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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
SovietWe'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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:
High school football
A high-school prom
A high-school graduation ... More >>
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 >>
Oak Cliff Christian Church in an undated photo, courtesy the Oak Cliff Conservation LeagueDallas 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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*So Jerry Jones wanted Dan Reeves to pledge working X amount of hours per week. Maybe it's part of the owner's new get-tough policy, but isn't that ridiculous? I seem to remember a head coach around h ... More >>
Right is wrong and left is ... right?
Seems to be. It's not exactly a bass-ackward revolution, but left-handers are doing okay for themselves in sports these days.
Or are they?
The idea struck me last week when I saw highlights of college quarterbacks Josh Heupel and Matt Leinart winning BCS Nation ... More >>