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  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Dallas Police Finally Break Silence on Fruit Ninja Incident [Updated]

    In case you missed it, the Dallas Police Department tweeted the following over the weekend: "@DallasPD: I just sliced 38 fruit in Classic Mode on Fruit Ninja for iPhone!" This was followed quickly by a retraction: "Our apologies for the fruit Ninja tweet sent earlier. One of our kids played the game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Fine, You Wanna "Trade Tony Romo"! Um, For Whom, Exactly?

    ​In the wake of his infuriating, game-losing Texas two-stub Sunday night in New York, Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo is in the middle of a familiar tug-o'-war. In this corner: Supporters who claim he's an elite player who simply, spectacularly goofed up trying to aggressively make ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011

    Rob Ryan Sure Can Talk, But Can He Coach?

    The stats say no. Here's hoping the stats lie.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Your Sneak Peek at Most Eligible Dallas

    Tara Harper​Maybe you recall: About three months ago Bravo sent word that some time over the summer it would debut Most Eligible Dallas, wherein the city "serves as the sexy backdrop for this jaw-dropping docu-series that follows a group of successful friends living it up like only Texas socialite ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.10.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *In 31 years of basketball, the Dallas Mavericks have won a combined (regular season and playoffs) 1,349 games. One more in Miami either Sunday or Tuesday and they are NBA Champions. *Histor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Dallas To Provide "The Sexy Backdrop" For Bravo's New Swingingly Single Socialites Show

    Word is this Oakland Raider is one of Dallas's Most Eligible. Or something?​At this very moment, Bravo bigwigs are gathering in New York to announce the network's latest lineup of reality programs, which will include The Therapists ("Centered on some of the top private practices in Los Angeles ... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    March Madness, NFL Style: DeMarcus Ware a Madden Cover Boy?

    ​While in the midst of a lockout, the NFL owners and players these days can't even agree on what they disagree on. What to do for a football junkie? I know, let's have a March Madness-style tournament, the winner of which gets as his prize: The cover of the Madden 2012 video game. Wait, what? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Dallas Cowboys' Draft Needs: How About a Safe(ty) Pick

    ​Enough of this asinine stuff about "best player available." What if, somehow, at No. 9 in April's NFL Draft that player happens to be a tight end? A weakside linebacker? A punter? Or, God and Tim Cowlishaw forbid, a quarterback? Under that premise, the Cowboys - 6-10 and desperate for help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Listomania: The 15 Best NFL Team Anthems

    ​This whole "Super Bowl" thing has been pretty unavoidable this year -- and, for obvious reasons, infinitely more so in these parts than in years past. Then again, with media all over the place, thousands of out-of-town-guests, and an alleged 100,000 hookers (or not) converging in the metroplex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Eagles 30, Cowboys 27: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. DeSean Jackson is fun to watch, and so easy to hate. After his 91-yard catch-and-run touchdown he stopped at the 1 and slowly fell backward into the end zone. Where's George Teague when you need him? 9. At 4-9 the Cowboys are officially losers (for the first time since '04) and  ... More >>

  • News

    September 2, 2010
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    August 19, 2010
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    August 13, 2010

    Whitt's End: 8.13.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Best news for your Texas Rangers is that they're not only successful, but extremely popular. Thursday night's Cliff Lee-pitched loss to the New York Yankees was not only a sellout, but also the hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    This Just In: People That Aren't Us Hate Jerry Jones

    ​Is it because he's so powerful? So rich? So over-the-top passionate? Or is it because he's won three Super Bowls? Built an unprecedented stadium that is gobbling up sports? Or kept his team popular, relevant and "successful" despite only one playoff win in 13 years? Whatever the reason, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    The Top 5 Uniforms in the History of Your Texas Rangers

    ​The Texas Rangers broke a four-game losing streak last night with a 9-6 walloping of the Chicago White Sox. But they didn't look good doing it. I know those white beanies atop their head were special Memorial Day caps, but in a word ... Godawful. The Colonial the other day had a pink out. Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys' Pre-Season Schedule is All Over the Map

    ​Five games. Three time zones. Two training camps. Your Dallas Cowboys are certainly expanding their brand as America's Team. But is such nomadic pre-season good for them? The Cowboys will travel almost 5,000 miles this summer, compared to only 852 for the New York Giants. I think jet lag is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    Wowboys 24, 'Fraiders 7: My Top 10 Observations

    Welcome back. We missed you.​10. A win? Meh. Stats schmatts. Turkey? Whatever. Not to name drop or pound my chest or launch a pre-emptive-strike excuse for whatever distracted drivel may follow, but the highlight of a certain dorky sportswriter/radio host's Thanksgiving  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day Games

    ​The turkey. The dressing. The relatives and the heartburn, neither of which will leave. The red kettle. The grandiose halftime show, this year featuring Daughtry. The - usually anyway - Cowboys' victory. Ah, Thanksgiving. The elements are similar, but tomorrow will be the first Thanksgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    From America's Team to Anonymity's Team

    The Dallas Cowboys and their new $1 billion stadium don't have a corporate naming partner. (My idea looks better by the day.) Or, for that matter, an exclusive date with a TV network for the sparkling joint's NFL debut. To which I say, fantastic! Let me repeat the off-season mantra I've en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    As General Motors Tries to Move Cars Off the Lot, It Turns to One Local Saturn Dealer

    Jim Smith's been a hard man to track down this a.m. -- though, seeing as how he divides his time between his three Saturn dealerships (in Irving, Lewisville and Plano), that's completely understandable. (And, as a former wide receiver for the USFL's Birmingham Stallions and the Pittsburgh Steelers a ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Whitt's End: 1.16.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *My summation of Thursday's dramatic plane crash/rescue in New York's Hudson River: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!! *Found it funny that, although the crash happened at 2:30, Larry Kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Final NFL Quarterback Rankings

    According to the Pro Bowl, Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner are the two best NFL quarterbacks of 2008. According to me, nonsense. Warner has the best receivers in the league and throws in the worst division in football. Manning was steady, but hardly spectacular. My rankings, which take into acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 16

    Tony Romo, all is forgiven. At least for a week. After one of the most Gawd-awful performances of his career - or, let's face it, any career - in Pittsburgh, the Cowboys' quarterback went out Sunday night and padded his legacy with a game straight from Hollywood. Aching back and nagging teammat ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    Dallas Cowboys Are No. 1! At Least in Something.

    Haven't seen this much. In the stands or in the end zone. According to a missive I received recently from the NFL’s shopping center, the Cowboys will kill the Redskins on Sunday. In merchandise sales, that is. From April 1 to Oct. 15 of this year, the Cowboys were – yes, again – the NF ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 11

    Okay Mr. $67 Million, let's see you build some Romomentum. To me, Sunday’s game at Washington is make-or-break for the Cowboys. It’s playoffs or implosion. They need Tony Romo to be at his substance-over-style best. People out at Valley Ranch are telling me that his little funk is over. ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

    Please, for the love of God, rescue us! You catch any of Steelers over Redskins last night? Weird. Could’ve sworn I saw Pittsburgh lose its starting quarterback to an injury, only to insert a backup who actually helped them win the game. I know. Crazy. By my count six backup quarterbac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

    Hey, at least he's better than Brooks Bollinger. Or is he? Now that you’re with me on Brad Johnson -- you are with me, right? – would you rather see Brooks Bollinger try to guide the Cowboys to a win, or at least a touchdown, Sunday in New York while trying to climb out of my rankings’ cel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 8

    Toldja. Pacman is in rehab. Wade Phillips isn’t in limbo. The Cowboys are in trouble. Most importantly, Tony Romo’s pinkie is still in a cast. I’ve already sliced and diced Brad Johnson and the loss to the Rams. Let’s make this short and sweet: Romo plays Sunday or else Dallas h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    BREAKING NEWS: T. Boone Pickens Tours Cotton Bowl, Considers Tech-OSU in Big D

    Someday soon his money and moxie may make an annual trek to our Cotton Bowl. Texas-OU has temporarily left the building. But – surprise! – another big-time college football game may be permanently on its way to the reupholstered Cotton Bowl. A month after Texas Tech chancellor Kent Hance ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

    This week's Top 5 clash: Romo v. Warner. Two observations from last weekend: Neither Sage Rosenfelds, nor Drew Brees, will ever climb to No. 1 in these rankings. Rosenfelds, because he’s skittish enough to produce three turnovers on his team’s final 10 snaps in a gut-wrenching, come-from ... More >>

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    September 30, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

    His arrow is suddenly pointing down. Don’t look now, but just guess who has the best passer rating in the NFL? Not Brady nor Manning nor Romo nor … Would you believe this guy? Believe it. Six touchdowns will do that for you. As for the rest of the NFL’s quarterbacks, Green Bay’s ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

    Down. But certainly not out. It’s tough to demote a quarterback with five touchdowns, the NFL’s most 20 -yard passes and a 3-0 record. But it’s also tough to ignore Tony Romo’s Red Zone gaffes. Against Cleveland Romo threw an interception in the end zone. Against Philadelphia he trie ... More >>

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    September 16, 2008
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    September 9, 2008

    Week 2 NFL Quarterback Rankings

    From undrafted free agent to the cover of SI to the top of my rankings. Not bad, kid. Not bad at all. My first installment was such an, um, hit, that I decided, what the heck, let’s make this is a weekly staple. Everyone loves quarterbacks. Sports geeks love rankings. I love criticism. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2008

    Ask A Mexican

    Fanatics tend to be rude, no matter where they're from—except maybe St. Louis

  • News

    March 20, 2008

    Maverick Madness

    Better late than never, let's hear it for U-T-Yay!

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2007

    Double Time

    Matisse's bronze age spreads across two museums

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2006

    This T.O., We Like

    T.O. Souryal, head doc for the Mavs, has a heart--and a defibrillator, if your heart needs one. Till I read this this morning, I had no idea some 5,000 to 7,000 kids in the U.S. die each year from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year. That sucks. But Dr. T.O. Souryal, a radio talk-show host and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2006

    Dead Presidents

    Why is Lincoln Kennedy so danged happy? Maybe it's because the former Raider's getting a shot at being a Cowboy during training camp. Two words this morning: Lincoln Kennedy. Been a while since you heard that name, eh? Well, you'll be hearing it again later today as the Dallas Cowboys bring in the f ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Fast Track

    Former Cowboy's big dreams diverted to small schools

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    February 2, 2006

    Play It Forward

    Sports' smallest acts often come laced with giant implications

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    September 2, 2004

    Tough Love

    Can Julius Jones win a place in Parcells' heart? Assuming Parcells has one, of course.

  • News

    September 12, 2002

    WWJD?

    Plus: Dalbie and Tex, A List

  • Culture

    February 26, 1998

    Black out

    Jerry Jones didn't hire a black head coach. Does that make him a racist?

  • Culture

    September 21, 1995

    Big men, big houses

    For one sports star, home is where the bowling alley is

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