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  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Fan Fighting League! San Francisco And Arizona Fans In A Bleacher Bloodbath

    The NFC West might be the toughest division in the National Football League. I don't think I'm breaking any new ground with that take. The Seattle Seahawks are defending Super Bowl champions, the San Francisco 49ers are a year removed from winning the NFC and last season went to the NFC title game, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    MxPx at Fitzgerald's, 6/14/14

    MxPx, Allister, Measure for Measure Fitzgerald's June 14th, 2014 "Welcome to the punk rock show. It's going to be hot, it's going to be sweaty, we're gonna have a good time." So spoke MxPx singer/bassist/occasional guitarist Mike Herrera near the start of Saturday night's hot, sweaty punk-rock sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    2014 NBA Finals: Prop Bets And Prediction

    Career legacy against transcendent window. That's the struggle that the 2014 NBA Finals ultimately boils down to. The San Antonio Spurs, miraculously recovering from an all-time collapse in Game 6 of last year's Finals to make another run at the fifth championship of the Popovich/Duncan Era, and i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis of a Huge Chick Fight in the Upper Deck of the Rockets Game

    Branding. It's a huge buzzword in this day and age. With some many different ways to market yourself, build an audience, be memorable, branding is key to growth. Good branding is the difference between incremental growth and exponential growth. I blog at least once, sometimes as many as three tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Roddy Piper Turns 60: The Five Most Important Piper's Pits

    Who's your favorite player? For traditional sports, the answer to that question for most people is pretty easy. You know who your favorite football, baseball, or basketball player is, and you know the reasons why. Their career is a collective body of work that defines them, and your love for that a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Definitive Video Anthology of the Ultimate Warrior, 1959-2014

    Jim Hellwig was never an easy man to work with, and nobody knew this better than WWE chairman Vince McMahon. Hellwig, whom all of you know better under his WWE moniker of the "Ultimate Warrior" (and who, going forward in this piece will be referred to as "Warrior," seeing as Hellwig legally changed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    This Weekend's Best Bets: AFC and NFC Title Games

    About four weeks into the NFL season, a prop bet popped up on the board in the corner of the internet that I visit in order to recreationally place some action Las Vegas and it went like this: * Broncos, Patriots, Seahawks, 48ers to win Super Bowl XLVIII -120 * Any of the other 28 teams to win Supe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Five Songs That Name-Drop the Astrodome

    On this day in 1965, what was then called the Harris County Domed Stadium opened to the public. These days the Astrodome sits mournfully overlooking the empty lot that was Six Flags Astroworld, a testament to the fact that no one can think of what to do with an enormous structure that has outlived i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    5 Really Simple Things Everyone Should Know About the Internet

    I spend most of my days working on web sites. It's what I do for a living. So, naturally, I also answer a lot of questions about the Internet from people who don't know how to do things I consider simple, everyday tasks. Sometimes, this can be frustrating, but I then remind myself that mechanics cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Zapruder Analysis Of Shirtless Guy (Presumably) On Bath Salts Wandering Onto Football Field

    Most of the time, when fans inject themselves into a sporting event by trespassing onto the field, the motives are pretty clear. The perpetrator either (a) is looking to wind up on television, (b) trying to steal a memento of some sort (ball, piece of turf, wtc), or (c) responding to a drunken dare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Enough with These Confounded Closures! Gavroche French Red Ale

    I have no idea why Gavroche is sealed the way it is. A tiny, tiny cork is inserted in the bottle, with only a fraction of an inch protruding from its rounded lip. Then, as if that weren't enough, it is pinched in place by a piece of hardware that seems better suited to stapling upholstery than prote ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2012

    2012: Year of the Texans

    Assessing all their strengths and weaknesses, we could be looking at a repeat or better.

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    The 3 Best Musician/Wrestling Tag Teams

    The world of wrestling and the world of music have an awful lot in common. You've got you over-the-top characters, the lights, the spectacle, the flashy costumes and choreography. (See this, in fact.) Pretty much the only thing separating them are the injuries, and depending on the rock show not eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Gorilla Monsoon: A Birthday Playlist For A Wrestling Legend

    Growing up as I did in the '80s, professional wrestling was more than entertainment, it was religion. The Hulkster, Roddy Piper, Randy Savage and Andre were all unapologetically over-the-top, one-dimensional; comic characters that did glorious battle for dubious reasons. It was a great time to watch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Texans-Ravens: Four Winners, Four Losers

    It just feels like home to the Texans' ox.​Sometimes it's good to shake things up a little bit. We sit here every Sunday night for the last three football seasons and it feels like invariably we wind up saying the same thing -- "same ol' Texans." So this week, I took a trip to Chicago, and wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    6 Wrestling Finishing Moves That Would Suck at Stopping Riots (w/ Video)

    Your riot-control specialist​I am admittedly not always the most up to speed on current events. I'm a generally selfish person. If it has nothing to do with my a) job, b) family, c) friends, d) bank account or e) need to satisfy hunger pangs, then whatever "it" may be gets thrown on the back b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Game Time: LeBron-athon -- Five Backstabbings That Will Get You Ready For Tonight

    Anakin Skywalker: Thanks for nothing, kid​In anticipation of LeBron James' decision as to where he will ply his trade for the next few years, shares of MSG stock rose 6 percent yesterday for a period of time before settling back to where they were earlier in the day. The reason for the brief bump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Random Ingredient: Leeks

    ​What is it? Leeks are related to shallots, onions and garlic, but they have a milder, sweeter taste. Instead of forming bulbs at the base of the plant like the others, leeks form long, thick stalks with heavy green outer layers that extend toward the top. They look like giant, mutated version ... More >>

  • Film

    May 6, 2010

    Tag, You're It

    A doc about street art, sort of. Brought to you by Banksy, kind of.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Game Time: Cinco De Mayo...Frenchies, Bye Bye-Oh!!

    Mexico joins the not-so-exclusive "We kicked French ass" club​Go to any Cinco de Mayo celebration today and ask ten of the patrons what exactly they are celebrating and you're likely to get a range of answers that looks like this: -- Six drunks slurring that it's Mexico's Independence day -- Two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Game Time: 2010 Fiesta Bowl....Thanks For Coming, TCU

    ​The winner and NEEEWWWW Intercontinental Champion...the Boise StateBRONCOS!!!-- me on Twitter last night after the Fiesta BowlFor those of you who don't get the analogy, I'll give you the back story. In professional wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment (known better by the acronym WWE) has th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    For WrestleMania: The Five Best Acting Jobs By Wrestlers

    You can act like Houston hosting one of the biggest sporting events of the year isn't that big a deal, but 70,000 screaming whack-jobs with rage issues descending upon our fair city from the four corners of the earth would probably disagree. And if you think wrestling contributes nothing of value to ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Mouth of the South

    The South Park Coalition Turns 20

  • Home Entertainment

    March 30, 2006

    Spray-On Soul

    Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti's early years

  • Calendar

    February 9, 2006
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    August 5, 2004
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    November 6, 2003

    Live Through This

    Where were you when Kennedy was shot? Nellie Connally was in the car with him

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2001

    Chicken Boy Was Here

    An almost famous icon gets its own gallery space