This story originally appeared on Deadspin. Last week, we got word that the Fritz Pollard Alliance, chaired by ex-NFL player John Wooten, was pushing a rule change in the league that would penalize players for the use of the word "nigger" on the football field. The proposal involves a 15-yard penal ... More >>
The Mavs are NBA champions, but are they the best team in franchise history?
While contemplating defensive coordinator Dwane Casey's departure to be the Toronto Raptors' head coach and whom they should take with the 26th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a couple more Mavs-related items buzzed through my brain this week. 1. Who from the championship team s ... More >>
Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs shed labels and the Miami Heat on the way to their first NBA championship.
10. You knew it was going to be an intense game ... even before the game. During shootaround at American Airlines Arena this afternoon neither Dwyane Wade nor LeBron James would respond to Dirk Nowitzki calling their mocking video "childish" and "ignorant." Their response: "We have no comment." B ... More >>
He had lotsa laughs ... at the expense of the MavericksWhen the NBA All-Star Game came to Dallas in February 2010 I got to hop in a Hummer limo. Driven by a big guy. Who had no use for road rules, or police barriers. As he ran over a bunch of traffic cones and headed toward a security ... More >>
His critics wouldn't call him soft, but his teammates would still lead the Mavs to another early exit.
Buzz Bissinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. His Friday Night Lights captured high-school football in Texas, spawned a network TV series and afforded him writing immortality. Buzz Bissinger is also an idiot. At least when it comes to the NBA. His "White Men Can't Root" column for ... More >>
Stolen from the Bobcats in deal for Matt Carroll, Eduardo Najera and effin' Erick Dampier, Tyson Chandler's a big reason why Dallas is off to such a great start.The Mavericks continued to prove that they're indeed the best team in the league as they improved their road record to a franchise-best ... More >>
Denard Robinson, the next Heisman winner? Yawn.Reggie Bush gave back his Heisman Trophy. To which I respond: Big friggin' deal. I know the Heisman is one of the most hyped awards, but - let's be honest - it's also the most meaningless sports trophy this side of the Governor's Cup, Golden B ... More >>
Ever tell you my Roy Tarpley story? In 1994-95 I'm covering the Dallas Mavericks for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. After some horrible seasons under Quinn Buckner and the like, the organization is abuzz. The Three J's - remember them? - are in place and rejoining the rebuilding is the most tal ... More >>
I say this with zero amount of snarkiness or sarcasm: Ticketstock is cool. From Nolan Ryan last year to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar this weekend, 1310 AM The Ticket has created a perfectly-timed phenomenom affording sports geeks (myself included) the unique - and FREE - opportunity to rub elbows w ... More >>
Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell are stuck In Bruges, which kicked off Sundance last night. PARK CITY, Utah -- The Sundance Film Festival hadn't even officially begun Thursday when word circulated through the 4-below Park City climes that the Directors Guild of America had reached a tentative, thre ... More >>
The tennis king makes pit stop in, um, Frisco?
Marques Haynes should be wealthy and celebrated. He was always content just to be the best.
Tom Dunning's homeless task force learns an old lesson: If at first you don't succeed, try again.
For Dirk, Don and the Mavs to compete with the Lakers, they'll have to look to an unlikely source for inspiration: the late-'80s teams of Mark Aguirre and Dick Motta
Harlem Globetrotters double dribble the yuks
When Mark Aguirre left the Dallas Mavericks a decade ago, he became the fall guy for the team's decline. Now he's back, dealing with his ghosts and trying to help the franchise regain its former glory.
The Texas Rangers can't buy a win unless you pay up