Darreck W. Kirby

Founder of The Dallas Prospect, Darreck took a love for writing, analysis, and sports and brought them together in one site. Whether tracking the latest Cowboys stats and trends or breaking down film analysis for the latest flick, Darreck does it all.

Over the past couple of seasons, the Big 12 Conference has made efforts to curtail taunting gestures, such as the "horns down" inverse of Texas's "Hook 'em Horns" hand sign. Former Longhorns coach Tom Herman lobbied for the penalty's initial adoption and then doubled down further after suffering a crucial loss in Austin to West Virginia in...

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Heading into the 2021 Big 12 Media Days in Arlington, TX, Sooners coach Lincoln Riley found himself in a familiar position, answering questions about his team's championship aspirations. What wasn't familiar was the inherit belief that his offense wouldn't need to shatter records in order for his team to have a chance at the program's 8th national...

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While researching this list, debating other Mavs fans as to what exactly "best-value" constitutes, it was determined that a best-value contract, at least for this particular list, would be any deal in which a player far exceeded the production of their price tag or directly elevated the team to greater success. We also determined that deals acquired by the Mavericks rather than originally signed by the team should not count, meaning 2010-2011 Tyson Chandler doesn't count, but 2014 Tyson is in the cards since he was finishing out the sign-and-trade deal Dallas signed him to when dealing him to New York post-title. Got it?...

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For the first time in the Warrens' filmography, James Wan is not in the director's chair in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and even casual moviegoers will likely be able to tell you that upon watching this installment. With Michael Chaves (The Curse of la Llorona) at the helm, we see the Warrens investigate a murder in which the accused cites demonic possession as his defense. The Warrens, we're shown, do have some insight to this claim, having witnessed during a botched exorcism in the opening scene the transference of a demonic entity from 8-year-old David Glatzel (Julian Hilliard) to Arne Johnson (Ruairi O'Connor). During the exchange, Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) is felled with a heart attack, keeping him out of commission as the only witness to this event until it's too late to stop the subsequent...

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Let's talk about what went wrong and where we go from...

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The Dallas Mavericks came out like a house of fire in Game 3, jumping all over the Los Angeles Clippers on their way to a 32-11 lead mid-way through the first quarter. It was at that point a red-hot Luka Doncic took his usual rest period ahead of the second quarter. The game would invariably turn in LA's favor from that moment...

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Not a lot of things went right for the Mavericks Friday night after its electric start 32-11 start in Game 3. Not only did the team lose for the first time all season when leading after the first quarter (29-0 previously), Luka Doncic suffered an injury to his neck in the process, stating he felt pain down his left arm. Initial reports Saturday listed Doncic as questionable for Sunday's pivotal Game 4 matchup, but according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Doncic is a...

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The Dallas Mavericks entered the 2021 postseason having won 12 of their final 16 regular-season games, sliding into the Western Conference’s 5-seed via a three-way tiebreaker with the Portland Trailblazers and Los Angeles Lakers. Yet few picked the Mavs to win their opening-round matchup against the 4th-seeded Los Angeles Clippers. While LA had beaten Dallas...

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The Dallas Mavericks are matching up again with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2021 playoffs. Will it be anything like last year...

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In last year's 4-2 opening-round loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Luka Doncic was sensational, averaging 31 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 8.7 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. He did the majority of this without his number two option, Kristaps Porzingis, who had been on an absolute tear throughout the Bubble tournament. Despite his efforts, however, Doncic and his Mavs were simply unable to match Kawhi Leonard's Clippers, and Leonard was perhaps the biggest reason why....

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