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    October 10, 2014

    Colts 33, Texans 28: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Well, that was a pretty freaking painful four days, huh? If you're trying to construct the most painful way to chase an overtime loss to your hated in-state rival, the Texans did a pretty good job of it on Thursday night, falling behind the Indianapolis Colts 24-0 in the first quarter, riding the g ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    The 10 Best Texans-Colts Rapper Tweets

    JJ Watt got a nigga running with him like pic.twitter.com/vKMhJOMmTI— #FreeRyanMallett (@DJAudiTory) October 10, 2014 The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rappers. As in years past, they took to Twitter on game day t ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets (Including Colts-Texans!)

    In betting, there are weekends where you're looking to score big, where even finishing at or slightly above .500 feels like a slight disappointment, like a running back who left yards on the field. Then there are weekends like last weekend. Saturday was utter chaos, like the last 45 minutes of a T ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Three Years Later, Did The Texans Win Or Lose The 2011 NFL Draft?

    The Shiloh Keo Era ended earlier this week. I think most of us could see that coming, what with Keo only being healthy for like one day this entire 2014 preseason and regular season. (To be fair, it was a very productive day, as he had 11 tackles in the final preseason game to temporarily save his s ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    A 5-1 week of prognosticating is like an elite quarterback in the NFL. It can cover up a lot of future mistakes. Two weeks ago, I put up a nice 5-1 week, and began feeling pretty good about myself, like maybe I was turning the corner and shaking a slump that had gone back to the end of the 2012 sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Post-Draft NFL Season Win Totals Are Out! The Texans' Number Is....

    Amidst the myriad of Johnny Manziel prop bets and NFL Draft forecast wagers, anyone who enjoys the occasional bet knows that there is a distinct beginning to NFL betting season, a harbinger of the gambling delights of the autumn. It's when the Las Vegas Hilton releases its first post-NFL Draft seas ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    Post-NFL Draft Super Bowl Odds Are Far Too Kind to the Houston Texans

    For NFL Draft enthusiasts and for those of us who make our living discussing the NFL, it feels a little strange to be dissecting the draft fallout in mid-May. This year, as has been mentioned here a handful of times, the draft was pushed back by two weeks, which left a lot more time for the league ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Five Highly Relevant Thoughts On the 2014 Houston Texans Schedule

    The NFL has done a tremendous job, for the most part (more on this in a second), of building anticipation toward seemingly every date of their league's calendar, regardless of how consequential they are. Free agency begins on March 11! Holy cow, we need a free agent tracker and let's get some talki ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Teddy Bridgewater Struggles at Pro Day, Looking Back at Other QB Pro Days

    With the NFL Scouting Combine a few weeks in the rear view mirror, now comes the fun part of the silly pre-draft season -- individual workouts and Pro Days. In plain English, this is the part of the Prospect Assessment Calendar where everyone will freak out (positively and negatively) over how well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    NFL Draft 2014: The Jadeveon Clowney Rule

    Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger was at a community appearance on Thursday morning at Harvard Elementary School. As these normally appearances go, Swearinger spent a few minutes talking to the media about football, the Texans, and the state of the union in D.J.'s world. With Swearinger one sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Winter of Johnny: Manziel Takes a Twitter Vacation

    Last year, once the 2012 college football season was over, the 2013 Johnny Football season began, and for those of us in the blog and radio business, life was good. You could count on it. Almost weekly, there would be at least one episode of Johnny Manziel going to Cabo, or going to Austin, or appe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: "Texans New Head Coach" Odds Are Out!

    Before the 2013 NFL season started, you could get odds on which head coach would be the first one fired this season. (I have no idea what it must feel like to have people betting on your employment status, but it's not for me to be the moral compass of wagering. The odds are out there, and therefore ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: A Story Of The Worst Sibling Ever

    It happens for many families at Thanksgiving. What, on paper, looks like it should be a time to enjoy the company of relatives, maybe even reconnect with those you've lost touch with, turns into old wounds torn open. Fights, arguments, and an airing of grievances that would make Frank Costanza pro ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Texans-Colts BATTLE-DRINK: Five Running Backs, Two Lucks

    Here's me channeling an NFL player... After a September and October that included two Texans road trips, three Texans home games, a trip to College Station for Alabama-A&M, and a trip to South Bend for Oklahoma-Notre Dame, the bye week came at a good time for me. Yes, that's right, last weekend's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Are You Cooking Meth Yet?

    I don't know how many times I can apologize for my performance so far this season on these Friday picks. My only hope is that you haven't followed me completely into the gambling abyss, and been forced to get a second job like Walter White working the car wash in the first couple episodes of Breakin ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Trent Richardson Traded To The Colts: The Death Of The Highly Drafted Running Back

    In both Major League Baseball and the NBA, trades are fairly commonplace, not only during the offseason, but in season as well. The trade deadlines in each sport are well known by fans and generally viewed as important dates on the respective calendars for each sport. That's where the NFL has alway ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    5 Thoughts On These Way-Too-Early NFL 2013 Season Win Totals

    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 >>

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    April 12, 2013

    How Does The 2013 QB Class Stack Up According To The "Parcells Rules"?

    A few months ago, former head coaching great Bill Parcells was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, slated to be inducted this summer. If you're looking for the reasons why, there are obviously plenty -- twice named NFL Coach of the Year, twice a Super Bowl winner, three times a Super Bowl part ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Blue Bell Hooks Up Girlfriend Of Selfish Ice Cream Hog With Year's Supply Of Ice Cream

    In the world we live in today, with social media and YouTube collaborating to make stars of practically anybody, fifteen minutes of fame can come in a variety of ways. Quirky athletic endeavors (every trick shot video shot in the last three years), aspiring lounge acts (every takeoff of "Call Me Ma ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    The NFL Experience Lands In New Orleans

    On Wednesday, the The Super Bowl 47 NFL Experience opened to fans at the Morial Convention Center. Featuring a mind-boggling amount of merchandise, GMC automobiles, and chances to exercise your crazed fandom, the 850,000-square-foot fan fest is a feast for the eyes and a strain on the muscles. Seri ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Crystal Ball: Looking Ahead to 2013 Houston Sports, Texans/Rockets Edition

    It's always an adventure when it comes to being a sports fan in Houston. Fortunes change quickly and the sensitive sports psyche of the city is so damn fragile, our confidence having been shattered so often in the past. Even when we want to swagger into a new year or a new season, it feels uncomfort ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Texans-Colts: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, "Playoff Apocalypse" Version

    Well, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that any plans you had to take a week off from Texans' football in order to get some early spring cleaning done or go visit relatives, well, you best change them. After losing 28-16 to the Colts on Sunday in Indianapolis (Texans are 0-11 lifetime ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    NFL Playoff Scenarios: A Guide To This Sunday

    Week 17 of the NFL season is upon us this weekend, and while there are still plenty of moving (or potentially moving) parts left to be slotted, the one thing we are sure of is that in the NFC the Atlanta Falcons will have a first round bye and home field throughout the playoffs. The Texans have to ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    College Football: Bear Bryant Award Finalists Revealed (Aggies Will Be Happy)

    If you're a prominent, successful college football player or coach, it is usually necessary to block out the second week of December. This is when most of the college football awards are handed out, the week after the regular season ends. For many, it's an exhausting, circuitous journey across the n ... 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 14, 2012

    Texans-Colts: NEW BATTLE-DRINK Bingo Drinking Card, "Andrew Luck Comes Home" Edition

    Heading into this past Monday night, there was about as wide a chasm as there could possibly be riding on the outcome of the Texans' game with the New England Patriots. With the Colts having knocked off the Titans 27-23 the day before, the possible consequences of Monday's outcome were as follows: ... 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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    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 businessinsider.com, 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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    November 5, 2012

    Texans-Bills: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, "Judgment Day" Edition

    So that was "Judgment Day" huh? All righty then. What was billed (by Mario Williams) as Mario Williams' authoritative homecoming, basically turned into a fairly ho-hum day of work for the Texans, a 21-9 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Consider the following numbers: - The Texans won by 12 points. ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    AFC Playoff Projections, Week 7: First One Onto The Colts Bandwagon!

    When Peyton Manning and the Broncos stormed back with 35 unanswered points in the second half of their 35-24 Monday night win against the Chargers this week, they accomplished a few things: 1. They tied an NFL record for the largest comeback win by a road team in NFL history. 2. They evened their ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Boom. Roasted. -- Arkansas Sucks, OSU Cheats(?) : The Monday Morning College Football Roast

    As I type this, I'm sitting in the Reliant Stadium press box after the Texans' 38-14 win over the Titans on Sunday afternoon, and admittedly it's incredibly difficult to focus on writing about college football -- partially because of the four television screens showing the late games and partially b ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    NFL Week 1: Schaub Gets Rich(er), Buffalo Gets Poor(er) -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Check out our slideshow of the Houston Texans' season opener against the Dolphins. Could Sunday have been any better? 80-degree day. Sun shining. Birds singing. NFL football back in our lives. Oh and someone left a whole book of Burger King coupons in the lobby of my building. SCORE! So yeah there ... 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.

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    April 27, 2012

    NFL Draft 1st Round by the Numbers: Ranking High School Ratings, Conferences

    The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books, and now we spend today overanalyzing the selections the teams made last night (complete with the inane letter-grade report cards for a bunch of players that have not yet even had their first press conferences with their new teams) and preparing for t ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Don't Forget: NFL Draft Live-Blogging, Right Here

    Will the Texans recapture that David Carr magic in this year's NFL Draft? Even though Carr has more Super Bowl rings than the Texans, we certainly hope not. The draft has become a huge entertainment extravaganza, stretched over days and preceded by months of hype, analysis and blathering. (Lotsa l ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    2012 NFL Draft -- Live Blog

    I made an analogy on my radio show this morning on 1560 The Game that the NFL Draft tonight is like Christmas Day for many NFL fans. Air of anticipation, excitement of the unknown, food, it's all there. (My co-host, John Granato, compared it to Hanukkah because it's played out over several days, but ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    The 2012 NFL Schedule Is Here! The 2012 NFL Schedule Is Here!

    In the timeless Steve Martin comedy The Jerk, there's a famous scene where Martin's character Navin R. Johnson sprints across the parking lot to snag a copy of the new phone book to confirm that, indeed, his name and phone number are included. When he is able to find his name he screams that inclus ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Texans Release 2012 Schedule: Five Early Thoughts

    It's often not whom you play, but when you play. That's the key item to consider when evaluating an NFL schedule release. Ranking schedules based on prior-year records, as some media outlets did this week in proclaiming an "easy" slate for the Texans, can be misleading. For example, Denver -- sche ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Peyton Manning's Colts Career Ends, More Cheesy Peyton Videos Begin

    If everyday breakups went as smoothly as the press conference at Colts headquarters Wednesday, you'd see far fewer people staying in dysfunctional relationships to merely avoid the pain and anguish that comes with ending it. Colts owner Jim Irsay and longtime quarterback/franchise icon Peyton Manni ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Football! Baylor-UT, NFL: This Weekend's Best Bets

    Let the Tebowing continue!​"College football is March Madness every week!" -- Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the Bowl Championship Series Ah, the battle cry of the BCS apologist. Specifically, the battle cry of the BCS executive director, Bill Hancock. It's what he and his minions tell ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Texans/Bucs -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers (The "Goddammit, NOT Schaub!" Edition)

    Born under a bad sign.​So, I was thisclose to hitting "SEND" on a post that would have openly discussed the Texans going 13-3 and getting home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. And then this: Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has a significant foot injury that will force him to mi ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    The Peyton Manning Saga -- A Very Special 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Everyone wants The Beard​"Peyton Manning's not going to let (the Colts) draft Andrew Luck." -- Phil Simms "I don't talk to Phil. Phil doesn't talk to me. He did text me after that, saying 'Hey, sorry to drag your name into this.' I wrote back, 'Phil I don't know what you're talking about.' He ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets

    Tim Tebow, in the act of Tebowing​So I said last weekend that we were in the midst of one of the most dominant, and in turn most predictable streaks in college football. The top ten teams each week were crushing the books to the tune of covering the number about 80 percent of their games. Two ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    NFL Quarterback Carousel -- Assessing The Changes

    It's a hard-knock life​It goes without saying that, other than "best player on NBA team regardless of position," quarterback of an NFL team is the single most influential individual position impacting results in a team sport. So imagine if one-sixth of the teams in the NBA decided to bench th ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Texans-Saints, Etc. -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Big winner: James Casey​The easy fall back after Sunday's 40-33 to the New Orleans Saints is to say "Same ol' Texans," and in a way, I understand. Red zone issues, fourth quarter brain farts (23 points allowed), the untimely turnover, same ol' Texans. But I choose to look at the glass half f ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Houston Doing Its Part To Destroy West Virginia Football

    Dana Holgorsen: Part of a one-two Houston punch​The once-high-flying football program at West Virginia University seems to be imploding these days, and Houston is doing more than its fair share to move along the process. Two of the three main protagonists: a) newish athletic director Oliver L ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    The Jim Harbaugh Situation -- It's Over (3 Winners, 3 Losers)

    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 >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Andrew Luck and Jim Harbaugh -- What ISN'T Wrong With This Picture?

    Andrew Luck pursues his architecture degree​As 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 >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Four Lessons Bob McNair Can Learn From Jerry Jones

    Hang with Vegas skanks, McNair, not former presidents​The week started with my begging Texans owner Bob McNair. It continued with my criticizing him. But I hate being that guy. You know the guy I'm talking about -- the guy who is constantly pointing out the flaws in others and the shortcomi ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    NFL & College Football -- Weekend's Best Bets (Nepotism Edition)

    Keeping it in the family​Okay, last week's Best Bets were centered around a random string of stories from around the internet, good enough for a 3-3 record, which means it's still yielding better results than 2009, but still not good enough for me. And damn sure not good enough for you. So ... More >>

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