"There is such a thing as manners. A way of treating people. These fish have manners! They have manners." -- Jerry Maguire It's times like Saturday when Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart probably wishes he had just cashed in his chips and been a top five pick in last year's NBA Draft. In c ... More >>
"There's such a thing... as manners. A way of treating people. These fish have manners." -- Jerry Maguire There is no easy way to disband an event like the Astros Wives' gala, a fantastic annual spectacle that's simultaneously raised over $4 million in 23 years for the Houston Area Women's Center w ... More >>
Up until Friday afternoon, NFL free agency had been the usual fare of crappy teams overspending (what up, Miami and Cleveland?), great teams laying back and waiting for bargains (what up, New England and Green Bay?), and the Texans possibly getting played by Ed Reed (what up, Rick Smith?). There ha ... More >>
"The media don't understand the pressures $42 million come with." -- Random sobbing professional athlete in the movie "Jerry Maguire" They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Certainly, on a bad day, as we grind through life, it's easy to look at the lives of others, esp ... More >>
Tom DeLay, the man who once easily held the title Most Hated Republican in his clawed hands, will finally have his hearing over campaign-finance money-laundering charges Wednesday before a three-judge panel in Austin. It's been a long road for the former congressman from Sugar Land -- some of the i ... More >>
There aren't many things that college football fans can universally agree on, but one immutable truth unequivocally unifies all of us -- everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY, hates Arizona State for now head football coach Todd Graham. That's because Graham's act leaves scorched earth and jilted players ... More >>
A week or so ago, you may remember, I wrote a post about the auction for Bobby Petrino's crash-damaged motorcycle. The majority of the post was an outline of my idea to turn the crumpled-up love machine into a profit center by selling photo opportunities for fans to pose on the bike. At the end o ... More >>
Oh, don't be such a cynic. Matt Damon needs your love in We Bought a Zoo.
Spots in The Mailbag are hard to come by. Here are some recent arrivals that stood out. "Cleopatra Afrodisiac" by the abstract Ricquo Jones is easily the most perfectly named song to end up in our ears this week. Listen to it. Minus the Jerry Maguire line, it's pretty entertaining. It's l ... More >>
2010 is old news. Here are ten to watch out for in 2011.
Will Texans make it to playoffs?
You can't say you weren't warned when it comes to LTThere's a scene at the very beginning of the Tom Cruise hit film Jerry Maguire where superagent Maguire is shown adeptly handling all of the day-to-day duties that come with his territory. Wooing potential new clients, securing sponsorship deals ... More >>
The creator of Last Comic Standing stops off in Houston
Up in the Air director Jason Reitman has a good sense of where he's from and where he's headed.
The internet has been a wonderful invention. It's allowed us to do all of our Christmas shopping in our underwear, go to college in our underwear, hell even go to work in our underwear. Basically, it's allowed us to do a lot of things in our underwear that we never thought possible, including giv ... More >>
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 >>
Paranormal Activity is this century's Blair Witch Project -- a horror movie whose budget couldn't even afford shoestrings, a horror movie with no stars to speak of, but one that is winning great reviews.Why is this important to you? Because you can see it before it becomes a cult hit. Remembe ... More >>
Last Comic Standing founder still finds time for the road
Renee Zellweger as the anti-Norma Rae
Mission: Impossible III runs the franchise into the ground
John Pierson brings film culture to Fiji
Elizabethtown is a mess -- not that its director should care
Silly Caucasian boy Tom Cruise likes to play with Samurai swords
The Coens make a '40s comedy with a Cary named Clooney
Cuba and Beyoncé fire up the soul of the South
Tamalalia 7 and West Side Story offer different musical takes on a time-honored topic
Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland
Almost Famous talks about its g-g-generation -- of misguided rock and roll fans
After Jerry Maguire, Cameron Crowe comes of age...finally
The freewheeling comedic actor has double the fun in Me, Myself & Irene
Renee Zellweger as an Orthodox Jew? A Price Above Rubies proves the actress's worth.
Like, wow: Half Baked proves to be half-witted
Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger take a Chainsaw to their careers
Can the creator of Conan the Barbarian fall in love?