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Sean Avery

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    January 20, 2011
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    February 10, 2010

    Hey, What Happened to Hockey?

    ​I still have a puck from the first Dallas Stars game, played at Reunion Arena on Oct. 5, 1993. Went to the game with Troy Aikman and I remember going into the locker room and meeting Mike Modano and seeing lots of hot women in the crowd and thinking "Whoa, ice is cool." Then along came Ken H ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    This Just In: Hockey is - Surprisingly - Still Alive

    Nothing says hockey like ... hotties?​Coulda swore the National Hockey League never returned from its 2005 lockout. No, wait, don't I sorta remember a hip little hiccup back in 2008? Honestly, they tell me there will be a Dallas Stars game down at American Airlines Center tonight. Marc ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    Shooting Star

    No doubt the man who once held the Cup now calls the shots.So I'm gone a week and two major coaching deals? Ron Washington: In. Dave Tippett: Out. How can that be? I'll get to Wash later this week, but I'm still trying to figure out new Stars' GM Joe Nieuwendyk's decision to replace the likea ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Horrible Ideas Edition

    Was just over on Unfair Park reading Schutze's take on the latest missle fired into the hull of the Trinity River Toll Road Waste Of Time Project. From the city that gave us the CueCat, plastic dividers on HOV lanes and P.C. Cobb Stadium downgraded into an InfoMart, this might be our dumbe ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    Dallas Stars Downsize, Upgrade?

    On second thought, two heads aren't better than one.Since two girlfriends = one problem, the Dallas Stars have abruptly ended their dual general managers experiement. Out: Brett Hull/Les Jackson. In: Joe Nieuwendyk. Strange as it is to be talking hockey in June - unless, of course, you l ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    The Top 10 Bodyguards in Case of Zombie Apocalypse

    So you're having a beer at your favorite watering hole. Next thing you know, zombies. Through the door. Crashing in the windows. Falling from the ceiling. Purgatory-confined, blood-thirsty zombies. Everywhere. This hasn't happened to me in a while, but when it does I want an athlete to be my bodygua ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.17.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If I were I am a betting man, and I am plunking down $1 that 105.3 The Fan and the Dallas Cowboys officially announce their flagship radio station partnership next week. Trust me when I say the deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    The Dallas Stars: Rest In Pieces

    Give the Dallas Stars credit for being spunky and resilient and stubbornly fun to watch. But the season's over, right? To me it ended Saturday in San Jose. Not just with the 5-2 loss to the Sharks, but more so with another major injury. This one to Brad Richards, who broke his left hand while hurryi ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    The Stars' Problem: Mike Nodano?

    1999 seems a millennium ago doesn't it?When we last left the Dallas Stars they were a mediocre, irrelevant team besieged by injuries, struggling to stay around .500 and in the Western Conference playoff hunt while blaming Sean Avery. This morning - after last night's 3-1 loss to the ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 3.6.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If you're breathlessly waiting to hear Mickey Spagnola's take on the Cowboys cutting Terrell Owens, you'll have to go here. Because, alas, The Ticket's beloved "Ranch Report" is no more. Remember,&nb ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Oscar Overhaul: Ahem, Where Was Sports?

    I generally agree with Jerry Seinfeld. On everything. Including the Oscars. During a show at, of all places, UTA's Texas Hall in '02 the comedian quipped, "Worst thing about The Oscars is that they never tell you the final scores. We're Americans. We not only want to know who won, but by h ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    New Sportatorium Feature: The Totally Unsubstantiated Rumor Mill

    Okay gang, I'm swamped up to here this week working on a Dallas Observer cover story for later this month. So I don't have the luxury of pouring economically dripping my usual time and/or effort into tracking down whispers. That said, I'd also never prevent a good rumor from potentially blossom ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.6.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So Jerry Jones wanted Dan Reeves to pledge working X amount of hours per week. Maybe it's part of the owner's new get-tough policy, but isn't that ridiculous? I seem to remember a head coach around here t ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Sean Avery Getting Closer to Being Some Other Team's Sloppy Seconds. Or Fourths.

    Reports out of Canada this week have Sean Avery back on the ice by next week, around the same time he wraps up his stint in the NHL and NHLPA's Behavioral Modification program. But Dallas Stars manager of hockey administration Mark Janko tells Unfair Park this morning that Sean Avery can't really d ... More >>

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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 30, 2008

    2008 in Memoriam: Your Top 10 Most Popular Sports Items of the Year

    In keeping with our "Best of ... " programming this week, I'll provide the most memorable Metroplex sports moments of 2008 on Wednesday. Until then, a look back at what you guys clicked on/commented on the most in the past year. The Sportatorium's version of The People's Choice Awards, if ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    December 14, 2008

    Adios, Sean Avery. But, You, Josh Hamilton, You're Welcome Any Time.

    So, Sean Avery isn't returning to the Dallas Stars -- surprise, surprise, surprise. Says the organization in its official release this morning regarding the release: Avery's return, following his sloppy seconds suspension, just wouldn't be in anyone's "best interest," but "treatment and counseling" ... More >>

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    December 14, 2008

    Sean Avery Out; Terrell Owens In. Two Assholes; Two Approaches

    Sean Avery puts himself before his team, alienates his locker room and winds up disparaging players on other teams. Terrell Owens puts himself before his team, alienates his locker room and winds up disparaging players on his own team. So, you tell me, does it make sense that T.O. is suiting up ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Burning Question: Do Chefs "Do" Sloppy Seconds?

    Sean Avery's not the only one who has a problem with leftovers."I hated them as a kid," admits James Neel, chef at Tramontana. "I didn't want the same thing two days in a row."Wait...are we talking about the same thing? Maybe not. Fortunately, cooks in the city treat sloppy seconds with a little mor ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Whitt's End

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I got $1 for the first person who can show me - like Tony Romo did last week - any time that Terrell Owens has ever uttered the phrase: "This one's on me." Owens has every right to be jealous of Romo and ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    December 5, 2008

    Whitt's End

    Welcome to my dark, dank, little out-of-the-way catch-all corner.In here every Friday  afternoon you'll find those cumbersome little pieces parts, fleeting thoughts and mind crumbs I couldn't crowbar into other posts. It's where I'll come to clear my head, and to clean out my notebooks.Whether ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Sean Avery Gets 6 Games for Sloppy Seconds

    This just in: The wimpy, senstive, ridiculous, irrelevant National Hockey League has suspended Dallas Stars' winger Sean Avery six games for telling the truth. Do you think the punishment fits the crime? Do you give a damn? - Richie Whitt

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    December 5, 2008

    Gary Bettman on Sean Avery: "Not Entirely Surprised It Got to This Point.'

    By now, you're no doubt aware that Sean Avery -- the Dallas Stars' filthy fourths, following his stints with Detroit, Los Angeles and New York -- got popped for a six-game suspension with some anger-management classes thrown in to boot. Says National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman in an NHL ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Cowboys 115, Steelers 55

    I hear we've matriculated from MySpace to Facebook, right?Well, screw me. I never got around to creating a MySpace page. Was reminded why today.Don't tell the teens and the 'tweens - or my wife - but something about the whole deal strikes as, um, ridiculously fraudulent.Like, for example, the fact t ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    The Top 10 Sports Zingers I Can Think of Off the Top of My Head

    Not saying Sean Avery isn't an asshole. Or a horrible teammate. Or, for that matter, a room-wrecker the Dallas Stars should consider dumping.I'm just saying he shouldn't have been suspended - or worse, pending this afternoon's meeting with NHL poobah Gary Bettman in New York - merely for his "sloppy ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    Sean Avery Got Suspended? For What?!

    "Sloppy seconds"? That's all he said? You're shitting me, right?I could've sworn Sean Avery played professional hockey, not pre-school hopscotch.Avery, signed by the Dallas Stars to be a well-dressed, sharp-tongued agitator, was suspended indefinitely by the NHL last night for daring to utter a phra ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    Star on Ice, or: Trying to Put Sean Avery's Suspension in Context

    Below, as you can see, we've added the video containing the, um, sloppy remarks for which Dallas Star Sean Avery received his indefinite suspension last night from National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman. Meanwhile, back in New York, Newsday's Arthur Staples is among those calling out the c ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    Sean Avery Apologizes!

    This just in from Sean Avery, via his L.A.-based publicist, concerning the comments that got him indefinitely banned, at least till his meeting with National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman tomorrow:"I would like to sincerely apologize for my off-color remarks to the press yesterday from Cal ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    Girl Drink Drunk: Special Report: American Airlines Center

    OK, I know what you're thinking: "American Airlines Center? WTF?" See, I had my drinking buds prepped and the location staked. I was ready. Then BF Jake and I realized that thanks to my inspired disguise as Alex Trebek at the annual office Halloween contest, we had tickets to see the Dallas Stars no ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Sean Avery Really Should Keep His Mouth Shut About "Sloppy Seconds"

    Sean Avery, for a long while we thought your boorishwacky antics were adorable! Alas, turns out that the National Hockey League isn't so enamored -- because, moments ago, the league indefinitely suspended the Dallas Star for referring to a former flame, Old School co-star Elisha Cuthbert, as his "sl ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Sean Avery is Not, in Fact, a Faggot

    He leads the Stars in penalty minutes. Not a single one of them for being "different." Sean Avery is refreshing. Eclectic. Tough. Successful. Courageous. And not gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Or is there? In my column in this week’s dead tree version of Sporta ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2008

    Sean Avery, In Vogue

    The enforcer brings his unique blend of ferocity and fashion to the Dallas Stars

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Fallling Stars

    Could she have given our hockey team the Kiss of Death? Dunno, have to ask the Republicans I guess. Compared to the Dallas Stars, the Cowboys are as harmonious and giddy as a group of true-blue Democrats. Maybe you’ve been too worried about your football team’s implosion to notice, but your ... More >>

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    October 21, 2008

    Sean Avery Returns to NYC. And the Phrase "Heated Altercation" Appears.

    Courtesy New York magazine, we get a recap of Sean Avery's return to Madison Square Garden last night as a member of the Dallas Stars. Below is Avery's post-game chat with MSG Network's Stan Fischler -- apparently, the only interview Avery gave following the 2-1 win over Avery's former team -- but s ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    How Swede It Is

    One-hit wonder? Or another lethal weapon in the Stars' arsenal? Stay tuned. While America’s “hockey moms” were likely learning about Joe the Plumber last night, Dallas’ hockey fans were introduced to Fabian Brunnstrom. How’s this for a lid-lifter? In his first NHL game, the Swedish ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    Three Dots and a Cloud of Dust …

    I smell an upset. Or is it just really dark urine? If you’re not too hungover tomorrow morning, ESPN’s Texas-OU GameDay crew will set up shop outside the Cotton Bowl at 9 a.m. I think it'd be funny to see someone hold up a Pacman Jones cutout in the background, but that's just me. Look for L ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    Sean Avery on Playing with Dolls, Being Hated and Making Gay Friends in Dallas

    A co-working Friend of Unfair Park (thanks, Michelle!) forwards along this ESPN video of Sean Avery, who makes his regular-season debut tonight as the most fashionable Dallas Star in the history of hockey. Co-starring several of his new teammates, as well as bossman Brett Hull, the video serves as q ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008
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    September 11, 2008

    Sean Avery, You Had Us At "Dunno"

    No doubt you've heard that Sean Avery, the latest and greatest (?) Dallas Star, is about to have his tenure at Vogue, where he served as an "intern" this summer, turned into a romantic comedy by New Line and the guys responsible for Journey to the Center of the Earth, m'kay. So, right, last night Ra ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008

    Sean Avery Likes Project Runway, Maybe A Little Too Much

    A little bit ago, Yahoo! Sports' Greg Wyshynski linked to yesterday's Sean Avery item; awful nice of him. Thought I'd return the favor, then, and point out that Wyshynski stumbled across the hockey-playing fashionista's appearance on Bravo's Web site last night following Project Runway, where the ne ... More >>

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    August 13, 2008
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    August 7, 2008
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    July 7, 2008

    Sean Avery Likes to Be Both "Manly As Possible" and "A Little Bit Feminine"

    Sean Avery and his ex, Elisha Cuthbert Really, the Dallas Stars' acquisition of Sean Avery last week will go down as the Best Thing to Happen to Local Sports since, oh, Alex Rodriguez got married here in 2002, aw. Today, the Canadian National Post ran a Q&A with the Stars' brand-new agitator, in whi ... More >>

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    July 2, 2008

    Sean Avery Will Kick Your Ass

    Welcome to Dallas, Sean Avery. You're so awesome. --Robert Wilonsky

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