To be fair, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant wasn't trying to say he was better than Calvin "Megatron" Johnson. He was just rattling off some pro-athlete intensity-and-toughness boilerplate in a radio interview when he uttered the fateful line "I believe I can do whatever he can do." Thus, a narrat ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Houston Astros called up Max Stassi from the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks. On Tuesday, he made his Major League Debut against the Rangers, going a solid 2-3. On Wednesday, he faced Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers. Things did not go very well. On the SportsCenter replay, fa ... More >>
A Lull, Deleted Scenes, Botany Dan's Silverleaf Tuesday, January 31 Chicago five-piece A Lull took the Dan's stage at 11:30 p.m. with two drummers in tow, in front of roughly 20 people. Raucous, tribal beats rolled along for a majority of the set and, propelled by these rhythms, the high-pitched, r ... More >>
For the last year, my 8-year-old boy's had a morning routine that involves watching SportsCenter and reading SportsDay over breakfast. Today he wanted to watch highlights from last night's Stars win over the Capitals, 5-2, making Dallas tops in the NHL -- big news 'round our house in the absence ... More >>
St. Louis CardinalsTony La Russa on the field at Busch Stadium yesterday afternoon.For whatever reason, my relationship with baseball went from casual to deeply committed bordering on obsessive during the 1986 baseball season. Like most kids growing up in North Texas, my father taught me to l ... More >>
Rangers pound out another 12 hits. Rangers score another nine runs. Rangers win again. Lead in the AL West remains three games. Magic number shrinks to 11. Rangers are 21 games over .500 for the first time since 1999. Not that good great baseball is boring, but the West is all but won. Need ... More >>
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 >>
After Tuesday night's 7-3 victory over the hapless Houston Astros, we can fit the Rangers for another Silver Boot. Texas got homers from Josh Hamilton, Mitch Moreland and Ian Kinsler and C.J. Wilson cruised against baseball's worst team. A favorable ump call helped the Rangers in ... More >>
Staying late at this office is no problem.
Flula Borg and Outkast's Big BoiLast night, at the end of the first quarter of Mavs-Thunder, I spoke on the phone with Flula Borg -- yes, that Flula Borg. The man behind "His Name is Dirk (Nowitzki)," who, according to the press release one of his friends sent out last night, is pushing to make h ... More >>
Happy Birthday, America. Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right? Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Last night I got a foot massage. By a guy. And thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, now. Settle down. It's not what you think. Friend of mine tells me of a place where at 11 p.m. you can get an hour-l ... More >>
Two media matters this morning, beginning with A.H. Belo releasing its second-quarter numbers: "Advertising revenue, including print and Internet revenue, was down 30.2 percent, due to declines in retail, general and classified revenues in all AHC markets." The press release has all the stats con ... More >>
So says The New York Times on this morning's front page in advance of ESPN's Monday-morning announcement that it's this close to launching a Web site dedicated solely to Dallas sports. The Worldwide Leader's actually muscling into three markets after testing the product in Chicago, with Los Angeles ... More >>
I play sports because I love them. But I watch sports because I love to see done what I can't do. I watch Tiger Woods because I can't hit a 7-iron 210 yards. I watch Andy Roddick because I can't hit a serve 149 mph. I watch Kobe Bryant because I can't dunk. I read ESPN The Magazine's Rick Reill ... More >>
Inspired by Genesis, DTC's In the Beginning makes Eden into a land of confusion
Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway Before last week’s pro-hotel shindig in the Flag Room at City Hall, I decided to attend Wednesday’s council meeting. No particular reason, although the Fairfield zoning case was on the afternoon agenda. Ironically, I ran into Kat Truitt on my way down the elev ... More >>
Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>
Videogamers are living out rock and roll fantasies on screens at your local pub
Bring on the buffalo cheesesteak, bitches.
Tony Romo's in the Pro Bowl, along with QBs Drew Brees and Marc Bulger. That's a sack lunch for ya. If you saw this day coming, you're clairvoyant. And you should've cashed in. Tony Romo's remarkable emergence was validated today as the quarterback was one of four Dallas Cowboys named to the NFL Pr ... More >>
The Cosmopolitan Bistro has some redeeming qualities
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