Richie Whitt

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    November 6, 2013

    Richie Whitt, Sports Writer and Talker, Has a New Pizza-and-Beer Delivery Service

    Remember Richie Whitt? He was the sports columnist for the Observer for six years before he was lost to layoffs in 2011 and went into radio full-time. His loyal commenters, a real haggard bunch, laid siege on City of Ate after he left, peppering the blog with unsavory comments and a few good recipes ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Richie Whitt is Writing an Epic Tell-All Blog on How Greggo Got Them Fired From The Fan

    Richie Whitt and Greg "Greggo" Williams have now had two months to reflect on CBS's unceremonious cancellation of The Rage, their drive-time sports talk show on 105.3 The Fan, and they've come to starkly different conclusions. Greggo chalked it all up to ratings, which he says had dropped. Whitt, ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Picture Show: Super Bowl XLV Media Day Charges on in the Cold

    All photos by Richie Whitt​It's damn, damn cold out there, but Super Bowl XLV Media Day continued on this morning as promised. Richie will be along later with more observations from Media Day, but in the meantime he's forwarded a few photos to give y'all a glimpse of the happenings. Make the jum ... More >>

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    May 1, 2010

    Sportatorium: Happy Birthday To ... Us!

    ​I'm like you, I didn't know if this thing would make it two weeks. But, whatdya know, all the sudden it's been two years. Seems like just yesterday we launched this lil' corner of the blogosphere. After 730 days, 1,370 items and more than 20,500 comments we've survived to our second bir ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Whitt's End: 1.22.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Been meaning to get to this, but The Ticket is so dominant in Metroplex sports talk radio that at this point it's like digging up Barbaro for another kick to the ribs. In December 1310 AM The Tick ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    And The Winner Is...

    ​What can you say about a week where one commenter uses the word "yum," another lets "yucky" slip into a post and someone else writes "to die for"? Oh, and to top it off, djs added the phrase "I like beets" to a story.Weeks like this make us want to drink distilled beet juice.OK--so it wasn't suc ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    And The Winner Is...

    Among the NFL's labia-friendly rules changes for 2009 are that defenders knocked to the ground can't tackle quarterbacks and kicking teams can't bunch together more than five players for an on-sides kick attempt. A discussion on new pads to protect players' ovaries was tabled.Richie Whitt in the Obs ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Video of the Week: The 2008 NFL Season in 4:32

    To quote Brad Sham: "What a pitiful display by the Dallas Cowboys." And, to think, we thought they'd still be playing come 2009. - Richie Whitt  

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    January 6, 2009

    Gawd, I'm Glad the Holidays are Over. Wait ... What?

    Emerging from behind the crates of discounted champagne and bins of 4-for-1 gift-wrapping paper, this decided to commence its annual tormenting of the male species last night at my local Tom Thumb. Kill. Me. Now. - Richie Whitt

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    January 5, 2009

    The Master Cleanser: Day 1

    Status: Green Weight: 171.1 Mood: Optimistic Committed Apprehensive So, this is it? 2009 rings in and we're left to deal with no Cowboys, medicore Mavericks and a hockey team void of Brenden Morrow, Sean Avery and post-season potential? Bor-ring. I know, let's spice things up a bit. With ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008

    Don't Read This If You're Determined to be Scrooge

    One of the greatest games in the history of football was played in our back yard recently. Consider it the pigskin version of It's A Wonderful Life. Merry Christmas, sports. - Richie Whitt

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    December 19, 2008

    Whitt's End

     Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week - even the end of the year -  welcome to Whitt's End: *Hold your horses if you thought tonight's concert by Russ Martin and his band at Joe Avezzano's joint up in Frisco was going to A) turn into a bashfest of ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Holiday Greetings

    Since I'll be on vacation the next two weeks, things will be a tad slower here in The Sportatorium until 2009. Slower, I said. Not stagnant. Between visits to/from family and frantically reaching my 2008 party quota, I'll still make time to post about Cowboys' games, major news events and ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Guess Who's on the Cover of This Week's Dallas Observer?

    Your hints: *His next NFL interception will be his first. *I had to drive 250 miles to interview him. *He's a good guy who made a really bad decision. *One of the major players in his life story has a mangled left leg, resides in Israel and refused comment for my feature. *Likewise, the Dallas Cowbo ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    What's In My Closet?

    'Scuse the mess, but this morning I'm rummaging through my closet looking for some stuff for an upcoming Observer cover story I'm working on.But, instead, I found junk. Lots and lots of junk. It's official, I'm a pack rat. All contained within one spare-bedroom closet. But it's there. All packy and ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Video of the Week: Fang-tastic?!

       You've probably seen Twilight. You likely watched at least some of HBO's TrueBlood. And, considering it's suddenly trendy to be all vampirey, you've at least tinkered with the idea of checking out the new Vampire Lounge over on Harry Hines.    But, have you ever seen a real v ... More >>

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    November 17, 2008

    Dallas Mavericks' Owner Mark Cuban Charged With Insider Trading

    Uh-oh. Breaking news this morning that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Mavs' owner Mark Cuban with insider trading, stemming from a 2004 sale of stock in an Internet company. Me? I dunno the diff between "insider trading" and a "hot stock tip", but I do this ain't goo ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Video of the Week: Cowboys and Indians

    Has there ever been a better montage ruined by a worse soundtrack? Discuss. – Richie Whitt

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    November 7, 2008

    Video of the Week: Optical Disillusion

    I don’t believe in ghosts. Skeptical about spirits. But something about this car just ain’t right. In fact, I had to watch it twice just to make sure I thought I saw what I think I was seeing. Don’t want to spoil it, but I’ve never seen a vehicle do anything like that. Much less make a s ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    Video of the Week: Cool or Cruel?

    A) Poor sportsmanship. B) Innovative offensive genius we need to hire to call plays for Brad Johnson. – Richie Whitt

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    October 10, 2008

    Video of the Week: I Dare You Not to Bob Your Head to this Violin

    I could try to pretend this is a sporty sorta item ... or I could just provide my two-word review: Awe. Some.– Richie Whitt

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    October 8, 2008

    Texas-OU: Cue the Goose Bumps

    If this doesn’t get you ready for Saturday then nothing can. In fact, Longhorn, Sooner or otherwise, you could probably hear that music at a Briss and bolt out the door ready to tackle somebody. For more Texas-OU inspiration I wrote a column in a fancy advertising section of this week’s pape ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    Was It That Obvious?

    The same. But different. Checked out the front page of SportsDay this morning – resplendent with its, hey, a clever photo of a half-empty/half-full glass! – and it got me to theorizing: a) Dallas’ Only Daily reads Sportatorium. b) Great minds think alike. c) Who am I kidding? S ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008

    Right or Wrong, You Gotta Admit This is Ballsy

    Wow! It's also scary how much racism lurks still today.-- Richie Whitt

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    September 18, 2008

    Can You Imagine If Bear Stearns Sponsored the Dallas Cowboys?

    Reminds me of when Ameriquest sponsored the Rangers' ballpark. Except Man U doesn't suck. While yesterday pondering what it’s going to be like during next week's dawning of this century's Great Depression, I stumbled upon a Champions League footie match on ESPN2 featuring Manchester United and ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008

    Hey, Look Over Here. It's Next Year!

    While slumbering along toward the finish line of a disappointing 2008, your Texas Rangers today are providing a distraction: Their 2009 schedule, otherwise known as next year's map to failure. The Rangers open 2009 on Monday, April 6 at home against the Cleveland Indians. Here's betting they ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Good News. Bad News.

    The good: Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman is running around the field in warm-ups. Looks like he'll play, but I bet he won't start. The bad: Texas Stadium is blaring that annoying and -- at least I thought -- forgotten "Um-buh-rella-uh" song. Ay. Ay. Ay.-- Richie Whitt

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    September 9, 2008

    The Return of Lance Legstrong!

    Wow! Dust off your Livestrong bracelets and prepare to make molehills out of mountains. Lance Armstrong, the 7-time Tour de France champ and Plano East High School alum, is baaaack. -- Richie Whitt

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    August 25, 2008

    Guess Where I Was Saturday Night

    In the end, I'm not totally convinced that it matters. Name this band and win – oh, I dunno – a year’s free subscription to The Sportatorium? Find and return a certain sportswriter's shoe somewhere in the mosh pit and win two years. By the way, best concert this summer. Hands. Down. -- ... More >>

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    August 15, 2008

    Today’s Sign of the Apocalypse

    Three yards and a cloud of ... California rolls? Sushi? At a Texas high school football game? The sound you hear is Tom Landry, rolling over in his grave. -- Richie Whitt

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    August 14, 2008

    This Just In: Tell Laura Miller to Cancel the Rangers’ Parade

    Sorry Rangers fans. It's half-empty. No, really. I wanted to pen something positive and insightful and detailed and basebally about the Rangers’ most important series of the season. But I just couldn’t get past this: The last two nights against the team they’re “chasing” in the Wil ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008

    Your New Live 105.3 Midday Hosts: Ben & Skin

    Bob and Dan vs. Ben and Skin. Delicious. Another radio industry source tells me just now that Live 105.3 is indeed shifting its midday focus toward sports and former Ticket hosts. But instead of Greg Williams and Mike Fisher, Ben & Skin have landed the gig. Commencing 8.25.08. -- Richie ... More >>

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    August 11, 2008

    There’s No Joy In Mudville

    Silver medals never tasted so bitter. Get those cards, flowers and strip-o-grams coming, I need a lil’ pick-me-up. Not because the Cowboys lost or the Rangers’ annual summer fade is in hyper-drive. Alas, my tennis team came this close to winning the USTA 3.5 Texas sectional championship ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    Radio Daze Craze

    Obviously you guys get turned on by tuning in. I repeat, I’m not an Ed Bark starter kit attempting to become Dallas’ radio beat reporter. But, then again – in the essence of “the customer is always right” – here’s the latest news that filled my email and voice mail while I was ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008
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    June 9, 2008

    Pony Up. Or Pony High?

    SMU’s basketball team is back safely and successfully from its summer camp in Africa. If you’re interested, head coach Matt Doherty will provide details tonight at 8 on KRLD 1080 AM. I don’t expect an explanation of the above video, which seems to be SMU football players dancing. But I’d ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008

    Update: Central’s HOV Lane Still Drives Me (and, Apparently Others) Crazy.

    This caption is flat-out stupid. Debris? Exposed bolts? Flats? I believe this falls under the category of “Toldja.” -- Richie Whitt

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    May 30, 2008

    Best. Headline. Ever.

    Sometimes, despite having no punch line or manufacturing no local angle, I stumble upon stories just too good not to share. Like, say, this one. -- Richie Whitt

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    May 27, 2008

    The Chicago Cubans? Say It Ain’t So

    Enough with the flirting. Dear Mr. Cuban, Please don’t do it. I know you love baseball and the spotlight and you have more money than Sri Lanka, but don’t buy the Chicago Cubs. I know you’re more than thinking about it. You want it. And I don’t blame you. It’s one of the coole ... More >>

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    May 12, 2008

    Tony Romo 'Serenades' Wrigley. Or Is The Appropriate Verb 'Tortures'?

    Thanks to Ozzy Osbourne and Mike Ditka, this is not the worst 7th inning stretch in the history of the friendly confines. -- Richie Whitt

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    May 6, 2008

    Corny/Offensive Joke of the Day

    Why was Big Brown so happy after winning the Kentucky Derby?

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    May 2, 2008

    And Then – Just Like That – There Were Only Three Candidates to Coach Mavs

    Too much to ask for this guy? Guess so. According to Mike Fisher – as Mavs-connected as anyone in this town -- over at, the Mavs have narrowed their coaching search to Mike D’Antoni, Rick Carlisle and Jeff Van Gundy. Two reactions: 1. Dang that was fast. 2. ... More >>

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    May 2, 2008

    Programming Note

    This picture isn't me, my office or my pointy lamp. Nonethless, I'll try to blog on weekends. Try. Stay tuned. -- Richie Whitt

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    March 3, 2008

    Your Daily Jason Kidd Oops Update

    On second thought, maybe Avery Johnson was right to bench Jason Kidd during crunch time. The newest Mav hideously short-armed a free throw that would’ve tied yesterday’s loss to the Lakers with 10 seconds remaining. After Kidd’s gaffe, Kobe Bryant polished off a 52-point masterpiece with two f ... More >>

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    November 6, 2007

    And Then There Were Two

    Last week’s death of The Sports Fan 990 AM was a total surprise. Or. Not. The struggling radio station with the questionable leadership and the meek signal failed to see its first birthday, pulling the plug and forgoing its all-sports format for what – last I checked – sounded like old-time g ... More >>

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    June 19, 2007

    Tom Hicks and Jon Daniels Can't Wait to Meet You!

    Your Texas Rangers have the worst record in the majors: 26 wins and 43 losses. So of course owner Tom Hicks would give general manager Jon Daniels a contract extension through the 2009 season; only makes sense, when you think about it. And if you're in the mood to ask Hicks, "Like, WTF, dude?" do f ... More >>

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    October 26, 2006

    We Said a Bad Word

    So far, we've received more than 75 letters from would-be proofreaders "correcting" Richie Whitt's lead on his sports column this week. For the record, "two shits passing in the night" was not a typo. It was a joke or--as one letter writer corrected me when I 'splained--an attempted joke. So far, t ... More >>

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    March 30, 2006

    Dirk's Little Secret

    In an exclusive investigative report, we discover another all-star facet to the main Mav

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