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    October 27, 2014

    Texans 30, Titans 16: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Last week, on the post game show for the Texans' 30-23 Monday night loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, as we were trying to assess just exactly where the Texans rank among NFL teams, my colleague Mike Meltser had a general observation that I thought was accurate: In the NFL, there are about five or s ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Three Years Later, Did The Texans Win Or Lose The 2011 NFL Draft?

    The Shiloh Keo Era ended earlier this week. I think most of us could see that coming, what with Keo only being healthy for like one day this entire 2014 preseason and regular season. (To be fair, it was a very productive day, as he had 11 tackles in the final preseason game to temporarily save his s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Battle-Drink, NFL Draft 2014: The Johnny Manziel Era Begins

    Pretty much everyone that I interact with on a daily basis loves the NFL. I work at a sports talk radio station that is the flagship for the local NFL team. I am on Twitter for a huge chunk of the day conversing with NFL fans. I talk to my sons (who live in Chicago) on a nightly basis, and they pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    NFL Commish Roger Goodell's Extra Point Proposal Is His Dumbest One Yet...

    We start with the premise that every commissioner of every sport feels like they need to put their stamp on the sport it is he oversees. Despite their mission being to ensure the viability and profitability of the game, to serve the owners as a CEO would serve shareholders, commissioners want lega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Last One Out Close The Roof: Texans-Broncos (4 Winners, 4 Losers)

    Heading into the season, all that most NFL teams can ask for is to be playing a meaningful game in Week 17 with an opportunity to control their own destiny. With one game to go, thanks to yet another loss (their 13th in a row) and a 24-23 win by the Cowboys over the Redskins, the Texans head into W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Jameis Winston Wins The Heisman, Now Where Will He Put It?

    For a Heisman Trophy race that was about as lopsided as, well, many of the recent ones, the 2013 Heisman race had its fair share of storylines. You had last season's winner, Johnny Manziel, no stranger to storylines of his own, as one of the finalists, the fourth former winner to make a repeat app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    With the Texans At Rock Bottom, It's Time To Clean House, Bob.

    "We suck." -- Andre Johnson, Texans wide receiver And with those two words, Andre Johnson proved himself to be the most lucid and honest voice that matters inside the entire Texans football operations hierarchy. We suck. Indeed. You thought four straight games with a pick six from your starting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Case Keenum Named Texans Starting Quarterback Again This Sunday

    "Obviously, Matt's our starting quarterback. Case played this week because Matt wasn't healthy. Case went in and played extremely well." -- Gary Kubiak, 10/21/13 "Case will start this week." -- Gary Kubiak, 10/28/13 Ostensibly, if you take Gary Kubiak's quotes from his past two Monday press confer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Richie Incognito Was Involved In A Fight With A Security Guard In June

    I like Antonio Smith. I don't approve of what he did on Saturday night, ripping off the helmet of Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and trying to crack his face with it. I understand it, but I don't approve of it. But overall, even though he cost his team his services for the regular season opener in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    NASA's New Astronauts: Half Women, None Alive for the Moon Landing

    There was a generation of kids who grew up idolizing the astronauts. The men of the Mercury missions, the Apollo crews -- the guys who risked everything, put it all on the line to beat the Russians and launch into outer space. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong -- these guys were national he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Arian Foster's Television Acting Debut On Hawaii Five-O (w/ VIDEO)

    The annual Pro Bowl is generally viewed by NFL players as, in this order, 1) a reward for a job well done, 2) an opportunity to get some much needed rest and relaxation, and 3) a chance to play a glorified sandlot football game another football game. Well, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Grading the Texans Season: The Good, The Bad and The Seriously Ugly

    Ultimately, the 2012-13 Houston Texans season will go down as a disappointment. An impressive 11-1 start gave way to a 1-3 finish, loss of home field advantage and second straight one win and out in the playoffs. Still, there were some bright spots for the team and some of the individual players thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Texans 29, Colts 17: Back-to-Basics Approach Nets AFC South Title, Renews Playoff Hopes

    It seems evident that Matt Schaub isn't going to win a shootout with the likes of Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. Perhaps not with Andrew Luck. But if the team's other components execute the way they're designed to, he shouldn't have to. On Sunday, the Texans (12-2) finally returned to their core princ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    AFC Playoff Projections, Week 7: First One Onto The Colts Bandwagon!

    When Peyton Manning and the Broncos stormed back with 35 unanswered points in the second half of their 35-24 Monday night win against the Chargers this week, they accomplished a few things: 1. They tied an NFL record for the largest comeback win by a road team in NFL history. 2. They evened their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Vince Young Cut By The Buffalo Bills: 6 Awesome Things About VY's Twitter Account

    It's hard to believe now that in April 2006 there was actually a legitimate debate nationally over whom the Texans should take with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft -- Mario Williams, Reggie Bush, or Vince Young. It's less hard to believe that here in Houston, there was practically no debate. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Peyton Manning's Colts Career Ends, More Cheesy Peyton Videos Begin

    If everyday breakups went as smoothly as the press conference at Colts headquarters Wednesday, you'd see far fewer people staying in dysfunctional relationships to merely avoid the pain and anguish that comes with ending it. Colts owner Jim Irsay and longtime quarterback/franchise icon Peyton Manni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Panthers 28, Texans 13: Concerns Mount At QB, Kicker As Playoffs Approach

    Photos by Marco TorresRookie T.J. Yates looked very rookie-esque​The Texans are three weeks from postseason play and have rapidly intensifying concerns at quarterback and placekicker, two of the most critical playoff positions. It may not be time to panic, but a regular season that seems cert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    A Very Special BCS Edition of 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    For the first time in the history of my Texans fandom, their bye week left me with a palpable void. Sure, I love having NFL football in this city, even bad football is better than no football, so the bye week always feels a little weird. However, this season's team is a little different. If the Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Texans 37, Buccaneers 9: Five Things We Learned

    Photo by Marco TorresIn the immortal words of Ian Dury: Reasons to be cheerful, part three​Were it not for the heartbreak of the past 10 years, week after week of uncompetitive football might get boring. As it is, the Texans and their legion of fans will take the wins however they come. The T ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Thor Morris, 20: Came from Asgard Crossed Half the Country to Hack Houston ATMs

    Thor Morris: "Great Odin's raven!!!"​As much of America learned this past weekend, Thor the God of Thunder (?) (Hammers? We weren't paying that much attention) came to Earth from Asgard to not have sex with Natalie Portman. What we learned today: Thor, the God of Computer Hacking, came to Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Wanted: $100 Music Video From Emmy Winner

    ​Rocks Off likes to troll the musicians section of Craigslist in an effort to catch interesting acts at their very inception. Usually we get the same old thing day in and day out: Need FOC (Friend of Christ) bass player for worship band. Must have ride. 18 SERIOUS singer looking for band. Ma ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    Top Ten Houston Sports Stories in 2010 (Alternate Title: "Here Comes The Prozac")

    Brian Cushing will bring a keg and Fear of Tumors to your party​Putting together a "Top 10 Sports Moments" list is not supposed to invoke these feelings of anger and depression. But then again, I live in Houston, so try as I might to make this a list that is uplifting and inspiring, I can't. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Ravens 34, Texans 28: It's Not Remarkable, And It's Not A Near Miss

    Gary Kubiak: Change that "H" to an "N"​If the Texans franchise has any hope for the near future, owner Bob McNair had better not frame Monday's stunning overtime loss to Baltimore as more evidence that the team is "close". That was the rationale in 2009, when the Texans finished 9-7, but were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Worse Week? The Texans Or This Dude Who Got THREE DWI's

    There are bad weeks and really bad weeks​As part of my radio job, I speak for a handful of sponsors. When identifying products or services for me to endorse, the sales staff at our station starts with the question "Is this something Sean would use?" Naturally, my suite of endorsees is heavy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Jets 30, Texans 27: Kubiak's Crew Finds An Even More Spectacular Way To Collapse

    Texans: The hits keep coming​The beauty and curse of football is how much can be determined and learned through one single play. For Texans fans, never has that been more visible than Sunday. Leading by four with the Jets at midfield with 24 seconds and no timeouts, two priorities should have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Houston Texans -- F the Cowboys (or #FDACOWBOYS on Twitter)

    cutline​Not long ago, I got into a brief discussion on Twitter with another radio personality whom I am forbidden to name whose name I don't exactly recall. I don't remember the crux of the tweet-versation (something having to do with blogs and the inherent evil that blogs possess to anyone over ... More >>

  • News

    September 16, 2010

    Texans to the Top

    Fans concur with our football preview.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Brian Tuohy's The Fix Is In: Nothing In Sports Is As It Seems

    OTOH, maybe the fix isn't in​As hard as it might be to believe, every Super Bowl since 1996 has been fixed. No, not fixed by gamblers or players trying to throw the game. But instead fixed by the NFL. Sure it sounds a bit far-fetched, but that's the allegation made by Brian Tuohy in his book, The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Will Bob McNair Kill The 2011 NFL Season?

    Bob McNair & Jerry Jones may torpedo the 2011 season​As some NFL fans know, the possibility is growing that there will not be a NFL season in 2011. The reason of course is that there is currently no agreed-upon Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL and the players, and while they're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Houston Wins March Madness Tournament!!! (Not The One You're Thinking Of)

    ​In an incredible upset, Houston has swept through the brackets of March Madness and taken the title.It's not the Coogs, and it's not the basketball championship.But if you're wondering who would win the tournament of having the worst traffic of all the cities hosting March Madness games this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    With The Saints Out Of The Way, Houston Claims Title As Worst Football City In America

    ​Now that the Aints finally is, three cities remain as contenders for the title of Most Inept Pro Football City in the World: Cleveland, Detroit, and Houston.Jacksonville is the only other city whose team has never made a Super Bowl, but as a baby franchise they don't count. Especially since they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Game Time: National Signing Day, The Creepiest Day In Sports...And I'm Part Of The Problem

    ​It's all a matter of how you look at it -- if you're a diehard college football fan, then today is December 25. You woke up this morning and ran over to your computer to pull up ESPN's Recruit Tracker the same way you ran downstairs to see what was under the Christmas tree when you were a kid. (" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Game Time: "Oh My God....He's Gonna Throw It.....NOOOOOOO!!!!"

    ​"That's the thing about defining moments -- when they define you as really, really good or really, really bad, you pretty much know them the minute they occur; when the jury is still out on whether you're good or bad, ultimately you have to go back and find the defining moment."  -- Sean Pen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    25 Things About The Texans-Titans Monday Night Match-Up

    ​For the second week in a row, it's homecoming week on Monday Night Football. This past Monday, it was the Baltimore Ravens returning to the place from which they came, Cleveland, to play the Browns. This coming Monday, the Tennessee Titans are returning to Houston to take on the Texans.With tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Game Time: Friday Broken Glass

    ​Just cleaning up some random broken glass in my "Blog" folder on a Friday ... Can You Guess This Team? Channeling my inner Cosmo Kramer... WHO WANTS TO HAVE SOME FUN?! Ok, well, I'm going to describe a fairly well known football team to many of you, and after I'm finished describing them, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Texans Finally Put Two Halves Together; Defense Finds Pulse

    ​After three weeks of the season, the Texans were on a pace to allow more total yards and more yards rushing than any team in NFL history.So who the hell are these guys? And more importantly, have the guys calling the shots figured something out?The Texans' defense pitched a third consecutive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    At Long Last, Texans Play According to Plan

    ​For a franchise that has spent its entire existence searching for signs of turning a corner, the Texans on Sunday showed as many as they ever have. On the field, the Texans did what they never seem to do - win big in a game they're supposed to, routing the hapless Raiders 29-6 at Reliant St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Tuesday Morning Quarterbacking: Texans Settle Into Mediocrity

    Okay, so the Texans beat the Chicago Bears on Sunday to finish their second straight season at 8-8. That's two seasons in a row of mediocrity. Can I have a YAY TEAM! Over at the Chron, Richard Justice thinks the team is heading in the right direction and has turned the corner. He likes how G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Tuesday Morning Quarterbacking: Texans Settle Into Mediocrity

    Okay, so the Texans beat the Chicago Bears on Sunday to finish their second straight season at 8-8. That's two seasons in a row of mediocrity. Can I have a YAY TEAM! Over at the Chron, Richard Justice thinks the team is heading in the right direction and has turned the corner. He likes how G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Aftermath: Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    The "Rock N Roll Jesus" himself/photos by Mark C. Austin Maybe the Texas heat and August humidity has finally sent me around the bend for good, but "All Summer Long," as Kid Rock would say, I've been in the throes of the biggest case of classic-rock fever I've ever had. I thought it would finally b ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008
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    October 8, 2007
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    October 12, 2006

    Looking for a hit

    Mike Stinson, Nashville and an eight-minute bottle of wine

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Play It Pretty for Cabaret Voltaire

    A Rice grad stakes his claim as the inventor of the ironic "Freebird" request; also: there's a Lanky new kid on H-town's burgeoning pop-rock scene

  • Calendar

    January 13, 2005
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    June 19, 2003

    Cheating the Reaper

    Vic Chesnutt died 20 years ago. Catch him live this week.

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    A Super Super Bowl

    With the Chron's publisher managing publicity, everything's swell

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Sacred Blues

    Blues 2 Joy writes a new testament for the devil's music

  • News

    August 24, 1995

    Beat It, Bud

    ... And don't let the door hit you on the way out

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