PLAYOFFS?!?!!? Oh, yeahSo is Houston ready for some playoff football? How about we go through the Reliant Stadium checklist for Saturday's game with the Bengals to find out.
Notifications to season ticket holders to be in their seats 30 minutes before kickoff? Check.
Colored placards in sea ... More >>
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The Texans ended their most successful regular season with a third consecutive loss, effectively doing everything possible to dim NFL Playoff Fever in Houston.
The mantra fans kept mumbling to themselves is "meaningless," which is what everyone was calling this 23-22 loss to the T ... More >>
Well, the time for worrying is over. Soon Saturday will be here and the playoffs will be upon us, and as the great Bobby Knight once said, if the entire two-deep winding up in the hospital at some point is inevitable, why not sit back and enjoy it?
So I'm done worrying about whether or not T.J. Yat ... More >>
Santa's offering up some money-line actionBefore I get into this weekend's best bets, a couple paragraphs on the Texans' 19-16 loss to the Colts last night:
Was that officiating crew terrible last night? Yes. But good lord, I've never seen a bigger bunch of whiny babies than Texan fans last ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresRookie T.J. Yates looked very rookie-esqueThe 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 >>
Pau Gasol: The closest he'll get to Rocket red.On November 23, the Texans signed quarterback Kellen Clemens to take over third-string duties. On December 4, the Texans signed Jake Delhomme and two days later they cut Clemens.
I never thought there would be a less satisfying era for a Houston ... More >>
Only one of these guys still has a decent jobGo to Google and put in "2011 NFL mock drafts." I did that this afternoon, and I couldn't find one current edition of a reputable mock draft that didn't have Auburn quarterback Cam Newton as the number one overall pick to the Carolina Panthers.
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This is not Roger StaubachBen Roethlisberger, Mark Sanchez, Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers.
In an era where success in the NFL has never been more tied to quarterback play, those are your last four quarterbacks standing in the 2011 Playoffs.
Most NFL fans see the elimination and subsequent absen ... More >>
Photo by Marco TorresYour face-painting will be in vain!It's the preseason and we must remember that the Dallas Cowboys are making a return trip to Reliant Stadium in about a month, so let's not get crazy over what the Texans' 23-7 manhandling of the Cowboys on Saturday night means in the big pic ... More >>
(I want you all to watch in amazement while I introduce you to the literary technique known as the "shplegue". This stands for "shameless plug that turns into a segue." Watch and learn...)I'm not sure how many of you have seen the web-based tragicomedy Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, but this co ... More >>
Perhaps it was appropriate that the former president Bushes were in attendance for yesterday's Houston Texans game. Especially Bush the Younger. Because just as the Younger stood on an aircraft carrier with a "Mission Accomplished" banner displayed proudly behind him long before the mission was ... More >>