So this is my second post in about five days where I go through betting lines for the 2013 NFL season with a fine tooth comb. Keep in mind that none of the games I'm investing my time and energy in here take place until at least four months from now, but still, I pore over schedules, draft classes, ... More >>
On Tuesday morning the sports media world centered itself on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Super Bowl Media Day, with the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers diving into the days' orgy of interviews on the stadium floor.
Media from all over the world were present to ask players the toug ... More >>
If good is the enemy of great, the Texans are in a lot of trouble as they map out a plan to break through their second-round ceiling.
Owner Bob McNair and head coach Gary Kubiak are publically saying the happy, feel-good things. "We're very close," McNair said after the loss in New England, while K ... More >>
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.
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Dumbfounding special teams miscues. A 70-yard touchdown over the top on 3rd-and-23. Two inexplicable Matt Schaub interceptions with the offense rolling. Four offsides penalties. Two timeouts wasted on a baffling challenge and an indecisive fourth down.
These are Gary Kubiak's Houston Texans. In the ... More >>
Check out the rest of our photos from this weekend's preseason Texans game.
It was brief and incomplete, but Saturday offered the first glimpse of how the Texans (2-0) may stack up with the league's elite.
Houston starters played for essentially a full half against the Niners, a team known for its ... More >>
In a Texans offseason that has seen some good (Arian Foster's and Chris Myers' multiyear contract extensions), some bad (Mario Williams' leaving, although the Texans have proven they can survive that), and some ugly (the dismantling of the right side of the offensive line), strangely enough, the Tex ... More >>
You can't spell "elite" without E-L-I. Really, you can'tWe interrupt this Texans-grieving for an update on the Alabama tea bagger and my AFC and NFC title game picks! (I'm pretty sure when my parents sent me off to college, they didn't think I'd be typing that sentence in my job.)
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Jim Harbaugh: All that?I'll go ahead and say it -- what's the big deal about Jim Harbaugh?
Sure, I understand that he took Stanford to never before seen (by Stanford) heights of winning 12 games including a BCS bowl. I understand that he transformed the identity of the team in the process, t ... More >>
Andrew Luck pursues his architecture degreeAs quarterback/head coach combinations go at the collegiate level, few have ever been as logical a fit and maximized that synergy like Houston's own Andrew Luck and Jim Harbaugh at Stanford in 2011.
The head coach who on pure guts nearly willed th ... More >>
Brett Favre: Readying the "elbow tendonitis" excuse?If you're keeping score at home, it was not a pretty week for society. In no particular order, in the last seven days, the following occurred:
-- Much like the self-handling of his own Johnson (and we have the pictures to prove it), Brett Favre ... More >>
Perhaps it was appropriate that the former president Bushes were in attendance for yesterday's Houston Texans game. Especially Bush the Younger. Because just as the Younger stood on an aircraft carrier with a "Mission Accomplished" banner displayed proudly behind him long before the mission was ... More >>