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Lance Armstrong

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Google's Most Searched Athletes Of 2013 Shows We Love To Consume Dark, Miserable Stories

    "Mostly I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time. Can you understand?" -- John Coffey, The Green Mile I understand, John Coffey. I really do. (And trust m ... More >>

  • News

    February 21, 2013

    Roll Them Bones

    Texans want to vote on gambling.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Group Pushing for Texans to Vote on Gambling Finds Texans Really, Really Want to Vote

    It's just a snapshot, but if a new poll is to be believed, Texans are nearly as unified in their desire to vote upon gambling legalization as they are in loathing Lance Armstrong. A survey released from Let Texans Decide, an organization leading the movement to allow Texans to vote upon gambling leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Texas In 2016: Hillary Beats Rick Perry?

    At some point, Texas will give up its status as a GOP guarantee. That seems the consensus, at least. A burgeoning Hispanic population, increasing transplants from California and New York, and a youth bubble surpassed by only Utah -- all signs point toward an eventual purpling of this putative Republ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    4 Imaginary Figures That Would Have Benefitted Manti Te'o's Career More Than a Fake Girlfriend

    When Deadspin broke the story Notre Dame linebacker and future NFL draft pick Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend, the whole nation was shocked. Many sympathized for him when he lost Lennay Kekua due to leukemia while he continued to play in "her" honor. Since, he has garnered a large amount of ridicule, l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Bike Texas Considers Dropping Armstrong Custom License Plate

    As Lance Armstrong's career continues circling the drain following his admission that he did indeed use performance enhancing drugs, as had been widely reported, a new loss closer to home could be on the horizon. According to a report, Bike Texas, a non-profit bicycle advocacy organization, is cons ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    Zombies and Fiscal Cliffs

    The 10 most overhyped stories of 2012.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Superstorms, Mayans, Zombies and BDSM: The 10 Most Over-Hyped Stories of 2012

    Journalists are really fond of writing about stories that went underreported every year. Too often, however, they forget to remind us all that those critical stories that went without needed coverage did so because stories with little merit wound up filling the airwaves and pages of newspapers. Unf ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012

    2012 Turkeys of the Year

    Puffed up, plucked and ready for roasting, here's this year's best of the worst.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    A Tale of Two Lances

    In November of 1970, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lance Rentzel had it all. Back in college, at the University of Oklahoma, Rentzel had been a star running back. Under coach Bud Wilkinson, Rentzel never lost a single game in three years of competing for the Sooners teams, and in 1965, his senior y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Zapruder Analysis Of This Delightfully Awkward Interview With Tiger Woods

    One thing I've learned in my five years or so of doing radio is that very few (stress VERY) athletes enjoy doing interviews. Most barely tolerate the process and treat it like it's a nuisance, something that's just part of the deal when you sign on the dotted line for seven figures. So when you see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Sweet Feet: Dave Lombardo And Double Bass-Drum Domination

    Slayer's Dave Lombardo is destroying a couple of bass drums just out of frame.​Forty-seven years ago today, drummer Dave Lombardo was born in Havana, Cuba. Never heard of Dave? That's okay. If you've listened to any heavy metal in the past 25 years, you've definitely heard his influence. Roun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Odd Pair: Sushi and Wine (a Preview of Uchi's Wine List)

    There's a lot riding on the launch of the new Uchi in Houston. Tyson Cole's Austin outposts -- Uchi and Uchiko -- stand apart as "destination" restaurants in Texas, venues that have attained national recognition in part because of Cole's success as a competitive chef on television and in part becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Friday Night: Def Leppard & Heart At The Woodlands

    Photos by Groovehouse​Def Leppard, Heart Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 23, 2011 Like so many of their 80s hard rock brethren, Def Leppard has always straddled the line between serious musical territory and the self-parody that threatens all bands associated with that era. On one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Five Memorable Athlete-Musician Hookups

    ​In a few hours, Carrie Underwood will be onstage at Toyota Center. Besides being an all-around American girl who will mess you up if you cheat on her, Underwood once dated Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and married Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators back in July. That's right, a hockey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    SXSW As It Happens: Surfer Blood Makes Waves at the Village Voice Media Party

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​A series of texts from Brandon K. Hernsberger starting at 12:41 p.m.: I'm in line at Village Voice. Shit is CRAZY long. Most people here to see The xx. 5 in 5 out. Surfer Blood up next. Dudes are effing HUGE. I see people eating inside and I'm jealous. Next door ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009

    Race Across the Sky

    Hail, heat, snow and 14,000 vertical feet — the Leadville Trail 100 is the Ironman of biking

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Aftermath

    Photo by Mark C. AustinSchool of Seven Bells​Before we start discussing the great music we heard yesterday, we would like to take time to thank the Gods Of Rock for blessing Day One of the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) 2009 with an amazing afternoon and evening of weather. Anyone who has ... More >>

  • News

    May 14, 2009

    Mind Games

    Meet Ron White, the Texas-born memory champ you'll never forget.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Whitney Casey, Giving It All Up For You

    Whitney Casey is fast turning into the gift that keeps on giving.We got an e-mail blast from "her people" today, touting the new book by the Houston Chronicle columnist and former Great Day Houston host."Relationships expert Whitney Casey, who has dated Lance Armstrong and Rocco DiSpirito, and was m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Ten Other Instances of "Sloppy Seconds"

    Sean Avery of the NHL's Dallas Stars was suspended for an indefinite period by the NHL on Tuesday for comments he made in Calgary on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, he made a comment about several players dating his "sloppy seconds." And I know most of you in Houston would rather talk high school fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Ten Other Instances of "Sloppy Seconds"

    Sean Avery of the NHL's Dallas Stars was suspended for an indefinite period by the NHL on Tuesday for comments he made in Calgary on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, he made a comment about several players dating his "sloppy seconds." And I know most of you in Houston would rather talk high school fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Sheryl Crow Has A Bag For You

    Now, having bad taste in music and a socially conscious spirit can go hand in hand – or bag in hand, as it were. Whole Foods Market announced it is teaming up with singer/activist Sheryl Crow to design a special edition reusable shopping bag. From the release: “The design of the new A Better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    SXSW Last Night: Coconut Coolouts, Black Angels, Young Mammals, Tontons, Studemont Project

    I think I set a new SXSW personal record yesterday. I managed to make it until almost the stroke of 5 p.m. without seeing any music. True, there was our company’s two-and-a-half-hour music-editor meeting and then another couple hours of hotel-room blogging, but it just goes to show that even thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Loves Some Whole Foods Boys

    Fine, fine, fine, I know that the post I put up 100 years ago about old man Lance Armstrong and the Olsen spawn was going to come back and bite me in the butt, and here you have it. I am the biggest 31-year-old hypocrite because I am in love with all the young boys who work at the Whole Foods. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2008

    Strange Shape: Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo Named to Texas Monthly List

    In celebration of its 35th year anniversary, Texas Monthly has released a list of 35 people who will shape the future of Texas. Cyclist Lance Armstrong tops the list (no surprise there). Texas Monthly Editor Evan Smith says, via press release, the list “highlighted the people most likely to have ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    Ashley Olsen and Lance Armstong XOXOXO?…Puuuuuke

    Is Lance Armstrong doin’ Michelle Tanner? Ohmigawd. According to People, the answer is yes, and I just don’t think I can handle that! I know Lance is, like, a cancer hero and everything, and he won that French bike thing a whole billion times. But please. He is 36. Ashley Olsen is 21. S ... More >>

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    The Sole of Houston

    Hi. I'm John Lomax, and I'm a pedestrian. My friend, Uncle Tick, and I walked down 16-plus miles of Westheimer. This is our story.

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005

    Hard Act to Follow

    A rock-climber does the unthinkable to save himself

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    La Vie en Rose, Avec Juliette

    The Nightfly finds the French most pleasant. Maybe it's the company he keeps.

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    Fire in the Belly

    Rice's new basketball director reveals the secret of his fall from NBA stardom

  • Dining

    December 2, 2004

    Grande Plans

    Houston's most famous chef talks about prostate cancer, turning 50 and what's next for Cafe Annie

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    A Kinky Kind of Campaign?

    Friedman may be just the one to muss up Guv Goodhair's re-election plan

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2003

    Cruising for a Foosing

    Old bar game, big following

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Bike Path

    West White Oak Bayou Trail

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