Hey kids, College GameDay is coming to townThe season has come to this. Two weeks for the Houston Cougars to continue with perfection and reach a goal set this summer. Two weeks for the Rice Owls to gain some redemption for a season gone very wrong. The Cougars acknowledged their possible ... More >>
Cullen Circle: The site of GameDayThe truck has arrived, there will be a 6 p.m. pep rally at Cougar Village with University of Houston football players tonight, and, beginning tomorrow morning, GameDay will officially be in the house at UH's Third Ward campus for the game between the Cougars ... More >>
When a wookie outthrows you.....I preface this post, a post where I'm about to ridicule people for making awful ceremonial first pitches at professional baseball games, by saying that I would dread throwing out a first pitch at a baseball game. I would be a nervous wreck all day long leading ... More >>
The men who love pseudo-women
The political career of UH's Carl Lewis has, so far, proven to be as successful as his "Star-Spangled Banner"-singing sideline. In other words, not very successful at all. Lewis, who is trying to run for the state senate from his hometown New Jersey district, has been thrown off the ballot for no ... More >>
Several key East Coast newspaper are reporting that UH legend Carl Lewis will announce soon -- maybe today -- that he plans to run as a Democrat for the Senate from New Jersey. Wow. Lewis now lives in Medford, NJ; he would be running as a longshot candidate in a solidly Republican area. Just as a ... More >>
Today, Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are presumably on their way to Disney World, the Pittsburgh Steelers are praying Ben Roethlisberger did not do anything in the many, many strip clubs of the greater Metroplex to bring on a repeat of his season-opening four-game sus ... More >>
Can UH resurrect its basketball glory days?
What, "Cougar Crap" doesn't work for you?The University of Houston is having a contest, and you are invited to enter. The Cougar merchandise store inside the Athletics/Alumni Center has been taken over by Barnes & Noble, and will henceforth no longer be known as Cougar Authentic. Thus, the un ... More >>
What so proudly we hailed... Can you pass the earplugs, please? You can be forgiven for not realizing Opening Day for baseball season was here already (yesterday, in fact). Maybe you've been too busy cursing the guy in your NCAA tournament pool that filled out his brackets using the coin-flip met ... More >>
Photo from wikipediaIt was rather surreal inside the Carl Lewis Auditorium at the University of Houston Athletics/Alumni Center yesterday afternoon. Let's start with members of the Houston media actually showing up for something that didn't involve a free buffet -- there hasn't been that large ... More >>
Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Neil Diamond is totally boss: Following a laryngitis induced sub par show in Ohio, Mr. Diamond thought it on ... More >>
Now that you're back at the office, the last thing we'd want to do is distract you from your Cyber Monday surfing. But if you find that Amazon is loading a little slow, we offer this little diversion. It's a classic ditty from H-town track phenom Carl Lewis that's been making the YouTube rounds of ... More >>
Catch the million-dollar babies at the TSU Relays
Dieselboy saves the world -- or maybe just American drum 'n' bass
Houston boasts some of the biggest track legends in the world. Who cares? They do.
Carl Lewis's new "world-beat grille" is aiming for a place in the record books
Forget Biggio, Bagwell, Bell. Move over, Barkley. The sports figure of the decade is...
Houston's John Kelley has pursued his dream of bringing the Olympics to Houston for years, despite all odds. Now he's official.
Politics pulls out the hard "soft" cash, Houston-style
Attorney John O'quinn says his big-business enemies are out to do him in. But the real source of his troubles may be closer to home.
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?
Carrabba's is cloning itself for national consumption. Has it kept its original flavor?