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    May 5, 2014

    The Heartbreaking (Loss) History of Houston Sports

    The Rockets went down in dramatic fashion Friday night, losing on a Damian Lillard three-point shot with 0.9 left on the clock. The shot happened because the Rockets played bad defense in the clutch, just as they did through most of the series. They also lost because Portland did something the Rocke ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    So What Happens to The Astros If They Lose Their Fans?

    A friend from out-of-town was in Houston on Wednesday. He wanted to watch the Minnesota Wild in game seven versus Colorado. I wanted to watch the Rockets. So I found a sports bar where we could watch both, and arrived early to get a booth so I could get near TVs showing both games. Arriving early, ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 7, 2013

    Bivalve Season Is Here

    Houston restaurants are ready to get shucking.

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    November 1, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Flora & Muse Goes Out With A Bang, and Tiger Den Delays Its Opening

    In one of the most surprising, yet epic, ways for a restaurant to close, Flora & Muse informed its customers it would no longer be open for business ... and did so during a Greek Wine Dinner. On Monday, October 28, general manager Evan Turner told guests at the dinner that the restaurant would be s ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    The Worst College Football Weekend Lives Down To The Hype

    For me, college football is one of those things in life that gets the "pizza pass." You know, the old saying that "even bad pizza is still pretty good." Well, that's college football. Even a bad weekend of college football is still pretty good, because, hell, it's college football! Well, this past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Celebrating July 4th And The 20th Anniversary Of Lex Luger BodySlamming Yokozuna

    On this, the 237th birthday of the good ol' US of A, we turn our attention to Mount Rushmore, not so much in a literal sense, but in a metaphorical sense. These days, the term "Mount Rushmore" isn't used so much to refer to the actual South Dakota monument celebrating Presidents Washington, Jefferso ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Notre Dame (Kind Of) Joins The ACC -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Times change, and in the constantly evolving (or if you're the Big East, constantly imploding) landscape of college conference affiliation, they can change at the drop of a hat. We found that out once again on Wednesday. In the last two years, with conference realignment effecting virtually every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Pitt Fans Hijack #AskASU Hashtag To Express Their Hatred For Todd Graham

    There aren't many things that college football fans can universally agree on, but one immutable truth unequivocally unifies all of us -- everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY, hates Arizona State for now head football coach Todd Graham. That's because Graham's act leaves scorched earth and jilted players ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Aeros Plan to Take Care of Unfinished Business

    Four months ago the Houston Aeros stood on the Toyota Center ice stunned. Stunned that they'd lost to the Binghamton Senators. Stunned that the AHL Calder Cup, which has been in their grasp, was gone. Stunned that the Senators were celebrating on their ice. Stunned that their magnificent playoff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Top 5 Sporting Events in Memorial Day History

    Ernie Banks' immortal words used to mean something each Memorial Day.​A month from now (hell, even a second after it concludes), nobody is going to remember and/or care about the Houston Astros' Memorial Day clash with the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field. Overall, it's a pretty lame sports day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    R.I.P Derek Boogaard, 28: Feared Enforcer On The Ice, Soft-Spoken Off It

    Derek Boogaard in his last enforcer gig​Derek Boogaard, the ungainly 6-foot-7 hockey enforcer who went from the Aeros to the NHL's Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers, has died at the age of 28. He was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment on Friday. No cause of death has been determined, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Hey Houston, We Have a Real Live Playoff Team

    John RoyalAeros head coach Mike Yeo and assistant coach Darryl Sydor oversee Thursday's practice.​It's hard being a fan of Houston's professional sports teams. The Houston Astros suck. The Houston Rockets just failed to make the playoffs. Again. The Houston Texans are the Houston Texans, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Jed Ortmeyer: The Houston Aeros' Medical Miracle Man

    John RoyalAeros right wing Jed Ortmeyer watches the aciton unfold on the ice​Right wing Jed Ortmeyer joined the Houston Aeros on New Year's Day. The team had already started showing signs of life right after Christmas, but when Ortmeyer came on board, the team soared, going on a January spree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    The Aeros Get Healthy, Prep For The End

    John RoyalCasey Wellman reacts to his game winning goal on Friday​It's the homestretch for the Houston Aeros. Just over a month left and 17 games. If they survive this patch they're in the playoffs. But surviving this patch, getting through these 17 games, that may be the tough part. A hoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    The Houston Aeros Present Leggy Blondes In Red Bikinis

    John Royal Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the newest Ms. Aeros​It may have been a leggy blonde in a red bikini that grabbed the attention of most of the 10,552 fans that attended Saturday's Houston Aeros game versus the San Antonio Rampage. And the new Ms. Aero was very worthy of the attention. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    The Aeros Prepare For Liftoff

    tr> aeros.comThe new boss is ready to get started​The Houston Aeros are opening up season number 17 on Saturday when they visit the expansion Oklahoma City Barons.The Aeros are coming off of a disappointing season where they missed the playoffs the year after making the Western Conference Finals, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Aeros' Power Play Rises From The Dead, As Do Their Playoff Hopes

    ​The Houston Aeros come into tonight's game against the Chicago Wolves with 34 games remaining in the season. The Aeros, with a record of 22-17-6-1 (51 points), still sit on the edge of the playoff race, and if they're going to stand any realistic chance of making the postseason, then winning to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Your New Year's Weekend Sports-Viewing Guide

    ​So you stayed up a bit late last night doing the whole celebrating the New Year thing. Now your head's aching, the room's spinning, and you just want to flop on the couch and watch some sports. But you don't want to have to think about what sports to watch. That's where I come in. Here's a little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Aeros Start To Get Back On Track A Bit

    ​When last we heard from the Houston Aeros, they were a beat-up, short-handed squad struggling to score goals, win games, and send a complete roster of skaters onto the ice.Things change in a week.The Aeros spent the Thanksgiving holiday flitting about between Canada and New York, and despite the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Will the Aeros Be Recognizable As the Same Team Next Season?

    When the Houston Aeros season gets underway come October, you truly are going to need a scorecard to tell apart the players. Because while it may be a way of life in the minor leagues to have roster changes during the off season, the Aeros, who made it into the AHL's Calder Cup Semi-Finals last sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Never Too Hot For A Hockey Update

    Just because it's the off-season in hockey doesn't mean that things aren't happening with the Houston Aeros. Since the end of the season, head coach Kevin Constantine and his coaching staff have been retained by the new management regime of the parent Minnesota Wild. But Aeros general manager Tom Ly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Hard Economic Times Coming To Sports Franchises

    The NHL doesn't have a team in Houston, so I'm pretty confident that most of you don't follow the league, and don't have any idea about some of the severe financial problems facing many of the southern teams.  The NHL has intervened in Phoenix in an attempt to find new ownership for the club.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Roger Clemens Is Not Alone: More Famous Dalliances between Athletes and Entertainers

    It appears our boy Rocket has outdone himself this time. Or did about a decade ago, when according to the New York Post, Clemens began blasting off with third-tier Nashville singer Mindy McCready. Also, McCready was about 15 at the time. Clemens, through his ever-vigilant attorneys, insists she's a ... More >>

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    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?