• Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Dez Bryant is No Calvin Johnson

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Rangers Pitcher Tanner Scheppers Hit an Astros Catcher in the Face with a 96 mph Fastball Last Night

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    A Lull, Deleted Scenes and Botany Throw Tempo Tantrums at Dan's Silverleaf

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Show Me the Highlights: Sorry, Kid, But You Can't Watch ESPN Right Now. Maybe Later.

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    In the World Series Match-Up Between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, Don't Dismiss the Impact of Tony La Russa

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Josh Hamilton Floored by His $500,000 Homer

      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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Did Josh Hamilton Have Alligator Arms? Yes. Will He Be in the Lineup Again Tonight? YES!

    ​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 >>

  • Dining

    June 9, 2011

    The Office Grill: Perfect Escape from Cubicle Hell

    Staying late at this office is no problem.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Flula, the German Genius Behind "His Name is Dirk," Has Concept Album (or EP) In the Works

    Flula Borg and Outkast's Big Boi​Last 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.23.09

    ​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 >>

  • News

    September 24, 2009
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    July 27, 2009

    A.H. Belo Revenue Drops, But Stock Price Still Rising; Local TV Talks ESPN Comin' to Town

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    ESPN to Intercept Dallas Sports Coverage?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Title Nein!

    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 >>

  • Culture

    February 5, 2009

    Say Amen.Somebody?

    Inspired by Genesis, DTC's In the Beginning makes Eden into a land of confusion

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Caraway Gets a Little Carried Away Recalling His Role in Chavez Dispute

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    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 >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    Guitar Hero Breeds a New Kind of Bar Band

    Videogamers are living out rock and roll fantasies on screens at your local pub

  • Dining

    January 31, 2008

    Review: Go Philly

    Bring on the buffalo cheesesteak, bitches.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2006

    Tony, Let's Go Bowling

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 19, 2006
  • Calendar

    March 9, 2006
  • Dining

    May 12, 2005

    Cosmo Cosmos

    The Cosmopolitan Bistro has some redeeming qualities

  • Dining

    April 14, 2005

    Little Havoc

    Little Havana will drive you to drink

  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Icing's for Cake

    No hockey? Oh, what will we do now?

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best TV Sports Anchor

    Dale Hansen, WFAA-TV Channel 8

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Snow Show

    Why am I an X Games convert? Because they're sick.

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Swizzle Shtick

    Plus: Hey, Dude, You Owe Us, Like, $20; Stories of Failure

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    War Torn

    Or, how CNN has made this column more irrelevant than usual

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Ay Caramba!

    Catcher Einar Diaz must take over for Pudge and educate our columnist

  • Music

    February 20, 2003
  • Dining

    February 13, 2003

    Tuned In

    M Grill & Tap plugs in and turns on

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2002

    Be Like Mike

    The Mavs and The Wizards rock the Mikes

  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Getting Louder

    Latest Darlington disc is a joyride through the band's recent past

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    The Rookie

    Pete Hunter grew up in Atlantic City casinos, so he knows he's a long shot to make it in the NFL. Then why does he seem like a sure bet?

  • Dining

    August 1, 2002


    Does atmosphere affect our appreciation of a drink?

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Desperate Measures

    Welcome (again) to the Arena League, where Desperados are kind, giants are invisible and rock concerts turn into football games

  • Culture

    July 5, 2001

    Trivial Pursuit

    This just in: Me am not very smart, ESPN has learned

  • Culture

    April 5, 2001

    Round and Round

    Why do NASCAR drivers go fast in circles? Cuz they're all insane.

  • Culture

    March 8, 2001

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    Denis Leary is on The Job, but can ABC find him an audience?

  • Culture

    July 13, 2000

    Unlucky Luis

    All-Star Tuesday should have been a great one for Rangers second baseman Alicea

  • Film

    December 23, 1999

    Out of bounds

    Stone fumbles the rock in Any Given Sunday

  • News

    April 1, 1999
  • Culture

    March 18, 1999

    Talking up The Ticket

    Or: Why The Fake Johnny Oates is better than the real thing

  • Culture

    September 10, 1998

    Juan for all

    Gonzalez's RBI record doesn't mean a thing unless the Rangers win the West

  • Culture

    March 19, 1998

    March Mav-ness

    Don't look a gift Bull in the mouth, but a win over Chicago doesn't mean a darned thing

  • Culture

    March 9, 1995

    480 baseballs, 200 days

    For Jeff Frye, North Loop Dodge is a long way from Port Charlotte

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