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    March 26, 2014

    Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien Speaks ... And Speaks, And Speaks Some More

    We all know Houston Texans' head coach Bill O'Brien is one of the many branches off of the Bill Belichick tree. To call him a Belichick disciple might be overstating things, as O'Brien likely seeks to carve out his own style. But no doubt, along the way, O'Brien has and will continue to take certai ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    The Texans Have a New Coach and Have Cleaned House, Yet Rick Smith Is Still Around

    Why is General Manager Rick Smith still with the Texans when others have been dismissed?

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    January 29, 2014

    Broncos vs. Seahawks: Team-Inspired Menus for Your Super Bowl Party

    Time for bets, beers, and plenty of wings -- Super Bowl XLVIII is just around the corner. Unfortunately, the Texans completely blew it, so our grand plans of J.J. Watt Texans Tackle Crackle ice cream cake pops are spoiled. But no worries, we've still got a few Super Bowl tricks up our sleeve. Wheth ... More >>

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    January 20, 2014

    6 Antiquated Objections to Mayor Parker's Marriage (and Same-Sex Marriage in General) on Social Media

    As recently as 25 years ago, an openly gay mayor would have seemed inconceivable to most people in Houston. A lot can change and we are now in the third term of Mayor Annise Parker, the only openly gay mayor in America. Last week, it was announced Parker and her longtime partner, Kathy Hubbard, were ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 16: Bearded Schaub's Revenge!

    We are officially at the point where we can start counting down to the end of the 2013 NFL season...the seemingly interminable, blight on Houston football history that's been the 2013 NFL season. The end is near, thank God! Go back to Week 1's BATTLE-DRINK game, and it reflects a much simpler time ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of New York Jets Fan Spewing A Fountain Of F-bombs

    I'm not sure that Houston NFL fans who are parents of young children who want to bring their kids to a game know how good they have it here. Other than the Bullpen section of Reliant Stadium (which comes with an actual rowdiness warning on the ticket and in actuality is may as well be a section at L ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Cardinals 27, Texans 24: Seven Painful Losses in a Row

    As the losses continue to mount, it gets more and more difficult to predict how the Texans will lose. On Sunday, they seemed to play better on the whole, but mistakes on both sides of the ball cost them. It hasn't helped that injuries continue to be a problem as well. Not only has Arian Foster been ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Chiefs 17, Texans 16: Too Many Easy Headlines, Case in Point...

    While watching the Texans drop their fifth game in a row Sunday afternoon, I realized that the success of one Case Keenum on the field was going to cause at least one group of people to jump for joy regardless of who they actually rooted for: professional sports headline writers. I mean, I've alread ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    49ers 34, Texans 3: Mad Matt Beyond Schauberdome

    If anyone thought last week's loss to Seattle was rock bottom, think again. That loss was a mere night in the drunk tank. Sunday night in San Francisco for the Texans was more like having your stomach pumped after being found unconscious covered in your own vomit. In one week, the Texans went from n ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Seahawks 23, Texans 20: Congratulations, You've Been Schaubed

    I'm not generally a fan of doomsday predictors. I like them only marginally less than rose-colored glasses wearers. I tend to prefer reality and the reality is the Texans have a serious problem. Before you start shouting the name of the current starting quarterback or the perfect-haired play caller ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Texans 30, Titans 24: Another Comeback Win, A Kicker Problem and a Rookie Emerges

    Texans fans and players probably can't take this kind of heart-pounding action for an entire season. In only their second game, the Texans managed a comeback win in the fourth quarter against the surprisingly good (at least on defense) Tennessee Titans, 30-24. Quarterback Matt Schaub and rookie wide ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Texans-Chargers: Top 5 Plays That Sparked Monday's Comeback

    The margin for error is microscopic when trailing by 21 points midway through the third quarter in an NFL road game. Even one hiccup is usually enough to derail hopes. That's the situation the Texans found themselves late Monday night. But somehow, they pulled themselves out of it and opened the se ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    It Returns! BATTLE-DRINK, The Houston Texans BINGO Drinking Game, Monday Night Opener Edition

    I am banging out this post in the dewey sweet ocean air of San Diego on Sunday morning. Since I make it to California like once every couple years, at best, I plan on spending Sunday watching football near the water somewhere (which I call "show prep" to you IRS auditors out there when I go to claim ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Five Reasons Brian Cushing's Deal With the Texans is the Right Thing to Do (and the Right Time to Do It)

    The Houston Texans and inside linebacker Brian Cushing agreed to terms Tuesday on a six-year extension to Cushing's current deal which came up at the end of the 2013-14 season. Had the Texans not signed him before the end of the season, Cushing would have become an unrestricted free agent. The Texan ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Top Six Songs For Your Fantasy Football Draft Party

    Now that every team is down to its 53-man roster and the first "real" game of the season is joyfully only days away, fantasy football players everywhere are holding their annual draft parties. If you are somehow unaware because you aren't one of 30 million Americans who play -- or one of the millio ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Harden Gets "Crossed Over" by Kid at Basketball Camp (w/Video)

    It's been a busy week for Houston athletes and their videos. We had James Harden in hilarious Foot Locker ads and now JJ Watt for Yahoo! Fantasy Sports. But, in the non-ad category, the folks at ClutchFans let us in on a bit of fun Harden had with kids at a summer camp. In the first video, Harden j ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Up All Night to Get Lucky With Bun B, Fat Tony, Riff Raff, Nosaprise, Red Bull...

    Saturday night, the eyes of the world were on Houston. The North American Finals of Red Bull's BC One B-Boy competition was taking place at Warehouse Live. As hundreds packed in to the venue, tens of thousands watched the livestream online. Just south of the city, in a graffiti mecca known as The K ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    The Way Too Early Crack at the Texans' 53-Man Roster

    Each year on his nationally syndicated radio show, Jim Rome holds a little thing known as the Smack Off. I know many of you already know what that is (I've written roughly 10,000 words on the topic in the past few years), but briefly, for those who don't -- it's the annual show where he invites the ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    This, Not That: New Tunes to Replace Some Tired Old Texans Tailgating Songs

    My family and I have been Houston Texans season ticketholders since Game 1, that celebrated and gratifying franchise opener (Texans 19, Cowboys 10), and we've always taken seriously our tailgating privileges. Texans fans tailgate better than most, including the North Texas delusionals who do it u ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    The NFL Experience Lands In New Orleans

    On Wednesday, the The Super Bowl 47 NFL Experience opened to fans at the Morial Convention Center. Featuring a mind-boggling amount of merchandise, GMC automobiles, and chances to exercise your crazed fandom, the 850,000-square-foot fan fest is a feast for the eyes and a strain on the muscles. Seri ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Texans-Patriots: The 10 Last Rapper Tweets of the Season

    Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, in the sight of God and his company, to mourn the loss our valiant football heroes, the United-States-Houston-Texas Texans. They were taken from us too soon, to be sure. But know that theirs was a lush, well-lived life full of successes earned and achiev ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Texans-Patriots, The Rematch: Top 5 Ways For This Outcome To Be Different

    We know, we know. The last time these two teams met, the Patriots slaughtered the Texans along the same lines of what Alabama did to Notre Dame earlier this week. That doesn't mean it will automatically happen again. Even in New England. Want evidence? It doesn't take going back very far. In Decem ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Texans-Bengals: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, Playoff Edition

    In the grand scheme of things, none of us really wanted to be there at Reliant Stadium on Saturday. Yes, the NFL is awesome, and we love our Texans, and it was (cue hokey Clay Walker voice) football time in Hoooussston!! But up until the time Christian Ponder was scrambling around the Texans' defens ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy Calls The Houston Texans A Bunch Of Frauds

    Over the last four weeks of the regular season, despite having a significant carrot in front of them in the form of home field advantage throughout the playoffs for which to play, the Houston Texans looked like they were lacking in direction, almost lifeless at times. How that could be, I have no ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    8 Texans Named To The Pro Bowl, Most In The AFC

    There was a time (largely, 2002 through around 2008) when the night the Pro Bowl rosters were revealed was a complete non-event for Texans fans. Well, times have changed, and Wednesday the Texans AFC best 12-3 record was mirrored by having an AFC best eight players (six offense, two defense) named t ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    Texans-Vikings: 4 Winners, 71,688 Losers

    There were 71,688 (mostly) Texan fans in Reliant Stadium on Sunday. It's been a while since they've trudged back out to the Blue Lot feeling like they did on Sunday after the Minnesota Vikings' methodical 23-6 dismantling of the home team. The Packers game earlier this year while unacceptable was un ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Texans 13, Bears 6: Slugfest Win Just What Houston Needed

    See pics: Texans fans celebrate win in chilly Chicago. It seems an eternity ago, but it's been less than two years since many considered the Texans soft. Led by second-year defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, the evolution is finally complete. The "Bulls on Parade" are now bullying long-establish ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012
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    October 22, 2012

    Texans -- Ravens: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (Including J.J. Watt, Arian Foster & Connor Barwin)

    "It's just one game." "Nobody would have beaten Aaron Rodgers tonight." "Hey, if someone had told you before the season they'd be 5-1 going into the Ravens game, you'd have taken it, right?" Those are just a few of the dozens of different ways Texans fans and media rationalized last weekend's 42- ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Texans-Ravens: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets From Sunday's Game

    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of them is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of those people are rappers. We perused Twitter dur ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Texans-Packers: ALL NEW BATTLE-DRINK Bingo Drinking Card

    The Texans come back this Sunday night to play the Green Bay Packers on the dreaded "short work week," having just played the New York Jets on Monday night. Much like the players having to summon all of their recuperative powers to be near the top of their game on Sunday, so too must you, the weeken ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Texans-Jets: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, The World Learns About J.J. Watt Edition

    Well, it wasn't sexy, it wasn't pretty, and it was actually a whole lot closer than most people thought it would be, but the Texans escaped northern New Jersey with a 23-17 win over the New York Jets. After the game, most Texan fans on Twitter were more interested in breaking down what went wrong ( ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    J.J. Watt Saves Texans From Prime-Time Embarrassment

    Things didn't turn out quite as planned -- for Texan fans, tonight was supposed to be a dominating effort introducing the team to the national stage -- but a win's a win, right? And this win was due in large part to the hands and skill of J.J. Watt, who got drooled over by the ESPN announcers as he ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Texans-Titans: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets From Sunday's Game

    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of them is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of those people are rappers. We perused Twitter d ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Texans 31, Broncos 25: At Long Last, Houston Has Its 3-0 Start (Four Reasons Why)

    Borrowing a famous analogy from Wade Phillips's father, Bum, the Texans have knocked and beaten on the door of the NFL's elite for three straight Septembers. In 2010, a 2-0 start came crashing down in an embarrassing home loss to Dallas. In 2011, they nearly improved to 3-0 before the defense unrav ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Texans 27, Jaguars 7: Power Game Makes Long-Awaited Return

    A week ago, Texans coach Gary Kubiak said he'd have trouble sleeping after his team struggled in the run game on both sides of the ball - a concerning trend that began in the preseason. He should rest a lot easier this week. The Texans (2-0) physically demolished Jacksonville (0-2) up front Sunday ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    NFL Week 1: Schaub Gets Rich(er), Buffalo Gets Poor(er) -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Check out our slideshow of the Houston Texans' season opener against the Dolphins. Could Sunday have been any better? 80-degree day. Sun shining. Birds singing. NFL football back in our lives. Oh and someone left a whole book of Burger King coupons in the lobby of my building. SCORE! So yeah there ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Texans 30, Dolphins 10: Finesse Tops Power As Texans Pass First Test

    Check out our slideshow of the Houston Texans' season opener against the Dolphins. It ended with the exact lopsided score we predicted Friday, but at the same time, the 2012 season opener was quite different than the anticipated Texans blowout. The oldest NFL cliché is that winning depends on run ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Houston Texans: Some Pre-Final Preseason Game 53-Man Roster-tology!

    Thursday night, the Texans' 2012 preseason wraps up with a game against the Minnesota Vikings. The game is meaningful to a couple dozen guys still battling for roster and practice squad spots (and REALLY degenerate gamblers -- seriously, final preseason game gambling is the bestiality porn of the ga ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Saints 34, Texans 27: Five Things We Learned

    In name, Saturday did represent the clichéd dress rehearsal for the Texans. In practicality, it was only the case on one side of the ball. With the defense missing Shaun Cody, J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing, there isn't that much use to reading fortunes on that side of the ball. The Saints are an eli ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Texans 20, 49ers 9: Five Things We Learned (Including Linebacker Controversy?)

    Check out the rest of our photos from this weekend's preseason Texans game. It was brief and incomplete, but Saturday offered the first glimpse of how the Texans (2-0) may stack up with the league's elite. Houston starters played for essentially a full half against the Niners, a team known for its ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Texans Rewind: I Found a 2008 NFL Preview Magazine, Man Alive Was the Texans Defense Bad

    On our radio show on 1560 The Game this past Monday, John Granato and I were breaking down various aspects of both the Texans 26-13 win over the Panthers and the preseason in general. The topic was the defense, specifically Whitney Mercilus and the various ways that Texans defensive coordinator Wade ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    NBA Formalwear: Chase Budinger's NBA Socks Worn Under His Suit At Tilman Fertitta's Charity Event

    On the evening of May 2, John Granato and I had the opportunity to broadcast a "very special edition" of our show on 1560 The Game live from local restaurant and casino mogul Tilman Fertitta's palatial (Understatement Adjective of the Year, by the way) estate in River Oaks. It was the annual "Gath ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Texans Draft Preview: Understanding Needs In A Gary Kubiak Offense

    For the first time in years, the first round of the NFL Draft may not be about defense for the Texans. After spending exhaustive resources to rebuild the depleted unit, the consensus among pundits is that Gary Kubiak will use the 2012 draft to add youth to his offensive core -- namely, in the passi ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Zombies & Texans: This Week In Houston Rap Videos

    ​Ah, rappers and music videos. Some are vehicles for self-promotion, others are tools used to promote a message, a gaggle of asses or some good ol' wholesome debauchery. In the case of the Houston rap class, music videos are always eye opening glimpses into the future, either telling what a ta ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Texans-Bengals: Five Matchups to Watch, and a Prediction

    If he can dream...​The last time the city of Houston hosted an NFL playoff game -- or even had a team playing in one -- it came under very different circumstances than what will transpire Saturday afternoon. Unlike the 10-6 Texans, who slide into the playoffs on a 3-game losing streak, the 12 ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Colts 19, Texans 16: The Day The Sports Gods Reminded Houstonians To Know Our Role

    Oh, there goes gravity​For months, it seemed as though the Texans were the average Houstonian's sports salvation. Never mind the Astros' status as the worst organization in baseball and a Bud Selig-forced move to the American League after 50 years. Never mind that the Rockets, after cleverly ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Bulls on Parade: Ten Songs for Ten Texans Players and One for the Team

    ​This past weekend, not only did the Texans roll to yet another improbable win over the Atlanta Falcons, they seemed to find a battle cry in the song "Bulls on Parade" by Rage Against the Machine. The song was played over and over inside Reliant Stadium and seemed to fire up linebacker Connor ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Slim Thug, Paul Wall and Chamillionaire Get Behind the Texans

    ​Slim Thug posted a video today for #ThugThursday simply titled "Houston" that is all about the Texans and he invited Paul Wall and Chamillionaire along for the ride, which we assume is not dirty. The song, which opens with and samples throughout the NFL on Fox theme song (much better than th ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Houston Texans: My Way Too Early Guess At The 53-Man Roster

    Everyone's favorite kind of guy​We all have that friend who not only loves to be right, but also loves to point out that they're right and then continuously remind you that he (or she -- yeah, ladies, you're guilty, too!) is right. They'll text, they'll tweet, they'll take screen shots of Spo ... More >>

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