Special Olympics International

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    The Cotton Bowl Classic's Million-Dollar CEO, and the Enduring Myth of Nonprofit Sports

    On the bulletproof compound of the formidable College Sports Cartel, no one enjoys life quite like the football bowl executive, that shadowy Good Ol' Boy who plans one football game a year in exchange for a mid-six-figure salary and fringe benefits fit for a Florida congressman. And in recent years, ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2011

    Whitt's End

    After six great years at the Dallas Observer, they're dragging me out kicking, screaming and, yes, grateful.

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.17.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Take A Long Walk Off A Short Roof at the Intercontinental Today, For A Good Cause

    Photos by Patrick MichelsDave Dunlap becomes one of the first to take the plunge Tuesday afternoon, helped along by Brian with Over the Edge USA. Dallas Police officers don't often find themselves coaxing people off a rooftop ledge, but Tuesday afternoon at the InterContinental Hotel, a few of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    In My Own Words: The Top 10 Memories of 2009

    ​I could wax poetic about what a great year it was in 2009, or I could half-ass it on New Year's Eve and just remind you of the people and purposes I found intriguing over the last 12 months. Yeah, that's what I'm gonna do. 10. Dead Man Coaching. 9. Dirk Nowitzki. 8. The Mentalist. 7. Roger S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009

    While My Guitar Makes You Groan

    Stephen Lynch visits the Majestic

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Whitt's End: 3.20.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *It hit me this week: More than the Mavs being psychologically gutted from playoff failure or inherently soft or whatever, the thing that has stunted their growth is the regression of Josh Howard. He was o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2008

    Dynamic Duo

    Ledoux and Pennigton unite at HCG

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    Special Olympics' "Renegade" Coach

    Mark Graham Steve Fleming, the former Special Olympics coach, laments the state of Lewisville's delegation since his dismissal. The current issue of Sports Illustrated has a story on Steve Fleming, the firebrand Lewisville coach who tried to change the nature of the Special Olympics and was kicked ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2007

    Off the Short Bus

    Steve Fleming fought to make his Special Olympians equal, and that got him torched

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2006

    Triple Play

    Dallas goes three-on-three

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    Bolton's blues

    Dallas' new police Chief Terrell Bolton walks through a minefield as he tries to reshape the department. His strategy? Wear combat boots.