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  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Texans 23, Bills 17: Four Winners, Four Losers

    The way the Texans' 2014 schedule lays out, given the caliber of opponent they've played, the first quarter of the season looked a lot like the same portion of many college teams' schedules -- a few non-divisional opponents, one of them (as it turns out) that's pretty good, the remainder being lower ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Texans 17, Redskins 6: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    357 days. That's how long it's been since the Houston Texans last won a regular season NFL game. The last time the hometown team walked off the field victorious, Matt Schaub was the quarterback, Gary Kubiak was the head coach, and Vanilla Ice was rocking the house at halftime. Sunday, it was Rya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    J.J. Watt Finally Speaks About A New Contract

    "You've got guys in the Hall of Fame that have been franchised in back-to-back years. The franchise tag is worth something to the team, and you can't be afraid to use it." -- Bob McNair, 8/8/14 Intentional or unintentional on the part of Bob McNair, if you're looking for a salvo that may have led t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    If Bands Sponsored NFL Teams: The AFC

    Recently Vince Neil got approval to start his own Arena Football League franchise in Las Vegas. No word yet on the branding, but we here at Rocks Off are obviously hoping that, like the L.A. KISS, it will be themed around Neil's band Motley Crue. For those not in the know, the L.A. KISS is KISS' ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League Update: St. Louis Rams LB Arrested With Former Houston Rocket

    It's crunch time now, the time where the true greats show why we revere them so. Yes, the NFL offseason is merely days away from ending, and while this year's police blotter has been more sparse than usual in terms of overall crime, the race to the finish is highly compelling. It's almost like we a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League Update: Jimmy Smith Makes It Five Ravens Arrested

    We've seen this Harbaugh Brothers movie before. One Harbaugh has a team that jumps out to a huge lead, only to see the other brother's charges come storming back to make it a contest. We saw it in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, John's Ravens taking a huge lead in the third quarter only to see Jim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Ryan Fitzpatrick Named Texans Starting Quarterback As T.J. Yates Is Released

    All along, it's been a race where naming a "winner" was going to feel like a bit of a misnomer. When the Texans began mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, the open race to see who would be the Houston Texans' starting quarterback consisted of four men -- Ryan Fitzpatrick, rookie Tom Savage, Case Keenum, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Five Reasons to Watch Atlanta Falcons On Hard Knocks

    HBO's annual episodic, award winning series Hard Knocks is one of the staples of the NFL preseason. Finding out which team will be the subject of the upcoming season is one of the more underrated NFL moments each June. Honestly, with as many things as the NFL is televising and monetizing these days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League Update: Buffalo's Marcell Dareus On The Board Again!

    It's really not hard to make it onto the offseason police blotter. One bad night of drinking, one misstep behind the wheel, one furious temper tantrum, and next thing you know you have a misdemeanor for something or other. It doesn't take very much. However, it takes a special type of bonehead to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Gambling! Betting Lines For The First 16 Weeks Of The 2014 NFL Season!

    Every diehard NFL fan thinks that he (or she) is smarter than the next guy (or gal). To that end, Las Vegas is fully aware of the intellectual narcissism of Joe NFL Fan, especially the Joe NFL Fans that like to gamble, and therefore tries to take advantage by sucking us them into the game by game w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League: Marcell Dareus Continues Buffalo's Horrific Offseason

    On Saturday, May 3, the deadline hit for teams to exercise the fifth year option on their 2011 first round rookies. In the end, 21 of the 32 rookies of 2011 had their teams pick up their fifth year option for 2015. Among the most notable was San Francisco 49er Aldon Smith, who had to wait right up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    The Heartbreaking (Loss) History of Houston Sports

    The Rockets went down in dramatic fashion Friday night, losing on a Damian Lillard three-point shot with 0.9 left on the clock. The shot happened because the Rockets played bad defense in the clutch, just as they did through most of the series. They also lost because Portland did something the Rocke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    You're Having a Better Week Than the Buffalo Bills

    Thus far, 2014 has not been kind to the Buffalo Bills' family. A few weeks ago, longtime owner Ralph Wilson passed away at the age of 95, leaving the future of the team in the Buffalo area, at the very least, questionable to the extent that rumors of Donald Trump stepping in as the owner were viewe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Houston Texans Sign Ryan Fitzpatrick To Fill "Underwhelming Veteran QB" Role

    As NFL teams that matter continue to sign marquee free agents to cap swallowing contracts (Antonio Cromartie and Devin Hester on Thursday), the Texans continue to rummage through the free agency bargain bin. On Thursday, they finally found a purchase to their liking in the bin marked "CRAPPY VETERA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of New York Jets Fan Spewing A Fountain Of F-bombs

    I'm not sure that Houston NFL fans who are parents of young children who want to bring their kids to a game know how good they have it here. Other than the Bullpen section of Reliant Stadium (which comes with an actual rowdiness warning on the ticket and in actuality is may as well be a section at L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    The Houston Texans Are Not (Mathematically) Dead Yet!

    Are you ready for two semi-obscure, "guilty pleasure" television references in one day? I hope so. Earlier today, as you may have read, in what I'm sure sent the Pulitzer folks scrambling to reevaluate 2013, I compared Rex Ryan and Ed Reed to Lowell Mather and Big Strong Man, respectively, from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    The Houston Texans Are On The Clock...

    "The Houston Texans are on the clock..." -- Roger Goodell, as of now, at the beginning of the 2014 NFL Draft It begins not long after the previous season ends. The countless hours spent lifting weights, getting treatment, sometimes even getting surgery. You workout to just to be ready for more wor ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Mario Williams Can Now Actually Arrest His Haters

    The relationship between former Texan Mario Williams and the city of Houston has always been somewhat dicey. It goes all the way back to the day he was drafted in 2006, when most of Houston wanted the Texans to take Vince Young or Reggie Bush instead of the big defensive end out of North Carolina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Early Betting Lines On NFL Weeks 1 Through 16

    It's always good to get in on something at the beginning, at the ground floor. In the world of sports wagering, for bettors equally long on hubris and illness (gambling is a sickness, my friends), some betting outlets realize that no time is too soon to put out lines on NFL games. The draft just en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Beyonce vs. Whitney: Battle of the "Banner"

    "The Star-Spangled Banner," our nation's national anthem, is a notoriously difficult song to sing. Often arranged in an unforgiving key for vocalists, composer Francis Scott Key's melody is full of tricky intervals that make it even more precarious. This is a major reason most of the people around y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Texans 21, Bills 9: What Stood Out From A Sluggish Seventh Win

    See pics of the Texans' win on Military Appreciation Day at Reliant Stadium. If the Texans had a trap game on their 2012 schedule, this appeared to be it. One week after a bye. Two weeks removed from an emotional matchup with long-time nemesis Baltimore. Seven days before an NBC primetime showdown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Texans-Bills: The 10 Best Rapper(ish) Tweets From Sunday's Game

    Houston has a professional football team, called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them; some are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media; one is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them are rappers. Like we've done in the past, we perused Twitter during Sunday's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Mario Williams Has Wrist Surgery, "Judgment Day" Hangs In The Balance

    "I don't care about your expectations. I don't care about anybody's expectations." -- Mario Williams via the Buffalo News, when asked if he thinks he is living up to expectations Underachievement, excuses, sporadic to nonexistent productivity. Buffalo, I know this version of the Mario Williams ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, "Satan Hates Auburn" Edition

    I was saddened on Thursday to hear of the passing of legendary college football historian and journalist Beano Cook, who passed away in his sleep at the age of 81. Back in the `80's and early `90's, before the television landscape was cluttered with literally dozens of studio shows all blending toge ... 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

    August 28, 2012

    Vince Young Cut By The Buffalo Bills: 6 Awesome Things About VY's Twitter Account

    It's hard to believe now that in April 2006 there was actually a legitimate debate nationally over whom the Texans should take with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft -- Mario Williams, Reggie Bush, or Vince Young. It's less hard to believe that here in Houston, there was practically no debate. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Houston Texans: Preseason Week Two, 4 Winners and 4 Losers

    When we last saw the Texans play football in our fair city, they were putting the finishing touches on a 31-10 beatdown of the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL playoffs. A week later, the magical ride would come to an end in Baltimore. Since then, some things have gotten better (Arian Foster's income, ... 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 15, 2012

    Goodbye, Mario Williams: Texan Signs with Buffalo

    So the #houstonwhatugot hashtag campaign proved to be a failure. The effort to keep Super Mario Williams a Texan has failed, as the free agent has signed a big deal with the Buffalo Bills. ESPN reports Williams got a six-year deal with $50 million guaranteed, a deal that could potentially be wort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Texans, Pats & Tebow: This Weekend's Best Bets, NFL Edition

    God, let these picks come through​Witness the go-to move for a blog contributor who is technically on vacation but still likes to keep his commitment of five posts a week to his freelance employer because he loves them and loves money. Not one, but TWO posts worth of football predictions! To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Merry Christmas! This Weekend's Football Best Bets

    Santa's offering up some money-line action​Before I get into this weekend's best bets, a couple paragraphs on the Texans' 19-16 loss to the Colts last night: Was that officiating crew terrible last night? Yes. But good lord, I've never seen a bigger bunch of whiny babies than Texan fans last ... More >>

  • 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

    July 18, 2011

    Women's World Cup: Five Other Seeming "Game-Winning" Scores That Weren't

    The USA's run in the Women's World Cup seemed to be finishing in grand style when Abby Wambach put in an extra-time header to give the team a 2-1 lead. It didn't last, and Japan won in overtime. Wambach's late goal joins a storied list of scores that seemingly iced a game or a series, only to be o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Last Night: Frightened Rabbit At Walter's On Washington

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Frightened Rabbit, Plants and Animals Walter's on Washington October 21, 2010 Aftermath has always favored "out of sight, out of mind" over "absence makes the heart grow fonder," but after Thursday's Frightened Rabbit performance at Walter's On Washington to a sweaty and ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Houston's 10 Best Sports Moments*

    *And the 5 most heartbreaking...

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    One Man's Entry For Five Worst Houston Sports Moments -- Where Are Yours?

    A UH lowlight, an ND legend​I couldn't help but notice that the bosses are soliciting suggestions for the best and worst sports moments in Houston history.So I thought I would make a few suggestions.I'll do my top 10 moments when the issue comes out with the winners, but here are my five worst mom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Game Time: The Horrible Turn Of The Texans' Owen Daniels

    ​(I want you all to watch in amazement while I introduce you to the literary technique known as the "shplegue". This stands for "shameless plug that turns into a segue." Watch and learn...)I'm not sure how many of you have seen the web-based tragicomedy Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, but this co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    The Texans: Mission Not Quite Accomplished

    ​Perhaps it was appropriate that the former president Bushes were in attendance for yesterday's Houston Texans game. Especially Bush the Younger. Because just as the Younger stood on an aircraft carrier with a "Mission Accomplished" banner displayed proudly behind him long before the mission was ... More >>

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    October 4, 2008
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    September 4, 2007
  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Time to Grow Up

    No more excuses for the Houston Texans

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Scoring the Super Bowl

    NFL Films' music may be stirring, but these songs tell the real story of the big games

  • Film

    July 16, 1998

    Buffed Up

    Stylish Buffalo '66 makes an incomplete pass

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