Hat tip, of course, to Mr. Spock for the headline suggestion -- what, you've never heard the ancient Vulcan proverb? Shame. Anyway. Yes, looks like the former Dallas Maverick is headed to China, if this crudely interpreted Web site is any indication. Jerry Stackhouse, who said in October he wasn't ready to retire, is getting a tryout with the Shanxi Zhongyu of the Chinese Basketball Association, and was supposed to land yesterday but had some issues with his visa. And how excited is the Chinese sporting press? "The Shanxi team has the astonishing pen repeatedly in nearly two season's foreign aid introductions, but if they this time really makes Stackhouse, then to CBA is also a vibration without doubt." Damn you, Babelfish. ...
And, in other sporting news, the Los Angeles Times asked former Dallas Cowboys great Lee Roy Jordan who he thinks will win tonight in The Only College Football Game That Matters tonight. To which the Dallas resident and former Alabama All-American replied, not surprisingly, the Crimson Tide: "I think maybe by about 10 points, or something like that." On a related note, seen this?
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.