Chris Jones

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Texans Draft Woes Continue, Louis Nix III Heads To Injured Reserve

    It's too early to tell if the Texans last couple draft classes are cursed, just not that good, or some combination of those two things. The one thing that is undeniable is that, on the whole, it's hard to find another team in the NFL (certainly a team that is 2-1 and favored to win in Week 4 at hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Thank Rick Smith: A Look at the Texans' Abnormally Inept and Unlucky 2013 Draft Class

    Back in June of 2012, Houston Texans General Manager Rick Smith gave a fairly memorable interview to NFL scribe Peter King in which he laid out his philosophy on roster construction in today's NFL. Now, keep in mind that, looking back, if ever there were a time during the Rick Smith era that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Houston Texans Update: Cushing, Nix, T. Williams To PUP List, Brennan Williams Released

    On Friday, everybody reports for team meetings, and come Saturday, it begins. The Texans' first training camp of the Bill O'Brien Era will be underway, and by Saturday morning, we will have confirmation on just how entrenched Andre Johnson is in his stance against the team. That will be the storyli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Patriots-Texans Epilogue: How To Lose A Game In 10 Plays

    It's often said the difference between a 6-10 and 10-6 team in the NFL is a small handful of plays. Sitting at 2-10 on the season, the Houston Texans' problems certainly transcend more than just a play here and a play there. That much is obvious. But at 2-7 in games decided by one score or less, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    With the Texans At Rock Bottom, It's Time To Clean House, Bob.

    "We suck." -- Andre Johnson, Texans wide receiver And with those two words, Andre Johnson proved himself to be the most lucid and honest voice that matters inside the entire Texans football operations hierarchy. We suck. Indeed. You thought four straight games with a pick six from your starting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Houston Texans 53 Man Roster (Plus 8) Tidbits: People Sift Through Our Garbage Now!

    Full disclosure: I've never sifted through someone else's garbage, and I've never acquired any piece of my furniture by snagging it from the end of someone's driveway after they've thrown it out. But to each their own, and if you've done this before, hey, as Tony Soprano would say, "Ya do whatcha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    The Way Too Early Crack at the Texans' 53-Man Roster

    Each year on his nationally syndicated radio show, Jim Rome holds a little thing known as the Smack Off. I know many of you already know what that is (I've written roughly 10,000 words on the topic in the past few years), but briefly, for those who don't -- it's the annual show where he invites the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Texans Tackle David Quessenberry's Pickup Truck Recovered From Evil Smugglers

    For Texans rookie offensive tackle David Quessenberry, OTA's and mini camp have been the best of times and the worst of times. On the one hand, with injuries to incumbent starter Derek Newton and fellow rookie Brennan Williams, the sixth-round draft choice out of San Jose State has been given an in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    The Wait Is Finally Over!!: Way-Too-Early Odds On March Madness 2014 Are Out

    As is the case in almost everything in 2013, the shelf life for enjoyment of the 2013 NCAA men's championship game (a thrilling 82-76 Louisville win over Michigan) was a total of about five minutes before we started looking ahead to 2013-2014. Almost immediately after the game was over, already odd ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Chutzpah and Cat Cora on Top Chef: Texas

    ​I still don't have DVR, but I do now have a refurbed Roku box from Woot, which is nice. I mention this because any single episode of Battlestar Galactica that you can stream from Netflix is a million times better -- no hyperbole here, I really mean a million times better -- than any single episod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    The Owls Prepare To Slay The Knights

    The Owls are led by their Ray Guy Award nominee punter Kyle Martens​The Rice Owls (2-5) aren't going to out-physical most football teams. They usually don't have the talent of other teams. So for the Rice Owls to win football games, they need outstanding game plans, solid execution, and they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Rice Coach David Bailiff: Optimism On South Main

    Bowl expectations for the Owls​It's hard to know what to expect from the Rice Owls football team. In days gone by, it would have been pretty simple. Just expect them to lose.But things have slowly started to change over at Rice Stadium. The Owls have actually been to two bowl games in the past fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Rice Will Get A Chance To Make A Bang In This Year's First Game (Against The Longhorns)

    Sam McGuffie can finally play for Rice​Two seasons ago, the Rice Owls went 10-3 and won the Texas Bowl. Last year, the Owls went 2-10, including 0-9 to start the season. Saturday, the Owls got down to business for this season, and the question lingers: is this going to be like 2008, or 2009?"We ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2007

    Too Much Space

    When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated in February 2003, all but paralyzing NASA, it presented the space agency with a very pressing problem: What were they going to do about the three guys stuck in space? The members of Expedition Six -- two Americans and a Russian -- had been orbiting in t ... More >>

  • News

    February 22, 2007

    Moment in the Sun

    The Daily Show cometh

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Last November

    All the Gory Details

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    A Dying Race

    Houston boasts some of the biggest track legends in the world. Who cares? They do.