Stanley Cup

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    November 25, 2014

    Michael Gruber Puts a Dallas Spin of DJing Stars Hockey

    Going to a hockey game is fun for a lot of reasons: The breakneck pace of the game, the physical game play, the fights, the goals and the music. Let's face it: Hockey has always had a bit of a leg up on the other North American sports for music. While the hegemonic NFL uses a lot of Top 40 and class ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    A Full Moon, Shots and Donuts at Friday's Elm Street Music and Tattoo Festival

    It's as if Dallas collectively decided to self-fulfill the prophecy of the full honey moon on the 13th causing a crazy night. As the whiskey flowed in the packed bars of Elm St., the bands of the festival smiled and played to crowds of freshly inked fans, the majority of whom seemed to be sporting f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Fall Out Boy: "We've Never Been Critical Darlings. We Are a Band that the Kids Like."

    Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy hasn't always had it as easy as he does now. After having a hit and miss high school career due to the effects of bi-polar disorder, Wentz played with several Chicago area punk acts before hitting the big time with Fall Out Boy. From his house in Southern California and ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2012
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    July 5, 2012

    Poor Vida's Third Annual Elements of Hip-Hop Drops Knowledge

    In the native tongue of hip-hop heads, the notion of the Four Elements is as familiar as the boom-bap of an 808 drum machine. Allow us this quick primer for those who may be less familiar. Hip-hop culture is composed of four distinct disciplines, or elements, that together make up a rich and diverse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Mike Modano's Tear-Stained Farewell

    Photos by Mike Mezeul​Mike Modano, the highest-scoring American-born player in the history of the National Hockey League and the face of the Dallas Stars even after he signed to Detroit for a final season, stifled a sob as he bade farewell to those who shaped his legendary career, which included 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Sure Mike Modano Has a Spot on Dallas' Mount Sportsmore. Well, Doesn't He?

    Mike Modano is on Facebook. And out of hockey. The legendary Dallas Star used social media  to announce his retirement from the NHL yesterday, ending a 21-year career as one of the sport's all-time greatest skaters and its most prolific American-born scorer. Feels like we've delivered th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2011
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    September 14, 2011

    TV Ratings: Rangers Mavericks Stars < Cowboys

    ​I run a buffet here. Not every customer will like everything I put out, but hopefully most will find a little something to keep them coming back. I get this complaint frequently: "Why don't you write more about the Rangers? They're winning!" (Beat the Indians last night. AL West ... 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 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 >>

  • News

    June 16, 2011

    The Mavericks Finally Fought Back, and They Have the Title to Prove It

    Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs shed labels and the Miami Heat on the way to their first NBA championship.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    The Greatest Individual Playoff Performance in the History of Dallas-Fort Worth Sports. Is Dirk's Dominant?

    ​The Mavs can play better than they did in Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference Finals. For the first time in the playoffs they allowed 100 points, 112 to be exact. The Thunder grabbed 11 offensive rebounds and, according to Mavs' coach Rick Carlisle, corralled 13 of the game's 20 loose bal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.22.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *And then, after Jesus had died on the cross and was buried in his tomb, some rabbits rummaged through a nearby picnic and ate a bunch of chocolate and candy. Powered  ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2011
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    January 20, 2011
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    December 29, 2010

    Ten Items Worth a Look-See: Mavs, Stars, Cowboys, Rangers and Fox News Pundit Says Michael Vick "Should Have Been Executed"

    The fans gave him a break, and even President Obama applauded Vick's return to the NFL. Tucker Carlson of Fox News? Not so much.​10. Mark Teixeira says teammate Andy Pettitte's "probably leaning toward retirement," which is good news for the Texas Rangers and everyone else aiming to win the AL pen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Ex-Canadian PM Brian Mulroney Says His Pal Tom Hicks Is "A Man of Principle and Honour"

    ​Tom Hicks is friends with Brian Mulroney, who served as Canadian prime minister from September 1984 to June 1993 -- and was, at one time, a senior counselor to Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst. Anyway. In the you-gotta-pay-to-read-it UK Times today, Mulroney op-eds about Liverpool fans' vilification ... 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

    April 5, 2010

    BREAKING NEWS: Wayne Gretzky Interested in Buying Your Dallas Stars

    ​The greatest hockey player ever is teaming with two of the sport's most iconic local faces in an attempt to buy the Dallas Stars, according to two sources familiar with the organization's current business landscape. With long-time owner Tom Hicks intent on selling the team, a group led by Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Texas Stadium Has Only 26 Days to Live

    ​Maybe I'm a sentimental old fool, but I'm going to miss the iconic eyesore called Texas Stadium. I'm all for progress and upgrades and the future-is-now and I love Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, but I saw a story on the news last night about the preparations being made to blow up Texas Stadiu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    One More Thing ... About Yesterday's Woodrow Wilson Gridiron Greats Gathering

    Patrick MichelsDavid O'Brien, son of Davey, and Tim Brown hoist the Super Bowl committee's plaque commemorating Woodrow's place in high school football history.​As Brad Sham noted toward the end of yesterday's presentation of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee's "Century in the Making" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    What's Your Hicks Hiccup?

    When did you write off Tom Hicks: Before, after or perhaps during this photo op?​Unless you consider the Dallas Stars' 1999 Stanley Cup a lifetime pardon, we've all got one. That is, that moment when Tom Hicks did/said something so outrageously inane that you WTF'd him onto your permament s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    eBay, Schmebay -- Look What the City's Sellin'

    Apparently, somebody at Dallas City Hall is cleaning out the prize closet to make a few extra dollars during the budget crunch.Every so often, just for grins, I check out the auctions at Lone Star Online, which the city of Dallas, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the Dallas Independent School District and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Dallas Stars Downsize, Upgrade?

    On second thought, two heads aren't better than one.Since two girlfriends = one problem, the Dallas Stars have abruptly ended their dual general managers experiement. Out: Brett Hull/Les Jackson. In: Joe Nieuwendyk. Strange as it is to be talking hockey in June - unless, of course, you l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.29.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Trust me, you'll be elated if David McDavid buys the Texas Rangers. Biggest reason: His dream is not to make more money, but to own a championship sports franchise in the Metroplex. *One of the thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.17.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If I were I am a betting man, and I am plunking down $1 that 105.3 The Fan and the Dallas Cowboys officially announce their flagship radio station partnership next week. Trust me when I say the deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    10 Questions: Dan Tullio

    He serves as director of Canadian Club's brand heritage, which is as worthy a cause as any.And who better to promote the brand? He's been with the whisky distillery for a quarter of a century, played a prominent role in their advertising campaigns and still travels the world spreading news about Can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Does This Bother Stars’ Fans as Much as I Think it Should?

    Is that lipstick? Nope, just Derian Hatcher's sweater. In case you somehow missed it, John McCain’s running mate/Saturday Night Live punch line swooped into town last week. But instead of putting lipstick on a pig, Dallas Stars’ owner Tom Hicks gave the world’s most annoying hockey mom a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Is it Bigger Than a Bread Basket?

    Biggest Dallas sports ticket. Ever. Just got my grubby little hands on what will be one of the hottest tickets in Metroplex sports history – the final regular-season Cowboys game at Texas Stadium. As you can see, the Cowboys certainly think it’s big. The actual ticket to the Saturday, De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    Stars Struck

    Sleep well, Stars fans. Sleep well. After teasing us with hints of a monumental comeback, the Dallas Stars were finally buried by the better team last night. Red Wings 4, Stars 1 wasn’t as close as the score indicates. Detroit, which advances to a Stanley Cup Finals series against Pittsbu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Stars-Wings Drop Puck in 10 Hours. All Aboard!

    Red Wings' fans throw octopi on the ice when their team scores. How very SpongeBobby of them. And stupid. The Dallas Stars’ bandwagon – so desolate three months ago that team president Jeff Cogen was bending over backward to win back fans – is suddenly more congested than the complaint li ... More >>

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    May 3, 2008
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    April 21, 2008


    Thanks to Stephane Robidas’ broken nose, the Dallas Stars finally broke their streak. Robidas, playing with a bulky cage protecting his injured nose, tied last night’s Game 6 and then set up Stu Barnes’ game-winning goal 52 seconds later as the Stars -- I hope you’re sitting down -- actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    So Not Better Late Than Never

    Marty Turco, a nation turns its sleepy eyes to you and says, "Dude, not again." So tired. So very, very tired. And so are you if, like me, you stayed up until 2:32 a.m. to watch the Dallas Stars lose an epic, quadruple-overtime playoff hockey game to the Vancouver Canucks. I know, the Stars were gri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2006

    Trick or Treat?

    There are some captains we love more than others--like, oh, Captain Kirk. Love him. And Brenden Morrow. Nice captain too. Your Dallas Stars are either setting us up for another punch to the gut come April or laying the foundation for the first 82-0 season in NHL history. In the wake of three consecu ... More >>

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Heaven Help Us

    When watching sports, is God a passive observer or a meddler?

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    On Thin Ice

    After giving fans the cold shoulder, can hockey win us back?

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003

    Born to Run

    Lace up, Gramps

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2003

    H.O.G. Wild

    Harleys take over Ennis

  • News

    November 16, 2000


    Judge Not, Mr. Know-It-All, Young Gun

  • Dining

    November 9, 2000

    Help Wanted

    Tired of poor service? You can thank the booming economy.

  • Culture

    November 2, 2000

    Boys to Men

    Sure, Brenden Morrow is only 21, but already he plays like a veteran

  • Culture

    September 2, 1999

    Changing channels

    When the Mavericks made a deal with the USA Network, Tom Hicks' regional sports channel became less regional

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    Across the Bar

    Rockville Music closes shop; Puerto Rico gets DJ Nature's call; Rubber Gloves still waiting for the Old 97's other shoe to fall; Pantera plays Detroit Rock City; Buck Jones Blushes

  • Culture

    September 24, 1998
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    February 5, 1998
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    November 27, 1997

    Pucking great

    Mike Modano has finally become the hockey player he always wanted to be

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