It must hurt to go into a season with the highest of hopes, dreams of a championship, go through the grind of an 82 game regular season to secure a one seed, and then have it all go up in smoke in a matter of about a week.
It's been so long since I had a team I was emotionally invested in head int ... More >>
I am mesmerized by LeBron James.
I'll admit, he's converted me. I am a fan. This is coming from someone who wrote four straight posts around the time of "The Decision" in July 2010 about what an asshole LeBron was. This is coming from someone who openly rooted against him every time he was on my ... More >>
All-in-all, it didn't end up so bad after all. Nearly two weeks ago, Adam Clanton was fired from his position at 1560 AM as the station shuffled its lineup yet again. Clanton had only been on the air with broadcast partner John Wessling for a few months when the hammer fell. Wessling has been fairly ... More >>
In news that when transcribed sounds like some sort of weird mix between a scene from Inception and a webcam installed in Vince McMahon's brain, William Moody, an actual trained mortician turned wrestling manager by the name of "Paul Bearer" and longtime WWE manager of the legendary Undertaker, died ... More >>
I haven't used a Sopranos analogy in a long time, and frankly, since the series has been defunct for more than five years, I have no idea how much longer the Relevancy Police are going to allow me to do so, so if I may:
Remember in the first half of Season 6 of The Sopranos, when Tony got shot in t ... More >>
When I moved back to Houston in 2007 to start a career in radio, literally the first event I ever attended as a media member was the opening of Texans training camp. So excited I was for this assignment, I literally showed up at the facility like two hours before practice started at 8 a.m. My then-s ... More >>
We may never know the truth -- whether Roger Clemens was just the most steadfast, hubris-filled liar of all-time or if he was the most doggedly competitive, wrongly accused innocent victim of hearsay and other people's lies of all-time -- but we do know now that Roger Clemens will walk the streets a ... More >>
This just in -- sometimes men pee in places other than the bathroom.
Sometimes it's out of choice, sometimes it's out of necessity, sometimes it's out of spite. Or it can be a combination of all three. (My co-host on 1560 The Game and noted LSU fan John Granato famously tells a story about a crowd ... More >>
Would you like this in a Texans uniform?"Now back to biz!! There's good an bad an u have to b ready for both!! its in gods hand now." -- Randy Moss on Twitter, 2/13/12
And just like that, future Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss announced his desire to return to the National Football Le ... More >>
The NFL playoffs, hopefully brought to you by T.J. Yates.Over the last two seasons, Texan fans have been conditioned to spend the first half of the season basking in a decent start (5-3 and 4-2 the last two years, respectively) and then spend the remainder of the season waiting for a safe to ... More >>
Photo by Marco TorresThe Texans face a tougher test this week."If the Texans are 3-3 after the first six games, then we'll be happy." -- Pretty much every same Texans fan
The statement is a classic example of how the ebb and flow of a season can recalibrate expectations. The Texans are set u ... More >>
I am not an NFL Draft expert. How's that for unbridled confidence? Right out of the shoot, in a live blog for the NFL Draft, a host of a sports talk show is admitting that he's not an expert at something sports related, let alone the thing at which he's about to live blog.
If you're looking for l ... More >>
caption goes hereHaving just returned from vacation literally about eight minutes ago,
today's pearls of wisdom will not be sports-related (sports resumes in
this space tomorrow). In my best efforts to derive some sort of synergy
out of the 18-hour odyssey I just endured (Elkhart, IN to Houst ... More >>
Photo via DeadspinJose Lima, an eye for talentWhen I hit "Save" yesterday morning on my post paying tribute to the late Jose Lima, I figured that would be the end. It was, coincidentally, about the same time we were finishing up what evolved into a tribute, a Jose Lima Memorial show on 1560 The ... More >>
"I was born for this, I love baseball, and remember guys, it's still Lima Time, and it's always Lima Time. You gotta believe that." -- Jose Lima, 2009 as a member of the Long Beach Armada in the independent Golden Baseball League
Much like the man behind the movement, "Lima Time" is simultaneousl ... More >>
"Bill's not worth a shit, I love him....not worth a shit, but I
wanted...they were on my ass so bad. They said J's gotta have a 'Yes Man,'
so to get this fucking stadium, I need to bring his ass in."
-- Jerry Jones, Owner, Dallas CowboysI'm about to vent a little bit and be part of the problem I'm ... More >>
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I want to belatedly thank everyone who listens to my show (3-7 weekdays on 1560 The Game, just in case), thank everyone who takes the time to read my posts here on Hair Balls, and thank all of the athletes, coaches, and fellow broadcasters who continu ... More >>
Dear Richard,I'm not sure if you are aware of this but your Monday column entitled "10-0 TCU Not Equal of 10-0 Texas" has caused quite an uproar among the Horned Frog faithful. I am going to assume you are aware of this because the only logical explanation for your outlandish premise and its su ... More >>