Josh Hamilton

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Former Rangers Josh Hamilton, C.J. Wilson Team Up for Weird Shampoo Commercial

    Apparently, Head & Shoulders and Old Spice have teamed up to create a deodorizing shampoo. And Proctor & Gamble has apparently apparently picked C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton to pitch it. They co-star in the commercial above, with a cameo from Hamilton's wife. Troy Polamalu and Old Spice Guy they a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Josh Hamilton Continues to Troll Us Mercilessly, Says Dallas Isn't a Baseball Town

    We tried not to hold it against Josh Hamilton for his occasional trip to Sherlock's, his ridiculous energy drink addiction, his snooze-worthy line of Christian clothing, and last year's collapse. And while that bungled fly ball -- you know the one -- was hard to forgive, that didn't change the fact ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012
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    October 18, 2012

    A Man Fought Back at Sherlock's Last Night, and Got Shot and Killed When He Did

    Last night, a group of people were standing outside Sherlock's, a bar and restaurant in North Dallas, when a man approached. He carried a pistol and, according to police, he demanded money from someone. It was a moment many of us script in our heads when we read these types of stories: Do you give ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Josh Hamilton Hit Four Homeruns Tonight

    "The Josh Hamilton relapse: What does it mean?" one headline blared, after Hamilton got drunk at a Dallas bar earlier this year. "Hamilton's slip could cost him millions," another professed. And we all thought: Sure, that makes sense. A couple teams get scared off, demand drops, price drops. But th ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Top Five Non-Musical Moments of 2011

    Bon Iver​While it's been a great year for concerts in the 'hood, it'd be too easy to simply list my favorite concerts of 2011 (Bon Iver/Kathleen Edwards at the Winspear Opera House in September edges out the Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Granada that same month). Instead, let's focus on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    American Women: Fun to Watch Running Around in Soccer Shorts

    ​You know what I think of women's sports. Why watch them when you can see men run faster, jump higher or hit the ball longer? And you know what I think of soccer. A potentially entertaining game is ruined by archaic offsides rules, ridiculous fake injuries and the worst officiating of ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Our Next American Sports Idol is ...

    ​Beats me. Monday I watched both Williams sisters lose at Wimbledon, a week after Andy Roddick bowed out. It leaves as the only American quarterfinalist gentlemen's 10th seed Mardy Fish, a 29-year-old doubles specialist who will hardly threatening Rafael Nadal's throne. We heard a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Something for Super Bowl Visitors to See When They're Done at Dealey Plaza

    ​I'm sure the Sixth Floor Museum will be buzzing. Southfork Ranch. And, unless I'm gauging folks way wrong, during the upcoming Super Bowl week the gentlemen's establishments around D-FW will be jammed as well. But for football fans -- visitors and locals -- there's something you just gotta see. R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​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 >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009
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    August 24, 2009

    The Race Is On!

      ​           This week's column in the Dallas Observer wasn't more dogpiling on Josh Hamilton, but rather some perspective on how unfairly most of us (yeah, I'm pointing at me) jumped on Josh Howard. Th ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009
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    August 19, 2009

    The Top 10 Couples I'd Like to See on DWTS

    ​Granted, it would force me to actually watch the ridiculousy cheesy show, but I'd be willing to stomach Dancing With The Stars' sequins and sass and smarminess of Tom Bergeron if only I could orchestrate whom was boogieing down with whom. Following in the "Foxtrot" footsteps of Emmitt S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Matthew Stafford > Josh Hamilton

    Deadspin​Former Highland Park star and Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had himself quite the summer bash recently. Girls in bikinis. Dirty dancing. Some sort of beverages in those same red cups that I serve alcohol in at my pool parties. Who knows, maybe whipped cream made a came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    The Man Who Can Read Your Mind

    Fine, then you try to explain it. Call him the Dallas Wowboy. In my years as a sportswriter I've come to appreciate lots of athletes. For the most part, I could comprehend and sorta explain their greatness. Troy Aikman's mechanically flawless accuracy. Jason Kidd's uncanny peripheral vision. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Mavs-Nuggets: Irrationally Optimistic Game 5 Preview

    Stay classy, Kenyon Martin's girlfriend. Stay classy.Let's keep this short and sweet, as I'm scurrying off to Las Vegas this morning to accept a CLIO Award. (No, check that, they're whispering in my ear that my schedule actually calls for an Observer staff meeting in Uptown.) Guess the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    The World's Top 10 Left-Handed Athletes

    Right is wrong and left is ... right? Seems to be. It's not exactly a bass-ackward revolution, but left-handers are doing okay for themselves in sports these days. Or are they? The idea struck me last week when I saw highlights of college quarterbacks Josh Heupel and Matt Leinart winning BCS Nationa ... More >>

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    October 14, 2008
  • News

    September 4, 2008

    Six Pac

    The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.

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    July 15, 2008

    Josh Hamilton, Wonderboy

    After the jump, the official ESPN wrap-up of the Home Run Derby -- during which, in the first round, Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton hit a record-setting 28 dingers, good God. And, sure, he didn't win -- Minnesota's Justin Morneau did, feh -- but, once again in the span of a mere four days, Hamilton prov ... More >>

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    July 15, 2008
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    July 10, 2008


    My favorite comment on Deadspin this morning, concerning Josh Hamilton's home run last night off Los Angeles Angels reliever Francisco Rodriguez, comes from Hustler of Culture: "No joking, hiting a walk-off homerun while fireworks go off and the theme to the 'Natural' is played must be a fucking ama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Do You Believe In Miracles? Yet?!

    I know we're all immersed in Ticket talk, but after watching last night's Josh Hamilton walk-off homer I had two thoughts: 1. Wow. 2. Are we starting to believe this team is special?-- Richie Whitt

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    June 4, 2008

    Tony Romo Is No Josh Hamilton

    Last week, Josh Hamilton graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, for his heroic comeback. This week, Tony Romo makes the cover of Us Weekly, for his heroic comeback. --Robert Wilonsky

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    May 29, 2008

    Snack de Carnac

    May the fleas of a thousand camels nest in your underoos. When I was kid I loved Johnny Carson’s “Carnac the Magnificent”. Not so much the billowy, festooned headwear, but more the connect-the-dots humor. And as an adult (sorta), I dig this game. Fuse the two at the 21st-Century cyber ... More >>

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    May 28, 2008

    The Back of Josh Hamilton's Head Has Never Looked Prettier

    Sam Merten's most favoritist ball player in the history of leather and wood graces the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated, and as beautiful as the cover is, Albert Chen's story is even better. The title: "The Super Natural." The lead: Josh Hamilton is at peace now, at peace even when he sleeps. ... More >>

  • Film

    March 22, 2007

    Moving Pictures

    AFI offers the usual slew of sympathetic losers, but a good measure of Zooey

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    March 14, 2007
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    February 27, 2007

    AFI Fest Releases Lineup of Films and Guest List. Oh, Look: The Guy From Office Space

    Yes, we're very excited David Lynch and Lauren Bacall are coming to AFI. But, c'mon, so's Ron Livingston. Yeeaaah. We just received the complete schedule for the inaugural AFI Dallas International film festival, which opens with a screening of Music Within at the Majestic Theater on March 22 and clo ... More >>

  • Film

    September 28, 2000

    Sex and the City

    Urbania gives gay New York life a cinematic face you haven't seen before

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Out Here

    Tastes Like Love Records Summer '00 Sampler

  • Film

    October 16, 1997

    Lost weekend

    This story of blue bloods trying to keep up with the Kennedys is well-acted and too much