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  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Thanksgiving 2013: Believe It Or Not, I Am Thankful For Idiots

    The tendency for many in my business, those who have a broadcasted voice and a platform, is to preach to the ne'er do wells and the meatheads, preach that they stop with their chicanery, stop with their self destructive behavior, stop with their narcissism. Truthfully, I never get why my peers do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 11: DeAndre Hopkins' Weenie Roast

    In last week's BATTLE-DRINK post, I wrote the following: As we head into Week 10 with the Texans taking on the Arizona Cardinals, all of a sudden we have squares devoted to Gary Kubiak's health, the jumbled running back roster, a quarterback non-controversy-that-some-people-are-trying-to-make-a-con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Chiefs 17, Texans 16: Too Many Easy Headlines, Case in Point...

    While watching the Texans drop their fifth game in a row Sunday afternoon, I realized that the success of one Case Keenum on the field was going to cause at least one group of people to jump for joy regardless of who they actually rooted for: professional sports headline writers. I mean, I've alread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Schaub Remains The Wrong Choice, Even If His Numbers Are More Respectable

    On the surface, Sunday was a step forward for Matt Schaub, the Texans' embattled starting quarterback. Before leaving with a leg injury, Schaub completed 15 of 21 passes for 186 yards, posting a strong QB rating of 98.5 and a solid yards-per-attempt (YPA) mark of 8.9. Respectable, right? Sure. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Ravens-Texans Week 3 BATTLE-DRINK: Dierdorf Loves Suggs

    Well, either the CBS decision makers have a hell of a sense of humor or they're the biggest trolls in television administration, because less than a year after one of the most tweeted about broadcast performances of the Texans' 2012 season, Dan Dierdorf's Week 7 slurp-fest of a returning-from-Achill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Texans 31, Chargers 28: A Tale of Two Halves as Texans Win on Tuesday Morning Football

    Nearly three hours after the late start, the game was still in doubt, but that was a massive improvement over where the Texans were about two hours earlier. The Chargers took at 28-7 lead on the Texans in the third quarter only to see the Texans come flying back and pull out a 31-28 road win on a ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Texans vs. Chargers on Monday Night Football: Five Players to Watch

    NFL football is back...finally. For football fans, the wait for game 1 can be difficult, but when you live in Houston and your summer is filled with another year of bitter disappointment courtesy the Astros, it's positively excruciating. As if to torture us just a little longer, the NFL scheduled th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    NFL Player Prop Bets And The Most Questionable Fantasy Football Decision Ever

    This is one of those mornings that I'm really thankful that sports betting exists (as opposed to the other 364 mornings out of the year that I'm thankful sports betting exists), because on the morning after my fantasy football auction I am always dragging, and frankly, things like "player prop bets" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Top Six Songs For Your Fantasy Football Draft Party

    Now that every team is down to its 53-man roster and the first "real" game of the season is joyfully only days away, fantasy football players everywhere are holding their annual draft parties. If you are somehow unaware because you aren't one of 30 million Americans who play -- or one of the millio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Texans-Dolphins: 4 Winners, 4 Losers ("Chita Johnson, Weather Khaleesi" Edition)

    Was preseason football fever in full swing on Saturday? Well, late Saturday afternoon, I managed to make it from my home near downtown to the area near Reliant in almost record time, thanks to very light Saturday traffic. As I drove down Murworth to the media parking area, roughly two hours before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Barbecue Road Trip Songs & Why the Cronut Is Overrated

    Hungry in Houston: Last week, Adam Brower checked out the newly opened Hurricane Grill and Wings located in Spring on FM 1960. He has been disappointed with Houston's wing offerings; however, Hurricane Grill and Wings met his criteria of good wings. With more than 30 choices of sauces, and the oppor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    This, Not That: New Tunes to Replace Some Tired Old Texans Tailgating Songs

    My family and I have been Houston Texans season ticketholders since Game 1, that celebrated and gratifying franchise opener (Texans 19, Cowboys 10), and we've always taken seriously our tailgating privileges. Texans fans tailgate better than most, including the North Texas delusionals who do it u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Is Gary Kubiak Going To Be The Next Norv Turner?

    Despite what you heard, the Houston Texans will be playing football on Sunday. Not all of them, maybe. But nine of the guys will suit up and take the field for the AFC in the Pro Bowl. Sure it's not the Super Bowl, but who really cares about the Super Bowl, right? The Texans ended the season on a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Good, Not Great: Why Texans Need A Daryl Morey Approach To QB Position

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2013

    Patriots 41, Texans 28: Offense Turns Offensive On Big Stage. Again.

    Ignore the main box score numbers. Forget the 425 total yards for Houston and the 28 points. Same for the 41 placed in the New England column. In the big picture, it's more of the same. Gary Kubiak, Matt Schaub and the Houston offense shoulder the majority of blame in yet another crucial game, this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Texans-Bengals, Act III: Same Names, But New Identities

    After a season of lofty hopes and expectations of a home AFC Championship game, the Texans find themselves in the exact same spot they were one year ago. They're the number three seed in the AFC playoffs, opening at Reliant Stadium against number six Cincinnati. The Texans thrashed the Bengals, 31 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    UPDATED: If Lightnin' Hopkins Can't Save the Texans, No One Can

    The Houston Texans are hosting a playoff game tomorrow, but only after a spectacular late-season collapse that cost them the AFC's top seed and invoked every Oileresque axiom about Houston sports being flat-out cursed. Since about the time the Texans' offense was unable to convert on third down agai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    8 Texans Named To The Pro Bowl, Most In The AFC

    There was a time (largely, 2002 through around 2008) when the night the Pro Bowl rosters were revealed was a complete non-event for Texans fans. Well, times have changed, and Wednesday the Texans AFC best 12-3 record was mirrored by having an AFC best eight players (six offense, two defense) named t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Patriots-Texans: Five Reasons a Rematch Could Be Different in January

    The Texans won't tell you it wasn't a disaster. It was. It was not, however, something that's automatically repeatable. Even in a 28-point game, the beatdown on Monday Night Football essentially came down to five plays on which the Patriots were spotted 28 points. With one exception, the Texans we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    The Houston Texans 2012 All Character(s) Team

    Having a good team requires a mix of straight arrows -- guys like Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson, who appear nearly asleep when they aren't slicing and dicing opponents like cold cuts -- and goofballs who keep things light in what can often be a very intense work environment. Throughout the years, Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Texans -- Ravens: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (Including J.J. Watt, Arian Foster & Connor Barwin)

    "It's just one game." "Nobody would have beaten Aaron Rodgers tonight." "Hey, if someone had told you before the season they'd be 5-1 going into the Ravens game, you'd have taken it, right?" Those are just a few of the dozens of different ways Texans fans and media rationalized last weekend's 42- ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 27, 2012

    Burger Bars

    Houston's Top 10

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2012

    Texans Hang On For Win Over Broncos: You Thought This Would Be Easy?

    Just in case Houston Texan fans were getting accustomed to easy blowouts, the locals made sure to remind everyone that getting to an AFC Championship, much less a Super Bowl, isn't exactly a walk in the park. With about 10 minutes left in this game at Denver, though, it sure looked like that -- the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    RIP Steve Sabol, NFL Films President Who Gave Us Super Slow Mo

    Steve Sabol, NFL Films' president and a huge part of the weekly life of every NFL fan in America, succumbed to brain cancer earlier today. He was 69. NFL Films was the brainchild of his father, Ed Sabol, who in 1962 made every football play, every defeat, win and tackle into juicy cinematic popcor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Texans 27, Jaguars 7: Power Game Makes Long-Awaited Return

    A week ago, Texans coach Gary Kubiak said he'd have trouble sleeping after his team struggled in the run game on both sides of the ball - a concerning trend that began in the preseason. He should rest a lot easier this week. The Texans (2-0) physically demolished Jacksonville (0-2) up front Sunday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    The Best Ever Houston Free Agent Signings

    So the Houston Rockets have signed turnover machine/point guard/free agent Jeremy Lin to a contract, and apparently, the city of Houston is going nuts. I'm not quite ready to buy into the hype, and I'm not going to be doing any stupid puns on his name. That said, good luck to the kid and the Rockets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Houston Texans Re-Sign Their Long Snapper -- The Jon Weeks Game Lives!

    "Best job ever." There are certain jobs in the world of sports where we often apply those three words. I'm not talking about the highest-paying, highest-profile roles like quarterback of an NFL team, point guard of an NBA team or cleanup hitter for an MLB team. Those really are the best jobs ever. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Sunday Funday Showdown: Pub Fiction vs. Blackfinn American Grille

    After an entire season of Sunday Fundays enjoyed watching football (and cursing loudly as Sanchez throws yet another interception), I am ready to report back on my findings. Each Sunday, you can find me and a group of rowdy friends either occupying a large booth at Pub Fiction or huddled around the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Texans-Bengals: Five Matchups to Watch, and a Prediction

    If he can dream...​The last time the city of Houston hosted an NFL playoff game -- or even had a team playing in one -- it came under very different circumstances than what will transpire Saturday afternoon. Unlike the 10-6 Texans, who slide into the playoffs on a 3-game losing streak, the 12 ... More >>

  • News

    January 5, 2012
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    December 12, 2011

    Texans/Bengals -- 4 Winning Plays That Never Would Have Happened in 2010

    T.J. Yates is on a roll.​Sunday morning, about an hour before the Texans and Bengals kicked off, I was driving to the grocery store with my girlfriend Amy to pick up some "Texans watching" supplies -- chips, sandwich paraphernalia, beverages, etc. (Xanax no longer necessary this season.) Unsol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Texans 20, Jaguars 13: Five Reasons Why Not to Panic

    In the moment, it felt so overwhelming. How could the Texans, already reeling from the loss of Matt Schaub, recover from yet another season-ending quarterback injury, this time to the left collarbone of Matt Leinart? The initial results didn't look promising. Although the Texans won their fifth st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Texans 30, Browns 12: Five Things We Learned

    Photo by Marco TorresUnmask yourself, Texans fan​When Gary Kubiak wins a replay challenge, you know it's your day. It was that and then some for the Texans on Sunday, who cruised past the Browns and moved to 6-3 on the season. It's the first time the franchise has ever been three games above ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Texans 24, Jaguars 14: It Wasn't Pretty. Thankfully, It Doesn't Have To Be Anymore

    Photo by Marco TorresMark Schaub, the new Cam Newton​To know the Houston Texans is to know drama, at least from a historical standpoint. Offensive explosions -- both from the Texans and their opponents -- fueled both spectacular wins and crushing collapses in 2009 and 2010. In the end, the ups ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Getting Right Again at Darkhorse

    ​Sunday drinking can be as much of a palliative as it is a worthwhile activity in its own right, and Bloody Marys, despite the massive amounts of salt, are the standard alcoholic treatment for over-consumption. Whoever invented them - and there are a couple theories - is a candidate for booze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    In Honor Of Jacoby Jones, 7 Celebration FAIL Videos

    Celebrate responsibly, people​Next man in. That's the old football saying that every coach spits out any time a player at the top of the depth chart gets hurt, basically saying there are no excuses. It's up to the next guy at that position to step in and go to work. Two weeks into the season ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 8, 2011

    The New Normal

    The Texans start operating like a bona fide NFL team.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    2011 NFL Preview, Spoken In Wagering-ese

    The betting window is open​I hope everyone who has had a chance to check out our Texans 2011 preview "The New Normal" has enjoyed it. Big ups to Monica Fuentes for coming up with the season-long interactive game card tracking Texans' results. You need to go check it out. If you haven't read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Houston Texans: My Way Too Early Guess At The 53-Man Roster

    Everyone's favorite kind of guy​We all have that friend who not only loves to be right, but also loves to point out that they're right and then continuously remind you that he (or she -- yeah, ladies, you're guilty, too!) is right. They'll text, they'll tweet, they'll take screen shots of Spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Texans 34, Jaguars 17: Will Strong Finish Outweigh Weeks of Futility?

    Texans fans hold their breath​For the first nine seasons of the Houston Texans franchise, the biggest problem for owner Bob McNair has been his inability to properly handle or frame success. The beast could be about to rear its ugly head yet again. A week ago, the thought was that eight lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Texans 20, Titans 0: Andre Punctuates Big Win With Knockout Blow

    Marco TorresAndre Johnson (left) was ejected from the game after a fistfight with Titans player Cortland Finnegan. See more photos from the game in our slideshow.​For the first time in four weeks, the Texans left someone other than themselves and their fans feeling the effects of a punch. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Jaguars 31, Texans 24: Were You Even Surprised?

    Hail Mary, full of grace....​Until eight days ago, it still felt different. Sure, the Texans were 4-3 and coming off a rough loss to the Colts. But until then, when the Texans had been beaten, they were clearly the lesser team -- losing by at least 13 points to physically superior opponents o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Houston Texans -- Do Something, Bob McNair

    Headlines don't lie​Every home game Sunday, the Houston Texans put out a free publication called the Tailgate Times that gets handed to ticket holders and media members as they pull into their respective Reliant Stadium parking lots. It's essentially a four-page piece of upbeat Texans propaga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Texans 35, Chiefs 31: Johnson Returns To Form, And So Does The Offense. But...

    Winning a squeaker​With Andre Johnson's ankle seemingly healthy again, the Texans' offense on Sunday silenced concerns about its ability to remain among the NFL's elite.That might mean something if head coach Gary Kubiak and defensive coordinator Frank Bush can find a way for their defense to not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Texans-Cowboys Debacle 2010 -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    The Texans bombed big-time​In retrospect, we probably should have seen this coming. For all the talk about this being a different Texans team, about the Cowboys coming in as a wounded animal, about Wade Phillips being thrilled about the noon kickoff so he wouldn't miss the early bird special, has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Game Time: Houston Texans -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Dan Orlovsky faces the press​The Reliant Stadium sprawl of empty seats, the equally sparsely populated press box, the rare ease with which one could navigate pregame traffic -- all those things would seemingly indicate that the Texans final preseason game in 2010 against the Tampa Buccaneers was m ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    GAME TIME: Houston Texans - Final Practice Report (LIVE from New Orleans)

    Sean interviewed former Oiler Spencer Tillman Friday.​As we head into the back end of our trip to New Orleans for Texans-Saints Practicepalooza 2010 (also known as the "realizing there actually can be too much of a good thing" phase of the trip), I'd like to take a minute to wish a very happy thir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Texans 34, Patriots 27: Progress But No Playoffs

    Photo by Mark C. Austin​The Texans legitimately won nine games. The New York Jets legitimately won seven. The Texans displayed tremendous heart on Sunday in rallying past a Patriots team playing its starters and remaining aggressive almost throughout, while the Jets were given a handout for ... More >>

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