1. Erick Dampier: The Cause of and Solution To The Mavericks' Center Woes

    Erick Dampier. An enigma, wrapped in a riddle, wrapped in a headband. No Mavs player has caused fans more disgust, delight, optimism and pessimism in the past five years...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about over 4 years ago 960 reads 4 comments

  2. Finally, Dallas Mavericks Aren't Living and Dying by Field Goal Percentages

    I’m officially off of the ledge. After an opening night loss that sent me into a spiral of shame and intravenous drug abuse, the Dallas Mavericks seem to be finally realizing their potential...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about over 4 years ago 255 reads 4 comments

  3. Philadelphia Eagles: When Bad Coaching Happens to Good Teams

    I root for the Philadelphia Eagles twice a year. At Dallas, and against Dallas at home. That's it. So last night, I tuned in hoping that the Philadelphia team that beat up on the New York Giants would show up, and take advantage of a weaker Dallas team...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about over 4 years ago 1,004 reads 14 comments

  4. Dirk Nowitzki and the Anatomy of a Comeback

    I'll admit it: I'm a weak person. Not physically (well, okay, physically), but when it comes to my sports teams, I'm mentally weak. I hate seeing my rival teams win, and even more than that, I hate seeing my teams lose...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about over 4 years ago 239 reads 1 comments

  5. Meet the New Team, Same as the Old Team: Dallas Mavericks Come Out Flat

    8:30 EST, Tuesday night After feeling like a kid on Christmas Eve for most of the day, I finally sit down on my couch, cold frosty beverage in hand. It's about to begin. The Dallas Mavericks play the Washington Wizards, and since I live in D...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about over 4 years ago 184 reads 3 comments

  6. Something Better Than In The Middle: Dallas Mavericks Season Preview

    The Dallas Mavericks enter the 2009-10 season as tweeners. They are geared up for a run at the title this year, but they are also in position to snag a superstar in the Summer of 2010...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about over 4 years ago 241 reads 3 comments

  7. Mavericks at Wizards: A Preseason Slide Show

    As a native of Washington, D.C., I am located a few thousand miles away from my beloved Dallas Mavericks. So when they come to play the Wizards, I'm there...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about over 4 years ago 148 reads 3 comments

  8. NFL Power Rankings: Ravens, Giants, Vikings, Jets Lead the Way

    It's shaping up to be a pretty interesting football season, that's for sure. A few teams are starting to look downright invincible, and a few teams look like they could go 0-16...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about almost 5 years ago 1,364 reads 11 comments

  9. Pardon Me If Michael Beasley's Problems Aren't Breaking My Heart

    I'll start off by saying what Michael Beasley is going through is probably no joke. Unlike some health problems, mental issues just can't be cured by throwing money at the problem (insert your ...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about almost 5 years ago 1,112 reads 14 comments

  10. Orlando Magic Offseason Has Been Smoke and Mirrors

    The Orlando Magic weren't any one's fashionable pick to make the 2009 NBA Finals. We all knew they had a force in Dwight Howard, along with a pair of mystery forwards in Rashard Lewis and Hedo Turkoglu, but that's about it...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about almost 5 years ago 1,228 reads 58 comments

  11. Portland Trail Blazers Losing the Offseason Battles

    I always liked the Portland Trail Blazers. I've had roommates and co-workers from Portland, and they were always into the Trail Blazers, even during the "Jail Blazers" years...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about almost 5 years ago 683 reads 25 comments

  12. Why Won't ESPN Report on The Ben Roethlisberger Situation?

    (UPDATE: SEE BELOW FOR THE LATEST) I'm a begrudging fan of ESPN. I watch their coverage of sports, and I usually have SportsCenter on in the background in the morning or while I'm doing random stuff...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about almost 5 years ago 3,751 reads 119 comments

  13. Dallas Mavericks Lose Out on Marcin Gortat, a Small Part of Me Dies

    Congratulations Otis Smith. You've managed to do what only the NBA referees have been able to do. You have caused basketball to disgust me. Not the game itself, but the process. The concept of a restricted free agent...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about almost 5 years ago 1,016 reads 37 comments

  14. The New Center and Shooting Guard for the Dallas Mavericks

    The Dallas Mavericks are in a unique, yet unenviable position this offseason. Twelve months before the expected free agent bonanza of 2010, they face the prospect of fading completely out of contention, and taking the Dirk era to an unhappy conclusion...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about 5 years ago 1,591 reads 14 comments

  15. Shaq to Cavs: Good News For NBA Fans, Bad News For Him

    I'll admit it. Though I'm not a particularly big Shaq or Cavs fan, I'm excited to see Shaq on the Cavs. Two stars—one completing his final descent, one just breaking into a possibly untapped ...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about 5 years ago 383 reads 0 comments

  16. Mavericks Swap Picks With Blazers: What Is The Mavs' Strategy?

    As of approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, the Dallas Mavericks completed a trade with the Portland Trailblazers. The Mavericks sent the Blazers their 22nd pick in exchange for the 24th pick, as well as a second-round pick in 2009 and 2010...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about 5 years ago 591 reads 3 comments

  17. Boston Red Sox Pitcher Justin Masterson Speaks at Pentagon

    The closest thing on this site to breaking news, this is a story that I wrote for my paper about Justin Masterson, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. Boston Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson, in Washington D...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about 5 years ago 552 reads 2 comments

  18. If You Pass on Ricky Rubio, You Will Be Sorry

    We're barely scratching the surface of a soul-crushing summer of no basketball. For more advice on how to get over it, click here. But one of the things that has me occupied until Thursday, is the NBA Draft...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about 5 years ago 839 reads 13 comments

  19. Let's Make a Deal: Who Can The Dallas Mavericks Acquire This Offseason?

    The following is a roundtable-style discussion between two Dallas Mavericks Community Members, Alex McVeigh and Janet Kessler. It is the first in a series of articles that will look at the offseason moves that the Dallas Mavericks can/should make...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about 5 years ago 1,342 reads 23 comments

  20. Lakers-Magic: The Shadow Of Shaq

    It's funny how things work. This is the first playoffs since Shaq's rookie year that he hasn't been there. And yet, the two teams that are remaining are two teams that are still struggling to fill the hole he left, a whole as big as well, Shaq himself...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about 5 years ago 223 reads 1 comments

  21. How the Dallas Mavericks Can Be Winners on Draft Day

    The draft. It's like free agency, only more exciting. Generally, with free agents, you've got a decent idea of what you're going to get, as there are seasons too look at to see how someone performs against the best of the best...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about 5 years ago 1,136 reads 14 comments

  22. Could LeBron James Be Human?: What His Defeat Means for the NBA

    Let's face it, LeBron James is everything we have come to want in a superstar. He doesn't roll with thugs, beat up his girlfriend, or have any vices that could jeopardize his marketability...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about 5 years ago 655 reads 9 comments

  23. Brandon Vera Throws Hands With U.S. Army

    Occasionally my real life job allows me to intersect with professional sports. Last summer, I got a chance to interview Olympic sprinter Jayson Jones after he got back from the Beijing Olympics...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about 5 years ago 328 reads 2 comments

  24. Anyone Else Concerned About the LeBron/Kobe Hype?

    I come to you today with a question, the same one that serves as the article's headline: Is anyone else concerned about all of this LeBron/Kobe hype? Because I sure am. I get it...

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about 5 years ago 680 reads 22 comments

  25. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere: Dallas Mavericks' Season Recap

    As I wipe the tears from my face and drain the last of my pint bottle of whiskey into my morning coffee, it's time to reflect on the 2008-'09 season. Unlike last year, the Mavs went out with a bang, sending Tim Duncan and his dirty crew to an early exit..

    Alex McVeigh Written by Alex McVeigh about 5 years ago 240 reads 6 comments