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 >>
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 >>
After six great years at the Dallas Observer, they're dragging me out kicking, screaming and, yes, grateful.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Kaylene FanslerRIVETHEADChances 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 >>
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 >>
Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30The 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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: *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 >>
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
Please, DMN, would you ask Tom Hicks some tough questions? Pretty please?
Admit it. You were worried about the Stars. And now you're not.
Why do we buy drinks for celebrities?
Dallas immigrants don't have to go home for holiday fare
Sure, Brenden Morrow is only 21, but already he plays like a veteran
Our Stars, Frankenfoods, Mr. Know-It-All
Dallas' hockey junkies need to take a chill pill, 'cause it's only October
Forget chicken wings. The modern sports bar serves sautéed artichoke hearts--God help us all.
Eyes wide shut; Vigilante justice; Long live the queen; And more
Coaches and parents in the area's elite youth hockey league say the Dallas Stars are trying to ice anyone who threatens their control of the kid hockey business
1998 was a great year for sports...just not in Dallas
Is this season a bust if Dallas doesn't win the Stanley Cup (or just beat Detroit)?
Tom Hicks bought a baseball team, but he'll own an empire
City Manager John Ware ramrods a patched-together arena deal
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