Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The combo of weather and injuries and chicken shits is diminishing NBA All-Star Weekend. No Kobe Bryant. No Allen Iverson. No LeBron James in the dunk contest. Silver lining: Mavs' icon Dirk Nowit ... More >>
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 >>
It took a while, but Lisa LeMaster just sent a statement addressing The Hockey News's report that Tom Hicks, fresh off closing a deal to sell the Texas Rangers, is also looking for someone to either invest in the team or take the Dallas Stars off his hands altogether. In short: The report was rig ... 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 >>
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 >>
Amazingly, we still have stashed on the server Polyphonic Spree's "H-O-O-P-S Yes!," the '07 "anthem" penned for FC Dallas -- what do you mean you don't remember? Then perhaps you recall a time when Your Dallas Mavericks were "Rowdy, Loud and Proud," courtesy PPT; and who can forget Pantera's catchy ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If I were I am a betting man, and I am plunking down $1 that 105.3 The Fan and the Dallas Cowboys officially announce their flagship radio station partnership next week. Trust me when I say the ... More >>
At long last, the LeMaster Group has sent the long-awaited Official Response from Hicks Sports Group concerning the report that the owner of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars defaulted earlier this week on $525 million in loans. The upshot: Hicks decided not to pay interest due on HSG's debts becau ... More >>
Nothing like playoff hockey in North Texas in the spring. Long, spirited series. Mysterious injuries. Clutch goaltending. Late nights melting into early mornings watching multiple-overtime classics. And, of course, driving to North Richland Hills. Because if you want post-season ice hockey this ... More >>
Seriously, this season ended right here.Give the Dallas Stars credit for being spunky and resilient and stubbornly fun to watch. But the season's over, right? To me it ended Saturday in San Jose. Not just with the 5-2 loss to the Sharks, but more so with another major injury. This one to Brad ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If you're breathlessly waiting to hear Mickey Spagnola's take on the Cowboys cutting Terrell Owens, you'll have to go here. Because, alas, The Ticket's beloved "Ranch Report" is no more. Remembe ... More >>
I generally agree with Jerry Seinfeld. On everything. Including the Oscars. During a show at, of all places, UTA's Texas Hall in '02 the comedian quipped, "Worst thing about The Oscars is that they never tell you the final scores. We're Americans. We not only want to know who won, but ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *First things first. If you plan to see this movie, or even think it looks remotely entertaining, please, leave these premises immediately. *Nothing official yet (UPDATE: Now it's official), but I hear E ... More >>
This just in: The wimpy, senstive, ridiculous, irrelevant National Hockey League has suspended Dallas Stars' winger Sean Avery six games for telling the truth. Do you think the punishment fits the crime? Do you give a damn? - Richie Whitt
This just in from Sean Avery, via his L.A.-based publicist, concerning the comments that got him indefinitely banned, at least till his meeting with National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman tomorrow:"I would like to sincerely apologize for my off-color remarks to the press yesterday fro ... More >>
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 >>
Don't whisper a word to the children, but hell yeah, of course they do
The Mavs will win the championship. Right?
...And your cynicism toward the Stars' gutsy goalie
Get the Stars treatment at Casino Night
Before we talk football--go, fight, win!--one last look at the boring sports
Please, DMN, would you ask Tom Hicks some tough questions? Pretty please?
That lovable jackass from Philly returns. Oh, joy.
Judge Not, Mr. Know-It-All, Young Gun
Our Stars, Frankenfoods, Mr. Know-It-All
The News now co-owns the Mavericks, but at what price?
A German hockey team claims that Stars goalie Roman Turek is its property
Tom Hicks bought a baseball team, but he'll own an empire
City Hall finds $35 million--and toys with turning Reunion into a reflecting pool
Architect details low-cost plan to save arena--and poll shows public wants it done