All-in-all, it didn't end up so bad after all. Nearly two weeks ago, Adam Clanton was fired from his position at 1560 AM as the station shuffled its lineup yet again. Clanton had only been on the air with broadcast partner John Wessling for a few months when the hammer fell. Wessling has been fairly ... More >>
One of the arguments against expansion in pro sports leagues is that it dilutes the talent pool. There are enough great players to fill out the lineups for 30 teams, but are there enough for 32? It's an important factor to consider.
On Monday, 1560 KGOW fired Adam Clanton and John Wessling, hosts o ... More >>
The NBA trade deadline is always a weird time. It comes on the heels of the NBA's most glamorous weekend and right in the middle of the season. Most years there are trades here and there. Occasionally, there's a blockbuster. Since Daryl Morey has taken over as the general manager for the Rockets, th ... More >>
When it rains, it pours. The Rockets took on the surprising Golden State Warriors Tuesday night in Toyota Center without three-point specialist Carlos Delfino who was out with a sore elbow. Clearly, it didn't matter. The Rockets absolutely poured it on the Warriors in the form of a three-point barra ... More >>
Can someone please explain to me why so many people are so pissed off at Royce White? I know why the Rockets are upset - I don't necessarily agree with the Rockets being angry with him, but I get it - but I don't get why my twitter timeline and sports radio and comment sections to stories on White w ... More >>
It's been a long time coming for Adam Wexler, co-host of the Big Show mornings on 790 AM. Always one of the smartest guys in Houston sports talk, he bounced around to various stations and time slots, from morning to evening and back again. But, the magical on-air chemistry he had with Matt Jackson e ... More >>
A few years ago, ESPN anointed the various college football media days as the unofficial start to the season.
We get it. Folks are starved for some mutha-effing football so placing an artificial start date on the season and posting previews and interviews is going to get media outlets a hell of a l ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>
The Houston sports talk landscape is complicated and fascinating. We are blessed with four full-time sports stations, several other sports-themed shows scattered along the dial and one national sports network headquartered right here in the Bayou City. When I ranked the best sports talk shows in Hou ... More >>
I've been listening to sports radio in the city of Houston a very long time. Too long, probably. While I don't remember much about Edmonds and Martini, I do remember when the only sports radio show in Houston was Sports Beat, which ran evenings on KTRH. Amazing to think that we've gone from one four ... More >>
The Cougars are going to have a new home starting in 2013.The expansion of the Big East has been a long-expected announcement, especially seeing as how several members of the conference are on the verge of departure. And one of the long-rumored names of this expansion has been the University ... More >>
Photo by Jeff BalkeZierlein (left) with his now former co-host John Granato.In what feels like the dismantling of KGOW 1560 The Game, long-time morning show co-host Lance Zierlein announced via his Houston Chronicle blog that he would be turning in his microphone and leaving the station eff ... More >>
The General is one of the best local Twitter follows for NFL coverage there is.When the NFL finally ended its lockout, there was not only a collective sigh of relief from football fans, there was a deep breath taken by media and team staff as the free agent frenzy -- normally lasting weeks -- ... More >>
Rich Lord is still looking for a co-host.The sports radio landscape in Houston used to be simple. For years, there was one show: Sports Beat on KTRH. The evening sports show was all Houston sports fans had when it came to sports talk. With the rise of sports talk nationwide, Houston followed ... More >>
Photo courtesy UHThe Tom Penders radio show has the potential to be rather interesting tonight. Interesting not so much because of the basketball team, but because of the rumors and turmoil currently swirling around the team, primarily those rumors surrounding the coaching staff.The known facts a ... More >>
Longtime SportsRadio 610 hosts Adam Wexler and Matt Jackson have jumped ship to rival AM-790, the Sports Animal.
Houston Chronicle sports-media columnist David Barron believes the duo is destined to host a morning show on 790. The Wexler-Jackson team is notable for two things: each is more or le ... More >>
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I want to belatedly thank everyone who listens to my show (3-7 weekdays on 1560 The Game, just in case), thank everyone who takes the time to read my posts here on Hair Balls, and thank all of the athletes, coaches, and fellow broadcasters who continu ... More >>