The 2011 lockout gave us some sensible things. The rookie wage scale that brought first round picks' salaries and signing bonuses into proper calibration with the players' inexperience and lack of any NFL resume was a positive. Gone were the days of $40 million guaranteed for JaMarcus Russell. The ... More >>
HBO's annual episodic, award winning series Hard Knocks is one of the staples of the NFL preseason. Finding out which team will be the subject of the upcoming season is one of the more underrated NFL moments each June. Honestly, with as many things as the NFL is televising and monetizing these days ... More >>
I have great respect for people whose physical shape (shape meaning both "condition" as well as literally their shape -- oval, circle, pear, etc.) belies their athletic performance. For years, I've contended there should be a television show that takes all of the athletic or aesthetically active e ... More >>
Head Coach Gary Kubiak and quarterback Matt Schaub are cooking up another season together
''Today of course those techniques are so common it's hard to imagine just how radical they once were. Believe me, it wasn't always easy getting people to accept them, but I think it was worth the effort.'' -- Steve Sabol in a 2011 interview with the Associated Press, discussing his and his father' ... More >>
As promised in my Monday post wrapping up the previous weekend, a weekend that saw Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco Johnson become former Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco Johnson, I did tune in to Hard Knocks on Tuesday night to watch Johnson's final episode on the show. As I watched the ... More >>
At this point in the season, it's more about effort than execution. We're all rusty, even the media. Hell, Saturday night alone one local sports anchor mistook Keshawn Martin being the rookie wide receiver who was suspended last year instead of DeVier Posey (tweets deleted), the Houston Chronicle ... More >>
Will Texans make it to playoffs?
Rex Ryan: A (chubby) star is bornSo how many Rex Ryan f-bombs did it take for Houston Texans' owner Bob McNair to realize that "Yeah, HBO probably made the right choice in going with the Jets for Hard Knocks this season."Reportedly, earlier this year, the Texans were one of the teams under seriou ... More >>
Case Keenum, your Heisman Trophy is waitingThe Houston Cougars got their 2010 football season underway on Friday, meeting for photos and their first practice while the team held its annual media day. \ Despite a successful 2009 season, the Cougars come into this season wanting to forget las ... More >>
HBO drama didn't celebrate Houston as best-est place.
In the end, I guess someone had to go. If you're the front office of a proud franchise like the Steelers, you can only have so many impromptu press conferences, district attorney explanations, and women screaming foul before a message needs to get sent. You're not going to move the star quarte ... More >>