date"--a girlfriend. Third truth: A man did pay for my meal. So the dinner had some date-like aspects to it, right? Not really. The man who paid for my dinner is my co-worker's husband, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Greatest Shot in the History of Tennis

    Not really a local, Dallas-y angle here. Other than the fact that I know you guys appreciate sports greatness when you see it. And since this moment happened in the U.S. Open tennis semifinals while y'all were probably still high-fiving Cowboys 34, Bucs 21, perhaps you didn't see it.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Tennis, Anyone?!

    In '04 Federer-Roddick gave me this ball. In '09, they gave me a classic.Sunday's instant classic Wimbledon final was one of those magical moments that only sports can provide. As Roger Federer and Andy Roddick battled past four hours and into the longest fifth set in Grand Slam history, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2009

    The Top 10 Sportiest American Holidays

    Had a buddy yesterday gloat to me that Memorial Day Sunday is "one of the greatest sporting days of the year!" To which I replied, "Huh?" I remember a time when the Indianapolis 500 was must-see TV along with the Harlem Globetrotters, heavyweight boxing matches, Oklahoma-Nebraska foot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    The Top 10 Hottest Female Athletes in the History of Ever

    She'll be in town this weekend. Plan accordingly. Couple years ago during a rain delay at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York I was chatting in the players’ lounge when I nonchalantly reached for a piece of fruit on the lavish buffet. Simultaneously, and just as casually, Anna Kournikova ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    Wow-mbledon

    The greatest current one-on-one battle in all of sports. As a stupid guy once famously said in a super movie, “Sorry I had ta fight in da middle of ya black pantha pawwty,” but I can’t let another day pass without opining on the greatest tennis match I ever did see. (No worries. Anothe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007

    Game, Set, Match

    McEnroe and Co. take Frisco

  • News

    September 27, 2007

    Pete Sampras Returns to Royalty

    The tennis king makes pit stop in, um, Frisco?

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Re-Pete After Me

    Pete Sampras is bringing his bag of yellow balls to Frisco this weekend. You could trek to Arlington this weekend to pay your last respects to a suck-ass baseball outfit that last night lost its 82nd game of 2007 and clinched its seventh losing season in the last eight years. Or you could choose to ... More >>

  • News

    November 30, 2006

    Anna Nirvana

    Falling in Love-40 with a tennis temptress

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    Love-Love

    Ya know what Richie's doing tomorrow? Getting tennis lessons from this woman. He calls it "working." Whatever eases his guilty conscience... We never really need an excuse to run a pic of Anna Kournikova, but today we actually have one. The hottest player to ever pick up a tennis racquet--and yeah ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 7, 1999

    The long goodbye

    It's not yet game, set, match for Jimmy Connors, even at 47

  • Culture

    October 1, 1998

    Bringing up baby

    John McEnroe has grown older, but he has never grown up

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