Willa Ford

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Mike Modano to Retire a Dallas Star As Club Signs Him to a One-Day Farewell Contract

    Courtesy the Dallas StarsMike Modano and Willa Ford upon No. 9's departure from Dallas last year​Yesterday, upon the occasion of Mike Modano's retirement announcement, several Friends of Unfair Park asked if the Dallas Stars would sign him to a short-lived contract so the single-season Detroit Red ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    At Last, Mike Modano to Retire

    Photo by Patrick MichelsMike Modano and Willa Ford at our music awards two years ago​In April 2010, Mike Modano told us he wasn't sure if he was ready to retire. He sure felt like it, he said: "At this point, on this day, I can make the decision: I'm done." But, of course, he wasn't: After a tear- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    It's Official: We're Moving The Dallas Observer Music Awards Out of Summer and Into October

    Patrick MichelsMike Modano and Willa Ford at the 2009 Dallas Observer Music Awards.​Last year's Dallas Observer Music Awards, if you don't mind us saying, were pretty amazing. The winners were pretty great, the nominations on point, the ceremony a great time and, oh, the showcase.Yep, last year's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Mike Modano Talks to Unfair Park About Why Tomorrow May -- or May Not -- Be His Last Game at AAC in a Stars Uniform

    A brief history of Mike Modano's career as assembled by the Dallas Stars​The Dallas Stars' season ends Saturday night as it did last year: with a whimper, as once again Tom Hicks's hockey club fails to make the playoffs. Yet it's hard to believe tickets remain for tomorrow night's final game of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Willa Ford to Make Her Triumphant (Far as You Know) Return to the Movies

    Patrick MichelsMike Modano and Willa Ford at the Dallas Observer Music Awards back in July​Speaking of the local film business ...Willa Ford's an awful nice lady from my limited experience spent with Mr. and Mrs. Mike Modano, but I've seen little of her film work; this, for example, is all I've se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Because, Sure, When You Think Dallas Observer Music Awards, the Names "Mike Modano and Willa Ford" Pop to Mind

    Patrick MichelsPatrick Michels is putting the finishing touches on what's sure to be a sprawling slide show from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards at the Granada. (Hence, the reason for no DC9 postings today -- but, look, back in my day, we wrapped around 1 a.m., grabbed an early breakfast, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    (Free!) Gig Alert: DOMAXXI Awards Show! (Now With Presenters! And, As Always, Free!)

    Ha! Like you didn't already know.Alas, I'll tell you anyway: Tonight, we make the Big Reveals and announce the winners to your 2009 Dallas Observer Music Awards, bringing yet another wildly success awards season to a close. Fun fact: More than 1,700 people stopped through the six venues we ran for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Smile Smile Gets In The Valentine's Day Spirit (Not Really), Offers Free Download

    Local indie pop duo Smile Smile, whose long lost love is the thing legend 'round these parts, is offering a free download of its cover of the Foo Fighters' "Walking After You" on its web site in anticipation of its free show on Friday night at the Barley House. Check it out--it's actually pretty go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Who Wants Free Tickets?!

    My free tickets aren't this big. And they won't be delivered by this chick. Other than that, this photo provides a perfect synopsis of your good fortune. Two words: Free. Tickets. I have four tickets and a parking pass to the final Rangers’ home game of the season. Wednesday afternoon. 1 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Advantage, Mrs. Modano

    I choose to believe, er, fantasize, that she wears this under her tennis skirt. But that's just me. So I got this friend who, like me, plays competitive tennis. (Pregnant pause while 92% of you clear the room.) Anyway, she’s playing level 3.0 women’s doubles (advanced lower level, if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    If this is Mike Modano's Swan Song, Will That Mean We'll See Less of Mo'?

    Hmm. Take another cross-check to the ribs or chase the Mrs. around the house? Decisions, decisions. Face it, tonight's Game 4 could be the last game of Mike Modano's Stars-studded career. I know! It's not a guarantee, just a frightening possibility. With Detroit having sucked the drama from the ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Dallas Stars Finally Align

    Yep, and just when you thought we'd never again witness hockey in May.

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    Missed Manners

    Marsha Horne tames savage little beasts

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2007

    Poor Mr. Ford

    For some reason, Richie does not approve of Mike Modano's marriage to Willa Ford. Last season Mike Modano had the captain’s “C” ripped off his Dallas Stars sweater. And last week, he apparently had his testicles removed. By his new wife. Watching the newlyweds give a tour of their Dallas home ... More >>

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    June 21, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2007

    A Star Is Boring

    With all due apologies to Marty Turco, we now blame someone else for the Stars' 3-1 hole. This is why hockey sucks: Take away the names and numbers from the sweaters -- sweaters, yeah, that’s another reason -- and Mike Modano looks like a non-impact scrub against the Vancouver Canucks. Offsides. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2007

    A Little-Bitty Modano

    Mike Modano can be all yours this weekend, for a mere 15 bucks. But act fast: There are only 3,000 of him to go around. You can pick him up at NorthPark Center Saturday and Sunday, when the NHL hosts an All-Star Trading Card and Memorabilia show in conjunction with the its All-Star Game taking place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    Modano Getting Married. Lucky Him?

    So it's official: Dallas Star Mike Modano is marrying Dancing with the Stars non-winner Willa Ford. But dunno if this bodes terribly well: "The couple has been dating on and off for four years, Willa told Access Hollywood." Or this: "During DWTS Willa was rumored to be dating her dancing partner M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2006