Raheel Ramzanali

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    The Desolation of Rods: With Release of Harris, 1560 Has Shed Nearly All It's Talent from "The Game"

    Almost three years ago, I wrote a story about how a local upstart sports talk station was waging a kind of David versus Goliath war against corporate-owned stations, and doing it with wit, attitude and creativity. No one argued that the group of young hosts and creative staff assembled by what was t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Former Texans WR David Anderson Officially Retires and Then Commits to USC

    Going back to August 2007, when 1560 AM was started, in our early days as 1560 The Game (long before our radio plastic surgery that transformed the station into 1560 Yahoo! Sports Radio), we used to do some pretty off-the-wall stuff on the air. At that time, our content certainly resonated and chang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    The Most Hideous "Cinnamon Challenge" Video Ever -- A Zapruder Breakdown

    Invention begins with a conversation. I've often said I'd love to have a DVD of the conversations that took place in creating some of the items or concepts that are woven into the daily fabric of our lives. Deep dish pizza, strip clubs, YouTube, pretty much everything started with someone saying, "H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Sports-Talk 1560 Loses Another Veteran: Lance Zierlein Calls It Quits at The Game

    Photo by Jeff BalkeZierlein (left) with his now former co-host John Granato.​In what feels like the dismantling of KGOW 1560 The Game, long-time morning show co-host Lance Zierlein announced via his Houston Chronicle blog that he would be turning in his microphone and leaving the station eff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Changing Stations: KGOW's Creative Team Packs Up, Pendergast Goes National

    KGOW's now former creative team of Frank Bullington (left) and Chance McClain (right)​If you have listened at all to KGOW 1560 the Game over the last month or two, you may have noticed some changes taking place that represent a distinct shift in the overall vibe of the station. Gone are the od ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Famous Triple Doubles (NBA and Otherwise)

    The Jim Rome triple double: He's Big O-esque​Ah, the triple double. The semi-elusive NBA statistic whereby an NBA player gets double figures in a game in three performance categories (points, rebounds, assists are usually the big three, but steals and blocked shots are sometimes allowed in the ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011


    1560AM weaves pop culture, locker-room humor and irreverence into sports-talk radio.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    The Most Illegal Wrestling Move of All Time!! (with VIDEO)

    Never violate the international rules​Anyone who knows me well (or listens to me on the radio, which is practically the same thing as my radio persona is not exactly a closed book when it comes to my personal life) knows that I am a huge fan of professional wrestling. I've been to about a hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Merry Christmas and 4 WTF Questions About Christmas Specials (w/ video)

    Yeah, my dad's kind of a jerk​First, I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas (or Festivus or Hanukkah or whatever you celebrate this time of year)! It's definitely a time to be thankful, and I want to use this space to thank everyone who clicks on my stuff here on Hair Balls and espe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    GAME TIME: Texans-Saints -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Oh, what the hell...go ahead and panic.​I keep trying to tell myself that the results of the Texans' trip to New Orleans last week didn't really count. Texans fans everywhere (and my liver) seem to disagree. New Orleans is one of a handful of places on earth that embodies the "too much of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Game Time: Texans Wednesday AM Practice Report (LIVE from New Orleans!)

    Land of Super Bowl champions​Safe, sound, and functioning on three hours of sleep, I am LIVE in New Orleans at the Saints practice facility in Metarie, LA covering the Texans and the Saints inter-squad practice sessions. For those unaware of the agenda, the Texans spent this morning and will spen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Game Time: Best-Case NFL Draft Scenario For HBO's Hard Knocks Fans

    ​In the end, I guess someone had to go. If you're the front office of a proud franchise like the Steelers, you can only have so many impromptu press conferences, district attorney explanations, and women screaming foul before a message needs to get sent. You're not going to move the star quarte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Game Time: Shawn Michaels' Most Memorable Moments (With Video)

    ​Professional wrestling is one of those things that, if you're a sports fan as a kid, you probably dabble in at some point. I think at one time or another all of my childhood friends went to the matches at the Hartford Civic Center; somewhere along the way, usually as a teenager or young adult ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Game Time: Road Trip Edition

    ​At some point, there is an age you reach where climbing into an SUV with three of your buddies to drive a ridiculous distance to a backwater town to watch football, drink beer, fart, and pretend you're 22 again becomes old. I don't know what age that is, I just know I haven't reached it yet.Las ... More >>