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Vital analysis and news unpacking the world of Texas sports

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April 30, 2003

A Dinger

Astros general manager Gerry Hunsicker talks about second baseman Jeff Kent and a budget like the New York Yankees'.

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April 30, 2003

Play Bawl!

Yes, yes—come playoff time, the Houston Astros have a history of reducing grown men to tears. But thanks to Jeff Kent, this season could be different.

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March 1, 2003

Sports Fan

Writer Skip Bayless talks about the Dallas Cowboys, Bill Parcells, and his pick for next year's Super Bowl winner.

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February 1, 2003

A Q&A with Marshevet Hooker

San Antonio high school senior Marshevet Hooker was a member of the record setting U.S. Junior Track & Field Team. She recently committed to attending college at UT-Austin.

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July 31, 2002

Training Camp

At the Mack Brown Women's Clinic on football, no men are allowed. Females ask tough questions, learn about offensive strategy, and have a ball.

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July 31, 2002

Game Boys

Staubach and Aikman, together at last. A Bum Phillips belly laugh. Jerry Levias, first and always. These and other heroes of Texas football, past and present, pose for a pigskin portfolio.

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April 1, 2002

Caught Looking

When I was asked to step down as the manager of the Houston Astros last year, I bade a bittersweet farewell to a team I had loved for more than three decades. Among the many lessons I learned: how to motivate millionaires, how to lose in the playoffs. And I

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March 1, 2002

The Franchise

Is the Dallas Mavericks' Mark Cuban a pushy billionaire with a lust for publicity, or is he an energetic owner who has saved the team? Do we have to choose?

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August 31, 2001

The Original Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders

“Brad Pitt is going to see me! All of Hollywood is going to see me!” That’s what 47-year-old Carrie O’Brien thought when she first spied the July 2-July 9 double issue of Sports Illustrated, the one featuring her and four of the other original Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders on the cover.

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April 1, 2001

The Better Deal

Forget A-Rod's $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers. Jeff Bagwell of the Houston Astros has more important numbers to brag about.

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December 1, 2000

Deer Prudence

Back when I was a hippie pacifist in Northern California, I never thought I'd kill an animal for sport. Then I married into a South Texas ranching family, and in time I managed to pull the trigger and bag a buck. My emotions were decidedly mixed, but I knew that

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May 31, 2000

Winter in L.A.

Whether coaching the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles or leading the Lakers to their best record in years, Phil Jackson has had one constant: Wellington native Tex Winter at his side.

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December 1, 1999

Having a Ball

It’s no easy task to run the two-time champs of the Ro-Tex-Erie Fantasy Baseball League. But I’m managing.

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December 1, 1999

Athlete of the Century—Carl Lewis

“When it comes to individual athletic superiority, few people in the world can touch long, lean, impossibly fast Carl Lewis, who came to Texas in 1979, qualified for the Olympics in 1980, and dominated his sport—the world of sports, actually—for the next sixteen years.”

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September 30, 1999

All Stars

OFFENSEQuarterback Blackie Sherrod sportswriter, Belton High School Tigers, class of 1937 Larry Gatlin singer, Odessa High School Bronchos, ’66Roy Spence advertising executive, Brownwood High School Lions, ’67 Rick Perry lieutenant governor, Paint Creek School Pirates, ’68 Richard Linklater filmmaker, Huntsville High School Hornets, 1976—1978 Tony Garza railroad commissioner, St.

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August 31, 1999

Cat & Mouse With Tom & Jerry

How much do Tom Hicks and Jerry Jones pay themselves for the privilege of owning the Dallas Stars, the Texas Rangers, and the Dallas Cowboys? That and more in a revealing joint interview.

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July 31, 1999

Color Commentary

With this year’s induction of Seguin native Smokey Joe Williams, one fourth of the Negro Leaguers in baseball’s hall of fame are Texans. Unfortunately, there may not be any more.

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April 30, 1999

Ice Guys Finish First

Hockey in Texas? And the team is good? Don’t laugh. The Dallas Stars could win it all this year, and sports fans across the state could soon be drinking Shiner Bock from the Stanley Cup.

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April 1, 1999

Secret Agent Men

Why are Randy and Alan Hendricks the only people in Houston who are glad Roger Clemens didn’t end up with the Astros? Hey, it comes with the job.

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March 1, 1999

Inside Aggie Inc.

Which sports lose money, the economics of luxury suites, and other secrets of Texas A&M University’s athletic program.

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February 1, 1999

Debbie Rice

Watch out, World Wrestling Federation. The famed Roller Derby is back, and Houston native Debbie Rice may prove to be its “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. The 31-year-old holds five national in-line skating records, and clocking in at 61 miles per hour, she’s the fastest downhill female speedskater in the world.

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December 1, 1998

Moses Malone, Jr., and George Gervin, Jr.

After years of watching their fathers tear up the NBA,19-year-old Moses Malone, Jr.,  and 22-year-old George Gervin, Jr., have the ball in their court—at the University of Houston. Malone, who graduated from Friendswood High School in May, and Gervin, a San Antonio native who spent last year at San Jacinto

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November 1, 1998

Hannah Storm

When I graduated from Notre Dame in 1983, I wanted to be a sportscaster. But at the time there were very few women doing that, so I had a difficult time finding a job. I answered some want ads in a broadcasting publication, and one of the advertisements was for

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September 30, 1998

Running Right

Forget about the hair (and the tattoos). Ricky Williams has his head screwed on straight, which is why he’s still playing football at the University of Texas.

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September 30, 1998

Kristen Link and Lindsay Long

When twenty-year-old Kristen Link, a junior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, asked eighteen-year-old freshman Lindsay Long to be her synchronized diving partner in the spring of 1997, Long wasn’t sure she wanted to take the plunge. “It’s scary enough to dive by yourself, and in synchronized diving you have