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    July 1, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.1.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Rangers return from Houston today to start a series in Arlington against the lowly Florida Marlins. Did anyone go to the airport to see the Silver Boot as Nolan Ryan triumphantly raised it? ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Dirk's Legacy: The All-Time Top 7 NBA Power Forwards

    ​10 All-Star Appearances. 1 NBA MVP. 1 Ring. 1 NBA Finals MVP. 4-time All-NBA First Team 3-Point Shootout Champion Soft. Clutch. With Sunday's victory over the Miami Heat Dirk Nowitzki filled in the final void of his Hall of Fame resume. Only things potentially left that would improve his leg ... More >>

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    June 12, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 6 -- Mavericks 105, Heat 95: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. You knew it was going to be an intense game ... even before the game. During shootaround at American Airlines Arena this afternoon neither Dwyane Wade nor LeBron James would respond to Dirk Nowitzki calling their mocking video "childish" and "ignorant." Their response: "We have no comment." B ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Grizzlies-Thunder: Who Should Mavs Fans Be Rooting For?

    Ah, the bad ol' days. Hilarious.​While the Mavs were sleeping last night, they might have won another playoff game. How's that? Because over in Memphis the Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder played only the sixth triple-overtime game in NBA playoff history. On the heels of Saturday's ... More >>

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    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.

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    April 13, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks' Playoff Position in Major Limbo After the Sorry-Ass Spurs Punk 'Em

    ​Dear San Antonio Spurs,Eff you.Sincerely,Dallas Mavericks With a chance to beat the reeling Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night and go a long way toward securing the No. 2 seed in the NBA's Western Conference Playoffs for the Mavericks, the Spurs decided to rest stars Tony Parker, Manu Gino ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    February 16, 2011

    The Return of Roddy: Boffo or Bust?

    Last time we saw Roddy Beaubois, we didn't see nearly enough. After a sporadic rookie season highlighted by a 40-point game against the Golden State Warriors last March, the cat-quick combo guard almost single-handedly rallied the Dallas Mavericks to a win in Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference f ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    NBA All-Star Starters Announced Tonight. Yao = In? Dirk = Out?

    ​This is the price we pay for David Stern's mission to make the NBA a global game. Because, after further review, yes, a million Chinese can be wrong. When the NBA announces its 2011 All-Star Game starters during tonight's double-header on TNT, the Western Conference's center will be ... Yao ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    Sans Dirk Nowitzki and an Effective Jason Terry, Mavs Lose 99-93 to Spurs

    Sure, no Dirk hurt. But Terry's 3-for-16 shooting hurt much worse last night.​Two minutes and 13 seconds. That's all it took for the San Antonio Spurs to turn a two-point lead against the Dallas Mavericks into a 16-point lead with nearly nine minutes remaining in the second half. After Georg ... More >>

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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 >>

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    September 21, 2010

    The Heisman Trophy: Style Over Substance

    Denard Robinson, the next Heisman winner? Yawn.​Reggie Bush gave back his Heisman Trophy. To which I respond: Big friggin' deal. I know the Heisman is one of the most hyped awards, but - let's be honest - it's also the most meaningless sports trophy this side of the Governor's Cup, Golden B ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 6, 2010
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    April 30, 2010

    GAME 6: Spurs 97, Mavs 87. My Top 10 Observations.

    Another year, another painful playoff loss.​10. The Mavericks are now the only NBA team to lose in the first round of the playoffs as a No. 1 and No. 2 seed. Granted the four-time champion Spurs aren't your pedestrian No. 7 seed, but it's still an ugly epitaph to have etched on your tombsto ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Mavs-Spurs Game 6 Irrationally Optimistic Game 6 Preview

    ​Dallas Mavericks' guard Jason Terry is guaranteeing a victory in tonight's Game 6 against the Spurs in San Antonio, which would force a dramatic Game 7 Saturday at American Airlines Center. "No question. We're coming back," Terry said. "We have to. It's our mission. Our job is to go down th ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    GAME 5: Mavs 103, Spurs 81. My Top 10 Observations.

    Game. On.​10. Welcome to the playoffs, Tuff Juice. Caron Butler set the tone last night at the raucous American Airlines Center. 35 points and 11 rebounds were nice. But it was his aggression - and 0 turnovers - that punched the Spurs in the face. 9. Game 6 is Thursday night in San Antonio. ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    GAME 4: Spurs 92, Mavs 89. My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Spurs' rookie DeJuan Blair is a beast. Sunday he had seven points and seven rebounds in 11 minutes and even placed an elbow in Dirk Nowitzki's ear to bait him into a technical foul. Roddy Beaubois may grow into the Mavs' point guard of the future, but some of us (my hand was raised) were ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    April 22, 2010

    GAME 2: Spurs 102, Mavs 88. My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Give Spurs coach Gregg Popovich credit. His "dogs" played harder and better than Dallas. In fact, they jumped to a 9-0 lead and basically used the Mavs as a fire hydrant. 9. Watching Erick Dampier and Brendan Haywood, it's Dallas' best center duo since Gana Diop was here with Damp in '06 ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.16.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Not only should Dirk Nowitzki be on the first-team All-NBA squad and a legit MVP candidate, he'll be unstoppable against the Spurs. San Antonio has its nucleus back - Tim Duncan, Manu Ginob ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Mavs vs. Spurs: Let's Get This Party Started

    Wednesday night's Dallas Mavericks' victory over the San Antonio Spurs wasn't exactly reason to plan a parade. But definitely reason to throw a party. After the game, players such as Shawn Marion and Caron Butler attended Chris Arnold's party at Deux Lounge in Mockingbird Station. The atmosphere was ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Dallas Mavericks: We're (Almost) No. 2!

    ​Get ready for Mavs-Spurs. And I don't mean just in Wednesday night's regular-season finale at American Airlines Center. I mean in the playoffs. Yes, again. With a walk-in-the-park, 23-point win over the ridiculous Clippers Monday night in Los Angeles, the Mavericks clinched at least the ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Loveable Losers or Successfully Consistent?

    ​Dirk did it. Again. As he's done for the last decade around here, Dirk Nowitzki snapped out of ugly shooting night just in time to lift the Dallas Mavericks to an improbable, pulsating victory. This time - mired in a 3-for-16 night - he hit two 3-pointers late in regulation and and then ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009
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    May 14, 2009

    Mavericks-Nuggets: A Requiem in 5 Predictable Parts

    No Jason Terry. No Gatorade dump. Hindsight, they say, is 20/20. Sometimes, unfortunately, so is foresight. On Friday, May 1 I picked the Denver Nuggets to eliminate the Dallas Mavericks in five games. Last night it came to pass, in the form of Nuggets 124, Mavs 110. Dirk Nowitzki was as grit ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Pinch Yourself: Mavericks 106, Spurs 93

    In hindsight, Dirk Nowitzki vs. Matt Bonner was a laugher.On second thought, forget The Alamo. And the San Antonio Spurs. What began as a competitive series that some of us skeptics thought the Spurs would win in seven games magically morphed into a hockey power play. Afforded basically a 5-o ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Mavericks 3, Spurs 1. The End is Near.

    Let's say that before tip-off of Game 1 I gave you these crystal ball visions about the Spurs-Mavs series: *San Antonio's Tony Parker will skip down Dallas' lane at will, averaging 29 points including games of 38 and 43. *Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki will be held 10 points under his season scoring a ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    2009 NBA Playoff Preview: Spurs vs. Mavs

    The good news: When the Mavs and Spurs begin their first-round playoff series this weekend it will be a renewal of a rivalry featuring talented, tested teams. The bad news: When the Mavs and Spurs finish their first-round playoff series, the loser will go home and the winner won't be far b ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Relax Mavs Fans, Dallas' First-Round Loss Won't Be to the Lakers

    While you were sleeping, the Dallas Mavericks officially succeeded in their lil' game of Avoid The Noid. Thanks to the Lakers' blowout of the Utah Jazz late last night, the Mavs won't open this weekend's NBA Playoffs as a no-way-in-hell-8th-seeded-underdog against Los Angeles. Not exa ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    The 10 Worst Sports Celebrations in the History of Sports

    Dear LeBron James, Just ask, and I'm sure Dancing With The Stars will have you on their ridiculously cheesy show next season. I'm sure millions of potato-chip snackin' housewives would be fixated on your every silly, pre-fabricated step. But as a basketball fan, I demand you immediately ce ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    What's In My Closet? NBA 50 Greatest Edition

    Snagged this poster during All-Star Weekend '97 in Cleveland. It's the NBA's 50 Greatest Players. Was going over it the other day and wondering how different it would look today? Would Kobe Bryant bump someone off? Who'd get cut? Would Tim Duncan squeeze into the picture? Steve Nash? ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Your Stock Market Mavericks

    All right, I'm off to a fancy schmancy brunch in Fort Worth this morning - more on that this afternoon - so I gotta make this snappy. Too bad, because I could spend all day trying to dissect your Dallas Mavericks. Down. Up. Down. Up. You follow? Just when you're ready to write them off after an ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Who Would You Trade Dirk For?

    A year ago tomorrow the Mavs pulled the trigger on their controversial blockbuster, sending Devin Harris and two first-round draft picks to the New Jersey Nets for Jason Kidd. Lookie who's in town tonight? It's those same Nets and a very different Harris, fresh off his All-Star appearance and a 41-p ... More >>

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    December 26, 2008

    Whitt's End

    *I seem to be fresh out of cash, but I'll betcha some leftover Christmas fruitcake that the Cowboys don't win in Philly Sunday. A team that leads the league in penalties, can't get in sync on something as simple as the center-quarterback snap, and allows the longest back-to-back running plays in NFL ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 18, 2008

    Deal or No Deal?

    NBA.com Keith Van Horn, now more useful than ever All this dramatic transaction has been missing is Howie Mandel, 25 suitcases and a stage full of models. But now -- maybe, just maybe -- it’s over. With the NBA’s league office pondering the Mavericks’ reconfigured trade for Jason Kidd at this ... More >>

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    October 25, 2007

    NBA GMs Not High on Dirk

    The annual NBA.com general managers survey is out, and they're hit-and-miss when it comes to Dallas Maverick Dirk Nowitzki. Of the seven ballers picked as MVP contenders, ain't one of 'em named Dirk; instead, the GMs' early-season picks are, in order, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nas ... More >>

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    June 12, 2007

    Jersey Whirl

    Apparently a few-years-old rape charge, a slew of 50-point games in a .500 season and a number change are worth more than an MVP title. But don’t take it from me. Just ask the millions of NBA fans worldwide who this season made Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 jersey the league’s top seller. The Mavs’ D ... More >>

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    April 16, 2007

    We're Getting a Facelift!

    This afternoon, Unfair Park will be taking a short hiatus as we remodel the Midway. This shouldn't take long, which means, of course, it'll take longer than expected. When we return, we'll look different and yet very much the same; it's just a little Botox and those new plugs we've been eyeing. Till ... More >>

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    November 2, 2006

    A Banner Night?

    Tonight the Dallas Mavericks take the first step of what they hope is an eight-month journey to the NBA Championship. Dirk Nowitzki will resume his climb to MVP. Avery Johnson will continue to preach "basket-BAWL." Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs will again provide the major obstacle. And, of c ... More >>

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    November 2, 2006

    Trophy Hunt

    The Mavs get back to it

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    May 16, 2006

    As Good As It Gets

    I went to the American Airlines Center Monday night and was reminded why we love sports: because for three heart-stopping, adrenalin-pumping hours, we forgot about the first ex-wife, the second mortgage and the four tires that need rotating. Mavs 123, Spurs 118 had everything. Villains (Tim Duncan) ... More >>

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    May 12, 2006
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    May 11, 2006

    Us vs. Us

    Hated Spurs have beloved Dallas roots

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    January 19, 2006

    Tex-cess

    Everything's bigger in our state, especially the fan fakery

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