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    October 21, 2013

    The Mavs Are Now Monitoring Players While They Sleep

    The Dallas Mavericks, with the advent of in-game GPS devices that tracks a player's every twitch and movement, are already gleaning the last scraps of data available to measure on-court performance. Now it's onto the next frontier: watching players while they sleep. The term of art that's been coin ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    11 Spots to Eat Before a Stars or Mavs Game, an Updated Game Plan

    Now that they have their checkbooks all sorted out, the boys are back in town and on Saturday night the Stars face off against the Edmonton Oilers. Or someone. I actually have no idea. When they traded Shane Churla, I bowed out gracefully (although he is still with the organization). Regardless, w ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    The Master List: The Best Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, January 6-8

    Cowboys fans can admit it: We cried a few sports tears when our playoff dream evaporated on Sunday night. But so be it. We know must move past another dismal season of professional football and look forward to the remaining college bowl games. Sure, these guys aren't making big money like Tony Romo, ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011
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    June 29, 2011

    Ed-die's Bet-ter ... Clap-Clap-CLAPCLAPCLAP!

    We've seen the Rangers in the World Series and the Mavs win the NBA Finals, and on Tuesday I was reminded just how great a Stanley Cup run can be when former Stars' goalie Ed Belfour and current GM Joe Nieuwendyk were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. They'll officially be in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.17.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Not-So-Quiet Riots: The Ten Worst Riots In Music Event History

    Dallas Mavericks fans were notably well-behaved during yeterday's NBA Championship victory parade through downtown. Despite the fact that 200,000 or so people packed themselves in like sardines along the sidewalks of the route -- and in the sweltering heat, no less -- there were only five arrests. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.22.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *And then, after Jesus had died on the cross and was buried in his tomb, some rabbits rummaged through a nearby picnic and ate a bunch of chocolate and candy. Powered  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Stars Fire Coach Marc Crawford For ... Underachieving?

    ​Not that we care too much, considering the Mavericks are on the verge of the playoffs and the Rangers are in panic mode, but I'm not exactly sure why the Dallas Stars fired head coach Marc Crawford yesterday. Did the Stars underachieve in 2010-11? They amassed 95 points and were i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Whitt's Merten's End 3.11.11

    Photo by Sam MertenChuck Greenberg and Texas Rangers co-chair Bob Simpson celebrate after outbidding Mark Cuban in an auction to own the club​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's Merten's End: *Well, that was quick. Chuck Greenberg formed ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011
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    November 19, 2010

    At N. Central and Walnut Hill, Plans to Replace Moonscape with "First-Class Development"

    Patrick Michels​Perhaps you've heard: One week ago today, a real estate holdings company controlled by Stan Kroenke -- owner of the St. Louis Rams, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche and husband of Wal-Mart heiress Ann Walton -- purchased the moonscape at Walnut Hill Lane and N. Central Express ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Do-or-Die in Dallas: How Our Teams Fare in Elimination Games

    ​To the Texas Rangers, tonight's do-or-die game is unprecedented, uncharted territory. But as metroplex sports fans, we're accustomed to these elimination scenarios. And, you know what? We're pretty damn good at them. While the Rangers take their pathetic 3-11 playoff pedigree into toni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    The Top 10 Sports Zingers I Can Think of Off the Top of My Head

    Not saying Sean Avery isn't an asshole. Or a horrible teammate. Or, for that matter, a room-wrecker the Dallas Stars should consider dumping.I'm just saying he shouldn't have been suspended - or worse, pending this afternoon's meeting with NHL poobah Gary Bettman in New York - merely for his "sloppy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Sean Avery Got Suspended? For What?!

    "Sloppy seconds"? That's all he said? You're shitting me, right?I could've sworn Sean Avery played professional hockey, not pre-school hopscotch.Avery, signed by the Dallas Stars to be a well-dressed, sharp-tongued agitator, was suspended indefinitely by the NHL last night for daring to utter a phra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Girl Drink Drunk: Special Report: American Airlines Center

    OK, I know what you're thinking: "American Airlines Center? WTF?" See, I had my drinking buds prepped and the location staked. I was ready. Then BF Jake and I realized that thanks to my inspired disguise as Alex Trebek at the annual office Halloween contest, we had tickets to see the Dallas Stars no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Sean Avery Really Should Keep His Mouth Shut About "Sloppy Seconds"

    Sean Avery, for a long while we thought your boorishwacky antics were adorable! Alas, turns out that the National Hockey League isn't so enamored -- because, moments ago, the league indefinitely suspended the Dallas Star for referring to a former flame, Old School co-star Elisha Cuthbert, as his "sl ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008

    For Puck's Sake

    Watch the Stars oil up Edmonton

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    R.I.P. Reunion

    Good riddance to a bad arena that provided only mediocre moments

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    Tom Hicks is Forcing Austin's Beloved Ice Bats to Find "A New Cave"

    Seven years ago, my old friend Jason Cohen published a terrific book, Zamboni Rodeo, about "life on the road" with Austin Ice Bats, the official Central Hockey League affiliate of the Minnesota Wild. The Ice Bats have played in various locations in and around Austin for 12 seasons. Only, reports the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Mavs in Seven

    Ah, those were good times, weren't they? This weekend, it gets even better. I know, the Dallas Mavericks won 67 games and recorded one of the most amazing regular seasons in NBA history, while the Golden State Warriors barely squeaked into the playoffs with 42 wins. Should be a sweep, right? Won’t ... 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 >>

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    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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    December 21, 2006

    Holiday on Ice

    Our Stars take on the Oilers

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    October 5, 2006

    You Win One, You Lose One

    It was just two years ago that Buck Showalter was named AL Manager of the Year. Now, he's the unemployed manager of the week. Tom Hicks' Dallas Stars got their season off to a rousing start last night with a 3-2 overtime win in, of all places, Colorado. Which begs the question, "Better late than nev ... More >>

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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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    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 2, 2006
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