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Marty Turco

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    September 19, 2013
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    May 19, 2011

    The Greatest Individual Playoff Performance in the History of Dallas-Fort Worth Sports. Is Dirk's Dominant?

    ​The Mavs can play better than they did in Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference Finals. For the first time in the playoffs they allowed 100 points, 112 to be exact. The Thunder grabbed 11 offensive rebounds and, according to Mavs' coach Rick Carlisle, corralled 13 of the game's 20 loose bal ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Falling Stars: Dallas Earns Its Early Vacation

    ​So who crumbled worse Sunday: Rory McIlroy at Augusta or your Dallas Stars in Minnesota? Hours after McIlroy ruined a four-shot lead with an 80 at The Masters, the hockey team fanned on a tap-in and missed the NHL Playoffs. After the Chicago Blackhawks lost at home to Detroit earlier in the d ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.11.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Finally some good news for Texas Rangers fans. After whiffing on Cliff Lee and having face-of-the-franchise Michael Young demand a trade, locking up Josh Hamilton for two years relieves some ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011
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    January 13, 2011
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    August 10, 2010

    Now, About the Sale of those Dallas Stars

    ​After 15 months of delays, disputes and despair, the Texas Rangers emerged from bankruptcy. The goal now is to keep the Dallas Stars from going down the same pot-holed path. While he further dissolves his once-mighty sports empire by selling Liverpool Football Club in England, Tom Hicks is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Yuck Spit Vomit: Mike Modano is Now the Enemy

    We knew this day was coming. Doesn't make it any easier to digest. Former Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco is now a Chicago Blackhawk. And, yep, Mike Modano will play again next season with the ...

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    This Could Be Marty Turco's Last Day as a Dallas Star

    Lil' birdie tells me this morning that his contract won't be renewed. He is a great guy and was a good goalie for a long time, but apparently the goalie of the future for the Stars isn't Marty Turco. It's Kari Lehtonen. Developing. Are we sad about this or is it time for him to go?

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Is This the Last Game in Dallas for Mike Modano?

    ​Don't know what you're doing tonight, but if you want to say goodbye to the face of Dallas hockey you'd better head down to the American Airlines Center. Because tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks will likely be the last home appearance in the star-studded career of Mike Modano. He arr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2009
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    June 1, 2009

    Dallas Stars Downsize, Upgrade?

    On second thought, two heads aren't better than one.Since two girlfriends = one problem, the Dallas Stars have abruptly ended their dual general managers experiement. Out: Brett Hull/Les Jackson. In: Joe Nieuwendyk. Strange as it is to be talking hockey in June - unless, of course, you l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Gettin' Jiggy with Holiday Giving at Will Smith's Dallas Premiere

    Patrick Michels Will Smith pulls off the jersey and tie almost as heroically as Mayor Tom Leppert. Will Smith is all about good deeds these days, so if you wanted to catch the Dallas premiere of his new feel-good thriller Seven Pounds, you had to come with cans. Which was was cool with hundreds of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Fallling Stars

    Could she have given our hockey team the Kiss of Death? Dunno, have to ask the Republicans I guess. Compared to the Dallas Stars, the Cowboys are as harmonious and giddy as a group of true-blue Democrats. Maybe you’ve been too worried about your football team’s implosion to notice, but your ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008

    Marty Pants

    Several Friends of Unfair Park have pointed our attention this a.m. to Mitch Albom's column in the Detroit Free Press, previewing the previously unfathomable Stars-Red Wings Game Six tonight at the American Airlines Center. Albom, the favorite sports columnist of every mother in America, writes that ... More >>

  • News

    May 15, 2008
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    May 13, 2008

    Red Wings 50, Stars 2

    The dream is all but dead. Well, that’s what it feels like, eh? For three games and 180 minutes over five days in two rinks your Dallas Stars have hurled their unyielding will at the Detroit Red Wings’ superior skill. It’s not that they haven’t won a game. They have never even had a ... More >>

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    May 12, 2008
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    May 8, 2008

    Stars-Wings Drop Puck in 10 Hours. All Aboard!

    Red Wings' fans throw octopi on the ice when their team scores. How very SpongeBobby of them. And stupid. The Dallas Stars’ bandwagon – so desolate three months ago that team president Jeff Cogen was bending over backward to win back fans – is suddenly more congested than the complaint li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    Monday Morning Meanderings

    While most of you were sleeping, this guy scored. Exciting. Excruciating. Exhausting. … Exalting. In an epic hockey game that climaxed a fantastic series and prompted lots of bleary eyes, Brenden Morrow scored in the fourth overtime — at 1:23 a.m. thank you very much — to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Sharks-Stars Game 5 Just Has To End in OT, Eh?

    I smell a shutout. That, and a really stinky "room." I could sit here and try to analyze and dissect tonight’s Game 5 between your Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks all afternoon. But it’s 82 and sunny and, honestly, I don’t wanna. Besides, what would it help? As close as these two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Of Flagrant Fouls and Shining Stars

    After last night’s dichotomous performances by the Mavs and Stars, it appears we’ll be having our spring over ice, thanks. Because while Dallas’ hockey team was dismantling the San Jose Sharks to take a 2-0 series lead, its basketball team put forth one of the most disturbingly ineffective eff ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Dallas Stars Finally Align

    Yep, and just when you thought we'd never again witness hockey in May.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Lock It Down? Or Wrappin' It Up?

    Dallas Stars I spent Tuesday out at Dallas Stars practice, which, I know, surprises some of you in that, whaddya know, they’re still playing hockey these days. In preparation for tonight’s Game 1 of their playoff series against the defending champion Anaheim Ducks, I came away with a couple th ... More >>

  • News

    February 21, 2008

    The Dallas Stars Are Ready to Win Us Back

    The hockey team is fueled by the good ol' days

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Woe, Canada

    First those hosers take out our hockey team. Now comes word that Toronto’s basketball coach has beaten out ours for NBA Coach of the Year. What’s next -- a Canadian winning American Idol? It’s not like an official rule or anything, but can you win an honor if you live in a city where they spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2007

    A Star Is Boring

    With all due apologies to Marty Turco, we now blame someone else for the Stars' 3-1 hole. This is why hockey sucks: Take away the names and numbers from the sweaters -- sweaters, yeah, that’s another reason -- and Mike Modano looks like a non-impact scrub against the Vancouver Canucks. Offsides. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    So Not Better Late Than Never

    Marty Turco, a nation turns its sleepy eyes to you and says, "Dude, not again." So tired. So very, very tired. And so are you if, like me, you stayed up until 2:32 a.m. to watch the Dallas Stars lose an epic, quadruple-overtime playoff hockey game to the Vancouver Canucks. I know, the Stars were gri ... More >>

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    April 6, 2007

    Anaheimlich Maneuver

    IGN.com We kinda like the idea of the videogame version of Marty Turco between the pipes rather than the real deal come playoff time. The Dallas Stars are in post-season form. Which, of course, is horrible news. As has become a dreaded spring tradition, they're again teasing, tantalizing but, ultim ... More >>

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    April 3, 2007

    You Better, You Bust

    Michael Farber at SI.com just posted a great piece about Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco, the amazing regular-season netminder who always seems to choke in the post-season. Love the opening-paragraph anecdote: The food was exquisite, the evening historic. On the March night that Mike Modano became ... More >>

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Oscar Oversight

    Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2007

    Puck Me

    Brett Hull may be the Dallas Stars' Ambassador of Fun. But, as you well know, I'm the Dallas Stars' Bearer of Good News and Positivity and Stuff. So, in an effort to placate fans I seemed to have awoken — dare I say, pissed off? -- with this little diddy, I strap on the skates and put two bis ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Frozen Assets

    Once the darlings of Dallas, the Stars and their sport are mired in obscurity

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2007

    Ssssh, All-Star Game Sleeping

    With Bill Parcells in limbo, the Bears and Colts in the Super Bowl and the Dallas Mavericks in first place, does anyone care that the NHL All-Star Game is in town? Under the cover of wintry mix, the showpiece of America's No. 4 sport sneaked into Dallas and will this week try to re-boot old fans and ... More >>

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    January 12, 2007

    Hokey Hockey

    This is how disinterested we are in hockey this season: We had no idea till Richie said so that the Stars had a female public address announcer. That's cool. Remember waaaay back when goalie Marty Turco had it all figured out and the Dallas Stars jumped out of the gate as one of the NHL's best team ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006

    Hey, Now, You're An All-Star

    Gee, wonder why the NBA's having its All-Star Game in Las Vegas this season. Nothing to do with the fantasy suites at the hotel run by the Kings' owners, surely. I will definitely be in attendance when the NHL All-Star Game rolls through town in January. Continuing that theme of blanket civic servi ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Puck You

    ...And your cynicism toward the Stars' gutsy goalie

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2006

    Trick or Treat?

    There are some captains we love more than others--like, oh, Captain Kirk. Love him. And Brenden Morrow. Nice captain too. Your Dallas Stars are either setting us up for another punch to the gut come April or laying the foundation for the first 82-0 season in NHL history. In the wake of three consecu ... More >>

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    September 19, 2006
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    August 17, 2006
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    July 13, 2006
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    May 8, 2006

    Slapshot in the Face

    In case you missed it--and I know you did--the Dallas Stars' first-round flop is looking more embarrassing by the day. With Mavs-Spurs and the EDS Byron Nelson Classic in our faces this week it's difficult to think about the Stars. But what's happening to the team that beat them--the Colorado Avalan ... More >>

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    May 4, 2006

    The Texas Strangers

    It's an annual rite of spring. On April 15--at precisely 11:59 p.m., if you're like me--we do our taxes and write off the Texas Rangers. This year seemed no different. Before the season even started, prized pitcher Adam Eaton injured his finger. New leadoff man Brad Wilkerson started striking out mo ... More >>

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    April 26, 2006

    Marty Needs a Good Yanking

    The old hockey adage is that in the Stanley Cup playoffs, teams need their goalies to play extraordinarily well--to "stand on their heads." At this point, the Dallas Stars just need Marty Turco to save face. Already down 0-2 to the Colorado Avalanche in their best-of-seven playoff series, the Stars' ... More >>

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    March 27, 2006

    Griese Like Monday Morning

    Because there's no way you saw this yesterday, Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco hearts new Chicago Bears quarterback Brian Griese. In related news, when I was 10 I thought that 1979 M song "Pop Musik" was about Brian's dad. Seriously, didn't the chorus always sound like the guy was singing, "Talk abo ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Icing's for Cake

    No hockey? Oh, what will we do now?

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003

    Born to Run

    Lace up, Gramps

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Dallas Star

    Marty Turco

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Dallas Star

    Marty Turco

  • Culture

    December 21, 2000

    Long-term Goals

    Marty Turco may have the toughest job in sports--and, he says, the best

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