All My Exes Win in Texas - The World Champion Dallas Mavericks

Mia M. Jackson •  Sideline Pass • Up close and sporty! ...more

Dallas Mavericks Carlisle Due Respect

Mia M. Jackson •  Sideline Pass • Up close and sporty! Rick Carlisle has been here before. As a winning player and a losing coach, he knows what the NBA Finals games feel like. Coach Carlisle now watches his superstar etch new legends in NBA stone as Dirk Nowitski continues to do during the 2011 Playoffs, sweeping Kobe’s Lakers out the door and now cooling down the Big 3’s Heat....more

A High School Championship

If you haven’t been to a girl’s high school soccer game lately you might be surprised at the quality of play. Last weekend was the Southern California DII Championship game which pitted the #1 seed Harvard-Westlake against #2 La Jolla. I’ve been following the HW team through their entire pre-season, league and post-season play. Yeah – it seems excessive but it’s my daughter’s team and I’m the consummate soccer mom. High school athletics are a special breed of competition. It’s as much about the game as it is about the school, class pride, and friendships. ...more

Is this the Year - Part Two - Tornados

On Sunday August 3, I wrote a blog on here titled "Is this the year?" Some people felt like I am jinxing it. Trust me, I have always been the one who is the first to say "don't say it!" or don't even mention the billy goat or Bartman. but I can't describe it. Something in my blood just feels it - and it's not because this was the first year I finally went to Wrigley Field and fulfilled my life long dream of finally seeing the place in person that I've watched on t.v. my entire life.   ...more