Some are good. Some are getting better. But only a select few are the best. When it comes to our annual Best of Dallas issue I've made it easy this year. For those of you too cheap to "buy" a paper that's absolutely free, just sit back in your boxers and click, click, click away. ... More >>
I dunno, last Sunday night's finale to HBO's Entourage was a little too tidy for me. Vince finally got the girl. Eric was back with Sloan. Ari was reconciling with Mrs. Ari. Drama's show was a go and even Turtle was a trim, fit millionaire. What the what?! I guess I prefer my bre ... 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 >>
Coulda been KobeDetermining the best Mavs' pick of all-time is simple: Dirk Nowitzki. You know the story. In 1998 then-general manager Don Nelson took the giant German in a draft-day switcheroo with the Milwaukee Bucks for the late, not-so-great Robert "Tractor" Trayor. Just a week after t ... More >>
The Mavericks have too many noble causes to not produce one last comeback
The Mavericks haven't lost an NBA Western Conference Finals series in five years. Of course we all know what happened Dallas advanced this far -- in the 2006 NBA Finals. The come-from-ahead loss to the Heat sent the franchise into a pyschological spiral from which it is just n ... More >>
His critics wouldn't call him soft, but his teammates would still lead the Mavs to another early exit.
Buzz Bissinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. His Friday Night Lights captured high-school football in Texas, spawned a network TV series and afforded him writing immortality. Buzz Bissinger is also an idiot. At least when it comes to the NBA. His "White Men Can't Root" column for ... 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 >>
Love him or not, gotta have him back. Right?So, the Mavs made a big deal yet? Well, GM Donnie Nelson promised a "very active summer," so let's hop to it. Actually, though NBA free agency is just hatching, Dallas may be already making progress. That is, if you consider re-signing Jason Kidd pr ... More >>
Danny Bollinger Was this block/fall Jason Kidd's last stand as a Maverick? The body was still warm. The emotions, still raw. But when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks, Charles Barkley doesn't give a damn. "They got problems," the rotund, ridiculous TNT analyst said last night in the min ... More >>
The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL ... More >>
Second in a very sporadic, yet nonetheless fascinating series by Dallas Observer staff writers Merritt Martin/Megan Feldman. Ladies, as always, mi casa es su casa ... You've been waiting haven't you? We knew you wanted it, but c'mon, we had to make you yearn. It was a tease, all in good fun ... and ... More >>
Welcome to Mavs' fans' nightmare.Sorry I'm a little late this morning. Been glued to one of the greatest, longest tennis matches ever. The Fernando Verdasco-Rafael Nadal Australian Open semifinal that started at 2:30 a.m. our time just ended. In other news ... Devin Harris is an NBA All- ... More >>
This summer Dirk Nowitzki went down under to find himself. Can he now lead the Mavs to the promised land?
Marsha Horne tames savage little beasts
Why ransack the MVP's skill when we can simply reboot his psyche?
The good, the bad and the crazy invade Austin
Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports
Turns out the best player on the NBA's best team is a normal guy
Can Dampier finally fill Mavs' middle?
Bikers saddle up with Christmas spirit
Plus: Won't Somebody Please Think of The Children?; Mavs, Man
For a team headed to the playoffs, Nellie's group is a schizo bunch
For whom does the bell toll? Nellie? 'Tawn? 'Toine?
And other tall tales of 2003
The Mavs gets Jazzed
Is Antawn Jamison too big a sweetheart to make the Mavs tough enough?
Plus: Dumb Muggles; Tom U.
The Mavs fell, but does that mean they're not playing with a full deck?
Letters from the issue of April 10, 2003
For Dirk, Don and the Mavs to compete with the Lakers, they'll have to look to an unlikely source for inspiration: the late-'80s teams of Mark Aguirre and Dick Motta
The News now co-owns the Mavericks, but at what price?
February 11 - 17, 1999