There's a picture on Daryl Morey's Facebook page that is almost exactly five years old. It's a picture from a July trip to Las Vegas for the NBA's Summer League, and presumably a night of unwinding in one of the casinos playing some blackjack. The caption to the picture says "Rockets win and then t ... More >>
"The media don't understand the pressures $42 million come with." -- Random sobbing professional athlete in the movie "Jerry Maguire" They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Certainly, on a bad day, as we grind through life, it's easy to look at the lives of others, esp ... More >>
The gentlemen you see below are playing Cards Against Humanity. But that's not what's important; what's important is where they're playing it. It's a grand tradition to take a card or board game to spots like this -- and some light snacks, too, while you're at it -- on the appropriate days to enjoy ... More >>
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 or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>
I've mentioned this in previous posts, but one of the most amazing and envy-inducing pictures I've ever seen is a picture on Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's Mobile Uploads page on his Facebook account. It's a shot of a blackjack hand, split three times (for four hands total), with a blackjack ... More >>
The feds attack online poker, killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry.
Finding fitness, if not a job"I definitely feel there are some teams out there that are interested." -- Terrell Owens after his workout on Tuesday "Just because they weren't there doesn't mean they weren't interested. I can guarantee that all 32 teams were interested." -- Owens' agent Drew ... More >>
Houston's funkiest sports bar is but one outpost of Houston's biggest poker league.
It was sometime during our field sobriety test that we remembered how much we absolutely love Washington Avenue. We were thinking a lot of things when the officer asked us to step out of our vehicle, but chief among them was all the fun that we'd have at jail and who would be calling Tyler F ... More >>
EXT. HO-CHUNK CASINO IN BARABOO, WISCONSIN -- NIGHTThe sun is setting behind the main casino building and the marquee at the front of the parking-lot entrance reads "2009 ATROCIOUS FOOTBALL GAME MANAGEMENT CONVENTION." This is the annual gathering where football coaches at the college and pro lev ... More >>
Humble resident Jonathan Tamayo says his mother didn't approve when he started gambling online a few years ago, but after winning $352,832 in the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas earlier this month, he says, "she warmed up to it." The 23-year-old hasn't had the need to use his hos ... More >>
Meet Ron White, the Texas-born memory champ you'll never forget.
This flick doesn't hit the jackpot. Doesn't even come close.
A gay escort finds himself at the center of a classic D.C. scandal.
Saturday, April 29, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300
There are plenty of opportunities for poker here, legal and otherwise
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Rose Troche uses the Altman method to reveal more suburban discomfort
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Tiffany & Co.
Is Bill Davenport's art stupid? Yeah. Brilliant? That, too.
Hundreds of Houstonians do. For them, Magic: The Gathering isn't just a card game, it's a way of life. And at times, it can be a lucrative one.
In The Watermelon Woman, Cheryl Dunye creates her own history
Playhouse 1960 tries to give life to a Simon dinosaur with a sexual switch
Maverick proves harmless -- and charmless