The relationship between former Texan Mario Williams and the city of Houston has always been somewhat dicey.
It goes all the way back to the day he was drafted in 2006, when most of Houston wanted the Texans to take Vince Young or Reggie Bush instead of the big defensive end out of North Carolina ... More >>
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 >>
On our radio show on 1560 The Game this past Monday, John Granato and I were breaking down various aspects of both the Texans 26-13 win over the Panthers and the preseason in general. The topic was the defense, specifically Whitney Mercilus and the various ways that Texans defensive coordinator Wade ... More >>
Few things are sillier in sports analysis than "draft grades" given before players have taken their first steps onto a professional field.
Texan fans know this quite well, considering the abundance of Fs given to them by analysts in 2006 for having the gall to choose Mario Williams over the anointe ... More >>
Counting down the 25 best local rap albums of ANY year is less than easy. Counting them down for this year, the most energetic, frenzied year for Houston rap since 2005, it is more than impossible. Rather: WAS more than impossible.
After countless at-length conversations with those that know ... More >>
The first roundup of acknowledgements of our Underground Rap Awards ran back in March. This is the second. There are 21 awards total and the entire piece is more than 1,700 words, so let's skip right past the cutesy preamble, shall we? Aces. Here we go:
Best Mixtape of the Year Thus Far:
It ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresTrae Tha Truth and YelawolfYelawolf, Bun B, Trae Tha Truth, Doughbeezy, Dante Higgins, Gerald Walker & Cardo
April 29, 2011
10:54 p.m.: Let's do this first this time. Here's the thing about Yelawolf, and you may have noticed this already, but: He's a rapp ... More >>
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 >>
Sam McGuffie was a HS YouTube sensationSam McGuffie wasn't very comfortable while playing football at Michigan. He suffered several concussions. He was a bit of a loner. He missed his family. He was a long way from home. All of this was written in various stories after the 2008 college football s ... More >>
As we come up on the end of the decade, I thought I would look back at some of the city's professional sports franchises and throw out some of their highlight moments. I figured I would start with the Houston Texans.1. February 18, 2002: The team's very first draft choice was in the expansion dra ... More >>
It would be easy to blame Kris Brown.It would be easy to chalk it up to an inspired homecoming performance by Vince Young. It would be easy to criticize several iffy playcalls by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and coach Gary Kubiak, including a decision to effectively kneel down before the f ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Brit_2For most teams, a season-ending injury to arguably the NFL's best receiving tight end would be considered a devastating loss.
But to the Texans, the absence of Owen Daniels may not be all that significant.
Sure, Sunday's come-from-behind, 31-10 romp over Buffalo was ... More >>
"That's as good a win as I've ever been around," Gary Kubiak said Sunday after the Texans 24-21 win over the Green Bay Packers. This probably explains why the Texans are a crappy team.
Gary Kubiak was John Elway's backup on the day of The Drive, one of the greatest games in NFL playoff histor ... More >>