Dan Pastorini

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    January 14, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: John Smith, Goodtime Continental Club Manager

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? John Smith is the dapper, ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    MetroCooking Houston Features Paula Deen, Her Sons & More

    It's the first time Paula Deen will make a cooking demonstration-public appearance since early this summer when those nasty racism allegations surfaced, but it's not the first time she has appeared in The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Houston Show. This weekend at Reliant Stadium, Paula Deen ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Four Earl Campbell SI Covers to Remember His Greatness

    Anyone old enough to remember the Luv Ya Blue days of the Houston Oilers (hell, a lot of you probably don't remember the Houston Oilers!) likely remember very specific things like Bum Phillips, the rally in the Astrodome, Dan Pastorini and the AFC title games in Pittsburgh. But, above all else, you ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Houston's 5 Best NFL Playoff Memories

    Yesterday we wondered why Texan fans are looking forward to the NFL playoffs, given the painful memories our town had when the Houston Oilers were here. But each year brings new hope and, after all, the Houston Texans have never, ever lost a playoff game. Not in ten years. Coming up with five awfu ... More >>

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    January 2, 2012

    7 Things from Sunday's Texans-Titans Game That Made Me Happy

    Well, the time for worrying is over. Soon Saturday will be here and the playoffs will be upon us, and as the great Bobby Knight once said, if the entire two-deep winding up in the hospital at some point is inevitable, why not sit back and enjoy it? So I'm done worrying about whether or not T.J. Yat ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Top 10 Vintage Things We Miss About Football

    ​Tear-away jerseys, the XFL and concussion-causing headhunters aren't things we miss about football. We pine for these ten items. 10. Uniforms That Don't Suck This mostly applies to college football, where repeat offenders Oregon were joined by Georgia, Ohio State, Maryland and Syracuse (pi ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Trattoria Il Mulino, the New Kid on the Block, Takes the Meatball Invitational by Surprise

    Photos by GroovehouseThe winning meatball in all its glory. See more in our slideshow.​Although Trattoria Il Mulino might not have impressed in its initial opening days, the new restaurant more than made up for it at yesterday afternoon's Meatball Invitational at Damian's Cucina Italiana. The ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Luv Ya Blue Reunion at Upcoming Memorabilia Show

    The honorable O.A. Phillips, ready to sign for you​Getting all the icons of the Luv Ya Blue-era Houston Oilers together in one spot -- and happy to sign autographs -- is pretty rare, but it's happening. The 25th annual Tristar Collections show this weekend will feature almost all of the major ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Houston Texans -- Home For Wayward NFL Coaches?

    Note: Google Images auto-fills a Wade Phillips search to "Wade Phillips confused"​When the final gun sounds on Sunday after the Texans game with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the home team is either 5-11 or 6-10, change is coming for the Texans. At the very least, you'd have to think that Fra ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Houston's 10 Best Sports Moments*

    *And the 5 most heartbreaking...

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    July 15, 2010

    One Man's Entry For Five Worst Houston Sports Moments -- Where Are Yours?

    A UH lowlight, an ND legend​I couldn't help but notice that the bosses are soliciting suggestions for the best and worst sports moments in Houston history.So I thought I would make a few suggestions.I'll do my top 10 moments when the issue comes out with the winners, but here are my five worst mom ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Dan Pastorini Fender-Benders His Way Into A DWI

    Photo courtesy Brazos County SOPastorini, looking like he did after they called the Renfro pass incomplete in the title game​Houston Oiler quarterback Dan Pastorini, the man who led the team to within a blown call of the Super Bowl, was arrested this morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicat ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Dogging the Dome

    An extensive investigation has uncovered secret plans for the Astrodome's future.

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    August 10, 2009

    The Beatification Of St. Bud, Patron Saint Of A-Holes

    ​John McClain had the latest of his many love letters to Bud Adams inside yesterday's Chron. The excuse for this one revolved around this being the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Football League.Reading this article, I had several thoughts, the first being that I thought the ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    They're Making A Documentary About The Dome, And They Want Your Family Keepsakes

    Via the always-entertaining Bayou City History blog at the Chron we learned of a budding documentary about that quaint old abandoned building that used to be the Eighth Wonder of the World.Chip Rives, one of the producers/directors/writers of The Dome, tells Hair Balls he and his partner have do ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Fare Thee Well, Giff Nielsen, Maker Of No Waves

    Giff Nielsen, the sports anchor at KHOU who's been at the station 25 years, is leaving.And, ummm, there's not much to say because Nielsen might be the single most boring television personality in Houston history.Not that's a bad thing -- Nielsen capably delivered the news, conducted interviews and a ... More >>

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    Night & Day

    July 23 - 29, 1998

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    December 19, 1996