Nastia Liukin

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.24.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Love the Mavs' draft. Turning the 26th pick into Rudy Fernandez is a big win. Think of Fernandez, 26 and a three-year veteran with the Blazers, as a younger, better Peja Stojakovi ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    If This Doesn't Get You Fired Up for Tonight's Game 5, Please Stay Home

    They've been showing this video at American Airlines Center during The NBA Finals and it's awesomely badass. Says Mavs' general manager Donnie Nelson, "I'm sitting in a suite and by the time that thing ends everybody in there is standing up and cheering and they've got that look in their eye. It's ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.4.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So, what's harder to predict: Weather or sports? Coulda sworn Ron Jackson, Pete Delkus and the boys said there was a 30-percent chance of 1-2 inches of snow on Friday. But I drove home l ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009
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    August 19, 2009

    The Top 10 Couples I'd Like to See on DWTS

    ​Granted, it would force me to actually watch the ridiculousy cheesy show, but I'd be willing to stomach Dancing With The Stars' sequins and sass and smarminess of Tom Bergeron if only I could orchestrate whom was boogieing down with whom. Following in the "Foxtrot" footsteps of Emmitt S ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.14.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Lots of you asking for a breakdown of the latest Arbitron PPM radio ratings for July. Not worth a separate item these days because - yawn - The Ticket's dynasty just rolls on. Dunham & Miller ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    January 13, 2009

    You're (Finally) Liukin at An SMU Mustang

    This just in from the Associated Press, which updates us on the plans of one Nastia Liukin:Back home in Dallas, she will enroll at SMU, where she plans to take a limited course load so she can free up time to resume her training. The next U.S. team training camp is set for Jan. 25 and Liukin plans o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    American Anthem

    Olympic gymnasts flip out for audiences

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Nastia Liukin and Jason Witten Play in New York Times' Sunday Magazine

    Sarah McDaniel For those who like to do their Sunday-morning reading on a Thursday, two local items of note in The New York Times' sportsy supplement Play. One's a lengthy, engrossing Mimi Swartz-penned piece on the selling of Parker's Nastia Liukin -- whose name is misspelled throughout much of t ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 2008

    Six Pac

    The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    That ’70s Show

    Squint real hard and see the similarities. At long last, the ’70s are back. Women are again wearing Halston. Television viewers are glued to CBS’ hit Swingtown. Two movies founded on the old decade’s staples of Star Wars and ABBA – The Clone Wars and Mamma Mia – were among last week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    "Hey, Good Liukin" and Other Clever Signs Greet Gold Medalist Nastia

    Sarah McDaniel Nastia Liukin's pal Carly Patterson crashed the welcome-home party yesterday at DFW. Intern Courtney ended up at Dallas-Fort Worth International yesterday -- just in time for Nastia Liukin's meet-and-greet with the media and a few hundred well-wishers. Her account, along with some ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Maybe Nastia Will Get Another Gold After All. Doubt It, But, Still.

    At this very moment, Nastia Liukin's on her way to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for a 4:15 p.m. press conference -- where, no doubt, the Parker-living, Plano-training Olympian will be asked about stories circulating today concerning the age of Chinese gymnast He Kexin, who controversially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    Nastia's Back -- And You'd Best Make Your Travel Plans Accordingly

    I'm gonna buy one of these official Nastia Liukin "Big Swinger Double Buckle Grips." Only, I don't know how I'll use it just yet. In case you're traveling through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport tomorrow, be warned: Terminal B -- specifically, gate B-35 -- will be more than a little cram-pac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Collin County Confirmed as the Women’s Gymnastics Hub of the World

    Who knew the Olympics' Golden Girls live just north of here? As usual, I didn’t make time to watch the Olympics last night. But I heard we have another “home-grown” golden girl. What Carly Patterson did for Allen, Nastia Liukin will apparently do for Parker. Which prompts two respo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Carly Who? I Kid, I Kid.

    Looks like SEGA made the right decision putting Parker's Nastia Liukin on the cover of its Beijing 2008 Olympics video game. Here's something, then, for those who were up too late to watch morning TV: She and silver medalist Shawn Johnson were on Today today. But, hey there, what happened to Katie C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008