George Costanza

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    A Breakdown of the Former NFLers Bull Rushing Houston Sports Radio Market

    When George Costanza was looking for a job, he said that he might like to be a color commentator for baseball to which Jerry Seinfeld responded, "Well, they tend to give those jobs to ex-ballplayers and people that are, you know, in broadcasting." While this may not have seemed fair to George, it is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Six Things We Learned From the Leaked Astros Internal Notes

    Hacked computers, Internet leaks, FBI intervention. These are things normally reserved for a season of 24, not late June in the Major League Baseball season. However, on Monday afternoon, the story at Minute Maid Park had nothing to do with the baseball game set to take place that night against the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis Of a Crazy Road Rage Incident In Russia

    At its most recent pay per view event, UFC 173, UFC did a live gate of around $1.7 million. They pulled in another God knows how many million on pay per view from fans watching at home. UFC does a few dozen events (some pay per view, some on regular television) every year. The bottom line is Dana W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    The 10 Most Memorable '80s TV Theme Songs

    Oh, how we miss the '80s. It was a happy time, when life was full of neon spandex, leg-warmers and high-top Reeboks as far as the eye could see. Sure, there were too many dudes sporting man-perms, but they always threw in an accompanying mullet for good measure, and the beloved beard was always an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    The 25 Best Songs We Heard Last Month

    Augustines, "Kid You're On Your Own" The Brooklyn trio's whole album Augustines is fantastic, like War-era U2 with bonus folk inflections. I can tell it's going to be one where I have a different favorite track every couple of weeks; right now it's "Kid You're On Your Own." JOHN SEABORN GRAY Aloe ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2013

    Texans Chemistry: Do the Texans Have the Formula to Win a Championship?

    Head Coach Gary Kubiak and quarterback Matt Schaub are cooking up another season together

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    10 Minor League Baseball Mascots Where I Have No Goddamn Clue What They Mean

    While its Major League parents continue to struggle to maintain their place on the big league sports landscape, trailing at least perceptually behind the NBA and way behind the NFL, minor league baseball continues to be a solid, growing (albeit slowly in some places, but growing nonetheless) busines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Watch Grown Men (Red Sox and Yankees) Scurry Like Children During a Clap of Thunder (w/ VIDEO)

    I am putting up this brief post and (in my opinion, hilarious) embedded video a bit cautiously this morning as, believe it or not, I've already been deemed "weather insensitive" by a few people on Twitter today. At about 6:00 a.m., I tweeted some comments about storm chasers and Darwinism, and a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Owls Baseball Fighting the Expectations

    The expectations for the Rice Owls baseball team are a bit different than the expectations for the rest of Rice Owls sports. Whereas the alumni want the football team to win, they expect the baseball team to win. Whereas they just want the basketball teams to make any tournament, the baseball team's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Dinner Party Etiquette: Bring Something, Dammit

    "The Dinner Party." It's one of Seinfeld's more classic episodes, from a television series in which nearly every show was an instant classic. Maybe because -- at our core -- many of us agonize as George Costanza did about the etiquette of showing up empty-handed to a dinner party. ELAINE: These peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Biggest Loser v 4.0 -- Jeff Toole (a.k.a. "UtayAg")

    As someone who both writes a periodic piece in this space and hosts a moderately listened-to radio show in several markets around the country, I get that criticism comes with the job. People will not only disagree with you, but some will grow to dislike you (despite the fact that they don't know you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    RIP, Bubba Smith: The 10 Best Miller Lite "Tastes Great" Ads

    Yesterday was a bad day for Miller Lite. Ad Age reported they're in a serious sales slump, and ex-NFLer Bubba Smith died. The defensive end (who spent some time with the Oilers) was part of Miller Lite's famous "tastes great / less filling" ads, which featured retired athletes and offbeat semi-cele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Christian Lopez, Overtaxed Yankee Fan, The Sequel (Where He Becomes A Charity)

    Christian Lopez: Now sponsored by the champagne of bottled beers​That's it, you win, Christian Lopez. I give up. You all remember, Christian Lopez, right? (It's only been like 24 hours since I last wrote about him. Please tell me you remember.) Just in case, Lopez was the ample Yankee fan wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Alejandro Gonzalez: Firefighter Canned After Workplace Tryst Wants Job Back

    Say what you will about Mission firefighter Alejandro "Alex" Gonzalez: that he thinks with his dick, that he was perhaps overly consumed by the Valentine's Day spirit to the detriment of the community he served, or that he perhaps took George Strait's "The Fireman" too closely to heart. One thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Say Vanderland Industries! IAH Gets New Baggage Handling System

    The new baggage handling system at IAH is real, and it's spectacular.​With pat downs and body scans and full cavity searches (we're pretty sure those are all real), it seems like airports are taking our safety pretty damn seriously. Sure, it's an inconvenience and there's a chance naked manneq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    The Jerk Church Called: They're Running Out Of You

    The meek shall inherit the earth, whilst calling people "jerks"​Commuters in Beaumont are, unwittingly or not, taking part in a bold new experiment in church advertising: The "You're a Jerk!" school of theology.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Last Night: The Pixies At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Groovehouse​The Pixies Verizon Wireless Theater September 20, 2010 For more images from Monday's show, see our slideshow here. The Pixies are Costanza. In one episode of Seinfeld, a woman who had recently made George Costanza's acquaintance remarks to Jerry Seinfeld that there mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Game Time: Brian Cushing -- Saga of the Overtrained Athlete

    For he today that juices his blood with me shall be my brother...​ "It's not a lie, if you believe it." -- George CostanzaNo one could carry out a lie like George Costanza.If you watched Seinfeld, you remember the episode where George told his would-have-been in-laws, the Rosses, that he had a tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Game Time: Tracy McGrady Has Unfinished Business (And Water Is Wet)

    T-Mac is growling​"I have unfinished business...." -- Tracy McGrady, via Twitter on SaturdayYeah, I got that doozy on my Tweetdeck on Saturday and had to laugh. I wondered if maybe the Twitter universe had started up one of its viral bandwagon topics, where people start hurling their contribution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    George Steinbrenner: One More Eulogy

    Raise a calzone and pour out a 40 for The (Other) Boss​I hate the New York Yankees. I hate that they win all of the time. And I hate that everything that happens in baseball seems to revolve around the Yankees. I hate that the team has its own network. And that the Yankees have a seemingly endless ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Game Time: Watch Me Compare Astros GM Ed Wade To Jennifer Love Hewitt

    ​The mood in the Astros clubhouse yesterday after the 2-1 loss to the Phillies was about what you'd expect. Michael Bourn tried to stay upbeat, citing that the team is fighting hard and they know they have good players. (Fortunately, unlike many around Minute Maid Park, Bourn sounded like he act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Game Time: Realignment's "Seven Year Itch" Sending Longhorns Up North?

    ​Well, it's about to happen again. Collegiate athletics are getting that "seven year itch," more specifically college football, which let's face it, is the petroleum that makes the whole athletics engine go. For it was in 2003 that the last real salvo of college football realignment was fired when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Game Time: I Bet On The Cowboys This Weekend, And Now I Must Go Shower

    ​I'm not sure why I thought Sunday would be any different for the Dallas Cowboys than every other big spot that they've been in since Tony Romo was handed the keys to the Cowboy Cadillac (complete with big-ass steer horns as a hood ornament). I mean, were two spankings of a reeling Philadelphia Ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Game Time: At That Moment, Jerry....I Tell You, The Texans WERE A Playoff Team!

    "So I started to walk into the water. I won't lie to you boys, I was terrified! But I pressed on and as I made my way past the breakers a strange calm came over me. I don't know if it was divine intervention or the kinship of all living things but I tell you Jerry at that moment I was a marine bio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    For TDCJ: How To Tell If That Child Molester In A Wheelchair Is Faking And About To Escape

    The reward has gone up to $15,000 for tips leading to the arrest of the child molester who escaped from TDCJ by hiding a gun and pretending to be wheelchair-bound. (Trenchant analysis by a TDCJ spokeswoman: "[Arcade Joseph] Comeaux was in a wheelchair, which he claimed was necessary for his mobility ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Game Time: Inside The Mind Of The Houston Texans Fan

    ​Pretty much every social instinct I employ comes from George Costanza of Seinfeld fame.  (... and yes, the fact that it's been 11-plus years since the Seinfeld finale means I officially have to remind people who George Costanza was.)*"Whatever your instincts tell you to do, do the opposite." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    ISO A Femme Fatale? Jail Babes Has The Hook-Up

    ​Can't find a match on Can't get it in tune on eHarmony? Desperate for a young hottie, but not exactly a catch yourself and unable to fly to Russia for a mail order bride? We've got a dating sight for you: Jailbabes.Jailbabes is just like any other dating site, except all of the women ... More >>

  • News

    August 28, 2008

    The Passion of Victoria Osteen

    A flight attendant went after the Osteens in court, bringing on trials and tribulation for one and all

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2008
  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005

    A Date with George

    Seinfeld's Jason Alexander tours behind his Tooth Fairy tale

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Yin and Yang

    The killing of Dimebag Darrell rains on Michael Haaga's Continental Club Plus and Minus Show parade

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2004

    Unearthing Kitsch

    Media Archeology digs up some quirky film relics

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    Seven and Seven

    Dueling numerically named nightspots forge a truce amid clubbers' confusion

  • Film

    May 14, 1998

    The Larry David Show

    The man behind Seinfeld moves to the big screen