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Collective Bargaining

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    J.J. Watt Becomes Highest Paid Defensive Player In NFL History

    Man, you got to feel for the Houston Astros. In a metropolitan area where only 40 percent of the city has the television capability to watch their games, and only a minuscule fraction of those people are choosing to do so, the only headline grabbing maneuver they had left (short of one of their pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    J.J. Watt Finally Speaks About A New Contract

    "You've got guys in the Hall of Fame that have been franchised in back-to-back years. The franchise tag is worth something to the team, and you can't be afraid to use it." -- Bob McNair, 8/8/14 Intentional or unintentional on the part of Bob McNair, if you're looking for a salvo that may have led t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Dre Watch 2014: Andre Johnson Reportedly Spotted At NRG Stadium

    Where will Andre Johnson be come Friday? That's the question on every Texan fan's mind as we head toward the end of the week and the beginning of Training Camp 2014. Will he remain away from the team, working out on his own at home? Will he happily just trot out with the wide receivers, get in line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Houston Rockets Reportedly Will Decline Chandler Parsons' Team Option

    During his first handful of offseasons as general manager of the Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey spent most of his time tweaking the roster, piling up small assets, and trying to work around the balky knees and feet (and massive contracts) of Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming. Then in 2012, Morey was able to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Texans Exercise J.J. Watt's Fifth Year Option On His Rookie Contract

    When the NFL players and owners agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement prior to the 2011 season, one of the most crucial elements was the implementation of a rookie wage scale. The key benefit at the time seemed pretty simple -- the scale would stop the marquee, high draft choice rookies f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    The Morey Chronicles: The Trade Deadline Deal Streak, 2008-2014

    Seven trade deadlines, seven deadline day trades! Yes, the streak is still alive! It was looking dicey for a little while, but with the clock winding down toward 2:00 p.m. CST on Thursday afternoon, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was able to reach back, work the phones, and convince reserve po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    The NBA's Weird Trade Rules Impacting How, When Rockets Deal Omer Asik

    Timelines in sports are a strange thing. While fans think of trade deadlines as ways to get excited about rumored swaps that include their favorite teams, mostly they are set by leagues based on paychecks and other mundane concepts. In the NBA, that includes all sorts of weird dates that are based o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    NBA Finals: Give Houston What It Wants, Rashard Lewis Vs T-Mac

    We interrupt this widespread panic over LeBron James's possibly being human (and this widespread panic....and this widespread panic....) for a request. Oh, wait a second...Gary Neal just hit another three...okay, continuing... We interrupt this widespread panic for a request.... Damn! Danny Green ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Royce White Close To Returning To The Houston Rockets

    After a standoff that's lasted since virtually the beginning of the 2012-2013 NBA season, and on the heels of a piece that ran on HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel on Tuesday night, it appears that Houston Rockets rookie forward Royce White will soon return to work under parameters contained in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Houston Texans: Preseason Week Two, 4 Winners and 4 Losers

    When we last saw the Texans play football in our fair city, they were putting the finishing touches on a 31-10 beatdown of the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL playoffs. A week later, the magical ride would come to an end in Baltimore. Since then, some things have gotten better (Arian Foster's income, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Adventures in DUI: Jacksonville Jags WR Justin Blackmon (w/ Mugshot!)

    While the new NFL collective bargaining agreement has brought rookie salaries, particularly first round rookie salaries, more in line with their true value, there is no denying that NFL teams are still investing significant chunks of change in a bunch of unproven commodities. Along those lines, it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    NFL Owners Celebrate New CBA, Now They Just Need The Players To Sign It

    Or is it?​ "I'm pleased to report that the definitive agreement that we've negotiated with the union, the owners approved it today by a vote of 31, with one abstention, and I'm quite pleased. It's a 10-year agreement." -- Houston Texans owner Bob McNair on a conference call Thursday night I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    More NFL Owner Premature "Celebra-culation" As Lockout Rolls On

    ​So, the NFL owners ratified the proposed collective bargaining agreement on Thursday afternoon. Instead of following up that approval with a brief, measured statement from commissioner Roger Goodell (an appropriate follow-up since the deal is not done until the players approve it), the owners ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Curt Flood: The Story of a Well-Paid Slave

    Baseball's forgotten man​The man's name is Curt Flood. He spent a majority of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, winning multiple Gold Gloves for his superb defensive play. He was one of the outstanding baseball players of the 1960s. But when he's remembered nowadays, he's not remembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    The NBA Lockout X-Factor: Turkey (The Country, Not The Meat)

    I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about Turkey​On the surface, the NFL and NBA lockouts are the same thing -- owners are closing the doors on their own leagues so they can negotiate a more beneficial collective bargaining agreement with the respective players unions. However, as most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Will Bob McNair Kill The 2011 NFL Season?

    Bob McNair & Jerry Jones may torpedo the 2011 season‚ÄčAs some NFL fans know, the possibility is growing that there will not be a NFL season in 2011. The reason of course is that there is currently no agreed-upon Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL and the players, and while they're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Houston Texans Dime Out Kubiak On Illegal Drills

    The people of Houston might want to know just what it is that the city did to anger the people at ESPN. That's the only explanation of which I can think to explain ESPN coming down hard on another Houston sports team. Last summer it was the story of the rapidly aging Miguel Tegada. And this comi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Houston Texans Dime Out Kubiak On Illegal Drills

    The people of Houston might want to know just what it is that the city did to anger the people at ESPN. That's the only explanation of which I can think to explain ESPN coming down hard on another Houston sports team. Last summer it was the story of the rapidly aging Miguel Tegada. And this comin ... More >>

  • News

    March 27, 1997

    Shell Games

    Did the petrochemical giant fudge the facts to get rid of a pesky worker?

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