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    September 12, 2014

    This Weekends Best Bets: "Cleveland Punter Gets Face Stomped" Edition

    Finally, a safe haven from TMZ videos of domestic violence incidents and replays of Roger Goodell's sweaty face, lying his ass off to America. Actual football! If you're someone who is more the traditionalist, you can say what you want about Thursday Night Football -- the short week dilutes the qu ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    Texans 17, Redskins 6: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    357 days. That's how long it's been since the Houston Texans last won a regular season NFL game. The last time the hometown team walked off the field victorious, Matt Schaub was the quarterback, Gary Kubiak was the head coach, and Vanilla Ice was rocking the house at halftime. Sunday, it was Rya ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Houston Texans: Final 53 Man Roster Prediction

    Normally, in the NFL's preseason, there's been a logical progression whereby you learn more and more about a team with each passing preseason game. In years past, the starters play a quarter in the first game, two quarters in the second game, three quarters (roughly) in the third game, and then the ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Niners-Texans: Five Players To Watch

    By now, four weeks into the preseason, fans should at least have a general idea of how good (or bad) we think their team will be. Yet, here we are on the morning of the final preseason game, and I'm no closer to knowing exactly what the Texans will be in 2014 than I was when Andre Johnson decided t ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Texans-Broncos: Five Roster Battles To Watch

    Going out to Texans practice during the preseason is one of the more enjoyable parts of my job. Typically, it's well attended by fellow media members, so it serves in part as a decent social outing each late July and early/mid August morning. In fact, the first day of Texans' training camp is the c ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Texans 32, Falcons 7: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    335 days. That's how long it had been since the Houston Texans have walked off of a football field having scored more points than their opponent. September 15, 2013, to be exact. If you recall, that was the second regular season game of the tumultuous 2-14 train wreck the city endured last year, ... More >>

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    August 11, 2014

    Despite Changes, Texans 2014 Look a Lot Like Texans 2013

    I was unable to catch the Texans preseason mess loss to the Cardinals on Saturday live, but I did watch it on my DVR Sunday morning. Coach Bill O'Brien's perspective during his Sunday afternoon press conference notwithstanding -- "The sun did rise this morning" -- I wish I hadn't. To paraphrase Yogi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Texans-Cardinals, NFL Preseason Week 1: Five Players to Watch

    Depending on who you are, NFL preseason games can serve any number of purposes. For some fans (and talk-show hosts who need five hours of radio content every weekday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.), they serve as a celebration that football has finally returned, that we survived the two weeks of the calenda ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    7 Observations on the Houston Texans' First 2014 Depth Chart

    In the grand scheme of the "unveiling" scale, I'm not sure where the Texans' first depth chart of the preseason ranks. It's definitely not as exciting as finding out your team's first round draft choice, and it's definitely way more exciting than getting a copy of the new Yellow Pages. It's probabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    The Newest Houston Texan Has One Of The Greatest Plays Of All Time On His Resume (VIDEO)

    Believe it or not, going 2-14 in 2013 does come with some privileges for your Houston Texans. Privileges beyond the right to select Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick, privileges beyond the right to select first in every round after that (S'ua-Filo! Fiodorowicz!), privileges beyond the ri ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    Houston Texans Sign Tyson Clabo, So It's Probably Safe To Make Wild 53 Man Roster Picks

    Completely and utterly sucking the previous season has its privileges in the National Football League. As a fan of the Houston Texans (if you are one), you may already know this, and if you didn't know this, you will find out repeatedly throughout the preseason and the early part of the regular se ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    NFL Rookie QB Update: Mettenberger Sucker Punched, Manziel Smitten, Madden Ratings Reaction (VIDEO)

    At the risk of sounding like Chris Berman (which bis a horrible risk to take, nonetheless...), there's an old lyric in the Eagles' iconic hit "Hotel California," you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave. It rings true for so many things, not the least of which is the status of "S ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Game Show Follies: Jeopardy Contestants Have No Clue On The Big Ten

    Of all the sports "things" that are set to debut this fall (a list which includes Jadeveon Clowney, the SEC Network, and A.J. McCarron trying to shoo his Bengal teammates away from his wife), perhaps the one I'm most excited about is Dan Patrick's new Sports Jeopardy show, which is set to debut on C ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Facts & Fiction About a Wild Houston Appreciation Weekend

    Someday, when I'm old and pretty much still a sarcastic short man, I'll explain to my kids why Drake, a guy from Toronto who at every single walking turn gives out praise and love for Houston -- got a day named in his honor. How he came to Houston, threw a free concert, almost got their father kille ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Johnny Manziel Floating on an Inflatable Swan With a Champagne Bottle

    I am an unabashed Johnny Manziel guy. You know

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    June 2, 2014

    Summer Of Johnny II: Johnny Football Goes To Hollywood

    "Suspect intangibles -- not a leader by example or known to inspire by his words. Carries a sense of entitlement and prima-donna arrogance seeking out the bright lights of Hollywood. Is known to party too much and is drawn to all the trappings of the game. ... Has defied the odds and proven to be a ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2014

    For the First Time, the Texans are Building an Identity as a Team

    New Texans coach Bill O’Brien stresses the whole over individual achievement.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Post-NFL Draft Super Bowl Odds Are Far Too Kind to the Houston Texans

    For NFL Draft enthusiasts and for those of us who make our living discussing the NFL, it feels a little strange to be dissecting the draft fallout in mid-May. This year, as has been mentioned here a handful of times, the draft was pushed back by two weeks, which left a lot more time for the league ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Houston Texans: The Truth On Tom Savage's Chances For Success

    Mathematically, the most certain way (or more accurately, the least uncertain way) to acquire a franchise quarterback in the NFL is to choose one with the first pick of the draft. For the third time in their franchise's history, the Houston Texans had the first pick in the NFL Draft last Thursday. ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Highlight Reels and Twitter Handles for All 10 Houston Texans Draft Picks

    For the Texans, the road back from 2-14 began this weekend. Truth be told, it began back on New Year's Eve with the decision to hire Bill O'Brien as the new head coach, effectively giving this team an infusion of tough-mindedness and effectively suturing the aftereffects of the Kubi-ectomy that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    NFL Draft 2014: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Check out our slideshow of the Texans welcoming Jadeveon Clowney. On Texans Radio on Saturday, covering Day 3 of the NFL Draft with my buddies John Harris (smartest football guy I know) and Ted Johnson (3-time Super Bowl winner, great on the radio himself, and all around good guy), I made the comp ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    NFL Draft 2014: Live Twitter Feed

    The NFL Draft is finally here, and I'm so happy! Not just happy, we are talking like "Navin R. Johnson when the new phone books arrive" levels of happiness. We are talking Roscoe P. Coltrain thinking he just caught those diabolical Duke boys level of happiness. We are talking Carlos Lee on the earl ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    Media Members, Former Players, Bloggers All Weigh In on Texans' First Overall Pick

    Texan fans, NFL Draft fans, it's almost here, I promise.... Being almost 30 years removed from my childhood, I don't recall all that well what it was like to be sitting in the back seat of the car on a long trip, wondering when the hell we would arrive at our destination. I now live it through my t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Johnny Manziel's Odyssey Immortalized By DJ Steve Porter

    In 2014, there are certain benchmarks or tributes that provide indicators that one has "arrived" as a star, or at least as somebody relevant with "star upside potential." They are as follows: 1. Your team has a bobble head day devoted to you. (If it's followed a couple months later with a second " ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014
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    April 23, 2014

    Merril Hoge Hates Everybody Including Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney

    I do a couple hours of radio each week with John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, who is about as dialed in as any beat reporter is for their local NFL team. McClain is highly informed and not afraid to openly discuss what he knows, and his on-air and in-writing speculation of late have said that ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Texans Tracker: Peter King Gives Us the Most Absurd Update Yet

    If this were every other year, we'd be around 48 hours away from the NFL Draft, with all of the conjecture, smokescreens, and posturing set to expire this weekend. But it's not every other year. It's 2014, and in 2014, where the draft has been moved back two weeks so the NFL can usurp more of the c ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Texans Tracker: Texans Have Allegedly Already Decided on Jadeveon Clowney

    In previous years, we'd be in the home stretch for NFL Draft season now. Forever, the draft has been in or around the third weekend of April, but for reasons that don't really matter at this point, the league has moved it to May 8 through May 10. And in the age of social media and a land rush to be ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Barrage of Lies Means the NFL Draft Is Almost Here

    This is where the NFL Draft process really starts to get get fun. (This is also where I wish that sarcasm had its own font.) We are only a few weeks away from the 2014 NFL Draft, and maybe it's because we sit smack dab in the middle of the city with the number one overall pick, but it feels like th ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Houston Texans Tough Choice: Number One Draft Pick is a Blessing and a Curse

    You wouldn't think a team would consider having the number one pick in the draft an unenviable position, but the Texans may indeed find themselves in that very spot come May. Much like the last time the Texans picked at the top of the NFL draft, there is no consensus sure thing. In 2006, it came dow ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014

    Pro Days Done, Clowney Makes Case For Number One Overall Pick

    When it comes to the draft process in the NFL, and there are multiple prospects jockeying for any one position or status, it may not be about who has the last word necessarily, but from a Pro Day standpoint, it's definitely about who has the latest word. The Texans, in theory (and probably in actua ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League: Greg Reid Commits First NFL Crime Before Playing First NFL Game

    For about five weeks, the crime faucet in the NFL was practically dry, a slow drip at best. Then all of a sudden, about two weeks ago, Jim Irsay got popped for felony possession of pain killers. And since then, to quote WWE Hall of Fame television announcer Jim Ross, BUSINESS HAS, BY GAWD, PICKED U ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Will Houston Athletes Ever Get Paid to Play in College?

    TaShawn Thomas dreams of one day becoming a professional after college. He's a junior and a forward on the University of Houston's men's basketball team. Without his scholarship he wouldn't be in college, he says. With the money he receives his housing and food are paid for. Still, he thinks it wou ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    2014 NFL Draft: Texans Tracker Update, "Ryan Mallett Trade Rumor" Edition

    Free agency is almost here, and beginning Tuesday afternoon teams will be shopping to fill holes on their rosters, and spending prices anywhere from "Rodeo Drive" to "bargain bin scrap heap." Some teams like the Texans will hardly be spending at all, as they do what they can to keep their own free ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    J.J. Watt Flips 1000 Pound Tires as His Cool Down

    No, I'm serious. This isn't one of those Chuck Norris deals. I'm not going to make a much of wisecracks about how Superman wears J.J. Watt pajamas or how the Boogeyman looks under his bed for J.J. Watt or how the dark is afraid of J.J. Watt. All true statements probably, but that's not my intent. ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    2014 NFL Draft: Unveiling The Texans Tracker

    Isn't it fun living in the city with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft? Seriously, I think sometimes the fervor surrounding the speculation on who the Texans will take is part of the punishment of going 2-14, like a residual aftershock. We are only a few weeks into the NFL Draft process (comb ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Technology Tries to Embarrass Johnny Manziel in this 40-Yard Dash Video

    The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine ends today, but for all intents and purposes (Texans related, at least), it ended on Monday. Four whirlwind days going back to last Friday, and when all was said and done, ostensibly very little seemed to resolve itself (although behind closed doors, who the hell knows ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Jim Ross on Jamaican Nightclub "Daggering" is Best Jim Ross Dub Yet

    For the amount of convenience, enjoyment, and entertainment it gives us, I don't know that there's ever been a better pure value than the Internet, and as a subset of that, I would say that no portion of the internet is a greater value than YouTube. Someday, perhaps they'll find a way to further mo ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    NFL Draft 2014: The Jadeveon Clowney Rule

    Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger was at a community appearance on Thursday morning at Harvard Elementary School. As these normally appearances go, Swearinger spent a few minutes talking to the media about football, the Texans, and the state of the union in D.J.'s world. With Swearinger one sea ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Johnny Watch: Manziel Says "We'll See" On Going To The NFL

    Johnny Manziel's flair for the dramatic over the last two years is well documented. In 2012, road wins against Ole Miss and Alabama came down to plays made late in the game by the eventual Heisman winner. In 2013, Manziel had to figuratively carry A&M's defense on his back just to will his team to a ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Broncos 37, Texans 13: Last Year's Would-Be Texan Shows Them How It's Done

    It was 16-13 entering the fourth quarter of the Broncos-Texans game at Reliant on Sunday. After three quarters, the Texans actually had a shot of beating the team many believe will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl this year. Then, Peyton Manning did what he does. He three three touchdowns includi ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Jadeveon Clowney Gets Speeding Ticket, Texans' NFL Draft Big Board Thrown Into Disarray

    For a seemingly benign Thursday night game in early December between two bottom feeding NFL teams, the Texans-Jaguars game last week wound up having some far reaching ramifications. First, the end result (and certainly the penalty littered path leading up to that end result) was the trigger event f ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    2013 Heisman Finalists Named, How Did The Preseason Oddsmakers Do?

    Despite the arctic (for Houston) temperatures outside, September feels like it just got here yesterday, because in the blink of an eye, the 2013 college football season is now over. With all but one (salute Army, salute Navy) of the regular season games now behind us, the next item on the agenda is ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 14: Thursday Night Self Mutilation Edition

    In Houston Texans seasons past, the running joke was that each season would have around two or three [sarcastic exaggeration font enabled] "biggest games in the history of the team." Hell, even 2013 had a couple of them early in the season with the home loss to Seattle and the road thrashing at the ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    College Football Is About To Get Wussified (w/ Clowney Helmet Hit VIDEO)

    It would take some major changes to the rules, even more major than some of the changes we've already seen, for me to stop loving football, and if television ratings, revenue, jersey sales, and social media are any indication, America feels the same way. That said, while most advancements the game ... More >>

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    July 19, 2013

    This Steve Spurrier Picture Says "Have A Great Weekend!"

    Much like a quarterback going back and looking at game film, I like to end the week by going back and reading what I wrote, seeing what I did wrong and where I might be able to improve. It's the blogger's version of Gary Kubiak's "I gotta go back and look at the film...get that corrected...and we ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    DeAndre Jordan's Dunk Immortalized By The Voice Of WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross!

    In 2013, one of the biggest gauges of your brand, your legacy, your relevance is what I like to call the "Google ______" test. Put someone's name in Google and what are the first three or four items that Google self-fills in as related topics after that name. If my "Google _____" test for DeAndre J ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Johnny Football! 2013 Heisman Odds Are Out; Why I Won't Bet On Johnny

    2012 was good to Johnny Manziel, and 2013 is off to a phenomenal start. Of course, there was the 41-13 trouncing of Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl on January 4, where Manziel piled up roughly a billion total yards. But there's been so much more. Lucrative casino trips, lovely ladies, and Mardi Gras! ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 30, 2012

    5 Most Overrated Players in College Football

    College football's media days are done, the preseason picks for top teams and players in. "And why did you pick him?" we sit here scratching our heads. A majority of these guys on this list made either Athlon Sports's first, second or third All-American teams. Please try again if you guessed M ... More >>

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