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  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Houston Roller Derby Lands Spot in International Division 1 Playoffs

    If you've never seen a Houston Roller Derby match, you are missing a spectacle. It is one of the more intense and fun events you could attend. And now the all stars of Houston Roller Derby will get to test their skills against the best flat track competitors in the world at the Women's Flat Track De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    My Next-Door Neighbors Are Peeping Toms. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! WHY DO SMOKERS STAND RIGHT OUTSIDE OF DOORWAYS TO SMOKE? Dear Willie D: I have a healthy con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Houston Ranks Low in Health, Fitness Survey (But We're Better Than Dallas!)

    It might be all that BBQ, the late-night bar hopping, or the fact it just makes more sense to drive wherever you have to go (we really wish we had the adventurous spirit of you daily bicycle riders), but Houston recently ranked not too far from the bottom of the American Fitness Index. The report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    The Houston Texans Are On The Clock...

    "The Houston Texans are on the clock..." -- Roger Goodell, as of now, at the beginning of the 2014 NFL Draft It begins not long after the previous season ends. The countless hours spent lifting weights, getting treatment, sometimes even getting surgery. You workout to just to be ready for more wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Fire Pelini (No Not That One, THAT ONE) Edition

    One of the very underrated advancements in wagering over the last few years is that we now have the ability to bet on several sports-related propositions off the field of play. For example, in the corner of the internet that I frequent for my odds and occasional risk of a sawbuck or two, you can be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    10 More '90s Rap Oddities Worthy of the Texans' Halftime Show

    Well, it's been three days now, and it hasn't all been revealed as just another elaborate Jimmy Kimmel Live! prank. It's true, then: apparently Vanilla Ice -- white rapper, DIY renovator and Ninja Turtle ally -- will be performing at halftime Sunday at the Texans' game against Tennessee at Reliant S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Will The Texans Ever Again Open The Roof?

    The people of Houston and of Harris County paid a lot of money to put a retractable roof on top of Reliant Stadium. Nobody can quantify the amount of money spent, but the roof is supposed to have increased the cost of the stadium by nearly 50-percent. So when the Texans refuse to open the roof on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    College Football: National Signing Day 2013, A Decade Of Cautionary Tales

    Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, Another Crappy Notre Dame Video Edition

    Popcorn lung. Apparently, that's a thing. On Wednesday, a federal jury awarded a Denver man named Wayne Watson $7.2 million from various food companies after they determined that the respiratory problems he developed in 2007 were due to his frequent inhalation of the buttery aroma from microwave po ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2012

    How to Speak Republican

    Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language.

  • Music

    May 10, 2012

    Houston's Cryptic New Noise Ordinance

    Confusing new law has bar and club owners screaming.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    2012 NFL Draft -- Live Blog

    I made an analogy on my radio show this morning on 1560 The Game that the NFL Draft tonight is like Christmas Day for many NFL fans. Air of anticipation, excitement of the unknown, food, it's all there. (My co-host, John Granato, compared it to Hanukkah because it's played out over several days, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Texans Release 2012 Schedule: Five Early Thoughts

    It's often not whom you play, but when you play. That's the key item to consider when evaluating an NFL schedule release. Ranking schedules based on prior-year records, as some media outlets did this week in proclaiming an "easy" slate for the Texans, can be misleading. For example, Denver -- sche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Crisis Averted, Texans Fan -- Peyton Manning Spurns Titans for Broncos

    In a Texans offseason that has seen some good (Arian Foster's and Chris Myers' multiyear contract extensions), some bad (Mario Williams' leaving, although the Texans have proven they can survive that), and some ugly (the dismantling of the right side of the offensive line), strangely enough, the Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Is Houston Goth Turning Towards Deathrock?

    Traditionally, Houston's contribution to the world of goth music has been primarily electronic-based. During the '90s and early 21st century, bands like Bamboo Crisis, M87 and Asmodeus X helped the city gain a reputation as a hot spot of dark EBM and techno-industrial all across the country. Even t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    4 Warnings -- Your Guide to Listening to Super Bowl Week Talk Radio

    Super Bowl hype week is underway, and I know that many of you will be consuming sports talk radio this week in an effort to get ready for the big game. (I know many of you won't be, and I understand that as well. I hate me some me sometimes, too. It's okay.) The general public service announcement ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Brinson's "Tebowin'" Puts Christianity Under Center

    Rocks Off is fascinated by Tim Tebow for the simple fact that he is one of the most divisive figures we have seen in the last decade. He parts the Red Sea of public opinion, like Obama does the U.S. House of Representatives.  One doesn't need to live in Denver to understand this. Simply, scro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    NFL Week 17 Viewing Guide -- What in the Blue Hell Each Game Means

    "College football has the best regular season of any sport, and the lack of a playoff is one big reason why." -- Bill Hancock, Executive Director, Bowl Cartel Championship Series That's my favorite inane argument against a college football playoff -- that somehow the existence of a playoff cheapens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Ex-Voto to Headline Age of Decay Festival

    ​Gothic Council member Alethea Carr and Houston-based partner Kris Prudhomme are busy preparing for a major event in the goth calendar next year, their inaugural Age of Decay festival in Jacksonville, Florida on April 21. Two major Texas acts have already been signed to participate in the fest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Muhammadali Seeking Funds For Ride To Awesome Fest

    ​Muhammadali needs a magic tour bus... not just to pick up school children and drive them around "inside the human body," they're also trying to get to a DIY punk festival called Awesome Fest 5 in San Diego. There will be a big benefit show with free food to raise money for the guys' prospect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Houston Led Nation in Population Growth in Last Decade, Rice Finds

    Rice U video No city in America grew more in population in the last decade than Houston, a Rice study said today. And if you don't believe it, they put out the slick video above to erase any doubt. Houston added 1,231,393 residents between 2000 and 2012, the study of census figures said; the next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Houston's Same-Sex Couples More Likely to Raise Children

    And they may just live in Houston.​The Atlantic's blog has crunched some numbers from a recent gay survey and census data, and it's found that when it comes to raising kids, Houston's same-sex couples are near the tops in the nation. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area had the seventh-highest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    My 2011 Texans Schedule Analysis -- Praying For A Long Work Stoppage

    Skip this if you can. (The movie AND the Texans' opening schedule)​Destination programming. It's the lifeblood of any organization whose goal is to entertain the masses. It doesn't matter if you're a television network, an independent radio station, or a professional sports league. If you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Texans 30, Redskins 27: This Was The Game Great Teams Win, And The Old Texans Lose

    Arian Foster's a perfect 6-0​On the surface, it could seem silly to characterize a 3-point overtime escape in Washington as more of a season-defining moment than a blowout of rival Indianapolis. But when you consider where the now 2-0 Texans have been, that appears to be exactly the case.Ask New O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys: America's Most Popular Team, To America's Discredit

    Dallas Cowboys: America has no taste​The Neilsen Company, the people who give you TV ratings, have done an extensive study on how popular various NFL teams are.According to the Wall Street Journal, the study examined "each team's local and national TV rankings, how often they're mentioned on the I ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010

    Bomb That Mosque!

    KTRH host hopes for violence.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Mods Vs. Rockers: Five Mock Battles

    ​Fresh off our trip to AmeriVespa 2010, Rocks Off has come to this conclusion: we are neither a Mod nor a Rocker. We're a Mocker. When you drive around a town as large and car-centric as Houston on a small scooter you get a lot of comments from people, mostly in allusion to Quadrophenia, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    KTRH's Michael Berry: Bomb That Ground Zero Mosque!

    Image from KTRHKTRH says Berry's Number One; they don't mention the category is Hoping Mosques Blow Up​Michael Berry, the former city councilman who now runs KTRH and other Clear Channel AM stations here, has had a federal complaint filed against him by CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Game Time: I, For One, Am Excited About the Texans Schedule

    ​As far as an industry goes, there is a lot for the National Football League to be proud of. Massive global appeal, groundbreaking television offerings surrounding both the games themselves as well as the happenings behind the scenes, competitive balance -- all reasons it's the most successful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    The Kiddie Porn Producer And The "Family Friendly" Nudist Camp

    ​Hair Balls was shocked -- shocked -- to find out the former Austin man accused of producing a notorious series of child-porn videos known as "The Tent Series" was a member of an Austin-area nudist colony that describes itself as "family friendly."David A. Diehl, 48, was arrested near Jacksonville ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Game Time: Matt Schaub Gets The Coolest Participation Ribbon Ever

    ​Let me preface the next several hundred words with this -- I am a Matt Schaub fan. I think the guy had a phenomenal 2009 season and deserved to be at the Pro Bowl this weekend long before Tom Brady and Phillip Rivers pulled out of the game with injuries to their respective bodily parts (and, like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    How Texas and Alabama Match Up... Musically

    ​ For once, Rocks Off is grateful for this sinus-splitting headache (thanks, Mike Stinson!), because it gives us something to focus on besides the fact that we are crawling out of our skin waiting for kickoff tonight. At this point, sports pundits have analyzed the Longhorns and Crimson Tide to wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Game Time: Kick In The Junk...Wide Left

    ​I woke up Sunday morning thinking that things had to get better. After a week that started off with a right cross from Kobe, a left hook from the Yankees, and a sucker punch in the junk from Notre Dame, I thought surely these events were just karmic balance for what was going to be the biggest w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    The Pogues' Rum, Sodomy & the Lash Answers Famous Musical Questions

    ​Dear Rum, Sodomy & the Lash, Who wrote the book of love? - The Monotones, Newark, NJ Dear Monotones, I'm going to make me a big sharp axe, shining steel-tempered in the fire. I'll chop you down like an old dead tree. Dirty old town, dirty old town. Dear Rum, Sodomy & the Lash, Why do fool ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Ghost Riders

    In Houston, bicycling is known as a killer sport.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Janet Jackson's Houston Nipple Flash Refuses To Die

    The single greatest news event to occur in Houston since the turn of the century -- one that's clearly gotten more ink than Ike -- is Janet Jackson's Super Bowl-icious nipple. (Katrina we're counting as a N'Awlins event.)The Awesome Areola is back in the news yet again this morning, thanks to the U. ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 24, 2008
  • Music

    July 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    Sir Lancelot Waves Goodbye, and His Private Parts

    If you’re a Monty Python fan, or enjoy farting in peoples’ general direction, you’re no doubt aware that Spamalot is closing its run in Houston this week. We thought it would be cool to catch up with Patrick Heusinger, who plays the enviable roles of Sir Lancelot, Tim the Enchanter, the Knight ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 29, 1998