According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Astros, who are part owners of Comcast SportsNet Houston along with the Houston Rockets and NBC, nixed an 11th-hour deal with DirecTV that could have put CSN Houston on the provider and delivered Rockets games to its subscribers at th ... More >>
When we last saw the Texans play football in our fair city, they were putting the finishing touches on a 31-10 beatdown of the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL playoffs. A week later, the magical ride would come to an end in Baltimore.
Since then, some things have gotten better (Arian Foster's income, ... More >>
The Major League Soccer All-Star Game is coming up on July 25, 2012, to be played in PPL Park in Philadelphia. Coaching the MLS All-Stars against Chelsea FC is DC United's Ben Olsen.
Like the NBA and MLB All-Star games, MLS fans vote for the starting lineup, known as the Starting XI. After that, th ... More >>
I've written in the past that I loved watching Jeff Bagwell play baseball. He's the best all-around player the Astros have ever had; a superb hitter, base runner and a fantastic defensive player. I've never seen anybody who was better at turning the 3-6-3 double play and he was fearless when it came ... More >>
Let's stipulate that the Houston Astros have retired too many numbers, especially for a franchise that's been to just one World Series. Let's also stipulate that most of the retired numbers are for players who, while fan favorites, really didn't do anything to deserve having their numbers retired. L ... More >>
If you mention and explain the concept of MTV's Rock N' Jock to '90s babies, they will look at you glassy-eyed and slowly walk away. But it's true, in the late '80s and early '90s it was possible to gather the best and sexiest celebrities in TV, film and music for a carefree softball match, with pro ... More >>
The Astros season starts today, and since I'm always in search of a cheap and easy post, I thought I would throw out some random thoughts about the Astros heading into the season.
25. The first Astros pitcher to collect a loss will be Brett Myers when he blows a save -- that save will probably be ... More >>
You can't spell "elite" without E-L-I. Really, you can'tWe interrupt this Texans-grieving for an update on the Alabama tea bagger and my AFC and NFC title game picks! (I'm pretty sure when my parents sent me off to college, they didn't think I'd be typing that sentence in my job.)
The main c ... More >>
The Dynamo played their first-ever European adversary Wednesday night at Robertson Stadium; and they came out on the losing end, 2-0 to Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League. The score wasn't as important to the Orange as was the opportunity to see some new talent against a quality ... More >>
It stinks!Yes, I try and keep it sports-related in this space as much as I possibly can. That's what I've been asked to bring to the table on Hair Balls and that's where my area of expertise lies. However, sometimes there is confluence of circumstance so powerful that I must stray from sports ... More >>
Just say no to douchebag Red Sox fans.My twitter feed over the weekend was full up of tweets from people talking about how electric Minute Maid Park was, and about how packed it was with people just dying to see the Boston Red Sox play the Astros. And most of these people were using their tw ... More >>
I'm positive that the Astros would have been better off with these three guys in chargeAs it hard as it might be to believe, there are some people, friends even, who think I'm being too negative toward the Astros. They'd like for me to say something positive, something that might, hopefully, ... More >>
George H.W. Bush did have some good ideas as president -- for one, he didn't invade Iraq just because he thought he could.
But now the dude just seems off his rocker.
In a MLB video that's unembeddable but can be viewed here, Bush encourages fans to vote for the hometeam.
"Together, we can ... More >>
The Lingerie Football League Pro Bowl would be a Pro Bowl actually worth watchingOne of the most useless events in sports takes place this weekend. No, I'm not talking about a World Cup soccer game. I'm talking about the Pro Bowl. And before the game comes up, there are a few observations ... More >>
John RoyalThe NCAA is coming to townThe NCAA Final Four is coming to town in April. So get ready for the hype. Get ready for the out-of-towners bitching about what a crappy city Houston is. Get ready for complaints from people having to stay in hotels out in The Woodlands. And get ready f ... More >>
Bleep happens.Since getting into radio a few years ago, my biggest fear hasn't been a "dear in the headlights" moment (I prepare pretty meticulously), it hasn't been a guest or caller sending the show sideways. The one thing I'm still most fearful of is accidentally cursing on the air. You' ... More >>
Take you stupidly shaped football and go home, Americans!The MLS All-Star Game is only a day away, where the league's best will take on Manchester United, who are the New York Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys, the Notre Dame of soccer: You either love them or hate them.We decided to hate them, just be ... More >>