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    August 22, 2014

    Here's A Few Suggestions To Fix MLB, Not That The New Commissioner Asked

    Rob Manfred was appointed the new MLB commissioner last week. And even as the news was announced, the speculation began as to what Manfred could do to improve the sport, being as how he's not old and ancient like Bud Selig, the man he's replacing. Not that he's asked me, but I have a few suggestions ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    So What Happens to The Astros If They Lose Their Fans?

    A friend from out-of-town was in Houston on Wednesday. He wanted to watch the Minnesota Wild in game seven versus Colorado. I wanted to watch the Rockets. So I found a sports bar where we could watch both, and arrived early to get a booth so I could get near TVs showing both games. Arriving early, ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    App of the Week: BarJinx Helps You Find Where to Watch Your Team

    It's confusing enough to try and find out who has a Comcast subscription so you can catch and Astros or Rockets game, but imagine if you really loved the NHL? How would you catch a Philadelphia Flyers game in Houston? A new website developed by locals aims to help solve that problem. BarJinx, creat ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    The Houston Aeros Are No More, R.I.P.

    The Houston Aeros lost 7-0 to the Grand Rapids Griffins in Grand Rapids on Saturday night. With the loss the Aeros are done for this season, having lost the deciding game of round one of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs. And with the loss, the Houston Aeros are done in Houston. They are no more. The nex ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    College Football BCS Race: And Then There Were Six

    As a Notre Dame alum and reinvigorated Notre Dame football fan, this November feels awfully strange. For the first time since I got into radio in 2007, the Irish matter in November. For the first time since 1993, the Irish are 9-0. It's been a long, slow trip back to late season relevance, to be sur ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Former Aero Derek Boogaard: Parents File Lawsuit Against NHL, Teams

    The tale of former Houston Aero Derek Boogaard has taken some sad, depressing turns since we profiled him back in 2004. Back then he was an out-and-out goon, trying to make the NHL through his fighting skills. He became a poster boy for concussions in sports, how they're (not) treated and the reper ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Aeros Bombing at the Wrong Time

    A very wise man named John Blutarsky once said, "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no." But after this weekend, even though the Germans didn't bomb the Houston Aeros, it might be getting to that point where it can be said that the season's over. The Aeros played three games thi ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Aeros Return to Toyota Center, Risk Falling Into Irrelevancy

    When the Houston Aeros last played a home game at Toyota Center, the New York Giants had yet to defeat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. The Astros had yet to report to Florida for spring training. When the Aeros last played a home game, they had the fourth-best record in the AHL Western C ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Five Great Coaches Fights, In Honor Of Jim Harbaugh And Jim Schwartz

    The silly ritual of the coaches' post-game handshake got taken to a new level Sunday when the odious Jon Harbaugh celebrated his 49ers victory a little too enthusiastically while shaking the hand of Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Schwartz took after him, entertainingly. It didn't escalate to fi ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    It's Time for Rick Perry! (Featuring Epically Awful Video)

    If this doesn't get your blood pumping for a Rick Perry presidential candidacy then you, sir or madam, are devoid of blood. Fighter jets twirling in the sky, vets saluting the flag, a hideous rock song and Rick Perry spouting cliches to the whitest audience outside of an NHL arena -- what more coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Senators And Bad Officiating Have Aeros On The Edge Of Defeat

    John RoyalJean-Michel Daoust about to tie Saturday's game at 1-1​The Houston Aeros play in hockey's top minor league. The players take the game as seriously as those who play in the NHL. And the stakes can be just as important, what with promotions and careers riding on each shift a guy take ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    R.I.P Derek Boogaard, 28: Feared Enforcer On The Ice, Soft-Spoken Off It

    Derek Boogaard in his last enforcer gig​Derek Boogaard, the ungainly 6-foot-7 hockey enforcer who went from the Aeros to the NHL's Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers, has died at the age of 28. He was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment on Friday. No cause of death has been determined, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Aeros Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Hamilton

    John RoyalThis, amazingly, is not a penalty in the playoffs​Word began circulating through Toyota Center late in the third period of Friday night's game one conference final tilt between the Houston Aeros and Hamilton Bulldogs. And as the word got around, the building seemed to deflate despit ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Aeros Implode, Fall Behind 2-1 in Playoff Round Two

    John RoyalJared Spurgeon briefly gives the Aeros something to celebrate.​The Houston Aeros had plenty of chances to make things right last night. Like taking the early 1-0 lead off of a power play goal. Or, down 4-2 in the third, having the refs confer and change a no-goal call to goal. Or ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Friday Juvenile Time Waster -- Live TV Cussing Videos!

    Bleep happens.​Since getting into radio a few years ago, my biggest fear hasn't been a "dear in the headlights" moment (I prepare pretty meticulously), it hasn't been a guest or caller sending the show sideways. The one thing I'm still most fearful of is accidentally cursing on the air. You' ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    10 Freaky Fetish Fair Items, Repurposed Away From Perversion

    The Sheraton Brookhollow was the scene this weekend for the Fetish Fleamarket, a large gathering of BDSM types seeking products, tips, partners, all kinds of things. We sent a photographer out to do a slideshow, and we have to admit a lot of this stuff looks like it would be....underused, you know? ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Face It, Fans: MLS Is A Minor League

    What's that "M" stand for again?​I don't read Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle often. I think of him as a kind of minor league Richard Justice. But I couldn't resist reading him the other day when he did one of my favorite things, piss off soccer fans. Last week, apparently, he made the mis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Aeros End Up At .500, With Plenty Of Changes On the Way

    Photo by Jason Villanueva/Houston Aeros​The season's all over for the Houston Aeros, and a season that started with a defeat in Winnipeg ended with a loss in San Antonio. In between, the wins and losses evened out and the Aeros finished the season with a 34-34-7-5 record (80 points), good enough ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    "Free Brusty," Aeros Fans Cry

    Illustration courtesy Heather Galindo/The Third Intermission​It's safe to say that this season has probably not gone as Houston Aeros goalie Barry Brust intended for it to go back in September. Brust, who split the number-one goalkeeper duties with Nolan Schaefer for the Aeros the past two seasons ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Aeros' Max Noreau: From Nowhere To All-Star

    ​One of the fun things about covering (and watching) sports is the joy that comes from watching the underdog triumph over all odds and get to the top. It can be a team -- like the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team -- or a player. Just someone or something that overcomes overwhelming obstacles that w ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Aeros Keep Struggling At Home

    ​The Houston Aeros defeated the Rockford IceHogs 4-1 yesterday by using something they've rarely used this season. A scoring touch. And the scoring touch allowed goalie Wade Dubielewicz to relax a bit, which is something that the Houston goalies haven't been able to do often.After Friday's 2-1 l ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Aeros' New Boss Promises A More Aggressive Offense

    Hard as it may be to believe, especially with the temps outside and with football just now starting, but within a matter of weeks, players will be reporting to camp for the Houston Aeros. The Aeros have undergone some rather massive changes this off season -- as has the team's parent club the Minnes ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Some Aeros Miscellania, Including Cheerleaders

    Photo Jason Villanueva/Houston Aeros​Just thought I would share a little Houston Aeros hockey news today -- for some reason, I can't get into football yet, but I'm fully up on all hockey. I can't explain it...okay, yes I can. I got to watch the tryouts for the Aeros cheerleaders, the Aero Dynamics ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Aeros Advance Even With The Refs Disallowing Goals, The Bastards

    It's been a rollercoaster season for the Houston Aeros. They've been hot. They've been cold.  They've lost players to injuries and call-ups to the NHL. They've been an offensive machine, then they've been a team relying on defensive perfection because the team can't buy a goal. "I agree with ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Aeros Beat The Rivermen And The Travel Gods

    "I'm proud of our guys," a tired Kevin Constantine said from his office Saturday night. "It was a travel day from hell. I've never been part of that. Something that crazy travelwise, and still played a game. I couldn't imagine a more adverse condition to put a team under than that. And the guys they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Hard Economic Times Coming To Sports Franchises

    The NHL doesn't have a team in Houston, so I'm pretty confident that most of you don't follow the league, and don't have any idea about some of the severe financial problems facing many of the southern teams.  The NHL has intervened in Phoenix in an attempt to find new ownership for the club.&n ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    Aeros Salvage Bad Weekend With Come-From-Behind Victory

    "We had a feeling in the locker room that we were going to get this thing done," Danny Irmen said from the Houston Aeros locker room after Sunday's 5-4 come from behind victory over the Rockford IceHogs. But midway through the second period, Irmen and his teammates might have been the only ones in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Life On The Rodeo Road: The Doctor Says Football & Hockey Players Are Wusses

    Name: Don AndrewsHometown: DallasEvent: Cowboy doctorAndrews is working with doctors from NASA to use an accelerometer to measure the amount of G-force experienced by bareback and bull riders. I got into rodeo after I came to Texas with the New York Islanders hockey team. I needed an orthopedic surg ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    The Great American Soccer Boom: Not Gonna Happen

    Photo by faeryboots Last week, I wrote a post about the Rockets lowering ticket prices, and I made a comment about the Dynamo playing in a minor league. And that is a comment that I stand by, though several of you got upset. And the responses that I got were the same as I always get: soccer is th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009

    Five Flights

    The seriously funny comedy by Adam Bock is Unhinged Productions’ latest show

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    February 18, 2009

    Memo Re: Slap Shot Remake

    TO: President, Universal Pictures FROM: Script Department RE: Slap Shot Remake We received a copy of Peter Steinfeld's (21) first draft for the planned Slap Shot remake. Before we pass it on to the director currently attached to this project (Dean Parisot, Fun With Dick and Jane), we though ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Memo Re: Slap Shot Remake

    TO: President, Universal Pictures FROM: Script Department RE: Slap Shot Remake We received a copy of Peter Steinfeld's (21) first draft for the planned Slap Shot remake. Before we pass it on to the director currently attached to this project (Dean Parisot, Fun With Dick and Jane), we thought ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Houston Aeros, Now with Boos and Bikinis

    I heard something on Friday night in Toyota Center I don't think I've ever heard before. The fans were booing the Houston Aeros. Of course, the Aeros were playing some piss poor and rather lackluster hockey, but I'm just not used to hearing fans in Toyota Center boo the team. And on Friday night, ... More >>

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    November 30, 2007
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    January 1, 2004

    Harvard and the Boogeyman

    Will it be the Aeros' brawler or brainiac who gets to the NHL?

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    December 4, 2003

    Duck and Cover

    The Aeros look to skewer Cincinnati

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    The Marrying Kind

    Cahill's Fire Engine Blazin' Bloody Mary

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    The Gord Is My Shepherd

    For the Canadian multitudes and the American few, the Tragically Hip offer up secular gospel and quasi-religious concerts

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Luck of the Puck

    Sweet irreverence works in Mystery, Alaska

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    January 26, 1995

    Soul on Ice

    As one of hockey's few black players, the Aeros' Graeme Townshend has had to pick his fights carefully

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    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

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