When you're the number one pick in the NBA draft in late June, the summer months should be a time of celebration. For that player, years of youth basketball, high school basketball, the AAU circuit, and a hard fought few months in the college ranks have all culminated into the realization of millio ... More >>
I've never been a fan of the beach. My family is about it though, so sometime this summer I'll be sitting someplace that smells worse than a Red Lobster dumpster introducing new grains of sand to my ass crack. My parents were from Galveston, but they hated the beach. We never went as kids. So, I ne ... More >>
Welcome to the most important weekend so far this college football season! Yes, I am welcoming you to the weekend on a Thursday morning! It's an odd college football weekend in that the two most important games are actually going to be played tonight, with 10th-ranked Oklahoma traveling to Waco to ... More >>
For At Any Price director Ramin Bahrani, bigger films demand bigger targets.
With four games to go in the 2011-2012 season, the Rockets were coming off a 117-110 loss to Dallas, a loss in which Dirk Nowitzki provided a stark reminder to last season's Rockets team that they were devoid of a superstar caliber player by dropping 21 points on them in the fourth quarter. To call ... More >>
The Texans start operating like a bona fide NFL team.
The youthful Eversole, before the feds started pestering him.Jerry Eversole surprised a lot of people when he escaped conviction on bribery charges. A hung jury ended in a mistrial, but prosecutors expect to take another swing at it soon. In the meantime, everyone is poking through the wrec ... More >>
A Reagan-era bacchanalia succumbs to soggy nostalgia.
Neil Rackers -- He's no Kris BrownI shouldn't enjoy carnage as much as I do, but I have to admit that a few hours after Neil Rackers' 35-yard field goal sailed through the uprights, sending the Houston Texans to an improbable 30-27 overtime win over the Washington Redskins yesterday afternoon, My ... More >>
Try to forget. Just tryThe year is 2010, and our society has advanced in so many ways. In a scant 20 years, we've gone from the ability to even own a cell phone being a luxury to being able to do everything from watch television, stream music, play games, and download porn on those very phones. ... More >>
"If Kansas is the best team in the country, college basketball is going to suck this season." -- @SeanCablinasian on Twitter That was a post I had on Twitter, dated and time stamped 10:29 PM on November 17. Kansas was the top-ranked team in the country at the time, and they were plodding their way ... More >>
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 >>
The three-mile stretch of avenue is Houston's place to be if you're young, white, single and ready to party. At least for now.
It's National Boss Day, because apparently getting more weeks of vacation, a higher salary, and an actual office with privacy isn't enough. You can be forgiven if it slipped your mind. After all, you were probably busy using the phone in your cramped, depressing cubicle to argue semi-publicly with ... More >>
That's Your Big Boy If the three-martini lunch was the status symbol of the go-go '80s (Gordon Gekko and all that), then surely the steakhouse dinner replete with a bottle of Opus One and a finishing cigar was the defining dish of the naughty '00s (pronounced "aughties" by the way). Such naught ... More >>
Coke is the new weed
Alex Gibney expertly captures the lies and fall of Enron
Broken Note Records returns from the graveyard of labels
When the working day is done, Molly & the Ringwalds just want to have fun
Mixing Nashville craft with gothic content, David Olney is a songwriter's songwriter
Boiler Room steams with the stark greed of go-for-brokers
All work and no play make this a gloomy Game