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    July 14, 2014

    Top SMU Recruit Emmanuel Mudiay Is Skipping College to Play Pro Ball Overseas

    Multiple outlets are reporting that Emmanuel Mudiay, the No. 1 rated high school basketball player in the country, will forego his commitment to play for Larry Brown at SMU and instead play at least one season of professional basketball overseas before heading to the NBA. Mudiay has released the fo ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Prince Fielder to Appear Nude in ESPN the Magazine, for Some Reason

    North Texas will be heavily represented in ESPN the Magazine's upcoming Body Issue, according to the Associated Press. In addition to some athletes you might expect -- the Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald, the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka and the U.S. Women's National Team's Megan Rapinoe ... More >>

  • Film

    April 24, 2014
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    March 14, 2014

    Dallas Chefs on Twitter: the Good, the Bad and the Exceptionally Weird

    Social media is a beautiful thing. Sites like Twitter and Facebook allow us to read all about our high school classmates' stupid kids, yell at politicians about gun control and tweet creepy, 140-character love notes at celebrities we like. Thanks to cooking shows like Top Chef and Chopped, chefs are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Ex-Cowboy Sam Hurd Gets 15 Years For Selling Drugs, Really Loves Marijuana

    Sam Hurd was never destined for the Cowboys record books. An undrafted wide receiver out of Northern Illinois, he recorded a modest 45 catches and 630 yards and excelled on special teams during four seasons with the team before he was traded to the Chicago Bears in 2011. What Hurd will be better re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Lewisville City Council Effectively Bans Redneck Heaven's "Anything But Clothes" Day

    The Lewisville City Council voted unanimously last night to redefine the city's official definition of nudity, thereby outlawing the body paint, gum balls, and various other non-clothes occasionally used to cover the lady parts of servers at Redneck Heaven. We covered this way too extensively yester ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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    June 15, 2011

    From Our Archives: "Crocodile Nowitzki"

    Not quite as good as the cover of the new Sports Illustrated, sure, but slightly better than this.​Last night I finally had the chance to read the new issue of Rolling Stone, which happens to feature a feature by former Observer-er Jesse Hyde, who decamped for his native Utah a couple of years bac ... More >>

  • News

    February 10, 2011
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    February 4, 2011

    Now It's "A Debacle"?

    ​While I was writing the DART item below, about 29 Friends of Unfair Park forwarded along the freshest of hot-off-the-press tweets from Sports Illustrated's Peter King:I'm telling you: I-30 between Dallas Fort Worth is a plow-less, snow-windswept moonscape. This is officially a debacle.At this v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Josh Hamilton Should Win AL MVP Today. Right?

    ​For months I've been saying that Rangers' outfielder Josh Hamilton is the best player in baseball. Today he'll at least be validated as the Most Valuable Player in his own American League. Around 1 p.m. Hamilton should win AL MVP, joining Jeff Burroughs (1974), Juan Gonzalez ('96, '98), Ivan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    LeBron > Dirk. LeBron = Dirk? LeBron Dirk!

    ​Granted, he's a better player. Better defender. Better passer. Yeah, a better player. But after last week's second-round playoff flameout by the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James isn't a more accomplished player than our own Dirk Nowitzki. Consider: Both have MVPs. Both have led teams to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Ron Washington Still Has His Job. I Know, I Can't Believe it Either.

    ​Take a bow Wade Phillips, Rick Carlisle and Marc Crawford, for you toil away at your head-coaching job ... without the use of cocaine. Amazingly, the same cannot be said for Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington. Let me get this out of the way right up front: Washington should have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Peter King: Tony Romo is Good; The Cowboys are Better

    ​Talked with a guy I really respect this morning. Peter King has been watching and writing about NFL football for years and years. First met him out at Valley Ranch in the early 1990s and have read his stuff at Sports Illustrated ever since and now watch him on NBC's Sunday Night Football. In ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Legendary Dallas Illustrator Jack Unruh Would Prefer You Not Buy His Convention Center Piece. Sorry, But We Just Might.

    ​I'm a big fan of illustrator Jack Unruh's -- you probably are too if you've seen his work in, oh, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, Time or ... look, you name it. The man ain't in the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame for nothing. He's a good. So, funny thing: I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    10 Questions: Mike Davis

    Davis is kinda like Richard Petty or the New York Yankees, at least in the world of competitive barbecue.Since he began working the pit in 1994, this Marietta, Oklahoma, native has claimed 66 grand champion titles, including last year's World BBQ Cook Off in Munich. He's even featured on the cover o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Peter King on Terrell Owens's Release: Toldya. Also, Irvin Moves Into the Cotton Bowl!

    The Sports Illustrated scribe was among the first to predict that Jerry Jones would cut Terrell Owens, even as Jones hemmed and hawed in recent days about what he was going to do with the wide receiver. Why come? A gut feeling, he writes this morning, as Dallas Cowboys fans await official confirmati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Would You Like Aisle or Breast?

    A good Friend of Unfair Park who receives Southwest Airlines's tweets forwards this just-Twitter'd photo announcing the Dallas-based carrier's relationship with Sports Illustrated. Having such a hard time writing a caption for this ... But you know who's probably not amused? Kyla Ebbert.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2009

    Alex Rodriguez Wasn't Even "Tempted" to Juice. Except, This One Time, at Band Camp ...

    In light of yesterday's revelations that Alex Rodriguez was juicing during his MVP tenure with Your Texas Rangers, a Friend of Unfair Park remind us of A-Roid's appearance on 60 Minutes at the end of '07, when he repeatedly told Katie Couric he'd never enhanced. Below, one video highlight among many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Your 2009 Dallas Mavericks: Mediocre? Morose? Magical?

    In between the few highlights of an entirely underwhelming college football championship game between what looked like two very average quarterbacks, I sneaked some peeks last night at your Dallas Mavericks. What'd I see? Another win, pushing their record to an impressive 22-13. Another un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008
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    August 27, 2008

    The Cowboys' Seven-Month Ache

    Over at the Sportatorium this a.m., Richie has news concerning a certain ex-Ticket host who's got himself a new gig he's sure to like, which, I know, wasn't the question. Only, what is an "R.J. Choppy," and how much does it cost? Alas, in other sporting news, Tony Romo finally makes the cover of Spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008
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    June 2, 2008

    Just How Did Josh Hamilton Wind Up the Texas Rangers' Savior, Anyway?

    Among the group of baseball jerseys in my closet -- behind Pudge's and A-Rod's Rangers ones -- there's an old, unworn Tampa Bay Devil Rays jersey with no name or number on it. When Tampa took Josh Hamilton with the No. 1 overall pick in 1999, I bought the jersey and waited to have Hamilton's name an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2008

    Three Dots and a Cloud Of Dust …

    Eric Dickerson's mentioned somewhere in this item, and in a nice way. Hard to top last week, when we said goodbye to two assholes (Bill Belichick and Bobby Knight) and hello to a hero (Nolan Ryan). Today, however, could be just as delicious as sports climbs atop Capitol Hill. NFL commish Roger Goode ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    Chris Bosh's All-Star Smash Hit Video

    Brian Harkin Bosh, back at Lincoln High School in 2006 Dunno if you've seen Lincoln High School grad Chris Bosh's YouTube sensation, in which the Toronto Raptor begs you to send him to the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on February 17. Turns out, some 447,300 have peeked at the video since its po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008
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    December 10, 2007

    Kenya See Why You Didn't Win the White Rock Marathon?

    It’s no surprise that Kenyans took the top spots at yesterday's White Rock Marathon -- or that they beat our pathetic Matt Pulle, who finished a measly 17th because of “hamstring problems” and a “lack of support along Swiss Avenue” and “Ross Perot Jr." Anyone who has ever watched even a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2007
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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007
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    July 27, 2007

    The Big Heart of Eugene Lockhart

    Thanks to Eugene Lockhart, more than 500 kids are off the 1,800-long Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas waiting list. That. Is. Amazing. If you listened to KTCK-AM (1310) last week, you no doubt noticed that several of the station's shows were broadcasting on and off throughout the week from Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007
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    July 11, 2007

    Jerryworld: SI's Favorite Place to Visit

    This week's Sports Illustrated has a story about "The King of Texas" -- who is, like you didn't already know, Dallas Cowboys "wildcat" owner Jerry Jones. Actually, it's about his billion-dollar bid for football immortality in Arlington, because writer Richard Hoffer sure does seem to be in love with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2007
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    May 9, 2007

    This is The Last Time We'll Let Richie Explain Why the Mavs Were Bounced, Swear.

    Look, I could waste valuable virtual space detailing how one of the poor Rangers’ building blocks -- Nelson Cruz -- has exactly zero homers in 70 at-bats this season. Or I could bore you with fish tales about Tony Romo playing golf. But, I know, what you really want is more sifting through the de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    Stern Warning

    So, Mark Cuban's made peace with NBA commish David Stern...not. (Really, I should not have seen Borat four times already...not. Damn it.) You know why Cuban's mad now, don't you: Stern's new league-wide rule that prohibits team owners from going on the floor during the game or joining in team huddle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2006

    A "BaD" Curse Gets Worse If you see Dan McDowell, left, and Bob Sturm coming, run the other way. Drew Bledsoe didn't; look what happened to him. Fonzie, yer next. According to popularity polls, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and totally illogical thinking, Tony Romo will today be officially named the Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2006

    American Hero an American Idol?

    Carly Patterson's trying to make it as a singer on Fox. We can think of worse ideas, such as...uh...wait...uh...give us a sec. You've heard of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, but the Richie Whitt Dallas Observer sports column jinx? I'm just sayin'. It almost got kick-started last night on the sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2006

    P.O.'d at T.O.

    Really, I think we can all do without a little Terrell Owens these days; it's 104 out, last thing I wanna think about's football. Wake me in November. Till then, you can read this Sports Illustrated Web site story about precisely why Owens finally got his ass back to practice yesterday after he took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2006

    Advertising Age

    Among The Richards Group's clients was the Dallas Times Herald. Today, the ad agency reps The Dallas Morning News. Of course it does. The Dallas Video Festival, turning 19 this year, kicks off Tuesday night at the Angelika Film Center before moving to the familiar confines of the Dallas Theater Cent ... More >>

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    Down to Size

    Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    Bookstore Wars

    A few months before the publication of Laura J. Miller's new book Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption, which deals with the rise of the megabookstore and the demise of the beloved indie book seller, Barnes & Noble opened yet another Dallas location right across the stre ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 13, 2005

    Grecian Formula

    After a decade, Ziziki's still going strong

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003
  • Film

    October 23, 2003

    Too Much of a Gooding

    Cuba goes over the top in the mawkish Radio

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    Get Your Kicks

    These Kung Fu cats are fast as lightning

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Hope and Glory

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has reason to shout-his money and enthusiasm are resurrecting a dead team

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Northern lights

    Alaska hockey romp is a successful mix of sweetness and irreverence

  • Dining

    July 8, 1999

    A Kiss Before Dining

    Cheeky Green Room serves up high-class casual

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