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  • News

    July 4, 2013

    Not So Minor League

    Cheap beer, affordable tickets, swanky surroundings — what’s not to like about minor and independent league baseball parks?

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 22, 2011
  • News

    June 16, 2011

    The Mavericks Finally Fought Back, and They Have the Title to Prove It

    Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs shed labels and the Miami Heat on the way to their first NBA championship.

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Ten Picks for The #heatlockerroomplaylist

    There's no crying in basketball. Unless we're talking about the Miami Heat.​ Those poor, poor Miami Heat players just can't catch a break. First, they lose the NBA Finals. Then they become the laughingstock of Twitter -- for the second time this week, actually. Back on Tuesday, you may recall, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 6 -- Mavericks 105, Heat 95: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.10.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *In 31 years of basketball, the Dallas Mavericks have won a combined (regular season and playoffs) 1,349 games. One more in Miami either Sunday or Tuesday and they are NBA Champions. *Histor ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 4 -- Mavericks 86, Heat 83: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Could tell something wasn't right with Dirk Nowitzki early in the second quarter. He didn't look good on the bench. Peaked even. Towel over head. Two warm-up jackets draped over him. Gulping liquid out of two water bottles. Not involved in coach Rick Carlisle's huddle. Then at half ... More >>

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    June 5, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 3 -- Heat 88, Mavericks 86: My Top 10 Observer-Ations

    ​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 >>

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    June 2, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 2 -- Mavericks Adjustments

    ​I know he and the Mavericks and even LeBron James are downplaying it, but I'm worried about Dirk Nowitzki's finger entering tonight's Game 2 of the NBA Finals here in Miami. Just because it'll be different. "I'll be fine," Dirk says. "It'll be okay." But he loves to dribble left. He needs tw ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Final Destinations: 2

    Mavericks revenge is a dish best served with Heat.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    2006: Broken Heart. 2011: Torn Tendon. Ugh.

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    What Went Wrong for the Mavericks in Game 1? Let's Start With the Non-Starters

    ​On Mother's Day, the Mavericks' reserves combined to score 86 points. In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Mavs' entire team managed only 84. Granted the Miami Heat are a bitch defensively. They are quick and fast and long and they did a fantastic job of chasing the Mavericks off the 3-point li ... 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 >>

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    May 31, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS -- Mavericks vs. Heat: The Preview

    ​Charles Barkley is 3-0 picking the Mavericks in playoff series this spring. ESPN's Bruce Bowen is 0-3 picking against them. Me? 2-1. I picked Mavs over Blazers and Thunder but had them losing to the Lakers. In Miami for tonight's Game 1 of the NBA Finals, I'm having difficulty viewing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Well, That's Quite the Mavericks-Heat Sports Bet You've Made There, Governor Perry

    Via.​This just in from Governor Rick Perry's office: He's added congressional redistricting to the special session's to-do list. Wait. Sorry. Wrong press release. Let's start this over.This just in from Governor Rick Perry's office: He's bet Florida Governor Rick Scott "a case of Texas barbeque sa ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS -- Heat 92, Mavericks 84: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Mavs spurted 7-0 out of halftime and led 51-43, but somehow trailed 65-61 entering fourth. How's that you ask? Four turnovers and a LeBron James 25-foot fadeaway 3-pointer at the buzzer that makes you just tip your cap. 9. Back in the early '00s the Sacramento Kings were a bad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Let's Go Bulls! But Let's Never Forget the Heat!!

    ​We're rooting for the Chicago Bulls in tonight's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Right? I know, in the regular season the Mavs were 2-0 against the Miami Heat and 0-2 against the Bulls. But the longer the series goes -- it's currently 3-1 Miami -- the more rest the Mavs will ge ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Think I'm Nuts For Calling Mavs the NBA's Best? I've Got Your Power Rankings Right Here.

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    After Big Win in Miami, Mavs Look Like the Best Team Out There. Yup, I Just Said That.

    Sam Merten​The Mavericks are calling themselves streak busters after ending the Heat's 12-game winning streak in Miami, but they should be calling themselves the best team in the NBA at this point in the season. After all, it was Mark Cuban who dubbed the Heat as the league's best team a few ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    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 23, 2010

    DwYane Wade = Failure. Mission Accomplished?

    ​OK, admittedly this may be a tad premature. We've still got - what? - 4.5 months left of NBA regular season. But what happened last night in Miami was too delicious to bypass. Turkey comes Thursday. Monday night the appetizer was served. Last week I officially wished failure upon t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    As of Right Now, I'm Wishing Failure Upon ...

    Miami Thrice, enjoy your demise.​Dwyane Wade in specific. And the Miami Heat in general. Take this lightly if you wish, but consider the career/personal plunges of my previous targets: *Terrell Owens (cut by the Cowboys, irrelevant as Buffalo Bill). *Tiger Woods (lost his wife, reputat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Your Dallas Mavericks 2010-11 Schedule

    Vomit.​ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy -- who I like, by the way -- thinks the LeBron James/Dwyane Wade/Chris Bosh-led Miami Heat will be the best team in NBA history. He says the Heat, a team he predicts will be "unguardable," will in 2010-11 never lose two games in a row, flirt with the NBA re ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    March 5, 2009
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    February 23, 2007

    Miami Twice

    Assorted notes, quotes and anecdotes from a Thursday night at American Airlines Center that ended in a Mavs blowout win over the Miami Heat, an effortless season sweep and this sobering thought: How the hell did we lose to that team in The Finals? Playing against a marquee opponent in a nationally t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2007

    How You Like Me Now?

    We're so over Tony Romo. Yup. We're all about Josh Howard now. We're Jomosexual! At least, that's what I would say to the Miami Heat these days if I were Avery Johnson or Dirk Nowitzki or anyone remotely associated with the Dallas Mavericks. Proof that the basketball gods feel horrible about gift-wr ... More >>

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    December 6, 2006
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    June 21, 2006

    Thanks for Everything. And for Nothing.

    Do you really need a cutline here? When I was a kid and the Cowboys or Mavericks or even Rangers would lose so much as a home game, I didn't want to know about it the next day. Wouldn't read the papers or watch TV; didn't want to catch even a glimpse of my team's failure, just wanted to pretend it n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2006

    Free Tickets! Don't Thank Us.

    The Mavericks would be wise to recall the wisdom of Bill Murray in Groundhog Day: Don't drive angry. Here's something to make your daily slog through this daily bog of Mavs news-n-notes from around the country a little more palatable, not to mention profitable: Last night, the Dallas Mavericks' owne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2006

    Don't Worry, Be Happy (And Worried)

    Don't start switching the parade route into funeral procession. Not yet, anyway. Why? Never fear, D.J. Mbenga is here! He'll be back from his five-game suspension in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Sunday night in Miami. Actually, the muscled Mavs center probably won't play against the Miami Heat, but afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2006

    Heat Don't Fail Them Now

    Why is this man smiling? Oh, right. Because he is kicking the Mavericks' collective ass. Did think briefly this morning about recapping the results of my swim team's meet last night; turns out we lost too, but at least the kids tried, which is more than I can say for the Dallas Mavericks as they dro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2006

    The South Beach Diet

    That wasn't Thundershower Alberto chugging through south Florida last night; that was the Karma Train. And, after the city of Dallas inexplicably unveiled its plans for a victory parade a week prematurely, it ran right over the Dallas Mavericks. Well, that and a combination of pathetic Mavs' play an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2006

    Wading into Rough Waters

    Looks like Dwyane Wade did not forget his balls last night. What, you didn't think your Dallas Mavericks were going to sweep the Miami Heat; who are you, anyway, Tim Cowlishaw? And weren't you getting just a little bored with this series? Wasn't that the kind of game you wanted and expected--a thril ... More >>

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    June 13, 2006

    Parading Around The Arrogance

    Look, we all know our Dallas Mavericks are gonna win the NBA Finals. But that doesn't mean the series is over just yet. The Mavs are up 2-0 heading into tonight's Game 3, where the Miami Heat will almost certainly ride desperation to a big early lead. They call it human nature, and the hungry man be ... More >>

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    June 13, 2006

    Hurricane Harbor

    Who needs coffee when there's this to greet you first thing in the morning: "Mavs-Heat isn't must-see TV," blares the headline from the San Francisco Chronicle, where columnist Gwen Knapp says Sunday offered much better sports viewing than Game 2 of the NBA Finals. You know what was better than the ... More >>

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    June 12, 2006

    Of Shaq and Stack

    Wishful thinking of wish fulfillment? The Sporting News is reporting this morning that Jason Terry's going to stay in Dallas next season. Looks like the NBA Finals ain't going past Thursday night's Game 4 in Miami; least, that's what it says in damned near every paper Unfair Park's been perusing thi ... More >>

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    June 9, 2006

    Game Won

    See, I toldja the Heat sucked. That and other revelations from the Mavs' Game 1 victory over Miami last night at American Airlines Center: Nothing says cool like glowing blue pom-poms. Made the American Airlines Center look more like a U2 concert instead of The NBA Finals. After forcing our jeers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006

    Say, That's Odd

    The morning-after round-up won't be as much fun should the Dallas Mavericks drop a game or four to the Miami Heat; who wants to search thousands of articles detailing your home team's butt-whooping, when it's bad enough to read just one? Thankfully, this morning's newsstand is filled with good news- ... More >>

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    June 9, 2006
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    June 8, 2006

    Mavs in Seven?

    Dwyane Wade looks really neat in NBA Live 06. Too bad even the videogame version's gonna get spanked. Screw Vegas. Put your money on the $7-plus billion per annum videogame industry. EA Sports, publishers of NBA LIVE 06, ran a videogame simulation of the NBA Finals and concluded that Dallas would gr ... More >>

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    June 8, 2006

    Finally, The Finals

    Us sports nuts have been waiting since Saturday for the Dallas Mavericks-Miami Heat NBA Finals to start. Devoted Mavs fans have been waiting 26 years, actually. But for the rest of you Dallasites just now trendily hopping aboard the bandwagon (Hi, honey!), here's a neophyte primer to this really imp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    And You Thought Gas Prices Were Out of Control

    As you can probably tell by now, I loves me some Mavs. I'm a teenager who attended their first game at Reunion Arena back in 1980, an adult who made a decent living chronicling their every move in the newspaper and a parent whose son named the family dog "Maverick." MFFL, as it were. But I'll be dam ... More >>

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    June 7, 2006

    You Better You Bet: Why Miami Wins This Time

    There's one reason I go to Miami...OK, two, because I really should mention the in-laws: the Cuban sandwiches from Versailles in Little Havana. Turns out, those beloved sandwiches--made of pork and ham and cheese and a sweet-soft bread I've been unable to find anywhere outside of Miami--are part of ... More >>

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    June 7, 2006

    Sports News You Can Use or Peruse or, Even, Abuse

    In our ramp-up to the Mavs-Heat NBA Finals, which tips off tomorrow night, we continue our wrap-up of the national media coverage of the series. Let's begin all the way up in Washington state, where Seattle Times writer Percy Allen brands this a most watchable series--and not only that, but the "daw ... More >>

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    June 5, 2006
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    June 1, 2006

    For a Change, American Airlines is Against Itself

    At least, that's how The New York Times characterizes it, should the Mavericks wind up in the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat (and, man, that is looking too far ahead for my tastes). Miami plays at the American Airlines Arena, Dallas plays at the American Airlines Center, which means "American Air ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 30, 2001

    Crossover Dreams

    Tim Hardaway makes a noble last stand for a team that needs him

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