As a concept, the NFL salary cap is a fairly easy one to understand. Unlike the NBA, with its myriad of loopholes, exceptions, and fine print that allow teams like the Lakers and, well, almost everyone else to zoom past the artificial "cap", the NFL is a simple hard cap. What you spend is what what ... More >>
As an NFL player playing in the biggest football game known to the free world, the last thing you want to do during Super Bowl week is give your opponent any bulletin board material. Trash talk is not highly recommended.
This year, perhaps because (more likely, in spite of) the two head coaches are ... More >>
We are about there now, that time of the week leading up to the Super Bowl where everybody is getting antsy and we all just want the game to get here. I've been on Radio Row in New Orleans the better part of the last three days (humblebrag alert!), and all the signs of "anticipation fatigue" are set ... More >>
I've already explained why the Texans will beat the Patriots. So, how could I possibly explain then how the Patriots will beat the Texans. Let's just say while my rooting interests lie with the Texans, I am enough of a sports fan to see both sides. I certainly don't WANT the Patriots to win on Sunda ... More >>
Would you like this in a Texans uniform?"Now back to biz!! There's good an bad an u have to b ready for both!! its in gods hand now." -- Randy Moss on Twitter, 2/13/12
And just like that, future Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss announced his desire to return to the National Football Le ... More >>
If he can dream...The last time the city of Houston hosted an NFL playoff game -- or even had a team playing in one -- it came under very different circumstances than what will transpire Saturday afternoon.
Unlike the 10-6 Texans, who slide into the playoffs on a 3-game losing streak, the 12 ... More >>
Your time here is done.They call it "Black Monday."
It's the day after the NFL regular season ends, when any still-employed head coach whose name has been remotely associated with the words "hot" and "seat" tiptoes cautiously into his office and hopes that there's not a box on his desk to pa ... More >>
The betting window is openI hope everyone who has had a chance to check out our Texans 2011 preview "The New Normal" has enjoyed it.
Big ups to Monica Fuentes for coming up with the season-long interactive game card tracking Texans' results. You need to go check it out.
If you haven't read ... More >>
Secondhand newsThere's a scene from Season 5 of The Sopranos just after Tony Soprano got into the car accident with the smoking hot Adriana (who happened to be Tony's insane nephew Christopher's fiancée) late at night on a rural in Dover, New Jersey. Word broke about the accident and the So ... More >>
What's more glamorous, dude: New York or Houston?As I type this, it's 4:36 p.m. on Thursday and the Texans' free agency activity still can be summed up as follows:
1. Backup offensive tackle Rashad Butler
2. Backup wide receiver Jacoby Jones
3. Backup Matt Leinart
No cornerbacks, no safeti ... More >>
Take that Crazy Train right on out of here, Ozzy. Thanks.That sound you heard Sunday was the collective shattering of the playoff hopes of thousands of Houston Texans fans as the team suffered yet another home loss, this time against the hapless San Diego Chargers, bringing their record to 4- ... More >>
He's still an Ultra DecalOne.
The greatest NFL deep threat of our generation gets tossed back onto the open market and that's the exact number of teams that wanted to stake their claim (or at least stake their claim at the pro-rated portion of Moss' 2010 salary).
And that's the thing about ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Randy Moss trades Brady for Favre"I'm still in awe that I'm a part of this organization. I think that he's the kind of coach that can motivate me. He has a proven track record." -- Randy Moss on Bill Belichick the day he was acquired by the Patriots in 2007
Randy Moss and the Patriots were the ... More >>
Reggie Bush has always been a cheaterI'll get to the Best Bets of the weekend in a second, I promise, but first some venting.Reggie Bush is rapidly moving up my most hated list.Not because he chose to attend Southern Cal instead of Notre Dame. Not because the defining play of Notre Dame's decade ... More >>