Nothing says "Christmas" like killing people. Boys and girls hoping for fire trucks or dolls in World War II sometimes had to settle for war bonds, if their parents acted like these ads told them to. "Yes, Bobby, you asked Santa for a Joe DiMaggio baseball bat, but Santa has to teach the Hu ... More >>
In the late '70s, there was a movie spoof on Friday the 13th called Saturday the 14th. It was about as dumb as you imagine it would be. Well, insert punchline here because Black Friday is over, but we are still smack dab in the middle of Cyber Monday, where instead of being stampeded by rampaging sh ... More >>
Watch Ed Wade try to line up another job with the PhilliesI know most of you have probably tuned out on the Astros by the now. Hell, most of you probably tuned out on the Astros back in March. But it's still over a month until the Texans start disappointing everybody again. The NBA may not ... More >>
Marilyn Monroe is one of the first of many women that will completely floor any red-blooded man, gay or straight, at first glance. There is simply no way that those eyes, that smile, that shock of blonde hair, and that figure can leave you feeling devoid of emotion. Girls want to be her, and ... More >>
Glory days, well they pass you by...."It's good to be in something from the ground floor, but I came in too late for that. But lately I get the feeling that I came in at the end, that the best is over." -- Tony Soprano In the first three minutes of the greatest television show of all-time, ... More >>
Believe it or not, it's time, yet again, for the Major League Baseball season to get underway. That's good news for those of us who enjoy watching the best players in baseball play the best sport ever created. That's bad news, however, for us Astros fans because, well, the Astros suck. But ... More >>
Congratulations to Houston folksinger Glenna Bell. Her "The Cougar Anthem," from this year's Perfectly Legal: Songs of Sex, Love and Murder, was singled out Tuesday alongside Aaron Neville, Keith Richards, Norah Jones and Paul McCartney & Wings in USA Today's weekly "The Playlist" feature. I ... More >>
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Illustratiion by cassandratsBrett Favre's got his hands full"I'm not getting into that ... I've got my hands full with the Jets." -- Brett Favre, in his weekly press conference on Thursday Hands full? Right. Sure. With the Jets, Brett. Gotcha. If everything we're reading, hearing, and (unfortun ... More >>
Breaking news for Houston --baseball's post-season begins tonight. You probably haven't given much thought to the sport since August, but the rest of the country has. To some degree.To celebrate the national pastime in autumn, when every pitch counts and seasons are won and lost, we harken back to t ... More >>
Sports aren't really She Said's thing, though she does like to watch games where there's a lot at stake emotionally (Super Bowl XLIV) and she nearly always roots for the underdog. Mostly, she really enjoys the speed of college basketball, and the nostalgia of baseball. She Said's dad is by no mea ... More >>
It appears our boy Rocket has outdone himself this time. Or did about a decade ago, when according to the New York Post, Clemens began blasting off with third-tier Nashville singer Mindy McCready. Also, McCready was about 15 at the time. Clemens, through his ever-vigilant attorneys, insists she's a ... More >>
Meet forgotten stars in "Black Baseball: A History of the Negro Leagues"
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In the 1970s, the Z-Boys were hell on wheels. Today, they're shredding the big screen.