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Pro Bowl

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Andre Johnson Is Not Walking Through That Door

    If I had to put together a power ranking of my favorite uncles, many of the usual suspects would be on the list. Uncle Leo of Seinfeld fame was a cordial fellow ("HEELLOOOOOO!!"). Uncle Junior Soprano, while he increased Tony's general stress level, was always a guy who made things happen. And I've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League Update: Buffalo's Marcell Dareus On The Board Again!

    It's really not hard to make it onto the offseason police blotter. One bad night of drinking, one misstep behind the wheel, one furious temper tantrum, and next thing you know you have a misdemeanor for something or other. It doesn't take very much. However, it takes a special type of bonehead to ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2014

    For the First Time, the Texans are Building an Identity as a Team

    New Texans coach Bill O’Brien stresses the whole over individual achievement.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League: Marcell Dareus Continues Buffalo's Horrific Offseason

    On Saturday, May 3, the deadline hit for teams to exercise the fifth year option on their 2011 first round rookies. In the end, 21 of the 32 rookies of 2011 had their teams pick up their fifth year option for 2015. Among the most notable was San Francisco 49er Aldon Smith, who had to wait right up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    NBA All-Star Game Has Turned into the AND1 Mixtape Tour

    Why not just make it a three-on-three tournament or a trick shot competition? Why even bother trotting out the "All-Stars" and making them jog up and down the court? The All-Star game in New Orleans Sunday night wasn't even a pick up game because guys in those games actually care about playing a smi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Super Bowl XLVIII: Hype Week Is A Popcorn Fart, Somebody Do Something

    We are generally an impatient people. As soon as the AFC and NFC title games are over, most of us would like to see the Super Bowl played the following week because, quite frankly football is a drug and one week without it starts causing withdrawal symptoms. The Pro Bowl doesn't satisfy the jones ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 3. Fan Fighting League

    It feels like we fight a lot more these days, as a people, as a society. I don't mean argue and verbally spar, I mean it feels like we are much more okay with literally punching each other in the face. Maybe that's the case, maybe not. Or maybe it's because now we have the ability to film ourselv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Christmas PSA: Zapruder Of A Jillion Car Pile Up In Snowy Wisconsin

    It's Christmas time, a time of giving, and as much as I would love to give all of you an actual, tangible gift for your loyal readership, I am but a humble radio host and cannot afford to do so. I can, however, give you my sage advice on all things Christmas. That is free (to me), and yet still qui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 14: Thursday Night Self Mutilation Edition

    In Houston Texans seasons past, the running joke was that each season would have around two or three [sarcastic exaggeration font enabled] "biggest games in the history of the team." Hell, even 2013 had a couple of them early in the season with the home loss to Seattle and the road thrashing at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Brian Cushing's Deal Is Done, Who's Next?

    Omar Little put it best -- a man's gotta have a code. There's a time to color outside the lines, and there's a time to adhere unflinchingly to your own internal set of rules, and when it comes to contract negotiations, the Texans live by a strict moral code: Any negotiations of contract extensions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    NFL Free Agency 2013: Assessing The Texans' Damage

    "Wheels up! GM Rick Smith is on his way to pick up free agent S Ed Reed in #Texans chairman & CEO Bob McNair's private jet!" -- @HoustonTexans, Thursday morning The Texans' Twitter proclamation about Rick Smith's early morning travel schedule on Thursday served a dual purpose, providing a symbolic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Arian Foster's Television Acting Debut On Hawaii Five-O (w/ VIDEO)

    The annual Pro Bowl is generally viewed by NFL players as, in this order, 1) a reward for a job well done, 2) an opportunity to get some much needed rest and relaxation, and 3) a chance to play a glorified sandlot football game another football game. Well, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Jacoby Jones' Revenge Tour 2013 Continues With A Sports Illustrated Cover

    Oftentimes in football when things go inexplicably right, and virtually every time things go horribly wrong for one's football team, we like to credit/blame the "football gods," mythical, karmic beings who can go from savior to grim reaper faster than you can say "Kubiak." Well, if the "football go ... 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

    January 28, 2013

    Twitter Fight! LeSean McCoy's Baby Momma Goes Insane

    Super Bowl week is off and running, and if it's Super Bowl week it means that there's a chance we could get some NFL-related drama. Back in the day, that drama would be limited to actual shenanigans the night before the game (Barrett Robbins heading to Tijuana, Stanford Jennings getting his drug on, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Is Gary Kubiak Going To Be The Next Norv Turner?

    Despite what you heard, the Houston Texans will be playing football on Sunday. Not all of them, maybe. But nine of the guys will suit up and take the field for the AFC in the Pro Bowl. Sure it's not the Super Bowl, but who really cares about the Super Bowl, right? The Texans ended the season on a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Pro Bowl 2013 More Like the No Show Bowl

    The NFL's version of an All Star game has come under scrutiny in recent years by fans and players alike. Even Commissioner Goodell thinks it's becoming a waste of time, admitting, "We are going to either have to improve the quality of what we are doing in the Pro Bowl or consider other changes, or e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Grading the Texans Season: The Good, The Bad and The Seriously Ugly

    Ultimately, the 2012-13 Houston Texans season will go down as a disappointment. An impressive 11-1 start gave way to a 1-3 finish, loss of home field advantage and second straight one win and out in the playoffs. Still, there were some bright spots for the team and some of the individual players thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Connor Barwin Is Looking To Give Playoff Tickets To His Most Zealous Stalker

    Playing NFL football is not an easy job, and this by no means has been an easy season for Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin. Coming off his best season as a pro in 2011 with 11.5 sacks and unable to come to terms on a long-term extension with the Texans during the preseason, the fourth year pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Texans-Bengals: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, Playoff Edition

    In the grand scheme of things, none of us really wanted to be there at Reliant Stadium on Saturday. Yes, the NFL is awesome, and we love our Texans, and it was (cue hokey Clay Walker voice) football time in Hoooussston!! But up until the time Christian Ponder was scrambling around the Texans' defens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Arian Foster Changes Profile Pic on Twitter to Piece of Scathing Boston Globe Column

    In case you hadn't seen the column by Dan Shaughnessy in Sunday's Boston Globe ripping the Houston Texans -- our own Sean Pendergast wrote about it this morning -- you can get a glimpse of at least a couple paragraphs of it in an interesting place: Arian Foster's Twitter feed. The Texans Pro Bowl r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    8 Texans Named To The Pro Bowl, Most In The AFC

    There was a time (largely, 2002 through around 2008) when the night the Pro Bowl rosters were revealed was a complete non-event for Texans fans. Well, times have changed, and Wednesday the Texans AFC best 12-3 record was mirrored by having an AFC best eight players (six offense, two defense) named t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Texans Trade DeMeco Ryans -- The Players Speak Out

    Okay, this one I didn't totally see coming. After a somewhat tumultuous one-week period that saw the Texans lose outside linebacker Mario Williams and guard Mike Brisiel to free agency, and cut offensive tackle Eric Winston as a cap casualty, the Texans decided to shed more salary yesterday afterno ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    Mall Mixologists

    There's a bar in the Galleria. It is excellent. Is your mind blown?

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Deontay Greenberry: A Texans-Related Grain Of Salt For College Football National Signing Day

    There was a time not too long ago when the last-minute defection of wide receiver Deontay Greenberry from my alma mater Notre Dame to the University of Houston would have sent me into a mental funk that would have taken me a week from which to recover. After all, Greenberry is a dynamic "four star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    The Five Oddest Pro Bowl MVPs

    Feel the Pro Bowl excitement!! This year, to try to get anyone to watch the game, the NFL has moved it to the dead week between the conference championships and the Super Bowl. So knock yourself out watching it, people. The game has almost always been pointless -- football is a sport based on incr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Connor Barwin Shows Up at Our Artopia Preview Party! You Should Have Been There!

    Check out the rest of our pics from last night's Artopia Preview Party at Roak. Texans linebacker Connor Barwin showed up at last night's Artopia Preview Party and posed for a few photos with devoted fans like the one above. The party at club Roak, 3320 Kirby Drive, was held to highlight our upco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Texans-Ravens: Five Things to Watch

    Photo by Marco TorresThe Texans face a tougher test this week.​"If the Texans are 3-3 after the first six games, then we'll be happy." -- Pretty much every same Texans fan The statement is a classic example of how the ebb and flow of a season can recalibrate expectations. The Texans are set u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Kareem Jackson -- First Cockfighting and Now....

    Kareem Jackson: Filling the empty hours.​While the NFL's work stoppage has fans (and several players needing a cash influx) a little bit nervous that we may not see football start on time this fall, there has been a silver lining in players' being banned from the teams' facilities. The work s ... 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 27, 2011

    My Trump Card To The Texans' NFL Draft Propaganda

    With first pick of draft, Texans choose...David Carr!!! Da!!!​Let me first say that I really like the Houston Texans' public relations staff. The group that we, the media, interact with on a frequent basis (and during the season, on practically a daily basis) are some of the best at what they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    NFL Rules Change Could Benefit the Texans

    Also a rule: never let Lucy hold the ball.​Assuming we actually have an NFL season in 2011, the league made a few rule changes, one of which could directly affect the Houston Texans. We don't mean the ban on changing the color of the turf without league approval. The Texans have grass in their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    10 Meaningfully Awesome NBA Dunk Contest Dunks (with VIDEO!)

    As All Star Games go, in terms of meaning, effort, enthusiasm, pomp and circumstance, the NBA All Star weekend is in the meaty part of the curve. Football's Pro Bowl becomes a bigger and bigger joke every year (highlighted by fanboy journalist Jay Glazer of Fox actually calling a play in this seaso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Drinks at the River Oaks Theatre Lounge

    jimmyE photographyNo, these movies aren't currently playing. ​One of the things I miss most about Austin is the Alamo Drafthouse on Sixth Street. True, there's a Drafthouse in Houston, but it's far away from my house and the food isn't as good. Sorry, Houston. Austin wins on this front. With ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Wait. They Still Play the Pro Bowl? (25 Things to Ponder About It)

    The Lingerie Football League Pro Bowl would be a Pro Bowl actually worth watching​One of the most useless events in sports takes place this weekend. No, I'm not talking about a World Cup soccer game. I'm talking about the Pro Bowl. And before the game comes up, there are a few observations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Broncos & Tim Tebow 24, Texans 23: If You're Disappointed, You're Not Thinking Big Picture

    ​In and of itself, Sunday's collapse against Denver is virtually the same story that has played out countless other times over the past two seasons for the Texans. Yet the franchise has never been this close to finally breaking through. In seven days, the nightmare that is 2010 comes to an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    More Rex Ryan, the Ryan Leaf Trilogy & NFL Best Bets

    Rex Ryan: Can you smell them from here is the question​Two more shopping days left. I need money. You need money. So let's get to winning. And by winning let's find a way to weave more Rex Ryan "foot fetish" talk into a handicapping discussion. Can we do this? (Can we touch them? Can we sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    The Year In Battlefight: 25 Thoughts On This Year's Houston Texans

    At least the Texans cheerleaders are worth watching​For some reason, there were many people out there who thought the Houston Texans were going to be a good team this year. Playoff good.I didn't read anything about Gary Kubiak getting a brain implant during the off-season, so I could never u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Houston Texans: Five Possible 2010 Theme Songs

    ​If you haven't been able to tell by the depleted charcoal supplies and life-size bikini-model cutouts by the Miller Lite at your neighborhood grocery store (provided it's not Whole Foods), it's almost football season. Houstonians greet this time of year with the same unbridled jubilation they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Game Time: Brian Cushing -- Saga of the Overtrained Athlete

    For he today that juices his blood with me shall be my brother...​ "It's not a lie, if you believe it." -- George CostanzaNo one could carry out a lie like George Costanza.If you watched Seinfeld, you remember the episode where George told his would-have-been in-laws, the Rosses, that he had a tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Game Time: If You Like The Texans Pick Of Kareem Jackson at #20 GIMME A HELL YEAH...Hey, Who Let All These Crickets In Here?

    ​I would have to say the NFL's taking the first round of its draft and transforming it from hardcore niche sporting event on Saturday afternoons to Must-See TV Thursday night melodrama was a success in its first year. We got plenty of shaking and moving (seven draft night trades involving firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Game Time: Matt Schaub Gets The Coolest Participation Ribbon Ever

    ​Let me preface the next several hundred words with this -- I am a Matt Schaub fan. I think the guy had a phenomenal 2009 season and deserved to be at the Pro Bowl this weekend long before Tom Brady and Phillip Rivers pulled out of the game with injuries to their respective bodily parts (and, like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Texans Could Learn Something From The Saints

    ​When the Houston Oilers split for Nashville, I found myself searching for a NFL team to adopt. As a native Houstonian, there was just no way that I could make myself a Dallas Cowboys fan. Especially if I wanted to keep my self-respect.I adopted the New Orleans Saints. The team had a lot of si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Game Time: Come! Watch The Amazing Vince Young Water Down Matt Schaub's Pro Bowl Bid!

    ​For better or worse, the Texans are still at a stage in their history where they are experiencing some "exciting but for most teams not really extraordinary" things for the first time. This will happen when the first four years of your eight-year existence were spent being constructed by Char ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    The Draft Day Debate of 2006 Rages On, With The VY Guys Smiling Now

    ​Like a great many former Oilers fans with a concurrent Longhorn allegiance, I am no Houston Texans fan. I tried for a few years, right up until the 2006 draft. The selection of Mario Williams was it for me. I took a solemn vow then to never support the Texans until the McNair family relinquished ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    The VY Guys Are Smiling Now

    ​Like a great many former Oilers fans with a concurrent Longhorn allegiance, I am no Houston Texans fan. I tried for a few years, right up until the 2006 draft. The selection of Mario Williams was it for me. I took a solemn vow then to never support the Texans until the McNair family relinquis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Game Time: Weekend Review

    ​I hope everyone had a great weekend, and that you were all able to enjoy the nice weather by moving your television and recliner into your driveway to watch football on TV.  I'd like to start off by welcoming the Texans to this new thing for them called "November".  Boys, I know in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    College Bowl Season: Previews By A Real Expert

    The college football bowl season is here, and it's become such a confusing mess of odd-sounding games played in smallish towns with mediocre teams that you need an expert to figure it out. And nothing says "expert" more than a teen-aged kid, whether the subject is football, driving, or how inutterab ... 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 >>

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