Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't gotten a chance to ask him about it yet, but did I miss something or is Babe Laufenberg leaving CBS 11? Maybe he was buying CBS 11. Did I get that wrong? UPDATE: Says Laufenberg in a text ... More >>
Everything I know about the Dallas Texans hockey team comes from The Handbook of Texas History's Dallas Stars entry:Professional hockey in Dallas dates back to 1941, when the Dallas Texans joined the minor-league American Hockey Association. The debut occurred at Fair Park Ice Arena on November 6 ... More >>
Patrick MichelsMike Modano and Willa Ford at the Dallas Observer Music Awards back in JulySpeaking 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 >>
10. Went to Bruins 3, Stars 0 Friday night. First hockey game this season. Dallas didn't look good, but the experience wasn't half-bad. 9. If you haven't been to American Airlines Center in a while, prepare to be dazzled. The four-sided HD video screens on the over-hanging scoreboa ... More >>
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 >>
Even if you've never heard of the Fan Cost Index, the name is pretty self-explanatory: It's what a family of four could expect to spend at a sporting event, simple as that. Factored into the costs, per Team Marketing Index's arguable equation: the price of two adult average price tickets, two chi ... More >>
Two words: Dynamic. Pricing. That, per today's announcement, is how Your Dallas Stars have chosen to sell seats this season -- beginning this very Saturday, matter of fact, when regular-season single-game seats go on sale for October and November. And what, you may be asking, is dynamic pricing, ... More >>
Patrick MichelsCheck out more photos from the night in our slideshow.The weirdest moment at last night's Hard Rock Cafe grand opening party? Take your pick, but I'll say it was right at the end, when it turned out the winner of the night's big raffle was with the band.After a night full of ridicu ... More >>
There are probably a million more important things with which to begin the work week -- like, oh, a passel of Hicks Sports Group creditors asking the National Hockey League whether the beleaguered owner of the Texas Rangers has dough enough to keep the Dallas Stars -- but this breaking, um, news? ... More >>
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 >>
Patrick MichelsPatrick Michels is putting the finishing touches on what's sure to be a sprawling slide show from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards at the Granada. (Hence, the reason for no DC9 postings today -- but, look, back in my day, we wrapped around 1 a.m., grabbed an early breakfast, ... More >>
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 >>
Was just over on Unfair Park reading Schutze's take on the latest missle fired into the hull of the Trinity River Toll Road Waste Of Time Project. From the city that gave us the CueCat, plastic dividers on HOV lanes and P.C. Cobb Stadium downgraded into an InfoMart, this might be our dumbe ... More >>
On second thought, two heads aren't better than one.Since two girlfriends = one problem, the Dallas Stars have abruptly ended their dual general managers experiement. Out: Brett Hull/Les Jackson. In: Joe Nieuwendyk. Strange as it is to be talking hockey in June - unless, of course, you l ... More >>
This morning, the Toronto Star finds an economics prof who specializes in moneyball tomes to speculate that Your Dallas Stars may well wind up in Chapter 11. Because, after all, it was but one month ago that Tom Hicks willingly defaulted on $525 million in loans related to the Texas Rangers and Star ... More >>
1999 seems a millennium ago doesn't it?When we last left the Dallas Stars they were a mediocre, irrelevant team besieged by injuries, struggling to stay around .500 and in the Western Conference playoff hunt while blaming Sean Avery. This morning - after last night's 3-1 loss to the ... More >>
Tuned into KTCK-AM (1310) this a.m. for its "big station announcement," which, all things considered, was relatively enormous after all: The station is "the new radio flagship home for Dallas Stars hockey for the next five seasons," said morning-show co-host Craig Miller. The deal starts next season ... More >>
Might be a pre-emptive strike in advance of losing the Dallas Cowboys. Might be a further stock-piling of assets aimed at extending its dynasty another 15 years. Either way, 1310 AM The Ticket just announced it will be the radio home of your Dallas Stars for the next five y ... More >>
So, Sean Avery isn't returning to the Dallas Stars -- surprise, surprise, surprise. Says the organization in its official release this morning regarding the release: Avery's return, following his sloppy seconds suspension, just wouldn't be in anyone's "best interest," but "treatment and counseling" ... More >>
He leads the Stars in penalty minutes. Not a single one of them for being "different." Sean Avery is refreshing. Eclectic. Tough. Successful. Courageous. And not gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Or is there? In my column in this week’s dead tree version of Sporta ... More >>
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Ayala tries for Comeback King
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Harleys take over Ennis
Buy some music memorabilia and help out a good cause
That lovable jackass from Philly returns. Oh, joy.
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Darryl Sydor crawls across the ice
Every egg matters; The little ingrates; Groucho does Iowa; Conan's feminine side; Salt in the wounds
Dixie Chicks cover up, Bill Rojas' not-so-humble beginning, Dallas Mavs slide shows!
A German hockey team claims that Stars goalie Roman Turek is its property
Mike Modano has finally become the hockey player he always wanted to be