Posts Tagged ‘team’

Cats Cough Hairball

Static
Let’s hope the Fort Worth Cats still have some of their nine lives left. The city’s oldest and most popular sports team is in danger of folding. If the Cats get skinned, that’s a lot of history down the drain, seeing as h...


Elevate: Rêves du Hoop

Senegalese basketballers step up to the line in this documentary.
KRISTIAN LIN
Any documentary about basketball has to contend with the long shadow cast by Hoop Dreams. The new film Elevate isn’t in that league, yet it is a smooth piece of work (as you’d expect from something produced under the ESPN F...



Moneyball: A’s for Effort

This baseball movie for brainiacs is unflashy and productive.
KRISTIAN LIN
The Oakland A’s are currently a distant third in the American League West behind Anaheim and our own Texas Rangers. Though they made the playoffs several times in the early ’00s, the team never won a World Series and has be...


The Debt Doesn’t Pay

Though thrilling in spots, this spy caper doesn’t have enough action.
STEVE STEWARD
When it comes to spy agencies, Americans are typically familiar with four: the CIA, the old KGB, Britain’s Ml6, and Israel’s Mossad. This last is known for general badassery, a reputation built on shrewd intelligence and sw...



Backsliding

Fort Worth schools just lost a lot of ground.
Eddie Griffin
For a while there, things were looking good for education in this country — and even in Fort Worth.


TCU’s Rose Bowl Wrap-Up

Our resident Horned Frog alum picks up the pieces of a glorious and victorious weekend.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Los Angeles has always seemed like a big, fake city in comparison to the friendly streets of Fort Worth, but this time, the trip west for the Rose Bowl turned the glitzy town into a truly magical place. Still wearing a big, goo...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 24 After a playoff flameout last year, the Texas Brahmas try to get back to their title-winning ways as their season gets under way. A familiar opponent, the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs team, faces the Brahmas tonight but,...


Playing for First

TCU Football is storming the BCS bastions again.
CAROLINE COLLIER AND DAN MCGRAW photos by keith robinson
Gary Patterson looked deflated during the press conference following Texas Christian University’s final home game of 2010. “I guess I should just cheer up,” he said. “We’ll move on.”  



Here’s Your Hat, Don’t Hurry

Sports fans in two countries bid a not-so-fond farewell to Hicks ownership.
DAN MCGRAW
What the Texas Rangers have done this year is nothing short of amazing. They won a playoff series for the first time ever and are now playing the New York Yankees for the American League pennant and a chance to go to the World ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Killer Inside Me (R) Michael Winterbottom’s adaptation of Jim Thompson’s novel stars Casey Affleck as a sheriff’s deputy who is revealed to be behind a string of psychopathic murders in West Texas in the 1950...