Mike Modano

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    February 5, 2014

    The Story Behind Rabbit Hole, North Texas' Newest (and Mike Modano's Favorite) Brewery

    Rabbit Hole Brewing is the latest craft brewery to open in the North Texas area, bringing the total number of beer makers up to about 17 in all, which is 16 more than there were 10 years ago (Rahr opened in 2004). Rabbit Hole is located in the small town of Justin, which occupies part of the wide-op ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Inspired by The Yu Dog, 25 More Dishes to Honor DFW Sports Stars

    The Yu Dog at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has created a food media circus. But he's not the only DFW sports icon worthy of his own dish at The Ballpark in Arlington, Jerryland and the AAC. Here are some others. 1. Tom Landry Enormous fedora filled with chili. Feather garnish optional. 2. Nolan ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011
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    June 20, 2011

    Dirk Nowitzki Celebrates Birthday The Way All NBA Stars Surely Do: Vintage Wine and a Nobel Laureate

    Mike Mezeul​So what do you give the man who -- all the sudden -- has everything? You throw him a surprise birthday party at a discreet wine room and invite 41 guests, including a Nobel Prize winner he's never met. After getting serenaded with "Happy Birthday" by a post-parade American Ai ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    If This Doesn't Get You Fired Up for Tonight's Game 5, Please Stay Home

    They've been showing this video at American Airlines Center during The NBA Finals and it's awesomely badass. Says Mavs' general manager Donnie Nelson, "I'm sitting in a suite and by the time that thing ends everybody in there is standing up and cheering and they've got that look in their eye. It's ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Was It Over When the Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor, or: Local Sports Greats Urge on Mavs

    Cash Sirois just sent this local sports-star-studded pep talk, which played on the American Airlines Center's big-screen before the second quarter of Mavs-Heat Game 3. This proved much easier to watch than Mavs-Heat Game 3. Among those making an appearance: Troy Aikman, Mike Modano, Roger Staubach, ... 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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    February 18, 2011

    It's Official: We're Moving The Dallas Observer Music Awards Out of Summer and Into October

    Patrick MichelsMike Modano and Willa Ford at the 2009 Dallas Observer Music Awards.​Last year's Dallas Observer Music Awards, if you don't mind us saying, were pretty amazing. The winners were pretty great, the nominations on point, the ceremony a great time and, oh, the showcase.Yep, last year's ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    August 3, 2010

    Mike Modano to Return to the American Airlines Center in October. As a Detroit Red Wing.

    Patrick MichelsRegardless, Mike Modano and the missus can present at our Music Awards any time.​On June 22, the Dallas Stars released the 2010-'11 schedule. Among the highlights, per the release: "Oct. 14 vs. Detroit - The home opener vs. the hated Red Wings. It doesn't get any better than this." ... More >>

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    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 ...

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    July 29, 2010
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    June 29, 2010

    The Dallas Stars Settle It: Mike Modano Will Not Be Offered a Contract For Next Season

    ​When I spoke with Mike Modano in April, he didn't know what the future held -- if he would be retiring following the season, if he'd move into ownership or if he'd come back and play one final season with the Stars or, God forbid, someone else. But he was clear about one thing: He wanted the deci ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    April 9, 2010

    So, How Amazing Was Mike Modano's (Maybe) Final Game at the AAC?

    Mike Modano told us Wednesday: He won't know whether he's retiring till, most likely, July -- after he turns 40 and around the time the training camp bell rings. And there are myriad other factors at work as well, among them whether or not there's a new owner in place who wants him around (unless, ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.2.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Major Near catastrophic computer meltdown this morning at 8:19 a.m. Outta nowhere, the dreaded blue screen. Bottom line: Whitt's Dead End. $%^&*$#!! Expect, fingers crossed, re-constructi ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    "Jerry's Never Seen a One-Dollar Bill In His Life!" and Other News and Random Notes

    ​One of the two parking-garage exits here at Unfair Park HQ's frozen over; explains why the office is now holiday empty. But before I quit it, a few items of interest to keep you warm:USA Today profiles NBA All-Star Weekend co-host Mark Cuban, who's, like, mellowed in recent years; hence his burge ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Hey, What Happened to Hockey?

    ​I still have a puck from the first Dallas Stars game, played at Reunion Arena on Oct. 5, 1993. Went to the game with Troy Aikman and I remember going into the locker room and meeting Mike Modano and seeing lots of hot women in the crowd and thinking "Whoa, ice is cool." Then along came Ken H ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    October 20, 2009

    Willa Ford to Make Her Triumphant (Far as You Know) Return to the Movies

    Patrick MichelsMike Modano and Willa Ford at the Dallas Observer Music Awards back in July​Speaking of the local film business ...Willa Ford's an awful nice lady from my limited experience spent with Mr. and Mrs. Mike Modano, but I've seen little of her film work; this, for example, is all I've se ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    This Just In: Hockey is - Surprisingly - Still Alive

    Nothing says hockey like ... hotties?​Coulda swore the National Hockey League never returned from its 2005 lockout. No, wait, don't I sorta remember a hip little hiccup back in 2008? Honestly, they tell me there will be a Dallas Stars game down at American Airlines Center tonight. Marc ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    DOMAXXI: Video, Audio and, Of Course, Some Photo Booth Love...

    The above clip is one man's take--this "one man" in question being Pugs & Kelly producer Eric Marc--on Tuesday night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ceremony. Warning: There is puke involved. (To be fair, I never promised it was gonna be a classy party...)But others are still talking DOMA in the ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    What Do T. Boone Pickens, Josh Hamilton, Willa Ford, Craig Watkins, Demi Lovato and Pete Freedman Have in Common?

    Patrick MichelsOur music editor in action ... Well, none of them are building wind farms in West Texas. Two have known the soft touch of Mike Modano. Three are former or current Disney Channel stars. All are enamored of copious amounts of free publicity. Two have posed nude. And all have been named ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009
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    January 14, 2009

    10 Questions: Eddie Cervantes

    Operating a restaurant seemed like a breeze to Cervantes before he opened his first place a few decades ago. On the verge of failure, he took a trip to clear his head--ending up on a crowded patio in Mexico...The patios he opened subsequently--such as the always popular deck at Primo's--changed drin ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008
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    November 6, 2008

    The Top 10 Sports Figures I'd Choose to Spend My Last Hour With

    No. 1 in my heart. No. 1 on my list. So, have you used up that extra hour yet? You know, the one we got last Sunday via the end of Daylight Savings Time. Fall back, remember? I could lie and say I spent the extraordinary 60 minutes when 2 a.m. became 1 a.m. volunteering at a nursing home, ad ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008
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    May 8, 2008

    Toadies To Perform At Game 3 Of The NHL's Western Conference Finals

    The Stars' improbable run in the Stanley Cup playoffs continues tonight as Mike Modano and the gang head to Detroit for the first game in the western conference finals. Or so I'm told. Last time I really cared about hockey I was trying to make Gretzky's head bleed. But, hey, this is pretty cool: Wh ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008

    How Sweep It ... Isn't

    Sorry, Stars fans. Put 'em away. Admit it, you got greedy. The Cowboys lose in the first round and the Mavs puke in the playoffs three years in a row and the Rangers remain the Rangers. So, naturally – finally -- when your Dallas Stars took a 3-0 series lead and 1-0 edge in last night’s Gam ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 17, 2008

    Dallas Stars Finally Align

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

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    April 14, 2008

    Monday Morning Meanderings

    Dallas Stars OK, sure, we believe, already. For now, anyway. After spending their first and only day over .500 in the Ron Washington Era, the Texas Rangers got swept at home by the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend. Even more humiliating, they found a pitcher worse than Chan Ho Park. Something to ... More >>

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    September 6, 2007

    On Thin Ice

    We've decided to skip hockey season in 2007-'08 and just watch our special-edition bootleg DVD of Youngblood with Rob Lowe. The Dallas Stars will hold their annual “Ice Breaker” on Saturday. And, lemme guess, they’ll stage their annual “Heatbreaker” come April? 'Twas five months ago the St ... More >>

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    June 21, 2007

    Last Places or Famous Faces?

    You could head out to Arlington this weekend to watch the dreadful Rangers take on the equally horrible Houston Astros in a laughable battle for something called the Silver Boot. Ya know, cheer our “hero” Sammy Sosa, who smacked all except 587 of his 600 homers in uniforms other than Texas'. (If ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 29, 2006

    Lookin' Fer Love In All The Wrong Places

    In my column this week, I audition for ABC's The Bachelor, joining thousands of women across the country in the quest for true love in prime time. With my love antennae particularly attuned to the plight of the modern mating woman, I noticed that, this year, we're really getting the shaft. (No, not ... More >>

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    December 1, 2006

    Long-time Listener, First-time Caller

    If nothing else, Richie does give us an excuse to run this pic of the future Mrs. Mike Modano. She seems very bendy. Thanks for taking my call. Unfortunately, the previous caller stole my thunder. I'm learning you gotta get up pret-ty early to beat certain blog editors (rhymes with "Killonsky") to t ... More >>

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    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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    June 22, 2006
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    March 8, 2006

    Talent Scout

    I'm not just saying this because he gave me oral favors on last Thursday's WFAA-Channel 8 sportscast...OK, yeah, actually I am. But it doesn't change the fact that Dale Hansen has a keen eye for talent. Who else in this town, besides Mike Modano, could lose Gina Miller and immediately replace her wi ... More >>

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    October 6, 2005

    On Thin Ice

    After giving fans the cold shoulder, can hockey win us back?

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    July 14, 2005
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    October 14, 2004

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    December 11, 2003

    Full Frontals Guide to Gift Giving

    Plus:Re-Gifting; Athletic Supporters

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    November 2, 2000

    Boys to Men

    Sure, Brenden Morrow is only 21, but already he plays like a veteran

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    February 10, 2000

    Bob Strum und drang

    The "greatness" that is Ticketstock

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    September 24, 1998
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    January 29, 1998

    Center ice

    Stars coach Ken Hitchcock takes one for the team

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