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Monday Night Football

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Dwight Howard, Thespian: For The Academy's Consideration

    We know you'll be tuning in to catch the new kids' sitcom Mighty Med on Disney XL because Bears vs. Packers, that's not a rivalry game or anything on Monday Night Football. We can only say that those who do switch on Disney shall be rewarded with a performance that leaves Kenneth Branaugh, Daniel D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Weather Week: Rain, MNF Weather and a Note About Forecasting for a Big City

    The weekend brought us widespread rain blowing in off the Gulf of Mexico, though surprisingly, some parts of the city got very little of the wet stuff. In fact, some parts of the region got over an inch while others didn't even record a trace. It is one of the reasons forecasting is such tricky bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Another Day, Another Houston Athlete Commercial (w/ J.J. Watt VIDEO!)

    On my radio show a couple months ago, I posed the question to my co-host John Granato "What if there were a list of '25 under 25' for sports?" Granato, as he does most of the time, wondered what in the hell I was talking about, so I explained it. You know how they have those lists in business jour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Monday Night Football Cavalcade Of Errors, Starring Rick Reilly!

    Something amazing happened last night during ESPN's coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 16-13 overtime atrocity win over the lowly Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. It wasn't the Chiefs' miraculously hanging well within the 12 point spread on this game (obliterating degenerate teaser bets every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2012

    Texans Romp Over Undermanned Ravens 43-13 As Records Fall

    They weren't the boldfaced, awe-inspiring ever-dreaded Baltimore Ravens of old - too many injuries, and old age, have ravaged that line-up - but they are still wearing the purple and black that has intimidated NFL offenses for years. Not today in Reliant Stadium, though. The Houston Texans didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Does Over-Serving at Restaurants Go Under-Investigated?

    A few weeks ago, I endured a rather unpleasant dinner at The Rouxpour -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- which had nothing to do with the food itself and everything to do with two very drunk patrons. After being harassed by the two men throughout the evening, I finally retrieved a manager ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    No Respect For Texans: $14 For A Monday Night Football Ticket?

    If you think some of your fellow Houstonians are taking a "wait and see" attitude when it comes to the Texans, you should see the rest of the country. There's always just the slightest hint of disbelief in the voice of whatever NFL expert is picking them as a Super Bowl favorite -- they seem to kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    In Memory of the Astrodome: 13 Awesome Derrick Dolls Pictures, from When Cheerleaders Were Cheerleaders

    Everyone got a big piece of Astrodome nostalgia yesterday, after the media was granted a tour of the dusty, dilapidated old stadium. It put us in mind of the glory days of the Dome, when cheerleaders had hair that reached to the skies and embodied everything that the phrase "Fashions of the `70s a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Neighborhood Bars

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Here it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Top 5 Songs About Whiskey

    Whether it's rye or bourbon, straight or blended, Irish, Scotch or Canadian, rock, country or classical, whiskey and warblers go way back. Even Stravinsky was quoted as saying "My God, so much I like to drink Scotch that sometimes I think my name is Igor Stra-whiskey." In whiskey-related weird news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    First Look at BlackFinn American Grille

    The Saloon​BlackFinn American Grille has come to Midtown, and it's pulling out all the stops to attract the local clientele. The grand opening is set for next week, but the restaurant is open and serving. At last night's soft opening party guests were given a chance to tour the restaurant and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets

    The Flacco Factor: Always keep it in mind​It's the first weekend of football in November. In college football, this means we get into nut-cutting time, weekends that completely weed out the real championship contenders. This weekend includes a quasi-final four in the SEC with the huge LSU- Ala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Montrose Classic: Monday Night at Cecil's

    It was a Monday night, and I was on the patio of Cecil's with a couple of friends. I looked toward the open part of the porch and saw two young men embrace. At first I thought the white guy with the shaved head was trying to express his affection for his skinny black friend by lifting him off the gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Top 5 Musicians Whose Art Trumps Their Politics

    Once again we have yet another example that if a musician opens his or her mouth without the benefit of a guitar or piano close by, trouble is usually not far behind. In this case it's Rockin' Randall Hank Williams Jr., who compared this year's Obama/John Boehner "golf summit" to Adolf Hitler hittin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Houston Texan Winston to Host Online Monday Night Football Show

    Could Eric Winston's new online MNF simulcast be MST3K for sports fans?​Houston Texans offensive tackle Eric Winston is a funny and insightful guy who is a regular on local and national sports talk shows as well as a very good follow on Twitter. Tonight, he launches a Monday Night Football com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Wine of the Week: Colonia Las Liebres 2008 Bonarda

    ​One way to drown the sorrows of a horrible Monday Night Football game featuring the disappointing Texans, is to open up a sample bottle of Bonarda direct from Argentina, and pretend that I'm no longer in Houston, but in the cellar of a mysterious and romantic winery down South America way. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Good Lord: Are The Texans About To Make A Playoff Run?

    Beat the Ravens, and things get interesting quickly​Nothing hurts our head more than calculating NFL playoff scenarios, with the possible exception of getting hit directly on the skull by a 50-pound block of ice. So we will leave those calculations to more-obsessed people, but we do know this ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 25, 2010

    Pegging Plonk

    A neighborhood wine bar that's hard to categorize

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The Guanciale Burger at Plonk: The Ultimate "Bacon" Cheeseburger

    Photos by Troy FieldsClick here for a slideshow from Plonk.​In this week's cafe review, we take a trip to Plonk, a hidden spot in Oak Forest that features a slightly rougher crowd and far better food than you'd expect to find at a wine bar. It's that study in total contrasts that makes Plonk i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    NFL Butts: Match The Tight, Sweet Texans Ass To Its Owner (And Pick the Best)

    We hadn't really noticed, but it has been brought to our attention by some of the more penis-challenged members of the staff that the Houston Texans feature some of the best butts in town.These butts are highlighted by form-fitting pants with little on underneath except the stray protective cup, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Why Aren't There Any Good Conservative Comedians?

    ​It's a valid question, even in light of the specter of Satanism rearing its seven heads over Delaware last week. Actually, maybe that's the quick and dirty answer to my question: the reality of the Tea Party is funnier than any airplane food joke Christine O'Donnell could tell at the Improv. ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Houston's 10 Best Sports Moments*

    *And the 5 most heartbreaking...

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Houston's Top Ten Sports Moments: Another View

    The bosses came out their Top 10 Greatest Houston Sports Moments today, so I thought I would share mine.1. September 25, 1986: The magic number for the Houston Astros to clinch the NL West is one game. The Astros are playing a midweek day game against the San Francisco Giants, the team that just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    10 Best Houston Sports Moments: We Want Your Input

    He'll probably play a part on the list​With no more (or better) motivation than It Needs To Be Done, we are looking to set forth a formal, unimpeachable, inarguable list of Houston's all-time top ten sports moments/events/happenings.These can be as specific as Earl Campbell's legendary Monda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Texans Schedule Out, And More Rides On Kubiak Than Ever Before

    ​The season remains nearly five months away, but with Tuesday night's much-celebrated release of the 2010 NFL schedule, the gameplanning for Peyton Manning among the Texans' brain trust can and should officially begin. Sure, this week's draft is the more pressing matter. Yes, there are still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Beetle's Paul Beebe and Other Local Musicians Remember John Lennon

    Today is one of the most dubious anniversaries in all of rock and roll. Twenty-nine years ago this evening, Mark David Chapman shot and killed John Lennon on the front steps of Lennon's apartment building on the Upper West Side of New York City, the Dakota. For Baby Boomers and even their older kid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Five Houston Monday Night Football Highlights

    The Texans go nationwide tonight with a Monday Night Football match-up against the Tennessee Titans. MNF isn't what it used to be since moving to ESPN, but it's still a big deal.Houston, of course, has had some memorable moments on Monday night. Mostly involving the Oilers -- who are now the Titans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Game Time: Texans Battle Titans Tonight In The Most Important Athletic Event In Our's Nation's History

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, I've been to Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and I can say without hyperbole that this is a million times worse than all of them put together." -- Kent Brockman, Channel 6, Springfield (The Simpsons)If you are wondering what "this" was in that quote, it was the Bart Simpso ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 15, 2009
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    October 14, 2009

    Stirred and Shaken: Front Porch Pub's Poison Girl

    Photo by Troy Fields​"I'd hate to own a bar," says Sergeant B. "I'd have to deal with people like me." He's talking about agitated drinkers, and in this case, the source of the agitation is a Monday Night Football bingo game at Front Porch Pub (217 Gray, 713-571-9571). Bingo and anger normally ... More >>

  • Music

    October 1, 2009

    Meridian Primed

    Hate sports bars? Then you'll love the Old Chinatown rock venue's new sports bar.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    "Kill Yourself" or "Don't Give Up"? Five Possible Theme Songs for the 2009 Houston Texans

    [Ed. note: Due to an editing mistake, this should have been up Friday afternoon. Apologies... we sure hope it didn't jinx the Texans or anything.] ​You may have missed it - what with there being almost no media coverage whatsoever - but football season started this week. Our own Texans are looking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Five Spot: J-Dawg, Z-Ro's Lyrical Match (Seriously)

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com.​You know, prior to the three seconds of gunshots that unwound all the good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Bocephus Wants to Bail (One of) You Out, America

    Lost your job? 401(k) a distant memory? Still think a country boy can survive? Well, America, you're in luck: Hank Williams Jr. feels your pain, and he wants to help out. Today, in conjunction with his new single "Red, White and Pink-Slip Blues," Hank Jr. announced his "Bocephus Bailout Packa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Vote Carrie Milbank for Playboy's Sexiest Sportscaster

    Last week I wrote a post about the latest edition of Playboy.com's Sexiest Sportscaster contest. And I was a bit disappointed at some of the choices. And though I have some Erin Andrews burnout, I could understand the desire of many of my fellow males (and probably quite a few females too) to see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Vote Carrie Milbank for Playboy's Sexiest Sportscaster

    Last week I wrote a post about the latest edition of Playboy.com's Sexiest Sportscaster contest. And I was a bit disappointed at some of the choices. And though I have some Erin Andrews burnout, I could understand the desire of many of my fellow males (and probably quite a few females too) to see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Remembering John Lennon

    On December 8, 1980 - 28 years to the day - John Lennon was shot and killed on the steps of the Dakota Apartments on New York City's Upper West Side by professed fan Mark David Chapman. It was a Monday just like today, and millions of people found out when ABC Sports' Howard Cosell broke the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Texas Tailgating: Monday Night Football

    This is it -- the Big Night of Tailgating in Houston. Monday Night Football is in town and our top tailgating teams will be putting on a show. Even if you don't have tickets to the game, it's worth taking the train to the Reliant Parking Lot just to take a look at the tailgating action. Here are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Texas Tailgating: Monday Night Football

    This is it -- the Big Night of Tailgating in Houston. Monday Night Football is in town and our top tailgating teams will be putting on a show. Even if you don't have tickets to the game, it's worth taking the train to the Reliant Parking Lot just to take a look at the tailgating action. Here are ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008
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    February 11, 2008
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    November 9, 2007
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    October 10, 2007
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    September 18, 2007
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    October 6, 2005
  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Monday Night Fleshballs

    What could be more thrilling than football? Football at a strip club.

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Crash Course

    A stuntman is mightily impressed by Houston's rail crashes

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Happy Hour

    The Tavern

  • Calendar

    September 5, 2002

    Late-Night Access

    Packrat thinks Leno is after its stash

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