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  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Best of Dallas 2011: Sports (Director's Cut and Deleted Scenes)

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Entourage: Fitting Finale or Farewell Flop?

    ​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 >>

  • 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 23, 2011

    The Top 5 Worst Draft Picks in the History of Your Dallas Mavericks

    Coulda been Kobe​Determining 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 >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Mavs Fans Deserve a Title, and Have the Scars to Prove It

    The Mavericks have too many noble causes to not produce one last comeback

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Mavs in the West Finals: We've Done This Before

    ​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 >>

  • News

    April 21, 2011

    What If Dirk Nowitzki Weren't White?

    His critics wouldn't call him soft, but his teammates would still lead the Mavs to another early exit.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    In Light of Bissinger vs. Cuban, I Present the NBA's All-White Team

    ​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 >>

  • 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

    June 30, 2009

    NBA Free Agency Commences in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Re: FYI, Read This ASAP. OMG!

    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. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Mavs (Virtually) Clinch a Playoff Berth

    For the first time in a long time - at least away from American Airlines Center - the Dallas Mavericks played like a team that wanted in the NBA Playoffs. And wanted to avoid a first-round matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. Their reward: With only 18 games remaining in the regular season, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    The Hottest Male Athletes According to Females

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Devin Harris: NBA All-Star

    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-Star. Jason Kidd isn't. Ouch. For Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    NBA GMs Aren't Impressed With Your Dallas Mavericks

    Rick Carlisle's in-game adjustments. And prayer. That's what this Mavs' season comes down to? As the Mavs head into tonight’s preseason finale, a bit more disrespect comes their way. A little more poison into which they can dip their arrows and place in their quivers for the season of retribut ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Beware The Ghost Of Avery

    Mark it down. Avery Johnson will get another NBA head-coaching gig (he says he’s already been contacted by a team, by the way) and bring his new team into the American Airlines Center and kick his old team’s ass. Nothing new, really. It’s the curse of the ex-Maverick. I mean, I think we c ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Another Reason For Dallas Sports Fans To Be Pissed Off

    You’d be mad. Pounding your fist into an open palm. Mumbling under your breath about a lack of respect, unfair popularity contests and skewed reputations. You’d do all that. That is, if you’d only been paying attention to the Mavericks’ suddenly successful season. But to most Dallas sports f ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2007
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    September 20, 2007

    Missed Manners

    Marsha Horne tames savage little beasts

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    A Summer-League, Cancer-Surviving Former Mav Tells His Inspirational Tale

    Ray Johnston, left, is still good pals with Dallas Mavs general manager Donnie Nelson, center. There's no reason for you to know the name Ray Johnston; he was a former Dallas Maverick, yes, but only a summer-leaguer. He was, not so long ago, just a 25-year-old loan officer with season tickets, as th ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Doctoring Dirk

    Why ransack the MVP's skill when we can simply reboot his psyche?

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2007

    Nellie and Cuban and the Love Lost

    On the front page of this morning's Wall Street Journal, you will find a story detailing the relationship -- or, rather, rift -- between Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and his former coach, Golden State's Don Nelson. Maybe their falling-out was over money -- the $6.6 mil Nellie claims Cuban owes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2007

    Check That, Mavs Win!

    The last time the Mavs won a division, the team looked a whole lot different. I know, the Mavericks played like April fools in Phoenix Sunday afternoon. But the day wasn't a total loss. In fact, it was a major win. How's that? After Dallas' ugly loss, the San Antonio Spurs went and lost to the crap ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Old Men and Bag Ladies

    The good, the bad and the crazy invade Austin

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Oscar Oversight

    Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2006
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    October 31, 2006
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    June 9, 2006

    Game Won

    See, I toldja the Heat sucked. That and other revelations from the Mavs' Game 1 victory over Miami last night at American Airlines Center: Nothing says cool like glowing blue pom-poms. Made the American Airlines Center look more like a U2 concert instead of The NBA Finals. After forcing our jeers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    The Son and the Suns

    Tractor traded: Do you remember Robert Traylor? He's the backbone of the Dallas Mavericks. No, seriously. Before holding onto our chairs and grabbing our throats during tonight's Apocalyptic Game 5 of the Mavs-Suns NBA Western Conference Finals at the American Airlines Center, let's take a second to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    It's the Chicks' "Time"

    For years, former Observer music editor Zac Crain and I took delight in poking at the Dixie Chicks for pretending the former Dallas street-corner performers didn't exist until singer Natalie Maines joined the band and for acting as though they hadn't released an album till 1998's Wide Open Spaces. ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2006

    Behind the Music: Courtside

    A few people fell for our Dirk Nowitzki April Fool's prank, including Mike Rhyner and Greg Williams, hosts of "The Hardline" on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket), but most people didn't. The song did make its way around the Internet, though, which was good enough for us. One blogger called it the single of ... More >>

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    March 14, 2006
  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Dork Nowitzki

    Turns out the best player on the NBA's best team is a normal guy

  • News

    November 3, 2005

    The Dallas Donuts

    Can Dampier finally fill Mavs' middle?

  • Calendar

    December 16, 2004

    Ho, Ho, Vroom

    Bikers saddle up with Christmas spirit

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Boy, Oh, Boy

    Plus: Won't Somebody Please Think of The Children?; Mavs, Man

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Moody Mavs

    For a team headed to the playoffs, Nellie's group is a schizo bunch

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Ring Them Up

    For whom does the bell toll? Nellie? 'Tawn? 'Toine?

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    'Boys Gone Wild

    And other tall tales of 2003

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    All Net

    The Mavs gets Jazzed

  • News

    October 23, 2003

    Mr. Nice Guy

    Is Antawn Jamison too big a sweetheart to make the Mavs tough enough?

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Final Score

    Plus: Dumb Muggles; Tom U.

  • News

    June 5, 2003

    House of Cards

    The Mavs fell, but does that mean they're not playing with a full deck?

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Letters

    Letters from the issue of April 10, 2003

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Back to the Future

    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

  • Culture

    July 29, 1999

    Belo's sure got balls

    The News now co-owns the Mavericks, but at what price?

  • Calendar

    February 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 11 - 17, 1999

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