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    November 4, 2014

    Frustrated Andre Johnson: "I Just Need To Go To An Island Or Something" (w/ AUDIO)

    For Andre Johnson, 2014 and the subsequent next few seasons are about two things -- getting in the best possible position to win a Super Bowl, and putting together a few more stellar individual seasons together to help fortify his case for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If you're reading this blog ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    Texans 30, Titans 16: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Last week, on the post game show for the Texans' 30-23 Monday night loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, as we were trying to assess just exactly where the Texans rank among NFL teams, my colleague Mike Meltser had a general observation that I thought was accurate: In the NFL, there are about five or s ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Local Acts We'd Put Up For Texans Tailgate Parties

    The kids are back in school, St. Arnold's Oktoberfest is being consumed in mass quantities again and many of us are waking in the dead of night, in a cold sweat, with the numbers "2-14" flashing in our subconscious brains like a bad dream. It's football season again! The best time of the year kicks ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    O.J. Brigance Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

    Like any internet meme, even one that is unequivocally benevolent and productive, we knew that eventually the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has undoubtedly helped to raise awareness and funds for ALS, would reach the stage where human nature pushes a significant portion of society to nitpick at and ti ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    J.J. Watt Finally Speaks About A New Contract

    "You've got guys in the Hall of Fame that have been franchised in back-to-back years. The franchise tag is worth something to the team, and you can't be afraid to use it." -- Bob McNair, 8/8/14 Intentional or unintentional on the part of Bob McNair, if you're looking for a salvo that may have led t ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Save the Dome: Judge Ed Emmett Calls Rodeo/Texans Green Space Plan "Silly"

    According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, County Judge Ed Emmett has no desire to see a recent plan put forth on the part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Houston Texans put into place. The plan would demolish the "Eighth Wonder of the World" and replace it with an open green space ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Summer Of Johnny II: Hall of Famers Not A Fan Of Johnny Football

    Johnny Manziel's last two summers, the one we are in now and his post-Heisman summer of 2013, have not been drastically different in terms of extracurricular activity. Lots of travel, lots of booze, lots of really good looking women, and plenty of Instagram moments, some fairly innocuous and some ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Texans Defensive Line Coach Bill Kollar Once Wrestled a Bear

    When Bill O'Brien was assembling his staff that would lead the Houston Texans into the new post-Kubiak frontier, it was widely assumed he would bring in entirely his own staff, and truth be told, he would've been completely justified in doing so. I mean, 2-14 is 2-14. Clean house. Nobody would've h ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Wrestlemania 30: Rookie Footage of the Major Participants (Video)

    With a sublime combination of cuisine, bars, and a complete lack of curfew, decorum, or rules (not to mention a massive domed stadium within walking distance of all the debauchery), New Orleans is the best city in the country at doing big events. It was a little over a year ago that New Orleans ho ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League: Greg Reid Commits First NFL Crime Before Playing First NFL Game

    For about five weeks, the crime faucet in the NFL was practically dry, a slow drip at best. Then all of a sudden, about two weeks ago, Jim Irsay got popped for felony possession of pain killers. And since then, to quote WWE Hall of Fame television announcer Jim Ross, BUSINESS HAS, BY GAWD, PICKED U ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Super Bowl XLVIII: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    It all started with a safety on a snap over Peyton Manning's head on the first play from scrimmage, the nail was driven in further by a Malcolm Smith pick six to close out the first half, and Percy Harvin hit the death blow with the kickoff return for a touchdown to open the second half. Game, set, ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Former Texan Charles Spencer Is Not A Fan Of The Texans New Offensive Line Coach

    As Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has been assembling his staff (a staff, by the way, on which none of the hires has officially been announced yet), the hope a couple weeks ago had been that ousted Titans head coach Mike Munchak would be returning to Houston to coach the Texans' offensive li ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    NFL Commish Roger Goodell's Extra Point Proposal Is His Dumbest One Yet...

    We start with the premise that every commissioner of every sport feels like they need to put their stamp on the sport it is he oversees. Despite their mission being to ensure the viability and profitability of the game, to serve the owners as a CEO would serve shareholders, commissioners want lega ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    Gay NFL: Why Are We Still Talking About This?

    Twenty years ago, there were two players on the Oilers who were gay and no one cared. Thus explains the report from the Houston Chronicle, a simple, almost afterthought of a story that was part of a roundup last week of articles about the 1993 Houston Oilers profiled in a recent NFL Network document ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    A Few Houston Sports Things To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season

    Since it's Thanksgiving, here are a few things in the Houston sporting world for which I'm thankful. ANDRE JOHNSON Andre Johnson is without a doubt the greatest player in the history of the Houston Texans. He also has to go on the short list with Earl Campbell and Elvin Bethea as the greatest play ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Dear Omer Asik: Ask Andre Johnson How to Handle Being Disgruntled

    It's never ideal when a athlete, upset by any number of issues, decides it is time to move on. It makes the player look like a whiner and limits the teams options. After all, once it is known a player wants out, it severely hamstrings the team's ability to find a trade partner willing to give back m ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Pole Dancing, Playoff Soccer: Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend

    "It's the freakin' weekend, baby, I'm about to have me some fun." Oh, R. Kelly, how you cut to the core of me. The weekend is upon us again, kids and children of all ages. That can mean only two things: 1) It's time to put on my expanding pants and eat nachos until I puke and 2) There be sports here ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Best of Houston® 2013: Rest of the Best - Houston Texans Edition

    A lot can change in just over two weeks. Two weeks ago, Matt Schaub was the Texans "best" quarterback. Two weeks ago, Brian Cushing's knee wasn't mangled from a vicious hit. Two weeks ago, Danieal Manning wasn't out with a mysterious "leg" injury. Even Owen Daniels was still playing, though he shoul ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Texans-Cowboys: Final Preseason Odds And Ends, Latest 53 Man Roster Prediction

    On Tuesday, the Texans made their final set of moves to get down to 75 players before they head up to Dallas on Wednesday for the game Thursday night, placing wide receiver Alec Lemon on the injured reserve list and placing nose tackle David Hunter and wide receiver Mike Smith on waiver/injured rese ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Biggest Loser v 8.0 -- This Ridiculous Arkansas Football Fan

    The internet and technology in 2013 are awesome. I mean, who would have thought a decade ago that we would have the capability of gazing into our very own video camera (on our phones, no less!), busting out an acapella rendition of a homemade ode to our favorite college football team, and then uplo ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    How Does The 2013 QB Class Stack Up According To The "Parcells Rules"?

    A few months ago, former head coaching great Bill Parcells was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, slated to be inducted this summer. If you're looking for the reasons why, there are obviously plenty -- twice named NFL Coach of the Year, twice a Super Bowl winner, three times a Super Bowl part ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    The NFL Experience Lands In New Orleans

    On Wednesday, the The Super Bowl 47 NFL Experience opened to fans at the Morial Convention Center. Featuring a mind-boggling amount of merchandise, GMC automobiles, and chances to exercise your crazed fandom, the 850,000-square-foot fan fest is a feast for the eyes and a strain on the muscles. Seri ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    Gary Kubiak Won't Be Coaching for His Job Next Week, But He Should Be

    The narratives for the first two Texan losses wrote themselves, even if they weren't completely accurate. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are Hall of Fame quarterbacks and played extremely well. The Texans (12-3) had a few unlucky bounces on offense. The team didn't desperately need either game. None a ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Texans Tailgate Thursdays: The Blue Crew on Charity Work, Pinatas and BullPen Crack Weenies

    It's well known that the Houston Texans have one of the greatest tailgating traditions in the country, a fact made more impressive by the team's relative youth. On Thursdays during football season, we're spotlighting groups that make Texans tailgating the pride of Houston. The Blue Crew Tailgate is ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Boom. Roasted. -- The Monday Morning College Football Roast, Drunk Betty White Edition

    Saturday night, given the choice between staying at home with me to watch the annual Denard Robinson Tear-Notre-Dame's-Heart-Out-And-Show-It-To-Them-Apalooza (and experiencing the corresponding remote control throwing that goes with it) and going out to dinner with her girlfriends to a nice restaura ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    RIP Steve Sabol, NFL Films President Who Gave Us Super Slow Mo

    Steve Sabol, NFL Films' president and a huge part of the weekly life of every NFL fan in America, succumbed to brain cancer earlier today. He was 69. NFL Films was the brainchild of his father, Ed Sabol, who in 1962 made every football play, every defeat, win and tackle into juicy cinematic popcor ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    The Texans Fan Brawl At Reliant, Zaprudered & Starring Bedazzled Jorts

    It's been a tough couple of weeks at Reliant Stadium. Not on the field -- in that case, the Texans are doing okay. But off the field, a fan has died after falling from an escalator, and now video has emerged of a brawl in the stands during the 49ers game. It's not that much of a brawl -- Yankee St ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Curtis Martin Sets The New Bar For Hall Of Fame Induction Speeches

    "[It was] a brutally honest, heartfelt, and complex speech from Curtis Martin." -- Rich Eisen of the NFL Network describing Curtis Martin's Hall of Fame induction speech The appropriate response to Rich Eisen's description of Curtis Martin's Hall of Fame induction speech by anyone who saw it should ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Texans Training Camp: Crisis Averted, Duane Brown Is Gonna Be Okay

    "#TexansNation I'm good!!!! Thanks for the thoughts and concerns!" -- Texans left tackle Duane Brown, 2:21 PM 8/1/12 on Twitter (@DuaneBrown76) "Thank God..." -- Every Texans fan...on Twitter, on message boards, at the grocery store, pretty much everywhere Remember the first five minutes of Raider ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    The Best Ever Houston Free Agent Signings

    So the Houston Rockets have signed turnover machine/point guard/free agent Jeremy Lin to a contract, and apparently, the city of Houston is going nuts. I'm not quite ready to buy into the hype, and I'm not going to be doing any stupid puns on his name. That said, good luck to the kid and the Rockets ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Knocked Out

    Medical effects of concussion far worse for kids.

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    August 8, 2011

    According to His HOF Bust, Deion Sanders Is Troy Aikman's Identical Twin

    The International House of Crappy Sculpture​Just getting back into the swing of things after a weekend wedding in San Antonio. The wedding actually took place on the Riverwalk, marking the first time I've ever done anything sober on the Riverwalk other than "walking to the place where I'm havi ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    NFL Owners Celebrate New CBA, Now They Just Need The Players To Sign It

    Or is it?​ "I'm pleased to report that the definitive agreement that we've negotiated with the union, the owners approved it today by a vote of 31, with one abstention, and I'm quite pleased. It's a 10-year agreement." -- Houston Texans owner Bob McNair on a conference call Thursday night I ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Big 12 Title Game -- Loser Leaves Town

    The Big 12 says goodbye to corn hats​It's probably appropriate that the most recognizable non-player/non-coach on the sidelines at the Big 12 Championship Game Saturday night was WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross because the final Oklahoma-Nebraska matchup (at least for the foreseeable futur ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    NFL & College Football -- Weekend's Best Bets

    When it comes to college football, I'm not a staunch traditionalist. I believe the season is more compelling when the longtime powers are strong (Translation: Texas, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Miami all being mediocre is, to me, a bad thing.), and yet I picked Boise State before the season ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Worse Week? The Texans Or This Dude Who Got THREE DWI's

    There are bad weeks and really bad weeks​As part of my radio job, I speak for a handful of sponsors. When identifying products or services for me to endorse, the sales staff at our station starts with the question "Is this something Sean would use?" Naturally, my suite of endorsees is heavy ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Yates High: 1985 State Champs and 'Team of the Decade' Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

    Photo by Chasen MarshallYates High '85: the debate continues over whether it was the greatest Texas team ever.Twenty-five years ago, Houston was home to, arguably, the greatest high school football team ever to take the field in Texas. During that season, Yates High was unstoppable on offense and im ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 19, 2010

    GAME TIME: Texans Thursday AM Practice Report (LIVE from New Orleans!)

    Maybe the Texans can get a little Rebirth in NOLA​While on the surface, this is technically a "business trip" for me, it's really hard to call any trip to New Orleans an out and out "business trip." I mean, I spent fifteen years in the corporate world, where "business" meant mind-numbing meeting ... More >>

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    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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    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 >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Get Your Shrine On

    For the second consecutive year the Shriners are bringing their postseason college football all-star game to the University of Houston's Robertson Stadium. The 84th edition of the East-West Shrine Game will be played on Saturday, January 17, 2009, with the kick-off set for 3:00 and the game to be t ... More >>

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    March 7, 2007

    Back and Black

    Tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Shrine of the Black Madonna (5309 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) New York Times sports columnist William C. Rhoden will be signing Third and a Mile: The Trials and Triumph of the Black Quarterback. He'll be joined by former Oiler Warren Moon. We don't have any excerpts fr ... More >>

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    April 21, 2005

    Singh It, Baby

    Vijay and the pros take a swing at the Shell Houston Open

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