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Leslie Alexander

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Root! Root! For Root Sports Houston!

    If Judge Marvin Isgur approves the bankruptcy plan proposed for CSN Houston, Houston sports fans will be able to watch the Rockets this season. They'll no longer be able to watch the Dynamo, or any of the Houston-centric sportscasts aired by CSN Houston, but the return of the World Poker Tour should ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Daryl Morey Speaks Out On Jeremy Lin, Carmelo Anthony Situation

    "That's my house, and that's my car. That's my dog in my back yard .... there's my kids, and that's my wife. Who's that man running' my life?" -- Toby Keith In the song "Who's That Man" by Toby Keith, the protagonist in the song is driving through the town and past the house that he used to live in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    The Heartbreaking (Loss) History of Houston Sports

    The Rockets went down in dramatic fashion Friday night, losing on a Damian Lillard three-point shot with 0.9 left on the clock. The shot happened because the Rockets played bad defense in the clutch, just as they did through most of the series. They also lost because Portland did something the Rocke ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Does No Progress in CSN Houston Mediation Effort Really Mean No Progress?

    The Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and Comcast gathered before federal district court judge Lynn Hughes on Friday. This wasn't a hearing, and no judicial orders were handed down. It was, instead, the third mediation session for the parties within the past several weeks. The dispute under mediation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Reliant Stadium May Be Changing Names, But Texans Still Lining Pockets With Naming Rights Fees

    For over a decade, Bob McNair has been given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his ownership of the Houston Texans. "He brought football back to Houston and he spent a billion dollars to do it," is the familiar refrain. Part of that sentence is true. After the Oilers left, he most certainly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    CSN Houston: Are the Rockets Making Progress with AEG?

    The Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, CSN Houston, and hundreds of thousands of attorneys collecting tons in billable hours met before bankruptcy judge Marvin Isgur last Tuesday. There wasn't a lot of real news made during the hearing which is why the hearing got buried in the news -- that and the wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Rockets Seek More Time, Fans Shrug Their Collective Shoulders

    Since the Rockets took over negotiations on behalf of the CSN Houston group of partners, it has been quiet. On Monday night, the Rockets formally requested until January 31 to continue what it considers significant progress in its negotiations to extricate the network from financial troubles and, ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    The Top 10 Houston Sports Stories of 2013

    Let's call 2013 a transition year for sports in Houston. That's the polite way of saying it, for the most part, really, really sucked. There were very few "up" moments in 2013 even if you go all the way back to the playoffs for the Texans and Rockets -- remember when the Texans made the playoffs? I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 4. Dwight Howard

    The reconstruction of the Rockets from the wake of the Yao Ming's Feet Era is still not totally complete. With Omer Asik's remaining a Rocket (which I would prefer he do, by the way), the chances for at least one more move by Daryl Morey are high. I mean, it's Morey. He's addicted to moves. (Trust ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Dear Santa, All I Want in Houston Sports For Christmas Is...

    Christmas is just around the corner, and I've once again come to accept that Mrs. Santa's sister won't be visiting me this year. But I think I've been a good boy this year, and if Santa can't give me her, or money, then there are a few more things that hopefully he'll leave for me this year. JON GR ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    The Man Who Might Save CSN Houston

    Way back in the day, I worked as a briefing attorney for a state district court judge. And one of the things I learned was that judges, or at least the judge that I worked for, really do hate making rulings on the record because once that happens, the appeals process can start. And once the appeals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Gambling! NBA 2013-2014 Season Win Total Futures Bets!

    In the wagering world, there's a reason (well, several, but one big one) why football betting is so popular. Since 98 percent of the action occurs on Saturday and Sunday, there's a built-in moderation and containment to football's action where (a) it largely doesn't infringe on the average Joe's w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Get Your Week Started Off Right! Dwight Howard Rally POV Instagram Video!

    It's official, Rocket fans! You can now rejoice (as if you haven't been rejoicing all weekend)! Dwight Howard is a Houston Rocket! Rocket ticket agents can finally say his name without fear of reprisal, Daryl Morey can openly speak about him without sustaining a $150,000 parking ticket, and Jason ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Checking In On The Astros At The All Star Break

    So it's the All Star break, and the question at this point of the season, as it's been at this point of the season for the past several years is a simple one: will the Astros ever again be a good baseball team? The Astros once again have the worst record in the majors at 35-58, which means they're i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Rockets Sole Focus in Free Agency is Landing Howard, Adding Pieces to Compliment Him

    If free agent center Dwight Howard emerged from his late-night meal with the Rockets posse understanding one thing, it should be that there is no other target in the team's pursuit of a championship this offseason more important. A group that included team owner Les Alexander, general manager Daryl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    U-verse Just Keeps Saying "No Thanks" to CSN Houston

    There was more news in the CSN Houston debacle last week. And for users of U-verse, that news wasn't good -- for what it's worth, it's probably not very good news for anyone who doesn't have Comcast. David Barron's got the story up over at the Chronicle, but in essence, the story goes like this: Ji ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    6 Thoughts On Tracy McGrady's Exporting Himself To China For The 2012-13 Season

    No one wants to spend their twilight years alone. It's often said that when the years are winding down, people want to be around their loved ones, around people who appreciate them and would do anything for them. If that is indeed true, then Tracy McGrady's signing a one-year contract with Qingdao ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Rest In Peace, Astrodome, You Deserved So Much Better

    From April 1988 through January 2000, I spent a lot of time at the Astrodome. About 100-150 nights a year, each year, more or less. My first job was operating the out-of-town games scoreboard for the Astros. I carried camera cables on the turf during Oiler games, dodged Monster Trucks and cattle. I ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2012

    Bet on the Rockets

    What will the second half bring?

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    February 28, 2012

    Houston Rockets Second-Half Preview in Gambling-Speak

    The Rockets kick off the second half of the 2011-2012 season tonight. I'm not sure how many of you care about this. The acres of empty seats at Toyota Center lead me to believe that fewer of you care than Kevin McHale, Daryl Morey and Leslie Alexander would have hoped for. Television ratings indicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Pau Gasol Thoughts, My Texans Prediction and Other Weekend Best Bets

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    The Kevin McHale Era Begins in Rocketland

    New Rockets coach Kevin McHale was introduced to the local media today, and he and owner Les Alexander sought to tamp down expectations -- not that there were many -- that the team will immediately get a lot better. McHale says his goal is....making the playoffs. Which really isn't all that impres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    NBA Lottery -- Where Houston Rockets Point Guards Go to Die

    I see disaster in your future.​"So you're saying there's a chance..." -- Lloyd Christmas Yes. 1.82 percent, to be exact. Those are the odds that the ping pong balls will fall the Houston Rockets' way tonight at the annual NBA Draft Lottery and they wind up with a top three pick. After finis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Mascot School: How To Entertain, And What About Having To Pee?

    Photos by GROOVEHOUSEHeads up, people​See a slideshow from mascot camp. Saturday morning around eight, merely a handful of hours after my Friday night had ended, I was standing next to the administration entrance at the Toyota Center with a group of high school and college mascots, their parents, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Game Time: NBA Free Agency -- Watch Me Compare Daryl Morey to Bobby Baccala

    Like Baccala, Morey's got an unpopped cherry​Okay, let me get this out of the way... Daryl Morey knows what he's doing. In Daryl we trust! In Morey we trust! Daryl Morey is the NBA GM version of William Wallace with an undergrad degree from the Jedi academy and a PhD in ninja skills! I love Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    John Goodman, Bazillionaire Polo Patron, Awaits Possible Charges In Fatal Palm Beach Bentley Wreck

    Randall Patterson's 1998 feature on Houston / Palm Beach polo patron John Goodman ends with the billionaire playboy getting a champagne bath. Right now, Palm Beach police want to know if he also soaked in a little too much booze last Thursday night. That was when Goodman, the founder of the Palm B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    The Beatification Of St. Bud, Patron Saint Of A-Holes

    ​John McClain had the latest of his many love letters to Bud Adams inside yesterday's Chron. The excuse for this one revolved around this being the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Football League.Reading this article, I had several thoughts, the first being that I thought the ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    November 6, 2008

    The Houston Rockets: Goodness Greatness

    Prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Celtics, the Rockets’ 3-0 start had many fans filled with what Alan Greenspan might call “irrational exuberance.” So after four games, what do we really know about the ‘08-‘09 Rockets? The preliminary analysis for me says that they are a very g ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    April 25, 2008
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    May 2, 2007
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    May 5, 2005

    Swoopes: Hardwoods Homie

    A Comets star helps redefine Houston basketball

  • News

    August 28, 2003

    In Line for Arena Pie

    Want to ride the Rockets' revenues? Good Luckett!

  • News

    August 14, 2003
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    May 24, 2001

    How Dare You?

    The White House gets offended by a Chron question

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    The Bench Warmer

    After two defeats by voters, will Bob Burdette finally lose his black robe to a DWI?

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Letters 09-07-2000

    Burned by City Hall, Leon and Joe, Muzzle This Mirth

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Arena Wars

    "Environmental Darth Vader" pushed as campaign consultant

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    June 22, 2000

    Rocket Men

    The Chron plays the Louisville card

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    February 24, 2000

    Letters

    From the February 24, 2000 issue

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    January 27, 2000

    News Hostage

    Careful What You Wish For

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    September 9, 1999

    The Insider

    More for Les and the Rest. Brown finally figures out that spending equals power

  • Dining

    April 9, 1998

    Semper Fidelis

    Who needs innovation? Pasquale's stays faithful to the Italian classics.

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    January 1, 1998
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    March 6, 1997
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    February 20, 1997
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    December 19, 1996
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