Sometimes it takes the trailer to a movie to get casual fans really interested. Take some of these superhero movies, for instance. I don't dork out heavily over Batman or Iron Man movies at all. I don't count down the days until those movies are coming to theaters, and I can't tell you the unfilmed ... More >>
Since the largely money driven epiphany of the college presidents and power brokers of the Bowl Championship Series finally gave us the promise of a four team playoff beginning with the 2014 season, one of my many questions has been "Why do we have to wait until 2014?"
I think I know the answer -- ... More >>
Sitting and watching Jim Calhoun's retirement press conference as I type this post, and I got to thinking....it's nice to build something.
In 1986, Jim Calhoun inherited a UConn men's basketball program that was 12-16 the year before and to that point had won just four NCAA tournament games in its ... More >>
Last year, the Final Four made its way to Houston and in a turn of events entirely emblematic of the type of sports year Houston sustained in 2011, we wound up with arguably the most underwhelming collection of four teams ever assembled at college basketball's marquee event.
The highest seeded team ... More >>
2-0! (again)I hope everyone had a good weekend of football. I was two plays away from going 6-0 on my picks, my alma mater finally won a game and the Texans are 2-0!
On the flip side, college realignment struck a blow in my home part of the country, as the Big East that I grew up with essen ... More >>
Notable deaths: They do come in threes sometimeIn a recent blog post about Major League Baseball realignment, I expressed the following sentiment:
The best memories for most sports fans are the ones that took place from their mid-teenage years through their late 20s. Generally, for most of u ... More >>
Jim Calhoun reboots once againWell, if a Final Four of a three, four, eight and eleven seed wasn't a metaphor for Houston sports in 2011, then Connecticut and Butler establishing a watchability bar that the women's final may actually surpass tonight (ok,ay I am totally joking, but still...) m ... More >>
There's still a chance I sit courtside next to Ashley Judd at the Final FourAs we prepare for the Sweet 16, here are some of the things we learned from the first weekend of games of the NCAA Tournament.
1. Maybe Seth Greenberg's supporters should have been bitching about too many schools fr ... More >>
March madness underway.Well, I'm guessing that this past weekend of basketball is not how the money people behind the Final Four's coming to Houston drew it up on the chalkboard.
In a tournament that already had last year's regional darling Baylor on the outside looking in, the only two Te ... More >>
It's bracket-ology BABY!I made this public service announcement on my radio show this week, but seeing as many of you are scrambling to fill in your brackets at the last minute, I feel compelled to print it here and remind all of you of the following:
If Sports talk radio hosts (like myself) ... More >>
Brett Favre can't get out of the headlinesI hope everybody had a lovely Texans bye weekend (insert lame joke about "Texans giving up fewer than 300 yards passing to BYE" here), and that you're refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the back half of the football season.
I'm on vacation this week vis ... More >>
You can't lose, except when you loseI'm coming up on almost one year now writing a daily post on Hair Balls for HoustonPress.com. In that time, I've written tens of thousands of words about topics like the Summer of LeBron, the Brian Cushing saga, the Houston Texans, and the death of Jose Lima. ... More >>
cutlineNot long ago, I got into a brief discussion on Twitter with another radio personality whom I am forbidden to name whose name I don't exactly recall. I don't remember the crux of the tweet-versation (something having to do with blogs and the inherent evil that blogs possess to anyone over ... More >>
As in most things in life, Calipari is both a winner and loser"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2010 NBA Draft..." -- David SternI'm not going to lie, those words give me a tingly feeling every year that I hear them. It never gets old -- like reruns of The Sopanos or seeing that Bree Ol ... More >>
The Day After...everything was pretty much the sameAs the day began on Monday and rumblings of a last-second, desperation effort to keep the Big 12 together were beginning to gain traction, if the various schools involved had Facebook pages, their relationship statuses would have looked like this ... More >>
I'll admit it, I hate the Duke Blue Devils. The players, the assistant coaches, the head coach, the Cameron Crazies. All of them. In all of their floor-slapping, charge-taking, horrid-flopping, leg-humping, press-conference-crying, nose-picking, baby-whining, face-painting, Speedo-wearing Vita ... More >>
In my effort to help everyone prepare for March Madness, I bring you the
second installment of the March Madness Preview. (Click here for yesterday's first installment -- you know the part with my picks and
what not.) Today, we look at some of the most historical buzzer beaters in
tournament histo ... More >>