Bad News Bears

  • News

    November 14, 2013

    The Alabama-Coushatta Still Exist and Are Doing What They Need to Do to Continue

    Beset by federal budget cuts, no written history and a general lack of recognition, the Alabama-Coushatta try to learn a different way of being indian.

  • Music

    October 31, 2013

    Tone Deaf

    A new song seeking to build support for the Astrodome referendum may do just the opposite.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Awful Springsteen Knockoff Not Helping Save the Dome Much at All

    In the campaign to save the Astrodome with the upcoming Proposition 2 referendum, someone has decided that just the thing to put it over the top is a bad Bruce Springsteen parody. Like, really bad. Monday, an outfit called "Jalapeno Pixels" posted a YouTube video called "My Dome Town," a four-and-a ... More >>

  • News

    September 26, 2013

    Whatever It Takes: Houston Baptist University Turns to Football to Build a Name

    Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Texans and Rockets Players Help Launch Crazy Golf Complex, TopGolf

    Years ago, I was playing a gig at a sports bar way out on the southwest side of town. The bar was surrounded by a massive ring of softball fields used by adult teams, mostly made up of corporate teams and the like. There was a strange, green glow that came up off the fields as grown men strode in we ... More >>

  • Film

    September 20, 2012

    Trouble With Eastwood

    Actor's return is a decidedly slow-pitch affair.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    The Drayton McLane Era -- Asking That One Question

    Plus: this. Minus: Tim Purpura​The end of the Drayton McLane Era as owner of the Astros is imminent. With today's announcement that local businessman Jim Crane's purchase of our hometown ball club, we can begin to evaluate the "Houston Astros, version McLane" in full. There are a handful o ... More >>

  • News

    April 7, 2011

    Play Ball, Baby

    A new season for the Astros, and hopefully a new team.

  • News

    September 2, 2010

    Our Year

    Will Texans make it to playoffs?

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Kevin Smith And Scott Mosier's Smodcast Live At The Alamo Drafthouse

    "NO PHOTOS ALLOWED!!" he's shouting​The West Oaks Alamo Drafthouse is a cool place with a lot of great screenings, festivals, and events constantly going on, and it's a good thing, because its location is terrible.Not only is it a good 45 minutes from anywhere, but the theater itself is tucked aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    5 Ways Lady Gaga Could Spice Up The Astros' Season

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​Last Friday night, Rocks Off's favorite pop star, Lady Gaga, bum-rushed her way around Yankee Stadium during the opening game of the New York Yankees three-game homestand against crosstown rivals the New York Mets. Somehow she talked her way past secur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: '80s Night at The Lose Box

    I am making the stand, right here and now, that only winning teams that don’t play like an erratic Bad News Bears can have special theme nights at the ballpark. Want to really make me come to the stadium, Drayton McLane? WIN A GAME. Don’t give me a funny hat to wear while I watch the Astros get ... More >>