Step 1: Be terrible. Step 2: Count the money. Repeat both steps as necessary.
It was about four seconds after I arrived at the American Airlines Center last night that I saw my first Jeremy Lin jersey, on an Asian reporter in the media parking lot. A journalistic sin, sure, but one you've gotta let slide on Jeremy Lin Appreciation Night. Mavericks games on any other night ar ... More >>
A (Wait, It's Already Midseason?) Midseason Report
The Mavericks -- like virtually every other team during this bizarre, lockout-shortened NBA season -- are nearly impossible to pin down. A combination of odd scheduling, injury adjustments and minimal practice time seemingly puts a different Maverick team on the floor every night out; in one game th ... More >>
Terry and his buddy Larry.Just when you thought the NBA lockout was taking all of the shine away from Your Dallas Mavericks and their 2011 NBA Championship, news like this comes along: Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy booked Jason Terry and his preemptive Larry O'Brien Trophy bicep tattoo to star in hi ... More >>
10. Remember not long ago when it looked like Alexi Ogando was done? Since three sub-par starts in June he's back to being one of the best surprises in baseball, especially after last night, when he threw eight scoreless innings and lowered his ERA to 2.72 (7th-best in the AL). Moving him bac ... More >>
Just looked up on TV to see the CBS trumpets proudly announcing that tonight on David Letterman the guests will be ... Abby Wombach and Hope Solo. Wow, this is going to be tense. Because surely Letterman will ask the obvious question, right: "How did you girls choke away a World Cup?" Of c ... More >>
The Mavs are NBA champions, but are they the best team in franchise history?
Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>
As I watched Mitch Moreland's gargantuan, 472-foot homer sail into the soon-to-be stormy June night, I was reminded that the Rangers-Astros' fight should be stopped on account of inhumane bludgeonry. Moreland's blast -- tied for third-longest in baseball this season -- capped an 8-3 Texas c ... More >>
Great. But is it the greatest? When Dirk Nowitzki accessorized his lefty layup in the final minute with private tears of joy and accomplishment last Sunday night in Miami, the Dallas Mavericks symbolically threw Don Carter's 10-gallon hat in the ring. After years of sheepishly having B ... More >>
Simple. If their reserve players don't perform better, the Mavericks will lose the NBA Finals. And that starts tonight in Game 4 at the American Airlines Center. Jason Terry has to be more productive than the player who has shot only 38 percent and failed to produce a 20-point game. But who ... More >>
For the Miami Heat, Chris Bosh hit a clutch jumper in Game 3. Dwyane Wade scored 39 points in Game 2. And LeBron James made the big-time 3-pointers in Game 1. For the Mavericks in the NBA Finals, it's Dirk ... or defeat. In last night's kick-to-the-crotch, 88-86 loss in American Airli ... More >>
10. I absolutely love ABC's The Finals open with snippets of great plays and legendary players from the past. How surreal would it be to a year from now see Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd in that production? 9. Down 45-31, Dallas came roaring back again and almost pulled off another miracle comebac ... More >>
It looks like Jason Derulo is revving up for the release of a new album. Not only that, but, fun fact: He's from Miami and looks like a skinny LeBron James. Oh, joy.
Mavericks revenge is a dish best served with Heat.
The frustrating thing about Dirk Nowitzki's injured finger? It happened on a play that wasn't a foul. "I thought I stripped him clean," Dirk said after last night's 92-84 Game 1 loss to the Heat in the NBA Finals. "Then I kind of looked down and I couldn't straighten my finger out anymore." ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Went and watched the American professional debut of Cuban defector/Rangers' prospect Leonys Martin last night in Frisco. In a word, wow! With his father and agent in the stands at Dr Pepper ... More >>
His critics wouldn't call him soft, but his teammates would still lead the Mavs to another early exit.
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Apparently Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones misunderstood. The NFL lockout hasn't yet commenced. While the Washington Redskins signed O.J.Atogwe and Bob Sanders lan ... More >>
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 >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Tony Romo took girlfriend Candice Crawford to the top of Reunion Tower last night to celebrate her 24th birthday. And then, yep, he popped the question. Very cliched and Dallasy of him, but cool. ... More >>
The NBA's love affair with hip-hop is nothing new. And, really, neither is seeing NBA stars do hip-hop dances--or, even more specifically, Dallas-born dances. At the 2009 NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, NBA stars LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal and Nate Robinson all flashed either the Do ... More >>
Joe Pug, Doug BurrSons of Hermann HallJuly 8, 2010 Better Than: Waiting to see on TV where LeBron chose to play basketball. Joe PugKXT-91.7 FM's Barefoot at the Belmont show turned into a Hardwoods at the Hermann one on Thursday night. Since the open air of the Belmont Hotel isn't, you know, ... More >>
Your Dallas Mavericks are pondering an O'Neal, but not that one. Team source told me last night that the Mavs acquiring former Superman center Shaquille O'Neal is "a long longshot," but that Miami Heat center Jermaine O'Neal is a real possibility. Honestly, neither name gets me too ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *This is why I thought Ron Washington should have been fired on the spot last summer when he first told Texas Rangers' management about his cocaine use: He can't be trusted. Twice in the last two w ... More >>
Seems strange timing to bemoan the Dallas Cowboys' receiving corps in the wake of Miles Austin's record-setting day, but let's face it - the trade for Roy Williams a year ago has been a gigantic flop. My first reaction to news that the Cowboys had acquired Williams and a 7th-r ... More >>
The Mavs are Pole dancing. Got your $1s ready? We can no longer confuse the Dallas Mavericks' silence with inactivity. Let's hope we never confuse Marcin Gortat with the franchise's legacy of Great White Nopes. The Mavericks last night agreed to re-sign 36-year-old point guard Jason Kidd ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Trust me, you'll be elated if David McDavid buys the Texas Rangers. Biggest reason: His dream is not to make more money, but to own a championship sports franchise in the Metroplex. *One of the thing ... More >>
Danny Bollinger Was this block/fall Jason Kidd's last stand as a Maverick? The body was still warm. The emotions, still raw. But when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks, Charles Barkley doesn't give a damn. "They got problems," the rotund, ridiculous TNT analyst said last night in the min ... More >>
I still - as always - wouldn't have pulled the trigger on Jason Kidd and two No. 1 draft picks, etc. for Devin Harris and Antoine Wright, etc. But I'll admit, Kidd has been better than any of us expected. And today - as the Mavericks prepare to enter the second round of the NBA P ... More >>
Dirk's getting double-teamed. What's your excuse?*Unless Mark Cuban smears Swine Flu on Tony Parker, I'm afraid the desperate and prideful San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks tonight, forcing a Game 6 Friday night at American Airlines Center. Why? Because home teams down 3-1 always wi ... More >>
Suddenly everyone wants to talk to J.J. BareaConsider this my public apology to one J.J. Barea. Dude, I was dead wrong. You are not, in fact, a 5-foot-2 pick-up game liability whose shot I could block. Not a novely act nuisance; the obtuse opposite of Shawn Bradley. Not some twisted Criss Ang ... More >>
The good news: When the Mavs and Spurs begin their first-round playoff series this weekend it will be a renewal of a rivalry featuring talented, tested teams. The bad news: When the Mavs and Spurs finish their first-round playoff series, the loser will go home and the winner won't be far b ... More >>
Even back in '05 we knew he could hit. But like this?Last night was one of those nights. In a season of 82 Mavericks' games and 162 Rangers' games, we'll remember April 15. For it was last magical night that we were treated to two - almost simultaneous - rare individual athleti ... More >>
Tony Romo's maturation trumps bruises and bumps during dazzling debut
Dallas hoops legend comes home to spread good in the 'hood
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