I don’t know how to do this. Nobody does. It’s completely unprecedented. How do I read all the stories and watch all the highlights? How can I possibly keep up with all the phone calls and texts? How do I keep the Mavs and Stars gear clean and ready to be switched out at a superstitious moment’s notice?

The Texas Rangers are the current World Series Champions and both the Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks are playing in the Western Conference Finals. Last night’s dramatic come-from-behind win by the Mavs in Minnesota marked the first of at least twelve consecutive days when the Stars and Mavs will alternate games in their respective series. The Mavericks are slight underdogs against the Timberwolves, but Luka and Kyrie combined for 63 points last night to take Game One. The Stars are slight favorites in their series, and they’ll drop the puck this evening in Game One against longtime playoff rival Edmonton. And, by the way, did I mention, the Rangers just won the World Series.

You’ve got to understand, nothing like this has ever happened before.

Back when the Cowboys were going to and winning Super Bowls in the ’70s, they were the only game in town. The Rangers were a recently relocated Senators team playing in a minor league park out on the Turnpike and the Mavericks and Stars didn’t even exist. The last time the Cowboys won some Super Bowls, in the ’90s, the Mavericks were the worst team in the NBA, the Rangers had still never qualified for the postseason, and the Stars had just moved to Dallas from Minnesota.

We are right now in the middle of the greatest twelve months in North Texas professional sports history. This is it. It’s never happened before and it’ll very likely never happen again. This is the year, right here, August 2023-August 2024, when three of the four teams all played in the conference championship series and two of them (three? maybe?) won it all.

I was asked at lunch yesterday if I miss being in Dallas sports radio. The answer, this week, this month, is Yes.

Don’t miss this. Don’t let this moment get away from you just because you don’t fully understand hockey or because you’re got some weird beef with the NBA. Watch this. Let this be the week you began to appreciate the two-and-a-half-hour heart attack that is an NHL Stanley Cup playoff game. Let this be the week you first marveled at Luka Magic and Kyrie Clutch.

Don’t miss this.

Here’s the video to get you ready for Stars-Oilers tonight.