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    October 24, 2013

    Derek Holland's Vow of Seriousness Was Remarkably Short-Lived

    Let's step back in time for a moment and revisit one of the key story lines going into the Texas Rangers' ultimately disappointing 2013 season. Here's how ESPN put it: And The Dallas Morning News:

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    December 20, 2011

    For Sale: A Gittings Portrait of Dick Burnett, Who Made Minor League Ball Major in Dallas

    eBay seller "vintagephotos2010"​Whilst perusing the eBay for some gifts on this here first day of Hanukkah, I came across the portrait you see above -- significant for two reasons, I should think. First, of course, is the subject: Dick Burnett, for whom the late, great Burnett Field was named. As ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Jerry Jones on Salary Cap, CBA Negotiations: "It Doesn't Always Be The Way You Want It To Be"

    And here you thought the NFL lockout was over. Not hardly: As Peter King puts it this morning, yesterday's Sure Thing turned into Sour Grapes rather quickly, with the players refusing to sign off on the owners' done deal. Jerry Jones, in the piece, had no comment about the new-but-not-signed ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    For Sale: A Rare Photo Taken on "Babe Ruth Day in Dallas" at Rebel Stadium on July 10, 1947

    eBay seller "lexibell"Click to embiggen this Squire Haskins photo taken at Rebel Stadium -- better known today as Burnett Field -- in the summer of '47​On July 6, 1947, it was announced that George Herman Ruth would be coming to Dallas on July 9. The occasion: an appearance during a double-header ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    On Second Thought, Colby Lewis Still Shouldn't Have Missed That Start

    The vengeance hath been raining down like a motherfucker.​"Earring-wearing Gay wad." "Goddamned Moron." "Ignoramus." "Troll." "Idiot." "Devil's spawn." "A product of cousins breeding with cousins." And my personal favorite: "Jackass." In the past 24 hours, this bouquet of compliments has be ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Found, Finally: One Team Photo Of the 1953 Dallas Eagles, Champions of the Texas League

    ​There was a time -- 12 years ago, say -- when I could have named each man in this photo by sight. Even, at the far right in the middle row, PR man Jerry Doggett, ex of WRR and, after his stint in Dallas, the longtime voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (with, natch, Vin Scully). But, se ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Major League Baseball Players All Agree: Josh Hamilton Is the 2010 Player of the Year

    Sam Merten​This just in: Sporting News has named its 2010 Major League Player of the Year -- and it's a certain Anchorman-quoting center-fielder for Your Texas Rangers. And as SN is quick to point out, that's the consensus among 326 major leaguers -- this isn't no sportswriters' award, keep in min ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    Super Bowl XLV: New York Jets Over Dallas Cowboys

    Super Bowl XLV preview?​Good news: Your Dallas Cowboys will play in Super Bowl XLV right here in our back yard, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington. Bad news: They'll lose to the New York Jets and - giggle - quarterback Mark Sanchez. So sayeth The Sporting News in its 2010 Pro Football Yearbook, whic ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    KTCK's Mike Bacsik Learns the Hard Way Not to Tweet While Under the Influence

    ​This just in from KTCK-AM -- you know, The Ticket: Mike Bacsik, the former footnote in baseball history who became Norm Hitzges's producer-slash-co-host and weekend show host, has been suspended by the station. Why come? Well, for tweeting nine little words last night that the former Washington N ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Lore Bader of the Dallas Giants, Known to Put "Quite Some Vapor on the Baseball"

    Lore Bader of the Dallas Giants​Thanks to Friend of Unfair Park PeterK, I spent a good hour this morning boning up on the professional (and personal) life of Lore Verne Bader -- or "King" Bader or "Two Pairs" Bader, as the right-handed pitcher was known during a stint in the majors and minors that ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Then Maybe They Can Show the Fight on Cowboy Stadium's Big Screen in 3D

    Bob Arum​Boxing promoter Bob Arum should be in Arlington some time 'round about, oh, now, as he and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s manager, Richard Schaefer, and HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg visit with Jerry Jones to see what he's willing to part with in order to bring the Mayweather-Manny Pa ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Whitt's End: 9.11.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *As for August's PPM radio ratings - surprise! - 1310 AM The Ticket continues to dominate. Among men 25-54, The Ticket remains No. 1 in the market leading every hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Credit Crunch: George Dunham, I Feel Your Pain

    Credit where credit is due. Seems like a simple concept. But in today's 24-second news cycle the genesis of "breaking news" often finds himself as nothing more than the guy at the bottom of the dog pile. Forgotten. Squashed. Raped of credit. Example #1: The Ticket's George Dunham. Got a Ticket text ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    A Profile of a CBS Sportscaster for Whom We're Thankful, David Feherty

    A couple of months back, D ran David Feherty's riveting account of his collision with a pickup on Park Lane; figured his being able to live and write about his smash-up was what the Sporting News was referring to today when it ran the piece headlined "A week when David Feherty is thankful for Americ ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    This Just In: We’re No. 3!

    Forgive and forget? Or boo like crazy? In its latest rankings of Best Sports Cities, The Sporting News today pegged our fair burg No. 3. Behind Boston (Duh) and Detroit (What? Oh yeah, hockey). The list, however, is compiled by TSN Chief of Correspondents Bob Hille, whose ass I used to total ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 2

    After correctly predicting SMU’s pratfall at Rice, I'm faced with two options: 1. Quit while I’m ahead. 2. Continue amassing my fortune. Since I have, you could say, a small “problem” with integrating No. 1 into my life, let’s give No. 2 a spin shall we? The Cowboys on Sund ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008

    Six Pac

    The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.

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    September 2, 2008

    That ’70s Show

    Squint real hard and see the similarities. At long last, the ’70s are back. Women are again wearing Halston. Television viewers are glued to CBS’ hit Swingtown. Two movies founded on the old decade’s staples of Star Wars and ABBA – The Clone Wars and Mamma Mia – were among last week ... More >>

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    August 25, 2008

    Let The (Real) Games Begin!

    That's it, the bandwagon is over-booked. Sent the kid back to school this morning. The Olympics are over. Josh Hamilton’s Triple Crown bid – remember that? – is just a fading, fuzzy summer memory. In other words: Are you ready for some football?! High school and colleges kick it of ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Love You Some You in T.O.'s Tees

    The Sporting News' blog FirstCuts directs our attention to the latest and greatest in Official Terrell Owens Sportswear: the Dallas Cowboy's line of "iShirts," for the first person in all of us. And while the shirt pictured above is perhaps the best of the lot -- after all, it signifies "the playful ... More >>

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    December 26, 2007

    SMU Can't Pony Up a Single Coach Willing to Take On Its Football Program

    The Dallas Morning News and Sporting News say SMU wants June Jones as its next head coach. He says, "Nuh-unh." Very confusing news regarding SMU's hunt for a new football coach. According to The Dallas Morning News yesterday, the school was looking at University of Hawaii head coach June Jones to re ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007
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    August 7, 2007

    A Sports Beat Down

    A few sportsy items, in no particular order. First, from that venerable sports authority known as The New York Sun comes this story about how Dallas Mavericks head coach Avery Johnson's job is on the line this season; "Johnson Must Succeed To Avoid Texas Boot," reads the head, and, like, ya think? O ... More >>

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    April 19, 2007

    Sooners and Longhorns, at the Cotton Bowl Just a Little Longer

    From on February 27: [Dallas] thinks it will keep the Texas-Oklahoma game in that dump of a stadium because the two schools realize the enormity of the game's tradition, and because the city is putting a $50 million band-aid on the facility. Here's your choice, Texas/OU: money or t ... More >>

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    June 12, 2006

    Of Shaq and Stack

    Wishful thinking of wish fulfillment? The Sporting News is reporting this morning that Jason Terry's going to stay in Dallas next season. Looks like the NBA Finals ain't going past Thursday night's Game 4 in Miami; least, that's what it says in damned near every paper Unfair Park's been perusing thi ... More >>

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    April 24, 2003

    Top Pick

    When NFL teams draft a player, bet that Rick Gosselin knows why

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    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

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    March 12, 1998

    Getting to first base

    Everyone's a contender during spring training, but can Will Clark and the Texas Rangers come back from last season's disappointments?