John Royal is a native Houstonian who graduated from the University of Houston and South Texas College of Law. In his day job he is a complex litigation attorney. In his night job he writes about Houston sports for the Houston Press.
3 days ago | Sports
So what happened to college football in the state of Texas? That’s what Deadspin asked last week, wanting to know why the so-called power teams in the state have fallen on hard times. The best way to answer that is to simply remind people of the s...
6 days ago | Sports
Les Alexander selling the Houston Rockets was not likely to be something Houston sports fans wanted. He has been a relatively good team owner who has stayed out of the way of the spotlight while giving his basketball personnel the money and power ...
10 days ago | Sports
The annual Forbes list of the 50 most valuable sports franchises in the world was released last week. There are no real surprises. The Cowboys are No. 1. The New York Yankees are number two. The New England Patriots come in at No. 6 behind a coupl...
13 days ago | Sports
It's fair to say that no Houston sports team owner got off to a worse start with fans than Jim Crane. There was the forced move of the Astros to the American League. There was the CSN Houston debacle. There were social media blunders. Crane had ac...
17 days ago | Sports
The Houston Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 19-1 on Sunday. No, that is not a typo. The Astros scored 19 runs and if manager A.J. Hinch didn’t start pulling his starters, the Astros could have scored even more. The team has won seven of its last...
20 days ago | Sports
Root Sports aired a graphic during Wednesday’s Astros game about which teams had scored the most runs per game over the entirety of the season in major league history. The New York Yankees filled four spots on the list. That’s not too surprising s...