"It's the freakin' weekend, baby, I'm about to have me some fun." Oh, R. Kelly, how you cut to the core of me. The weekend is upon us again, kids and children of all ages. That can mean only two things: 1) It's time to put on my expanding pants and eat nachos until I puke and 2) There be sports here ... More >>
As we drink our morning coffee and watch President Obama talk about how avoidable the federal government shutdown is and hear Republicans counter with their arguments, it's important to note that there have actually been several government shutdowns over the last few decades. So while this is more ... More >>
Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.
On the heels of a week where I put together a Dwyane Wade dirty play video anthology on Tuesday, skewered a Georgia safety for smoking weed in his dorm room on Thursday and updated the 2013 Crimesman Trophy standings, I need to write about something positive. I basically need the "faith in mankind" ... More >>
The above image is exactly what we imagine you say when you see the weekly headline announcing the best things to do in sports this weekend. You're all, "FUCK YEAH, MOTHER EFFER! IT'S TIME FOR SPORTS! WOO!" Then you read about the things we have to offer and you're all, "YEAH...wait, what?" That's ... More >>
After years of dreaming, planning and even a little begging, the University of Houston broke ground on a new on-campus football stadium this month. It's a pretty darn exciting development for the Cougars that marks the beginning of a new era of UH athletics: The program will play its first season in ... More >>
Yesterday, we took a look at the futures of the Texans and Rockets. Predictions were made. Accusations were tossed about. But no one is Carnac the Magnificent. All we can really do is guess...except when it comes to the Astros.
If you're a fan of watching a big-time football team beat up a small program, then October 12 at BBVA Compass Stadium is the place to be. And no, Texas Southern won't be hosting an SEC or Big 12 team.
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 >>
Derek "Boogeyman" Boogaard, a former Houston Aero enforcer who we got to know before his NHL career took off, has been found to have suffered with a neurodegenerative disease that medical experts have linked to concussions. Boogaard, once one of the league's most feared brawlers, died on Ma ... More >>
And why won't my hot Mexican gardener take an HIV test?
Medical effects of concussion far worse for kids.
twitpic/Chris WaltsNot bad, Vancouver, but you got some work to doOh, behave, Vancouver. Last night, a number of poor sports, distraught by the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, went all kung fu on the British Columbia city. By past standards, Van ... More >>
Late last week, the Texas House voted 94 to 42 in favor of "Natasha's Law," a measure that would disallow a concussed student-athlete from competing in his or her sport until cleared by a physician. Additionally, HB 2038, which now awaits a vote in the Texas Senate, would require preseason n ... More >>
It's been nearly a year since Greg Lowry took over as the executive chef at VOICE, and he has settled into the position with confidence and style. Trained at Culinary Institute LeNôtre with a specialization in French pastry, Lowry jhas had stints at Tony's, Farrago, Mulberry, Max's Wine Div ... More >>
Boise State is ready to rumbleLast night, as Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore gathered the Bronco offense in the huddle to concoct one final haymaker in their prize fight with Virginia Tech, guaranteeing we were going to see some sort of fantastic finish -- either a game-winning touchdown or ... More >>
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Most popular team in the city?So the argument being made by Richard Justice and the Houston Chronicle is that Houston has once again become a football town. It's not really hard to argue with this, thanks to the Astros being so damn bad, and all. But that aside, the question needs to be asked, wh ... More >>
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 >>
"Luke!! I am your bad-luck charm!!"If ever there were a sporting event that was tailor-made for watching in a sports bar with a room full of diehard fans, it's World Cup soccer.It's the one sporting event that takes a pretty easily graspable concept for the casual fan (put ball in goal -- and in ... More >>
Tonight at 8: Bevo Gone WildI often think how cool it must have been to have the first fast-food restaurant in a given town. You plunk down your McDonald's, start flipping about a thousand burgers an hour (quantity over quality when you're that busy), and watch the money roll in.And then Bu ... More >>
While Houston won't be hosting any World Cup games anytime soon, fans of the world's most popular sports can at least lay they eyes up on the world's most coveted trophy.The World Cup trophy is coming to the University of Houston and will be on display as part of a soccer festival that will featu ... More >>
For most of his tenure in Oakland, Tom Cable has been your run-of-the-mill, overmatched, "dead man walking" NFL head coach. When he was hired last season in the wake of Lane Kiffin's firing, the things that jumped out at me about Cable were:-- His only head coaching experience consisted of four ... More >>
The boys in orange try to break their ties with Dallas
A model student-athlete unthinkingly brings a knife to school and ends up in jail, then expelled. Why one-size-fits-all discipline fails kids.
Rice's women's soccer team kicks it up a notch
Murderball, a documentary about quad rugby players, absolutely kills
Houston badasses pummel each other
Principal Lawrence Allen is a role model to some, an inept bumbler to others. Jones High School is split: Magnet-program parents versus the local community. It's up to Superintendent Kaye Stripling to make it right. Lucky her.