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    June 13, 2014

    Five Reasons to Watch Atlanta Falcons On Hard Knocks

    HBO's annual episodic, award winning series Hard Knocks is one of the staples of the NFL preseason. Finding out which team will be the subject of the upcoming season is one of the more underrated NFL moments each June. Honestly, with as many things as the NFL is televising and monetizing these days ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Post-Draft NFL Season Win Totals Are Out! The Texans' Number Is....

    Amidst the myriad of Johnny Manziel prop bets and NFL Draft forecast wagers, anyone who enjoys the occasional bet knows that there is a distinct beginning to NFL betting season, a harbinger of the gambling delights of the autumn. It's when the Las Vegas Hilton releases its first post-NFL Draft seas ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    Hank Williams Jr., Steelers Fan, Keeps Up the Family Tradition

    It's not hard to believe the Coastal Conservation Association enlisted Hank Williams Jr. for its third annual Concert for Conservation, given all the hunting and fishing talk in "A Country Boy Can Survive" alone. What is hard to believe is that it's been some 13 years since Bocephus has performed in ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 23, 2014

    Houston Texans Staff Update: Godsey In, Munchak Out

    I've said it frequently here, and will continue to pound the drum -- hiring is the most important skill of any manager or coach, in business or in sports. Surrounding one's self with excellent people is tantamount to achieving success. That said, even if fans and media recognize some of the names ( ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: "Texans New Head Coach" Odds Are Out!

    Before the 2013 NFL season started, you could get odds on which head coach would be the first one fired this season. (I have no idea what it must feel like to have people betting on your employment status, but it's not for me to be the moral compass of wagering. The odds are out there, and therefore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Father-Son Oakland Raider Weed Smoking Scalpers Edition

    At this point, when it comes to my weekly picks, I've been abandoned by all my family and friends and I'm basically rubbing two sticks together in the middle of the woods. I have no answers, and if last week was the week you finally decided to go opposite of my picks because it was "the right thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    The NFL is Back. Thank God!

    It's back. The long, hard summer is finally over and real sports are back. Sure, you've tried watching the Astros -- if you could watch them at all given the CSN issues. But, let's be honestly, they are horrible. Awful. A travesty. The only thing that was going to salve the wounds you suffered durin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Will The Texans Ever Again Open The Roof?

    The people of Houston and of Harris County paid a lot of money to put a retractable roof on top of Reliant Stadium. Nobody can quantify the amount of money spent, but the roof is supposed to have increased the cost of the stadium by nearly 50-percent. So when the Texans refuse to open the roof on th ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Houston's Best Weekend Concerts: Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Adam Ant, Brad Paisley, etc.

    Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, July 26 Rapper and brand-spankin'-new father Wiz Khalifa may be one of the most likable characters on the hip-hop scene. Not only is he responsible for that super-catchy "Black and Yellow" earworm -- an homage to his hometown team, the Pittsb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Fan Fighting League! FFL Pro Bowl Brawl (w/ VIDEO)

    I would guess that most fan fights at stadiums are fueled by three things: 1. Alcohol, 2. The undying, overzealous love of a fan for his team, and 3. Some modicum of disrespect. And in that order. Point being, to some degree, most fights probably have something to do with each participant's love for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets

    Before we get to this week's picks, a quick stock check on the "Houston Texans win the Super Bowl" prop bet. What exactly did the Patriots' 42-14 beatdown of our hometown team do to their wagering street cred? Well, prior to the game, the Texans and the Patriots were tied as the odds-on favorites t ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Vince Young Cut By The Buffalo Bills: 6 Awesome Things About VY's Twitter Account

    It's hard to believe now that in April 2006 there was actually a legitimate debate nationally over whom the Texans should take with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft -- Mario Williams, Reggie Bush, or Vince Young. It's less hard to believe that here in Houston, there was practically no debate. ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Why Should Houston Want to Experience Another NFL Playoff? Five Painful Memories

    Even though their team is coming off three straight losses, Houston is getting amped for the city's first NFL game since 1993. We have to ask: Why? Haven't the NFL playoffs caused our city enough emotional trauma through the years? Hey, we're football fans too, so we know how it goes. And we'll be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Texans/Bucs -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers (The "Goddammit, NOT Schaub!" Edition)

    Born under a bad sign.​So, I was thisclose to hitting "SEND" on a post that would have openly discussed the Texans going 13-3 and getting home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. And then this: Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has a significant foot injury that will force him to mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    So How Much Do You Really Know About the Astros and the DH?

    ​There has been a strange uproar over the Astros' possible move to the American League. There's been whining over start times, bitching about Bud Selig, and much, much discussion about the designated hitter not being real baseball. And while people are upset, it needs to be noted that the As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Endeavour Crew Stabs Houston in Back (Sorta) Over Getting a Retired Shuttle

    Mike Fincke: What can you expect from a Steeler fan?​Houston, still smarting over missing out on a retired space shuttle, now gets to hear NASA astronauts going on and on about how the decision was a great one. Members of the Endeavour crew were in Los Angeles recently to take part in the Cal ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Houston Texans Game 4: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    It feels like virtually every fall Monday the last two years have been spent listening to callers to my show, co-workers around the office, people around town all saying "same ol' Texans." And to be sure, it's much harder to argue that it hasn't been "same ol' Texans" than argue that the team has be ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Texans-Colts: Five Things to Watch

    No Peyton, no chance.​With Peyton Manning out for Sunday's opener and potentially the entire year after undergoing a second surgery on his neck, the narrative for Houston changes from a statement game to one of trends. That is, there should be no way to actually lose, or for the final score t ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    April 21, 2011

    My 2011 Texans Schedule Analysis -- Praying For A Long Work Stoppage

    Skip this if you can. (The movie AND the Texans' opening schedule)​Destination programming. It's the lifeblood of any organization whose goal is to entertain the masses. It doesn't matter if you're a television network, an independent radio station, or a professional sports league. If you ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Christina Aguilera's National Anthem: Better Than Carl Lewis', Anyway

    ​Today, Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are presumably on their way to Disney World, the Pittsburgh Steelers are praying Ben Roethlisberger did not do anything in the many, many strip clubs of the greater Metroplex to bring on a repeat of his season-opening four-game sus ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Why a Fire Gary Kubiak Rally is a Bad Idea

    Image courtesy of John RonaldSome rallies just have a way of coming together.​Seems like a lot of folks are down right pissed at Gary Kubiak these days. Texans owner Bob McNair doesn't appear to be among them, but our latest Death Watch has the poor guy on his last legs here and fans on sports ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    NFL -- James Harrison And A Funny Sex Story

    They misspelled "Harrison"​According to a March 2009 study, the average veterinarian in the United States makes $93,398 per year. According to foxsports.com, James Harrison is set to make $13,357,280 for playing football in 2010. Harrison might want to make note of these statistics if he's serio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Giants 34, Texans 10: Another Tough Defense, Another Breakdown For The Houston Offense

    Texans: Let's not get physical​We knew the Texans' young defense could have games like this. A second disastrous performance in five outings for the supposedly-elite Houston offense, however, is incredibly concerning.The numbers are baffling. 195 total yards. 1.6 yards per rush with what had been ... More >>

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    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

    April 15, 2010

    Game Time: Roger Goodell To Decide If He Can Punish More Stupidity

    This is why they pay Roger Goodell the big bucks. For a commissioner who quickly gained a reputation as a strict disciplinarian after taking over for Paul Tagliabue in August 2006 by throwing suspensions at his league's miscreants like so many nickels and dimes, the decision he makes regarding pun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Game Time: Defend Gary Kubiak? I'll Take A Stab At It

    ​Much has been made about Gary Kubiak's alleged hell, fire and brimstone speech he gave to the Texans in Saturday's team meeting before Sunday's workmanlike 34-7 win against the Seattle Seahawks. Actually, I didn't see the speech, so to portray it as "win one for the Gipper 2009" may not be entire ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Halloween Countdown: How Best To Go For The `90s-Nostalgia Look

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. Check out past entries here and here. If VH1 has taught us nothing else, it ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Listen Up, People: The Top Ten Coaches In Houston History

    ​The Chron's Jerome Solomon has another of those endless lists we writers like to do, this one asking for input on the top 10 coaches in Houston college and pro sports history. And he helpfully provides us with some candidates for the list. So I thought I would help out and provide what I consider ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Being A Fan In Houston Basically Sucks, ESPN Reports

    Photo by Bukowsky18ESPN has put together another one of its Best Fan Experience lists, where they rank ballparks, arenas and stadiums for atmosphere, convenience, team success, and other highly arbitrary and pseudo-scientific categories.Houston doesn't come out too well.The top three are the L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Super Bowl XLIII Recap

    So I suppose I should say a little something about the Super Bowl. But before I do, I'd like to make an appeal to all future Super Bowl organizers. Please, no more American Idol rejects (or winners) for the anthem. Please. When Jennifer Hudson hit the 10 minute mark on that song yesterday, I d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Super Bowl XLIII Recap

    So I suppose I should say a little something about the Super Bowl. But before I do, I'd like to make an appeal to all future Super Bowl organizers. Please, no more American Idol rejects (or winners) for the anthem. Please. When Jennifer Hudson hit the 10 minute mark on that song yesterday, I dec ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    A Super Bowl In Rice Village

    We're only days away from what's become known as America's biggest secular holiday -- the Super Bowl.This year's match-up is underwhelming, to say the least: the Pittsburgh Steelers should beat the Arizona Cardinals easily enough.But the atmosphere surrounding The Game has long become bigger than Th ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Tuesday Morning Quarterbacking: Hooters and Houston Texans

    I'm in a Hooters in downtown Phoenix, Arizona and the Houston Texans are losing to the Oakland Raiders. And I'm the only one in the place watching the game. The requisite Redskins fans are scattered about, watching the Redskins on a majority of the TVs - really, is there any place besides Dall ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Tuesday Morning Quarterbacking: Hooters and Houston Texans

    I'm in a Hooters in downtown Phoenix, Arizona and the Houston Texans are losing to the Oakland Raiders. And I'm the only one in the place watching the game. The requisite Redskins fans are scattered about, watching the Redskins on a majority of the TVs - really, is there any place besides Dallas t ... More >>

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    December 20, 2008

    Top Ten Houston Sports Moments of 2008

    10. I never really followed the Houston Comets, who folded several weeks ago. By the time they came on the scene I was getting pretty sick of professional basketball. So I never became invested in the team, and I can't feel any real loss behind their demise. Still, unlike the Rockets and Astros ... More >>

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    December 20, 2008

    Top Ten Houston Sports Moments of 2008

    10. I never really followed the Houston Comets, who folded several weeks ago. By the time they came on the scene I was getting pretty sick of professional basketball. So I never became invested in the team, and I can't feel any real loss behind their demise. Still, unlike the Rockets and Astros ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008
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    November 8, 2008
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    November 8, 2008

    Texans-Ravens: Just Why Exactly Is Houston Favored to Win?

    Despite losing 28-21 to the Minnesota Vikings last week, and despite losing starting quarterback Matt Schaub for about four weeks, and despite losing leading tackler Zac Diles for the season, and despite playing the team with the NFL’s second-ranked defense, the Houston Texans are still favored to ... More >>

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    October 4, 2008
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    September 8, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Mixed Media at MFAH, Houston Texans and MTV Video Music Awards

    Beautiful weekend. Unless you're a Texans fan. 11 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston On Saturday, the Starbucks Mixed Media Series hosted James Pants and Small Town DJs. Bill Olive got plenty of pics.

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