Anyone who has ever watched college sports has seen more than their fair share of those NCAA commercials emphasizing the 'student-athletes who are going pro in something other than sports.' After all, they're shown during every single commercial break. So, I decided to look into some of the NCAA's ... More >>
This weekend begins our annual North Texas exchange program, with dozens of you heading down to weird ol' Austin for ACL, and roughly millions heading to DFW from Austin and surrounding cities for the Red River Rivalry on Saturday. Go sports! Look, the game is taken care of. You have already picke ... More >>
Peja Stojakovic? Sure, he'll help the Dallas Mavericks. With the way their offense has bogged lately anyone that can shoot is going to be a bonus. But he's a small, perhaps minuscule step in the right direction. He's no solution. No final piece to the puzzle that is currently scattered all over th ... More >>
Bye-bye Big, um, Red?Since 1994 we've enjoyed the Big 12 Conference. Offices based here. Alumni living here. Championship games played here. Savor it. Because, perhaps as early as Friday, it begins to crumble. With the Big 12 having slapped a Friday deadline on Nebraska to essentially comm ... More >>
Har Mar SuperstarThe Lounge on Elm StreetOctober 16, 2009Better than: watching the Sooners get beat again.From the time Har Mar Superstar strolled onto stage with his Lone Star tallboy, it was clear he was there to party. The bad part? There were only 50 or so people there to party with him.And, ... More >>
A hell of a lot to wade through this week, mostly thanks to the state fair.Two things before we get to the non-winners. First, I think I found a way to rid my desk of some of the accumulated junk...uh, I mean, of the highly sought after prizes, which this week would have included a handsome coffe ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dallas Police Chief David Kunkel can apologize all he wants for the indefensible actions of Robert Powell, but unless the officer is fired it will be a complete and utter injustice. Powell, who detai ... More >>
Bad, but nowhere near the worst.Dear LeBron James, Just ask, and I'm sure Dancing With The Stars will have you on their ridiculously cheesy show next season. I'm sure millions of potato-chip snackin' housewives would be fixated on your every silly, pre-fabricated step. But as a bask ... More >>
Tonight's the next chapter in one of sports' best rivalries. That's right, I said best.To be a true sports rivalry - more than just a plethora of games between teams in close proximity (see Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals) - the meetings between opponents must: *Take place at a ... More >>
Patrick MichelsJames Madison High recruits watch game highlights on an overhead video screen.On this (overhyped?) National Letter of Intent Signing Day, high schoolers all over the country chose which school they'd be suiting up for next. For some, it was as simple as faxing in a signed letter (a mi ... More >>
Lufkin High School's Jamarkus McFarland, a highly coveted defensive tackle, committed to the University of Oklahoma yesterday; Merry Christmas, Sooner Nation. And it's a double kick to the Longhorns' pants: The University of Texas had hoped to land the 6-foot-3, 280-pounder, but instead a post-Texas ... More >>
That's what The Oklahoman is speculating this afternoon: OU and Brigham Young will kick off the 2009 college football season at Jerryworld in Arlington. And Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops didn't do much to stifle the speculation when asked for a comment today. Said Stoops, "Has that been released? A ... More >>
Can Jerry's boys turn around the December jinx?
I don't love Texas. I don't hate Oklahoma. But what transpired yesterday in the Big 12 is absolute bullshit. I know life ain't fair, but college football should be. Or at least it should use common sense trying. Let me apologize to Texas. I posted some of the bes ... More >>
Texas-OU is great and all, but what about the Cotton Bowl's other 51 Saturdays a year?
Olympic gymnasts flip out for audiences
BlackFinn takes the "Irish" out of Irish pub
Accused of killing a cop's son, Emily Dowdy learns the hard way that in Oklahoma City justice isn't blind. It works for the prosecution.
Lace up, Gramps
The Mercury's out. Club Manhattan is in.
Did the intern blow it? No.
I would tell you about the Big 12 tourney, but my stomach hurts
All year, we tell you who's been naughty. Now, a list of those whose work is nice.
Sixty thousand fans soak up OU-Texas flavor. One lost writer gets soaked.
Barry Switzer, "Football All the Way," Thursday at 6 p.m., KTCK-AM 1310
Dented reputation; Please, stop calling. Please; Dot-dot-dot stuff
October 8 - 14, 1998
The difference between the Stones' two area appearances was more setting than set list