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NFL Draft

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Houston Texans Begin The Roster Trim Down To 75 Players

    If you listen carefully, that sound you hear is the sound of hundreds of NFL dreams being shattered (or at the very least, put on hold, but "put on hold" doesn't sound nearly melodramatic enough for the internet). My co-host Ted Johnson, he of three Super Bowl rings and a decade in the NFL, was a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Houston Texans Cut Two Three RB's, Sign Two RB's

    There are words of wisdom correlating to certain levels of job security in the NFL. Update: 8:21 a.m. Overnight, the running back purge continued as the Texans released a third running back within just a few hours. This time, it was Houston native Tim Cornett, who was a Houston Texan for all of tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Houston Texans Sign Tyson Clabo, So It's Probably Safe To Make Wild 53 Man Roster Picks

    Completely and utterly sucking the previous season has its privileges in the National Football League. As a fan of the Houston Texans (if you are one), you may already know this, and if you didn't know this, you will find out repeatedly throughout the preseason and the early part of the regular se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Texans Player Diagnosed With Lymphoma

    Sometimes, professional football players are so athletic to the point they seem superhuman. Sadly, that isn't true. The Texans placed offensive tackle David Quessenberry on the NFL's Non-Football Illness List Tuesday after Quessenberry was diagnosed with lymphoma.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Post-NFL Draft Super Bowl Odds Are Far Too Kind to the Houston Texans

    For NFL Draft enthusiasts and for those of us who make our living discussing the NFL, it feels a little strange to be dissecting the draft fallout in mid-May. This year, as has been mentioned here a handful of times, the draft was pushed back by two weeks, which left a lot more time for the league ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis of Four Dallas TV Women Verbally Brawling Over Michael Sam

    In the history of the NFL Draft, I don't know that more words, more tweets, more angst has been expended over a seventh round draft choice than that which has been expended over Michael Sam and the "kiss heard 'round the world." If you put "Michael Sam" into YouTube's search box and look at the cho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Houston Texans: The Truth On Tom Savage's Chances For Success

    Mathematically, the most certain way (or more accurately, the least uncertain way) to acquire a franchise quarterback in the NFL is to choose one with the first pick of the draft. For the third time in their franchise's history, the Houston Texans had the first pick in the NFL Draft last Thursday. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    As It Turns Out, the NFL Wasn't That Into Johnny Manziel

    In the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, as they make their way across the countryside as perpetual fugitives trying to keep their heads attached to their torsos, the Hound and Arya Stark lay down to sleep by a small campfire. As is her ritual each night before getting to rapid eye movement, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Texans Tracker: Peter King Gives Us the Most Absurd Update Yet

    If this were every other year, we'd be around 48 hours away from the NFL Draft, with all of the conjecture, smokescreens, and posturing set to expire this weekend. But it's not every other year. It's 2014, and in 2014, where the draft has been moved back two weeks so the NFL can usurp more of the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Johnny Manziel Redefines The NFL Pro Day

    Aside from a wrinkle here and a wrinkle there, NFL Pro Days for quarterbacks are by and large the same thing -- a bunch of scripted plays thrown to familiar receivers against cones and air, with the quarterback wearing gym shorts and t-shirts. Ultimately, even on a subpar Pro Day, quarterbacks wind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Eyeballs, Page Hits, and the Struggle with Covering Michael Sam

    Michael Sam's day at the combine finally came this weekend, and predictably it was covered ad nauseam. The media horde surrounding the podium when it came time for Michael Sam to speak was reportedly the largest of anybody all weekend, no small feat when you consider that Johnny Manziel is part of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Greater Houston Football Showcase Helps High School Kids Realize College Dreams

    Check out our slide show of the 6th Annual Greater Houston Senior Football Showcase. Later this week, the NFL Combine begins in Indianapolis. It's quite the spectacle, as hundreds of prospects gather in one place to participate in drills with the hope of furthering the pursuit of their dream to con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    NFL Draft 2014: The Jadeveon Clowney Rule

    Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger was at a community appearance on Thursday morning at Harvard Elementary School. As these normally appearances go, Swearinger spent a few minutes talking to the media about football, the Texans, and the state of the union in D.J.'s world. With Swearinger one sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Pro-Manziel Billboards by Local Attorney Eerily Familiar

    Back in 2006, local furniture purveyor Jim "Mattress Mac" McInvale -- before he was doling out $7 million in refunds over a Super Bowl "bet" -- was a big fan of Vince Young. So much so, he took out a full-page ad in the Chronicle extolling the virtues of Young and encouraging (to just this side of d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Winter of Johnny: Manziel Takes a Twitter Vacation

    Last year, once the 2012 college football season was over, the 2013 Johnny Football season began, and for those of us in the blog and radio business, life was good. You could count on it. Almost weekly, there would be at least one episode of Johnny Manziel going to Cabo, or going to Austin, or appe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    One Day Into 2014, The Internet Gives Us Coolest And Lamest Houston Texan Pictures

    For a 2-14 team, the Texans should be plenty newsworthy over the next few months. They have a head coaching search that should officially conclude with an announcement on Thursday that Bill O'Brien is coming to Houston, and they have the number one overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, which should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Jadeveon Clowney Gets Speeding Ticket, Texans' NFL Draft Big Board Thrown Into Disarray

    For a seemingly benign Thursday night game in early December between two bottom feeding NFL teams, the Texans-Jaguars game last week wound up having some far reaching ramifications. First, the end result (and certainly the penalty littered path leading up to that end result) was the trigger event f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Jags 13, Texans 6: The Chase for No. 1 Begins

    As the clock ran out on the ninth loss in a row, perhaps the most embarrassing loss in franchise history and the clear metaphorical (if not actual) end to a miserable season for the Texans, one thing became crystal clear: it's time for the Texans to pack it in. What started as a hopeful run to the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 10: Randy Bullock Bullies Your Liver

    We are at the mathematical halfway point of the Texans season, and the team sits at 2-6. It's funny how this weekly BATTLE-DRINK game, if you go back and look at each week, in an odd way sort of weaves the tapestry of the entire season. You can see how all the storylines and futility have evolved we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Best Of Houston 2013: J.J. Watt made Houstonians love him, whether they wanted to or not

    The NFL Draft is a time of hope for every team, and in April 2011, Houston Texans fans were in dire need of some hope. Coming off a 2010 season where their team's defense was historically awful, fans wanted something big on draft night. So the Texans were on the clock. Fans chewed their nails nervo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Is Football's Dominance of Sports Talk Sign of the Times or Permanent Fixture?

    One man's opinion...not whether too little Astro/baseball coverage on local sports radio, but whether too much football in off season.— Greg Lucas(@GREGCLUCAS) May 13, 2013 Former Astros broadcaster Greg Lucas tweeted the above a few days ago, and it resonated with me and something I've been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    It's Time For All These Anonymous People To Back Off Geno Smith

    I suppose that news outlets can determine what exactly constitutes news. I'm just one man, one voice in the current events wilderness. With that in mind, allow me to say this: Former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith's precipitous tumble from potential top ten pick in the NFL Draft to 39th over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Five Reasons The Rockets Playoff Run Isn't Generating More Buzz

    I listen to a lot of sports radio and talk to people online and off about sports on a regular basis. Despite the fact that the Rockets are in the playoffs for the first time in three years, there just isn't the buzz about the team Houston has seen in years past. There are fewer calls about them on s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    NFL Free Agency 2013: Your Texans Cheat Sheet (Cap Numbers, Restructure Candidates, and More!)

    Back in the day, when I used to have oodles and oodles of idle time on my hands during prime game-show watching hours (that's code for "back in college"), Wheel of Fortune was a staple of my game-show dance card. (For the record, Tic Tac Dough, Joker's Wild and Price is Right -- the Sopranos of game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    College Football National Signing Day: Ole Miss Signs This Year's Annual "WTF" Class

    Go back and look at the historical data in the Rivals.com recruiting database, and the top ten classes each season generally include the same cast of university characters -- some permutation of USC, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio State, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, with a generous smattering of Michigan, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Why the NFL Got Boring (for Me) and How to Get Over Your Football Addiction

    Last Sunday, a strange thing happened. I woke up, did some reading, worked on a few stories, talked to some friends on the telephone for a while, went to the gym, made dinner and got back into bed, thinking, "Not a bad day." And then I realized it: I hadn't watched football. Hadn't even thought to. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Texans Rewind: I Found a 2008 NFL Preview Magazine, Man Alive Was the Texans Defense Bad

    On our radio show on 1560 The Game this past Monday, John Granato and I were breaking down various aspects of both the Texans 26-13 win over the Panthers and the preseason in general. The topic was the defense, specifically Whitney Mercilus and the various ways that Texans defensive coordinator Wade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Five Ways the Rockets Season And The MLB Draft Are Alike

    I'll be the first to admit that while I like the game of baseball and generally keep up with it and the Astros during the season, I'm not an avid fan. I'm certainly not enough of a fan or baseball nerd to understand what the 40-round major league draft means or who is being drafted or even where the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Adventures in DUI: Jacksonville Jags WR Justin Blackmon (w/ Mugshot!)

    While the new NFL collective bargaining agreement has brought rookie salaries, particularly first round rookie salaries, more in line with their true value, there is no denying that NFL teams are still investing significant chunks of change in a bunch of unproven commodities. Along those lines, it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Don't Forget: NFL Draft Live-Blogging, Right Here

    Will the Texans recapture that David Carr magic in this year's NFL Draft? Even though Carr has more Super Bowl rings than the Texans, we certainly hope not. The draft has become a huge entertainment extravaganza, stretched over days and preceded by months of hype, analysis and blathering. (Lotsa l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    2012 NFL Draft -- Live Blog

    I made an analogy on my radio show this morning on 1560 The Game that the NFL Draft tonight is like Christmas Day for many NFL fans. Air of anticipation, excitement of the unknown, food, it's all there. (My co-host, John Granato, compared it to Hanukkah because it's played out over several days, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Best/Worst College Football QB Transfers: A List Inspired by Former Texas Main Man Garrett Gilbert

    Obviously, Garrett Gilbert is no Colt McCoy. Or Case McCoy. Or David Ash. Earlier today, the Texas Longhorns announced that Gilbert -- who filled in admirably for the injured Colt McCoy during the Longhorns' loss in the 2010 BCS Championship game...and that's about it -- is leaving the program. G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Houston Texans 2011 Draft Summary, Including Best Porn Name

    Brandon Harris is no Cam Newtown​The Texans 2011 draft is over, and it had a decided Wade Phillips-ian flavor to it. Not that I'm complaining. With poor to mediocre drafts every year since the 2006 haul that produced five contributors (including three Pro Bowlers) for the current roster, some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    NFL Draft Liveblogging, Starring Sean Pendergast

    Rick Smith, you shall be judged immediately​The topic that has dominated sports talk radio lately -- at least in a city such as Houston that is experiencing a severe drought in anything worthwhile to talk about for its current franchises -- is the NFL Draft. It has turned into an off-season L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Andrew Luck and Jim Harbaugh -- What ISN'T Wrong With This Picture?

    Andrew Luck pursues his architecture degree​As quarterback/head coach combinations go at the collegiate level, few have ever been as logical a fit and maximized that synergy like Houston's own Andrew Luck and Jim Harbaugh at Stanford in 2011. The head coach who on pure guts nearly willed th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Texans 34, Jaguars 17: Will Strong Finish Outweigh Weeks of Futility?

    Texans fans hold their breath​For the first nine seasons of the Houston Texans franchise, the biggest problem for owner Bob McNair has been his inability to properly handle or frame success. The beast could be about to rear its ugly head yet again. A week ago, the thought was that eight lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Randy Moss: The Worst Timeshare Ever

    The more things change...​"It was a rare opportunity for us to be able to take advantage of a guy that's arguably a potential Hall of Fame player, and still, I think, has pretty good tread on the tire. I don't think any of us thought this guy was going to be available." -- Brad Childress, 10/06/ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Game Time: Sure I'll Grade The Texans' Draft, Just As Soon As I'm Done Tweeting With Peter King

    Tweet this: The Texans are stone junkies for tight ends.​I admit I'm a total mark for Twitter. I'm not one of those people who has to tweet every little thing that happens throughout the day (unless there is some semblance of comedic value, and then I become to Twitter what Travis Henry becomes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Game Time: I, For One, Am Excited About the Texans Schedule

    ​As far as an industry goes, there is a lot for the National Football League to be proud of. Massive global appeal, groundbreaking television offerings surrounding both the games themselves as well as the happenings behind the scenes, competitive balance -- all reasons it's the most successful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Game Time: Best-Case NFL Draft Scenario For HBO's Hard Knocks Fans

    ​In the end, I guess someone had to go. If you're the front office of a proud franchise like the Steelers, you can only have so many impromptu press conferences, district attorney explanations, and women screaming foul before a message needs to get sent. You're not going to move the star quarte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Game Time: We Interrupt This Tebow Documentary For Seven Other Reasons To Watch The Senior Bowl

    ​Every year around this time, NFL prospects gather in Mobile, Alabama for the beginning of what amounts to a three-month job interview, complete with numerous forty-yard dashes, questions about their upbringing, and requests to "cough while I stick my fingers right...HERE!" It's a fascinating tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Aeros' Max Noreau: From Nowhere To All-Star

    ​One of the fun things about covering (and watching) sports is the joy that comes from watching the underdog triumph over all odds and get to the top. It can be a team -- like the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team -- or a player. Just someone or something that overcomes overwhelming obstacles that w ... More >>

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    September 7, 2006

    Here We Go Again

    It's football time (cringe)

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    July 20, 2006

    Cyber Shula

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    May 11, 2006

    School's Out

    Dallas outshines Houston when one magazine rates education

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    April 27, 2006
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