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    November 21, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    Normally, this is the portion of the Best Bets post where I complain (or, even on a rare occasion, brag) about how I did the week before. But this week, no complaining and no bragging, and that's for two reasons. First, I went 3-3 for a second week in a row, so I'm settling into that meaty part o ... More >>

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    November 14, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    We interrupt this week's football picks (which I swear I'll get to, because I know you want to ride that 3-3 wave I was on last week) for a brief worshipping at the altar of Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner. We are not even a year into Silver's tenure yet, and already he has eradicated the league ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    If you followed my picks last season (and God forbid, used them as your own picks), then you know exactly how painful the hit was by the end of the year. In fact, you're probably cursing me and contemplating exactly how you can dismember me without getting arrested while you stand in the welfare lin ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    NFL: This Weekend's Best Bets

    Coming into the season, we all knew the Texans' schedule was relatively light. Granted, every team on the Texans' schedule was looking at the Texans as one of their opponents to justify thinking the same thing. But here we are, two weeks in, and with the Texans at 2-0, the Colts at 0-2, and the NFC ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    This Weekends Best Bets: "Cleveland Punter Gets Face Stomped" Edition

    Finally, a safe haven from TMZ videos of domestic violence incidents and replays of Roger Goodell's sweaty face, lying his ass off to America. Actual football! If you're someone who is more the traditionalist, you can say what you want about Thursday Night Football -- the short week dilutes the qu ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    Five NFL Season Win Total Bets You Should Invest In

    Two days away from the start of the NFL season, and I'm getting all my ducks in a row for kickoff Thursday night. I have the Texans schedule loaded in my calendar so I know exactly how many Sundays I'll have to watch a total menu of other teams' games during the season. (Total? Three. October 12 af ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    If Google Elected Athletes to Office, the President Would Be...

    Before computers ruled our lives, before the internet connected everyone to everything, relevance was a far more subjective attainment. Stardom was a feel, degrees of which were debatable. Nowadays, with our ability to measure the relative joy in/admiration for/tolerance of almost anything thanks t ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    NFL Playoffs: Early Super Bowl Futures Odds, Who Has Value?

    In theory, when it comes to wagering, the NFL Playoffs should be one of the prime handicapping junctures on the wagering calendar. Think about it -- there is no need to factor in the week to week motivational differences, letdown possibilities, and (at least for the first weekend of the playoffs) ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Falling Below The Pendergast Line

    Back in the day, there was a Major League shortstop named Mario Mendoza. Mendoza played parts of nine seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers. Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico (excellent town name, by the way), Mendoza was known as one of the most proficient glove m ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    Unveiling the King of Content 2013: The Honorable Mentions

    Relevance. It can be measured any number of ways, it just depends on the medium. In television, it's measured by viewership. In radio, it's measured by listenership. In stripping, it's measured in one dollar bills. Quantity might not necessarily mean quality (except in stripping), but typically it ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Who Joins Kubiak On The (Get Paid Lots Of Severance) Bread Line

    Sometime within the next several weeks, the Texans will be hiring a new head coach, and when they do, that will be a happy day for whoever that person is. (Hopefully, it's a happy day for the Texans' fan base, too.) Years will go by, and that coach will likely experience some success and some failu ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    The Matt Schaub Jersey Barbecue

    "But I put him in a bad situation, not running the ball there, trying to be aggressive, trying to make a play and we didn't. And it ended up killing us." -- Gary Kubiak on the Seahawks' interception returned for the game tying touchdown against the Texans After the Texans' maddening 23-20 overtime ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Making the Case for Keenum

    The former UH STAR could become the number two QB for the Texans this season.

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    August 23, 2013

    Ryan Braun's Email Apology Gets Put In Society's SPAM Folder

    After spinning a web of lies that dates back God knows how long, after leaving a trail of jilted friends and defamed sample collectors that stretches coast to coast, after now yanking an entire baseball franchise completely into harm's way, and finally getting caught, the decent thing for Milwaukee ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Houston Texans: Why Not Case Keenum?

    Case Keenum had a good game on Saturday night versus the Dolphins. He had a good game two weeks ago against the Minnesota Vikings. He's been good enough that there's been some thinking coming from Texans camp that Keenum might be the team's second-string quarterback to open the season. And this has ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Biogenesis Scandal: Aaron Rodgers Vouches for the Wrong Guy...Ryan Braun

    "Who's more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?" -- Obi-Wan Kenobi, a long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away) I'm not sure there are any fresh angles left with respect to steroids and Major League Baseball, and in particular Ryan Braun. Braun cheated, cheated profusely, for God only k ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Comparing Tony Romo's New Deal To Matt Schaub's: The QB Contract Conundrum

    Quarterback problems. They're like everyday relationships.They take on different flavors and magnitudes, but pretty much every NFL city has them. Some are theoretically good problems to have: New England's restructuring Tom Brady's contract to open up more salary cap space, Green Bay's commencing ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Football! NFC and AFC Title Game Best Bets

    Last weekend, when we were down to eight teams left standing in the NFL playoffs, on my radio show I placed the remaining starting quarterbacks into three distinct "buckets": ELITE (3): Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning These three all were secure in their legacies regardless of the outcome ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, NFL Divisional Round Nut Cuttin' Time!

    This past Monday night, I had the privilege of attending the BCS Title Game in person in Miami. I say "privilege" because, despite my Notre Dame background, the trip itself and the magnitude of the event were amazing. Yes, my team lost, but it the vibe in the building before kickoff was surreal. As ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    Gary Kubiak Won't Be Coaching for His Job Next Week, But He Should Be

    The narratives for the first two Texan losses wrote themselves, even if they weren't completely accurate. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are Hall of Fame quarterbacks and played extremely well. The Texans (12-3) had a few unlucky bounces on offense. The team didn't desperately need either game. None a ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Texans 29, Colts 17: Back-to-Basics Approach Nets AFC South Title, Renews Playoff Hopes

    It seems evident that Matt Schaub isn't going to win a shootout with the likes of Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. Perhaps not with Andrew Luck. But if the team's other components execute the way they're designed to, he shouldn't have to. On Sunday, the Texans (12-2) finally returned to their core princ ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Monday Night Meltdown: Texans Crushed in New England 42-14

    It was, to quote Yogi Berra, "Like deja vu all over again." In this case, the Texans' loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the road in prime time was eerily similar to week six when they were dismantled by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. In what was being billed as the most ant ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    How Should You Spend Your Houston Texans Bye Week?

    Folks, we have reached the first bye week of the Houston Texans 2012 season. Our band of heroes will not be seeing action. Not on Thursday, Sunday or even Monday. No, they will be taking a well-deserved few days away from their usual schedules to relax and store up energy for the next few weeks of g ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Texans -- Ravens: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (Including J.J. Watt, Arian Foster & Connor Barwin)

    "It's just one game." "Nobody would have beaten Aaron Rodgers tonight." "Hey, if someone had told you before the season they'd be 5-1 going into the Ravens game, you'd have taken it, right?" Those are just a few of the dozens of different ways Texans fans and media rationalized last weekend's 42- ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Texans-Ravens: NEW BATTLE-DRINK Bingo Drinking Card (a/k/a "Jacoby's Revenge")

    I think you probably realize that when I put this Battle-Drink card together each week that many of the entries are done with tongue firmly planted in cheek. I don't expect B.J. Raji to eat Toro, or for Toro to crash his four-wheeler, or for Jon Weeks to get a tackle. That's why I put these in the r ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Packers 42, Texans 24: Troubling Trends Continue in First Loss; The 5 Biggest Holes to Fill

    It may be only one loss, but the trend lines are concerning. For a second straight week, the Texans (5-1) were outplayed in a handful of key areas, most notably within the once-vaunted line play as well as individual battles of receivers vs. cornerbacks. But unlike this past Monday, when the Texans ... More >>

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    October 14, 2012

    Reality Lands At Reliant As Aaron Rodgers & Packers Roll Over Texans 42-24

    It was, to put it lightly, an inauspicious to the often-talked-about Tough Stretch of the Texans' 2012 schedule. While the team was sparking Super Bowl champion talk as they beat up on the likes of the Jets, Jags and Titans, looming ahead was this stretch -- which includes Green Bay, Baltimore and ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Breathe Easy, Texan Fans, Arian Foster Saved from the Madden Curse

    In general, I think Texan fans are excited for the upcoming 2012 season, but that has more to do with how strong the team looked in 2011 than the collective offseason efforts of the front office. In fact, the offseason has been littered with far more bad news than good, highlighted (or lowlighted, a ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Who Needs Tim Tebow When You Have T.J. Yates (Or Just About Any Other NFL Quarterback)?

    The only proper usage of Tebowing.​Vince Young was not who Jeff Fisher wanted to draft in 2006. His choice for the future quarterback of the Tennessee Titans was Jay Cutler. Bud Adams wanted Young, so Young became a Titan. Young was the 2006 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year as the Titans we ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Jerry Rice Doesn't Really Grasp the Whole "Stock Market" Concept (w/ VIDEO)

    Not read by Jerry Rice.​It seems like every retired NFL player with any small modicum of celebrity over the last decade has found his way onto television, either on the NFL Network or ESPN. The amount of money that is spent on salaries for largely repetitive, and oftentimes useless, opinions h ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Some Perspective on Ndamukong Suh's Cheap Shot (w/ VIDEO)

    In what was easily the most significant Thanksgiving Day game played in Detroit in the last ten years, the Green Bay Packers ran their record to 11-0 by beating the Lions pretty soundly 27-15. After the game, the big story had nothing to do with the Packers' chasing history, nor did people want to ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    2011 NFL Preview, Spoken In Wagering-ese

    The betting window is open​I hope everyone who has had a chance to check out our Texans 2011 preview "The New Normal" has enjoyed it. Big ups to Monica Fuentes for coming up with the season-long interactive game card tracking Texans' results. You need to go check it out. If you haven't read ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    My Madden 2012 Cover Ballot

    What do you think should go on the cover of Madden 12?​I've said it before, I'm a total sucker for lists. "5 Best This." "8 Worst That." "9 Reasons So-and-so Boned Such-and-such." List it and I'm in. Some will criticize this, and call it a sign of a lazy mind, that I need my world assembled ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    My Advice for NFL Players

    Don't take these magic moments away, Players Union​In the battle for NFL labor supremacy, I'm rooting for football. I'm rooting for order in my world, and my entertainment to remain untouched. However, forced to choose a side, I am rooting for the players. I don't know if I represent Joe NFL ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV -- At Least It Was A Good Game

    This means sonething different when Ben Roethlisberger does it​Okay, so now we can put the whole Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers thing to bed, right? While Aaron Rodgers still has a ton of work to do to build the overall resume of the Ol' Dongslinger, yesterday's win over the Steelers, and just as ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Christina Aguilera's National Anthem: Better Than Carl Lewis', Anyway

    ​Today, Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are presumably on their way to Disney World, the Pittsburgh Steelers are praying Ben Roethlisberger did not do anything in the many, many strip clubs of the greater Metroplex to bring on a repeat of his season-opening four-game sus ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    25 Super Bowl Pregame Observations

    Brooklyn Decker, Super Bowl media correspondent​The weather outside might suck really, really bad right now. But it's time to be reminded that more important things are going on this week. It's Super Bowl week, and we're lucky to have the NFL visiting the Metroplex which, on Sunday, at Jerry ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Super Bowl & Rolling Blackouts: Start Panicking NOW (Five Doomsday Scenarios)

    What's the worst that can happen? Plenty​Sure, the rolling blackouts appear to be coming to an end....for the moment. No one is saying for sure they won't happen again, especially as Houston digs out from what might be three entire inches of snow Friday. No one really predicted this morning' ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Wait. They Still Play the Pro Bowl? (25 Things to Ponder About It)

    The Lingerie Football League Pro Bowl would be a Pro Bowl actually worth watching​One of the most useless events in sports takes place this weekend. No, I'm not talking about a World Cup soccer game. I'm talking about the Pro Bowl. And before the game comes up, there are a few observations ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    State of the Union Preview: Five Things You're Guaranteed to See

    No Nancy Pelosi on the screen tonight​President Obama addresses the Congress and the nation tonight in the annual State of the Union, which has become a rite as ossified and rigid as any. You've got the humble heroes sitting with the First Lady, the various standing o's, the predictable post-s ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    NFL Conference Title Games: Douche-apalooza 2011!

    This is not Roger Staubach​Ben Roethlisberger, Mark Sanchez, Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers. In an era where success in the NFL has never been more tied to quarterback play, those are your last four quarterbacks standing in the 2011 Playoffs. Most NFL fans see the elimination and subsequent absen ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Texans-Packers: Run, Slaton, Run

    If you're like me, you're sick of hearing "frozen tundra" every time there is a game played in Green Bay. But with the temps for Green Bay this weekend set to be below freezing, you just know someone's going to let loose with the term, probably multiple times - hell, John McClain has already writte ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Texans-Packers: Run, Slaton, Run

    If you're like me, you're sick of hearing "frozen tundra" every time there is a game played in Green Bay. But with the temps for Green Bay this weekend set to be below freezing, you just know someone's going to let loose with the term, probably multiple times - hell, John McClain has already writte ... More >>

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