Jack Bauer

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    LSU Head Coach Les Miles' World Cup Analysis Goes Sideways At SEC Media Day (VIDEO)

    I've been working on a piece for next week's print edition of the Houston Press on the sport of soccer in the aftermath of the World Cup. In doing some of the research, I've been gathering the usual cadre of statistics, quotes, historical information, and expert speculation (thank you Glenn Davis a ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    Stuart Scott's ESPY Speech Receiving the Jimmy V Perseverance Award Brings Down The House (VIDEO)

    Not all that long ago, I was complaining to a buddy of mine with knowledge of the inner workings at ESPN about the "shtick" of some of the anchors/hosts. Specifically, I told him that I was not a huge fan of Stuart Scott's work, and that Chris Berman's gravely barrage of jokes that were fresh in 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    48: Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini's Two Days From Hell

    It's hard to believe it's been four years since 24 closed up shop. For eight seasons, Jack Bauer (played with by the comically over-the-top Kiefer Sutherland) graced our television screens screaming catchphrases like "WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME" while trying to catch bad guys. Like really, really b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend Is A Man (UPDATED -- No, It's Not)

    Just when you thought "Manti Te'o's Girlfriend Did Not Exist" is the weirdest headline that you would ever see in your sports watching lifetime, along comes the news that the voice behind "Lennay Kekua," Manti Te'o's phony girlfriend and the central character of an apparent hoax perpetrated on the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Texans-Bills: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, "Judgment Day" Edition

    So that was "Judgment Day" huh? All righty then. What was billed (by Mario Williams) as Mario Williams' authoritative homecoming, basically turned into a fairly ho-hum day of work for the Texans, a 21-9 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Consider the following numbers: - The Texans won by 12 points. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    The Hangover Guidebook

    Crusted over with dense sleep, your eyes creak open like an old gatepost. Your first breath lacks the sweet new kiss of life that a newborn inhales, replaced by a cloud of bar smell and metabolized-alcohol breath. After a few feeble attempts, your tongue comes unstuck to bask in an oral arid waste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Rape, Scandal, Greed and Cockfighting -- The 2011 Sports Year In Review

    2011: Penn State's horrible year​You know how, in the series 24, the way a season unfolds? How just when you think there has been some sort of resolution to the bad guys being bottled up, right then and there a new (often worse) layer is introduced, and ultimately in like Hour 22 Jack Bauer wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Houston Texans Game 5 -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers (This Doesn't Go Well For Jacoby Jones)

    Be sure to check out the rest of our pics from Sunday's game. As we were driving slowly down Murworth to park in the Teal Lot before the Texans game on Sunday, my girlfriend Amy and I noticed a father with two boys (presumably his sons) around the ages of nine or ten stopped on the sidewalk having ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Houston Astros: Click Here to See the Worst Lineup in Major League History

    Read it and weep.​Around the trade deadline, there are typically three types of teams making moves: There are teams trading moderately to low-priced young players for solid veteran players. We call these teams "contenders." There are teams that are trading veteran players for moderately to l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    2011 NFL Draft -- Live Blog

    I am not an NFL Draft expert. How's that for unbridled confidence? Right out of the shoot, in a live blog for the NFL Draft, a host of a sports talk show is admitting that he's not an expert at something sports related, let alone the thing at which he's about to live blog. If you're looking for l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    NFL & College Football Best Bets -- It's Crime Time

    Lennie knows all, eventually​To some of you this may sound obvious, to some it may sound weird, and to some it may sound deplorable -- I wish I had time to watch more television. With the advent of episodic television on cable channels like HBO and Showtime, the ante has been upped and the ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    More Rex Ryan, the Ryan Leaf Trilogy & NFL Best Bets

    Rex Ryan: Can you smell them from here is the question​Two more shopping days left. I need money. You need money. So let's get to winning. And by winning let's find a way to weave more Rex Ryan "foot fetish" talk into a handicapping discussion. Can we do this? (Can we touch them? Can we sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Houston Texans Turn The Corner -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Neil Rackers -- He's no Kris Brown​I 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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2010

    The 24-Hour Plays

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  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Game Time: 24 -- Was CTU Actually Run By Isiah Thomas? We'll Never Know

    We're running out of trade for Stephon Marbury​One of my favorite parts of the work day occurs around 10:00 a.m.every day, when Lance Zierlein is finished with his show. At that point, I'm five hours away from my show starting, so Lance and I will typically begin haphazardly discussing ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    The Rockets' Shane Battier: A Man Who Should Never, Ever Sing In Public

    Among the tortures the U.S. has inflicted on Gitmo detainees and Panamanian dictators, an old favorite is blasting music. But usually it's something like AC/DC.You want to torture someone? Make them listen to Shane Battier sing. Battier took the mike at a charity auction and -- for some reason -- th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Game Time: The Definitive Sports "How To" Blog Post

    ​In a week that saw me have to write my eulogy to Corey Haim and on the cusp of one of the best sports weeks of the year, I'm going to use this Friday post to breathe easy a little bit and let someone else do the heavy lifting. More on this in a second....First, a couple of housecleaning items:-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Game Time: We Interrupt This Tebow Documentary For Seven Other Reasons To Watch The Senior Bowl

    ​Every year around this time, NFL prospects gather in Mobile, Alabama for the beginning of what amounts to a three-month job interview, complete with numerous forty-yard dashes, questions about their upbringing, and requests to "cough while I stick my fingers right...HERE!" It's a fascinating tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Game Time: The 24 Trim Report Card And "I Know That Dude!" Scoreboard

    ​I was actually going to do my Rockets midseason report card today. I really was. But I got home last night, and despite telling myself that I would hold off on watching the next two hours of the new season of 24 until after I got my "sports related" work done, I just couldn't do it.As outlandish, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    The veggie sandwich at Bowl, which is disappointingly served on a Plate.​Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we're such food dorks, every time one of us gets sunburned the rest of us giggle about the Maillard reaction.To start the week off, J.C. Reid handed o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Playing Neil Armstrong On The Screen: The "Jesus Curse," Redux

    Photo by NASAIn the old days of Hollywood, they used to talk of "the Jesus Curse" -- any actor who played JC on screen was thereafter soomed to obscurity.Does the same thing happen to actors who play Neil Armstrong? There aren't as many Apollo 11 movies as you might expect, but the evidence still is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Asher Roth (and Entourage) Save the Day in L.A.

    Despite being branded a hero, "Frat Boy Fresh" Asher Roth has since clarified that he's more so a hero by association. Wednesday, a post on the URB blog claimed that according to his publicist, Roth was involved in detaining a man who made a bomb throat on an Atlanta flight headed for Los Angel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Border Patrol Officer Pleads Guilty To Jack Bauer Imitation

    A Border Patrol agent who went all Jack Bauer on some illegal aliens has been convicted of violating their civil rights, the U.S. Attorney's office in Houston announced today. Santiago Perez, 26, of Edinburg, plead guilty to the use of excessive force on two undocumented visitors, or people-without ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Dub Trio

    Dub Trio performs Thursday, March 8, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483.

  • Culture

    November 1, 2001

    Hell of a Long Day

    24 has been the most talked-about show of the season and for all the wrong reasons