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2014 Winter Olympics

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    February 24, 2014

    Goodbye, Sochi: Top 10 Memories of the 2014 Winter Olympics

    I am not a big Olympics guy, it's just never been my thing. There, I said it. I've actually said it many times. I don't hate the Olympics, I'm just not all that interested. But my disinterest does start to border on disdain when some of you track and field or figure skating people start to act lik ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Beef Stroganoff

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. As we bid the Sochi Olympics a hearty 'do svidaniya' just yesterday, we're sharing one final memento from our time in Mother Ru ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Special Olympics and Jolly Jesters: Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend

    I'm back! Did you miss me? Don't run from your feelings! This is the place to come if you want to find out what the flip there is to do/watch when it comes to sports in the fine city of Houston, Texas. And for those of you Yankees who might visit this here website for info, don't be surprised when t ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    "Sochi As Hoth" Star Wars Olympic YouTube Is Phenomenal

    We all dork out over something. Me, I have actually have a short list of things I dork out over, and just to refresh, my definition of "dork out" is "to spend an inordinate amount of time obsessing over and following, to the extent that a majority of society wouldn't understand." My list: The Sopr ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    The Next Great Winter Olympic Training Ground: The Astrodome

    When Judge Roy Hofeinz conceived of a indoor stadium, he was doing so as a true Houstonian. Despite pleadings from health care providers and forward-thinking politicians, Houston is not really an outdoorsy city. That has changed somewhat with the construction of hike and bike trails, the massive ren ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Media Tweets and Images From Sochi May Be More Entertaining Than Actual Olympics

    Russia allegedly spent more than $50 billion for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the most ever spent to prepare for the Olympics. Yet, the reports from the site of the games are not exactly what you call favorable. It has mostly the media that is sending back reports of all sorts of things most west ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    A Chat With Hannah Storm Of ESPN (And Houston)

    ESPN has been charged for years with having an East Coast bias. ESPN's morning SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm somewhat agrees with that charge, though she says the charge doesn't apply to her show and says that to her, "it is a non-issue." And if she does have any bias, it's probably to the Housto ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    The Eyes Of The World (Of Banana-Label Collectors) Are On Houston

    Some are just tiny billboards, others are miniature Christmas cards, and a few are even very, very small protest signs. Hair Balls is talking about banana labels, the object of devotion for Becky Martz. The Houston woman collects them and has more than 8,000 stashed away in two huge albums.For peopl ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    Five Spot: Greeting 2009 Z-Ro Style

    Welcome back to The Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Just because you probably missed it, we'd like to take a second to bring to your attention that 2008 is over ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Top Ten Names in Sports for 2008

    Time for one more year-end top ten... 10. Kimbo Slice - he was supposed to be the man who brought Ultimate Fighting to the masses. Instead, in his second national fight on network television he ended up getting his ass kicked while the league he fought for went out of business. 9. Miguel Tejed ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008

    Top Ten Sports Moments of 2008

    10. Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300 to become the first woman to win a major (NASCAR, Indy, Formula One) auto race. 9. Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine won his 300th game, then retired at the end of the season, to just about cement his selection into the Baseball Hall of Fame in five ye ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Miss Mykie

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. Sometimes, just for fun ... More >>

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    August 8, 2008

    John Edwards Admits He (Kinda) Lied To The Houston Press

    The breaking political news today is that John Edwards admits in an interview to be televised tonight that, yeah, he did have that affair. Which means the thing will finally get some MSM coverage. If you're going to admit to an affair, we guess it's best to do it on the day of the Olympics' openin ... More >>

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