Monday Mavs Donuts: It's That Time Of Year

Want the scoop on Mavs' preseason TV? Well, for starters, Bob Ortegel and yours truly are back with FSSW studio stuff. ... A Mavs video to get you ready for a big week ... It's Ladies Night! ... Shooting lasers into mouse brains ... Me and Roddy B and Donuts!

DONUT 1: Fish and Ortegel and the Mavs on TV ...

Followill and Harper and Skin courtside. Coach Ortegel and yours truly in studio on FOX Sports Southwest ... and it all starts in October ... here's your TV schedule for the preseason as has pieced it together:

*Oct. 6, Mavs in Berlin on TXA21

*Oct. 9, Mavs in Barcelona on TXA21

*Oct. 15 home vs. Houston on FSSW

*Oct. 17 home vs. Phoenix on TXA21

*Oct. 20 at Atlanta on TXA21

*Oct.22 home vs. New Orleans on TXA21

*Oct. 24 at OKC in Wichita 24 on FSSW

*Oct. 26 home vs. Charlotte on TXA21

Details still to be worked out include whether the Europe games will be shown live or tape-delayed to play in prime time. And then once the regular season starts, the bulk of the games are on FSSW and I get to surf off the brilliance of my partner Bob Ortegel and the rest of the wonderful gang at FSSW!

DONUT 2: It's that time of year ...

Our man Cash takes us down into the Dallas Mavericks' AAC basement ...

Yup. It's that time of year. Basketball for Women 101 is tonight. will be inside. Mavs Media Day is Friday. The 75-Member Staff will be there, too. It's that time of year!

DONUT 3: Shooting lasers into mouse brains ...

Ben Golliver offers a pop quiz: Which NBA owner invested $500M into research that shoots titanium sapphire lasers into mouse brains? Ben covers the Blazers, so I knew it was Paul Allen.

But shooting lasers into mouse brains? That does sound pretty Shark Tank'y, right?

DONUT 4: 12 Mavs, 12 Questions, 12 Roles ...

It's pretty easy to peg the Mavs' role for Dirk Nowitzki, right? Right. But in Tuesday Donuts, we go beyond that: 12 Mavs, 12 Questions, 12 Roles ... stay tuned!

DONUT 5: Go say hello at Studio Movie Grill! ...
The good folks at Studio Movie Grill are ready to show Mavs fans a good time! Go check 'em out and stay tuned for some fun projects is working on in coordination with Studio Movie Grill!

DONUT 6: In case you missed it ...

I've got here in Archives ... It's good stuff, and exclusive stuff ... dig through the Archives for the gold!

P.S.: If you happen to like a little Cowboys insight mixed in with your Donuts, here's my report on Cowboys 16, Bucs 10, complete with a sunset gathering with Aikman and RedBall.

DONUT 7: The Hettsheimeir thing ...

The Rafael Hettsheimeir thing isn't happening. The Brazilian big man has reportedly signed with Real Madrid. Contrary to reports, there was never going to be a guarantee in Dallas, though there were flirtations.

Rafael Hettsheimeir, we hardly knew ye.

DONUT 8: Hey, Sarge, how'd you fit in a foxhole? ...

My one-on-one Video Visit with Bernard James -- "Sarge'' talks about his growth spurt, his altered dream and his foxhole fit:

DONUT 9: Roddy B Revealed - A Exclusive ...

In Rodrigue Beaubois' most revealing interview ever, the Mavs' fourth-year guard tells about the pain of losing his father, of his boyhood sports idols, of his relationship with new mates Collison and Mayo, of his injuries and his boxing, and of the competition he faces in what might be his make-or-break year.

"Basketball,' Beaubois tells me, "is what I love.''

"Roddy B Revealed: Mavs Guard On His Late Father, His Idols & His Game'' - only at

DONUT 10: Mavstoberfest! ...

We told you about Mavstoberfest last week ... now circle the date!

The date will be Saturday, Oct. 13. The event -- an upgrading of Fan Jam and featuring live music, food and games -- will begin on the AT&T Plaza at 3, and then the AAC doors will open at 4 p.m. for fans to watch the Mavs practice! will see you there!

DONUT 11: Want more Mavs? ...
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By the way, we take that same focus that we provide on the Mavs here on and apply it to the Mavs and the Cowboys on 105.3 The Fan. Listen live here for some Fish on Football and for breaking Mavs stuff, too ... throughout today and every day ... and we'll take you inside the teams in every possible way!

DONUT 12: The Final Word ...

The Spurs have unveiled their new uniforms, which perfectly represent The Town By The Ugly-Ass River.

Pop into The Mavs Store! The 'UBERMAN' shirts are cool!

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