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    July 18, 2014

    The Green Door Public House, Once a Bank and Long a Bar, Is Now Open in Downtown Dallas

    The Liberty Bank building has quite the provenance. It has been four saloons, one bank and now, over a century after it was built, the building is home to Green Door Public House. Architect Craig Melde relocated the building from its original site at the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Elm Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Dallas' Sports Teams Are Staffed By Idiots

    Ahh, the post All-Star Break, post World Cup, post LeBron, post everything doldrums. The Wednesday and Thursday after the Midsummer Classic have been proven -- by science! -- to be, along with Christmas Eve, the deadest days on the American sports calender. Clearly, local athletes are just as bored ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Mark Cuban and SMU Are Teaming Up for an Important Scientific Study of NBA Flopping

    Taking a charge in basketball is an art, and it has been for a long time. A not-insignificant portion of high school basketball practices -- at least as of a decade ago -- are dedicated to training players on coming to an abrupt stop, setting one's feet just so, and falling as if they've been clothe ... More >>

  • News

    May 16, 2013

    Lyndon Baty and the Robot That Saved Him

    In tiny Knox City, a sick boy and his robot sidekick keep beating the odds.

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    May 30, 2012

    Rep. Ralph Hall of Rockwall Defeats Super PAC, Tea Party, Old Age and the Sky

    All you need to know about U.S. Representative Ralph Hall's decisive win in the 4th Congressional District Tuesday night is that he went skydiving on Memorial Day. He wore a jumpsuit printed with undulating American flags and fell from the plane, plummeting briefly in free-fall, his arms flapping sl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Delonte West Went to the Zoo Yesterday, and the World Became a Better Place to Live

    Back in December, we spent some time exalting the weirdness of Mavericks guard Delonte West, who had just signed with the team. West is known for his ongoing mental health struggles, and his non-dalliance with LeBron James' mom. But he is also a noted weirdo whose quotes can reach Ichiro-esque level ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Do You Miss Pro Basketball Enough to Want to Watch the Josh Howard All-Stars?

    ​Your World Champion Dallas Mavericks were supposed to take on the Indiana Pacers tonight at the American Airlines Center, the sixth of eight preseason games leading to November 1's regular-season opener against Chicago at the AAC. But with each passing day, it's looking more and more like the loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Entourage: Fitting Finale or Farewell Flop?

    ​I dunno, last Sunday night's finale to HBO's Entourage was a little too tidy for me. Vince finally got the girl. Eric was back with Sloan. Ari was reconciling with Mrs. Ari. Drama's show was a go and even Turtle was a trim, fit millionaire. What the what?!  I guess I prefer my bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.15.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Derek Holland looked unusually sharp from the first pitch last night. Seattle's woeful offensively. I had a feeling, so I Tweetcalled for a no-hitter in the bottom of the 1st. Holland took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Ed-die's Bet-ter ... Clap-Clap-CLAPCLAPCLAP!

    We've seen the Rangers in the World Series and the Mavs win the NBA Finals, and on Tuesday I was reminded just how great a Stanley Cup run can be when former Stars' goalie Ed Belfour and current GM Joe Nieuwendyk were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. They'll officially be in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.17.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    2011 Dallas Mavericks' NBA Playoffs: My Top 10 Observer-ational Moments

    ​10. It was a simple offensive rebound and putback layup off the glass, but when Shawn Marion produced it at the end of the third quarter on April 25 it gave the Mavericks a 14-point lead over the Blazers in crucial Game 5 of the first round, and it restored confidence in the Mavs two days af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    I Want To Live In A World Where Butter Has Its Own Food Group

    Doughnuts: Good for you and America. Now, pass the butter.​The National Archives is holding an exhibit on the government's influence (or lack thereof) over American eating habits. According to the promotional website, the "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?" exhibition shows how "Government has been a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Mavs Parade Starts Today With a Slow, Boring, Making-Sure-We-Won't-All-Die Flyover

    Don't be alarmed. They're just guarding against deadly chemical accounts. OK, be a little alarmed.​The other night, when Mark Cuban was snuggling with his shiny new safety blanket and dreaming about a flyover for Thursday's parade, this wasn't likely what he had in mind: The EPA will conduct low, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry: Validation with a Vengeance

    ​As I watched Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki try to keep an eye and arm on their new NBA Finals and NBA Finals MVP trophies, all the while swigging from a bottle of bubbly as big as a small pony, it struck me just how perfect this night was. The Mavericks -- those soft lil' Mav-wrecks -- were he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Key to the NBA Finals: Dallas' Own Chris Boshketball

    Chris Bosh: A beloved hero deteriorates into part of a three-headed villain ​Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James are the two best active NBA players without a ring. Jason Terry has a tattoo of the Larry O'Brien trophy on his right arm. Dwyane Wade is trying to depress Dallas. Again. Jason K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Whew! Mavs Escape Cavs. Barely.

    ​I covered the Dallas Mavericks in the early 1990s when they won 11 and 13 games in back-to-back seasons. It wasn't fun. For anyone. In '93 the Mav-wrecks lost 20 consecutive games, so I can imagine the despair these days with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the wake of losing LeBron James, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    NBA All-Star Starters Announced Tonight. Yao = In? Dirk = Out?

    ​This is the price we pay for David Stern's mission to make the NBA a global game. Because, after further review, yes, a million Chinese can be wrong. When the NBA announces its 2011 All-Star Game starters during tonight's double-header on TNT, the Western Conference's center will be ... Yao ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I Have A ... List. Of the Best Black Athletes in the History of Ever

    ​While a lot of you are off work today, take time to remember and refresh the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The rest of us? Let's commemorate MLK Day with an impossible task: Selecting the world's all-time greatest black athletes. First step, choosing the criteria. Sheer athleticism? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Ready or Not, Here Comes Basketball Season

    ​With the Cowboys' hopes buried, the Rangers' pursuit of Cliff Lee still a week from climax and the leftover turkey all but scarfed, time for your Mavericks to snatch our attention. If they haven't already. In case you're one of those that refuses to pay attention to basketball before Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Packers 45, Cowboys 7: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. As of now, Wade Phillips has his regularly scheduled press conference today at 4 p.m. from Valley Ranch. But stay tuned. 9. Nose tackle Jay Ratliff vomited near the bench in the fourth quarter. Fans beat him to it hours earlier. 8. Seven points. Four turnovers. A 38-point defeat that fel ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010
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    July 8, 2010

    Lebron James Eats for Free: Five Food Bribes That Might Work

    Wanna bribe us? Keep the food. Try this instead.​A recent University of Texas at Dallas release that was ostensibly about T-shirts raises an interesting food issue: Explaining why he'd decided to display 300 commemorative T-shirts in a university building, Dean J. Michael Coleman said, "Free ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Have the Dallas Mavericks Finally Found a Shooting Guard?

    ​Since the day Michael Finley was released in 2005, your Dallas Mavericks have been searching. Looking for a consistent starting shooting guard who can create his own shot off the dribble, get to the free throw line and provide a viable alternative other than Dirk Nowitzki as a guy capable of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.25.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Don't understand why some folks around here can't stand Mark Cuban. And that includes you, Ross Perot Jr. In Thursday night's NBA Draft the Dallas Mavericks owner wrote a check for $3 million to m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Lakers Over Celtics: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. With a combined 32 championships, isn't this the all-time greatest rivalry in sports? Thought so.  9. Kobe Bryant may be one of the greatest players of all time, but don't be shocked if Boston point guard Rajon Rondo is the best player on the court. 8. The Dallas Mavericks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Two Out of Three Owners Ain't Bad

    Two sports items with which to begin your Friday, starting with the news that the NBA's looking into comments Mark Cuban made earlier this week to CNNMoney's Poppy Harlow concerning his interest in LeBron James. That's the interview in question above. But, in short: Was the Mavs man tampering by eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Dallas Mavericks: Where Do We Go Now?

    ​I was really excited - re-invested, as it were - in the Dallas Mavericks and this year's NBA Playoffs. The team was poised. The games are fun. The conversations about the games are entertaining. The city is empowered by the wins and somehow galvanized by the losses. But, alas, the circus ten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    And With the 27th Pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys Select ...

    The next Dallas Cowboy?​The NFL Draft gets cocky tonight. It goes prime time, up against the networks' lineup of must-see CSIs and Grey's Anatomy and such, and against the NBA's LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. I'll be at Cowboys Stadium from 6 p.m. until? ... at the 105.3 The Fan Miller ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I'm setting the over/under on Tiger Woods saying the word "sorry" in this morning's sanitized statement at 4.5, and I'm taking the under. I'll also be shocked if he cries. At some point he will, b ... More >>

  • News

    February 18, 2010
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    February 10, 2010

    Judge Spud: Webb Returns to the Height of His Popularity

    Anthony "Spud" Webb dazzled Reunion Arena and captured America in 1986. Unfortunately, I'd seen his act before. As a horrible point guard for the 1981 Duncanville High School Panthers, I had the ball stolen from me on consecutive possessions by Webb, then a star at Wilmer-Hutchins. After the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Get an Invite to LeBron James's Party Yet? Dwyane Wade's? John Singleton's? Diddy's?

    Patrick MichelsThe Mayor and Dirk at the NBA All-Star Game announcement​I know exactly what Mavs owner Mark Cuban means when he says that when it comes to parties, the upcoming All-Star Weekend "will make the Super Bowl look like a bar mitzvah." Because I had my bar mitzvah at AMPM in the Mosaic o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.24.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Once upon a time Walter Cronkite was the "most trusted man in America." His death got me wondering who wears that crown today? The answer hurts: Oprah. *Sure smells like the Dallas Mavericks - who lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Who Would You Trade Dirk For?

    A year ago tomorrow the Mavs pulled the trigger on their controversial blockbuster, sending Devin Harris and two first-round draft picks to the New Jersey Nets for Jason Kidd. Lookie who's in town tonight? It's those same Nets and a very different Harris, fresh off his All-Star appearance and a 41-p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Introducing ... Tom Landry Stadium!

    Well, that's my idea anyway. And it's a damn good one. Think about it. In this crappy economic climate even Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is having trouble luring a 9-figure naming-rights partner out to Arlington. So I say - just for the stadium's first year, mind you - Jerry should christen it a ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    The Top 10 Greatest Black Athletes in the History of Ever

    Mission Accomplished Impossible. In honor of February's Black History Month, I set out to pinpoint a pristine list of the world's all-time greatest black athletes. But using what criteria? Sheer athleticism? Popularity? Accomplishment? Social activism? Transcendence? All of the above? ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    So Much For Waiting Till Next Year, Right?

    Surely, I wasn't the only one who watched the NBA All-Star game festivities this past weekend. But did anyone else notice how often the Dougie and the Stanky Legg dances popped up over the course of the coverage? So much for waiting till next year's game for legitimacy, I guess...Check it out. Skip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    A Ranking You’ll Find Hard to Believe

    Nein danke?! Dirk Nowitzki isn’t one of the 10 most popular NBA players in Europe. I know. What gives? Technically, I guess, it’s his uniform that isn’t so loved as Dirk’s No. 41 isn’t among the NBA’s just-released list of most popular jerseys across the pond. Kobe Bryant is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2008

    Mark Cuban, Jason Kidd and the Olympics' Gold Double-Standard

    Mark Cuban has weighed in today with his thoughts on "The NBA and the Olympics," which is more or less his original April 2004 post with an additional 322 unedited words added to the beginning. Among them: Are we sure the Olympics is about patriotism and pride? Or is it about commercialism? Im certa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    Who’s Your Daddy?

    The perfect Father's Day gift for the lazy, rich man in your life LeBron James got fatherhood, siring the royally named Bryce Maximus James between Games 3 and 4 of the NBA Finals. But he also got the shaft, having to play alongside hapless Cavaliers teammates that never ever threatened the Spurs du ... More >>

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    June 12, 2007

    Jersey Whirl

    Apparently a few-years-old rape charge, a slew of 50-point games in a .500 season and a number change are worth more than an MVP title. But don’t take it from me. Just ask the millions of NBA fans worldwide who this season made Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 jersey the league’s top seller. The Mavs’ D ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 21, 2006

    Posterizing EA

    NBA 2K7 towers over the competition.

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    October 31, 2006
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    August 2, 2006

    Foul on Devean George

    That's likely what the newest Maverick will hear when Dallas hosts the (grit your teeth) World Champion Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade February 22 at the American Airlines Center. Devean George, signed from the Los Angeles Lakers last night, will join newcomers Anthony Johnson, Greg Buckner and rookie ... More >>

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    Us vs. Us

    Hated Spurs have beloved Dallas roots

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    April 5, 2006
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    February 20, 2003

    Smells Like Defunct Team Spirit

    Plus: Sack of Kittens, Trade Bait

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