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  • Calendar

    January 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    A Labor Day First: Top 10 U.S. Open Observer-ations ... From a Guy Who Just Wants a Chance To Work

    ​Carrollton's Kelly Dearmore emailed me with a simple request: I wanna write for Sportatorium. Being that he's a free-lance writer that has covered concerts for the Observer, he hates the New York Yankees and he loves him some tennis in general and one of my fave sporting events -- the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    With Local Boy Mitchell Krueger, There's Hope For American Tennis

    ​Couple years ago I alerted you to a tennis phenom in our midst. At the time, Keller 14-year-old Mitchell Krueger was just trying to find his way onto the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids. Over the weekend, he came this close to winning the French Open. Not the French Open. That c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Whitt's End: 5.6.11

    Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Mavericks-Lakers and Rangers-Yankees in our town in the same weekend. Delicious. If you had a front-row ticket to just one, which would it be? Are there really semi-sane humans who'd choose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Download Soviet's DOOM Full-Length For Free

    Soviet​We've been high on fresh-faced local garage-punk upstart Soviet since, well, pretty much the second we first heard of them. And our appreciation of the band's aggressively slackerish approach has only increased in the weeks since, bolstered by the band's fiery, and sometimes confrontational ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Does Josh Hamilton Have a Chance to Be Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year?

    ​Let's see, he's won a batting title, an American League MVP, multiple Ginger Ale showers, our hearts and - almost, sorta -  a World Series. Today Texas Rangers' outfielder Josh Hamilton goes for another coveted honor - Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year. Little deb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Love Convection: Meddlesome Moth

    First truth: I didn't go to Meddlesome Moth on a date. Second truth: I did go there with three couples and my "date"--a girlfriend. Third truth: A man did pay for my meal. So the dinner had some date-like aspects to it, right? Not really. The man who paid for my dinner is my co-worker's husband, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Cowboys Stadium to Host, Well, Everything

    You've come a long way, baby.​Cowboys Stadium hasn't yet officially celebrated its 1st birthday. Yet, by my count, the joint in Arlington has already hosted: Pro football College football High school football Pro basketball College basketball A high-school prom A high-school graduation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Carpenter for Barron: One Man's Trash is Another Man's ... Trash?

    To get Bobby Carpenter outta town, any old Alex would've done the trick.​The Dallas Cowboys finally admitted Monday what we've all known for years: Bobby Carpenter is a blonde bust. Drafted 18th overall in 2006 before stars like Antonio Cromartie and Joseph Addai (thank you, Bill Parcells), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    With Demo Permit in Hand, DISD's Closer to Razing Historic Oak Cliff Christian Church

    Oak Cliff Christian Church in an undated photo, courtesy the Oak Cliff Conservation League​Dallas Independent School District spokesman Jon Dahlander says he can't talk about the district's intentions with the former Oak Cliff Christian Church on 10th Street, which, as we first mentioned Tuesday m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Greatest Shot in the History of Tennis

    Not really a local, Dallas-y angle here. Other than the fact that I know you guys appreciate sports greatness when you see it. And since this moment happened in the U.S. Open tennis semifinals while y'all were probably still high-fiving Cowboys 34, Bucs 21, perhaps you didn't see it.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Tennis, Anyone?!

    In '04 Federer-Roddick gave me this ball. In '09, they gave me a classic.Sunday's instant classic Wimbledon final was one of those magical moments that only sports can provide. As Roger Federer and Andy Roddick battled past four hours and into the longest fifth set in Grand Slam history, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    The Top 10 Hottest Women's Tennis Players

    Even if you don't like tennis, I'm suggesting you'll enjoy The French Open. Hot and dirty young women sweating and grunting and playing with fuzzy balls. What's not to like lust? Even though Anna Kournikova has bagged her beautiful raquets, there's plenty to look at in the women's gam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2009

    The Top 10 Sportiest American Holidays

    Had a buddy yesterday gloat to me that Memorial Day Sunday is "one of the greatest sporting days of the year!" To which I replied, "Huh?" I remember a time when the Indianapolis 500 was must-see TV along with the Harlem Globetrotters, heavyweight boxing matches, Oklahoma-Nebraska foot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    If Only Jerry Jones' Wrapping Paper Could Throw a Football

    At the rate this Super Bowl or Bust season's going for Your Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones has but four opportunities left to bring folks up to the owner's suite in Texas Stadium before the joint gets bye-byed. It is, alas, a most wonderful treat for the special someones tapped to join Jerry and Gene ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    The Top 10 Hottest Female Athletes in the History of Ever

    She'll be in town this weekend. Plan accordingly. Couple years ago during a rain delay at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York I was chatting in the players’ lounge when I nonchalantly reached for a piece of fruit on the lavish buffet. Simultaneously, and just as casually, Anna Kournikova ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Dale Hansen’s Scholar Athlete of the Week, Eat Your Heart Out

    A star is born. Speaking of tennis and the Davis Cup and local athletes, I almost forgot to mention Mitchell Krueger. In fact, I did forget. Until now. Who he, you ask? With any luck, and some computer click support from you, he could be the December cover boy on Sports Illustrated for Kids.

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Political Football

    Not to get too politicky on you today, but a couple people have breathlessly asked me, “Didja see Palin’s speech?!” In a word, notevenonesecond. But I did watch Venus vs. Serena and Rafael Nadal outlast Mardy Fish at the U.S. Open. Why? Because I’m more than a tad skeptical that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    There’s No Joy In Mudville

    Silver medals never tasted so bitter. Get those cards, flowers and strip-o-grams coming, I need a lil’ pick-me-up. Not because the Cowboys lost or the Rangers’ annual summer fade is in hyper-drive. Alas, my tennis team came this close to winning the USTA 3.5 Texas sectional championship ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    Wow-mbledon

    The greatest current one-on-one battle in all of sports. As a stupid guy once famously said in a super movie, “Sorry I had ta fight in da middle of ya black pantha pawwty,” but I can’t let another day pass without opining on the greatest tennis match I ever did see. (No worries. Anothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    Snack de Carnac

    May the fleas of a thousand camels nest in your underoos. When I was kid I loved Johnny Carson’s “Carnac the Magnificent”. Not so much the billowy, festooned headwear, but more the connect-the-dots humor. And as an adult (sorta), I dig this game. Fuse the two at the 21st-Century cyber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    Andy Roddick's Sweet on T.O.

    Andy Roddick, T.O.'s lil' buddy New York Times sports columnist Bill Rhoden this morning details a most "unlikely friendship": Austin's tennis hotshot Andy Roddick and Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens. This week the two are hanging out at the Sony Ericsson Open in Florida, where Roddick's playi ... More >>

  • Film

    January 17, 2008
  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007

    Game, Set, Match

    McEnroe and Co. take Frisco

  • News

    October 4, 2007
  • News

    September 27, 2007

    Pete Sampras Returns to Royalty

    The tennis king makes pit stop in, um, Frisco?

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Re-Pete After Me

    Pete Sampras is bringing his bag of yellow balls to Frisco this weekend. You could trek to Arlington this weekend to pay your last respects to a suck-ass baseball outfit that last night lost its 82nd game of 2007 and clinched its seventh losing season in the last eight years. Or you could choose to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2007
  • News

    November 30, 2006

    Anna Nirvana

    Falling in Love-40 with a tennis temptress

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    Love-Love

    Ya know what Richie's doing tomorrow? Getting tennis lessons from this woman. He calls it "working." Whatever eases his guilty conscience... We never really need an excuse to run a pic of Anna Kournikova, but today we actually have one. The hottest player to ever pick up a tennis racquet--and yeah ... More >>

  • Film

    January 5, 2006

    Double Fault

    Woody Allen's Match Point can't return serve

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Way to Kick it Old-School

    T-shirts from Classic Sports Logos

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Place to Work Out

    Cooper Fitness Center

  • Culture

    October 7, 1999

    The long goodbye

    It's not yet game, set, match for Jimmy Connors, even at 47

  • Culture

    October 1, 1998

    Bringing up baby

    John McEnroe has grown older, but he has never grown up

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