Arian Foster

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    October 27, 2014

    Texans, Foster Roll Titans in Tennessee to Get Back to .500

    Going into Tennessee on Sunday, the Texans were teetering on the brink of another disastrous season. After three straight losses, they were facing a division rival on the road. Another loss and they go to 3-5 including 0-2 inside the division. Win and they go to 4-4 keeping their season and hopes fo ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    Texans 30, Titans 16: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Last week, on the post game show for the Texans' 30-23 Monday night loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, as we were trying to assess just exactly where the Texans rank among NFL teams, my colleague Mike Meltser had a general observation that I thought was accurate: In the NFL, there are about five or s ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Texans 30, Raiders 14: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    After a methodical 30-14 choking out of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon, the Texans moved to 2-0 on the season, Bill O'Brien becoming the first of the Texans' three head coaches in their short history to win his first two games. The Texans have been here, at 2-0, before, though. More precis ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    Arian Foster's Media Non Responses Funny, but Needless

    "Yeah, man. I'm just out here trying to be the best teammate I can be. And I'm gonna work hard at doing that." -- Arian Foster Anyone who follows the Texans knows Arian Foster is a different cat. He writes poetry, waxes philosophical on Twitter and bows in the end zone after touchdowns, single hand ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Adventures In Instagram: Arian Foster Misses Andre Johnson

    Do we all miss Andre Johnson? Sure. Would life be much more pleasant if Andre Johnson were a part of it? Of course. Andre Johnson is one of those things that always makes every wacky scenario he's involved with better. Like pizza or midgets. But he's not here. Well, he's here, like here in Houston ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    Best of Arian Foster's First Week Back On Twitter

    There are and will be many storylines heading into the Texans' 2014 season, and there are many aspects of the team that need to line up "just so" if the team is going to have any hope of going 6-10 duplicating the massive turnarounds of previous 2-14-teams-selecting-first-overall. Yes, selecting a ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Namaste! Arian Foster Returns to Twitter (And Is Reportedly Healthy)

    Last season went sideways on a lot of Houston Texans, and if we count "the season" to include the month or so after the season as well, perhaps it spun out of control for none moreso than running back Arian Foster. Think about it -- with fans, the perception of Foster went from "quirky, uber-produ ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    Arian Foster Fires Back, Files Defamation Counterclaim Against Brittany Norwood

    As the saga between Arian Foster and the reported mother of his unborn child, Brittany Norwood, has played out, the narrative has been largely set by Norwood's side. It started with her filing of a lawsuit for a restraining order in which she accused Foster and his brother, Abdul, of acting in an ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Isiah Carey Takes Another Social Media Star Turn with Arian Foster

    It wasn't exactly a grasshopper or the kind of YouTube moment that will land someone on Tosh.0, but it did go viral and Fox 26 investigative reporter Isiah Carey was right back in the middle of it. Last year, we gave Carey our Web Award for Best Media Personality on Twitter and he was certainly dese ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    So Now Brittany Norwood Allegedly Says Her Entire Lawsuit Is Embellished

    This time a week ago, we were all just beginning to digest the Arian Foster "baby mama" story. At the beginning of the day last Monday, Arian Foster was (as far as we knew) a happily married father of two young children who was rehabbing a back injury, anxious to wash the taste of a lost 2013 as a ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    5 Complications That Make the Arian Foster Mess Even Messier

    Whenever reports come out about athletes having children out of wedlock, most of us shrug and recognize it as coming with the territory. Athletes -- and other people in position of power and authority -- frequently find themselves in public paternity suits. If you are Shawn Kemp, many, many, MANY pa ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    Arian Foster Screams Down FOX 26 Reporter Looking For A Scoop (w/ VIDEO)

    Since breaking yesterday, Arian Foster-Brittany Norwood affair/pregnancy/abortion pressure/restraining order/reality TV show drama has grown legs quickly. When we all woke up Monday morning, we all thought that Arian Foster was a happily married, faithful father of two, recovering from back surgery ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Arian Foster Baby Momma Alleges He Is Pressuring Her To Abort Pregnancy

    They say to never leave a movie until the credits are done rolling, because nowadays, you might actually miss a bonus scene. In the sad, sports-tragic movie that was Playmakers: Texans 2013, we all assumed that when Matt Schaub threw that final interception of the season (which, along with the inte ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Rams 38, Texans 13: Time to Admit This is Not a Good Football Team

    The Texans were supposed to get things straight against what appeared to be a hapless St. Louis Rams team that had struggled in virtually all facets of the game. Turns out, it was the other way around as the Rams feasted on the clearly overmatched Texans and dominated them in all three phases of the ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Seahawks 23, Texans 20: Congratulations, You've Been Schaubed

    I'm not generally a fan of doomsday predictors. I like them only marginally less than rose-colored glasses wearers. I tend to prefer reality and the reality is the Texans have a serious problem. Before you start shouting the name of the current starting quarterback or the perfect-haired play caller ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Titans-Texans: BATTLE-DRINK Makes Its 2013 Home Debut!

    I'll admit, I never went back and watched the complete telecast of the Texans and Chargers game from Monday night, partially because I just haven't really had time and partially for, well, other reasons. The good news is that I did finish Season 3 of Breaking Bad last night! So there's that. My po ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Texans-Saints: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (Governor Christie's Pants Edition)

    They say the third preseason game is the one that's supposed to most closely resemble a regular season game. With most of the starters (the available ones, at least) playing a full half, the game against the Saints Sunday was supposed to give Texan fans a decent glimpse at what's in store for 2013. ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Keep Calm and Carry the Ball: Foster Returns to the Texans

    Preseason football is a fascinating and often frustrating portion of the year. On one hand, there is intrigue and discussion. After a long season of the Astros sucking yet again, it's a welcome relief to see guys in pads knocking the crap out of each other in the blistering heat of summer. On the o ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Ten Questions to Answer at the Start of Houston Texans Training Camp

    It's deep in July and it doesn't feel like anyone should be talking about football, but thank the sports gods, training camp opens today for the Houston Texans down at Reliant Stadium. The real action begins Friday with the first workouts, but just seeing players and coaches getting back into the sw ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Arian Foster Injures Calf and Rides a Cart Back to Reliant

    The Texans started up their second week of Organized Team Activities Tuesday morning, and aside from Kubiak's effusive praise for second-year guard Brandon Brooks and the defense's intercepting four passes, the biggest story was this: Arian Foster strained his right calf, left the field, wrapped it ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    RIP @ArianFoster (February 2, 2010 - March 4, 2013)

    It all started a little over three years ago with this: Walking into the Twitter house for the first time. Hello digital world...— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) February 2, 2010 And now, after three years of deep thoughts, weird thoughts, ticket giveaways and ill-timed JPEGs of hamstring MRIs ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Arian Foster's Television Acting Debut On Hawaii Five-O (w/ VIDEO)

    The annual Pro Bowl is generally viewed by NFL players as, in this order, 1) a reward for a job well done, 2) an opportunity to get some much needed rest and relaxation, and 3) a chance to play a glorified sandlot football game another football game. Well, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster t ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Twitter War! The Iron Sheik Calls Out Arian Foster!

    I've mentioned in this space a few times, during the 2011 NFL season I did a weekly show with Texans running back Arian Foster on Yahoo! Sports Radio. In my five years and change in talk radio, those sessions with him were some of the more fun moments I've had doing radio. The first few weeks we di ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Grading the Texans Season: The Good, The Bad and The Seriously Ugly

    Ultimately, the 2012-13 Houston Texans season will go down as a disappointment. An impressive 11-1 start gave way to a 1-3 finish, loss of home field advantage and second straight one win and out in the playoffs. Still, there were some bright spots for the team and some of the individual players thi ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Texans-Vikings: New BATTLE-DRINK Bingo Drinking Game Card, Egg Nog Edition

    Well, this week's game card should be the final Battle-Drink Bingo card of the 2012 season. Assuming the Texans win this Sunday against the Vikings, that means the final game against the Colts would hold no meaning (possibly for either team), so cobbling together a Battle-Drink centered around the e ... 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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    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 3, 2012

    Arian Foster's Projected 2012 Workload: An Historical Perspective

    "He can handle it, I know that. You never know how the season's gonna go, and what it's gonna take to win each week. We're giving Arian some breaks at practice during the course of the week, but he looks fine to me. He's holding up fine. He hasn't missed any time, other than the time we've given him ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Some Texan-Flavored Prop-Bet Appetizers Before The First NFL Sunday

    We are about 72 hours away from the first Sunday of the NFL season, a season that is undoubtedly the most highly anticipated in the history of the Texans since their inaugural campaign in 2002. This means we are also 24 hours away from my first "Weekend's Best Bets" posts, which is basically my we ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Texans 20, 49ers 9: Five Things We Learned (Including Linebacker Controversy?)

    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 >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Football Is Back! Texans Preseason Week One: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    At this point in the season, it's more about effort than execution. We're all rusty, even the media. Hell, Saturday night alone one local sports anchor mistook Keshawn Martin being the rookie wide receiver who was suspended last year instead of DeVier Posey (tweets deleted), the Houston Chronicle ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Foster's Vegan Announcement Adds to Texans' Quirkiness

    Officially a vegan now. We'll see how this goes. But week one down. So far, so good. Feels wonderful.— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) July 6, 2012 We've all known Arian Foster to be a rather unique guy. He's a bit of a philosopher and poet. He tweets about eastern religion and plays random pick ... 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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    March 5, 2012

    Justice Served, Arian Foster Gets Paid (5 Years, $43.5 million)

    The details have not yet surfaced on everything the Texans have done behind the scenes in the way of reworking other players' deals in order to get Arian Foster signed to a new contract extension. We don't know what the Texans' next moves entail and just how much, if at all, the magnitude of Foster' ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Mario vs. Arian Edition

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula invol ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Value Added: Arian Foster vs. Mario Williams

    The Texans are facing an offseason unlike any other they have ever seen in their ten years of existence. For the first time ever, General Manager Rick Smith, Coach Gary Kubiak and owner Bob McNair have to figure out how to keep together a very good lineup of players and, gasp, even make it better. F ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Texans, Tebow and BCS Titles! This Weekend's 4 Winners and 4 Losers

    All right, this is starting to get ridiculous, football gods. First, you knock out Arian Foster for the first three games of the season with a hamstring injury. Then you rob us of Andre Johnson not once but twice with injuries to each hamstring, forcing him to miss most of the season. Then you rip ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Texans/Titans -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers (Including Tim Tebow)

    Arian Foster's not dead yet.​It's amazing how quickly things can change. Sometimes, it takes a matter of a few weeks, like with the Kansas City Chiefs. After being outscored 89-10 the first two weeks of the season, the Chiefs were left for dead, Todd Haley was the chalk for every "first coac ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Texans-Raiders: Five Things To Watch

    This Sunday, the Raiders come to town to take on the Texans in the first game of the "Andre Johnson Hamstring Injury" mini-era. In a way, this is like the beginning of the final season of The Sopranos when Tony got shot and was in the hospital in a dream state for like three episodes -- with Tony on ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Houston Texans Game 4: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    It feels like virtually every fall Monday the last two years have been spent listening to callers to my show, co-workers around the office, people around town all saying "same ol' Texans." And to be sure, it's much harder to argue that it hasn't been "same ol' Texans" than argue that the team has be ... 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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    September 14, 2011

    Want To Hear Arian Foster Get Advice From Jim Brown? Well, Here You Go

    Old school represents​Yesterday, I did the first of what will be seventeen weekly shows with Texans running back, defending NFL rushing king, and Tweeter extraordinaire Arian Foster. To set the scene, this first show took place at an investor/sponsor party at the West University home of our n ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Texans-Colts: Five Things to Watch

    No Peyton, no chance.​With Peyton Manning out for Sunday's opener and potentially the entire year after undergoing a second surgery on his neck, the narrative for Houston changes from a statement game to one of trends. That is, there should be no way to actually lose, or for the final score t ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Houston Texans 2011 Preview: The Jinx Is Back, Baby

    ​Stop me if you've heard this before -- I am very optimistic about the Houston Texans' upcoming season. I know, I know. Crazy, huh? Last year, in this very space, I called for a 10-6 season in 2010 (a logical if not glacially moving projection considering the three previous seasons went 8-8, ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Houston Texans -- Five Things to Watch Tonight Against the Vikings

    At least this shouldn't happen tonight.​It's the final game of the 2011 preseason tonight with the Texans' backups taking on the Minnesota Vikings' backups in the newly inflatable-roofed Metrodome. If you're the Texans, I suppose the good news is that you're traveling to Minnesota in September ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Texans RB Arian Foster, ESPY Nominee, Is Chilling by Reading Paulo Coelho and Digging Egyptian Culture

    ​Yao Ming retired today, the Astros are in the midst of their worst season ever and the NFL lockout continues. But at least there's one glimmer of hope in Houston's pro sports scene. Texans running back Arian Foster is nominated for three ESPYs tomorrow night, ESPN's fan-chosen accolades. Wh ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Colts 30, Texans 17: Indianapolis Still Has No Answer for Arian Foster. Enter Gary Kubiak

    Photo by Aaron M. SprecherGary Kubiak knows how to keep Arian Foste from beating the Colts​In week one, the Texans (4-3) annihilated the Colts because Indianapolis couldn't stop running back Arian Foster, who rushed for 231 yards and three touchdowns. In week eight, the Colts (5-2) still couldn't ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Texans 31, Raiders 24: With A Running Game Like This, Johnson Has Time To Rest

    Photo by Aaron M. SprecherMario Williams kept up the pressure​It only took one offseason and one Arian Foster to transform the Texans' running game from shaky to the club's foundation.As a result, the Texans on Sunday allowed star wideout Andre Johnson to rest his ailing ankle and saw their offens ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Arian Foster: Five Other Things He Should Be Disciplined For

    Wearing pink? Sit him out for the first quarter next week!!​Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak disciplined star running back Arian Foster for missing a team meeting and showing up late for another.He sat Foster out for the first quarter and part of the second against Oakland Sunday. (We're sure he w ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Texans 23, Cowboys 7: Does Houston Finally Have An Offensive Line

    Arian Foster may actually have holes to run through​Over the course of their brief existence, the Texans and offensive line woes have been synonymous. Could it now be that the long-standing source of franchise ridicule has become a foundation of strength?In recent years, savvy draft picks like ta ... More >>

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