Chris Carter

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    The 2014 Houston Astros: The Good and The Bad

    And so another Astros season is in the books. Another season of good, and bad, of head-shaking stupidity and inexplicable thinking. Of outstanding individual performances and huge steps back. The team made the cover of Sports Illustrated, which projected the Astros would win the World Series in 2017 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    When It Comes To The Astros, Reporting The News Doesn't Mean Forcing A Negative Narrative

    It appears the Astros will win 70-plus games this season. It appears the Astros won't finish with the worst record in Major League Baseball for the fourth season in a row. It's possible that Jose Altuve will be the MLB batting champ and that Chris Carter will the MLB home run champ. The starting pit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Are The Astros Planning Front Office Changes?

    Is the job of Astros GM Jeff Luhnow in danger? Probably not. The Astros are on a current pace that will have them lose less than a 100 games this, so that's progress. The team probably won't get the first pick in the amateur draft this season -- thank you for reaching new levels of suckiness Rockies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Houston Astros: Three Things to Watch in the Second Half of the Season

    The Astros return to action out of the All Star break tonight, journeying to Chicago to take on the Chicago White Sox. The Astros record has improved from last year, and the team has not been as bad as it has been in years past. Though the team's been so damn bad in years past that just about anythi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Not Too Thrilled With The Astros? (Is Anybody?)

    Is it already time to write off this season?The Houston Chronicle had a major revelation Wednesday: the folks running the Houston Astros might not know what they're talking about. Beat writer Evan Drellich doesn't quite state it that way, of course. But his paywalled story is a thing of beauty, rev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Yes, the Astros Are Bad and Not Getting Any Better

    The Astros have only played 19 games, leaving 143 more to go. It's too early to write off the season. But the team's 5-14 and has lost seven straight games, been swept in the past two series, and has just won three of its last 10 games. And while it's still early, it does need to be noted that, at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Astros Baseball: Player Name Mispellings, Team Misgivings

    Much hyped Astros super-phenom George Springer made his major league debut Wednesday night. His big league promotion became known Tuesday night, and Astros fans greeted Wednesday with the same glee Buddy the Elf greeted the fake Santa at Gimbels. Sure the Astros lost Springer's debut game, but final ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Applying the Three True Outcomes to the CSN Houston Fiasco

    The Houston Astros are in week two of the regular season. The Houston Rockets regular season is quickly coming to an end. This makes for two years that the Rockets games have not been available for most Houston viewers, and it's the start of the second year that Astros games mostly haven't been avai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Judge Marvin Isgur Treated The Astros Like Nolan Ryan Treated Robin Ventura

    While most of the city's attention Tuesday afternoon (and that of the local sports media) was centered on Nolan Ryan's return to the Houston Astros, on the other side of downtown Houston the asses of the Houston Astros bankruptcy attorneys were being handed to them by Judge Marvin Isgur. And while t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    One Fool's 2014 Houston Sports Predictions

    With 2013 giving way to 2014, it's time for a few predictions that will, more than likely, be way off the mark. But what the hell, that means I'll be just like the rest of my sportswriting brethren. So... PREDICTION ONE: CSN HOUSTON The next status conference in bankruptcy court before Judge Marv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Yes, There Are Still Some Reasons To Pay Attention To The Astros

    You might not realize this, but the Astros are still playing baseball. So before diverting all of your attention to the Texans and whether J.J. Watt is going to get some snaps at tight end this season, here are a few reasons for you to continue watching or listening or reading about the Astros. THE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Checking In On The Astros At The All Star Break

    So it's the All Star break, and the question at this point of the season, as it's been at this point of the season for the past several years is a simple one: will the Astros ever again be a good baseball team? The Astros once again have the worst record in the majors at 35-58, which means they're i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Last Ever (Possibly Maybe Forever) Disappointing Stand of the Houston Aeros

    This time two years ago, the Houston Aeros were making their final push to secure a Western Division playoff spot. They were on a spurt of a fantastic play that would propel them through the end of the season into the Calder Cup finals where they came up just short of the AHL championship. Two year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    The Adventures of Jim Crane, and Other Astros Spring Training Things to Know

    It's all over tomorrow. The Astros off-season is finally ending. It might only be a spring training game, but after a winter of trades and new coaches and just a general reshuffling of the team, the Astros are finally going to get to play a game against another team. And they'll finally get to wear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Things You Should Know About The Astros Trade (Including: Yes, The Astros Still Exist)

    The baseball world was rocked to its core yesterday by a five-player trade between the Houston Astros and the Oakland A's. While the definition of "rocked to its core" may vary among baseball fans -- and "barely took notice" would be an acceptable, indeed unassailably factual, equivalent -- the tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Crypticon Countdown: Michael Berryman On Star Trek, Motley Crue And Brandon Lee

    Photo courtesy Crypticon‚ÄčThere's no mistaking horror-movie stalwart Michael Berryman. The actor suffers from a rare condition called hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which is characterized by few or no sweat glands and lack of hair or fingernails. However, Berryman's distinctive appearance has ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 28, 2001

    Chin Up

    Bruce Campbell knows why bad movies happen to great actors

  • Culture

    May 3, 2001

    Shoot Straight

    Chris Carter considers the futures of X-Files and Lone Gunmen

  • Culture

    September 7, 2000

    School's Out

    When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low

  • Culture

    April 27, 2000

    Geek love

    The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis

  • Film

    March 16, 2000

    That Wascally Fate

    Final Destination looks at irreversible destiny through the eyes of Wile E. Coyote

  • Film

    June 18, 1998

    X-Filer Fun

    Plot holes aside, Scully and Mulder once again manage to entertain

  • Music

    June 6, 1996