Michael Wilbon

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Why the NFL Shouldn't Throw Penalty Flags on Players Who Use Say "Nigger"

    This story originally appeared on Deadspin. Last week, we got word that the Fritz Pollard Alliance, chaired by ex-NFL player John Wooten, was pushing a rule change in the league that would penalize players for the use of the word "nigger" on the football field. The proposal involves a 15-yard penal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS -- South Beach: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Ate dinner last night at Prime Italian on South Beach. In the midst of ridiculous opulence in the form of $20 valet parking and $100,000 cars, it was relatively affordable. $125 for a steak and a couple drinks. Thumbs up. 9. They also offered prime Kobe steak for $30 an ounce. Ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Flula, the German Genius Behind "His Name is Dirk," Has Concept Album (or EP) In the Works

    Flula Borg and Outkast's Big Boi​Last night, at the end of the first quarter of Mavs-Thunder, I spoke on the phone with Flula Borg -- yes, that Flula Borg. The man behind "His Name is Dirk (Nowitzki)," who, according to the press release one of his friends sent out last night, is pushing to make h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    News & Notes: More Tax Hike Talk, More DPD Officers Put on Leave, D's Logo And ... Sports!

    Some killer filler this early a.m. before the showdown at City Hall:​Speaking of: Ann Margolin has posted to her website "10 Reasons Why a Tax Increase is a Terrible Idea." (And by "terrible," I assume she means terrrrrrible. Anyway.) Margolin, of course, is among the handful of council members jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 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 >>

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Naming Wrongs

    This column brought to you by a furniture store and a strip club

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    The Other Side

    You could call The Dismemberment Plan boring. But you won't.