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    April 7, 2014

    Adventures In Gambling: Yes, People Lost Money Betting On The Undertaker At Wrestlemania 30

    All good things must come to an end. For some people, "good things ending" means the end of the Undertaker's remarkable 21 match winning streak at wrestling's annual "showcase of the immortals," Wrestlemania, which actually occurred on Sunday night as Brock Lesnar shockingly ended the "Dead Man's" ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Wrestlemania 30: Rookie Footage of the Major Participants (Video)

    With a sublime combination of cuisine, bars, and a complete lack of curfew, decorum, or rules (not to mention a massive domed stadium within walking distance of all the debauchery), New Orleans is the best city in the country at doing big events. It was a little over a year ago that New Orleans ho ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    WWE Hall Of Fame Announces It Will Induct The Ultimate Warrior (w/ VIDEO)

    While we are a mere few weeks away from the Super Bowl, we are also just a few months away from Wrestlemania. Both events represent the mecca of their respective genre. In the 29 years its been existence, WWE's Wrestlemania has essentially morphed into the Super Bowl of professional wrestling, not ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    NFL Playoffs: Early Super Bowl Futures Odds, Who Has Value?

    In theory, when it comes to wagering, the NFL Playoffs should be one of the prime handicapping junctures on the wagering calendar. Think about it -- there is no need to factor in the week to week motivational differences, letdown possibilities, and (at least for the first weekend of the playoffs) ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Beyoncé at Toyota Center, 12/10/2013

    Beyoncé Toyota Center December 10, 2013 The easy way to go about saying you went to a Beyoncé show is to gawk at the way people surrounding you interact with one another, how they smile, wave, twist and contort to every move the 32-year-old Houstonian performs onstage. How they attempt to mirror ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Surprisingly Easy Super Bowl Break-In Captured On Video (w/ Zapruder Analysis!)

    Until a week or so ago, I had never been to the Super Bowl, so when Sunday morning in New Orleans rolled around last week, I wanted to make sure I made it over to the Superdome several hours before kickoff, partially to take in as much of the experience as possible and partially just to beat the cro ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    Surviving The Great Blackout Of Super Bowl XLVII

    Last night's Super Bowl blackout in New Orleans went something like this. At first, the lights dimmed in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after Jacoby Jones' 100-something yard kick return. Just like they had done in preparation for Beyonce's pyro-laden halftime show. Then, the screaming scoreboards an ... More >>

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    February 3, 2013

    Beyonce Blows 'Em Away In Wham-Bam Super Bowl Halftime

    An army of Beyonces. Can you handle it? The power circuits of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans might not have been able to. Sticking to a few high-kicking dance moves, bringing out a gaggle of dancers dressed exactly like her -- and then former Destiny's Child mates Kelly Rowland and Mich ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    VIDEO: Beyonce Wows Super Bowl Press Conference Crowd By Singing Anthem Live

    Today at New Orleans' Morial Convention Center just blocks from the Superdome, diva Beyonce held court in front of throngs of media, detailing her Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII halftime show. She stunned the crowd by singing the national anthem live in front of us in the press pool, asking us to please st ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    The Harbowl, Colin Kaepernick, Ray Lewis Dominate Super Bowl Media Day

    On Tuesday morning the sports media world centered itself on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Super Bowl Media Day, with the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers diving into the days' orgy of interviews on the stadium floor. Media from all over the world were present to ask players the toug ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    HPD Canine Unit Helping with Bomb-Sniffing at the Super Bowl

    Those of us coming into Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday morning were greeted with TSA-like screenings, army personnel sweeping our bags for explosives, and even bomb-sniffing dogs, including one of Houston's finest four-legged officers, driven in to help out New Orleans's squad, whose K-9 unit was t ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    New Orleans Braces For Super Bowl XLVII Onslaught As Future Of The Game Is Debated

    Excited tension hung heavy in the air in New Orleans on Monday evening as the coming Super Bowl XLVII super-storm of tourist dollars began to filter into town. Most streets downtown near convention center are already cordoned off. There are NFL banners blanketing the city. The Mercedes-Benz Superd ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Put a (Super Bowl) Ring On It: The Beyoncé Set List We'd Like to See

    Remember when it actually seemed halfway likely that the Texans could make the Super Bowl this season? Ha! Good times. After the team's collapse down the stretch, highlighted by a couple of humiliating losses to Tom Brady and pals, the only way Matt Schaub will be in the Superdome on this coming Sun ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Top 10 Great Guests for Beyonce's Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Beyonce, the queen of all showbiz, is expected to officially be named the halftime headliner at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans sometime today after MTV broke the news Tuesday afternoon. The choice seems fairly sensible. There are precious few pop stars of her magnitude out there right now, although ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Alabama Teabagger's Trial Begins In Louisiana Today: What To Look For

    On the night of January 9, 2012, the city of New Orleans saw Alabama commit one of the most heinous assaults in the city's history on the LSU Tigers. And no, I'm not talking about the University of Alabama's 21-0 whitewashing of Les Miles' completely overmatched bunch of Tigers in the Superdome that ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    The 2012 Season Preview: The Texans Will Be Super If...

    Two days are left. After eight long months away, that's all that remains before the most anticipated season in Houston football history finally kicks off. Even the 1993 Oilers, whose brilliant 11-game win streak ended with a home loss to Joe Montana's Chiefs in the divisional round of the playoffs, ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Texans-Saints: Five Things To Watch

    Every even-numbered year since I got into radio in 2007 (and perhaps even before that, I just wasn't paying attention), the Houston Texans would travel east on I-10 in mid-August (actually, to be more accurate, they probably flew charter) to practice for the entire week against the New Orleans Saint ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    5 Things to Know About March Madness So You Don't Look Like a Complete Lummox

    Just admit it: You won't have a clue about how to talk about the 2012 NCAA tournament, much less how to fill out the bracket once the teams are selected on March 11. That's what we're here for. As March Madness heads toward its March 15 start date (no need to watch the games on March 13 and 14; s ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Saturday Night: Battle Of The Bands At Minute Maid Park

    MLB Urban Invitational Battle of the Bands Minute Maid Park February 18, 2012 When I read the words "Battle of the Bands," I am immediately transported to the summer of 1997, when I trained to become a drum major at Texas Southern University. My band director at Jesse Jones Senior High, Mr. Ronald ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Happy Birthday Billie Joe: An American Idiot Turns 40

    "I'm not growing up, I'm just burning out"? Well, not quite...​Today, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day turns 40. Eighteen years ago, in the time known as 1994, he turned 22. Two weeks earlier than that, his band's major-label debut, Dookie, had hit store shelves. That album would go on to sel ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Saints 40, Texans 33: Five Plays That Got Away

    The Texans found out Sunday.​The latest chapter in the long-running series of Texan near misses might have been the most painful. Sure, there were plenty of positives. The Texans (2-1) proved they were capable of hanging with the NFL's elite on the road. They weren't outclassed. Looking for ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Texans-Saints, Etc. -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Big winner: James Casey​The easy fall back after Sunday's 40-33 to the New Orleans Saints is to say "Same ol' Texans," and in a way, I understand. Red zone issues, fourth quarter brain farts (23 points allowed), the untimely turnover, same ol' Texans. But I choose to look at the glass half f ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Top 5 Worst C-USA Football Games of 2011 (With Suggested Alternatives)

    Pillow Fight! Uh, we mean, Conference USA football! ​We suppose that everything has its less-than-stellar companion. However, Conference USA's ugly twin is really freaking gross. The best games involving C-USA programs in 2011 are something to look forward to. The worst games? Never. Serio ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Idol Beat: "Home Of Pirates, Drunks And Whores..."

    ​If you want to go to hell, you should take a trip To the Sodom and Gomorrah on the Mississipp. -- The Simpsons I kid. I mean, I haven't always been the biggest fan of the Big Easy, but that's mostly because I used to routinely leave a third of my brain cells and most of the contents of my di ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Bob Dylan Rolls With The Thunder In Shelter From The Storm

    Shelter from the Storm: Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Years By Sid Griffin ​Of the many different periods in the career of Bob Dylan, the years 1975-76 were particularly productive on a variety of fronts: the recording of Desire, two Rolling Thunder Revue tours, filming of Renaldo & Clara, and ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    GAME TIME: Houston Texans - Final Practice Report (LIVE from New Orleans)

    Sean interviewed former Oiler Spencer Tillman Friday.​As we head into the back end of our trip to New Orleans for Texans-Saints Practicepalooza 2010 (also known as the "realizing there actually can be too much of a good thing" phase of the trip), I'd like to take a minute to wish a very happy thir ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    GAME TIME: Texans Thursday AM Practice Report (LIVE from New Orleans!)

    Maybe the Texans can get a little Rebirth in NOLA​While on the surface, this is technically a "business trip" for me, it's really hard to call any trip to New Orleans an out and out "business trip." I mean, I spent fifteen years in the corporate world, where "business" meant mind-numbing meeting ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Game Time: Texans Wednesday AM Practice Report (LIVE from New Orleans!)

    Land of Super Bowl champions​Safe, sound, and functioning on three hours of sleep, I am LIVE in New Orleans at the Saints practice facility in Metarie, LA covering the Texans and the Saints inter-squad practice sessions. For those unaware of the agenda, the Texans spent this morning and will spen ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Is Anyone Rooting For The Colts In The Super Bowl?

    ​Now that the NFL is down to two teams, the big question remains -- who the hell is going to be rooting for Indianapolis?Let's examine the options.The cities.On the one hand, you have a town (not a city) full of pasty Midwesterners, a burg that only has an NFL team because the owner of one of the ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Coogs Find Their Way Back To Their Winning Ways

    Photo by Fred Trask​"It's hard to win every Saturday," Houston Cougars head coach Kevin Sumlin said Saturday afternoon. "But to go on the road and win, particularly in a place like this with so much tradition, it's a big boost for us."The Cougars defeated Mississippi State 31-24 on Saturday. A ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009
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    January 8, 2009

    Hurricane Ike's Wake

    Forgotten and overlooked, Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast struggle on in the storm's aftermath

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    September 15, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    New Orleans: No Astrodome For You! (This Time)

    As we've noted, some Houstonians are worried -- not to say pissed -- that another hurricane may send another round of Louisiana evacuees our way. So do they have something to worry about? Does the county plan to once again open up the Astrodome to house evacuees? In a word, no. And not in many mo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008

    When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

    Spike Lee’s look at Hurricane Katrina might be his most important work yet

  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Stealing the Show

    New Orleans musicians blew into Houston on Katrina's winds and everything was magic for a while

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    June 29, 2006

    The Essence of Soul

    Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige and more hit H-town

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Paranoia Self Destroyer

    A New Birth Brass Band set at the Volcano makes Racket long for a new and improved tinfoil hat

  • News

    November 3, 2005

    Au Revoir, Chauncey

    The goat and his two humans go home to New Orleans

  • News

    November 3, 2005

    Against All Odds

    A group of unsupervised mental patients running from Katrina made it from New Orleans to Houston. Victor Fruge led the way.

  • Culture

    October 6, 2005

    Keepin' On

    New Orleans artists find refuge -- and studios -- in Houston

  • News

    September 29, 2005

    Rita Beatahs

    Houston dodges a bullet and finds traffic hell

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    September 15, 2005
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    September 8, 2005

    Fandemonium

    Go nuts for tix at the Houston Texans Touchdown Downtown Event

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    September 8, 2005

    Katrina & The Waves

    Houston gets hit with its own hurricane surge

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    June 26, 1997
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    January 23, 1997
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    April 11, 1996

    Fourth and Long

    Dreams of Glory Die Hard in Semipro football

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    October 20, 1994

    Little Big Crony

    Bob Lanier's buddy Billy Burge wants to play the power game the way it was played in the old days. . . . . . But the rules have changed.

  • Music

    September 29, 1994

    Somber News from Nashville

    Townes Van Zandt hospitalized with lung problems

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