Michael Jordan

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2014
  • News

    March 27, 2014

    How Self-Appointed Experts Rule the Autograph Industry

    And what happens when they get it wrong.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: Why Won't My Girlfriend Play With My Butt?

    Dear Andrew, I love my girlfriend, but she's a bore in the bedroom. My previous girlfriend had crazy sex with me. She introduced me to a lot of stuff, like playing with my ass. I couldn't even begin to ask my new conservative girlfriend about ass play. Or can I? To put it bluntly, how do I get my n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Big Sean, Roscoe Dash & Yung Nation | Dr. Pepper Arena | July 20, 2013

    "The best part of the show was when Big Sean was on the stage," one crowd member told me Saturday night. "The worst part of the show was when Big Sean wasn't on the stage." Well, yeah, I guess that sums up the Big Sean, Roscoe Dash and Yung Nation concert Saturday night at the Dr. Pepper Arena out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Larry Brown is SMU's New Basketball Coach

    Larry Brown has agreed to coach SMU's Mustangs, ESPN reports. The 71-year-old coach was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and has coached in college, the NBA and the Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the 2004 games. He's coached pretty much every NBA team, and even though his last ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2012
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    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011
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    February 16, 2011

    Lance Armstrong's Comeback Was, Like Most of 'Em, An Epic Failure

    ​Got the dreaded Tweet from Lance Armstrong last night: Thanks for all the messages on retirement 2.0. And thanks for ALL the support the past 2.5 yrs. Onward! Retirement 2.0 means two things: 1. The greatest cyclist who ever lived is done riding professionally. 2. His comeback that I was so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    News & Notes: Jenkins Surgery Update, Who Sent Sherbet's Stuff Home and Former Cowboys QB Poised to Swap Senate Teams

    Photo by Sam MertenClay Jenkins​What a Week For the New County Judge Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has been pummeled in the media and political circles for playing Scottie Pippen to Commissioner John Wiley Price's Michael Jordan in the game to push out Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Can't Wait to See the New Guy at American Airlines Center Tonight

    Peja Stojakovic? Sure, he'll help the Dallas Mavericks. With the way their offense has bogged lately anyone that can shoot is going to be a bonus. But he's a small, perhaps minuscule step in the right direction. He's no solution. No final piece to the puzzle that is currently scattered all over th ... 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

    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 17, 2010

    Lakers > Celtics. Kobe = Jordan?

    ​Kobe Bryant tonight will do something Michael Jordan never did: Win a Game 7 of the NBA Finals. I know the simpleton argument is that Jordan was so good his Chicago Bulls were never pushed to the brink. Nonetheless, Kobe's feat in this series - Most Valuable Player, rallying his team from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Personalities

    ​The other day Jesse "Hophead" Hughey said something about the role of those special edition $150 beers--something along the lines of "they generate publicity and motivate interest in beer."True enough. Basketball needed Michael Jordan and golf Tiger Woods...well, until recently. Indeed, every mar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 17, 2009
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    October 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Whitt's End: 9.11.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *As for August's PPM radio ratings - surprise! - 1310 AM The Ticket continues to dominate. Among men 25-54, The Ticket remains No. 1 in the market leading every hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. ... More >>

  • Music

    July 30, 2009

    The Dead Weather

    Horehound (Third Man)

  • 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

    April 1, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Brush With Greatness Edition

    My career has its perks. I've sipped Mai Tais on Waikiki Beach with Troy Aikman. Shaken hands with Wayne Gretzky moments after his final NHL game. Seen - first hand - Roger Federer win at Wimbledon, Michael Johnson triumph in Atlanta and Michael Jordan sink his last shot as a Chicago Bull. And as I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    The 10 Worst Sports Celebrations in the History of Sports

    Dear LeBron James, Just ask, and I'm sure Dancing With The Stars will have you on their ridiculously cheesy show next season. I'm sure millions of potato-chip snackin' housewives would be fixated on your every silly, pre-fabricated step. But as a basketball fan, I demand you immediately ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Magical Moments Edition

    Actually, yes, I do know how lucky I am to be a sportswriter. Every once in a while, I just need to be reminded. Digging through my old box of media credentials usually does the trick. Jump for four of my all-time faves: (Of course, I don't have a pass from the May 1, 2008 launch of The Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Rodriguez 'n Romo: Two Guys Who Don't Get It

    After attending the Mavs' shootaround this morning and before heading back to American Airlines Center tonight for the showdown contest victory over the Sacramento Kings, I watched and re-watched this week's interviews with two of America's biggest sporting dufuses. Sorry, but Tony Romo and Alex Rod ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    Why Should Legal Immigrants Care About Illegals?

    Fair is fair, and bigotry is bigotry. Don't confuse the two

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Girls on Girls: The Hottest Female Athletes According to Females

    Okay, let's try something different. Something titillating. Since Observer staff writers Merritt Martin and Megan Feldman almost never get in a cat fight that spills over into the mud-wrestling pit, they instead want to entertain us visually-stimulated, testosterone-saturated dorks with their o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    It's In the Hole. It's In the Hole.

    Tony Romo seldom looks unhappy. Quite the company Tony Romo's keeping these days -- Michael Jordan, nice. The twosome were, no doubt, awesome yesterday during their practice round at the American Century Championship celeb golf tourney in Lake Tahoe; the celeb-am just got underway. And, really, quit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Boston Three Party

    In retrospect, last night's title was won last summer. Three things I guarantee after last night watching the Celtics, not surprisingly, beat the Lakers for the NBA Championship: 1. Kobe Bryant isn’t, in fact, Michael Jordan. In the clincher, he went 22 minutes between baskets. 2. Coa ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Doctoring Dirk

    Why ransack the MVP's skill when we can simply reboot his psyche?

  • News

    April 12, 2007
  • Calendar

    March 1, 2007
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Can You Badu?

    Dallas' favorite lady joins with Dave Chappelle

  • Calendar

    July 13, 2006

    Yin and Yang

    Chinese acrobats show off their sense of balance

  • Film

    April 27, 2006

    Letter Perfect

    Akeelah spells out a fantasy that feels wonderfully real

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Calendar

    July 1, 2004

    Dream On

    Team China takes a shot

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2003

    Photo Op

    Maybe they should call it The Fab Seasons

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003
  • News

    January 16, 2003

    We Meet Again, Mr. Bond

    Plus: Empty Pocket, Sensitivity Training, Parting Words

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2002

    Be Like Mike

    The Mavs and The Wizards rock the Mikes

  • Culture

    October 7, 1999

    The long goodbye

    It's not yet game, set, match for Jimmy Connors, even at 47

  • Music

    May 27, 1999


    Leap-frogging through history with the Toadies

  • Calendar

    February 18, 1999
  • Culture

    December 31, 1998

    Anywhere but here

    1998 was a great year for sports...just not in Dallas

  • Culture

    March 19, 1998

    March Mav-ness

    Don't look a gift Bull in the mouth, but a win over Chicago doesn't mean a darned thing

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