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  • News

    January 23, 2014

    Mike Bacsik's Radio Rebirth

    After Tweeting his way into infamy, former pitcher and sports-talker Mike Bacsik is getting a second chance. Does he deserve one?

  • News

    July 4, 2013

    Not So Minor League

    Cheap beer, affordable tickets, swanky surroundings — what’s not to like about minor and independent league baseball parks?

  • Music

    August 2, 2012
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    August 2, 2012

    The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List

    100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    The Top 5 Greatest Games in the History of Dirk Nowitzki

    ​For once and all, he pronounces it "No-WIT-skee." Has since the day he stepped off the plane from Germany back in 1998 and arrived at the Mavs' old practice facility at the Baylor-Tom Landry Center in Dallas. You call him "No-VIT-skee"? He shrugs. Doesn't care. Likewise, it doesn't bother h ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​Game 1   at Dallas       Sat.                    8:30 (ESPN) Game 2   at Dallas       Tue.    &nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    The Mavericks Need to Start Talking and Mark Cuban Wants the Media to Stop Writing

    ​Whether his angle is salient or not, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn't afraid to talk. And it seems veteran guard Jason Terry is popping off every other week about the Mavs catching the Spurs or having the best bench in the NBA or something else equally daft. But, as has been the case ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Mavs Win; Jason Kidd Scores; Jason Terry Gets Carried Away

    ​Landmark win by your Dallas Mavericks last night at American Airlines Center, 109-100, over the Los Angeles Lakers? Maybe. But, eh, probably not. Most important, it broke a six-game losing streak. But it also lets them boast this achievement: Wins this season over the Spurs, Celtics, H ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Think I'm Nuts For Calling Mavs the NBA's Best? I've Got Your Power Rankings Right Here.

    ​After the Dallas Mavericks disposed of the Miami Heat for the second time last week, I boldly said they were the NBA's best team at the time. My opinion stood firm as they overcame 26 points and 23 rebounds from Dwight Howard to beat the Orlando Magic before taking a five-day break. One of the c ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 21, 2010

    After Big Win in Miami, Mavs Look Like the Best Team Out There. Yup, I Just Said That.

    Sam Merten​The Mavericks are calling themselves streak busters after ending the Heat's 12-game winning streak in Miami, but they should be calling themselves the best team in the NBA at this point in the season. After all, it was Mark Cuban who dubbed the Heat as the league's best team a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Hey, the Dallas Mavericks are Finally Winners!

    ​Where were you on October  11, 1980? I was inside Reunion Arena, watching the Dallas Mavericks and guys like Winford Boynes and Tom LaGarde somehow beat George Gervin and the San Antonio Spurs, 103-92, in their inaugural game as an NBA franchise. At 1-0 - at least for a night - th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Walmart Needs Friends. Hungry Need Food. So...

    ​With 22 days left for online voting, Dallas is trailing the leader in a Walmart-sponsored contest for food bank funding by more than 11,000 votes. Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" program pits the nation's 100 metropolitan areas with the highest rates of food hardship against one another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Ready or Not, Here Comes Basketball Season

    ​With the Cowboys' hopes buried, the Rangers' pursuit of Cliff Lee still a week from climax and the leftover turkey all but scarfed, time for your Mavericks to snatch our attention. If they haven't already. In case you're one of those that refuses to pay attention to basketball before Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    If Only Martellus Bennett Could Play Football

    ​At this rate, Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett will finish the season with more apologies than catches. Again yesterday Marty B was trying to explain another episode of "embarrassing the franchise", this time when nude self-portraits showed up on the internet at a site called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Mike Modano: OUR Star Could Become THEIR Star

    ​After saying that he's 75-percent leaning toward not retiring and playing hockey again next season, all-time star of the Dallas Stars Mike Modano is now thinking the unthinkable - putting on the sweater of another team. Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wings? Criiiiiiiiiiinge. It's still a situ ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010
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    May 11, 2010

    Mark Cuban d. Ross Perot Jr. 6-2, 6-1, 6-0

    NBA.com​During his 1996 introductory press conference at Reunion Arena in which he bought the Dallas Mavericks from founding father Don Carter, Ross Perot Jr. offered a simple, serious question: "How many players are on the court?" And that, my friends, is all you need to know about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Dallas Mavericks: Where Do We Go Now?

    ​I was really excited - re-invested, as it were - in the Dallas Mavericks and this year's NBA Playoffs. The team was poised. The games are fun. The conversations about the games are entertaining. The city is empowered by the wins and somehow galvanized by the losses. But, alas, the circus ten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.30.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to pay our last respects to the 2010 Dallas Mavericks. In life, they were an entertaining bunch. Fun. Fast. Full of energy and entertainment. But i ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    April 19, 2010

    Mavericks 100, Spurs 94: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Asked Mavs owner Mark Cuban on his Stairmaster last night if he was serious about his story of almost imploding the team in late January before finding the Caron Butler trade: "Absolutely the truth. Ask my wife." 9. In crunch time, it was Jason Kidd on Manu Ginobli. He doesn't always sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Dallas Mavericks: We're (Almost) No. 2!

    ​Get ready for Mavs-Spurs. And I don't mean just in Wednesday night's regular-season finale at American Airlines Center. I mean in the playoffs. Yes, again. With a walk-in-the-park, 23-point win over the ridiculous Clippers Monday night in Los Angeles, the Mavericks clinched at least the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    What Am I Gonna Do Now That Cowboys Season is Over? Laugh.

    During the 1999 NBA Finals between the Spurs and Knicks I was in New York, covering the series for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. After a particularly long, fun and, yes, expensive off night at this fine establishment, I awoke at around 4 a.m. sprawled out on my hotel bed. Boxers only. Half-eaten b ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    October 27, 2009

    Happy Basketball! Do You Believe in These Dallas Mavericks?

    Dirk looks excited about the season. You?​Last time we saw our Dallas Mavericks it wasn't pretty was ugly. Jason Terry was flopping (only 15 points per game), the defense was floundering (surrendering 115 per game) and owner Mark Cuban was flapping (his gums at Kenyon Martin's mom) in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Your ... Dall-LLUS ... GENERALS ... ?

    ​Don't look now, but retro is current. As a kid I remember Dad taking me to Fair Park Coliseum to watch an ABA team called the Dallas Chaparrals. They had the red-white-blue basketball. Wooden bleachers. A hand-operated scoreboard. They had my favorite player - Laverne Tart - and his red ... More >>

  • News

    July 2, 2009
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    May 14, 2009

    Mavericks-Nuggets: A Requiem in 5 Predictable Parts

    No Jason Terry. No Gatorade dump. Hindsight, they say, is 20/20. Sometimes, unfortunately, so is foresight. On Friday, May 1 I picked the Denver Nuggets to eliminate the Dallas Mavericks in five games. Last night it came to pass, in the form of Nuggets 124, Mavs 110. Dirk Nowitzki was as grit ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2009
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    October 23, 2008

    NBA GMs Aren't Impressed With Your Dallas Mavericks

    Rick Carlisle's in-game adjustments. And prayer. That's what this Mavs' season comes down to? As the Mavs head into tonight’s preseason finale, a bit more disrespect comes their way. A little more poison into which they can dip their arrows and place in their quivers for the season of retribut ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008
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    May 6, 2008

    At Least I Got Two Predictions Right

    Who knew this trade would be disastrous? Um, yours truly. I thought the Internet was a fad. I was convinced Tom Landry would never ever never get fired (or die). And I just knew Anna Kournikova was built to win at least one Grand Slam. But last winter, even this blind squirrel found two nuts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2008

    Avery Gets a New Web Site

    Avery Johnson's decision to bench Jason Kidd in the final seconds of last night's loss to the San Antonio Spurs has led to the inevitable: a new Web site called ... you guessed it .... FireAvery.com. Right now, it's just a photo and a couple of sentences; but its creator promises, "More coming soon. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007
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    June 1, 2007

    Fin-tastic!

    Given that the Mavs are paying Michael Finley $35 mil over the next two years, we're gonna have to root for him come Finals time. If not Dirk, then who? As in, what player with strong Mavericks ties most deserves an NBA championship? Michael Finley, that’s who. You remember him, right? Played eig ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 2, 2006

    Trophy Hunt

    The Mavs get back to it

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2006

    Seventh Heaven

    As a player, Avery Johnson spurred the Mavs to win their Game 7 semifinal against the Kings in 2003. Can he do it as the team's head coach tonight? On May 17, 2003, the Dallas Mavericks were about to host the Sacramento Kings in Game 7 of the NBA's Western Conference Semifinals. In their American Ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2006

    Let's Get Nuts!

    Jason Terry won't be there, but the rest of Dallas should be. When the Dallas Mavericks host the San Antonio Spurs tonight at 8:30 in Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals at the American Airlines Center, it will be this town's most important sporting event since the Dallas Cowboys hosted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2006

    F Off, Finley

    In case you haven't heard the ridiculous news yet, the Mavs have taken a serious blow to their lineup for tomorrow night's playoff game against the Spurs. Starting guard Jason Terry has received a one-game suspension for "punching San Antonio's Michael Finley" during last night's game. Really? Watch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    Be Like Dirk

    And learn David Hasselhoff's "Looking For Freedom," the Knight Rider's 1989 "hit" credited with, oh, tearing down the Berlin Wall. (Well, that's what Hasselhoff says.) Now, it's being touted as the reason Nowitzki's such a clutch free-throw shooter: The Mav says here that when he's at the charity st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2006

    As Good As It Gets

    I went to the American Airlines Center Monday night and was reminded why we love sports: because for three heart-stopping, adrenalin-pumping hours, we forgot about the first ex-wife, the second mortgage and the four tires that need rotating. Mavs 123, Spurs 118 had everything. Villains (Tim Duncan) ... More >>

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    May 12, 2006
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    April 27, 2006
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    March 3, 2006

    Dirk Diggling

    He's an ber-talented freak, a legit MVP candidate and the best player on one of the NBA's best teams. But at the biggest times in the biggest game of the season, a 98-89 loss to the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night, Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki wasn't good enough--or even good. The leader of the tea ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Lancing Plano

    Plus: Wish You Were Here; Clues for Camp

  • News

    May 22, 2003

    Hot in Here

    Deep in the playoffs, Cuban keeps the heat on Nellie

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Back to the Future

    For Dirk, Don and the Mavs to compete with the Lakers, they'll have to look to an unlikely source for inspiration: the late-'80s teams of Mark Aguirre and Dick Motta

  • News

    May 21, 1998

    A bush league of their own

    Long before the Texas Rangers, major-league baseball was played in Dallas by a minor-league team called the Dallas Eagles

  • Culture

    December 4, 1997

    Foul trouble

    The Mavericks are losing games--and faith in head coach Jim Cleamons

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