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    April 8, 2014

    UConn Wins 2014 Men's Basketball Title: "This Is What Happens When You Ban Us"

    When he took over for the retiring Jim Calhoun back in September of 2012, University of Connecticut then-interim head coach Kevin Ollie concluded his introductory press conference with some very prophetic words: "I want to just say that we're gonna take the stairs and not the escalator because the ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    LeBron James Is Your Non-Unanimous 2012-13 MVP, And I'm Fine With That

    I am mesmerized by LeBron James. I'll admit, he's converted me. I am a fan. This is coming from someone who wrote four straight posts around the time of "The Decision" in July 2010 about what an asshole LeBron was. This is coming from someone who openly rooted against him every time he was on my ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    March Madness Final Four: Championship Game Prediction and Prop Bets!

    So, here we are. Championship Monday. A lot of you had Louisville in the finals, almost none of you had Michigan in the finals, and you sure as shit didn't have then knocking off Wichita State (barely) and Syracuse (barely, again), respectively, to get there. So let's establish that right out of th ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Open Letter to the Jerks Who Killed Someone Over a Pair of Air Jordans

    Dear A-Holes, Well done. You have reached the absolute lowest point on the criminal totem pole. You are now ranked down there with people who steal Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve and worthless lowlifes who literally take candy from babies. You killed a guy over a pair of shoes. I must confess I ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Daryl Morey Fires Off A Kurkjian Style Stat Dork Tweet To Defend Jeremy Lin

    By any real measurement, the first season for Jeremy Lin as a Houston Rocket has been fairly pedestrian. Statistically, he has struggled shooting the basketball (.399 field goal percentage) and seen his minutes scaled back in recent weeks. Purely to the human eye, Lin has had trouble meshing with ba ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Five Sports Radio Calls That Should Be Banned from the Airwaves

    I have always listened to a lot of sports talk radio. I've written about it over the last few years here as well. On the whole, I find it to be interesting, informative and rather entertaining. My fiancée will sometimes ask on a Sunday afternoon when the car radio gets switched to a sports station, ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, And A Story Of The Worst Gambling Beat Ever

    File this one under "Worst Beats Ever": According to a story on, there was a bettor last week (and the story has a picture of the ticket, so I tend to believe it's true) who fired on an eight-team parlay of NFL games on Sunday, risking $50 to win $18,441. The first seven games ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Houston Rockets Acquire Marcus Camby And Derek Fisher. Wilford Brimley Next?

    A few weeks ago, I wrote a post where I offered up some proposition wagers for the degenerates in the crowd who like to bet on really obscure things. (Yes, I am gazing into the mirror right now.) One of them was "Total Trades Made Before Deadline: OVER/UNDER 1 1/2" At the time, I cautiously took t ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Bet on the Rockets

    What will the second half bring?

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    February 28, 2012

    Houston Rockets Second-Half Preview in Gambling-Speak

    The Rockets kick off the second half of the 2011-2012 season tonight. I'm not sure how many of you care about this. The acres of empty seats at Toyota Center lead me to believe that fewer of you care than Kevin McHale, Daryl Morey and Leslie Alexander would have hoped for. Television ratings indicat ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Top 5 Musical NBA Players

    The NBA All-Star Game is coming up in a couple of weeks. There may not be any Rockets on the roster - even ex-Rocket/Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin didn't blow up in time to be added as a reserve - but musical names such as Kanye West, Rihanna (the halftime entertainment), Lenny Kravitz, Josh Groban, ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Y'all Musta Forgot: Third World's Strut

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email ​Strut (Self-released, 2010) Strut, created by the enigmatic musician/photographer/beard enthus ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    The NBA Lockout X-Factor: Turkey (The Country, Not The Meat)

    I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about Turkey​On the surface, the NFL and NBA lockouts are the same thing -- owners are closing the doors on their own leagues so they can negotiate a more beneficial collective bargaining agreement with the respective players unions. However, as most ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Top 5 Celebrities Who Tried to Go All NASCAR...and Failed

    Kyle Busch: Qualified to break traffic speeding laws.​If you're going to travel at more than 80 miles an hour over the limit, you should probably be a professional speedster and not a celebrity with run-of-the-mill driving know-how. On Tuesday, Kyle Busch, a championship-winning NASCAR driver ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Tiger Moms: Seven Songs To Help Tame Those Cubs

    ​Amy Chua's controversial book/parenting guide, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, has moms everywhere wondering how to tame their young ones. But you don't need a copy of the book to learn how to breed strong, smart, successful cubs, because Rocks Off has found the musical translations of Chua ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    NFL, College Football and Brett Favre's Wiener -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Brett Favre can't get out of the headlines​I hope everybody had a lovely Texans bye weekend (insert lame joke about "Texans giving up fewer than 300 yards passing to BYE" here), and that you're refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the back half of the football season. I'm on vacation this week vis ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Rocks Off's All-Star Team Of Rap Ballers​Basketball and hip-hop have crossed paths for decades. In the words of self-proclaimed No. 1 draft pick Drake: "I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ 'Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us." To mark the start of NBA training camp, Rocks Off assembled an all-s ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Artist of the Week: Proud Member of the "Overeducated Underclass" The Cocker Spaniels

    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 ​ The three coolest guys ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Game Time: Rockets Midseason Report Card

    ​I grew up as the oldest child in a family with three boys. There was me, two years behind me was my brother Kevin, and then six years behind him was my brother Ryan. While all three of us were, and for the most part still are, pretty intelligent fellows, report card time meant different things to ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Game Time: Woke Up This Morning, Got Myself LeBron

    ​Those of you who listen to my show know that I am fond of placing the "occasional" friendly wager. While handicapping the day-to-day and week-to-week ebb and flow of a football, basketball, or (if you're really sick) baseball season can be enjoyable and, at times, lucrative (especially when betti ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Houston Leads The Nation In Young-Teen Moms: A Good Thing?

    ​People are up in arms (Are people ever "down on arms"?) about a new report that shows Houston leads the nation in teen births, at least among women aged 15 or less.Abstinence-only ain't working, we need more abstinence-only, yadda yadda yadda.Sure, having a baby when you're 15 isn't the best choi ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009
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    February 16, 2006

    And Now, Some Hoops

    All-Star Weekend culminates with an actual game

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    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

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    February 26, 2004

    Getting Out

    Too scared to leave her house, Sandy has one last chance: a county crisis team that will come to her

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    July 19, 2001

    Pipeline to the Pros

    One of the straightest paths to the NBA begins on the summer hoops circuit. All the kids have to do in return is wear the right shoes.