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  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Texans Regress in Loss to Bengals at NRG Stadium

    Oh, what a difference a week makes. Last Sunday, the Texans went into Ohio and whopped up on a Cleveland team with a new quarterback and a second string running back. This Sunday, another team from Ohio walked into NRG Stadium and put it to the Texans with essentially the same lineup, 23-13. Many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    New QB, No Arian Foster? No Problem as Texans Beat Browns in Cleveland

    There was a moment in the fourth quarter Sunday when Brian Cushing laid his second bone-crushing hit of the day on Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer that it appeared the "Battle of Tom Brady's Backups" would become the debut of Johnny Football. To Hoyer's credit, he hung in there, but it did no good as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Brett Hartmann Files Revised NRG Turf Lawsuit

    In a sports world and news cycle that moves at breakneck speed, thanks to social media and the 24 hour news cycle, maintaining relevance is a pretty competitive endeavor. It takes a concerted effort to rent space in our brains these days. That makes it all the more amazing that one of the most prom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Texans, Foster Roll Titans in Tennessee to Get Back to .500

    Going into Tennessee on Sunday, the Texans were teetering on the brink of another disastrous season. After three straight losses, they were facing a division rival on the road. Another loss and they go to 3-5 including 0-2 inside the division. Win and they go to 4-4 keeping their season and hopes fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    A 5-1 week of prognosticating is like an elite quarterback in the NFL. It can cover up a lot of future mistakes. Two weeks ago, I put up a nice 5-1 week, and began feeling pretty good about myself, like maybe I was turning the corner and shaking a slump that had gone back to the end of the 2012 sea ... More >>

  • Film

    August 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    This Guy Stole The Show In Game 3 Of the NBA Finals (w/ VIDEO)

    One thing I hear a lot about my job from people who punch the clock and hate going to work every day -- "Man, you're so lucky! You get to go to the games for FREE anytime you want! I'm JEALOUS!!" It's true. Going to sporting events for free (and eating for free at the Texans games!) is a really coo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    For Houston Cougar Baseball, the Future Is Very Bright

    Perhaps it was the rigged bidding process that allowed the Texas Longhorns to host the games despite a worse record than UH's. Perhaps it was playing its last 17 games of the season on the road. Perhaps it was just the final result of playing one of the country's toughest schedules. Perhaps it was n ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2014

    For the First Time, the Texans are Building an Identity as a Team

    New Texans coach Bill O’Brien stresses the whole over individual achievement.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Lou Holtz Retiring From ESPN, Six Moments That Capture His Television Career (w/ VIDEO)

    I am a Notre Dame graduate, class of 1991, and I say all the time that I owe at least seven of the ten best memories I have from college to Lou Holtz. Holtz was the head football coach at Notre Dame while I was there. He arrived in South Bend in 1986, a year before I got there. (Hint: One of us arr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    ESPN's BCS Megacast Was Awesome: 5 Other "Casts" I Would Add

    If we ever sat back and thought about how much of our sports thinking is shaped by ESPN and its programming, it would be a little bit frightening. The facts are, by and large, when people need sports news, they go to SportsCenter. When they want to get ready for a Saturday of college football, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    My Girl Doesn't Want Sex Anymore. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! CRYING BABY Dear Willie D: How do I make my baby daughter stop crying and go to sleep? Soun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Offseason Blueprint: Four Priorities For The Texans

    The early time of death was surprising. But with a painful illness that we already knew to be fatal, perhaps it's a relief for everyone involved. No, we certainly didn't expect the 2013 Texans to become the worst team in the NFL at 2-14. But after the 11-1 start in 2012 that ended with a collapse t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Falling Below The Pendergast Line

    Back in the day, there was a Major League shortstop named Mario Mendoza. Mendoza played parts of nine seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers. Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico (excellent town name, by the way), Mendoza was known as one of the most proficient glove m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    Texans' Starter Sunday Will Be....Not T.J. Yates

    As the bodies continue to pile up over on Kirby, let's take inventory of where the Texans are with their offensive personnel. They will likely be starting the fifth running back in the pecking order this Sunday, Jonathan Grimes, who was picked up off the street a week ago. (NOTE: I hope that was a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK: The Interim Wade Phillips Era Begins!

    After a ten day hiatus where the Texans managed to fulfill their weekly drama quota by firing their head coach, it's back to the gridiron on Sunday as the Texans take on the Indianapolis Colts in Indy, where the team still seeks its first win in franchise history at that venue. I don't know if I ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Start Your Morning Off Right With This Video Of Rice Accepting A Liberty Bowl Bid

    To college football fans and media members, looking at the list of bowl games in early December each year, can be a rather impersonal exercise wherein we get lost in making snarky remarks about the sponsors or faux lamenting the lack of intrigue in several of the matchups. The truth of the matter i ... 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

    August 22, 2013

    Keep Calm and Carry the Ball: Foster Returns to the Texans

    Preseason football is a fascinating and often frustrating portion of the year. On one hand, there is intrigue and discussion. After a long season of the Astros sucking yet again, it's a welcome relief to see guys in pads knocking the crap out of each other in the blistering heat of summer. On the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    This Steve Spurrier Picture Says "Have A Great Weekend!"

    Much like a quarterback going back and looking at game film, I like to end the week by going back and reading what I wrote, seeing what I did wrong and where I might be able to improve. It's the blogger's version of Gary Kubiak's "I gotta go back and look at the film...get that corrected...and we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Adventures In Vine: Notre Dame Recruit Flushes Nick Saban Down The Toilet

    For the second time in 24 hours, college football recruiting, Notre Dame football, and social media have met at an unique nexus that shines as much of a light on the virtual lack of barriers in communication in 2013 as it does on the principals themselves. Meet Elijah Hood. He is a five star runn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    School's Out: Seven R-Rated "Hot For Teacher" Songs

    Another school year has passed, and now all that's left for departing students to cherish are the sweet memories of Friday night football, prom and the loin-burning, unrequited, forbidden lust for their smoking-hot teachers. I know, it sounds kind of creepy. But, admit it, you once had a fantasy te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Gregg Popovich Is Single-Handedly Trying to Kill Sideline Interviews, and Why I Love It (w/ VIDEO)

    Television coverage of sports has had some fantastic inventions over the last several years. For example, I'm a huge fan of the score and time of the game constantly embedded in the upper corner of the screen. (Watch YouTube clips of old games and see what a pain in the ass it is not having that.) A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Fake Vuitton, Prada and Versace: Yintang Cao & Hong Zhang Had 14,000 Counterfeit Luxury Items

    When you get a really good price on luxury goods, it's best to check those goods closely. And if you bought them from Yintang Cao or Hong Zhang, well, welcome to the world of Rotex watches. Cao, 48, and Zhang, 46, entered guilty pleas this morning in connection with their having more than 14,000 it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Louisville 82, Michigan 76: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    A roller-coaster first half, which had Twitter in a frenzy of hyperbole, led to a grinding second half, and in the end experience won out as Louisville knocked off Michigan 82-76 to win Rick Pitino's second career men's basketball title, making him the first coach to win it all at two different scho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Move Over, Johnny Football! Kevin Sumlin To Be Named WWE World Champion On Sunday

    2012 was an unbelievable whirlwind for Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin. After quickly making the transition from Houston to College Station last spring, Sumlin went to SEC Media Day in July and basically learned that the respect level from the rest of the SEC for his Aggies was practicall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Twitter's Homage to Jeff Van Gundy After Bryan Braman's Touchdown Against the Colts

    It's always kind of fun when worlds collide in the professional sports world, when we get crossover of a sports personality commenting on or participating in some way in another professional sport. It's like Reese's peanut butter cups -- "Hey, you dipped your NBA into my NFL!!"..."No, you spilled yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Trail Of Slime: Tommy Tuberville Bolts Texas Tech For Cincinnati, Skips Out On Dinner Tab

    This past Saturday night at the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony in New York, ESPN host Chris Fowler was interviewing Notre Dame senior linebacker and Heisman finalist Manti Te'o about his mostly amazing, sometimes tragic senior season. Ever the positive thinker, Te'o at one point in the convers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Boom. Roasted. -- The Monday Morning College Football Roast, Drunk Betty White Edition

    Saturday night, given the choice between staying at home with me to watch the annual Denard Robinson Tear-Notre-Dame's-Heart-Out-And-Show-It-To-Them-Apalooza (and experiencing the corresponding remote control throwing that goes with it) and going out to dinner with her girlfriends to a nice restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    A&M's Bumpy Start To The SEC Era: La. Tech Game Postponed

    So the Aggies have turned tail and decided they can't face the mighty Louisiana Tech (looking it up....looking it up...BULLDOGS!) in the first game of the school's SEC Era. And yeah, we know La Tech is not part of the SEC, but it is in SEC Country and it is the first game A&M was scheduled to play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    The Firing Of Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, Caught On Video And Zaprudered

    As promised in my Monday post wrapping up the previous weekend, a weekend that saw Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco Johnson become former Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco Johnson, I did tune in to Hard Knocks on Tuesday night to watch Johnson's final episode on the show. As I watched the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Curtis Martin Sets The New Bar For Hall Of Fame Induction Speeches

    "[It was] a brutally honest, heartfelt, and complex speech from Curtis Martin." -- Rich Eisen of the NFL Network describing Curtis Martin's Hall of Fame induction speech The appropriate response to Rich Eisen's description of Curtis Martin's Hall of Fame induction speech by anyone who saw it should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Pitt Fans Hijack #AskASU Hashtag To Express Their Hatred For Todd Graham

    There aren't many things that college football fans can universally agree on, but one immutable truth unequivocally unifies all of us -- everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY, hates Arizona State for now head football coach Todd Graham. That's because Graham's act leaves scorched earth and jilted players ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Penn State Scandal: My Statement To The Paterno Family

    "The sanctions announced by the NCAA today defame the legacy and contributions of a great coach and educator without any input from our family or those who knew him best." -- The Paterno Family, in a statement (how else?), 7/23/12 Since the moment that Jerry Sandusky was whisked out of the back of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Video from the Spelling-Optional "Save Bobby Petrino!" Rally

    It's now been about five days since the police report was released telling us all what Bobby Petrino was hoping to keep a secret -- that his unfortunate motorcycle accident a couple Sundays ago was not a mere solo act, but instead included a passenger. And not just any passenger, but a tasty, blo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    The Definitive Anthology of Bobby Petrino's Affair with That Hot Volleyball Player

    This past Sunday evening, after a quiet dinner at home, Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino decided to unwind by taking a leisurely ride on his motorcycle. Leisure nearly turned to tragedy as Petrino crashed the motorcycle in a story that, at the time, had a shelf life of about 15 minutes, ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Lamar's Head Basketball Coach Pat Knight Rants Maniacally (w/ VIDEO)

    Yep, that apple fell right by the tree.​It's not easy being the son of a legend, and then trying to follow in said legend's footsteps into the exact same vocation of choice. Pat Knight knows this. His father, Bobby Knight, garnered 902 career wins as a head coach. He also had dozens of epic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Rape, Scandal, Greed and Cockfighting -- The 2011 Sports Year In Review

    2011: Penn State's horrible year​You know how, in the series 24, the way a season unfolds? How just when you think there has been some sort of resolution to the bad guys being bottled up, right then and there a new (often worse) layer is introduced, and ultimately in like Hour 22 Jack Bauer wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Top 10 Sports Moments of 2011

    More rings than LeBron James and Chris Bosh combined. ​Think about it: Eliminate the Astros and Houston had a year worthy of holding down multiple spots on this list that encompasses athletic accomplishments both inside and outside of the best U.S. state. 10. The Rise of the Houston Dynamo Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    The Top Moments In 2011 Rice Owls Sports

    John RoyalRice's Anthony Rendon became a very rich baseball player this summer​It's that time of year. The time for end-of-year lists and bests of, etc. And I'm not immune to tossing off an easy post. So, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are the Top 25 Events in Rice Ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Joe Paterno Will Retire at Season's End -- Not Good Enough

    Not so proud a claim now.​"The worst people. The twisted and demented psychos who kill people for pleasure, the cannibals, the degenerate bastards that molest and torture little kids." -- Tony Soprano, in response to the question "Who deserves to go to hell?" Exactly, Tony. People like Jerry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Dana Holgorsen (Basically) Tells His Fan Base They Suck (And They Do)

    To me the greatest balancing act and exposure to potential hypocrisy as a media member is judging someone for being too honest. In a line of business whose foundation is compelling content, there's nothing worse than plain vanilla guests who spew generic answers with little or no thought nor insight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    A Rap Guide To The HISD Football Playbook

    ​Football season is underway for HISD middle schools. Rocks Off helps coach a 7th and 8th grade team. Which means we've been working fervently with 12-to-14-year-olds these past three weeks, aimlessly trying to get them to understand how to identify which side of the offense is the strong side ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    Super Pollos #2 was using water that wasn't what?!​Not much to see on the city's health inspection report page this week. Apparently, inspectors took the weekend off - there are no reports for August 13 or 14. Good for them, good for restaurant owners whose blood pressure probably spikes when ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 10, 2011

    Oh The Humanity

    Five linked sketches look at life's "losing season."

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    NBA 2010-2011 Preview -- Reconstructing LeBron

    Please, no more operations on Yao Ming​"What should I do?" -- LeBron James, over and over and over again his new Nike spot The fact that LeBron James is posing the question in his new Nike spot perhaps tells us that he is not completely devoid of self-awareness, as he appeared to be last summer. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    The Texans-Broncos Connection: An Inter-Office Memo

    From: Bob McNair, Owner To: Gary Kubiak Re: Defensive Coach Hirings Date: January 14, 2009 Gary: As you know, I've been most supportive of your work as head coach of the Houston Texans, though it might be nice if you would coach the team to a winning record. But I've tried to stay out of the ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2006

    Re: Blonde Ambition

    Copyright 00A9 2006 ABC, Inc. / Bob D'Amico OMG! H-town "socialite" Erica like, flew coach for The Bachelor! Seriously, there's a reason we named this section "Thank God for TiVo." There was no way I was going to watch the season premiere of ABC's The Bachelor last night — not when Monday ... More >>

  • News

    March 21, 1996

    The Cheap Secrets of Harwin

    Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping

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