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  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    From Penn State to the Dallas Stars, the Good, Bad and Godawful News in This Day in Sports

    Courtesy G ​Don't think for a second this small attempt to resurrect a sports blog is an afterthought. We'll get there ... sooner than later. But on a day like today: Where to begin? Penn State, no doubt, far from home for most but not for all, and certain top of mind on this day as news comes of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    And Now a Word with Brett Hull: Stars VP, St. Louis Lover, and Total Foodie

    ​With the Cards and Rams in town this weekend, we asked ourselves: "Who in our fabulous city is from St. Louis and could shed a little light on the food scene up there?" Perhaps, we thought, our most esteemed transplant from that so-called Gateway to the West, Hall of Famer Brett Hull, who p ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2011

    Whitt's End

    After six great years at the Dallas Observer, they're dragging me out kicking, screaming and, yes, grateful.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    The Dallas Stars Need a New Head Coach

    ​There's a 3 p.m. presser scheduled with local media members. Till then, this and only this is all the Dallas Stars' front office has to say about the immediate adios of head coach Marc Crawford, who yet again couldn't get his team to the post-season:Head Coach Marc Crawford Relieved Of His Coachi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2011
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    March 24, 2011

    Stars Lose What Felt Like a Playoff Game to Dastardly Ducks

    ​If the Dallas Stars wind up missing the NHL playoffs they'll have a crazy bounce and crotch-kick, 4-3, loss on March 23 to blame. I don't watch a lot of hockey but last night's tilt had a post-season atmosphere at American Airlines Center. The Stars were seconds away - literally - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    nib chocolate's Stephen Smith on the Sweet Life

    ​Here's some hopeful news for all you C students out there: At the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris, Stephen Smith's "worst subject of everything was chocolate." Apparently, he got better. In fact, he got good enough to operate his own wholesale chocolate business, nib cho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2011
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    October 22, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.22.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Roger Staubach to Tony Hill to beat the Redskins in '79. Alvin Harper running free against the 49ers to clinch the NFC Championship Game in '92. Dirk Nowitzki's long 3-pointer to secure Game 2 of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Channel 21, Now Truly "The Preeminent Sports Carrier" in Town, Adds Dallas Stars to Roster

    ​After the jump you'll find the announcement that just landed in the Unfair Park in-box, but short story shorter: KTXA will broadcast 15 Dallas Stars regular-season games each season for the next four beginning, well, this season. Most, incidentally, will be Saturday-night games -- and all will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Bonus MP3: RIVETHEAD - "Stay Alive"

    Kaylene FanslerRIVETHEAD​Chances are, you've already heard a song by Dallas' RIVETHEAD. You just may not have realized it. The local industrial/metal band's music has been played by the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center for several years now--and, beyond that, RIVETHEAD's songs have bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Eric Foster, Guy Behind the DFW Most Powerful List, Says He's Only Getting Started

    So, Eric, do tell: How do three Texas Rangers rank as more powerful than Rangers president and would-be co-owner Nolan Ryan?​Earlier this afternoon I got a call from a phone number beginning with the 903 area code -- and, hey, we were just speaking of first thing this morning. Sure enough, the man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Yes, Another Film Festival: The USA Film Festival Releases Line-Up and Schedule

    Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30​The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up Sunday. But tomorrow morning, tickets for the USA Film Festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster, according to the fest's publicist in the rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    BREAKING NEWS: Wayne Gretzky Interested in Buying Your Dallas Stars

    ​The greatest hockey player ever is teaming with two of the sport's most iconic local faces in an attempt to buy the Dallas Stars, according to two sources familiar with the organization's current business landscape. With long-time owner Tom Hicks intent on selling the team, a group led by Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Mo's Last Go? The Dallas Stars Are Done and Mike Modano Ain't Far Behind.

    Without Mo around, we're going to have find more excuses to gawk at Mrs. Mo.​This was supposed to be a frenzied hockey year in Dallas. New coach (Marc Crawford), new GM (Joe Nieuwendyk) and renewed optimism. But let's face it, the season got off to a slow start in October and now the Stars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Watch: A Fan Video For LehtMoJoe's "Tunered"

    It's been far too long since we check in on Grand Prairie's Vincent Sliva, better known by his Dallas Stars-themed stage handle as mashup DJ, remix artist and electro act LehtMoJoe. Surely, you remember that he put out an album of dance cuts last summer called Spaghetti Western? Maybe? No?Well, allo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.17.09

    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 deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Whitt's End 1.9.09

    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 Eri ... 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

    November 4, 2008

    Razor's Mind Vitamin for the Day

    Daryl Reaugh, the Dallas Stars' beleaguered-of-late broadcaster and a Canadian to boot, wonders today why Election Day in the U.S. and A. isn't a national holiday, then makes his case for such. To which he adds: Oh, and since I can't vote I will use the free time as a personal "Day of Pondering, Ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    The Only Incentive Dallas Can Offer Filmmakers: Blow Us Up, Please?

    Fact is, Irving has big plans for Texas Stadium's site once the building's gone. Reunion Arena isn't about to go the way of Nakatomi Plaza; Texas Stadium is a long way from getting the Gotham City Hospital treatment. Right now, Dallas Film Commission director Janis Burklund's idea of making those lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Game 6 = Necessary

    Goodbye, monkey. Hello, history? The Dallas Stars got their pride. They got the Joe Louis Arena monkey off Marty Turco’s back. Now – believe it or not – they’re trying to get even. For those of you that figured the Dallas Stars were primed for cremation when they fell behind the mig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Premature Evacuation

    One more time for all the old times. I was wrong. And, perhaps for one last night, the Dallas Stars were right on. Stars 3, Red Wings 1 needed its share of luck. Detroit hit a post early and had a goal disallowed via a horrible call. But give Dallas credit. The Stars played last night’s G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    If this is Mike Modano's Swan Song, Will That Mean We'll See Less of Mo'?

    Hmm. Take another cross-check to the ribs or chase the Mrs. around the house? Decisions, decisions. Face it, tonight's Game 4 could be the last game of Mike Modano's Stars-studded career. I know! It's not a guarantee, just a frightening possibility. With Detroit having sucked the drama from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Stars-Wings Drop Puck in 10 Hours. All Aboard!

    Red Wings' fans throw octopi on the ice when their team scores. How very SpongeBobby of them. And stupid. The Dallas Stars’ bandwagon – so desolate three months ago that team president Jeff Cogen was bending over backward to win back fans – is suddenly more congested than the complaint li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Sharks-Stars Game 5 Just Has To End in OT, Eh?

    I smell a shutout. That, and a really stinky "room." I could sit here and try to analyze and dissect tonight’s Game 5 between your Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks all afternoon. But it’s 82 and sunny and, honestly, I don’t wanna. Besides, what would it help? As close as these two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    Willa She Blog for Us After Hockey Season's Over? Pretty Please?

    Something tells me Mrs. Mike Modano ain't gonna make too many friends amongst San Jose Sharks fans with comments like this one, posted today to her official NHL blog: "The San Jose arena is one of the loudest and most violent crowds that I’ve ever seen in person. It worries me, but for some reason ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Lock It Down? Or Wrappin' It Up?

    Dallas Stars I spent Tuesday out at Dallas Stars practice, which, I know, surprises some of you in that, whaddya know, they’re still playing hockey these days. In preparation for tonight’s Game 1 of their playoff series against the defending champion Anaheim Ducks, I came away with a couple th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008
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    December 28, 2007

    Best Bets for New Year's Eve Clubs

    So many parties, so little time. With 2008 a few days away, we here at DC-9 thought we’d help you sort out some of your New Year’s Eve club partying options. (See our NYE concert picks.) Everybody’s doing something around town but these top few stuck out to us with ratings of course (out of 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    You Like to Watch?

    Several viewing options this morning. Could go with the three-part extravaganza, in which some dude hassles a Dallas police officer who's stopped him for reckless driving somewhere on Northwest Highway. (Here's parts one, two and three -- kind of like Star Wars.) Or we could go with the San Diego-ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Woe, Canada

    First those hosers take out our hockey team. Now comes word that Toronto’s basketball coach has beaten out ours for NBA Coach of the Year. What’s next -- a Canadian winning American Idol? It’s not like an official rule or anything, but can you win an honor if you live in a city where they spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2007

    Puck Me

    Brett Hull may be the Dallas Stars' Ambassador of Fun. But, as you well know, I'm the Dallas Stars' Bearer of Good News and Positivity and Stuff. So, in an effort to placate fans I seemed to have awoken — dare I say, pissed off? -- with this little diddy, I strap on the skates and put two bis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 4, 2007
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    November 29, 2006

    Nick and Kirby Gots Balls

    Nick Lachey's gonna own a minor-league baseball team with Dallas' Kirby Schlegel. Pinch me. Since Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson aren't dating after all--no surprise there, since, like, isn't she supposed to be with John Mayer?--guess we'll have to settle for Kirby Schlegel and Nick Lachey. I know. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 26, 2006
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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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    October 5, 2006
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    August 17, 2006
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    May 26, 2006

    Schwarzenegger: I'll Be Greenback

    Looks like California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger did OK during his recent fundraising swing through Texas: He took home some $300,000 in campaign donations, says today's San Francisco Chronicle, including $22,300 from Affiliated Computer Services, the Dallas company with a $10 million financial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    Don't Fence Them In

    Early this morning I was among the hundreds of fans waiting for the Dallas Mavericks' team plane when it landed a few minutes before 1 at Love Field. KTCK-AM's (1310, The Ticket) Ben and Skin post-game show issued the call for us to greet the team, and greet them we did, with everyone jumping, screa ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 4, 2006

    Starry, Starry Nights

    What does VIP mean in Dallas bars?

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2006

    Stars of Poker

    Hockey heroes make up for a bum deal

  • Dining

    January 1, 2004

    Deeds Redone

    The Burning Question crew's year in review

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Instant Karma

    Why do we buy drinks for celebrities?

  • Dining

    December 7, 2000

    Don't Forget to Decompose Your Auk

    Dallas immigrants don't have to go home for holiday fare

  • Dining

    October 12, 2000

    Good Sports

    Forget chicken wings. The modern sports bar serves sautéed artichoke hearts--God help us all.

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