Saturday night, given the choice between staying at home with me to watch the annual Denard Robinson Tear-Notre-Dame's-Heart-Out-And-Show-It-To-Them-Apalooza (and experiencing the corresponding remote control throwing that goes with it) and going out to dinner with her girlfriends to a nice restaura ... More >>
Up and coming country voice Bri Bagwell took a few moments out of her busy schedule of opening for Miranda Lambert and filming a new video from her song "Whiskey" to answer a few questions. Here's what we learned about her in 30 seconds.
Rocks Off: What is worst song in the world?
Bri Bagwell: "R ... More >>
Simultaneous with the push toward bowl season every year, we have the college football coaching carousel that begins spinning around Thanksgiving and doesn't stop until around the time the bowl games end (or until around spring practice if your quarterback is trading signed memorabilia for tattoos). ... More >>
Photo by Marco TorresTough day for Colt McCoyThe Texans beat the Browns soundly yesterday by a score of 30-12, and for the first time in the history of the franchise, your hometown team is three games over .500.
The Texans have never tasted this rarefied air before, so I don't really know w ... More >>
We lost another icon of my youth over the weekend when Don Lapre, best known for his promises of mountains of wealth by merely placing tiny classified ads in newspapers around the country, committed an apparent suicide awaiting sentencing on fraud charges.
The late `80's and early `90's were the he ... More >>
Coming up roses, againCollege football is back, and probably for the first time I can remember, the feeling that the return of football brought with it more than anything else was relief.
Finally, we can stop obsessing over agents, runners, tattoos, memorabilia, and Nevin Shapiro. The games ... More >>
Yes, big things are predicted (again) for NDI've never been one to just dip my toe in the water on anything. If there is a job to do, a party to attend, or a giant calzone to eat, you can count on me to go "all in" on whatever the task may be.
So when we have our first full weekend of colleg ... More >>
Notable deaths: They do come in threes sometimeIn a recent blog post about Major League Baseball realignment, I expressed the following sentiment:
The best memories for most sports fans are the ones that took place from their mid-teenage years through their late 20s. Generally, for most of u ... More >>
ND-Miami: No love lost"This game was won by the Notre Dame spirit." -- Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz after Notre Dame's 31-30 win over Miami, October 15, 1988
Those eight words uttered by Lou Holtz encapsulate so much. In specific terms, it pays homage to the tradition and magic that wa ... More >>
The Dr Pepper commercial can't be far behindNow that The Office has turned into a big, directionless mess, the title for Most Watchable Thing on Thursday night television (with apologies to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and The League) is the two-minute "Dr. Lou" segments that run at halftime ... More >>
Headed for a life of disappointmentI had other things I wanted to get to today, other anecdotes and information I wanted to share with all of you. Really, I did. But this one is time sensitive.If I wait even 48 more hours, the impact is lost because by then Notre Dame will have beaten Boston Co ... More >>
The Whalers can take it out of youI'm two hours removed from a 5:00 a.m. flight this morning from Boston to Houston, so if this post is even remotely coherent we all have Rich Connelly and his ninja proofreading skills to thank. Because when you go up to Hartford for Whaler Fest 2010, there's no ... More >>
Brian Cushing and Elton John: SoulmatesBrian:
Let me get right down to business. I am actually sending this e-mail
as a follow-up
to my open letter to you on Monday of this week, and frankly, I'm
kicking myself that I actually sent you an open letter. I
mean, who the hell sends letters any ... More >>
First, I want to wish everybody out there a very happy holiday, and thank all of you who have read my stuff here on HoustonPress.com since I started up a couple months ago, especially those of you who leave comments (even if you think what you've just read is utter drivel, and you're telling me ... More >>
Whenever people ask me what the best sporting event is that I've ever been
to, the answer is always an easy one:
October 15, 1988...Notre Dame 31, Miami 30.
It had all the critical elements of a personal "best sporting event ever"
--- Heated rivalry? Check. Brawl before the game in the tunnel? ... More >>
If you're keeping track, you know that I've been sucking on my football picks since I started posting here at Hair Balls. My sincere hope is that all of you are doing the smart thing and running to the pay window with picks the exact opposite of mine, and laughing gleefully while doing so. I dese ... More >>