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    January 23, 2014

    HEB Might Be A Little Aggressive On Its Matt Schaub T-Shirt Pricing

    If you want a very subtle indicator of what a team thinks of a certain player, a lot of truth can be parsed from the price of that player's merchandise in team stores and distributors in the area. This dawned on me a couple years ago during the NFL lockout, when I took my kids to Cowboys Stadium fo ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Bob McNair's Press Conference To Address The Firing Of Gary Kubiak

    We all knew that Gary Kubiak's firing was coming eventually, but very clearly we didn't all know when it was coming, because the assumption was that Texans owner Bob McNair would wait until after the season to drop the news on Kubiak that his services would no longer be required. Instead, on the h ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Dear Omer Asik: Ask Andre Johnson How to Handle Being Disgruntled

    It's never ideal when a athlete, upset by any number of issues, decides it is time to move on. It makes the player look like a whiner and limits the teams options. After all, once it is known a player wants out, it severely hamstrings the team's ability to find a trade partner willing to give back m ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Gary Kubiak Is The Greatest Middle Manager Of All-Time

    There's an old saying in business that says the measure of any manager's (or for our purposes, any head coach's) true value is in how similar, in his or her absence, the business (or team) runs as it would with him or her present. In other words, if you've done a good job managing and coaching oth ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Texans-Colts BATTLE-DRINK: Five Running Backs, Two Lucks

    Here's me channeling an NFL player... After a September and October that included two Texans road trips, three Texans home games, a trip to College Station for Alabama-A&M, and a trip to South Bend for Oklahoma-Notre Dame, the bye week came at a good time for me. Yes, that's right, last weekend's ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Miley Cyrus, Ted Cruz: Last-Second Halloween Advice On Avoiding Costume Hell

    Maybe you've made it this far without totally blowing your Halloween costume and enjoying the newest tradition of the holiday, going viral. But tonight's the big night. Can you make it without entering Costume Hell, not to mention the Ninth Circle of Costume Hell? Some tips: Miley, We Wish We Har ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Assessing the Damage: Comparing Losing Streaks of the Gary Kubiak Era

    Say what you will about Gary Kubiak the head coach, but Gary Kubiak the person seems to be a genuinely nice man. All stories behind the scenes point to that, and every player of his I've ever spoken with, past and present, seem to have a sincere admiration, if not adoration, for the man they call Ku ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Texans Name Case Keenum Starting QB Sunday at Kansas City

    Gary Kubiak is a pretty deliberate dude. The last big risk he took was probably switching from a razor with two blades to one with three. You never know when that third blade might reach out and cut ya'. But, on Thursday, he did something I don't think many people saw coming. He took a chance on s ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Rams 38, Texans 13: Time to Admit This is Not a Good Football Team

    The Texans were supposed to get things straight against what appeared to be a hapless St. Louis Rams team that had struggled in virtually all facets of the game. Turns out, it was the other way around as the Rams feasted on the clearly overmatched Texans and dominated them in all three phases of the ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Texans-49ers: The 10 Angriest Rapper Tweets

    Plzzzzzzz throw another pick u bitch! so yo ass can be outta here! U FUCKIN WEAK LINK!— (@OGRONC) October 7, 2013 Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of the people who like them are rappers. The In ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Ravens 30, Texans 9: Big Plays, Penalties and Offensive Ineptitude Give Baltimore a Blow Out Win

    Greg Gumbel, who called the Texans-Ravens game for CBS said at one point late in the game after the referee tossed his flag, "And another flag." His attempt at sarcasm was well meaning, but the joke was on the Texans Sunday as they fell 30-9 in Baltimore. The two teams combined for 24 penalties (acc ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Brian Cushing's Deal Is Done, Who's Next?

    Omar Little put it best -- a man's gotta have a code. There's a time to color outside the lines, and there's a time to adhere unflinchingly to your own internal set of rules, and when it comes to contract negotiations, the Texans live by a strict moral code: Any negotiations of contract extensions ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Texans-Saints: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (Governor Christie's Pants Edition)

    They say the third preseason game is the one that's supposed to most closely resemble a regular season game. With most of the starters (the available ones, at least) playing a full half, the game against the Saints Sunday was supposed to give Texan fans a decent glimpse at what's in store for 2013. ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Texans-Dolphins: 4 Winners, 4 Losers ("Chita Johnson, Weather Khaleesi" Edition)

    Was preseason football fever in full swing on Saturday? Well, late Saturday afternoon, I managed to make it from my home near downtown to the area near Reliant in almost record time, thanks to very light Saturday traffic. As I drove down Murworth to the media parking area, roughly two hours before ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    Let's Go Shopping At The Texans Clearance Sale!

    A few years ago, my kids were visiting from Chicago in the summertime, and we decided to head up to Dallas, for two reasons: 1. Eat lunch at the new-to-Dallas-but-an-old-friend-to-my-digestive-tract In-N-Out Burger 2. Take a tour of the still-fairly-new Cowboys Stadium, a/k/a "Jerry World" After ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    Sexual Orientation Questions at NFL Combine Spark Sports Radio Discussion, Create Welcome Distraction

    I listen to a lot of sports talk radio. I listen to as much of the various hosts as possible across the five different stations that offer all-sports formats -- yes, five, it's insane. There are some shows and on-air talent I like better than others. We're all like that I would guess. For me, I tend ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Grading the Texans Season: The Good, The Bad and The Seriously Ugly

    Ultimately, the 2012-13 Houston Texans season will go down as a disappointment. An impressive 11-1 start gave way to a 1-3 finish, loss of home field advantage and second straight one win and out in the playoffs. Still, there were some bright spots for the team and some of the individual players thi ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Texans-Bengals, Act III: Same Names, But New Identities

    After a season of lofty hopes and expectations of a home AFC Championship game, the Texans find themselves in the exact same spot they were one year ago. They're the number three seed in the AFC playoffs, opening at Reliant Stadium against number six Cincinnati. The Texans thrashed the Bengals, 31 ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Boom. Roasted. -- Arkansas Sucks, OSU Cheats(?) : The Monday Morning College Football Roast

    As I type this, I'm sitting in the Reliant Stadium press box after the Texans' 38-14 win over the Titans on Sunday afternoon, and admittedly it's incredibly difficult to focus on writing about college football -- partially because of the four television screens showing the late games and partially b ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Some Texan-Flavored Prop-Bet Appetizers Before The First NFL Sunday

    We are about 72 hours away from the first Sunday of the NFL season, a season that is undoubtedly the most highly anticipated in the history of the Texans since their inaugural campaign in 2002. This means we are also 24 hours away from my first "Weekend's Best Bets" posts, which is basically my we ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Texans-Saints: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (The Trindon Holliday Conundrum Edition)

    If you are a sports couch potato (and if you are reading this, chances are that is the case), Saturday night was one of those nights that we probably take for granted all of the technological advances that allow us to consume all of the fare on the sports buffet simultaneously. Picture if you will, ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Texans 20, 49ers 9: Five Things We Learned (Including Linebacker Controversy?)

    Check out the rest of our photos from this weekend's preseason Texans game. It was brief and incomplete, but Saturday offered the first glimpse of how the Texans (2-0) may stack up with the league's elite. Houston starters played for essentially a full half against the Niners, a team known for its ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Houston Texans: My Annual Way Too Early Guess at the 53-Man Roster

    On Sunday morning at the Texans' second day of practice of the young preseason, I was hanging out with my co-host John Granato watching the wide receivers go one-on-one against the cornerbacks in pass catching drills when Evan Koch of the Texans media relations team walked by and asked us who we tho ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012
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    December 12, 2011

    Texans 20, Bengals 19: Historic Season Doesn't Have To Stop With Division Title

    Photo by Marco TorresSign of the times​The popular opinion of the 2011 Houston Texans has been that while they were an inspiring story, injuries would prevent them from being a true Super Bowl contender. After Sunday, consider the latest in a long line of Texan myths officially debunked. Whe ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Texans 37, Buccaneers 9: Five Things We Learned

    Photo by Marco TorresIn the immortal words of Ian Dury: Reasons to be cheerful, part three​Were it not for the heartbreak of the past 10 years, week after week of uncompetitive football might get boring. As it is, the Texans and their legion of fans will take the wins however they come. The T ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Texans/Jaguars -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Photo by Marco TorresTexans battlefought their way to a win in Battle Red​"I still don't like them, and I have no respect for them at all. It was just the dirty stuff they were doing. I don't want to get into specifics; I just don't like them. . . . I'm not going to get into names or anything ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Texans 41, Titans 7: Suddenly, Everything Is Back On Track

    Photo by Marco TorresMatt Schaub stays hot​In a game worthy of the oft-overused and dramatic "biggest in franchise history" distinction, the Texans finally delivered. Reeling from consecutive defeats and still missing Andre Johnson, questions swirled all week as to whether these Texans could ... 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 12, 2011

    Texans 34, Colts 7: In Role Reversal, Defense Picks Up Offense

    Photo by Marco TorresMatt Schaub encountered the odd concept of relying on his defense.​It took just 12 game minutes for Wade Phillips and his new-look defense to show why this year's Texans could be different from their once-promising predecessors. Matt Schaub wasn't himself early on, air-ma ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Wait. They Still Play the Pro Bowl? (25 Things to Ponder About It)

    The Lingerie Football League Pro Bowl would be a Pro Bowl actually worth watching​One 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 >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Ravens 34, Texans 28: It's Not Remarkable, And It's Not A Near Miss

    Gary Kubiak: Change that "H" to an "N"​If the Texans franchise has any hope for the near future, owner Bob McNair had better not frame Monday's stunning overtime loss to Baltimore as more evidence that the team is "close". That was the rationale in 2009, when the Texans finished 9-7, but were ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Chargers 29, Texans 23: If The Offense Can't Be Trusted, Then Why Is Kubiak Here?

    Oy.​See photos from the game and the tailgating competition in our slideshow. The Andre Johnson drop-turned-interception was the epitome of fluke. The Arian Foster touchdown-that-wasn't was an awful call that resulted from a terrible rule. But when the 4-4 Texans reflected on their heartbrea ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Texans-Colts: You Come At The King, You Best Not Miss

    The Texans failed to heed sage advice​"You come at the king, you best not miss." -- Omar Little, The Wire That line works. Whether you're trying to riddle the most feared gangster in the drug neighborhood with bullets or whether you're attempting to sweep the season series from the best quarter ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Duane Brown -- I'm The One Guy Saying Something Nice About You

    Duane Brown: We're not jumping on the blame train​"I vow to learn from this mistake and be a better player and teammate because of it." -- Duane Brown In May, when the news came down that Brian Cushing had been suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, the reaction among many ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Houston Texans: Five Possible 2010 Theme Songs

    ​If you haven't been able to tell by the depleted charcoal supplies and life-size bikini-model cutouts by the Miller Lite at your neighborhood grocery store (provided it's not Whole Foods), it's almost football season. Houstonians greet this time of year with the same unbridled jubilation they ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Titans 20, Texans 17: It's The Trenches, Stupid

    ​It would be easy to blame Kris Brown.It would be easy to chalk it up to an inspired homecoming performance by Vince Young. It would be easy to criticize several iffy playcalls by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and coach Gary Kubiak, including a decision to effectively kneel down before the f ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Texans Finally Put Two Halves Together; Defense Finds Pulse

    ​After three weeks of the season, the Texans were on a pace to allow more total yards and more yards rushing than any team in NFL history.So who the hell are these guys? And more importantly, have the guys calling the shots figured something out?The Texans' defense pitched a third consecutive ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    The Fines The Texans Should Be Handing Out

    Photo by William Holtkamp​According to the Houston Chronicle, Texans defensive back Dunta Robinson was fined by the team for wearing shoes that had the words "Pay Me Rick" written on them. This was part of Robinson voicing his continued displeasure at the Texans for not paying him what he thinks h ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Playoffs? Playoffs? We Just Hope The Texans Can Win A Game

    ​In all of three hours, the hot topic of the 2009 Texans season might have transitioned from whether they can make the playoffs to whether they can lure Bill Cowher, Mike Shanahan or Jon Gruden as head coach come January.Remember the Texans' dynamic offense? The league's third-best unit a year ago ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    15 Things To Watch For This Texans Season, And A Prediction

    ​I can't put it off any longer. The Texans season starts on Sunday. So I guess I better get my act together and get my thoughts about the upcoming season on the record before kickoff. So here goes.1. Some good news: The offense returns many of the key players that made the offense the third best i ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Rex Grossman: Can He Become One Of the Top Five Texans QBs Ever?

    The Houston Texans have signed former Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman. Do a Google-news search for the move and one of the first things that comes up is this, from a fan blog: Now on to the butt of many Chicago jokes...Rex Grossman. June 12th 2009 is a day that should go down in Chicago hist ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Texans-Titans: Paging Sage Rosenfels

    Hey, the Texans have won three straight games. And they even had to go out in miserable weather and defeat the Packers to win last week -- you know, it's kind of shame that it snowed on Wednesday night and couldn't wait until Sunday so that Texans fans, who have been known to whine when the roof is ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Texans-Titans: Paging Sage Rosenfels

    Hey, the Texans have won three straight games. And they even had to go out in miserable weather and defeat the Packers to win last week -- you know, it's kind of shame that it snowed on Wednesday night and couldn't wait until Sunday so that Texans fans, who have been known to whine when the roof is ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008
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    September 5, 2008

    Slideshow: The Houston Texans at Training Camp

    Are you ready for another Hank Williams, Jr. reference? Too bad. We're just here to tell you we've loaded up some training camp images of Amobi Okoye, DeMeco Ryans, Matt Schaub, Mario Williams and the rest of the Houston Texans. And if this is your first time to drop by this week, you might also wan ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008

    Houston Texans Pancakes & Pigskins Rookie Breakfast

    Football fans enjoy a little elbow-rubbing with the team’s newest players

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