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    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Delonte West: Now There's a New Maverick Who Deserves His Own Reality Show

    Delonte West did not schtup LeBron's mom. That other shit you heard? Yeah, that's probably true.​It won't get the buzz that landing Lamar Odom or Vince Carter will, but last night the Mavericks made what will easily be their most interesting move of this abridged off-season, signing guard Delo ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Best of Dallas 2011: Sports (Director's Cut and Deleted Scenes)

    ​Some are good. Some are getting better. But only a select few are the best. When it comes to our annual Best of Dallas issue I've made it easy this year. For those of you too cheap to "buy" a paper that's absolutely free, just sit back in your boxers and click, click, click away. ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 5, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 3 -- Heat 88, Mavericks 86: My Top 10 Observer-Ations

    ​10. I absolutely love ABC's The Finals open with snippets of great plays and legendary players from the past. How surreal would it be to a year from now see Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd in that production? 9. Down 45-31, Dallas came roaring back again and almost pulled off another miracle comebac ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    December 22, 2010

    Butler and Chandler Lead Mavs to Best Road Start in Franchise History; Nowitzki Passes Larry Legend on All-Time Scoring List

    Stolen from the Bobcats in deal for Matt Carroll, Eduardo Najera and effin' Erick Dampier, Tyson Chandler's a big reason why Dallas is off to such a great start.​The Mavericks continued to prove that they're indeed the best team in the league as they improved their road record to a franchise-best ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Chef Tell: What's Black and White and Bitchy All Over?

    ​Even from the previews for last night's Top Chef Just Desserts it was clear that Heather H. had daggers for Dallas' Morgan Wilson. And from the top of the episode, she was making it clear with free character analysis (assassination perhaps?) that seemed to stem from a greener place deep inside th ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    NBA Rookies John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins Teach The Other Rooks How To Dougie

    The NBA's love affair with hip-hop is nothing new. And, really, neither is seeing NBA stars do hip-hop dances--or, even more specifically, Dallas-born dances. At the 2009 NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, NBA stars LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal and Nate Robinson all flashed either the Do ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I'm setting the over/under on Tiger Woods saying the word "sorry" in this morning's sanitized statement at 4.5, and I'm taking the under. I'll also be shocked if he cries. At some point he will, b ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Dallas is in the Super Bowl! Okay, How About AT the Super Bowl?

    ​The Cowboys won't be in Miami for Super Bowl XLIV February 7, but Dallas will be represented all over South Beach in the form of the latest and greatest in safe, sassy transportation - VAULT. I saw this thing - it's like a giant combo limousine/Hummer/armored truck - pull up to a D ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Whitt's End: 1.15.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't gotten a chance to ask him about it yet, but did I miss something or is Babe Laufenberg leaving CBS 11? Maybe he was buying CBS 11. Did I get that wrong? UPDATE: Says Laufenberg in a text ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Show Announcements: Spune Sets Seasonal Soirees, More

    That's right, kittie, the Spune Rites Of Spring Fling is coming. ​With the holidays upon us, we know it's hard to think about anything beyond New Year's Day. But if you've already got your 2010 calendar handy, mark a couple of dates, because Spune has a couple of intriguing seasonal festivals in t ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    July 6, 2009

    Mavericks' Free Agency: Kidd Returning, Polish Hammer Looming

    The Mavs are Pole dancing. Got your $1s ready? We can no longer confuse the Dallas Mavericks' silence with inactivity. Let's hope we never confuse Marcin Gortat with the franchise's legacy of Great White Nopes. The Mavericks last night agreed to re-sign 36-year-old point guard Jason Kidd ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    D.J. Mbenga 1, Dirk Nowitzki 0

    Watching the Lakers party in Orlando last night - I was wrong about L.A. in 4, but just barely -was a reminder how cruel sports can be. While former Mavericks D.J. Mbenga and Josh Powell hugged and kissed the NBA's Larry O'Brien championship trophy, current Maverick Dirk Nowitzki is l ... More >>

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    May 19, 2009

    Can the Mavs Draft Their Way Back Into Contention?

    Danny Bollinger After him, Dallas' draft history this decade gets really bad really quick.As we prepare to watch the Lakers turn the Thuggets (L.A. in 7) into mere mortals in the Western Conference Finals, let's ponder what the Mavs can do to get back into the NBA's final four. *Re-sign Jaso ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Mavs (Virtually) Clinch a Playoff Berth

    For the first time in a long time - at least away from American Airlines Center - the Dallas Mavericks played like a team that wanted in the NBA Playoffs. And wanted to avoid a first-round matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. Their reward: With only 18 games remaining in the regular season, the ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    February 18, 2009

    Who Would You Trade Dirk For?

    A year ago tomorrow the Mavs pulled the trigger on their controversial blockbuster, sending Devin Harris and two first-round draft picks to the New Jersey Nets for Jason Kidd. Lookie who's in town tonight? It's those same Nets and a very different Harris, fresh off his All-Star appearance and a 41-p ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Will Dirk Nowitzki Finish his Career as a Maverick?

    It's not exactly Calvin Watkins' expose in Dallas' Only Daily featuring five sources detailing the Cowboys' anarchy at Valley Ranch, but NBA.com's Art Garcia - formerly of your Fort Worth Star-Telegram - stirs your Mavericks' pot a bit this morning. Garcia writes that Dirk Nowitzki hasn't exactly "c ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008
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    October 25, 2007

    NBA GMs Not High on Dirk

    The annual NBA.com general managers survey is out, and they're hit-and-miss when it comes to Dallas Maverick Dirk Nowitzki. Of the seven ballers picked as MVP contenders, ain't one of 'em named Dirk; instead, the GMs' early-season picks are, in order, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nas ... More >>

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    July 6, 2007

    Back is Stack

    "Here, Mrs. Bush, would you like to hold my ball?" The Dallas Mavericks may not be better next season. But it won’t be because they’re not tougher. Dallas checked off No. 1 on their off-season to-do list, agreeing to a three-year deal with free agent Jerry Stackhouse. The deal won’t be offici ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Doctoring Dirk

    Why ransack the MVP's skill when we can simply reboot his psyche?

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    May 11, 2007
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    February 22, 2007

    German Engineering

    From mechanics to modesty to manners, give us Dirk over D-Wade

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    January 4, 2007

    How You Like Me Now?

    We're so over Tony Romo. Yup. We're all about Josh Howard now. We're Jomosexual! At least, that's what I would say to the Miami Heat these days if I were Avery Johnson or Dirk Nowitzki or anyone remotely associated with the Dallas Mavericks. Proof that the basketball gods feel horrible about gift-wr ... More >>

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    June 29, 2006

    Caged Manimals

    The Diesel Fighting Championship is close to Ultimate

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    June 21, 2006

    Thanks for Everything. And for Nothing.

    Do you really need a cutline here? When I was a kid and the Cowboys or Mavericks or even Rangers would lose so much as a home game, I didn't want to know about it the next day. Wouldn't read the papers or watch TV; didn't want to catch even a glimpse of my team's failure, just wanted to pretend it n ... More >>

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    June 20, 2006

    Free Tickets! Don't Thank Us.

    The Mavericks would be wise to recall the wisdom of Bill Murray in Groundhog Day: Don't drive angry. Here's something to make your daily slog through this daily bog of Mavs news-n-notes from around the country a little more palatable, not to mention profitable: Last night, the Dallas Mavericks' owne ... More >>

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    June 16, 2006

    All We Want To Do Is Dance

    Los Lobos will perform tonight at the Dallas Museum of Art. For free. No, you get outta here. We mean it. Friday doesn't necessarily translate into payday for all of the city's peeps with no plans. Which is why we love the Dallas Museum of Art. Tonight, the downtown art mecca offers a little melody ... More >>

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    June 16, 2006

    Don't Worry, Be Happy (And Worried)

    Don't start switching the parade route into funeral procession. Not yet, anyway. Why? Never fear, D.J. Mbenga is here! He'll be back from his five-game suspension in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Sunday night in Miami. Actually, the muscled Mavs center probably won't play against the Miami Heat, but afte ... More >>

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    June 14, 2006

    The South Beach Diet

    That wasn't Thundershower Alberto chugging through south Florida last night; that was the Karma Train. And, after the city of Dallas inexplicably unveiled its plans for a victory parade a week prematurely, it ran right over the Dallas Mavericks. Well, that and a combination of pathetic Mavs' play an ... More >>

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    June 8, 2006
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    June 7, 2006

    Legend Had It

    All this talk about the city coming in and seizing and probably tearing down the old Legend Airlines terminal at Love Field, lest the former owner sell out to some other still-unnamed commercial airline, is getting me wistful and teary-eyed. Seems like only yesterday (fine, six years ago) some of us ... More >>

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    April 13, 2006

    Ladies' Man

    Bill Maher visits the Majestic

  • Music

    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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    December 16, 2004

    Ho, Ho, Vroom

    Bikers saddle up with Christmas spirit

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    New Kids on the Block

    The Nash-less Mavs try to hang tough and build a winning team from scratch

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2004
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    August 19, 2004

    The Summer of Wrong

    It's August. Who knew there'd be so much sports news? Not me.

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    October 30, 2003

    License to Thrill

    The new Mavs lineup will shoot now, ask questions in April

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    October 23, 2003

    Mr. Nice Guy

    Is Antawn Jamison too big a sweetheart to make the Mavs tough enough?

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    July 17, 2003
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    March 27, 2003

    Girls With Balls

    Gurinder Chadha scores with a sporty crowd-pleaser

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    November 7, 2002

    The Defense Rests

    Can the Mavs guard anyone? To find out, John Gonzalez gets offensive with a drunk Don, a focused Finley and a nutty Cuban.

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    August 22, 2002

    QB&A

    Plus: Breakin' the Law, New Entries in the Dallas Dictionary, El Norte TV

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    September 2, 1999

    Unsporting

    Not even God provided for the unpaid employees of a Christianity-based marketing firm

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    August 1, 1996

    Aged in the can

    Vanity, thy name is cheese

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